22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4444 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

Experiences

  • Pre Fixe

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021

    Blah Blah Blah

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
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 4444 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
M
Martini
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We made reservations figuring we would get a cozy table. The table we were seated at faced the kitchen area and coffee area. We were not happy and the restaurant should never seat people near a kitchen. We were hoping for a seat in the main area. The food was VERY overpriced and the steak I ordered was very salty I sent it back. The calamari was chewy. They should give you more food for the money. Not going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were visiting Newport from out of state to celebrate an anniversary. We chose 22 Bowen’s for the excellent reviews, and we wanted an upscale steak dinner to celebrate. Our drinks were great and appetizers were excellent, but it really fell off from there.

We both got a 10oz fillet, and both were very dry. I ordered mine medium and my date ordered medium well, but even a well-done steak cooked properly should be juicy. Our sides were unimpressive and left us wanting more.

Our waiter was kind and he set a very relaxed pace to the evening which we were fine with, but we had a later reservation, and as the night progressed he rushed us to order desserts and eventually forced us to leave MID-BITE. This always bothers me, but this is particularly unacceptable for a restaurant where I have a tab of $200+ for 2 people.

I’m giving 3 stars for service because our waiter was very nice and attentive to my food allergies. He brought complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary, but we barely had time to enjoy it before being forced out. I do wish he had acknowledged our anniversary more than that once at the end, but that’s nit-picky.

Overall it was a disappointing evening for what I thought would be the most special part of our anniversary weekend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect.

SW
SigWilson
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. I will never visit Newport again without eating at 22... Fabio was one of the best servers I have ever encountered, the Watch Hill oysters I am still dreaming about, and if you like lamb - get the rack, 2 slabs of 4 frenched chops. Amazing. Great martini, great wine selected by Fabio. I can't wait to eat there again.

GE
GEllis
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great here for my wife's b-day.

H
Hacome
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, very professional and maintained safely exceptionally with the Covid crisis. Will return.

E
Elena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary in Newport and chose 22 Bowens for our special dinner. They did not disappoint from the cocktails and wine through dinner and dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant for any of your dining desires. You will have a delicious meal that is expertly prepared and served their exceptional staff.

I can't wait to go back :)

R
vipRealgoldfinger
New England
60 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny was terrific! Dinner atmosphere and dinner selections were perfect! Except no white anchovies on my Caesar... oh well not time.

RS
vipRichardS
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lobster dinners this time. More than a steakhouse. Excellent waitstaff and kitchen staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. Fabio was the most amazing server.

NG
NicoleG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress, wish I remembered her name, was excellent!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Wait staff impressive!

CM
vipCindyM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed an early dinner at 22 Bowens. Our server Adam was excellent and the food (wedge salad and rack of lamb) was delicious. The layout for Covid is safe and doesn't at all feel weird.

M
vipMeesh716
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our lobster roll, chowder, calamari and scallops were all fantastic. My only criticism is that there wasn’t nearly enough cheese on the French Onion Soup this time - I’ve had it here In the past and it was AMAZING. I will definitely order it again, but I’ll make sure to request extra cheese.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing good, great experience.

t
tamig
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always. If you love steak this is your place.

RK
RichardK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little over priced for what you get. The sister restaurant Mooring, is similarly priced but the food is far better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner with my girlfriend and the ambiance and the food were fantastic.
You must go here!

J
Jmik
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As always every thing was absolutely supurp.pricey but almost worth it. Waiter Adam was very knowledgeable and helpful

LB
LeslieB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was subpar for the price value. Ambiance was great. Service was okay.

DR
vipDawnR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak Frites were amazing so flavorful... Nice place for a quite dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was celebrating my birthday with my husband. Had a really nice evening! We sat at a great table with a view of the marina. So happy we chose to dine here! Great food and service! Thank you!

MV
vipMVKMOM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for early dinner. Manager accommodated us early. Waiter was very appreciative of customers. Food was excellent.

RH
vipRichH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

PF
PatrickF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Service was great, food was terrible. I had a ribeye cooked medium rare, that felt and tasted like a rubber tire. My wife had a filet, also medium rare that was tasteless and dry. Only savior was the steak sauce. Which you should never need with a good steak, that should have been my first hint. Will never come back.

LB
LynneB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ate at the end of the night. Staffing was short & was focused on cleaning up for the night. As a result will give it a bit of time before we make reservations again

SW
ScottW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah our server was knowledgable and great. Staff made a special evening awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my anniversary dinner got a private table great service and they brought out a free dessert for the special occasion had a magical night

KD
vipKatherineD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and dessert! Great Barolo

Manny was spectacular

NF
NiskyFoodLover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husbands birthday

LS
LilyS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday there and I can’t express enough how perfect everything was. The staff was so kind and welcoming! Also our server Rebecca was AMAZING! So attentive and sweet! I couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate a covid birthday!

KK
KKWW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great wait staff. Worth the splurge! They also have lots of creative indoor/outdoor spaces set up so as to be able to allow appropriate spacing and adhere to current guidelines.

S
vipScott
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With our daughter’s

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great lunch experience. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott was our server and he was professional and spot on with everything. We celebrated a birthday and it was exceptional.

CW
CoryW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed this dining experience. I would most likely to return and recommend to co-workers; friends and family.

BC
vipBillC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam was a fantastic server and presentation and quality of food was outstanding!

KP
KimP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very strange to be in almost empty place! Worrisome!

B
Booooooo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bowen's is definitely a great place to catch a lunch or dinner when you are visiting Newport. The atmosphere and quiet surroundings are currently due to Covid restrictions. Usually there is a hustle and bustle with an electric energy running throughout the restaurant in anticipation of some wonderful food and drinks. Opening up to the outside in the summer gives it a real flair for the Newport scene. I always try to go there when I visit Newport. Definitely try a steak, their speciality!!!

A
Ashley
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 8pm, arrived at 8:15 and was very rudely turned away and told the last seating was 8:10. I understand not being able to hold a reservation but I think 15 minutes is an acceptable window and the staff could have professionally and kindly told us we couldn’t be seated. They did not need to be as abrasive or as rude as they were. Also if the last seating is 8pm and there is no window of extra time, customers should not be Allowed to make a reservation at 8 pm. Will not be returning.

FAQs

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 4444 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.