Bowman's Tavern

4.7
1230 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual and Fine Dining in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. Live entertainment seven nights a week.
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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PC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food music and service!

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, great service and even better music!

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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. Thank you for upping our time with the reservation. Will be back for sure! Thank you!

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B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowman's Tavern is a quaint spot a few short miles from New Hope. Everything was excellent! We were seated right away. Our server, Michelle, was very attentive. The food was delicious! There was live music in the bar area which was not too loud in the dining area. I highly recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shelly is a superb waitress, who has waited on us many times. I listened to her greeting new customers to Bowman’s. She represents your firm with enthusiasm, knowledge, and excellent listening/selling skills. Lucky you to have her.

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

Always amazing. Love the wine, food, ambiance and entertainment.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, and the live music was awesome! Valet parking too!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price. Good beer selection. Very busy, definitely make a reservation.

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L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal!! Everyone throughly enjoyed themselves & the food & service was exceptional.
Lindsay 👍🏻

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The food, the staff, the atmosphere. Can't wait to go back :)

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we have eaten at Bowman’s Tavern. It has quickly moved up to our favorite restaurant.

Our only concern is the above average high noise level.

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

Lovely Saturday evening dinner before heading to New Hope for a show. Our server was excellent and my scallops were delicious. My husband enjoyed the reuben sandwich and the salad special of the evening.

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J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had an amazing time at Bowman's! We were seated right away in a little private room which was awesome! We had a great server who was very attentive to our needs. We all loved our entrees and the timing was great, we didn't feel rushed at all. I would recommend it highly!!

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S
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, my girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience. Atmosphere is beautiful, old tavern with multiple rooms, all of which are charming and lovely. Had a leisurely three hour meal with very good food and excellent service, which was timed perfectly. Would highly recommend, though definitely not on the cheap side.

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

Great food, people, music, and fun!

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LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for myself. It was very crowded but that’s a good thing. Enjoyed the food & service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came into town for the weekend, and on our first night we decided to try Bowman’s since it’s right down the street from our b&b. We had reservations for 7:30, but headed out from home late and we weren’t sure we’d make it to New Hope in time. After calling and changing our reservation to 8:30, which they gladly did, we still arrived in time for dinner at about 7:45 and they still accommodated us with no problems.
The service was nice, but maybe a little slower than my husband would have liked. I appreciated that she gave us time to enjoy our meal and each other’s company, and wasn’t bothering us every 5 minutes. Our server was friendly and helpful, and easy to talk to.
The food was delicious. We ordered the calamari, hummus, I had a filet (medium rare) and my husband had the Bowman Burger. The calamari was nice and crispy, the steak was cooked perfectly, and my husband is still raving about the burger. My only complaint is that the hummus was a bit too oily for our taste, and we would have rather had it served with pita brad than chips. But overall, again, very good.
The ambiance was also warm and inviting, and the live jazz was lovely and well played. We will gladly return to Bowman’s whenever we are in town!

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DD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually love Bowman’s but if I was judging it on tonight alone I don’t know if I would go back. Reuben sandwiches were burned and had one slice of meat- when we shared with the server she said she would let the kitchen know. Were charged for several extras we didn’t ask for - I.e lemonade refills, etc.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday service was the best yet

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NI
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant ever the best string beans and the prime rib absolutely incredible my parents love this restaurant and I love it too hoping to go back in the summer time I absolutely would recommend this place to everyone just a great restaurant

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D
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bowman’s Tavern is one of our favorites. For dinner, there’s valet parking although I don’t think they have it at lunch. Our group of 9 was seated in the wine bottle chandelier room which is really lovely with banquet seating on wheels. Johnny took care of us. They have Coke products. The dinners were very good- five people had burgers which I personally think are the best burgers I’ve had, two had wings, one had the special lamb shank and one had the whipped ricotta as well as French onion soup. The desserts were also good- flan, brownie with caramel ice cream, and apple cobbler. I know we’ll be back again and highly recommend Bowman’s Tavern. I also recommend making reservations. There’s also a piano player in the bar area.

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N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice touch having live music for a Sunday brunch

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and lively entertainment. Overall great place for a Friday night with friends.

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NS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food! Little pricey but worth it for a nicer evening out.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend of mine had suggested this restaurant. We were very happy with the service and the food was amazing. Will definitely come back when in the area this coming summer.

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l
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Service by Bridget was outstanding. Not a rushed at all. They did not overbook and you could feel that in the dinning room. I will return for sure.

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P
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the tradition of old American historic Inns, Bowman's Tavern is a fine survivor with specialties from the area apparently going back hundreds of years. They offer a wide variety of local brews but also some outstanding appetizers (like fried oysters), entrees (fish and chips, also old-style rueben sandwiches where the meat is chunky), and desserts (the vanilla rice pudding is to die for). We were very lucky Open Table came up with this as a suggestion where to eat. Most of New Hope and Lambertville is rather touristy and even honky-tonk, but Bowman's Tavern is a good distance away and a perfect remedy for a delicious peaceful night out on the town.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an outstanding place to be.
Food, service, music and value.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of six, attentive service from the moment we walked in. All of our meals were fantastic. We enjoyed the piano playing in the background as well. Couldn't ask for a better evening out with friends.

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DA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was amazed at the quality of the food! I was expecting a basic cuisine and was blown away by the menu selections. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful in working with me on choosing something since I have so many food allergies. We loved the everything about the experience - the food, the service and atmosphere. I can't wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful and fun place! My wife had the pork and sweet potatoes entree and said it was one of the best meals she ever had.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance with live music. Would recommend!

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p
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for a late lunch, early dinner this past Saturday. We were seated quickly and warmly greeted by our server Michelle. She quickly assessed our situation, hungry and fatigued from a long travel day and she made some great recommendations. The scallops for my wife and the meat loaf for me. The scallops were seared perfectly over a sweet potato puree. My Beef and Pork meatloaf with a red wine gravy was so good i almost licked the plate. We will be back and hope Michelle will be there to guide us again. Thanks for a great experience!

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LL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food. A great time every time we go.

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this place for the first time and in a heartbeat we would go back. Everything from the waitstaff to the food was absolutely fantastic. Definitely was a great date night and amazing meal!! Our waiter Jason was exceptional and we would definitely ask for him again too! Looking forward to going back!!

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