The Bowen House
The Bowen House

The Bowen House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bowenhousedallas.com/
  • Phone: 2144841385x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howland Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Bowen House
It's an 1800's-style saloon, with a pharmacy theme. Our cocktails range from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. We have the vintage glasses, pickled vegetables, alcoholic shaved ice.

The Bowen House was built in 1874, and is a Texas Landmark. The Bowen House has remained true to the original construction, right down to the paint used.

The Bowen House offers a menu of bar snacks and food that incorproate the use of a smoker in preparation. In a sense, it is barbecue, but not barbecue sandwiches with sauce. It include everything up to a smoked pate, a wide variety of fun finger food and more.
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The Bowen House reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating2.8
  • Food3.1
    Service2.5
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Didn't know about my reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came in with my party of four with reservations made through open-table. I have never had an issue before with a lost reservation which is why I love using this website. The restaurant claimed they had no idea about my reservation and came up with every excuse from the book as to why they didn't know about us coming. None of the excuses actually had them take ownership of the situation that they had messed up. This aside, the restaurant was extremely loud, the service was attentive but took a very long time even for simple drink orders, and the overall ambiance just seemed odd. This is a very small bar that serves food and is not recommended for groups larger than two people.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place
    davidwyrick85VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It use to be a house but now it's a Nice restaurant. Nice bar and drunk selection, however menu is little to small, needs more selections
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2EatVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went there to try out the drinks, we were really impressed with this place. Great and nice service and the bar area and ambience is really cool. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a bit of an upscale bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but terrible service
    Meredith
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We made a reservation through Open Table which they knew nothing about. In fact, we stood around for 10 minutes before anyone greeted us. When we told them we had a dinner reservation, they looked shocked. It then took another 10 minutes to find us a table (although the place was half empty). Cocktails were inventive but inconsistent (I ordered a second which tasted nothing like the first). Menu is very limited, but creative. Food tasted great but overshadowed by the poor service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating2.7
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service2.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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