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Bowman's Tavern
Bowman's Tavern

Bowman's Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bowmanstavernrestaurant.com
  • Email: bowmanstavern@comcast.net
  • Phone: (215) 862-2972
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Livelsberger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We are a full service catering company as well as full service restaurant.
  • Entertainment: New Hope's premier Piano Bar with live music 7 nights a week!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lurgan Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have two large parking lots and free valet service on Friday and Saturday nights
A word from Bowman's Tavern
Casual and Fine Dining in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Bowman's Tavern twice before and looked forward to our third visit. There was no question on what we would order as their Pork Mignon was out of this world. We ordered our favorite dish without looking at the menu. Much to our dismay, what was served was nothing like our previous experience. It is my understanding that mignon is from the tenderloin. What I was served was a rectangle and was definitely not a tenderloin, tasted more like pork roast. I know pork prices have gone up, but that is no excuse for serving something other that what is on the menu. The sides were terrible. Instead of the delicious sweet potato purée, they now serve a Celery Root Purée and Sauteed Kale."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Bowman's Tavern has excellent food, a varied menu, great service, friendly owner, complimentary valet parking. It has a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to dine with children, and nice for a date night as well. Great location too. Definitely a favorite!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had heard of Bowman's Tavern only on occasion. We decided to try it early on a recent Saturday evening and found great food and excellent service. Both of us ordered the pork mignon and we were glad we did as it was outstanding. We have definitely added this to our "go to" list of enjoyable restaurants."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is plentiful and good. For an early Saturday evening it was busy, glad we had reservations. Valet parking mandatory at least on Sat. Nite."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very good food, excellent service, friendly people, overall a good find!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A must for anyone who loves food. great service and free parking..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were looking for some excellent good and that's what we got! Ambience was warm and friendly. Not exactly romantic,but great food! Out first time there for dinner. Lunch previously had been a good salad!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been enjoying Bowman's Tavern on Friday nights for about two months now. We enjoy a wonderful meal and then head to the panio bar to enjoy music and tons of fun. Bowman's is a great place to enjoy food and friends!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Visited Bowman's again, since each time I've been there the experience has been great! This time our friends accompanied us and all four of us were delighted with our dinners. Two of us had the wild boar special. It was excellent! My husband ordered the fish special, and our other friend ordered the veal parmesan. Can't rave enough about how delicious everything was. The service was top notch: Meagan is so attentive and friendly. Looking forward to going again very soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Met a friend for some food with the purpose of being in a musici friendly room. Since newly renovated, a lovely spot. Big bar for socializing. Were able to enjoy our food and hear the band while still conversing. Killer coconut cake!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It was a decent place with some live entertainment. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was not bad"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant not knowing anything about it and had a great brunch. The burgers were amazing and the salmon on the salad was cooked to perfection. My eggs benedict were delicious. Service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant and will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I can't even fully relate how amazing my experience was. We heard that there were renovations and new owners and decided to give it a try; we had a terrible experience with the prior owner who yelled at my wife for sending back her salmon. This is by far the best restaurant in the New Hope area. The decor is classic and relaxed and the food is superior to anything in New Hope borough. The freshness and the presentation is great and the service is impeccable. We met the new owner who was absolutely engaging and a pleasure to speak to. When we were leaving he thanked us by name; we made another reservation with the hostess….Awesome experience"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Just had dinner, again, on Saturday. Every time we visit, we are delighted. My husband had the mahi-mahi special, while I enjoyed the beef ribs. Both were excellently prepared and delicious! The service was prompt and professional and the ambience relaxing. We had an early evening reservation this time, so we missed out on the piano. Sure do wish we could have stayed longer, but our schedule did not permit. Will go again, many times!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was very busy the Friday night we went for dinner. We have eaten here for almost 20 years, under many different owners so I was surprised to see not one person I recognized either working or dining. The staff was pleasant, food was good. I felt that the food itself could have been served hotter, maybe it sat in the kitchen because the place was so busy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I liked it that Jim the owner and his wife came to greet us and remembered my name. The staff, very capable and friendly and well trained. We had tuna and scallops. Both excellent and fresh, came with creamed corn and roasted mushrooms and truffled oil."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "went for my wife's birthday and everything was great. really enjoyed the music and friendly crowd. we will be back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We loved our first visit to Bowman's Tavern. The food rivaled anything you can get in a major city. We opted not to drive into Philadelphia for the evening and were glad we chose Bowaman's Tavern. My wife was very excited to finally try frog legs as they were a special. Everything came out wonderful! Highly recommended! The free valet also helped us avoid walking through the muddy parking lot."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great Food - Great Service - Best Desserts in Town. Highly Recommend Will Definitely Return Interior needs some updating; other than that; don't change a thing!