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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.22bowens.com
  • Phone: (401) 841-8884
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Daily 11:30 - 4:30

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday 4:30 - 10:00
    Friday - Saturday 4:30 - 11:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: James Lynn
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Welcome to 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille, one of Newport’s finest waterfront restaurants, located in the heart of historic downtown Newport. Within easy walking distance from major hotels and with seating options from 26-40 guests, it’s the ideal spot for your next business, rehearsal or private party dinner or luncheon.
  • Private Party Contact: Margaret McDonald (888) 759-5557

Getting there

  • Cross Street: America's Cup Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille is a world-class steakhouse serving USDA Prime beef, New England's finest seafood, and is complemented by an award-winning wine list. We look forward to having you experience one of Newport’s best.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "22 Bowen never disappoints. The food, service, and ambience are always consistent. Whether you order steak, chicken or fish, you are always assured a fabulous dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "From stale dinner rolls to bland swordfish and old tasting mashed potatoes . . . Not what we were expecting from the expensive menu and location. We would not recommend . . ."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Excellent wine list, professional service and well prepared foods. Enjoyed the Artisinal Cheese Plate as a starter. Veal Chop and Steaks were all cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I made reservations for this restaurant without knowing anything about it other than what we could see on their website. I got the impression that it would be hard to get a table and chose a 5pm seating, even though we would have liked to eat at 7pm. We were the only ones seated upstairs until about 6pm, so OpenTable's count didn't match the restaurant. Other than that, we really enjoyed it. Our waitress was very fun and funny but absolutely did not intrude on our date. The views of the harbor were wonderful. The decor inside was very pretty. Is it the West Village in NYC? No, but we certainly wouldn't want that harbor side. Perfect level of fancy for the location."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The entire staff was great, food was terrific, and environment was spot on"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Newport last weekend (July 4-6). We made a reservation on Saturday evening at 22 Bowen's. My wife had a question about one of the appetizers the bucket of clams. Our server said that there were 'little necks' in the bucket. When the bucket arrived, there were littlenecks, steamers and mussels. My wife sent them back. Our server seemed a bit put off. That said, my wife's lobster was the best I have ever tasted. And, my Porterhouse was great. Torchon de Fois Gras was beautifully done."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "PROS: great wine list, great filet and selfish platter, location (great view) CONS: waitress had zero personality and added nothing to the experience, we spent $100 PP and were treated sub-par (all in our mid-late 20's and she seemed annoyed), one of the eight meals came out 10 minutes late with hardly any apologies or attempts to rectify the error (either the kitchen forgot to make it or the waitress didn't put it in), we were seated next to the air conditioner vent and asked four different times to lower the air and no one cared - people were literally freezing and were switching seats throughout the night because they were so cold OVERALL: the food was great but the waitstaff could use a lot of work... I would pass!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took out-of-town friends to the restaurant and everything was just perfect. Our dinners were exquisite and our second level table overlooking the social scene of bowens wharf was very entertaining!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything good but a little too dark. Everything good but a little too dark. Everything good but a little too dark."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great steak? I do not know of a better place in Newport, or the greater area! Seafood is out standing and the Shellfish Sampler, you must, if our love shellfish! Succulent littlenecks, clams, oyster and lobster............ Coupled with outstanding service in an fablous location. This is must!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Perfect sitting, perfect company, great food and service"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything about our experience at 22 bowen's was outstanding. The service was quick, friendly and knowledgable. The food was absolutely outstanding! The owner (I'm assuming) made his way to every table to endure each customer was having a great experience and that we did! Went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and he is still raving about it claiming it was 'the best meal he's ever had!' As we live in NY we would not hesitate to drive the three hours JUST to eat here again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We try to go here during our trips to Newport. Service was good and nothing would make us not go back, but one of our entrees was seriously overcooked and since it was sliced, it was obvious and still brought out that way. I could have sent it back but I'm not that type. We will try again because we've had many good meals in the past and the steak was delicious, just hope it goes better next time (and I'll stay away from the tuna... Ordered seared and brought out medium)."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I made outdoor afternoon seating arrangements ahead of time and ended up upstairs in a corner that was dark. our appetizers came out way before our drinks and I had to go to the bar to get straws. Our waiter seemed to be occupied with other tables or overwhelmed. Ordered the filet mignon without mushrooms and it came back with mushrooms. it took awhile for the wait staff to clear our table and before we were done with our appetizers they took our utensils and plates without asking if we were done. When the meal came out we waited to ask our waiter for ketchup, but never returned. I had to get up and get my own ketchup. This place was recommended and I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Ordered the Filet and N.Y. Sirloin -- ordered both Medium came out rare had to send both back for medium --did a good job the second time --other than that everything else was excellent--food, service, atmosphere and location to the water."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ate here for Father's Day and the staff was as good as the food. High quality blend of surf and turf. Great scene right down at the pier, with things going on all around."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Knowledgeable and friendly server upstairs on Fathers day we visited. My husband meal was the special and terrific and our daughter a vegan did have limited choices, The server was quick to suggest a chefs specially prepared plate which was nice, however our daughter was happy with baked potato and side of mushrooms. We have been here before as summer residents and usually come in around lunch time. I thought the pricing seemed high and will probably only visit for special occasions or just for lunch. overall a very pleasant experience with a high price tag!