The Bowery Bar

4.8
448 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Bowery Bar featuring indoor and patio dining in the heart of Lower Mills. Due to the State Covid Guidelines. Reservations are limited to a 6 guest maximum. To accommodate all of our guests we have set a 90 minute table time per reservation.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 448 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect patio for a hot summer night and very family friendly

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SonyaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and really nice outdoor seating.

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VijuA
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day at the Bowery was great.

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DevineyC
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Father’s Day brunch. We had a reservation, told it would be better for ‘us’ (the hostesses) if we ate outside. We were with our four year old twins and it was 95 degrees. Asked for indoors as there were many open tables. They sat us with two four year olds at the bad on stools while 3 other booths in the area stayed open the entire time we were there. 1 hour wait for food. waitress rude, hostess rude and very unpleasant.

Covid clearly has them understaffed and very very busy. But not worth the visit until they get some of this straightened out, especially with 3-4 restaurants right next door with better food.

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vipbostongirl
New England
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went here for our first outdoor dining experience since, you know, everything (vaguely gestures at state of world). And it was amazing! The outdoor area is so nice, and the misters made it totally doable on a hot day. It's so beautiful, I almost thought we were in the Caribbean!

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LeanneF
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place loved the outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The back patio is a diamond in the rough. You truly don't feel like you are in the city.

LB
vipLexBoston
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to The Bowery three times and it has not disappointed. A great place to meet on a Friday for drinks and appetizers.

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TrucL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing! Love the atmosphere there!

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vipElizabeth
New England
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the oysters and the steak and avocado salad. 10/10 recommend both! The oysters were large and so fresh and the steak on my salad was cooked beautifully!

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EricrebeccaR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, the menu was out of what I originally wanted but back up meal was delicious!!! An amazing hole in the wall hem, right in my backyard… will be back soon!!!!

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dorao
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Bowery The service was fantastic the food and appetizers were amazing 11 of us had lunch there and all very happy with our meals Our waitress was amazing We fined on the patio what a beautiful spot Can’t wait to go back

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SFOX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I am not mistaken my server's name was Lydia and she was AHHHH-MAZING! I loved my overall experience and she was a large part in making sure of that. The drinks and food were great and I will certainly go back again.

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anon
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch here! Our server was great and always on top of it no matter how busy it was. Food and drinks were great. Will definitely be returning.

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vipJoe2
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Staff always friendly. Lobster Roll among the best in Boston.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great outdoor setting - a little pricey but worth it.

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OpenTablePatron
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a going away party for our colleague who’s leaving for another job in Europe. The service was outstanding - our server was Gwyneth, she was very accommodating and gracious with handling all our requests, especially the recommendation for vegetarians.

Thanks for a great time.

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OliviaK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and came out super quickly—we barely waited! The service was fantastic as well, our waitress was very kind and attentive and the overall restaurant was very beautiful. Will definitely be coming back!

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Swap
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bowery Bar has a wonderful patio dining space! The ambience is pleasant, the food is great, and the service is excellent. A sweet place for a beautiful summer evening dining.

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LPperson
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First of all, this place is great- I have been here before and loved it. We went last night and two of us got lobster rolls (on gluten free bread!) with the tater tot side and they were *superb* as usual. The Bruins game was on but it wasn’t overall noisy. One guest got the clam chowder which was clumsily banged on the table (poor kid delivering food was just gangly, I guess we’ve all been there!), and the soup was not great, also room temp chowder. The waitress took it back and was apologetic, brought his next order out (ceviche); ceviche was too pineapple forward and nothing really special. The “chips” that came with it were huge and super greasy. We sat in a booth by the silver ware wrapping station and multiple times there were loud bangs from dropping cartons of items (maybe wrapped silverware?), but that was the only loud disturbances we experienced.

Overall I still love this place and rave about it. Best lobster sandwich (and gf bun which is HARD TO DO!) in Boston, in my very humble opinion. I think the chowder and ceviche were a total bust and do not inspire confidence in me for a raw bar trial next time.

