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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4.7
5827 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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 61 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 5,827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Unspecified

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 out of 5
  2. KM

    KathleenM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My swordfish was not thoroughly cooked unfortunately
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Birthday dinner, Wagyu was amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and amazing service as always. Never disappointed!
  6. J

    Jamaral

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great and food was excellent as always!
  7. m

    maggiel

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service! They saw we were in town for our honeymoon and treated us to Free champagne at the best table in the house overlooking the wharf!
  8. R

    Rina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was FANTASTIC! From greeting to server to meal and seating upstairs was awesome. We wil be back!
  9. DW

    DarylW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice service. Food very good. Expensive for what it is ( 6 lamb chops $55). Ala carte.
  10. MG

    MarieG

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to enjoy a summer evening out with family. Glad we came here. We were seated on the upstairs deck which was a great location to enjoy the beautiful evening. Our waiter, Scott, was very pleasant and attentive. All our food was flavorful. We started out with the cheese and chacuterie board. Wish there was more cheese, but all the items were excellent. We also had salmon, rack of lamb and the tuna poke. The deconstructed lemon merengue pie was a hit for dessert. Also had a great wine list.
  11. c

    chris

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome the food is excellent outside in Newport beautiful night
  12. DB

    DeeBeeTee

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location. Professional staff from hostesses, waitstaff and wait staff assistants… wonderful dining experience!
  13. RA

    RichardA

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I’ve been to 22 Bowen at least 6 times and I’ve always had a good experience. Yesterday, not so much. The food has slipped. Water in my wedge salad. A bone in Delmonico that was mediocre with a $60 price tag plus sides. There are too many other places to have a steak that are better. Too bad.
  14. TD

    TeriD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Thanks for amazing food, service and ambiance.
  15. n

    nolafoodies

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The waiter was fantastic but the hostess was rude and put off by us politely asking if they had another table for our son’s birthday lunch. The table she put us at had full blinding sunlight with no option but to wear sunglasses indoors hitting 3 of the 4 chairs. I even apologized for asking and she still treated us with exasperation. Our waiter and food were great but the sunlight and snark almost ruined the celebration. We’ll give it another chance because the waiter was beyond attentive.
  16. C

    Cinzia

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch while visiting for the Newport Preservation Food & Wine Festival. Service was wonderful and the food delicious. I had the lobster roll and my friend had the lobster gruyere omelet. Had the best coffee we had all week. It was freshly made by the cup. No pot being carried around and cooling off. Want to visit again and try the dinner menu.
  17. MP

    MarkP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Little loud, but excellent experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were outstanding .drinks were very good and the clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had. Took a while to get our entrees but it was busy. Both mine and my wife’s filet came out over cooked and tasted like it had been sitting for a few minutes, they were barely warm. Tge lobster tail was great as were the complimentary desserts.
  19. MS

    MarshaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience, service, location! Always a favorite of ours
  20. z

    zezz

    Key West

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Fantastic! Well thought-out drinks. A mirror image of a classy NYC steak house.
  21. W

    Willie

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional dining experience. Food and service is Always excellent.
  22. NY

    NYCexpat

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall on a chaotic weekend; they still did an amazing job with delicious food and great service
  23. P

    Partyof3

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manny was amazing! He was friendly and tolerant of our slow ordering and funny requests. He was a big part of what made our brunch experience so lovely. The food and drinks were delicious (avocado toast, crepes and lobster Benny). Yummm! Can wait to come back again soon!
  24. GW

    GordonW

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time….one of my favorite Newport restaurants when we visit
  25. J

    Judy

    Houston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything has been great!! We continue to come back and be wowed!!
  26. C

    Chris

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The location is great especially on a beautiful afternoon like yesterday. Service was very good. Unfortunately, food wasn’t fantastic… quality was subpar for price. Calamari had a decent taste but was tough. Same with lobster which also had several shell pieces in the roll. Drinks… same thing, not bad not great.
  27. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neil was an awesome server! Food was excellent. Great overall experience!
  28. SD

    SusanD

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late lunch outside and the view of the harbor was awesome ! Best lister roll I’ve ever had
  29. EP

    EileenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille had excellent food, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille for lunch, dinner, and beverages!
  30. TB

    TraceyB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific evening…food, wine, and service!!! Thank you.
  31. J

    Johnny

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, had the open steak sandwich... GREAT. Keep up the great food and service !!! We'll be back, form Connecticut.
  32. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fairly upscale restaurant on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. Comparable to a New York Steakhouse in every way. We have eaten there almost every time we visit Newport. Excellent service and great food. This time we shared the iceberg lettuce wedge with Blue cheese dressing,bacon bits, cherry tomatoes, arugula and chopped onion bits. Plenty for two. We both had the 16oz bone-in Delmonico steaks, accompanied by grilled asparagus and truffle Mac and cheese. The steaks were cooked to order (medium rare) and the sides were great. All sides were enough for two. We ended up taking some food home so there really was no room for dessert. Service was very good and timely.
  33. KA

    KathyA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food and the patio is great for people watching.
  34. DM

    DaveM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Newport for the day. Stopped in on a recommendation from a friend. Food was outstanding. Carol, our server, was polite and courteous. Quick with getting us our drinks and knowledgeable about the menu. Not normally a steak person, but tried the wagyu offered, and it was cooked perfectly and worth the expense. Thank you again carol for a wonderful dining experience!
  35. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was outstanding. Great location. It’s a home run!!
  36. KM

    KariM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Incredible food, skilled staff, beautiful view.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch and amazing service! Thank you!
  38. BD

    BarryD

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Steak was rare had too return twice for medium rare and finally was way over cooked and could not eat.
  39. J

    Judy

    Houston

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time and once again, they did not disappoint!!! Wait staff, hostesses, as well as the food were wonderful. We will probably make this our favorite place to eat in Newport.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

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 4.7 stars by 5827 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 61 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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