Bowman's Tavern

4.8
1266 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual and Fine Dining in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Our seasonal menu prepared by Chef Thomas McGinn, offers environmentally conscious, local, and wholesome options. The same menu is offered in each of our unique dining areas.

We offer live entertainment seven nights in our Lounge bar. The Lounge bar boasts our piano which was reclaimed from Odettes Cabaret and Piano Bar in 2006.

You can catch your favorite sports game on one of our five TVs in our Tavern bar while enjoying freshly popped popcorn.

Well-behaved dogs are welcomed to join their humans on our patio.

We do not take reservations for outdoor dining, Tavern bar tables, and seats at both the Tavern and Lounge Bars. Walk-ins are always welcome, although we are frequently fully booked in the dining room.

We will try our best to accommodate seating requests but can not make any guarantees. Please call the restaurant for Lounge bar table reservations and for large parties.
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JJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first dining experience at Bowman’s Tower
Michelle was extremely personable and very attentive to us
Valet, Hostess, just everyone was welcoming
We were pleased with our dinner and will be back

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s
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and it will not be the last. Our meal and server were outstanding. Looking forward to our return

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PL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate our daughter’s birthday but with 3 children age 5 and under, it can be difficult.We had a wonderful table in a private alcove. One of our granddaughters is severely disabled and your staff is always so kind and accommodating.
Our other 2 love Ottmar and he is so nice to them.
Can’t say enough good things, thank you and we will continue to make your Tavern our Number 1 destination.

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C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service sat in the back area dining room. Friendly staff and great service. Even down to parking . I’ll be back

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K
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply exceptional all the time...food, drinks, service, atmosphere!!!!! Just go, and enjoy!!!

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VF
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How is a restaurant able to so consistently deliver excellence? I don't know, but I know Bowman's does it time and again. We absolutely love everything about Bowman's: from the servers, bartenders, and car valets to the food and drinks to the atmosphere, live music, and overall wonderfully consistent delivery of a great time. I guess it all starts with the owners who have so obviously committed to making Bowman's casual yet extraordinary. Wonderful.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere- piano player a huge plus!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food! Fabulous live music! A must for all

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PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowman’s Tavern is the best! The food is as good as it gets! The service is friendly! It’s a must try if you’ve never been there!

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RH
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two favorite meals are the Philly Cheese Steak and the Roast Pork sandwich. I always get both and take one home. I drive 1 1/2 hours to get here. As an extra bonus they have a piano player on Sundays. Great service every visit. Try the deserts if you have room. Love this place.

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

It seems that the beef entrees and burgers are excellent, but everything fish falls short.
The New England Clam Chowder was an unappealing brown and tasted awful. The scallop entree was over cooked and smelled fishy and grilled shrimp on s salad was under cooked and grey, not white/pink.

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DL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience. Met my fiancé here in over five years ago and still love to go back as it reminds me of the time we met. Their pork brisket with baked beans was D Lish

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PW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place! We will be back soon and bring friends!

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DV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fermenters were AWESOME!!

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BL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had been before and a friend was playing there the evening we went. We sat at the bar so we could be close to the music. The bartender was attentive and helped me with my menu choices. I had the bao buns and calamari, hubby had the fish & chips. I also endulged in the pear ginger martini and more than once. Everything was delicious and prices were reasonable. We had a great evening and would definitely go back

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bowman's Tavern! The prime rib special is always great and we love the whipped ricotta appetizer! Service is always pleasant and efficient.

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Bowman's Tavern is in a lovely location very close to our house, but I have been disappointed by the food and value there. We had lunch there recently and the place was quite dark even though it was a lovely sunny day outside. The food was on the expensive side for the small portions we were served. The salad I had contained some very salty pieces of prosciutto that were not really pleasant to eat and there was almost no evidence of the brie that was described though we later realized that it was melted as kind of a sauce. The overall taste was ok except for the salty prosciutto.

We will probably try it again sometime, but unfortunately will not be our regular hangout!

