22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Great Customer Service & ExperienceOn recommendation we visited 22 Bowen for a graduation celebration. Although our evening had several problems the staff handled everything professionally and exceeded my expectations. Management of the restaurant worked very hard to solve the problems and showed they would like to have me return to the restaurant again. We had a opportunity to experience the appetizers, main course and deserts and all were excellent and worth the time. When we visit Newport we will definitely return to 22 Bowens.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Good But Menu OverpricedWe had dinner early on a Saturday night. The service was excellent and the food was good, but when you look at the bill for what you receive overall the menu is overpriced. I ordered the dry-aged Delmonico special medium rare - it came out rare. Otherwise it was a good meal, but you are paying a 5-star price for a 4-star restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great NightOur celebration for Graduation was made even more special by this restaurant. Great location on the wharf, great table, service and the food was fantastic. Thank you for making our special night very special.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentGreat new menu. Superb wine list. Looking forward to new addition with outdoor seating opening soon.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceSat at the bar for a very generous cocktail before we went to our table Excellent service Great wine list complete with riedel glasses Food was delicious Staff gives the feeling that they really care they you have a good experience and we did!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI was VERY disappointed inI was VERY disappointed in the stuffing used in the lobster. I have had much better. It was very expensive, and for the most part, it was breadcrumbs with little seafood . Only other negative was the size of the piece of salmon. It was delicious, but should have been a little bigger. Everything else was exceptional...especially the service!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Newport RestaurantWe've been coming to Newport for over 18 years and we've eaten in a variety of places and 22 Bowen's Wine & Bar Grille is our favorite place for a romantic dinner. It has a great feel with many different rooms and areas. They are currently expanding their outdoor seating. The restaurant is located on the water in a fun area of Newport. The food is always great and consistent. The service is very professional and engaging.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing clam chowder, filetAmazing clam chowder, filet overdone (Asked for medium), great scallops.
Great view by the window upstairs!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was very attentive - a great way to celebrate our anniversary!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic for a special night out22 Bowens had great food and service. Came here for my fiancé's birthday dinner. We got a buffalo crab cake to start, the clambake and the shrimp linguine with truffle lobster mac & cheese for entrees, and the creme brûlée plus butterscotch banana bread for dessert. Everything was over the top delicious. Our server was so friendly and very knowledgeable with the menu. The beer list was surprisingly extensive (we were expecting a good wine list already). Only thing was that the outdoor seating was under construction so the view from our seats wasn't what we expected. We didn't feel rushed and had a wonderful time. I'd definitely come back or recommend to anybody I knew who would be in Newport.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Friendly StaffGreat Food, Friendly Staff and exceptional service. For a high-end steak restaurant, I felt the portion sizes were perfect for the price.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMsomething for everyoneThree of us had the seasonal 3-course meal, which was the perfect portion size for a reasonable price. Our vegan was delighted with her array of vegetables and our meat lover had 'the best steak he had ever eaten'. Excellent service and wonderful wine.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur kids gave us the giftOur kids gave us the gift certificate for anniversary and it was busy, fun, noisy in the bar but quiet at the table. Enjoyed it very much. Like all steak houses, it was expensive. My steak was not the best filet I've had, but it was enjoyable. Would go back for the bar scene and to try it in summer/fall weather.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Surprise for my boyfriendMy boyfriend and I went to the restaurant on April 20th for dinner. It was a suprise for his birthday that I had put together for him. When we got there we were shocked on how quickly we were seated even though we had a reservation for 7:30pm and how friendly the host was and how clean the place in general was. We started with some cocktails and they were great. We had started with two ceasar salads and they were even better. The croutons were amazing. My boyfriend got the 24oz aged porterhouse and I got the 14oz sirlion, each were cooked fabulously. A surprise cheesecake dessert was also given to my boyfriend with a candle. We will be going back soon. The prices were perfect, the food was great and the service was exceptional.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could not decide on entreesWe could not decide on entrees so my wife suggested we go "Tapas" style and get a few apps,. Scallops were amazing, crab cakes were outstanding, lobster Mac and cheese "holy expletive" good. Waitress didn't blink that we were sharing4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner. Scallops,Wonderful dinner. Scallops, lobster and swordfish were all spot on. Good drinks, wine and beer. A great evening.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks and great services.Great steaks and great services. Will be back soon.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for restaurant week withWent for restaurant week with another couple.
Had a wonderful time great ambience, food and
Been there many times from romantic dinner
to eating at the bar, always a excellent.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy dinner atWe always enjoy dinner at 22 Bowens. The food is always delicious. Although the weather was a little rainy, it was still beautiful to look at the harbor, the boats etc.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice, attentive and friendlyVery nice, attentive and friendly wait staff. Very good food4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit this year to 22 Bowens. The atmosphere is quiet and the food is very very good. The "wedge" salad is a favorite. Nice wine list, and the steaks are great.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great atmosphereGreat service, great atmosphere and fantastic food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went to thisMy husband and I went to this restaurant for Easter dinner, and we were very impressed. We called to say that we were running late for our reservation, and the staff was very accomodating and polite. The service was excellent, and my husband said it was the best fillet mignon he has ever eaten. He is still talking about it! We will definitely be making a drive to 22 Bowens again over the summer.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinnerWe had an excellent dinner here. Service was top notch and they surprised my husband with a birthday dessert. We would not hesitate to come here again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyed the food and serviceenjoyed the food and service very much! Our server's name was Jonathan Hackett. He was perfect!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial EveningJust a wonderful evening. The entire staff was attentive, especially our waiter, Johnathan. The food was very good, as well. A little pricey, but perfect for a special occaision.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMJust Warming upWedge salad was great- as was the Tuna tartare appetizer. They just reopened after renovations and did not yet have their full compliment of dry-aged steaks available which was a little dissappointing. Settled on lobster and a fillet. Was better than average, but not the outstanding that I have come to expect from 22 Bowens. The service however was excellent and our waitress Sarah was very engaging and made sure evrything was taken care of to our liking.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCustomer Responsive!!!My wife and I had a great lunch today in Newport. The weather was on the warm side for the season and we thought we would shoot over the bridge to enjoy it before the cold weather returned. We decided on 22 Bowens as we have never been disappointed by them. My wife was up for lunch and was very happy with her choice of fish tacos off the lunch menu. I was craving steak and eggs which of course was not on the lunch menu. Valerie, our server, checked with Chef John and came back to let us know that putting together something off menu would not be a problem. In just a moment I was able to select french fries off the lunch menu, a filet off the dinner menu, and supplement them with scrambled eggs with sautéed onions. Customer Responsive!1/13/2013 12:00:00 AM