Cowgirl opened its doors in February of 1989. The restaurant was conceived and founded by Sherry Delamarter after a visit to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum in Hereford, Texas.
Sherry brought the images, soul, and cooking of the Western cowgirl to New York City and
created a warm, Texas-friendly atmosphere, one of the first true Country Western
locations in NYC. We were also the first to offer a warm welcome to buckaroos with a kids
menu and trick-roping demonstrations on Hudson Street's now-bygone parking meters.
Over the years, the Cowgirl has hosted many famous CW recording artists including Dolly
Parton, Reba MacIntire, Bonnie Rait, Roseanne Cash, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Roger
McGuinn and many others. We were one of the original sponsors of the return of the PBA
(pro bull riders association) to MSG. In 1993, our sister location was opened in Santa Fe,
NM. In 2009, we opened the Cowgirl Seahorse in the South Street Seaport area of
Manhattan. BarK, our connected back room, hosts dinner on the weekends and private
events for adults and children throughout the year. This year marks the 25th anniversary
of Cowgirl's vital contribution to the West Village and to female-owned small businesses in
the NYC area. We are proud to be a part of uniting true wild-west spirit with the
independent, creative energy of NYC.