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This place is awesome and should get s 5 star rating. Hostesses and valet guys were so friendly. The place is adorable. My friends order came out incorrectly though, but then after there was another issue (when they came back with the correct meal). I was disappointed that it wasn’t comped after two flubs or that a complimentary dessert wasn’t offered. I honestly thought that was a miss; especially at a place that offers valet parking.
The other two meals were great though and our waitress was lovely/apologetic. Bowmans has a great ambiance and had music. I will definitely go back- we enjoyed it, but this particular dining experience could’ve been better.

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WL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

6 people for a birthday lunch...we were happily surprised to be seated in a small semi-private dining room. Fortunately we didn't have to wait more than a few minutes, since the entry has no real waiting area. It is a charming old tavern, good location just outside New Hope (so parking was available, but no town walking), and the food was delicious with interesting choices (even if a touch pricey). Brother raved about the scallops, and I thoroughly enjoyed the heirloom carrot & beet salad. Too bad the peach cobbler was a touch underdone, but that was minor overall. Thankfully, we weren't rushed at all. Everyone was very pleased, and brother said he would be coming back on future New Hope trips with friends.

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o
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is excellent. Service at the bar was very slow. Once we got to the table the server was excellent.

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d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place!! The food is outstanding.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food

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JE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the menu has a wide range of choices for every mood. The cocktails are delicious.

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BN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As our neighborhood bar, we find Bowman’s to be consistently excellent. Food service, bar service is all great, even for my gluten free spouse! The music, not too heavy, nice background piano music, is always a treat. The valet parking is very helpful, especially in inclement weather

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L
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and excellent service. The burgers are outstanding.
My sister and brother in law were up from NC, and we took them here for the first time. The waiter was a fun loving guy. Highly recommended!

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SS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry was an awesome server. He added to the perfect lunch celebration. We enjoyed the back private room for our party of 6. Everyone ordered something different and everyone enjoyed everything. Crab cakes are always a favorite, onion rings are sinfully delicious, fish and chips looked scrumptious, salmon was perfectly cooked, desserts were amazing and my chocolate martini was awesome. We picked the perfect place and we highly recommend.

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LF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! We made a reservation for 6 people and scored the semi-private dining table. We enjoyed fine cocktails (two of us tried and liked the Bourbon and Birch, everyone else had a more "standard" drink). There was live music - even on a Sunday night. The food included appetizers and dinner. The apps were the ricotta, bao buns and fried calamari. The entrees included the skate special, scallops, filet, and meatloaf, plus a warm spinach salad. Bowman's is a favorite of ours and we will return!

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OT
Philadelphia
145 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been here many times but that was years ago! We decided to try it again with friends and to my surprise we enjoyed everything about the place! It's practically in my neighborhood so we will make sure that it will be our new go-to place!

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TC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for good food. We love the live music. Make a reservation on the weekends.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends. We had the poached pear salad and the meatloaf followed by seasonal fruit cobbler. Delicious.

The live music was good, but we sat a little too close for conversation. Next time we will ask for a table a little farther away.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server, food and atmosphere! Will definitely visit this restaurant again. Only draw back is the limited parking.

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NH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in New Hope.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place that never disappoints

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was seriously the best meal I’ve had in a long time. You wouldn’t expect out of the box culinary masterpieces to come out of this tavern off the beaten path, but each appetizer and entree was better than the Last! The live music added a nice touch to the atmosphere as well. This place is a MUST in New Hope!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This tavern has always been one of my favorite places for casual dining. Unlike most of the "chain" taverns, they cook- not just defrost the food - and the service is always A-1.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food. Great ambience and music. We will be back.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Saint Patrick’s Day was wonderful. We sat by the bar with music. It was very enjoyable!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is extensive and creative with some good vegetarian options. Live music was great. Very enjoyable experience

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CF
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been going to Bowman’s for years but never made it beyond the front bar! It’s our favorite place for early Saturday supper. The food is always excellent and staff is top notch. We ended up in the dining room. It was all very good but just not the same. Love Bowman’s.

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a
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food music and service!

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