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
252 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (154)scenic view (152)special occasion (147)romantic (120)notable wine list (113)fit for foodies (81)hot spot (61)good for groups (60)vibrant bar scene (48)neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (36)great for brunch (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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...
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • The food was very expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    The food was very expensive for very average food. THe wait staff rushed us. The greeter made a big deal about what table to give us in a virtually empty restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful wait staff
    middvt
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We had a wonderful wait staff person and an excellent meal. Scallops were outstanding, halibut special good but not over the top. Great Chianti. We would go back in a heartbeat, all the way from Vermont.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Everything was great except the table we had, which was in the back by the washclosets....also, we were a party of two and there was a party of 8 next to us that was quite loud. Larger parties should be kept together and away from smaller when possible. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had some problems with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    I had some problems with the oreo of th food. Luke the manager handled all the problems very well. He is a pro.
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  • The food was absolutely fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the filet minon w/mashed potato special which at first we thought was a little price, until we ate it.... well worth the price! The flavors of the Blue Cheese butter completely complimented the steak. The service was great. We have a very pleasant and friendly waitress. The only down fall was that we were first seated at (I think it was table #1) a very tiny table in the corer next to only one window. We quickly asked for a much nicer table. In my opinion, this small table in the corner could very easily be removed all together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had heard excellent food
    nickcharlesVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We had heard excellent food and wine reviews from both locals and visitors and had always wanted to try 22 Bowen but it was difficult to get a reservation. We were very disappointed with our first visit. Two of the main dishes had to be returned because they were excessively salty. The steak was good but not steakhouse quality. The tuna was cold and mediocre. Two of the three appetizers were very ordinary. However, our waitress was exceptional and tried her very best to resolve all of our problems and repair the experience. 22 Bowen is lucky to have her!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE, I FOUND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE, I FOUND THE FOOD TO BE EXCEPTIONAL! I REMARKED TO MY DAUGHTER THAT MY FILET MINON WITH MUSHROOM DEMIGLACE WAS THE BEST I HAD EVER TASTED. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS GOOD, BUT THE FOOD WAS MAGNIFICENT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Service and food couldn't have been better! It was a perfect choice for a graduation celebration!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tim the server and the entire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Tim the server and the entire waitstaff were great. The food was very good. The bathrooms were not maintained properly. The restaurant was very loud for the entire evening which made it hard for my guest and I to have a quality conversation. This could be a result of the building construction? The views were beautiful and the wine list was supurb. I would return to 22 Bowens, but most likely only for lunch or brunch. There were also a lot of highly intoxicated patrons throughout the bar area which were loud and obnoxious. I have found this to be typical Newport behavior, it's not 22 Bowens fault.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was a great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Was a great dining experience. Would definitely go back and recommend. They have a great prix dinner on Friday's in the off season which I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Initially had an issue with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Initially had an issue with service, but restaurant changed servers and the rest of the meal was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I am aware that this was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    I am aware that this was a Steak House, but from the reviews and advertisements we were very unhappy with the lack of seafood choices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We had a wonderful dinner at 22 Bowens. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We had a wonderful dinner at 22 Bowens. The food from salad to dessert was excellent. Both our steaks were cooked perfectly and the service was very good. I certainly plan on going back to this restaurant when I return to Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Excellent food and service in this gem of Newport. The wine list is amazing... dizzying selection. If you're in Newport for the weekend, this is a must go place to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomomdating as we were
    Armond
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Very accomomdating as we were late for our reservation. Course its off season in Newport but they were accomodating. We had the pre fix menu and added 2 Martini's at $12 per and 6 very small oysters for $15. The oysters were very tasty but very small. The pre fix menu was very good. The service was very good. An enjoyable evening.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although my guest and I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Although my guest and I had a 7:30 reservation we were not seated at our table until a little after 8:00. The fish of the day that I ordered was inedible ( bad cut?) but the dish that my server suggested to replace it was outstanding. Our server ( Marissa) was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. We'll go back just for her. Overall we were very pleased with our dining experience at 22 Bowens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good steak place...........pro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    very good steak place...........probably the best in newport. quality wine list with impressive choices by the glass or 1/2 bottle........also magnums, and regular bottles. high quality service If steak is your interest, this is where you should go while visiting newport
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Went here on our first trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Went here on our first trip to Newport and loved it! The New England Clam Chowder was delicious and the steak my husband and I had was incredible. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the special of 60.00
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We had the special of 60.00 for dinner for two. We thought it was exellent and will be back soon
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food & atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Excellent food & atmosphere. The prix fix menu was a great value. I'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All three of us agreed that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    All three of us agreed that the entire dinner was phenomenal. Two of us had a sirloin steak that was the best we have ever tasted. As we tasted the first slice, we both paused and enjoyed the wonderful taste as well as the tenderness of the meat. My steak actually got cold halfway through my meal as I was taking a very long time between each piece and savoring all of it. It was that good. The third member of our party had the lobster and being from the New Jersey shore and having our own great seafood restaurants, she remarked it was better than any lobster she ever had. Our server Nicole, the floor manager, chefs as well as the rest of the staff were more than friendly and courteous. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had an excellent time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    We had an excellent time at Bowens. Our meals were delicious from start to finish. The steaks were cooked to perfection. I loved the ambience. We will definitely go back and recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate