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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.8
4.8
5306 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 53 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

  • 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

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 5,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bevski

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sarah our waitress was outstanding. Food was perfectly cooked and delicious!! Nice warm ambiance for a cold winter evening in Newport!

  2. c

    carries

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Al was excellent and the hostess upon entering the restaurant was most friendly and inviting. The food was very good and the ambience truly lovely

  3. TA

    TAG1

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and attentive service, really nice. Food was exceptional. We enjoyed duck duo…..a wow!

  4. AM

    AnnieM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just had a wonderful evening. It was very comfortable to see the Covid standards that the restaurant adheres to. Our server was very patient with us and we certainly did not feel rushed. She was very open to answering any of our questions. The food had a wonderful presentation and the food was delicious…everything was cooked perfectly. We will certainly be coming back in the future.

  5. DD

    DennieDo

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friends birthday.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sunday brunch with family. Avocado toast to start & citrus salad. Lobster 🦞 rolls were delicious. Steak bowls were good but not if your really hungry. Staff was excellent & the restaurant is wonderful.

  7. PD

    PeterD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a terrific evening at 22 Bowen’s The service was fantastic and the food was delicious !

  8. JM

    JeanneM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration very nice upstairs

  9. LJ

    LaurieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for our anniversary. The food was amazing. We’ll definitely go back

  10. ZW

    ZacharyW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WELL worth the price, far and away the best prime rib i've had, the truffle mac and cheese was excellent too. Zero issues at all, will be back soon for sure. Our waitress Jessica was very knowledgeable and accommodating also

  11. AM

    ArtM

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service.

  12. CL

    ChauriceL

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    First and foremost - the food and drinks were delicious but very pricey. I took my boyfriend for his birthday yesterday. I put on my reservation it was for a birthday and soon after we sat I believe it was a manager that came over to wish him a happy birthday which was nice. However, they didn’t do anything. No dessert with a candle or happy birthday song. I did hear singing at another table in the restaurant so maybe our waiter didn’t know or simply didn’t care. Our dinner and drinks were over $400 (without the tip) so a small dessert would have been nice knowing we were there for a special occasion.

  13. BK

    BrentK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food. Absolutely best steak in Rhode Island. Parking is a bear and the prices reflect quality.

  14. KL

    KarenL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinners were spectacular... salmon and duck. Amazing spinach salad. The service was absolutely the best! It will now be a new favorite spot.

  15. SL

    ScottL

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic and the service was first class. Beautiful setting.

  16. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service and location. Recommended highly for a special occasion or just a great meal.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are locals in Newport. Fabulous as usual. Thank you.!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love this place and the quality of the seafood really lives up to all the awards the restaurant has won. Best oysters on the planet, always fresh and always the tastiest. We keep coming back for more. Also the cod chowder is worth it, so do it!

  19. AM

    AnnM

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lauren was excellent server. Friendly welcome. Interesting crowd. Beautiful view and location.

  20. I

    Italophile

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waitress was excellent- well-informed about the wines and food and very attentive. We asked for a seat away from the crowds and the manager was very obliging.

  21. MR

    MargaretR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While it's a steakhouse, they have several great options for those that do not like to eat steak.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were lucky to get in as the food was amazing and we loved the atmosphere! If you like espresso martinis you MUST get one! My husband and the lobster and I got a double order of their scallop appetizer! HIGHLY recommend! Ask for Rebecca as your server! She was fantastic!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great place! The scallop appetizer was some of the best I’ve ever had! The truffle grits were to die for. The ribeye was also fantastic. Service was top notch too. I will definitely be back.

  24. C

    Ctowngal66

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and great service. Great presentation and quality. Manager went above and beyond to get us seated earlier than our reservation.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing but the temperature in the “covered tent” area is freezing and had to move tables. My feet froze the whole dinner.

  26. RJ

    RhodyJoJo

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner at 22B last night. Newport looked so pretty in the snow, and the Oliver Hazard Perry, docked just outside the restaurant, was all lit up for the holidays. Had very good service, and great food as well — enjoyed the the warm spinach salad, house garden salad, clam chowder, tuna, veal osso buco and halibut entree. Alas, there was no room for dessert! But we left very satisfied, and it was nice to see the restaurant abuzz with diners enjoying getting together, even after the Friday snow storm.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The root vegetable appetizer was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! Great menu and excellent service as always. It was definitely noisy for the atmosphere between a loud private party on the second floor and a table of very loud/intoxicated guests behind us but we still enjoyed our meal.

  28. Y

    Yachtqueen

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabio made it special!

  29. M

    Mattiecakes

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always make it a point to dine at 22 Bowen when in town. Our server, Afam, was perfect. Friendly and there when we needed him. The food was excellent, as it always is, and drinks are a large pour.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    44th wedding anniversary

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was so good our waiter was so helpful with his suggestions and overall this restaurant was 5 stars

  32. J

    Jeff

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was attentive yet not hurried. Food was terrific as always, and the surroundings cozy. Will definitely return.

  33. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner with guests in from Ireland. It was an amazing dinner.

  34. MP

    MikeP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is amazing from the food to the location to the setting inside. I have one complaint and that it is slightly pricy, but I am only 22 years old (so maybe its a non-factor). I am definitely coming back here again.

  35. JP

    JenniferP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great time!

  36. S

    Shelli

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service! Great for a celebration or date night.

  37. DG

    DavidG

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Entrees and salads were excellent. Calamari appetizer was not. Wait staff/service (Neil) was excellent. Ambiance could have been nice but for two loud, obnoxious groups on either side of our table. (Not the restaurant’s fault, however. )

  38. JB

    JustynaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we were there with a seven month old baby, the service was outstanding. it was our second time, when I made a reservation I asked for a table with the view, we got the best table! the food both times was excellent! the first time we were there when place was crazy busy, bar full, at night after the boat parade and the second time we came for brunch, each time it was great!

  39. RL

    RyanL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the service were both spectacular. Overall it was a great experience.

  40. KM

    KaylaM

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such an amazing meal and experience. We definitely will be returning.

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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 5306 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.

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Booked 53 times today
Google Map for 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

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

  • 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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