The Bowery Bar

4.8
471 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 471 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnL
New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the staff you can tell are all well trained. When passing waiters, hostesses or management from the front door on the way to the back outdoor area, all employees look you in the eye and say “hello”, or “have a nice evening”!

The food was very good (although my fish taco could have been made with a little bigger portion). Overall our evening (4 of us) was very enjoyable!

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DebF
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The outdoor patio cannot be beat. It is beautiful and a very pleasant environment. The food is fine, but the venue makes up for it.

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AmyC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the outdoor patio at Bowery Bar was fantastic. On a Wednesday evening there was a small crowd and it was quiet enough to hear the great playlist and engage in conversation. The service was truly fantastic!

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vipDebF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I met an old friend for lunch. It was very nice; the service was excellent and we were definitely not rushed. I had the fish tacos which were delicious. She had the Baja chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries which she enjoyed.

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vipTopNotch10
New England
246 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a rainy night and all terrace and inside diners were squished together. However, through the good graces of Brian and front of house staff, chaos was kept to a minimum and everyone was having a great time. What a comfortable neighborhood tavern! The bar has plenty of seats and dining room and terrace options are also fine. The bar makes excellent drinks and the kitchen is solid. On my third visit here, I've enjoyed the guac or the popcorn shrimp starters followed by burger, blackened fist tacos and the Sangweech. All very well done. Our waiter, Chloe, was friendly, helpful and prompt. This is a place for frequent visits.

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LiLi
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mother nature didn't help us at all with all the rain yesterday! Coming from New Hampshire, We celebrated my cousin's birthday yesterday here and was hoping to get a spot outside but because of all the rain, we ate inside. There was 9 of us, so the area where we sat was kind of tight. But other than that, the food was EXCELLENT and the drinks were delicious and strong. I will definitely come back and hopefully the weather will be better for next time to enjoy the outside!

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vipGtm1091
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks and delicious food! Highly recommend the cob salad!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, food was good. Outside is a nice atmosphere for a date

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Lula
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Thank you for putting up with me and my family. I always have a great time when I'm here but this time was too much for me. However, I will forever be grateful for not only the customers around us but the staff for begin so patience. Thank you so much!

My sisters loved the food and that Watermelon Margarita Pitcher is soooo good! We'll be back but without the kids!!!!

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MollyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous patio seating ambience and great food/service. 10/10 recommend.

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vipSamF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this place! A hidden gem. The cocktails were tasty and not too strong. I want to bathe in a vat of the spinach dip with caramelized onions, served with fresh pita bread. The burgers were huge and the fries were crisp. It’s loud, but fun. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the back yard! The outside area makes me feel like I am on vacation. The staff is friendly and mostly accommodating! Because it is a popular spot on summer nights it can feel a bit rushed. I’m not a fan of leaving a deposit for a reservation.

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SuzyQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outdoor space, large and different types of seating. Everyone that served and seated us was great except our waitress who was efficient but not friendly or interactive at all. Food was higher level than I expected. Tuna tacos and burrata were VERY good!

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TARYNM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe and service

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, drinks and atmosphere! I can't wait to go back.

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GinaK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely brunch spot. We ate family style and everyone's entrees were really good. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Fathers Day

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TianaW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Friendly and accommodating staff, yummy food.

JB
JasmineB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My FAVORITE place ever! Love love love love love loved

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PatriciaA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , great atmosphere and drinks!
My daughter Katie works at sister restaurant, Lucy's!

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vipDebF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really want to start out by complimenting the service. I was with my friend who has multiple food allergies (eggs, nuts, strawberries and tomatoes); she told the waitress who took notes (actually, surprisingly unusual) and placed her order. The waitress said she would talk with the cook and then came back to say there was a slight chance of cross-contamination, so my friend was able to adjust her order accordingly. The order was filled exactly as requested and we were able to have a lovely lunch. Really, outstanding care was taken.

We ate on the outdoor patio, which is really second to none. It is a beautiful space.

The food was good--we both had the Baja chicken sandwich, although my friend's was modified and it was a good grilled chicken sandwich.

I actually took my husband back the next day. Again, we ate outdoors. He had the baja chicken and I went with the fish tacos. The tacos were good; the chicken was also good. Service was absolutely fine.

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Nellie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space with light misters spraying from above to keep you cool on a hot day. Food and drinks are good with large portions provided.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, layout, service.

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AshleyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SonyaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and really nice outdoor seating.

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VijuA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day at the Bowery was great.

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DevineyC
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 19, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place loved the outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipLexBoston
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
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 on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing! Love the atmosphere there!

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vipElizabeth
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
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.

FAQs

The Bowery Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 471 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.