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Brooklyn Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow to Open First Manhattan Spot

The owner of Diner and Marlow & Sons is working on something across the bridge

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Andrew Tarlow leans over a bar at Diner, with green glass bottles in the foreground.
Andrew Tarlow is opening a Manhattan restaurant.
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Andrew Tarlow, the serial Brooklyn restaurateur behind North Brooklyn spots, Diner and Marlow & Sons, has signed a lease in Manhattan.

Tarlow confirms that a new restaurant is in the works at 124 E. 27th Street, near Lexington Avenue, though he said it's too far out to share specifics. The space was formerly home to the Italian restaurant I Trulli, which closed in 2022, and later relaunched in a different location as Nonna Dora’s Pasta Bar.

Tarlow opened his first restaurant in 1998 with Diner when Williamsburg was a very different neighborhood. He then went on to open Marlow & Sons. To date, he also operates Marlow & Daughters, a butcher shop, Achilles Heel wine bar, Roman’s in Fort Greene, and his bread company, She Wolf; the latter of which sells at various greenmarkets and is served in countless restaurants, including Tarlow’s own. Marlow Collective, the umbrella of Tarlow’s businesses, also operates Stranger Wines, a Williamsburg wine shop. He previously ran Reynard inside the Wythe Hotel, which Tarlow departed from in 2018 (it was replaced by Le Crocodile).

A 2014 Bon Appetit interview describes Tarlow’s restaurants as the type of spots where you might find “farm-fresh kale, small-batch bourbon, grass-fed house-butchered hamburgers, loud music, late nights, artisanal napkins, and definitely no reservations” — now almost a given at many places in the area. These days, of course, Tarlow’s restaurants have gone the way of Resy.

Tarlow also founded a quirky food-focused magazine, Diner Journal, and has just come out with his second cookbook, Diner: Day For Night.

The move to open in Manhattan, after more than 25 years as a Brooklyn restaurant operator, may come as a surprise to those following his career. Another serial restaurateur recently made a similar-yet-opposite jump: Just last year, Gabriel Stulman, who had up until then built a reputation exclusively on Manhattan restaurants, opened his first Brooklyn spot, Sailor.