22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.5
2832 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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
Daily 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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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
What 2832 People Are Saying
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OT
3.0Dined 6 hours ago

The food wasn’t very good. The Steak was super dry & chewy & the Tuna Poke wasn’t good.

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C
2.0Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant had a great location, being right in the heart of everything and close to the marina. However, we were underwhelmed by the food choice and menu. For the prices paid, we expected better and had had a better experience the night before at 41 North. The service was friendly, but the restaurant was busy and so we had to wait for the server to come to the table a few times.

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P
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing service and food. The duck confit flatbread was heavenly! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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C
2.0Dined 3 days ago

Arrived at 8;45 got meals at 10;20. We have eaten here plenty and usually everything is outstanding. Very disappointed this evening, altough the manager seemed just as displeased.

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AC
3.0Dined 3 days ago

Appetizers and salads (and wines) were fabulous. Food was inappropriately timed- waited 45-minutes between courses and the rib eye steak was supermarket-grade.

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D
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went to Newport with my cousin’s Bride Tribe for a Bachelorette weekend and had a blast! Lunch at 22 was delicious and the atmosphere and weather couldn’t be better. Right on the wharf with friendley staff and great food. A little pricey, but it was worth it for this special occasion.

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S
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant with superb food, service and ambience!

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J
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Burned our appy but the service was excellent and the mains were perfectly prepared with larger portions than expected.

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RJ
1.0Dined 4 days ago

Somehow we got lost in service chain as it took over an hour to get our food. In defense of 22 Bowen’s they did apologize and adjusted the bill appropriately. It is a very busy, noisy place, not our cup of tea.

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BH
5.0Dined 5 days ago

OMG - awesome food and awesome service! Brian, the chef totally outdid himself. Daniel, our waiter, was beyond exceptional. We visit 22Bowens every summer when visiting family. Highly recommend.

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D
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful location right on the water with great views and romantic setting. I chose the 10 ounce filet which was tender and delicious. My husband ordered the 90 day aged ribeye- he ordered it medium when it arrived and he cut into it it was definitely over cooked to well done. The waitress apologized and took the steak back. They made another one which was brought out by the manager for him to cut into. The second steak was raw and the amanger acknowledged that right away and took it back to be cooked more. The 3rd time it was brought out was still undercooked but in an effort to finally eat we just said it was fine. This wouldn’t prevent us from going back bc the manager was very nice and acknowledged right away both steaks were incorrect. Next time we will stick with 2 filets. Sides were very good, mashed potatoes, a baked potato and the crab meat on the steaks were all enjoyable. Would definitely come back again.

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DK
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service as with any other Newport restaurant group restaurant in the past

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D
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Everything was excellent from service to food. Great atmosphere with accommodating staff. My husband has many food allergies and they were extremely attentive to those needs. I highly Recommend this restaurant!

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CW
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Perfect service, cocktails, food, and wine for 6 of us...

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H
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It was a festive, crazy busy night- even for a 9:45 Table. We were swept away to a perfect table (near no others) and Jessie, our requested server appeared immediately with a great level of energy and happy attitude.
Her knowledge of the menus, both bar and food contributed greatly to being cared for and both of us, as restaurant people have now established a new moniker for hospitality, as being “Jessied”!
Fresh fish prepared perfectly and served hot, made it all especially excellent, and with some take home leftovers the experience perpetuated as delicious, fun, and memorable.

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KP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and service. Our waiter was excellent.

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TS
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food, good wine selection and terrific service. Highly recommend.

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k
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food is excellent and the place is dry nice. Our waiter was one of the worst ever, he took a long time from the start to just order drinks and every time we wanted to order our food he would run away, we finally had to say we need to order. Lastly, we left a gift card with he check and he did not scan it only the credit card.

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JE
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Outstanding menu, good was incredible and service impeccable.

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JW
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent in every way possible! Our favorite place to come when visiting Newport!! It never disappoints! Wait staff is exemplary!

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OT
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I don’t often comment or rate my meals, but this was subpar on many levels. First, the service was not attentive or accommodating. The shrimp cocktail was very good, but we waited over an hour for our entrees and the wine was not at all timed with the delivery of my wife’s lamb. Probably the worst ribeye I’ve ever ordered. It was correctly cooked but served below room temperature and had a lot of gristle and almost no fat. The baked potato was also lukewarm and uninspiring.

Overall, we had high expectations that weren’t met and frankly the only reason I ate my steak was because it was on a plate in front of me.

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JC
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food and drinks was very good. The only complaint I have was the service. The waitress was nice and knowledgeable but she took a long time to bring drinks, bread, and overall checking on us to see if we needed drinks etc...

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TS
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great food and service. We enjoyed out night out without the kids

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M
2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Used to be my favorite restaurant. However, after having lunch there, July 5, 2018, I probably won’t return. Everything was different; chowder seemed changed, bloody Mary wasn’t as spectacular as usual, my order came out weird (watermelon feta salad, but came out with no feta, watered down dressing, watermelon chunks that seemed not fresh, and another cubed fruit that was bright yellow and had the texture of pear, but not the flavor, and no roasted olives) and just not the service we’ve always gotten used to at Bowens. In fact, we walked out saying it seemed like it might be under new management, or something. So sad.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was amazing, service was shaky. Matt was our waiter who was nice, but you couldn’t hear him as he was beyond soft spoken.

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C
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Our meal and overall experience was excellent. Finished just in time to see the 4th fireworks.

Our server Carol was very experienced and a pleasure!

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HB
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great 4th of July experience! Waiter was great; allowed us to take our time for dinner. Excellent food as always! One of our favorite places to dine.

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EC
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant however, they always make us wait even when there are no occupied table. Why do we have to wait for a table 20 minutes after our reservation time when no tables are occupied?????

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c
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Outstanding ambience. Meals were good

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A
2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Put in a very bad table in dark corner of bar after requesting window table with view. There were empty tables by the window set for dinner st 3:30 lunch. Told they were unavailable ...
Waited almost an hour for good. Very underwhelmed with service and food. All in all a very negative experience!

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TL
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent gluten free options. Great service. Sunday lunch

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DB
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was excellent. Jonathan, our server went above and beyond! Great place for a nice fine dining dinner. Wasn’t our first time, and won’t be our last!

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AM
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Dined alfresco with our dog on a beautiful July evening! We enjoyed the views on the wharf and the food and wine were delcious!

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M
2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Extremely over priced - service was average, and food and wine was worth half what we paid. We had a better meal, better service for half the price at Flukes the next night

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OT
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Birthday celebration was fabulous! Dinner and service was exceptional. Always a favorite of ours!!

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m
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Everything was great! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The only comment I have is that the lobster was $60 for 2 lbs. and there wasn't much meat..definitely not $60 worth.

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OT
2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Asked for outside dining, when arrived was told they don’t honor requests through open table. Seated next to noisy kitchen, rude waitress. Food, however, was great.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We visit 22 often and it’s always a great experience. We sat outside and had a great waitress who was professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. We tried the duck flatbread this time around and it was fantastic! We’ll be back...very soon!

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R
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We were completely amazed and overwhelmed with the restaurant, exciting environment,great service without doubt and of coarse the excellent food. We would and will recommend others to this restaurant.
Thanks for a great time and dinner.
Rocco and Lori

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r
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food, Wine and more importantly service was awesome..

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