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About 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille is a world-class steakhouse serving USDA Prime beef, New England's finest seafood, and is complemented by an award-winning wine list. We look forward to having you experience one of Newport’s best.

22 Bowens Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Thursday - Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
America's Cup Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 841-8884

Website:
http://www.22bowens.com/

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (121)
Special Occasion (100)
Good for a Date (88)
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Good for Anniversaries (75)
Scenic View (74)
Romantic (71)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Notable Wine List (52)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
People Watching (39)
Worth the Drive (36)
Cozy (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Hot Spot (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (28)
Fun (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Seasonal (18)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best meals I have had there. I frequent this restaurant and it certainly has gotten better over the years. It is one of my first options when dining out. Worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was phenomenal was always. Good quality food. We were seated immediately even though we arrived earlier than our reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Always make it to 22 Bowens for dinner when in Newport. Great location with outstanding food and service. The menu is extensive with great steak and seafood options but recommend one of the daily specials as they are consistently outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great night with friends with terrific food! Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great staff/server very attentive and helpful/
We took our time and never felt rushed.
Food was great but lobster w Mac and cheese could be less salty.
Would def recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual, we had a superb dining experience with Manny as our server - love this guy!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Room too hot music too loud waitress was checking too often

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent service and food. We were on a time limitation (needed to be out of restaurant in 1.5 hours) and gave our server a heads up at the outset. She was able to provide a fine dining experience (drinks and 3-course dinner) efficiently. Very consistent quality. Great variety for both steak and seafood lovers... choosing was difficult! We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great customer service as usual. Not as busy as the summer, which makes the dining experience even more enjoyable during the off season.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always this place is practically perfect in every way. Cannot think of a single recommendation to improve it other than don't change anything.

Expensive? Well you absolutely get what you pay for here.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous food & menu. Joe from your wait staff was fantastic!! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a special meal with hearty portion size & great preparation!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful establishment with great staff and unbelievable food. Very HAPPY with everything.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The absolute best food and service imaginable. Our waiter was so nice and the atmosphere was so romantic and classy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love it when a restaurant has signature dishes but also mixes things up so that I can try new tastes. The quality of food and service is outstanding! Always!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Location and ambience is outstanding! A must destination when in Newport. Although we’re right on the shore, seafood selections and preparation are not that enticing. Opted for the hearty steak route, but was sorely disappointed. At servers recommendation, picked the “juiciest and largest “ steak. While it was prepared well, the cut of beef didn’t look familiar and the taste was lacking. They should seriously consider a different supplier. An overall surprising disappointment, but the views are great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My friend and I were in Newport for a little get a way. Picked the restaurant through Trip Advisor. Their clam chowder was absolutely the best my friend and I ever had. I had the special which was bay scallops and she had a pork chop which was huge and delicious. Was very quiet and relaxing. Restaurant is located on the wharf so was a lovely view.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was very good especially the Lobster Mac & Cheese. However, I would not go out of my way to go back. The service was good but not very personable or friendly. We made a reservation and they just put us at a table in the middle of the restaurant looking at the bar. It was a special occasion and they treated us like we just walked off the street to have a casual bite. Yet, we spent almost $200. I worked in this industry for over 10 years and I would say this restaurant is not of the caliber of the prices for the meals.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious 12 oz filet and Atlantic salmon. Would highly recommend eating here. Maybe the 3.5 hour trip from NY worth it.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food! Beautiful location and atmosphere. A little pricey but not bad. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were greeted and seated right away . Terrific wine steward . Food very good and the location is awesome.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were seated at a table in the middle of a pathway, despite other less trafficked tables. We requested a better table and were moved. Everything was delicious and the view was wonderful over Newport harbor. Our server Michael was very attentive without being overbearing. The dishes were on the expensive side for what was served. Very nice dinner, but not as nice as the price would suggest.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

2nd time here, this time for Thanksgiving. Wife got the traditional turkey meal, my son and I both got the center cut filet. Mixed drinks are spot on and they dont skimp on booze. Awesome again. Server Joe was great.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a very good combined Thanksgiving and birthday celebration. All the food was very good including the vegetarian option. Service was excellent. Only negative was that one of us had scallops and found some grit or some other hard material in there. The waiter and the restaurant quickly and graciously brought a new plate. However it was disappointing to have that happen in the first place. They brought cake with a candle because I had mentioned it was the birthday of one of our party when I made the reservation on Open Table. That was a very nice touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This Resturant has it all ! The service, the atmosphere and most importantly the
food !

