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

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.22bowens.com/
  • Phone: 4018418884x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:30 - 4:30

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 - 9:00
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30 - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • 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 888-759-5557x

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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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
249 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (155)scenic view (151)special occasion (142)romantic (116)notable wine list (110)fit for foodies (80)good for groups (62)hot spot (61)vibrant bar scene (51)neighborhood gem (43)great for lunch (37)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • BarbE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful experience celebrating a friend's birthday. Nice atmosphere for all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lobster!!!!!
    TittaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    And the chef was nice enough to extra crack it for me, so it was also very easy!!!!! Very good dinner!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille has a great location in downtown Newport. Food ranged from ok (Caesar Salad) to outstanding (Roasted Lamb Sirloin). Service was well-timed and friendly. Wines were reasonably priced for the location. Despite the restaurant being mostly empty, the tables were so tightly packed together that the wait staff had to pass meals in front of our faces as they couldn't get around the table. Not a major issue for our small group but some cultures may find it off-putting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Clau
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were in town attending a conference and picked this place out of a list not knowing what to expect. Glad we did!! The food was great, service was awesome and ambiance was just perfect. I recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4thought
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner was delicious. Our waiter made recommendations that were spot on. Service was attentive without being over bearing. Our guests were impressed and all would return at a future date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service seals the meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What an outstanding restaurant! The food was just amazing, but the star of the night was our waitress, a young lady named Britain! She clearly loves her job and taking care of her customers. We have been to a great many of this country's finest restaurants and my wife and I agreed that she is the best waitress we have ever had! Just an awesome place and make sure to ask for Britain as your waitress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touristy
    Fastidiousfeaster
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I went to this particular restaurant for two reasons: 1) It looked like a decent menu, and the picture of the deck overlooking the water looked nice. 2) We had a gift card. We ended up at a table directly in the flight path of every waiter and busboy going by. Our waitress Holly, was fantastic. Forget about trying the chowder. Some creative genius decided that dill would be a nice addition. It was not. Manager needs remedial customer relations training. Entrée' arrived w/o garnish which was delivered later as a side. Scallops were mediocre. Wife's lamb was great. Overall, this is a tourist restaurant, in a tourist location, with tourist prices and tourist quality. 22 Bowens, Olive Garden, or Pub 99, your choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, one of my favorites
    Birdman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Awesome atmosphere, great high end food and reasonably priced, great oysters, great bar inside and outside on the dock. Excellent service and attention to detail, knowledge of specials and menu, including good wine recommendations. Very customer oriented. Seafood, steaks, vegi dishes, they have it all. My favorite restaurant and must visit place in Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    knowgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dont let their location fool you. Even though they are in a touristy spot their food is excellent. I've been there several times and have never been disappointed. The food quality the preparation and service are all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic dinner
    Lena
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great time at 22 Bowens. The food, ambiance, service, and location were all perfect to have a romantic dinner in Newport. Truly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    ToneDogg
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Although our first experience was not so favorable, we decided to give it another go. Every one has an off night, I suppose.... the next 2 visits including this one are all the 5 star reviews speak of. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The restaurant came very highly recommended to my and I on our vacation in Newport. It seemed like it was one thing after another. First, we had to wait 15 minutes for our waitress to take our drink order. Second, our main dish came out before our salad. Third, my wife's steak(the ribeye) was so tough she couldn't eat and my swordfish was suppose to be Cajun and it wasn't. Now, the first meal they brought out was canjun, but the next one was not. We couldn't the waitress to come over to tell her until after we already ate our side baked potato. The manager was very acommendating and offered to comp the steak and one round of drinks which we had at the outside bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place - bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We made a reservation here for my friends 40th party dinner - only 3 of us were going. They were so gracious, let us get an outside table, had champagne waiting for us on the table. Then the waiter comes "the professor" - we thought at first that he had a dry sense of humor and was still nice, but NOPE. Took a really long time to keep waiting on us, took all "the special" out of the night for us. Food was a little overcooked and did say that 2 of the 3 people could reorder the steak (but he waited so long to check on us - so a manager did), we just ate it since it was $45 a plate. I would recommend this place, but recommend that YOU NOT get "the professor" Nils as your waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife was queen for the evening!
    RedWineMaker
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had made a reservation for 5 online with a note that it was my wife's birthday dinner and requested a table overlooking the water. The hostess greeted us with an exchange that made us feel genuinely welcome. Once at our set and ready table (no wait), we were greeted by our charming server Holly. If you are lucky enough to be seated in her section when you dine at 22 Bowen's, you will have a dining experience unmatched by any other. Her attentiveness to detail and care was outdone only slightly by the amazing quality of the food. From drinks to apps to entrees to desserts, the five of us had nothing but raves. My wife was treated to a slice of their chocolate cake for her birthday and we left with memories that will last a lifetime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    thomandnancy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was my fiancée's birthday and 22 Bowen made it very special. She had the special, yellow fin tuna and it was prepared just the way she liked it. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HadmuchbetterVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Was not impressed with the service or the food. Sat at the dockside tables and had a waitress who was nice but was barely around. The food was just ok for the $$$$.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love 22Bowens
