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About Bowman's Tavern

Casual and Fine Dining in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

1600 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lurgan Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 862-2972

Website:
http://www.bowmanstavernrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
New Hope's premier Piano Bar with live music 7 nights a week!

Catering:
We are a full service catering company as well as full service restaurant.

Parking Details:
We have two large parking lots and free valet service on Friday and Saturday nights

Executive Chef:
Michael Livelsberger

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Bowman's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (51)
Live Music (49)
Comfort Food (35)
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Worth the Drive (35)
Bar Seating (35)
Good for a Date (35)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fun (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Cozy (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Seasonal (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great Beer (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Love, love love this restaurant. Wish it was closer, we would go all the time! Great burgers! Good food for sure, salads are fresh and delicious. Sandwiches, good, wine/ beer reasonably priced. Piano player on weekends...wonderful historic coziness and ambience. Has that old time feeling of a bar/ historic ale house...Can you tell we like it?

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We eat here more and more often and each time gets better than the last. This is a neighborhood place with great energy and very nice food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely great restaurant. Only down side is pulling out of parking lot., which can be dangerous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great experience, including food, drinks, service, and atmosphere! There is a pianist in the bar area that gives enjoyable background music!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a nice place to stop in for a drink, food and some live music. We go there often and always enjoy the time there.

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food4
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our food was delicious, server was very attentive and even made a couple of entree suggestions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had the pork sandwich and it was probably the best I have ever had and my husband had the hot roast beef sandwich and loved it too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We discovered Bowman's Tavern a few years ago and now it is a "must" when we make our annual visit to Bucks County. The cocktails are great, the mac and cheese appetizer is delicious and enough for 2 to share, and the meatloaf (yes, I know--how can you choose meatloaf at a restaurant) is out of this world. In fact, at our last visit, all four of us had the meatloaf. It is that good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Long time Bucks County residents, first time here. Was fantastic. The meatloaf was to die for and every meal we ordered was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good food and service. High noise level at times. Difficult to hear pianist and singer

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a great time as usual. Great service from Daniella. It’s was nice to see Amanda who usually took care of us. Amada da is amazing.
The buffalo wings were cocked as requested extra crispy the best wings in town. Reason for a 4 instead of 5 for food is due to my fish and chips to over cocked I mean the batter was almost burned tooooo brown instead of golden brown and my hubby swordfish special was just ok nothing special. We are regulars and yes will be back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Consistent great quality food in a nice clean upscale restaurant. The prices are a bit on the high side, but the food and service are always spot on.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. We really enjoyed ourselves and had a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A tavern setting with fine cuisine is the best of all worlds. Make a reservation, it's busy.
I had the swordfish special and it was outstanding!! Highly recommend. We were a party of 4 First-Timers and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were in town for just a few days and had read about Bowman's Tavern on-line. It sounded good so we decided to give it a try. We were very surprised by just how much we enjoyed the evening. We were greeted by a hostess who immediately made us feel like we were regulars. She made us feel very comfortable, chatted on the way to our table, and stayed for a few minutes while we talked. Our server was outstanding, attentive and very helpful, in spite of being very busy with a full house. The live piano music was enjoyable without being too loud. Our food was delicious. In short, we had a great meal, never felt hurried or rushed, and had a relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

what a nice place! good music, cocktails and a varied creative menu. enjoyed daily specials of shrimp appetizer, duck confit cassoulet entree and the scallop dinner off the menu. would recommend all of them! will definitely be back when in the area again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went there because of the reviews on Yelp. My husband had the fried oysters for an appetizer and they were delicious. We both had fish and chips and the fish was very good and the portions were large. The best part was the cheesecake for desert. Highly recommend this to anyone and we will return the next time we are in New Hope area. Reservations necessary for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was good, the wait staff was amazing, and the atmosphere was WONDERFUL.
A rare find in today's world.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nothing bad about the experience but also nothing to draw me back. Food was adequately prepared but not particularly noteworthy. The bread pudding was more like a dense cake, took just a couple bites before deciding it wasn’t worth the calories. Service was a bit on the slow side, and oddly enough got slower as the tables cleared out. The place was packed and noisy at 7:30PM and completely dead at 9:30PM on a Saturday.

Parking is limited and appeared to be valet only, and the attendant came into the restaurant to give me my keys, as he was shutting it down for the night. Never seen that before...Also beware the single-use restroom, had to wait 20 minutes while some dude finished his business....

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food3
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Bowman's. Good food, great service and ambiance. It is a couple miles away from the most congested part of New Hope, and parking is much easier and cheaper, which is nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous, best pork chop I ever ate. Can't go wrong with their menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were seated in a back room booth,where a large party with small children was present. Although they appeared to be finishing up ,asking for take home boxes etc. their noise level was very loud and intrusive up until our main courses were served. After 1 of child was on her third verse of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I was sorry we didn't have our seats moved. Other than that food and service was very good & we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing place!! My husband is already asking, when can we go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful food selections. Food was delicious. Waitress was attentive without being disruptive

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Mac and cheese appetizer was awesome. Turkey burger and hot roast beef were decent( roll was left on grill a little too long)

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Friendly and local tavern with good atmosphere...reasonable food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Michelle is back working afternoon's and all is well. Great waitress and mixes a "mean" Bloody Mary"! We will be back again many times. Outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was a choice of my date. It is a nice place with a good menu. We enjoyed our server and the live music. The food was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We've been here twice in the last month for dinner and both times enjoyed it very much. The first time we sat at the bar and the second at a table in the bar. Both times we had excellent service and food. I recommend it highly. We will be back again!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food and service were very good. The noise level with two musicians playing was on the high side if you wanted to talk rather than listen to the music.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Unpretentious and delicious. Something for everybody.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Updated menu with many new items. Great service live music and a fun place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

excellent and loved the entertainment

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent! always excellent! Food great, Entertainment great.. fab and friendly service and ambience . Loved it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I treated my employees to a Birthday dinner. Food and atmosphere was very good.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and felt the service was very good. There is an excellent variety of items to choose from, and appetizers are sized to share. The cornmeal dusted oysters were especially good. We appreciated the fact that the waitress and the kitchen had no problem making small adjustments to things we ordered.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Whipped ricotta appetizer is a must try. Delicious entrees. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place for drinks and dinner. Friendly staff. Good music and atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

absolutely worth the drive. wish we had one in our area, (New Jersey). Everything about this restaurant is a gem. Highly recommend it for any and all occasions. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great lunch there. Food was great, so was the service and beer on tap

Tags: Casual
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