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving. Waiter Al was excellent. We started with grilled shrimp appetizer which was very good. Can’t say the same for entrees. Turkey dinner $36 2 pieces of dry white meat no taste and some brown meat that was not good. Stuffing was tasty. The lady ordered the scallops Thanksgiving special. Scallops were gritty!!! The beet purée and cous cous that accompanied was tasty but the scallops was like eating grits of sand. Maybe every fourth one was not sandy. We did not have dessert because they ran out of the pumpkin cheesecake.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spent 300$ on turkey with two kids food mediocre at best our 3 rd thanksgiving here won’t return too expensive for the quality that we received.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

When there from a recommendation by on line reader. Food and service was excellent. Had the lobster Mac and cheese as an appetizer and the salmon and my wife had the scallops as entrée.
Dessert was homemade pie.

Definitely a try if you're in the Newport area. It's a little pricey but it's worth it

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful meal for the third straight Thanksgiving. Our waiter, Joe, was very attentive when needed and invisible when not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Started with clam chowder and a harvest salad, both delicious, perfectly seasoned and salad dressing was superb. We both opted for the traditional turkey dinner and it did not disappoint—both white and dark meat were moist, homemade mashed potatoes, amazing stuffing, cranberry relish and garlic haricot verts. A plentiful portion left no room for dessert! The entire staff was so pleasant and we appreciated their hospitality and great service while having to work the holiday. An excellent 22 Bowen experience. Thank you!!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving Dinner. Excellent staff, service & food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal. Special occasion. food was above average. Service was carefully attentive. One disappointment—After inquiring by phone, we were told there would be a regular menu with thanksgiving specials. I wish we had been able to see the “regular” menu, as the online menu displayed prices considerably lower than the thanksgiving version of the “regular” menu we were given upon being seated today. There should be a Thanksgiving version of the regular menu with accurate pricing available online. I have to think we were victims of a “bait and switch” today. Another disappointment—the chef was unable to correctly produce a filet cooked medium for one of the members of our party. The first version was overcooked and the second was barely medium rare. By the time this steak was fired to order, the customer was no longer interested in eating it. To his credit, the manager took this item off of our bill. The desserts were excellent—probably the best items served to us today.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We tried 22 Bowen during restaurant week, and had a wonderful experience. When we went back again after restaurant week, it was okay but certainly overpriced for what you get. A few mistakes were made with our order, and the waiter didn’t come around to ask how everything was until it was time for the check. Wonderful ambience, but food and overall experience isn’t worth what you pay for. If we go back, it won’t be until spring restaurant week.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My fiance and I went this past Saturday night to celebrate our engagement. We cannot begin to explain how wonderful the meal was. From the waiter, to the managers, to the hostesses who helped me with an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction, the service was outstanding. The food was incredible and cooked perfectly and the music was great (Rodrigo y Gabriela). From start to finish, we were wowed. Thanks to everyone who made our special night their special night too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were so lucky to have chosen 22 Bowens to celebrate our engagement. Alan took such great care of us and the management did too. Will be back for years to come.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I always go to Bowen's for restaurant week and yet again, it did not disappoint. In fact, I went for lunch twice so that I could try different menu items. The waitstaff was wonderful as well. Highly recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great!! Should go here more often .

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Good service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant week menu wasn’t so good. Regular menu much better.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

While the food was good we felt it was a very poor value for the money. The main dishes were very pricey and did not include any sides. All that was on the plate was the meat/fish. For the price charged some side vegetable dishes on the plate would not be a huge investment and would have made the plate more appealing. Because of the price with no sides included we will not be going back. There are too many other good expensive restaurants in Newport that give you a better value for your money.

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