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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.8
4.8
5566 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 177 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 841-8884

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walter Slater

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Margaret McDonald: (888) 759-5557

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,566 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LeaB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular and amazing wine selection. Don’t skip the dessert!
  2. S

    Sylvi

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was the best server ever
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it!! I go test after year after year and I always have a great experience. It is my favorite restaurant in Newport. For our family and friends it is a must when we are in Newport. Thank you for taking care of us!
  4. JG

    JodiG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Ordered the salad special $16 and the lettuce was wilted. The oysters were the size of quarters and I’m not a fan of a la crate. Didn’t realize it and ordered the swordfish special which was good but it was all that was on my plate. 4 people over $300 for dinner with a couple drinks and we left hungry 😕
  5. S

    Sheila

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great service… best in Newport from our experience. We dined 3 times thus far. We’ll be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fabulous service
  7. CC

    CC10580

    New York Area

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best calamari of ANYWHERE! We love 22 and go out of our way on trips to the Cape from NY to enjoy lunch. It is lovely any time of day or any time of the year. Service is remarkable!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was outstanding. From someone in the business, I can recognize her talent and value as a server. She was so patient with my big annoying family and she made our brunch feel really special. She elevated the whole dining experience and we had the best meal of the week. With people like Jennifer on your team it’s no wonder you’re as booked up as you are. Thank you to the whole staff who created such a memorable experience. -Stephen Corrado
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Jess was a great server , very pricey
  10. m

    marcn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Historically, we love 22 Bowens, where you get an exceptional meal, but at a premium price (but comparably justified). Our waiter was great, but the salad was way over-dressed, the steaks were undercooked and needed to be sent back and the sides were delivered to our table cold! The waiter remedied the order and everything forward went smoothly! We’ll be back and hope for that flawless experience that we have been so accustomed to.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch professional service with food that was prepared expertly. Our entire experience here was amazing from start to finish. Can’t recommend this fine establishment highly enough.
  12. GK

    GeorgeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was spot on. The steak was cooked to perfection.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal!! Would recommend to anyone visiting Newport!
  14. JH

    JulieH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this steakhouse. The food, service and proximity to the marina is ideal. We visit every year and it is consistently a favorite.
  15. TS

    ToddS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we had a wonderful dinner at 22 Bowens. We were seated outside on a beautiful evening. Daniel, our server was fantastic! Helpful on beverage and food choices and just a nice person. My husband had the oysters to start and went right into the always perfect clam chowder. We each had the cod over risotto, cooked to perfection. We consider 22 Bowens our special restaurant when we are in Newport and can’t wait to return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 25th wedding anniversary! The dinner was delicious and our wonderful waiter Gabrielle made it extra special by chatting with us and bringing an anniversary slice of cake lit with a candle!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great! The staff was friendly and food was good too !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and the food was so delicious. Definitely would recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter
  20. J

    Joanne

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best steak I have had in a long time! Our waiter, Fabio, added to a great dinner.
  21. JF

    JosephF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon was outstanding! Very flavorful and juicy! Melted in your mouth! The service was also outstanding! We will not hesitate to return!!!
  22. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent table, right by the water. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and super friendly. The food was excellent and portions were perfect.
  23. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always and you can't beat the location.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. The wagyu ribeye was to die for. Generous portions of sides and appetizers which were also amazing. Can't wait to come back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Requested a special table in advance for our anniversary. They initially sat us between the bar and the kitchen. Upon request, they moved us to a table near the waiter’s stand. Very loud. The steak was great. The loaded baked potato was way over cooked. The dessert was good
  26. O

    Ogunquit

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were the luckiest of people to have a beloved hanna just bought for the first time as our weight person. She and I clicked immediately and when we walked out, stopped to meet her fiancé as we knew he had to be as charming as she was.
  27. S

    Skyler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gary was an amazing waiter!! Made this res back in March and put in the notes we were celebrating our anniversary and he brought us champagne and an anniversary card. Very personable and a great experience overall.
  28. k

    kqshea

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pricey- yes Delicious- yes Special Occasion- yes Once a year we splurge and it is worth every penny. So happy the service and food is back after Covid gutted the service industry. Thank you for hanging I. And thank you to all the new staff and chefs bring back the Newport experience!
  29. m

    maryp

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Food and excellent Staff. A little expensive but the quality was well worth it.
  30. DM

    DonnaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Everything was fresh and presented perfectly. The waitress was helpful, pleasant and very attentive. It is our go to place for a special meal when we are in Newport.
  31. AB

    AshleyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex was an amazing server! Awesome menu, fun beer selection, incredible views of the harbor!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for a brunch date. Fabulous location and food!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was incredibly happy with our choice to eat at 22Bowen's. From the steaks to the sides to the beer, wine and cocktails (there were 3 of us, I'm not THAT much of a lush) there was not a single item that disappointed. We had a great server who was attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxing while still allowing a feeling of being part of the high energy surrounding nightlife. I highly recommend giving this restaurant a try. I know I will definitely be back.
  34. AW

    AWESOME

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and amazing service. Thank you so much!
  35. JT

    JenniferT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peter was an amazing server. From recommending us a bottle of wine to acknowledging our 5 year wedding anniversary he was nothing short of spectacular! Thank you Peter for outstanding service!
  36. JS

    JSC231

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent oysters!!! But the lobster roll was a little lackluster, wouldn't order that again.
  37. EM

    ElizabethM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, attentive staff.in the heart of Newport action. Sat upstairs on the porch and were very happy.
  38. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was amazing! If you can afford to treat yourself, this place was top notch as far as good is concerned.
  39. CB

    ChrisB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  40. S

    Saul

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent lunch, I got the Cubano wife has the Harissa sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Good outside dining experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 5566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 177 times today
Google Map for 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

22 Bowen's Wharf Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walter Slater

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 841-8884

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Margaret McDonald: (888) 759-5557

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