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food, bartenders and servers are awesome. New owners cares and is engaged. Makes it a point to round tables and knows everyone by name. We have been going here for 5 years and will continue to frequent this establishment."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Food surprisingly good. Better than many of the pricier joints in the heart of New Hope. Renovations in March may improve the atmosphere to match food quality. Very lively bar scene as well. Seems to cater to an older crowd."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "All in all Bowman's was a nice dining experience. The only issue I found was that the tables were very close together and the dining room got very noisy. I'm sure we will go back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Staff goes above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment. Food is delicious and there is something for everyone whether you're celebrating a special occasion, looking for unique gourmet options or seeking casual fare. Consistently excellent and our "go to place" to take friends and family for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner...quiet booth...singer in the background...homemade creamed corn...shaved Brussels sprouts with bacon...plus other good stuff. Nice!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We spent the weekend just outside of New Hope as a getaway. No shopping, no sightseeing. Just relaxing. Looked for a tavern because it sounded like a warm thing to do. What a hit. Cozy, warm, no rush. The food was great. Thanks."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great place, delicious food, awesome bartenders and music in the lounge if you want it. This restaurant has a dining room and 2 bars in 2 separate rooms, whether you want to dine romantically, listen to music or watch the game Bowman's has it all."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This place has very good pub food. Burgers are awesome. Ditto fish and chips. Last time I was there special crispy snapper was great as was appetizer. catch Lorenzo on the guitar etc. On Sunday. And sing along Fri. Owners are on deck and very welcoming. Wait staff friendly and good ."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This is a restaurant everyone can go to and have a great time and find something good to eat! The bartender, Liz, makes fabulous drinks!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As always, the food was excellent - that peppercorn sauce on the steak is fabulous and always a fun place to be. We also love the large amount of TVs you have so we can watch different games while eating. It's the closest thing we can get to a sports bar here in new hope"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "drive 3 miles south of the Borough on River Road and try Bowman's Tavern. Its been there forever, but the current owners have made great advances in the food and wine served, and the live music is always engaging. Try the Montgras Reserve Carmenere - a great value red wine."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We picked the restaurant purely for location and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. The food was fantastic, ambiance warm, server attentive. There was a piano player that made my child feel like a star and the manager stopped by to chat, not at all intrusive though. We will most definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The menu is good with options for healthy eaters. The crab cake was just average, not the more expensive lump crab with boring cocktail or tartar sauce. The salad (spinach) was very good but needed more cheese. Appreciate the live music, our real reason for being there. The Manhatten was good."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Mashed potatoes were tasteless... had no gravy on them, nor butter nor anything. No placemats to place things on. Large potion of fish served in the basket but with no plate to work on. Waitress not noticing the little things... did not leave spoons for coffee, did not offer refill on the tea, did not offer to bring catsup. Owner was onsite but simply does not seem to be aware of these things. Why should he? The place was mobbed... people waiting to get in."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We went to Bowman's Tavern for brunch and we had a great time. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we thought the price was fair for the meals we ate. We all loved the piano player, great background music to go with a great meal! Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Everything was perfect the food was great staff was great thanks again for another perfect dinning with friends an family"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Have dined there twice In the past and the food was great. My recent experience was very disappointing - the eggplant parmesan was so tough that I couldn't even cut it with a knife. The pasta and sauce looked and tasted as if it had been reheated in the microwave. My husband had the salmon which he said was good."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We had heard of Bowman's from friends and decided to have dinner there. We enjoyed our experience .. Very casual and friendly restaurant.."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Our Waitresses was Meghan and she was amazing! she brought us everything we asked for and her humor was remarkable! If you go here, try and request this Waitresses- outstanding service.! also a good thing that the owner came over to our table and ask how me (birthday boy) was doing, and wanted to get our feed-back; which was amazing!! If any teens want to have a birthday party here, by all means do it! the service, location and atmosphere is amazing!! I would recommend this to anyone!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "In a nutshell.....nice variety on the menu, food was good, and overall good value. Drink prices are very fair, but the bartender not very consistent. First pair of Crown Royal manhattans that came out were very different...one was dark red (sweet vermouth overload), and the other light brown (and by the taste I believe he forgot to add the vermouth). Next pair ...pretty much the same. This after the waitress told us that they make great drinks. So, my advice, stick with beer! PS Not very good wine list. It's obvious they play to the occasional, non-savvy wine drinker. I would go back, but not where I would jump to go every week or month. PSS Waitress Katie was great as well as the staff (very attentive keeping the water filled)."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We are constantly impressed by the quality of food and the quality of the music at Bowman's Tavern. We each ordered a different cut of steak and all were prepared well and to our liking. The chicken rice soup was flavorful and surprising. Best of all, each night the musical entertain from the center bar area filters lightly to the dining room. Unlike other places with music, this is enjoyable, and most importantly, not too loud to still enjoy your companions. We love coming here."
    Dined on 11/21/2013