22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.6
3091 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(401) 841-8884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Margaret McDonald: (888) 759-5557
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Cross street
America's Cup Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

22 Bowen's is definitely one of our favorite places in Newport, RI and whenever we are here we make it a point to have lunch/dinner or drinks. We took my parents for dinner this time and they loved it just as much as we do :) Thanks so much!

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k
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had lunch here for his birthday. The food and atmosphere were amazing. We had a great server. We will definitely be back!

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our go to place every time we visit Newport. The food is amazing especially their steaks and the ambience is very nice. They are located right on the harbor and has a beautiful water view. The service is excellent as well. Very highly recommended!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back here every time we visit Newport. Love the ambiance, service, and best French onion soup ever.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the restaurant was decorated so pretty for Christmas!

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j
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Rachel to be your server. Fantastic

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SE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Filet Mignon of 2018 for me! Love their seasonal cocktails too. Impeccable service in the sense that by the time you need something someone is right there. Most think of Newport as the summer hot spot that it is but 22 Bowen’s at Christmas is a special place for that holiday vibe.

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BS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on an early December, Sunday night dinner.....fantastic. Waterfront dining, beautifully decorated for the holidays and really inviting. Super aged piece of steak, lobster, brussel sprouts and a wedge salad - full bodied red wine. Really attentive service. I could see this place being slammed busy during the height of the season and being a different experience. Strong recommend. Thanks.

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BC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and my favorite place for a dinner whenever in Newport area. Consistently great food and service.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Newport!!
Food exceptional and fresh
Wait staff very professional

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

For the price you pay for a meal, the quality of the food was surely way under par! My Salmon was so dry and flavorless! Scallops over done with no flavor. Very disappointed! Won’t be back 😞

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed into the comfortably elegant ambiance by the evening's host. Our waiter was friendly and professional, offering suggestions and doing what he could to make our special night perfect. Our dinners were served unrushed and were delicious with chosen sides more than generous for two. Highly recommend 22 Bowens, a restaurant to which we shall definitely return!

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NO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is impeccable. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Every team member is polite and helpful. The food flavors and presentation are on point. New tasting menu is a great value.

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e
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the restaurant. I thought the server was not friendly, and felt we were rushed. I ordered a steak when it came it was cold like it had been sitting around for a while. I ordered a side of mushrooms that never showed up. Overall it was not a good experience.

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CB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience (which was my second time there) was picture perfect. From the wines, to the calamari to the steaks, everything was flawless. Thank you to the entire team for making this evening memorable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If in Newport RI a must place to great beer menu.New England Clam chowder great.The Fish and chips were also great.Watched other food coming out all looked great

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S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We dined on Thanksgiving. We were seated at a nice table with the view of the harbor. We ordered drinks at 5:00. By 5:25 no drinks hsd arrived. No noticed that other guests that had arrived later were served drinks and bread. At 5:30 another server came out with our entrees. We said we would like to have drinks and bread before dinner. Drinks finally arrived with bread that was still frozen inside. When dinner was served it had been inadequately reheated. This is the first negative review I have ever submitted. We were, however, greeted by a supervisor and not charged for the drinks. I'll title this "Not much to be thankful for with this dining experience".

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We went for Thanksgiving, my son is 11 and ordered the 36.00 turkey dinner. When it came out it had gravy all over it and my son doesn’t like gravy. He began crying I told the waitress what was wrong she said oh and walked away. When she came back he was still crying so I asked her if we could please get a piece of turkey without gravy. I ordered an extra side of mashed potatoes for 7 or 8 dollars more. My husband ordered a bottle of wine that said 28 dollars on the menu when we got home we realized we were charged 76 dollars for the bottle. I don’t know why the waitress wouldn’t offer another dinner to my son without gravy. Very bad experience.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was outstanding! Wait staff fantastic, Rebecca was lovely!

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LB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated Thanksgiving at 22 Bowens. Food was superb, service was impeccable, the sommelier magically appeared and was very helpful. Had a perfect time! Thanks for making Thanksgiving memorable!

