22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
3221 reviews
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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.
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CL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steak dinners I’ve ever had. Friendly attentive server. Can’t wait to go back.

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant with superb food and service! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening with our wonderful server, Fabio! Will surely be back when in Newport!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea was a fantastic and knowledgeable server! Wonderful menu selection! Gorgeous view and warm comfortable atmosphere!
Thank you for setting the stage for a great celebration dinner!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance. Service was very good. Food was delicious. Our party of four had the lamb chops, scallops, and chicken entrees. Mashed potatoes are served in huge portions (enough for two to share) and are really good.

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NP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, and great ambience.

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R
New England
49 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and checked in before heading to the bar. Table was ready but told to enjoy cocktails without rushing. Bartender was great. Drinks were made to order and ambiance lovely. Half hour or so later we were escorted to our table right by the window. I had asked for a table with a view and it did not disappoint. Dinners were delicious. Husband started with oysters and then had a filet. It was cooked perfectly. I ordered Caesar salad and steak frites. Both were wonderful. We shared a coffee cream brûlée .
Service was attentive without being invasive. Food presentation excellent . We will definitely return in the near future. This is a restaurant with consistent great reviews. We were on a date but you can always entertain guests or clients here without worrying about a disappointing meal. Love 22B.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a little late for our reserved time but they managed to accomodate us, and dispite being busy, the hostesses made us feel welcomed and were very friendly. Our server, Manny, was a gem and he had great suggestions. The food was delish! Our orders included shrimp, salmon, and steak. I highly recommend Bowens and will be back on my next trip to Newport.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place and meal. One of the most delicious steaks I've Had in a while, and the sides and break were great as well. Ambiance and service was also exceptional! Would highly recommend for a special occasion night out.

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AT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch...cheese plate and wine. Please offer more half bottle of wine options.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was excellent! Food was good!

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter lives in Newport and 22 Bowens is my favorite restaurant there. We happened upon it several years ago during restaurant week and have been going ever since. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly. It's also my favorite clam chowder in Newport. I love to sit at the bar for a drink before dinner and we also have had lunch at the bar several times. Our server was very attentive. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Michael our server was beyond amazing. L around phenomenal experience.

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c
New England
103 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from the wine to the starter, entrée and dessert. I highly recommend the filet mignon and the German chocolate cake. The only disappointment was the rolls, reminded me of the parker house rolls from the supermarket. Can't wait to go back.

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n
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Service here is Top Notch. The wine list is very extensive and the Erath Pinot Noir excellent. We did have a hiccup with the Rib Eye but it has been taken care of promptly. The potato was huge and the bearnaise sauce very good. Finally, that cherry cheesecake with real cherries was the best.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we've ever had! Steak frites and gnocchi were amazing. Great service as well!

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabio made our night!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a steak! Great service and food! Wine recommendations were great too

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around amazing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable and professional servers friendly staff and excellent advice on selections. The food was prepared perfectly

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the $99 ribeye and Stuffed Lobster Tail. Very good-but question the value. Said 90 day aged but nothing outrageous.

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JW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Newporters and love 22 Bowen's. It is THE premier restaurant in the area for steak and cocktails as well as anything else on the menus. The staff is very friendly and give outstanding service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food in a wonderfully elegant and sexy atmosphere. We went early (about 5:30) and enjoyed that the restaurant was not crowded and noisy. Also, since it was not yet packed, the food came fast and perfectly cooked, and the wait staff was responsive.

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for recommendations. They seem to care here that you have a good experience.

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No words can describe how amazing this establishment is...

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CT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration — it was great!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Date night we had tried to go last year same weekend and ressie got cancelled due to water level.

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabio gave amazing service & great recommendations! We enjoyed everything from apps & salad to steaks & desert!

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FB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate lunch at 22 Bowens. The calimari was terrific, and the surf burgers were cooked a perfect medium rare and delicious. Rachel was a friendly and attentive server and chef Rick visited us at our table. A wonderful experience

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place ,food,and service. Will be back . I will recommend this place to my friends and family.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Really missed having the veal chop marsala on the menu. We had a party of six, someone in the party ordered the duck which she had less than two bites of. Presentation and quality were. both lacking. Service was A+. Porkchop tomahawk was underwhelming. This was my first time feeling disappointed at your restaurant.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very overpriced food for mediocre taste. The $45 steak I got tasted as blan and salty as Outback Steakhouse. Good wine, pricey but I understand that being that it’s located in Newport RI. If you want the same steak for cheaper go to a chain restaurant.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We were disappointed in our visit. We were first there 2 years ago and my husband raved to everyone about your filet and he couldn't wait to return. When we were there on the 23rd we felt that the service had gone down hill considerably. The wait staff was not as attentive as in the past. The filet was "okay" and the bone in Delmonico was not very flavorful. for 4 people our bill was over $600. - one would expect to be delighted with everything with a dinner that expensive. We are not sure if we would return as there are many other excellent restaurants in the area to choose from.

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TP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location on the water with a good menu. Service was good and attentive.

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DP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable. The view was wonderful. The food was delicious and very well prepared. I would highly recommend dining here as a special treat while in Newport!

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Fabio was outstanding. He knew the menu and gave good feedback on our choices. The establishment and atmosphere were superb. We ended up being 20 or so minutes early, but this was because we didn’t want to be late. Because of this, we were seated (party of 2) in small table to avoid a wait. We know there may have been cancellations on our tables, but there were plenty of bigger tables that we could have sat. My seat had my leg against a heater. However, the rest of our expericnce was so good these are minimal cons at best. On a scale of 0-5 stars I would rate 22 Bowen’s a 4.8. Outstanding job!

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TM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, service, ambiance! ♥️ 22B

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PK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance! I had the Pork Tomahawk and it was truly the BEST pork chop I have ever had! Amazing! My husband had the beef tenderloin and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. We also shared the Espresso Creme Brûlée and it was to die for! A wonderful evening and we can’t wait to go back!

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely go back the next time we are in Newport!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Over priced even if it was good

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely dinner at 22B. Very lovely ambiance, and the waitstaff is very knowledgeable. Will certainly come back next time we are in Newport.

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