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was good, service was better, great views, good food and great people watching"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great service, delicious meal and fantastic view. Wonderful experience, one of the best waterfront dinning establishments."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "While on vacation in Newport, we chose 22B from a list of 10 reccomendations. To bad we weren't playing the lottery that day. Everything was perfect from the friendly hostess, our suggestive but not pushy waiter, to the excellent food. My wife had the salmon with gnochi and I the 22B filet. Both entrees were filled with flavor. The atmosphere of being on the water was perfect. Highly Highly receommended!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The price exceeded the quality. The food did not have amazing flavor given the price. Also, the filet that my girlfriend ordered was served rare when she asked for medium well."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at 22 Bowen! The food, atmosphere and service are all magnificent!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was good, very noisy ( three parties upstairs) and the service was great. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "had a great dinner and time . prices are bit high but for what you get in service and great food is worth it . Had a great table that looked out on the dock great for people watching . would go back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "What a wonderful meal. A perfect day dining alfresco with a delicious salad, perfectly cooked salmon, amazing tuna tartare and oh my god that chocolate cake. There was some sort of milk ice cream served with the cake, which on the menu sounded kind of boring but when we tasted it, just blew us away with its fresh sweet perfection. When eaten with the cake, it was even better. Basically one of the best desserts I have had in a LONG time and I'm a pastry chef, for what that's worth. I'll go back any time."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were served by Tracy Neylon who provided an outstanding experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was a beautiful setting, quiet candlelit fine dining choice to spend a first anniversary. Highly recommend! From every course of the meal all the way down to the dessert treats, this was well worth the wait!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This was our first time at 22 Bowen Street and they "delivered". Dinner started with great bread and moved on accordingly. I had a lobster that was perfect and my husband had deliciously prepared scallops. The sides were excellent (mashed potatoes and creamed spinach). The mixed drinks and beer selections were also very nice. The only disappointment was that we were celebrating our anniversary (actual day) and despite noting in reservation we had to remind server. This is forgivable, as I am certain many people claim to be celebrating something. The server insisted upon bringing a very good slice of chocolate cake once we told her we were celebrating. This is a very good restaurant choice when visiting Newport, RI. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is right on the wharf with good views of water and people watching. More upscale than most of the restaurant along the Wharf area. Good menu. We certainly return. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My party and I had a delightful evening. The food was superb as was the wait staff. Special kudos to Jesse, our sommelier who was extremely knowledgeable about the subtle differences of wines from the same area, and equally as charming. This is a must stop for serious diners when they are in Newport."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went here with my husband on our first night in newport for our babymoon. The location is great and the restaurant was busy. We we were seated on time and enjoyed a delicious meal ( kale salad was great and my husband lived the pork chop special) the apple crisp for dessert was also amazing. Would absolutely return!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was good. Overall a nice experience. Nothing out of the ordinary, but I would return. I wish we had had a table with a view of the harbor, but maybe next time. The dessert menu could be a little more inspired."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A great business dinner experience. The food, service and dining environment were all great. We will be returning."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "22 Bowen is a regular stop for these "locals" - we're enticed by the welcoming atmosphere, fine service and good food. On this visit, however, the service was WAY off. It took over 30 minutes for our table of 4 to receive our platter of "raw bar" seafood..it doesn't take that long to shuck a few oysters and clams, even on a busy night. Since this was an anomaly in our experiences at 22 Bowen, we'll dismiss it as just a bad night; a night where the new service crew is just learning the ropes. It's time to get up to speed, however, before the onslaught of the busy summer traffic."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The location on the pier provides you with the opportunity to watch people as you eat and they walk by. The service at the restaurant was excellent. The flat iron steak was carefully prepared and delicious. Chocolate lava cake for dessert was amazing."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Late lunch for 4 people. First stopped at the bar while waiting for our reservation time. Service very friendly and drinks delicious. Our table was ready about 20 minutes past our reservation but it didn't matter to us. Our server was great. Apps and salads came out quickly and then there seemed to be quite a wait for the entrees to arrive. While we waited the GM came over and apologized and offered us a drink on the house but we declined. Our server was very concerned as was the GM and they were extremely apologetic and kept offering ways to make it up to us. We were in no hurry, ensured them both that we were fine and enjoyed the atmosphere and the company while we waited. When the meals came out they were excellent. We will return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "For our first time in Newport, I selected this from Open Table info. It was a beautiful 5 minute walk along the dock from the Marriott. The staff was so welcoming and our server was so helpful and personable. My husband said the swordfish was one of the best he has had. It was such an enjoyable evening. We definitely will go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here not knowing what to expect. Service, ambiance, food...spectacular. Ended up perfect for our special occasion. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dined on Fri. evening. We were seated with a window view although at a busy place. Near stairs to the upper level, close to restroom. Not a deal breaker but I would ask for a change next time. We ordered off the prix fixed menu. Beef Carpaccio appetizer, beautifully plated and very tasty, Caesar salad. Entrees flat iron steak and shrimp and grits. Large shrimp, flavorful. Great grits. Flat iron came with mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe-wonderful. Very disappointed in our asparagus side-a huge portion but overcooked. Then dessert-crème Brule and chocolate soufflé dusted with cocoa in a chocolate river, both with orbs of whipped cream on the plate. Heavenly. Lucy was fabulous-knowledgeable, friendly, not afraid to make a recommendation. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Menu had great selections that would suffice any appatite. Wine list was impressive. Incredible staff that was very attentive. Over all really great spot for dinner and I'm sure lunch too."
    Dined on 5/9/2014