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Server very very good.. Our food was served lukewarm which is for us an issue
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wait staff was very gracious and attentive. They helped make our anniversary a great night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    mcdap
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had another wonderful meal at 22 Bowens. Great meal, Ambiance, and exceptional server (Tracy) a win, win!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love 22 Bowens!!!! Food is amazing. Waitress was very nice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very pricy for not that much food. Got 2 glasses of, a lobster and salmon and the bill came to over $160
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view OK food
    RIFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had fish and chips, nothing special. My girlfriend has lobster salad which was also OK. Service was average. The ambiance is what this restaurant is all about, sitting on the wharf and people watching. Food is just average.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 Star 22 Bowens Wine Bar & Grille
    Gemini007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was great sat outside right along the dock does not get any better on a summer night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!!
    JendVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    22 Bowens has ways been one of our favorites in Newport. Food is consistantly great. Stoli Doli's are a must. Britton, one of the waitresses is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HerrDoc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were able to book a table outside - always good for people watching. Waitress was very accomodating. Salmon entre was quite good. I was able to get a "simply prepared" entre not on the normal menu of pan-seared scallops & roasted asperagus -wonderfully done. The chocolate cake dessert (shared) was a great ending to the meal. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    waitress was terrible i am never coming back again
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food, great view
    KH41
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Consistently good food but mostly for seafood fans. Only a handful of items on the menu do not involve seafood or fish. However the portions are excellent, the food always tasty, and the view and location here stellar. Was disappointed on our second visit to realize that they only open the upper deck for lunch on the weekends - or 'sometimes' Thursday and Friday if it's a holiday - sounds like they do it as needed. The upper deck is still our preference so that was a disappointment for our lunch, but we were able to get there early and secure a table outside in the shade. But downstairs also means quite a few baby carriages .....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    mua50
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A wonderful experience! When i mentioned my food allergies, i was very well taken care of. The lamb was delicious! The sides very generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Dinner was awesome. Not rushed, but spent about 2 hours between salads, meal, dessert, etc. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salco
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Couldn't have asked for a better meal and experience. Food was outstanding. The location was wonderful. Our table overlooked the entire wharf scene. Tremendous wait staff. Carol the waitress was outstanding. Would go back there in a heart beat. Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in Newport
    luvnewport
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been to 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille every time I visit Newport and it never disappoints. The food and service are consistently top notch. It is one of the best restaurants in Newport. We had a 7:30 reservation and we were seating right on time. It was very crowded but service and food were outstanding as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Served Lukewarm
    newportfan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I visited 22 Bowens on our 45th Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed everything except the fact that our meals were served lukewarm. This should never happen in a fine dining establishment charging top tier prices. The service was excellent from our server who actually presented us with a champagne toast on the house - a very nice touch for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chloebuttsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    You can always count on 22 Bowens for a fantastic steak dinner w/ fantastic side dishes! We had a great waiter as well who was very attentive and sweet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming a Tradition
    GettingAway
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I spend our Anniversary in Newport and this Restaurant has now become a apart that tradition. You will open your wallet here a little wider then some of the surrounding restaurants but it is well worth it Tuna Tartar is fantastic and the steaks are well cared for. If you like wine, you'll love their selections.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    Rjlk11
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I ordered the rib eye Oskar style, which was a special for the night. I feel as if it lacked seasoning and was previous frozen. Our server was great. The biggest disappointment was we were well dressed ( wedding anniversary. ). And the ppl sitting at the table next to us were wearing bathing suits. When spending that kind of money for dinner I would rather not look at someone in swim shorts and a wife beater. Next time we will eat somewhere else.
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  • Great food, great service
    TeamHynes
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Simple menu with great flourishes that make meals interesting. Had the Atlantic salmon with gnocchi and shrimp. Was really good. I don't know what the sauce was, but it was really light and complimentary to the dinner. We also had chilled shrimp for an appetizer with cocktail sauce and horseradish. Extra spicy, but great. Interesting cocktails. I had a blueberry lemonade which is made with blueberry gin. My friend had a few stoli doli's and they were delicious. Would recommend and would definitely go back. You need reservations during summer season or you're going to wait - like an hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    newport2dine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    You won't be disappointed. Great food and wine selection. Surf and Turf is the best I've ever had. Would go back there in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I went here for our 10 year anniversary. The staff was wonderful. The food was delicious and just enough that we left satisfied. It is a little pricey, but well worth it! We even received a complimentary special dessert! If you can, sit on the second floor...the view is great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find. Not great
    DocKC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Steak tasted like grill and lobster a bit tasteless. Other foods fine. Not as great as other reviews promised.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    OneSweetWorld
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Celebrating our anniversary at Bowen's and it couldn't have been better. We were a bit early for our reservation and sat at the bar and had a drink before dinner. Awesome selection and great service. Our server was cordial and very attentive. The food was top notch. I had grilled swordfish and it was the best I've ever had. She had risotto and loved it. We'll definitely be back. Also, sesting on the upstairs deck overlooking the water was the perfect touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.