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I feel that the steaks are overpriced for the cut you get.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille was the perfect place to take my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. It was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious. We had the best steak of our lives there! I will continue to recommend this place to family and friends.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Worth a visit!!

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have dined here when visiting Newport. We both order a la carte steaks with a couple if sides. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the cognac cream sauce was delicious. The waitress helped us in choosing the perfect bottle of wine to accompany the dinner we were having. We will definitely be back.

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LN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, presentation was exceptional, and portions were healthy. The waiter, John Paulo was superb. We asked him to space out the courses - (there’s nothing worse than going out for an pricey dinner and be done too quickly) - and it was spaced nicely. He actually asked what he could do to make
Our dinner even better. Very attentive but not interruptive.

We lucked out, as it was restaurant week, so we got three courses for $50. Good to note that you should ask if the restaurant week entrees are exactly the same as the regular entree - because not all of them are. For instance, the special scallops only had 4 scallops, while the regular priced entree served 6 scallops. So depending on your appetite, it might not be worth it economically to get the “restaurant week” special.

Special drinks are pricey, I had a champagne cocktail which was $13 for a small champagne glass. But regular beers are reasonable at seven dollars each.

Overall, we had a really special dinner, I would recommend it.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack and his staff were very attentive. We stumbled upon restaurant week and found the menu options and food terrific. it was a cozy, inviting environment and the pace was relaxed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the location of this restaurant. Their sangria is my favorite. Service was excellent.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has great food and is in a great location on a wharf. We enjoyed an anniversary dinner there. Everything met our expectations.

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CA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week and the menu was to not disappoint. We sat upstairs in the deck area and had an awesome view. Michael is one the best servers we have ever had here, highly recommend requesting him!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for restaurant week. The menu was good, my scallops were Luke warm and could’ve been cooked a little more. My husbands steak was perfect, the truflfle Mac and cheese is out of this world! Service was impeccable and the restaurant is beautiful and they catered to our anniversary!

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d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was first class, Svetlana was both charming and efficient. Her timing was impeccable, we never felt rushed or ignored, she was there to fill our wine glassed just as we were ready for more. We were there for restaurant week and the choices and quality were spot on, we've been to some restaurants were you are made to feel like coupon people when you order from the restaurant week menu but here they understood the reason for having a restaurant week and did their best to make you a regular customer. The next time we go to Newport I will definitely be making a reservation at 22 Bowen's and asking for Svetlana as my server.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and experience at 22 Bowen’s. My favorite place to hit up when I’m in town with friends, family or solo!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to Newport with my best friends for an impromptu girls weekend. It was hands-down the best meal we had all weekend and the service and ambience made the experience even better. Manny was our waiter and he was very knowledgeable about the extensive wine/cocktail lists and gave us some great tips for our stay. Thank you again for the fantastic meal, we will be telling all our friends and family to venture here whenever they visit Newport!

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c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience as usual

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch on their heated deck overlooking the water. Delicious meal on the Restaurant Week menu, would highly recommend!

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VA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to enjoy a Restaurant Week lunch and it definitely did not disappoint. The toasted ricotta gnocchi was amazing! I could have eaten that as my appetizer and entree!!

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DB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came with another couple for restaurant week, and to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. I always thought restaurant week dinners were $35 for 3 courses. I was unaware some restaurants can charge $50, as was the case here.
That being said, both men in our group got the 3 course special which was fabulous. ( Kale salad, roast salmon, and a dessert.) Both the apple pie and cheesecake were delicious. The ladies ordered from the regular menu. My French onion soup was fabulous, and the roast duck dish was very tasty and delicious. We thought our meals at
22 Bowens were the best we’d had in a very long time at any restaurant! Loved it!
A very special touch was a celebratory glass of prosecco that was gifted to us for our anniversary! Thank you so much for making it a very special night!

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was friendly but a bit slow.

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JN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bowan’s has the best steak on the island. It can be a little pricey but it is worth it. Their wine selection is also something to take note of.

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