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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4.7
5710 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 841-8884

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walter Slater

  • 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) 759-5557

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Unspecified

  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. n

    nickiem

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic filet mignon and hslibut. Beautiful setting right on the water.
  2. I

    Impressed

    New York Area

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly and attentive.
  3. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific! Always a great dining experience-service and food! 22 Bowen a favorite!!
  4. CM

    CedricM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Extremely slow service, 2h40 for 3 guests main courses and deserts.
  5. TF

    TonyF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received from our waitress Jessica was great. She cares about her job and making the customer happy.
  6. f

    foodnfun

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great spot in Newport. Expansive menu with something for everyone.
  7. BT

    BrianT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re in Newport and you need a perfect restaurant , don’t hesitate to reserve a table here. I come here every time I’m in Newport and I’ve never been disappointed
  8. A

    Agravine22

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation dinner. Great for kids and parents. Beautiful venue. Amazing service. Food was to die for.
  9. RR

    RandR

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We are wonderful experience the girl who checked us in was not overly friendly but it was very hot so she probably was overwhelmed with heat. I will wait it was fantastic and everything else was very good!
  10. NG

    NevilleG

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere,we ate outside which was nice, It is a busy place and a little pricey. This place is great for a special personal event
  11. LK

    LisaK

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff could not have been nicer. the food was amazing. We had a beautiful outdoor table and we did not feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would go again the next time we are in Newport.
  12. SG

    SharonG

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends in town and decided to take them to Bowens, everyone loved their food, it was all excellent! Our server was great, good recommendations for food and drinks.
  13. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    First choice of entrees not available. Asked for second choice (Filet Minion) medium rare. Was cooked on the done side of medium. Good quality, just a little disappointed.
  14. LS

    LynneS

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved our afternoon lunch yesterday! The burger was delicious, as was the fish and chips and Cubano sandwich. We sat outside so the atmosphere was perfect! My only complaint was the Bloody Mary. It was kind of watered down and tasteless. But we'll be back!
  15. CS

    CharlesS

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were excellent. We were seated outside as requested. Our server Zach was professional and attentive. We sat by the pier and enjoyed the sea breeze and people watching.
  16. N

    Nicki

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Good service.
  17. g

    gaila

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Nice location, food was adequate, service very good. Probably won't return.
  18. LC

    LeighCooper

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    It took over an hour for our food to arrive. My parents and I ordered our steaks medium rare and they arrived well done.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great experience
  20. CS

    ClaireS

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate lunch outside this week. Gary, our server, was great! Very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Down side: Was disappointed with the bloody mary...seems it's a watered down version of what I would expect, still tasty but not the best. Also the charcuterie board was not up to par--took approx 20 minutes to serve...had a large pile of roasted pork at room temp (weird), pickled green beans with red onion, very small blue cheese and cheddar cheese pieces, some kind of raisin chutney? ( I didn't try that), raw honey (delicious!) and the bread portion was a cranberry bread roll cut in pieces (prefer the usual plain baguette). Pasta appetizer was very dry, would not order that again. Upside: Service!! Gary was great. Atmosphere great! Boiled 2 lb lobster with fries, delicious! Clam Chowder--great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first meal on vacation in Newport, and this knocked it out of the park!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Terrible service Decent food but couldn’t overcome service
  23. EQ

    EllenQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Peter, was excellent. He paced our meal so we could enjoy each course, allowing us to enjoy our meal, the company and the view.
  24. KR

    KarenR

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The service was okay. We had to ask to order after a half hour of waiting and didn’t hear the specials. We also had to ask for bread. Folks who came in after us were served before us. And two out of four of us didn’t get the correct order. But the server was polite and nice. We’ll always come back but not the best experience we’ve had unfortunately for our son’s birthday.
  25. SD

    SanDi

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The place to go to for drinks and good food when we are in Newport. The restaurant never fails us.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect lunch. The food was delicious and Sarah was amazing!
  27. LC

    LisaC

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal at 22Bowens. It’s a must-dine every time we visit Newport!
  28. g

    greggm

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very slow and forgetful service. Food was good. Great vibe.
  29. L

    Lmml

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Based on reviews - dissappointing. Slow service, wilted green godess salad, tough asparagus. Cesar salad not good. Wine was not out on ice until we reminded server. Stripes bass, mashed potatos ans rigatoni appy quite good. Too costly for the overall experience - would not go back
  30. AL

    AliciaL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Alex was absolutely outstanding! He explained the menu, made recommendations based on our likes and was perfectly attentive! The found was unreal! Everything from the Caesar salads to the rack of lamb to the cod to the tuna were absolutely mouthwatering! Will definitely be back!
  31. PN

    PatriciaN

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Calamari and Chicken were excellent
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  33. VL

    VickiL

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere. Server was friendly and attentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went for my wife’s birthday. Nice location, food was okay but not stellar. Staff was friendly and attentive. I would say that it was overpriced but it is in a prime location. Others we visited were just as nice with better food and value
  35. IL

    danIeL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and a comprehensive wine list.
  36. CB

    ChrisB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22 Bowens was a great meal! Our food & drinks were outstanding & the service was top notch.
  37. KM

    KimberlyMarino

    New England

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Newport Restaurant Groups venues rarely disappoint. Even though they were out of a few items (beyond their control due to supply chain issues) the meal was over the top fantastic. The Calamari appetizer was crisp, delicious and not oily or fishy. The filet mignon arrived perfectly cooked and so flavorful. Bowen Mashed Potatoes...I don't know what they do to them, but WOW. The surf and turf also delicious and perfectly cooked. We love NRG and dine with them often, we'll have to visit 22 Bowen more often.
  38. l

    lindap

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rainy summer day in busy Newport. We snagged a last minute lunch reservation and sat outside under the canopy. Food was fresh and delicious, two of our party had delicious squash risotto and the third had the Cubano sandwich. The Cubano was ample, with a tangy mustard and very good porchetta. Side salad was large and fresh. Waiter was great, had a sense of humor. Great lunch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite spot for nice date night dinner in Newport. We enjoy outside table atmosphere. Food is delicious. Service is excellent!
  40. S

    Steve

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Bowen 22. Go for dinner every summer while in Newport. I am a large yacht Captain. I send our guest here as well for a great steak dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 5710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today
Google Map for 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

22 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walter Slater

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 841-8884

  • 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) 759-5557

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