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Bowery Road

4.5
4.5
414 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bowery Road is a neighborhood American restaurant inspired by the Union Square Greenmarket. Stop by for seasonally-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in a warm and welcoming dining room just off of Union Square. Our outdoor patio is open on as seasonal basis. Don't miss our sister bar, The Library of Distilled Spirits, which is acclaimed for classic cocktails and over 1,500 spirits from around the world.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Market Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 432-1324

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ron Rosselli

  • Catering

    For catering/private dining sales kit, images of private event spaces and sample menus, contact tatiana@boweryroad.com

  • Private party facilities

    Bowery Road and the Library of Distilled Spirits are available for semi-private and private breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner events. Contact tatiana@boweryroad.com to book your event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristy Fourie: (877) 648-5438

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    between 13th and 12th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Union Square 14th Street. L/N/Q/R/4/5/6<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JK

    JackieK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    slow service and not the nicest staff

    Bowery RoadResponded 6 days agoJackie, thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your service, we missed the mark. We have shared your feedback on timing with our service team, and we hope to welcome you back to Bowery Road soon.

  2. T

    Tango

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent. I found the music a bit loud to have a business lunch.

    Bowery RoadResponded 7 days agoThank you for your recent review of Bowery Road. We are glad to hear your food and service were excellent, and we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  3. AZ

    AchilleasZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Meet old friends
  4. BB

    BrooklynBoy

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very serviceable with terrific location. A nice healthy menu. Perfect if you’re in the Union square area, or at a movie in the Union sq theater a half block away.

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 15, 2022BrooklynBoy - Thank you for your recent review of Bowery Road! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were surprised that the music was louder than the people in the restaurant. Strange since there were so few people in the dining area.

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon at Bowery Road!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really outstanding restaurant. We got the restaurant week menu which was perfect portion and value. Really cute interior to the space as well

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for your outstanding review of Bowery Road! NYC Restaurant Week is through August 21st and we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  7. M

    Mardoqueo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside table facing the street is the best for conversation and people watching. Thank you to Samantha for being such an attentive waitress.

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 2, 2022Mardoqueo - Thank you for your recent review of Bowery Road! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your next visit.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! Great food, great time!

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 15, 2022So happy to hear you had a great time at Bowery Road! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Would not recommend the Steak Frites, a bit bland and not worth the money

    Bowery RoadResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback. Seems like we may have missed the mark during your recent visit to Bowery Road, and we would like to invite you back for a better culinary experience. Please give us a call to make a reservation. Peter, General Manager, 212-432-1324.

  10. MJ

    MJP60

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Best chicken paillard I have ever tasted. The chicken was perfect, the vegetables so fresh. Perfect place before the movies.

    Bowery RoadResponded on July 25, 2022Wow - thank you for the wonderful review. So happy to hear you loved our chicken Paillard at Bowery Road! We look forward to your next visit.

  11. AG

    AmeliaG

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a decent spot for lunch. Not over the top. Burgers missed flavor. The fries didn’t taste like there was rosemary on them at all. But I am not complaining. Just been to better burger spots. The entire menus is not available for lunch. Won’t likely go back as there are so many other places nearby with a better menu and flavor.

    Bowery RoadResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We hope you that you will try us a try for dinner, especially now during NYC Restaurant Week - through until August 21st!

  12. MN

    MichelleN

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Experience was disappointing given the great reviews. The dishes served were not reflective of the menu description, I.e. the chopped salad was not chopped and didn’t have chickpeas, the fruit and mint didn’t have mint, etc. The food wasn’t offensive but certainly wasn’t delicious either. The service was perfunctory but not friendly. All in all, not the worst dining experience but far from the best and I wouldn’t return.
  13. FB

    FranB

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was early so instead of outside we sat across from the bar. It was lovely. Nice service We had chopped salads I had chicken on top. Nice sized portion I just didn’t love the preparation. Nothing wrong with it just not to my taste. But the servers were very nice and the place is great. I would try something else next time

    Bowery RoadResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear you had a lovely experience with us at Bowery Road, and we look forward to your next visit!

  14. H

    Home4the4th

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and lovely lighting, this place is elegant yet welcoming. The food is delicious and feels very clean. Even the fried items (the zucchini chips with an almond romesco sauce were sublime) taste fresh and not too heavy. The staff members are friendly, attentive, and efficient. We have been here several times over the years and have never been disappointed. We are glad this establishment survived the pandemic.

    Bowery RoadResponded on July 8, 2022Thank you so much for your glowing review of Bowery Road! We are so excited to hear you had a wonderful experience with us, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  15. C

    Craig

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Great location that is a very convenient meeting place.

    Bowery RoadResponded on June 28, 2022Craig - Happy to hear you had delicious food and excellent service during your most recent visit to Bowery Road. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

  16. l

    len126

    New York Area

    198 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and drinks and terrific service. Salmon with faro was perfect as were the pasta with vodka sauce and the salmon tartare. Our only negative is that we were seated at a booth next to the bar before a crowd of about twenty came in and took over the bar area, which resulted in several standing right next to our table and making it difficult for the food servers to get through. If you go, ask for a table away from the bar - there are plenty.

