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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
251 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (152)special occasion (148)great for outdoor dining (145)romantic (127)notable wine list (118)fit for foodies (85)good for groups (66)hot spot (64)vibrant bar scene (53)neighborhood gem (46)great for lunch (36)great for brunch (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Everything was great, reception,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2008
    Everything was great, reception, food, service and exciting music. A really nice place to recommend to friends. Smart ladies at the bar, also!
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    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was always a great place
    Weeksie
    Dined on 8/18/2008
    This was always a great place to go. However on this night they were a little off. The service was slow and the meal did not meet up to the level of our prior visits. Steak overdone, salad old and drenched in dressing and overpriced even when compared to the great etas in Fairfield County, CT. The table next to us had a meltdown when they refused to put up with the slow service. They walked out on the check. Could be some of the help has left for the summer leaving the place understaffed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience at 22 Bowens
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2008
    Our experience at 22 Bowens may have been great, had we not been ignored for the first 25 minutes after we were sat. No water, no bread, no wine list as I watched server after server pass by our table, which was in a prominent front dining room location overlooking the wharf. When I finally got up and explained to the manager that no one had been to our table, she was very flustered and rude and said, "Well, someone's working in your section" and stormed away. I assume she must have yelled at our server because he acted like he was punished the rest of the meal and made no effort to turn it around. The manager walked by later in our meal and was too focused on fixing place settings and didn't bother to ask us if things were to our liking
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    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent food and service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2008
    Excellent food and service... A pleasure every time...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious! our waitress was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2008
    delicious! our waitress was great...the bartender was great...we enjoyed everything at 22 bowens! we will recommend it to our friends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, service excellent. Bustling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    Food, service excellent. Bustling restaurant. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was terrific,did
    Mushie
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    The service was terrific,did not rush us at all. Wine list superb. Food was great. The lettuce wedge was perfect al la Blue Smoke in NY. Striped bass was moist and flavorfull. Scallops were a large portion. Although the tuna tartare was great, that portion was slighly small for an appy portion. Would definately go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went there for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    We went there for our anniversary and we were not disappointed, very attentive, food was excellent and they even brought us a special dessert to celebrate. Will defintely go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebrated 35th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2008
    celebrated 35th anniversary there.Had a great dinner. Good service, good food, promptly served. great night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • 22 Bowen never fails on great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2008
    22 Bowen never fails on great food, great service and all around experience. It is well worth the price to have such a fantastic meal out. The Blue Cheese Butter adds a unique flavor to any steak on the menu, the 22 Bowen Potatoes are an absolute must experience, and their grilled asparagus is always a pleaser too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are from the Midwest so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    We are from the Midwest so beef, more than seafood, is important to us. My mother ordered a margarita on the rocks and perhaps your policy is to always make a drink with a call brand. I didn't realize til a couple of days later when I looked closely at my bill that the server had ordered Cuervo Gold. We were not offered a refill on any of our drinks including water. Our preference is Ruth's Chris, but you came highly recommended. We can always count on impeccable service and on the one ocassion my food was less than desirable, they made it right. Their reputation depends on it. I would hesitate to return to 22 Bowen because you don't get a chance to make a first impression. Regards, Karen Nelson
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated under a leaking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    We were seated under a leaking pipe (due to the condensation of the air conditioner) when we mentioned it to our waitress she said the pipe always leaks (why would they sit us there) and basically intimated we should "suck it up"...we asked her to do something about it and she reluctantly obliged (she wrapped the pipe with a napkin)... hmmm...is it because we are black that they gave us this table? t
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great up to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Everything was great up to the point that a hair was found in my wife's entree.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered from an evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    We ordered from an evening special--Prime Rib night--and the entree was excellent. The oysters appetizer were very good if a bit pricey. Even the bread and the salads were excellent. The server, Cory, was an exceptional waiter. He was there when needed but didn't intrude as some servers do. It was my first time at the restaurant, my wife's second, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Great seafood, great service, excellent restaurant to go to for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic and our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Fantastic and our waitress was FABULOUS!! Wish I could remember her name to give her the appreication she deserves. We dined outside on the patio on Sat, July 19th at 6:30. Even though we were late for our reservation they held us and seated us. That was unbelievable! Great experience! Even with a small power blackout! Food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • 22 Bowens is a perennial favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    22 Bowens is a perennial favorite for me. I used to think that Prime up in Providence had the best steaks, but Bowens blows them away. Everything else on the menu is outstanding as well. Great wine list - look at the back of the list for good deals on last of vintage wines. Highly recommended. Also try The Morring owned by the same restaurant group, as well at Castle Hill for outstanding food and a spectacular view. If you're thinking of going to The Spiced Pear save yourself some $$ and go here instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall experience, AWESOME! Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2008
    Overall experience, AWESOME! Would highly recommend to anyone! Best with no kids...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The salmon was dry - I didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    The salmon was dry - I didn't like it at all and only ate half of it. There were also tons of bones in it. It would have been nice if you served crab cakes - the crab cake salad was not memorable. The onion rings were overcooked. The clam chowder was excellent. I told the waiter about the salmon and he did nothing about it. Perhaps the adage that you should never order seafood at a steak house is true! Thank you. Jim Nugent
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  • Food was great, as was the
    mike
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    Food was great, as was the service. We were seated exatly where we requested.Wonderful dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went here for our wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    We went here for our wedding anniversary and were, for the most part, very pleased with our experience. The food and wine were excellent, the waitress was very knowledgeable, and the view of the harbor was great. My only complaint (which was resolved) is that upon arrival the manager and head host acknowledged that it was our anniversary (which we had noted on this website along with a request for a window seat), and brought us to a table in the corner right next to one of the servers stations. We could see an open table next to the window, so we requested a seat change, and the staff was accomidating. All in all, a great experience experience. We would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 22 Bowens is Newport's number
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    22 Bowens is Newport's number one steak house. We've consistantly enjoyed dining there since it opened. Hostess and wait staff are always polite and perfect. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great food. Service was amazing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Great food. Service was amazing, great wine list. Waitress was amazing! Overall great experience. Glad I made an early reservation, place was packed when I left!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • service was excellent, has
    CALLAUVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    service was excellent, has a kid friendly menu little pricey, ala carte sides- but it is in a tourist trap area great for couples I had the mahi mahi(sp?), excellent, I would highly recommend! They welcome casual or dress attire no points given through open table
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • Food was much better on our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Food was much better on our last visit, not to say that it wasnt good this time.... Tables are too close to each other so much so that we seem to be in everyone elses conversations and it was hard to get around the room to go to the restrooms!
