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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4.7
5138 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified

Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

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Booked 71 times today
  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Avenue

  • Additional

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

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

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What 5,138 people are saying

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

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  1. SS

    SaraS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great filet mignon. Dry age steak was outstanding. Service is always the best!

  2. KJ

    KeithJ

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, ambiance and food!

  3. JL

    JerryL

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive.

  4. HR

    HeatherR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and ambiance very nice. Was recommended to me by a colleague and I would absolutely go again and recommend as well!

  5. PO

    PaulO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a nice time celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary.🎊

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant was beautiful and the hosts were courteous and welcoming. The food was delicious and fresh. I found our server snarky and cold and she laughed at me when I was confused by the wine list. Overall I would visit again.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Adam was terrific!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful high end steak dinner! The food was excellent and so was our waitress! She was very knowledgeable

  9. B

    Bill1192

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    I have been coming to this restaurant for 17 years and typically bring a party of 7 or more business men and women with me. I also have been here on several occasions to celebrate our wedding anniversary and one thing about 22 Bowen’s is the consistency of the food. Last evening was no exception. However the service was just so, so and this was highly unusual or so I thought until I heard other parties complaining about the service as well. The kitchen had to have been backed up as some tables came in after other parties and were served before them. The waiter was just OK and made no apology for what was going on. Never asked if everything was alright with meal. Ran out of spring water and told couple they still had tap if 5hey wanted it. We had to ask for bread for table when appetizers were served…….The food as I said is outstanding and I guess is worth the wait. The bus girl had to have been brand new as she kept coming over to table to take things away before we were finished each course….it was extremely annoying. I asked for knives to be furnished with our meals which were 2lb baked stuffed lobsters and she brought steak knives. The lobsters were done perfectly with not a lot of stuffing to disguise all the shrimp, scallops and crab that the lobster was stuffed with. A side is given with this dinner and the mashed potatoes are the best ….no question. Dessert was ordered by my wife and she opted for the bourbon ganache chocolate cake which was the only bad part of the meal…..the cake was extremely dry and after one bite, was left with no question by waiter. Great evening at a great table with overall excellent dinner but service was totally off and for a $325.00 evening, I expected more.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was delicious! We sat next to the fire place overlooking the water. Our waiter was very pleasant and on top of things. He even brought us two glasses of complimentary champagne for a toast. I highly recommend.

  11. AM

    AlbertaM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food,,, will definitely be back. Our server was fabulous!

  12. PB

    PatB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bowen’s does not disappoint! The ambience is lovely and the food is delicious! I highly recommend it,

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    Drinks and service was great. Food was dry. Salmon and Halibut were over cooked.

  14. RH

    RobertH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food was nothing special. Wife enjoyed halibut but slightly overcooked. Typical for tourist dining.

  15. AW

    AliW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good, service, atmosphere, everything was superb! Highly recommend!

  16. PX

    PXDreviews

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    My broiled lobster entree was excellent, and the roasted asparagus was probably the best I have ever tasted.

  17. P

    Paul

    Naples

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I were in Newport for our anniversary and we decided to go to 22 Bowen since we hadn't been there before. The experience was outstanding. We split a wedge salad (which was more than enough for 2 people), I got the Veal Chop and my wife got the Petite Filet. Both were excellent and cooked perfectly. We also split a side of mashed potatoes and had the cheesecake for dessert. The service (Alan) was fantastic; overall it was a great evening. Paul & Judi Cape Cod/Naples FL

  18. JF

    JaniceF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our Anniversary! The service was great and food was delicious!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Moms birthday

  20. E

    Edandmarj

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing wine list and was able to find an excellent $40 wine. Seafood was excellent. Service was impeccable. I ordered a straight up martini and was given a wonderful full martini with a glass of ice and olives and lemon peel on the side. The waiter even brought a small glass of olive juice if I wanted to make it dirty. Next time will be surf and turf.

  21. SC

    SheilaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Adam was so attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent.

  22. k

    kellew

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to wile away a cold, rainy night in Newport. Excellent service, outstanding food and wine, great ambiance. My only (big) complaint -- which is why I give it 4 instead of 5 stars -- is that the menu lacks any substantial vegetarian options. Instead the waiter pointed to the appetizers and side dish selections for the vegetarian in our party. In these times, it feels outdated NOT to include at least one vegetarian choice for an entree, or even an a la carte protein. How 'bout a soup? I think you could do better 22 Bowens.

  23. e

    elissac

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful spot on the wharf. Food and drink were very good. Our waitress was excellent!

  24. c

    cp15

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful luncheon with family to celebrate a birthday. Everything was amazing as usual

  25. BA

    BradA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We ate outside on the wharf at everything was wonderful. I have aways been very satisfied with the food and the service from 22B!

  26. BJ

    BrianneJ

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Food wasn't great and our server was awful!!!

  27. DC

    DavidC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great Food and view from our upper deack seating overlooking Bowens wharf

  28. TB

    TrixieBonzel

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant…one of the best in Newport!

  29. SD

    SandraD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was spectacular!! Sarah our server delivered perfect service, allowed us to pace our evening. Wine selection was superb. Oysters, French onion soup, wedge salad are a must!! Filet and Halibut were served to perfection. By far our favorite restaurant in New Port.

  30. S

    Stephen

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful dinner! Their steaks are always high quality, perfectly prepared and delicious! Beautiful location and a great staff. Gabriele was awesome!

  31. JJ

    JJW44

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We come here every time on our annual trip to Newport and always save it for the last meal of the trip because it’s always the best. We ended up getting seats at the outdoor bar and switching our reservation at a table to sit out there. That was the best decision ever. Matt was the bar tender and he truly made our night. So personable and fun. By the end of the night we were engaged in conversations with over half the people sitting at the bar and bantering back and forth with Matt. Bowen 22 had the best calamari we tried all week, the best filet and the lobster man and cheese is to die for. We didn’t want the night to end. We will always make it a point to dine there when we are in town. Again, huge shout out to the outside bar tender Matt for making the experience over the top.

  32. CC

    CCG1006

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant! Would highly recommend!! The food and service is outstanding.

  33. M

    Marco7733

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic view of Newport harbor! Friendly and professional service throughout our visit. Fresh, expertly prepared food. Can't ask for more than that.

  34. PK

    PatriciaK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit to 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille. We sat outdoors next to where the sailboats were docked. It was a lovely day and the sailboats were a show in themselves. The food was very good, but the portions were not big. At $50 for a very small (5oz.) filet mignon, one might expect a small salad. There were a lot of options for every appetite and budget. The service was good and we would definitely come back.

  35. R

    Rene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both my Wife and I enjoyed our experience. So much so this would be our third anniversary celebration at 22 Bowens. Thank you

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here 2 times. Each time the food and service were excellent.

  37. CC

    ChrissyC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been visiting Newport for many years and this is always a great place to stop by. The food is phenomenal and the service is always spot on. It’s in a very convenient location to!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good food and great wine in an attractive setting

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service…a really special place!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Food and ambience were great. Service was very slow primarily because there seemed to be a shortage of service staff and some diners seemed to be very needy of attention. Also, it was the only time I have ever dined anywhere where I was served my gin martini without the requested olives and was told someone was “hunting down the olives”—-which finally arrived 2/3 of the way through my drink…..

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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 5138 OpenTable diners

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22 Bowen's Wharf Newport, RI 02840

  • 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

  • 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

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