Our waitress was pleasant as was the hostess, and like I said, it’s a great atmosphere and superb lobster rolls. Next time we’ll try out the patio which looks perfect for a summer night!

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ThomasB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and great service, but the noise level was horrible with TV screens and speakers everywhere blaring sports games. It would be great if the restaurant would create sections that are free from these nuisances. I love the Bowery and really enjoy taking my friends there, but the tv sports noise last night is making me reconsider even going there again. I know for fact that there is a good portion of patrons who do not enjoy blaring sports while dining. I like to think of The Bowery as a really great restaurant rather than a sport bar. But people could have it both ways if tv/sports-free spaces were created outside and inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and our waitress Elisa was awesome!!! Definitely going back

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was very accommodating My friend and I had not met for over 1 year due or Covid. Waitress checked in timely- with minimal interruptions 😀 great job ! See you soon

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vipDangerInTheDot
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Normally, I love the Bowery Bar. It's got a great vibe, good food, and awesome drinks. I typically sit at the bar or on their amazing patio, but this time we did brunch inside. Our server was very pleasant and our food was good. We ordered a few bottles of bubbles... because it was brunch. The menu says the bottle is $34 and you can add juices for $1 each. We asked for two bottles (six people) with 1 OJ and 1 grapefruit juice, because only two people wanted to add juice to their drinks. The server brought us 3 of each juice. Then when we ordered a third bottle (no juice this time), she brought over 3 more juices. When we got the bill, not only were we charged for each juice (9 total when we asked for 2), but the price was higher than the menu said ($2 instead of $1). So we ended up with almost $20 of wasted juice on our table.
I would definitely recommend Bowery Bar for everything else, but be wary of the bottle of bubbles add ons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great!

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CelinA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Would definitely come here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself and so did my company. As always the energy is amazing and so is the food, absolutely enjoyed myself. I have been numerous times and will be back !!

SG
SusanG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the Bowrey!

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EricM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow, but overall it was a great dinner. Cool venue and good menu.

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JanneC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first to Bowery Bar and it was fantastic. It is a bit of a drive from Boston neighborhoods but well worth it. The backyard is so amazing, with large TV's to watch sports. The menu itself is very varied and nicely laid out for those with food allergies (I eat GF and there were many options). The drinks are like being on vacation, delicious, refreshing and creative. The staff there all appear to be very young and they do such a nice job! We were late to for our reservation and they were very understanding and accommodating. Our server was very nice and professional and checked on the table throughout. All around, what a great spot!! Can't wait to return.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was pretty nice and chill, food was amazing and so was the staff. We sat out in the back patio which felt amazing. I’d definitely come back multiple times

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vipElizabeth
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio was amazing! Definitely make a reservation well in advance because they do get busy but 100% worth it. My friends and I got the oysters, chips and guac and salads. Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunching with a new friend

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VictoriaU
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here! It was absolutely amazing! The staff was so nice! The food was amazing and so where the drinks!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome atmosphere, fantastic service! We were celebrating a friend finally becoming a US citizen!! We are so glad we picked The Bowery!

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LTBoston
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a great night and food and drinks were great! The only setback was I that I made a reservation a week in advance and when we got there the young host at the front door said we would have to sit at a high top in the back because all tables were full. When we went to the back host, she said all the tables had reservations . Well so did I. Eventually they put us at a table and the majority of the time we were there, there were empty tables around us. So communication could of been better and they could of avoided telling us the tables were full and made us feel like they were ready for us.

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muffin26
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! I love the patio. I was running late due to traffic and the hostess was amazing making sure I was all set. Food and cocktails were so good. Can't say enough good things.

JD
vipJohnD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside it is a very nice area. Food good and staff helpful and pleasant.
Definitely will go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation celebration with cousins

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and attentive server, good and drink were great!

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The Bowery Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 448 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.