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  • THe food was good in both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    THe food was good in both taste & presedntation. However the cleaningless needs to be improved. The glasses for all 8 of us would need to be cleaned before it can be used... it was full of flint...
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    scenic view, great for lunch
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  • My filet was excellent, cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    My filet was excellent, cooked perfectly. Mashed potatoes were okay, nothing special. Accomodated a rare drink request with no problem, which was much appreciated. A little pricey. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience, would def recommend to others. Good food, good atmosphere, good service. A must in Newport.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • gREAT SERVICE, EXCELLENT FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    gREAT SERVICE, EXCELLENT FOOD - WE WANTED TO TRY EVERYTHING ON MENU
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Dinner was so good, that we
    KimberlyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    Dinner was so good, that we returned for lunch the following day!! Really made a great impression of Newport dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • My husband and I came to Bowen's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2008
    My husband and I came to Bowen's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was extremely good but our server was horrible. He started off really nice and friendly. My husband asked for his recommendations on an entree choice and he gave his opinion. But the longer we were there, the more we felt like we were an inconvenience to him. He never came back to fill our water during the entire meal;he was very short and just plain rude. We asked to have one desert in the restaurant and one packed up to go. He pretty much looked annoyed with that request and told us he might be out of the one we wanted to go. He never came back to let us know.Overall, food was good but probably will not recommend or return due to the server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will be writing a letter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    I will be writing a letter to 22 Bowens as we spent a considerable amount of money and did not have a very positive experience. I would not be able to reccomend.
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  • We had a great time Saturday
    JaniVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We had a great time Saturday evening at 22 Bowens. Our waiter made sure that we never had to wait for our drinks or food. A good time was had by all. Janet White
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of the best meals i've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    one of the best meals i've experienced in a long time. fantastic wait staff. beautifully prepared & cooked food. extreemly nice setting to enjoy a wonderful evening. it, very muched facilitated what was a romantic evening with a loved one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First first floor bathrooms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    First first floor bathrooms seemed to be too few for a full house. There were always lines 4-5 people deep. The seating inside also seemed a little cramped. The servers did a good job trying to avoid bumping my chair as they served the table behind me, but I was sitting in fear that a hot plate might fall into my lap.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved 22 Bowens. My wife and
    Sean
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Loved 22 Bowens. My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal. Our waitress, Lauren, was fantastic. We will absolutely return for another dinner.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have wanted to visit tis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I have wanted to visit tis restaurant for several years and on our 36th wedding anniversary I thought it was about time. We stayed at the Hotel Viking, Newport and had outdoor lunch at 22 Bowens. Dinner at 22 Bowens was romantic and a great top off to our anniversary. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • This is an excellent restaurant;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    This is an excellent restaurant; the quality of the meat and seafood is outstanding and the staff is very attentive and experienced. We really enjoyed watching the activity that was taking place on the wharf. This is going to be one of our favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My eat out at your restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    My eat out at your restaurant was outstanding, and would recomend this to anyone. This weekend was my first weekend to Newport and I will definitly return to Newport and this restaurant. Thank you very much!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a wonderful experience!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    This was a wonderful experience!!!!My best friend and I have birthdays 2 days apart so we go out to celebrate together every year. This year we chose 22 Bowens Wharf as we had both heard so much praise about it from quite a few people who had been there. and we were not disappointed!!!!! The food was just so fresh and so creatively prepared!!! We also included our children, one a very grown up 12-year girl and a young man of 14. I would not recommend bringing children much under those ages, but ours were treated very kindly and graciously. The bar was elegant also, decorated in rich leathers and fine wood. Their house gin is Beefeater!!!! You know you have reached the pinnacle when this is the case!!! Excellent!!! Can't wait to go again!!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 22 Bowens is in a great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    22 Bowens is in a great location on a wharf in Newport. The food is delicious. The filet was tender and very enjoyable. Extensive wine list and the waiters were extremely friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate