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 - 10:00
    Friday - Saturday 4:30 - 11:00
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (147)great for outdoor dining (140)special occasion (139)romantic (114)notable wine list (108)fit for foodies (75)good for groups (56)hot spot (50)vibrant bar scene (42)great for lunch (38)neighborhood gem (37)late-night find (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can you say underwhelming?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Clearly, this establishment rests on its location because its a joke. I could write a long review on how horrendous the service was from our waiter who couldn't be bothered, the woman helping him bus tables who kept trying to take our food we waited TWO hours for after if placed down, to the outright obnoxious manager who seemed like it was a surprise we we were underwhelmed. BUT if I did that, I would be giving way more attention than we got at our meal. Aside from that the food was horrible, outback makes a better steak. We filled on bread for $350. Make you want to go right? Go for drinks and eat somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I attended dinner at Bowen's for our anniversary for the second year in a row & we continue to be more and more impressed with the quality of the food and service. We plan to make this an annual occurrence as they never fail to amaze us !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many great meals before this one
    Unfortanate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Not sure if management has changed! O ordered the special appetizer which was fatty. My Delmonico was very fatty not sure if they have a new vendor? they were nice to replace it with a Filet med rear which came out very rear! did not eat it! We dine at 22 Bowens when we are docked in Newport 3-4 times a summer and were very disappointed and not sure if we will go back. even the menu has typos!! 22 Bowens and management should take a hard look at what is really going on here. I should mention we are members of the fair rewards and this does not reflect the great food we receive at the other locations
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  • scallops were delicious
    kendalldesign
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always nice to spend some time in Newport watching all the people. Nice spot upstairs outside/inside where you can feel the salty air while you sip on some great wines. The service was good. Nice location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic 3rd Anniversary
    surfjunki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love Newport in the summer & for our anniversary date it was the perfect setting. We wanted a fine dining experience and made our reservations easily on OpenTable with a request for a seat by a window. When we arrived early for cocktails, we sat at the bar. They seemed to still be setting up, even though they had been open for lunch. It took a few minutes longer than expected to order. When time came to check in, we had our choice of tables by windows and on the patio and ordered oysters and pork belly to start–both were fabulous. We also split a steak the brussels and mac & cheese. Everything was delicious and cooked to order. Service was well-timed and friendly, & our server Jennifer took the time to register us for their rewards card.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NewportGirl
    NewportGirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service and the view were great. What started out like the perfect dinner night turned out to be a bit hairy!. There was HAIR in one of the appetizers I ordered!! The manager as very apologetic and she did not charge for the appetizer and the wine. However, both my friend and I had a very bad reaction to the same appetizer. Very surprised since I have been there many times and had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had great fresh shell/sea food at a self-styled "meat" restaurant. That is their reputation but the shrimps, oysters, clam, lobster special was excellent. Thanks Rocco.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous spot, outstanding food
    KH41
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were blown away by the setting, the food and the portions - 22 Bowen Wharf is a great value in a place we least expected it - at the Wharf in Newport. Not cheap, but compared to other spots, the food was outstanding, the portions huge, and the ambience and the view stellar. Great service; friendly wait staff. We have eaten at the sister restaurant Trio in Narragansett many times. 22 Bowen is now on our list as well as a new favorite. Get there early and get a table on the upper deck. You won't regret it. We reserved thru Open Table - easy to find an opening and be sure to get a seat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, ambiance & service
    caligirl
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Location on the wharf is ideal. We sat in the upper outdoor deck. Great view of the harbor and sunset. Great variety of food, we shared the cheese plate and kale salad which was delicious, I had the scallop appetizer which was ok not outstanding and my colleague had the vegetable risotto. Risotto was very good. Server was attentive and offered really good food and beverage selections. We both had a specialty cocktail...I don't normally order one of these but the lemon infused vodka drink was delicious and so was the berry gin cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic view of harbor/great food
    Laney
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our evening at 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille was a good one in many ways. Service was excellent. Its location on Bowens Wharf provides a scenic view. Ships came in and out as we dined. The food choices were excellent--offering both well-prepared and simple steaks as well as more creative choices. An ample selection of sides were available to accompany the entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a recommodation from a friend and it was 100% accurate! Great spot a must when in Newport!
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cynter
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love coming here for dinner, we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FMvisitor
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fodd and service were great. Very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    JMROCHE
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great spot! Caesar just ok (too much work), filet was amazing, server Mike was awesome and great spot! Service was great, disagreed with neg reviews we saw lots of staff running around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor dining experience
    CherylandJo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Out of town friends were visiting & we were looking forward to a very nice evening. Unfortunately our waitress was not on the same page. She seemed upset, maybe had personal issues or a bad day because she was not into serving that evening. Her presentation of specials & answers to any questions were not supportive of us the customers or the restaurant as we know it. Items were not served in a timely fashion; all meals were not served together. Also, waits between courses/drinks. Cappuccino coffees served cold. The final straw was the mistakes on bills; even once fixed, still errors with coffees not properly comped the coffees. Myself and one other guest was extremely happy with our dinners; the other 4 would probably never come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    JenneB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were greeted and sat 15 minutes before our reservation time. Our server, Manny, was friendly, knowledgeable and gave great opinions on wine and menu items. Great experience, I would definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    njfrank
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have eaten here twice and have found the food to be excellent. We have tried seafood and steak each has been prepared properly and arrives in a reasonable amount of time. Thus far, the service has been outstanding. The staff is always available, but you never feel rushed. We look forward to dining here again during our next trip to Newport.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a glowing review
    Rick
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As someone who makes their living in the food/hospitality industry, the last thing I would want anyone to say about my company is that it was a poor experience, terrible food or inattentive service. I experienced all of that and more at 22 Bowens! if you like great food and service, highly recommend eating at some of the other establishments in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodies, don't waste your time or $
    Susan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were in town for the Folk Festival, I was looking for good seafood and my partner (a vegetarian) anything that wasn't. The restaurant was beautiful and crowded so I expected good food. Man were we BOTH disappointed! I ordered the scallops which arrived (seared only on one side) plated beautifully but the first bite was not so beautiful, there was no seasoning of any kind on only part of the dish and the scallops alone had no flavor whatsoever. My partner ordered a couple of sides as apparently they don't like vegetarians enough to offer options (that would be multiple options) she had the asparagus and mashed potatoes. How can you screw up asparagus and mashed potatoes you might ask....I don't know how they did it but they did!
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