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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.8
4.8
5529 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 125 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 5,529 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  2. CB

    ChrisB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service

  3. S

    Saul

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  4. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really lovely meal at 22 with Sarah providing friendly and attentive service. I had calamari to start, which was certainly a good portion with both full squid and squid rings. Personally I would have preferred less tempura batter, but that’s just my taste. My wife’s grilled shrimp was also very good. Our main course of striped sea bass was, possibly, one of the best pieces of fish we have ever eaten. We were given a complimentary desert as it was our anniversary. Our window seat offered a fascinating view of the world going by. Overall a really good experience. Thanks

  5. DD

    DanielD

    Treasure Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bowens provides a solid and complete steak house experience. The food was fabulous and the service with impeccable. Would highly recommend

  6. T

    Tallteacher

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Attentive service, varied menu, harborside dining.

  7. M

    Mocha

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Peter made our Anniversary and Father's Day great.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Father’s Day dinner.

  9. SC

    SouthCountydiner

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service and food. Enjoyed the tuna appetizer and the new york strip with mashed and asparagus

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was enjoyable as always and Matt our favorite attendant was exceptional as always

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bowen’s never disappoints us. Last nights dinner was no exception. The service was outstanding at every point from our first encounter with the hostess to our server (Ryan) and even the General Manager (Margaret) made time to visit our table and make us feel at home. The food was incredible, steaks were cooked perfectly and the Salmon entree was delicious. The wine choices were also top notch with plenty of strong variety in flavor profile and price points. This is the heart of Newport dining. It’s a must!

  12. SS

    ScottS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must stop for brunch, lunch or dinner when in Newport. Great location to enjoy great food.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Disappointing Tomahawk steak for 2. Aside from being a very small portion (for 2), we wish it hadn’t been already cut up when it was served. Waiter/waitress should either ask us or make us aware ahead of time.

  14. k

    kathi

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Food was average for the price. Good service from our waitress Rebecca.

  15. BR

    BradR

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place

  16. JB

    JBoden

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    June 17, 2022

  17. MJ

    MillyJ

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Overall, 22 Bowens is a great place to have dinner. I had a salad and added a lobster tail to it. The lobster was very difficult to remove from its shell. I do think that for $20 for a very small lobster tail that the kitchen could have loosened it from its shell.

  18. GP

    GaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't wait to go back!! Very good service and food was excellent.

  19. F

    Farzin

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All good in all departments

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I have been dining at 22 Bowens for several years now - service and food are always top notch. Our waiter, Patrick, was knowledgeable and attentive - especially to our toddler! The only downside - we didn’t realize the restaurant is not stroller friendly. We timed our little one’s nap during our reservation. It was disappointing we couldn’t keep her quietly asleep in the stroller and had to wake her up to sit in a high chair.

  21. EM

    EMar

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was delicious! Our waiter, Manny was super personable and attentive. This was a special occasion for my husband's birthday, a very memorable experience!

  22. n

    noran

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great table by the Pier; attentive wait staff; wonderful food( served warm, I prefer food be served hot from the oven) Would definitely return!

  23. JS

    JonS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual we had a very good experience. The food was excellent as was our server Zach. Great place to enjoy a great meal.

  24. A

    Alwayslooking

    Naples

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was done well

  25. AW

    AWESOME

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food and service. Best place to eat in Newport

  26. SP

    ShananP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time there and we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Everything from the ambiance, staff, wine, service and food exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back again.

  27. D

    Danielm

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spend every wedding anniversary in Newport. As much as we like to try need things we can’t resist 22. You will never be disappointed.

  28. JH

    JaclynH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The waterfront seating was great but some of the food was less than average. Lobster roll was dry with hardly any garlic butter. Kids pasta with marinara from a jar. The falafel on the falafel pita was really good but the wrap was just okay.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat by the water on a bustling Saturday afternoon. The service was like a well orchestrated ballet. Wife had a lobster roll and I had the burger with an added egg on top. Our three year old son enjoyed fingers and fries. Best people watching in Newport. Must try.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    The cheese board was embarrassingly skimpy for the price. 3 pieces of cheese and 4 tiny slices of bread. Come on! Drinks were good, entrees were okay.

  31. CM

    CathM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent dinner! My only comment is that I wish servers would wait to clear the dinner plates until everyone is finished eating!! The assistant server cleared 3 of our plates and cutlery before our 4th diner was finished. 1) She then felt rushed. 2) She wanted to share with the rest of us what she could not eat, but we didn’t have anything to put it on, or eat with! Other than that, it was a great evening! Thank you!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    People. Do not go to this restaurant. It has white tablecloths but it’s basically Applebees with terrible service. I lived in Newport for a year and came here once at the end. And once was one time too many. 22 Bowens and Red Parrot are complete wastes of your time. Tourist traps that will leave you wishing you’d dined and spent your money elsewhere. 22 Bowens — get rid of your white tablecloths because you don’t live up to them.

  33. PW

    PaulW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food ,drinks, ambience and the staff were all outstanding !!!

  34. MS

    MeghanS

    Atlanta

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently top quality. Love the atmosphere - especially if you can sit outside.

  35. NL

    NicoleL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great dinner with great service.

  36. UB

    UlrikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were given the absolutely perfect table, had a great waiter and most delicious food.

  37. b

    bizdinner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Food was sub par Been in Newport for meetings for a week and by far the worst of all our dinners

  38. R

    Roxy

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Don’t waste your time. There are dozens of other restaurants that won’t make you feel disappointed. Haughty hostess. Lazy waitress. Spilled my wine while pouring. No apology no replacement.. Salmon over cooked. Garden Salad wilted. Didn’t bother staying for dessert.

  39. LM

    LisaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ryan was awesome!!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fantastic! His recommendations were spot on.

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 5529 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 125 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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