Bowman's Tavern

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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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TL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Very good food. Feels a bit cozy. Music a plus, Lorenzo was playing.

DD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Local place with going to.

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always good as well drinks and service

j
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was professional though a little slow. Food was well portioned and well seasoned. Delicious. Restaurant was busy for a Tuesday night. If we're ever in the area again we would definitely dine here again.

NB
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great! Our server, Jason, was terrific.

JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Food and service was outstanding. I highly recommend a stop if your in the area.

MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Bowman's. We were 7 friends celebrating a birthday. The food and service were great. Will definitely go there again the next time we are in town.

MP
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good evening. Food was tasty and plentiful. Service was efficient and friendly. The atmosphere was great, helped by jazz that night, a Saturday. They have an efficient valet car parking system.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Can’t wait to return.

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

It was a bit loud for my taste but food was delicious and service was great. My husband and I both ordered medium filet. Mine was pink throughout with red center (medium rare) and his was grey with pink center (medium well). Not consistent and neither was a true medium.

s
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for dinner, great food, the Fulper whipped ricotta is awesome!!! Always a good time!!!

TD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious and our waitress, Michelle, was professional and helpful when describing the new items on the menu.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Jessica as our waitress. She made our dining experience very enjoyable. She is kind, professional and attentive.

TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Bucks County institution. And the real star of the show is The Great American Songbook, played in their fine piano lounge. We only wish that it would go at least an hour later .

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner

TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Bucks County institution. The real star of the show here is their wonderful piano lounge. We only wish it would go a bit later into the evening .

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and nice ambiance. We loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Et wit friends. Great atmosphere and good food.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and ambiance! Try the fish and chips!

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great; everything done exactly as asked. Our service provider was the best and can't wait to go back

MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and atmosphere. Love the piano bar!

LU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to enjoy some piano music but we were a little bit far from it and also the loud noise didn’t help much. Food and service were great!

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowman's Tavern is a 5 star experience
all around. Food , atmosphere, ambience,
staff, all could not be more perfect.

We loved it!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent in every way. Service always top notch and courteous. Food outstanding and impressive. Atmosphere friendly and comfortable.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked in and instantly got seated. We were lucky to ask for a different seat and receive it. It was our 15th wedding anniversary and we didn't want to sit next to a family, since we left our children at home. Service, drinks and food were great.

CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been there twice in the last two months and the service is horrible. They do not have enough servers and after waiting 15 minutes and complaining at the bar the server forgot my husbands meal. They did comp us desserts. However, this has always been our go to place because we live so close but I am not so sure lately.

KC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, bonus was live music on Sunday evening. Bowman's never disappoints.

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent and someone recommended a drink which was very good. Food was good and we cleaned our plates. There was live music also that night so that added to the evening

PL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here, we have 3 small grandchildren, and the staff is so kind. One of our granddaughter's is severely disabled, and needs to have some special equipment. The staff always accommodates our request for the smaller enclosed room, we try not to inconvenience the other diners.
Carly, our server on several occasions, is wonderful.
It's so nice to know hat we have a place close by that really goes out of their way to make us comfortable.
A big thank you from our family. My daughter and son in law don't get to dine out very often, and we really appreciate all the efforts.

PT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we met the valet parking attendants (Jim & Dave) we knew it would be a great experience. Every staff person was friendly & confident.
The colonial ambiance works with the historic significance of the area and remains comfortable.
The brunch menu was diverse, fresh, & covered all our bases: a vegetarian frittata , a steak an eggs cooked as ordered, a salad with salmon for the calorie counter, & perfect French toast! The dessert looked good but we were too pleasantly full!
Our server Danielle went out of her way to reassure one of us regarding an allergy concern even changing the silverware for that diner; a memorable kindness that willl surely bring us back!

J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowman's Tavern is probably my favorite restaurant. I go there often. Took a first date there on Saturday and it was outstanding as usual. The calamari appetizer was delicious and we both had the seared scallops. I have never had that dish before and it was incredible. Our server Carly was so delightful and helpful in every way. I can't say enough good things about her.
One of the reasons I love Bowman's Tavern is that it is very comfortable which is an important factor when dining out. Everyone just makes you feel welcome, the decor is rustic and pleasing, the live music just enough as great background, just a very enjoyable and comfortable place to eat some great food!

R
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun evening with excellent food, service and live entertainment.

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite haunt. The entire staff. From the lot attendants to wait staff to greeters are very friendly and make you feel welcome. Great food and drink. Talented entertainment.

TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice little Bucks County institution. Though the real star of the show here is their grand piano lounge, keeping alive The Great American Songbook !

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, nice music, and the most delicious food. This place never disappoints! Oh, and super nice valets!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I am glad we made reservations because it was packed. Our server was great - we weren't in any rush and she checked on us without being annoying.

The french onion soup was a bit salty and by 7 pm they were already out of two things on the menu. The rest of the food and beverages was excellent.

The restaurant is really noisy when its full so early on we had trouble hearing each other and we werent near the band.

Great place for dinner with friends.

We will be back.

F
London
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is my second time to Bowman's this time to bring my father to dinner for his birthday. The salmon and pork chops were very good. I would recommend either of these dishes. If you like rice pudding it's also very good. We came here on a Tuesday and the restaurant was not full, however the service was a little slow after the main meal was served. Overall a pleasant experience and it's a nice touch that there is music here in the evening.

RA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Although we are infrequent visitors to Bowman's Tavern, we always choose it for the private rooms that are available upon request when out-of-town friends visit New Hope. That way we can catch up on news, salacious developments, and gossip without disturbing other diners or being overheard. The food is American standard, and the service is always friendly and efficient.

D
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway love dining here. Great place to hang out and food is consistently good! Get the ricotta and honey appetizer.....it is to die for!

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