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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (54)
Live Music (48)
Worth the Drive (41)
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Comfort Food (40)
Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Bar Seating (35)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Cozy (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Authentic (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Seasonal (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Business Meals (9)
Great Beer (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Scenic View (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been to Bowman’s tavern before and love the overall ambience of the place. Decent live music, which doesn’t interrupt your conversation, not the biggest menu but what they do serve is done very well. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was awesome. Food delicious There was live music but it was not too loud. It enhanced the ambiance. Perfect night

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Live Music, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal at Bowman’s.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great drinks, Great food, Great service.....Cozy atmosphere with live music. A neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We dine here often, and the food and service is always great. However, we thought the hostess probably was having a bad day. She was surly!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the restaurant- been there several times- I just wish the "host" was a little more pleasant - every time we enter - he is rather gruff..... the rest of the staff are always cheerful and welcoming .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Night before Thanksgiving - it was noisy and busy. Definitely needed a reservation. Our waitress was very good. We got meatloaf and scallops. Scallops were very good. Meatloaf was just okay. We both probably should have gotten burgers or the cheese steak. We noticed that is what most people around us were ordering.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great find! New to the area and wonderful service and food. V

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

My husband and I ate there for our anniversary and loved the atmosphere. Our food was delicious. The menu had a great variety of options. The live music was a nice addition to the meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was really tasty and enjoyable. It was a great night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding service and fabulous food. The chicken pot pie was amazing. Seriously. Not to be missed.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere and low noise level. Super friendly service and prompt. The fried oysters were superb. Seared scallops on cheesey grits were perfect as was the meatloaf and mash. Green beans cooked to perfection. Most definitely will be returning very soon.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was our first time in the area and would surely dine there again on a return visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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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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·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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 (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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