Bowman's Tavern

4.7
2044 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bowman’s!The service is great and the atmosphere is cozy. I enjoyed the vintage vibes with live piano music and old style decor. Food was delicious. I am vegan and had no problem finding something yummy - but if you do add some extra vegan items, even better!
Overall great experience. Definitely reasonable prices. We will be back!

DS
DaveS
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, friendly staff. Good variety on the drink menu and the food offered a variety of different flavors. All in all a great time

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vipaussiemate
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, again! We will return often. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the meatloaf, while I ordered the salmon. That, too, was most enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at the bar. The food was fantastic! Bowman’s never disappoints.

TB
vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
269 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks 🍸 are to be found at this nice New Hope staple. Wonderful live music 🎶 of The Great American Songbook is to be seen and heard here on selected evenings too .

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Local
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After engagement party brunch with family from out of town and the food was delicious. The live entertainment was a delightful bonus!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go here often and always enjoy the fresh, seasonal dishes. We especially enjoyed the new chef's dish of braised Spanish rabbit last night. The server was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. Looking forward to more special dishes from the chef!!

DM
DougM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really a great place overall. You MUST try the fried oysters- don’t know if I have ever had better.

GF
vipGreatFind
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The roast beef sandwich was outstanding. A bit spicy but in a good way. The Mac and cheese app was yummy.

DD
vipDaleD
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Understand that they are short staffed. Food is ok.

TB
vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
268 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice New Hope staple. Wonderful live entertainment on selected evenings .

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vip4lobsterlovers
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL TO BE BACK! Your Bowman’s salad was delicious. Waitress was great fun😉! Please tell her hi from the special iced coffee/tea customer.😅

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ValerieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of ambience. Consistently good food. Loved the jazz band.

LB
vipLizB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great menu. Staff and service. Fantastic!!

K
vipKathy
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and great food.

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Hobie
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice early dinner. Food was very good.

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Dinnerwithfriends
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Bowman’s Tavern since before the pandemic. Lucas was our server. There was a laminated card on the table to let customers know that the kitchen is doing the best they can and they’d appreciate no substitutions on orders. I was happy to see this because it helps us set our expectations. When I made the reservations, I requested an outdoor table in the shade for our party of 5. That’s just what we got. Everyone was happy with the food. I tried the ricotta gnudi with a side of crostini. It was delicious. Lucas was very friendly and attentive. They have Coke products. They also have valet parking. I’m really glad that the quality of the food and service are as good as they’ve always been. We’ll definitely be returning.

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was great! Food, service, atmosphere! Even parking was convenient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cheesesteak, fries, and choc brownie!

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CobieH
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. The ‘tuna’ appetizer is out of this world. michelle was our waitress and she was awesome. New exactly what we wanted and gave good advise!!

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vipaussiemate
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was outstanding. My friend an I both ordered the Bowman’s salad topped with grilled salmon. It was delicious, and the waitress was very professional and friendly. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here!!!! amazing food and service.

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vipaussiemate
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The salmon is the best to be found anywhere!

NJ
vipNJDiner3
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and we were fortunate to have three alcove in back for our group of 7. This meant we could barely here the loud music up front. Had we been in the main room, we wouldn't have been able to converse.
Food was great, especially they pork special. Good wine recommendation from our server

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viptomb
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Bowman’s. Love it

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Bagelsteve
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great entertainment! Lorenzo the entertainment was nice to listen to and we would return for drinks and appetizers.

JP
vipJoeP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, and unique selections. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time to Bowman the experience was wonderful. Every person we met from the person who greeted us at the door to the person who served our food was above and beyond polite . A special mention to Carly our waitress who is wonderful and helpful with the menu. The food is ample and delicious. I would recommend a ricotta appetizer. One drink a piece dessert coffee two appetizers and a main course the bill was $250 including tip. To New York is that’s a good deal for four people.

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CM12
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was a bit too salty for some at our table, but others seemed to like to extra salty taste. Presentation was excellent, we like the place overall, but do wish they would either cut back on the salt, or offer less salt as an option. We like the food selection as it's a good menu, good drinks and good atmposhpere. Just less salt please.

JK
vipJohnKW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The music, the atmosphere, the service are all good. The food however is mediocre. My strange cut of steak was really top sirloin and very tough. My wife's fish, the halibut, was a frozen fish stick like presentation, and tasted frozen. Ugh. The caesar salad was good and the drinks were good, with a generous wine pour.

This can be a nice place but the managers should up the food quality.

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viptomb
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner at Bowman’s. We had the pork belly, French onion soup, “tuna tartar”, Bowman’s salad, Vietnamese salad, Eggplant enchiladas and a variety of cocktails. Excellent service and lovely desserts!!

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vipRobinD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Friday nights there is a piano player, Bob Egan, who is wonderful. It is also open mic night. There is quite a bit of local talent with great singing voices- A very fun evening!

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vipBillF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not many people - food was very good as usual - great service. Sat at bar

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

BJ
BJTS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for our anniversary dinner - seared scallops were in an amazing sauce. The meatloaf melted in your mouth.

Jazz combo was great ambiance.

Our server was wonderful - big smiles and very attentive.

Discount on the bill because we paid cash.

MM
vipMillieM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

BM
BarbaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great food and very attentive waitstaff..especially Michelle. Will not hesitate to return to Bowman’s.

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Ticked all the boxes. Melon and tomato salad with whipped ricotta was superb, same quality present in every dish ordered by party of 6. Fried oysters a standout as well.

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Stick25200
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with good vegetarian options and good beer selection.

RD
vipRobinD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bowman’s Tavern has live music every night which is nice. We sat at the bar, had dinner and cocktails. Service is always very good-

FAQs

Bowman's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 862-2972.

Bowman's Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 2044 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.