22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

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Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport
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4.7
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4.7
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vipJerseyinthehouse
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our friend’s birthday. Michael was our waiter. He was so knowledgeable about wine and every item on the menu. He made great recommendations in both areas. This was by far our best meal in New Port. I would highly recommend this restaurant and especially Michael!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambience. Calamari app was very good. Sea Bass special light and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great.
The food is very good. We liked our meals. I wasn’t blown away.

They were out of the flatbread for the Chicken shawarma at 4:30 in the afternoon. That was disappointing.

I forgot to present my rewards card and wasn’t asked for it.

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Tracy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were their for lunch and ordered burgers and sandwiches. They ran out of French fries and offered us nothing as a substitute. They need to have common sense and offer something else.

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vipRaymondS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reserved an outside table and we were put inside next to the bar. Hope outside means outside next time because we love the place!

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vipBostonBob
New England
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny was our server and he was fantastic! He guided me to upgrade my wine selection and I am glad I followed his sage advice, the wine was outstanding. Manny also stopped both of us getting the succotash, he counseled us that one serving of succotash would be enough for the both of us, he was right again …!!! I got the center cut fillet and ordered it medium rare, it was absolutely perfect, with a char that was to die for …!!! My wife got the sword fish and she was thrilled, if her fish was overcooked, you would have heard about it, hers was again perfect. We had great seats with a view of the water,

All in all, we really enjoyed our visit there last night …!!!

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Rocco
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer day in Newport. Can’t go wrong with a cocktail and some lunch outside at 22.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was ok at best and over priced

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mlarunner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first foray out amidst Covid. The restaurant and staff did a great job with the experience from check in through paying our bill. The food was excellent as always and service was good. Everything moved a little slower, which we expected and it was enjoyable to just enjoy my husband's company outside of our house!

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HannaC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg everything was delicious! Waiter was very friendly.

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Disappointed
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Love 22 Bowen, and many of the less than impressive aspects related to Covid, I am sure. Understaffing, Lack of smiles from staff ( including lack of eye contact w/ host at front desk), and lack of table attention and ambiance. The lack of Smiling or personal interest was the most disappointing. Our waitress was slammed and just couldn't pay the attention I felt was due our table. We were dressed up and ordered the Aged Steak, stuffed lobster... we weren't a fly in kind of table, yet I felt treated that way.
I will, of course, return, but not while the protocols are such that I am not served with the such touch of service I have come to enjoy when normally dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

50th birthday !

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DevonL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my parents to celebrate their 40th anniversary. I called ahead to make a few arrangements and I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out! The staff made my parents' celebration dinner very special and even included a dessert as a surprise. I'm sure they will be back again in the near future, and I hope to join them! Thank you again to the staff at 22 Bowens.

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DIANA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner outside. Our waitress was wonderful as well as the food!! Can't wait to go back:)

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ElaineV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. Family of 5 with kids aged 9, 12 and 14. Everyone happy with their meal choices. Some menu options seemed rather unrealistically priced but overall, sat outside on the upstairs deck we had a lovely family dinner and enjoyed the vibe of Bowen’s Wharf down below.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food not up to previous Bowens standards. Some dishes were tepid and some presentations very poor. Booked a table for outside dining 6 weeks in advance, but upon arrival were told er had to eat inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the best meal we had all weekend . Highly recommend.

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EricaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We dined outside and it was beautiful by the water. We look forward to coming back here next time we are in Newport!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service

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SusieQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bowen’s always provides good food and great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great.

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DPorter122
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and servicd

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great staff. Felt very safe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Wouldn’t accommodate to seating requests

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and amazing waiter in terms of service, recommendations etc. Host/hostess were fairly rude which was a bummer, but otherwise a top notch dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the dry aged steak and it was amazing, serving was for 2 (20oz) the Mac and cheese was very different than what I was used to eating at any other place. But overall I enjoyed it on a rainy day, it was worth getting rained on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipgina
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star food, service and atmosphere! Thank you

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vipBethS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Food and service fantastic as always. Buttered lobster roll and chowder were great

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vipKayV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent customer service , not only for steak but for fish as well.

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vipVDB198
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - friendly, knowledgeable about menu and specials. We were sat at a beautiful table outside looking out on the wharf.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice lunch w oysters n champagne on a beautiful day...
Wish are champagne was a lot colder as it really didn’t hit its peek till 3/4 of it was gone....
Lovely place as we will be back....

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the time we arrived .Sat outside waitstaff perfect and best lobster rolls .

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vipCheeseTray42
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We ate lunch outside. The setting and view were terrific. The restaurant was well prepared for seating and service under COVID 19 rules. We have been to Bowens many times before. It is one of our favorites when we are in Newport. Typically, we go for dinner and would consider all aspects deserving of 5 stars. This visit was not the usual experience. The service was adequate at best. Our waiter in trying to be attentive, kept stopping by and asking if “we were all set and could he take anything”. There were only our two dishes on the table and we were still clearly eating. Not sure if he was poorly trained or trying to rush us. My wife ordered the lobster roll. It was four lonely looking pre-packaged claws on a large dry roll. Not fresh and no tail meat. I had the tuna poke. It was delicious and very fresh.
We will certainly ret

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vipklm1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our first dinner on our honeymoon and the staff was so wonderful and welcoming. They congratulated us with complimentary champagne upon our arrival and took excellent care of us. The food was amazing and we enjoyed our evening very much.

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vipJamie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved 22 Bowen’s! Sides are definitely meant to be shared. Made the mistake of getting our own personal sides, wayyyy too much. But their filet and lobster Mac and cheese was absolutely amazing! Tons of left overs, but we’ll definitely be back! Sat on their covered second floor outdoor dining area and enjoyed a beautiful night. Pricey, but well worth it!

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LynnB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French onion soup! The food was wonderful. The wait staff were friendly and very good . We probably went four times this week, lunch and dinner. I highly recommend 22 Bowen’s

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Sugarplum924
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Loved our quiet table by the water and superb service!

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ECharles
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time we have been there is 2 weeks. Sat outside and had a Great People Watching Table. Started with a Dozen Little Necks which were Fresh and Refreshing. I had the Scallops with Chorizo and She had the Rare Seared Tuna which she exclaimed was the best she's had in a long, long time. Rebecca was our Server and She was Excellent with the flow of everything being just right. All in All, Excellent Experience...

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was absolutely Spectacular! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed everything. One complaint I have is that the taquilla we ordered was not what was charged. We were up charged for something we didn’t have and was told that that was the only button they had. So either management needs to input the right buttons or train their staff to understand the variables of liquor cost. Either way we most definitely be back very soon!

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