    Bowery RoadResponded on June 6, 2022len126 - Thank you for your recent review of Bowery Road. Glad to hear your food, drinks and service were terrific! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  17. n

    nimh

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and drinks were both excellent! The best espresso martini I ever had.

    Bowery RoadResponded on June 6, 2022nimh - Thank you for your recent review of Bowery Road. We love our Espresso Martini, too! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  18. BN

    BethNY

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    There were very few guests, as it was Memorial Day weekend. But service was bad - not sure where waiter kept disappearing to - hardly anyone else there. Management staff were there - but no one seemed to be paying attention to diners. Had the branzino which had interesting taste - but such a tiny portion in relation to it's price.
  19. JB

    JacquelineB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food at the atmosphere is always good. My only quibbles - we ordered zucchini chips to share and there were maybe 10 small thin slices of zucchini with far more dipping sauce than we can use with those meager slices. We asked for some bread and were charged for 1 slice of bread cut into 2 pieces. Zucchini is cheap - one need not be that stingy with paper thin slices of zucchini. Other than that, food very good.

    Bowery RoadResponded on May 31, 2022Jacqueline - Thank you for your recent review of Bowery Road and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The people working here are very nice, but the service is beyond slow. Food was pretty good—the zucchini chips were delicious! As others have commented, the salt is very heavy in all the dishes we tried. There are no salt shakers on the table for a reason!

    Bowery RoadResponded on May 20, 2022Hi - Thank you for your recent review. Next time you visit us, please introduce yourself. We would love your thoughts on some additional menu items - hopefully they will stand out! Peter, General Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, nice atmosphere
  22. CV

    CatalinaV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food

    Bowery RoadResponded on April 21, 2022Catalina - Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Bowery Road. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  23. MF

    MaddyF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great!

    Bowery RoadResponded on April 21, 2022Maddy - Happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch experience with us at Bowery Road! We hope to welcome you back in soon to try our dinner menu, which we are sure you will equally love.

  24. J

    Jend

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Breakfast wasn't good. Service was fine but the food was poor
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great dinner! Nice environment and great service !

    Bowery RoadResponded on March 30, 2022Thank you for the great feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bowery Road soon.

  26. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was average and service was sub par. atmosphere was decent.
  27. G

    Gregory

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I wouldn't recommend or return to this restaurant.
  28. AM

    AaronM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Walked in. Three employees were all on their phones. No one acknowledged me so I walked to my table. Food order was messed up twice. Wait staff was attentive to the mistake and did check in on us periodically. food itself was ok.
  29. p

    painter

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    server brought out dessert before we were done with dinner steak was not the best
  30. F

    Foodie57

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Good service. Nice drinks. So so food.
  31. CU

    ClivefromUWS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff... And the food was excellent

    Bowery RoadResponded on March 30, 2022Clive - Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bowery Road soon!

  32. RO

    RomainO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Overpriced, the coffee and tea were bad, we ordered two plates of american brunch (25 dollars each) and it was equally bad : two simple eggs, poorly cooked potatoes, bland sausages, bland toasts, no sauce, everything was dry. Nothing was cooked with any will to please the customer. More felt like a dish assembled by a robot. Also, the apple cider was in fact apple juice. Overall very disappointing, even more so that it was on christmas day.
  33. DM

    DMP107

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely holiday brunch. Service was very attentive and the food was excellent. Beautiful space as well.
  34. TG

    TamarG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    Very slow service you have to beg for the check
  35. m

    mcbint

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good option near Union Sq. A bit limited menu (due to covid?) and short wine list but food well done (roasted cauliflower noteworthy).
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Atmosphere lacked something and it was really really warm in there. Did not like tiny wine glasses, small nit really but why? Food was excellent so I guess that's what's most important and they nailed that, service was very good.
  37. S

    Surf1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Nice ambience. But they pre-plated the thanksgiving meals to churn them out faster and when I got mine it was cold. Not a great experience.
  38. B

    Brooklynite

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went there for a Thanksgiving meal. Though business was relatively slow, service was a bit slow and disorganized (though staff was still pleasant). I found my turkey dinner good and my companions were very happy with their short ribs. Pumpkin pie was yum!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Awful. Asked me to move my table when I am not even finished so they can accommodate a table of 8
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was good but the service was a little rushed. Greatcocktails!

    Bowery RoadResponded on October 4, 2021Thanks for the review and feedback! We will discuss timing of service with our team. Cheers!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bowery Road offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 432-1324.

Bowery Road is rated 4.5 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Bowery Road

132 4th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 13th and 12th

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Market Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Union Square 14th Street. L/N/Q/R/4/5/6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ron Rosselli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 432-1324

  • Catering

    For catering/private dining sales kit, images of private event spaces and sample menus, contact tatiana&#64;boweryroad.com

  • Private party facilities

    Bowery Road and the Library of Distilled Spirits are available for semi-private and private breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner events. Contact tatiana@boweryroad.com to book your event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristy Fourie: (877) 648-5438

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