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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille, Newport, RI

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.8
4.8
6946 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
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 82 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 841-8884
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Justin Garcia
  • 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
  • Cross street
    America's Cup Avenue
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,946 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

  • Newport County

    Best Overall

  • Newport County

    Best Food

  • Newport County

    Best Service

  • Newport County

    Good for business meals

  • Newport County

    Great for fine wines

  • Newport County

    Romantic

  • Newport County

    Good for special occasions

  • Newport County

    Most Booked

6,946 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table location was fabulous, Alexandra our waitress was excellent and the food was great!! My husband really enjoyed his birthday dinner at Bowens!!

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  2. RobertD

    Dallas

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. Lobster shells were hard break

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  3. dianaF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donner was outstanding. We celebrated an warly beithday which the staff recognized. Food was delicious and they included dessert to celebrate my birthday, a sticky toffee pudding was fabulous. All of the staff was courteous, attentive and friendly

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! I will return this summer!!

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  5. CindyBuzaid

    Rhode Island

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brittany was awsome. On top of her game!! Margaret was very pleasant and awsome!!

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  6. TerriK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our night at 22 Bowens Wine Bar. The attention to detail was excellent! The restaurant is very good with gluten free and I felt very safe eating there. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive! Shout out to Ryan he was a lot of fun! Thanks again!

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  7. OOBrien

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server (Jess) was excellent and the food was great! Enjoyable evening in Newport...

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  8. MichaelM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Our server came over and took food from our table and said it wasn’t for us. It was the bread basket. We thought that was weird. We also noticed that a manager went to every table to ask how everything was. He did not come to our table. They also made us feel a little rushed. It was ok but probably not returning. We will try another restaurant in the Newport restaurant group.

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  9. MarcM

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an exceptional experience! The steaks are cooked to perfection and delicious.

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  10. RANDB

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great service and pleasant ambience. Recommend it especially now before the summer surge when reservations will be more difficult to obtain

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  11. JoanneB

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time at this restaurant. Major disappointment with veal chop. First was so salty could not eat it. Replacement was raw in the middle. Both our wait person and manager could not have been more accommodating. Took the dinner off the bill and offered something else. By that time, my husband was just about done with his steak (which was wonderful) so didn't take them up on their offer.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. Overall a wonderful meal.

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  13. MadgeB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monday though Friday lunch pre fixe menu is a great deal, and delicious

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service we’ve ever had at a restaurant! From the moment we walked in until we left, everything was perfect. The food was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend!

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  15. RANDB

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service made the day special for my son’s birthday

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  16. AJD29

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The 2 pound lobster listed at MP being $225.00 was completely ridiculous! Unfortunately paying the bill certainly tainted what was otherwise a great experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, beautiful views, and our server went out of her way to make my birthday so special!!!! Our most favorite spot in Newport! Best meal we’ve had in a while!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best! Thank you for always providing such fabulous service.

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  19. KenPW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Based on prior experiences at this restaurant, this meal was disappointing. Short ribs were mostly fat, and the swordfish was charred. I would conclude that the rolls and butter were the highlight of this dining experience. Quite disappointing.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must in Newport for any occasion! Although a traditional steakhouse, great seafood and vegetarian options

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  21. labloom

    Greater Boston

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks, and service were excellent. Peter was wonderful!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the atmosphere and our server talked a big game and then didn’t deliver. We were left puzzled when suddenly she disappeared. Other waitstaff picked up the slack and it didn’t ruin the experience but was confusing.The food was good and they are very attentive to those with food allergies.

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  23. AlbertG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALL staff was polite, knowledgeable & very helpful. I highly recommend. Totally enjoyable experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible waitstaff. Rude, unfriendly, uptight. Unprofessional waitstaff.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MANNY was amazing and our meal was delicious. Recommend 100%.

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  26. KevinS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a "must" on every visit to Newport! From the time you walk into the restaurant until you leave it's a great experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best spots in Newport, we have been here several times and it is a great option Downtown

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  28. KHPH

    Greater Boston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience from start to finish! Our greeting was friendly as was our server, food was delicious and the view was spectacular!

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  29. lovemaui

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    22 Bowens is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport! Great location and amazing food . Our waiter was Fabio and he was outstanding. We can't wait to go back. I had the filet which was cooked perfectly and the scalloped potatoes were the best I have ever had. Also, the key lime pie again was the BEST we have ever had!!!

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  30. Chopper

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unbelievable steaks if a little expensive. Wine list is extensive but again conversion to the GBP makes it a “special” night out, and certainly not for the every day dinner.

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  31. ChristopherJ

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service and views of the harbor. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion or just have a fantastic meal.

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  32. TeriD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience in every way! Thank you.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was unfortunately sub-par, (all of the dishes received). Swordfish was two (2) tiny medallions as opposed to a nice sized Swordfish Steak as in like-kind reputable restaurants - complete shock when saw what was being served. Both the quality of it as well as the preparation was mediocre, at best. Lamb was undercooked (ordered medium, came in medium-rare)….came back over cooked. Shrimp cocktail did not seem as fresh or same quality as other like-kind, higher end restaurants. Steak was average, no major complaints. Our server was a decent server and personable even in some of the delays with being busy. Have ate at 22 Bowen and many other Newport Restaurant Group restaurants, quite frequently - for a $600 bill the food quality was no where near what we are used to, or expected. Even outside the group…could have found superior food elsewhere. Quite let down to be honest. Not sure if we will be going back for quite some time. Unfortunately, very disappointed:(

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  34. kateb

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, outstanding food, and attentive and knowledgeable server

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  35. Candace

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This meal was a wonderful Easter celebration with family. The service was outstanding. 22 Bowens is an exceptional restaurant! The food was served quickly and it was delicious! Everyone raved over their meal . Even the dessert and cappuccino were perfect! The cost is worth the experience! We will come again. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    22 Bowens is a very cute spot on the wharf in Newport. The service was friendly, accommodating (we had some annoying requests and 2 no-shows), and attentive. The food was good, but we didn’t feel a lot of it was worth the price. The braised short rib (over sauced to the point of soaking the risotto as well) and the grilled octopus (very salty and the Korean-style glaze was very sweet) in particular fell a little flat. But the steaks were very good and the blue fin tuna was excellent. Overall. Very nice experience, but not the most incredible food.

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  37. Paul

    Greater Boston

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad meal and our waiter Fabio was awesome.

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  38. dininggirl

    Greater Boston

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet and cacio e pepe risotto were delicious as were the cocktails.

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  39. FranB

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server friendly & efficient. Lobster roll sub par, dry and not as tasty as usual. Desperately need a renovation, room too dark, my arm chair broken. No salt/ pepper on table. No flowers, it’s Easter weekend… a tiny tulip would be nice.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Robin1221

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night!! Service and food was exceptional !!! Best table in the house.... amazing view of the harbor at sunset.

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FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 6946 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 82 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
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Justin Garcia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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