22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
5103 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 5103 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Every time I use Open Table they give you the worst table. Luckily we had a good server and the food was good.

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vipStaceyP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and so was our waiter. We had a wonderful dining experience!

ME
vipMandEM
Miami
168 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and chops. Big wine list. Bring some money

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Christopher32
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and food!

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vipKatgil
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sarah, our waitress, was AMAZING! Her Irish accent and delightful personality really made our night special 🙏🏼

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vipExceptional
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was outstanding. The food was good but not exceptional as is typical of their restaurants

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Jas1
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was good, seafood outstanding. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our server was so much fun and the food was great. The only thing was, it was my 21st birthday and I went out with my parents. I left a note in the reservation details saying “it’s my 21st birthday dinner, a nice table, maybe with a view would be great”. Those notes are visible to the host/hostess, it would’ve been nice to be greeted with “happy birthday” once I told them the reservation name. And then the table we were put at was right in the middle of the entrance, behind the host stand and next to the server station…fine table but not ideal for a birthday dinner. Overall great food and good service but ambiance and table selection was off.

JA
JohnA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend 22 Bowens. Everything is outstanding. You will not be dusappointed. Amazing service and food.

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Foodie
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Restaurant overrated in our opinion. Food was good but over priced. Waitress (Cat) failed to deliver additional requested crackers for NE clam chowder. Filet mignon was served cold but then rewarmed to proper temperature. Waitress repeatedly stepped (squeezed) behind our chairs to reach other tables bumping my wife as she served another table. We will not return. NE clam chowder good, but nothing special. Both steaks were of good quality. Baked potato $9 overcooked. Wine triple mark up. Disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Short vacation

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BobG
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

LM
LoriM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had lunch reservations a few days prior to our upcoming wedding celebration. The food and service were excellent as usual. We had requested a seat on the second floor on the screened porch. We were seated outside in the sun with no umbrella. We made the best of it but it wasn't what we had hoped for.

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FredA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the entire experience, service was excellent and food very good.

DA
DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, We will definitely be back! Thank you

LC
LaureenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waiter was great
Wonderful experience

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Morgan21
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor lunch looking at the boats in Newport! Service was 5 star!

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vipNYCexpat
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

remains excellent and great place for food, the staff is friendly and drinks excellent

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FredD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was good. Steaks are expensive and they need to be right. Came out cold and overcooked. Tried again twice but still not acceptable. The did they right thing

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vipProv1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and waitstaff are amazing. They couldn’t do enough to make sure we were satisfied. Great food great service, can’t ask for anything else. Definitely looking forward to our next visit.

KJ
KateJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought dear friends here from Philadelphia. The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed cocktails, wine, appetizers(calamari, mussels), mains-a striped sea bass taco, shrimp tempura tacos, dessert-turtle cheesecake, creme brûlée, coconut raspberry cake. Taylor, our waitperson was excellent. My husband and I had been here for cocktails, before. We'll be back. Sat outside. Glorious afternoon!

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brucea
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very loud diners outside not the fault of Bowens

They substituted a $ 15 cabernet with an unannounced $ 22 house cabernet

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CraigP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey but well worth it. We were able to be seated outside alongside the marina which was very nice. Food was excellent. We had the halibut and salmon dishes.

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Familyof4
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks at this very chic eatery on the water~go for the veal chop, Delmonico steak, calamari
baked potato, and succotash! You will love all of them! Steer away from the tuna app, although it was fresh there wasn’t any flavor.

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vikkid123
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to 22 Bowens. It is on our list every trip to Newport. Food is amazing. Best steaks ever. Our server was very accommodating. We love to seenFabio each time we come there.

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Maryelixabeth
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a busy Boat Show day, our reservation was honored on time, we had a lovely table, an attentive waitress and a delicious meal delivered hot and in good time. They sent a cupcake to celebrate my birthday which was nice, I guess, but seemed silly rather than generous.

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PaulK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ceasar salad used to be phenomenal. They should remove it from the menu if they’re not going to make it tableside bc it was tasteless. Filet was over cooked - overall disappointing meal.

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vipPessimist1
New England
74 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Our dinner was very good but it seemed like our server had a lot of tables to manage so attentiveness was sub par. He did a great job but seemed overworked.

My French onion soup was delicious also.

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vipSusanS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaksnywhere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sea food was very fresh, plentiful and a good value

BM
BarbaraM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very pleasant and personable. The food was delicious. The surprise glasses of Prosecco at the end made it all the more special.

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vipmojoeyd
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in new port Rhode Island,
perfect location

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vipJanet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dining. We’ve been there before in previous years and wanted to come back

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FerasA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place , great service ,loved the location , the food was on point

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Outoftown
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, atmosphere staff and food. Other options in the area sacrifice food and staff for location and view but this place does all of those well and is one of my favorites.

MB
MaryannB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday supper on Bowen's Wharf in Newport. Clam chowder, scallops and salmon were delicious and complimented by attentive wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
61 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great location. Service was very good for a busy night. The price is what you would expect for prime steak and seafood.

DL
DianaL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Our waiter was excellent! Reservations suggested.

BP
BethP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate here for lunch on a Sunday in September, sat on balcony overlooking the activity of charter boats which was entertaining. Service was excellent. Good Bloody Mary’s and local oysters. Husband enjoyed the clam chowder. Lobster rolls were just ok; he ordered cold and I got warm. The buns were dry and not very tasty, lobster with not much flavor. Overall a nice place but if lobster rolls are what you’re after, maybe try elsewhere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome steaks and amazing service!

FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 5103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.