22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4956 Reviews
$30 and under
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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 4956 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnneT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and chips. Cooked to perfection! Knowledgeable staff and great service

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KyleM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great greeting upon entering. Great service! We had 2 food Allergies, they accommodated both of them perfectly. Server was amazing and had great personality!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny was an excellent server!

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KerryD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing. Get it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & great service. Will definitely be back again!

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JenniferC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, just spectacular all around. Service from Al was impeccable, and all meals cooked perfectly.

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vipQnbeejh
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails with a View of the harbor. Excellent service. We celebrated our friends' 50th birthday with the help of Lenore the evening staff manager and our server Kat. They made every effort to make it an amazing night for us.

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AlaynaV
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

22 Bowen is always excellent. We love eating outside. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend to anyone looking to eat in downtown Newport.

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DianeG
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent location and the food was fabulous!

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vipFR341
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We’ve eaten here a bunch of times. This time just didn’t meet expectations. Their signature 22 Doli drink tasted like pineapple water. Scallops were raw and steaks were WAY over cooked. Sides were mediocre at best. Nothing like the 10-15 other times we’ve been in the past that were great. Maybe a new chef that just doesn’t match up? Not sure, but was definitely disappointing.

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viphbbja1
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate 2 meals at 22 Bowen - one day apart. Everything was perfect! The setting, the menu, the quality of the food, the service was incredible. We absolutely love this restaurant.

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LisaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I only learned after our dinner this restaurant is known for its steaks. My husband’s steak was delicious. My $50 grilled seafood was bland, the shrimp was spoiled and scallops were over cooked rubber. Cavatelli appetizer was also bland. Very disappointing.

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Birthdaygirl
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic and the service was great!!

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vipKatie
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a quick lunch at 22 on a very busy Saturday but knew to plan ahead so we made a reservation and was sat right on the water. Beautiful location, great service. Food was good.

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AmyL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are seasonal residents in Newport area. We come here once or twice a year. Food is outstanding and service is professional and cheerful.

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LizD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautifully prepared, large portions, fantastic service!

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vipJockamoipa
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining right on the dock. Food was delicious. The hamburger was fresh and full of flavor. Awesome!

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maryanne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food quality very good. Was on street so different than in building but we did not mind.

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Joanne
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. We had a fabulous waitress. We had a lovely night.

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Brushdancer
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Though the food was excellent pricing is all about location. All a la carte makes it very pricey

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vipCarlos
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, our dinner meal was perfect. The food was excellent, and the tuna tartare appetizer was especially outstanding. Our server, Sarah, was absolutely perfect. She helped us have a very fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They seated us immediately and were very friendly. Our table was i side but near the open doors so we got to experience both the fresh air and being inside. The food and service were amazing

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AdrienneE
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a MUST visit in Newport. Everyone was so nice and the service was very fast. Our server, Carol, was very nice to us and made sure we were constantly happy. This place does not disappoint, not to mention you can taste how fresh the seafood is. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a fairly affordable and wonderful place to dine out on the bay in Rhode Island.

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LeeC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th birthday!

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AlexisD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and helpful with menu questions. Food was outstanding. Drinks were delicious.

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JosephTatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food good. Server excellent. Prompt service. Server very knowledgeable.

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vipmaureenm
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great lunch. Blackened swordfish tacos were excellent.

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CindyT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table was ready right on time and enjoyed a harbor view inside. Food was very good although a bit on the pricey side. Enjoyable meal despite somewhat slow wait staff.

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was so/so. Was not the usual level of 22 Bowens. Server was great. Wouldn’t go back. Nothing was great for price at all.

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JillianL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Took my boyfriend for his birthday and the food was excellent. The calamari was some of the best we have had and the steak was amazing. We sat outside and were able to hear nearby live music. It’s definitely pricey so not an every week type dinner but absolutely worth going!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal chop was outstanding

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Although we are typically skeptical of "touristy" spots, this one's a winner and we keep coming back whenever in Newport. Great selections, attentive service, wonderful view if you sit outside!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and very knowledgeable. Manager helped us with our wine selection, settled on a Italian white that he suggested which was delicious… food was out of this world, we had the coconut curry salmon, filet mignon and truffle Mac and cheese. Cannot wait to return!

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Sheetswa
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start, the food was excellent. Drinks were fantastic.

We sat by the retractable doors which at the time were opened and delivered a super breeze. That alone made for a wonderful ambiance. The decor was well done and I felt I was in an upscale restaurant.

Our food was perfect. Tuna tartare for an app was just delicious and a good size for two. I had the seafood dish with lobster tail, shrimp and scallops. They were cooked on the grill giving a Smokey grill flavor.

Desert and coffee was also a great treat to compliment the meal.

Having to opportunity to watch the boat charters come in and out made for the perfect everything as we dined.

The prices are high for me, but it’s Newport and a huge tourist attraction at that. I am was not shocked or bothered. We went for our anniversary and felt we walked away with an above average dinner and we’re so relaxed. I recommend dining here for people looking for an upscale restaurant on the coast.

Our server was seasoned and what she did as well as customer service. She made you feel like you were the sole focus of her evening. It’s nice to be at s place where you feel like your not s number and being rushed along.

Definitely check this out if the weather is right or if you want an inside only meal.

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rico
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We sat outdoors on the boat dock area. Beautiful setting for dinner.

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vipNY2019
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their burgers are delicious! Do not pass up an opportunity to eat here. I cannot wait to visit again!

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TINAS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place for lunch or dinner...highly recommend it!!!!

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KimberlyV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful and the cocktails were fantastic. Someone in my party did not get his wine until after being served his entree.

FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 4956 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.