Bowman's Tavern

4.8
1300 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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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a college graduation dinner at Bowman’s, which turned out fine. We were promptly seated and, except for the long delay in having rolls brought to the table, the service was excellent.

The food was wonderful. Unfortunately, they were already out of seafood risotto in the early evening :-( Still, the crab cakes were yummy, as was the stirfry with blackened chicken. The Scottish salmon was fresh tasting, was cooked to perfection, and was served beautifully. The salmon dish was small, just as the server had disclosed, but was delicious.

All in all, we had a wonderful celebration. The live background piano music was an added treat.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappointed when eating here. They have the best buffalo wings in the area. Crisp and spicy. Wednesday nights are prime rib nights. The meat was flavorful and cooked perfectly.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BT is a great place. Try the ricotta cheese app!! Burgers are excellent along with everything on the menu. Home made potato salad is so good! Place is always busy, so make a reservation

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always good there and the staff is Outstanding: Christine, Lauren, Johnny, Bridget, Lucas - sorry if I missed someone, this is our go to place! Oh and Dave who runs the car parking operation, Great Guy!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

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C
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary (and everyone was so sweet about recognizing our special occasion) on Saturday night and had a fantastic time. Service was friendly and prompt, and our server was great about suggesting drinks and dishes without being pushy. I am so glad I went with her suggestion for the seafood risotto--it was delicious! We each got a drink, split a cheese board, and had an entree each, and the total seemed quite reasonable given all that. Dessert sounded good as well but we were both stuffed. I would come back, especially if there was an option to sit in another part of the restaurant. We ended up towards the back away from the live music, thankfully--not because it was bad but because I was able to enjoy our conversation without having to shout "what?" every time. But if we went again, I would be up for sitting outside. All in all, a great restaurant with great service--perfect if you're in the New Hope area and don't mind going a little outside the downtown.

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MP
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter visitation

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EM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on Bowman’s for a creative menu beautifully presented. The wait staff is exceptional. And there’s always great music. The night we were there there was a jazz trio… Such a pleasant evening!

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal meatloaf superb and the scallops were outstanding.

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atsmophere! The dry rubbed wings were delicious. Food came out piping hot. Nice sized portions.

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I
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service atmosphere drinks a great restaurant ,Would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends

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ER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal at Bowman’s. My favorite spot! The staff is always wonderful

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bowman's Tavern is a good place for a family gathering. The food is good, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the menu is varied enough to work for vegetarians in the group. They also serve all day, which is a bonus when you're trying to find a time that works for everyone. Parking is easy in their lot.

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TK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats Bowman’s. From the friendly staff to the fantastic food and the awesome drinks, it’s our go-to place. Consistent quality and service like this is hard to find elsewhere!!

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g
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prior to going to Bowman's Tavern, I saw it had very good reviews. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. Will surely go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a table for eight in the back private room for Mother’s Day. Everything was awesome. Carly served us and did an exceptional job. Everyone in my family had a great time and all had a marvelous meal. We will always recommend you to everyone. Thanks again. We will see you again soon.

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Met a friend for brunch. It happened to be mother's day. The restaurant was very busy, but we didn't feel rushed and our food was very good.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! I would recommend to anyone that visits the area. We were tourists & found it to be am emjoyanle experience.

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Y
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance- very cozy and farmhouse chic. Strip steak was excellent. Highly recommend the whipped ricotta app. Delicious! Michelle our server was attentive, friendly and professional.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great value, great service! One of my favorite places to eat.

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TB
Philadelphia
146 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found here. The real star of the show is their wonderful piano lounge ! We would even like it additionally if it went a little later, each happy evening .

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JE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is very varied. There are sandwiches and burgers as well as full entrees. The blackberry seasonal cobbler was fantastic and my husband Loves the banana bread pudding. The food is very good and the cocktails are creative and delicious. Most evenings and throughout the weekend they have musicians performing.

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a night out as empty nesters. We’ve been here before and decided to take the drive and enjoy the live music with our dinner. My wife had the French cut chicken and I had the Chilean Sea Bass Cheeks Borge were excellent quality and taste. We split a Bowman’s salad for an appetizer and finished the meal with coffee and Banana Bread pudding for desert. Brigit our server was excellent.

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I call this restaurant a solid citizen...Food good quality. valet parking great too

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L
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? Hands down the best burger in town! We have been here four times already and we have always had a great meal with great service. Last time we came here we bought my sister and brother in law with us. They live in NC and they really enjoyed it. They can’t wait to come back.

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DA
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, so we did not know what to expect...exceeded our expectations! We started out with the ricotta appetizer followed by great sandwiches with creative toppings and sides other than French fries! Thanks to the staff for making our lunch date a pleasant experience!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was on point. Quaint little place with music! Definitely will return soon.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great variety with selection of food. Very reasonably priced.

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RS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Tried the Bowman again after 25 years. Noisy and full on Friday night. Steak was greasy, salty overseasoned. Gravy was like pothole of salty garlic, mashed potatos never arrived, beans instead after specifcally ordering potatoes. Crab vakes were OK, nothing special. Onion soup was good. Because everything is overseasoned will not go here again. Waitress was sweet and attentive, A for her.
Valet parking in the pouring rain failed to get cars to exit while they BS'd.

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B
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. We love sitting in the bar area for great happy hour bargains. The wings are some of the best around. The service is friendly and always great.

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R
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat on the deck and enjoyed the spring warmish weather which was quite pleasant. Really enjoyed the veggie burger.

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4
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb waitress Beth!

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JJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
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
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
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
10 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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