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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
Monday - Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (146)
Special Occasion (111)
Good for a Date (98)
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Good for Anniversaries (85)
Scenic View (84)
Romantic (84)
Great for Outdoor Dining (72)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Notable Wine List (59)
People Watching (51)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Fun (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Good for Groups (36)
Great for Lunch (33)
Business Meals (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Cozy (29)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Casual (20)
Seasonal (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary at 22 Bowens. Food, atmosphere & service was outstanding! My favorite place to dine when visiting Newport.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit and it happened to be restaurant week. The atmosphere is clearly an upbeat one. The staff is extremely friendly and answered all our questions about various dishes. No problem in slightly altering dishes as one of us was allergic to mushrooms. Loved the New England Clam Chowder filled with lots of clams. Tagliatelle Bolognese with Ricotta was the perfect portion and incredibly flavorful. Both of my friends had the marinated steak tip sandwiches and said they were moist and flavorful. We would highly recommend coming here and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had lunch as part of Restaurant Week. A three course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert for $16. We were pleasantly surprised to receive full and generous portions of each part of our lunch. The food was delicious! Crab fritters, calamari, an amazing swordfish sandwich with a fresh green salad and one each of the included desserts. A decent sized pour of chardonnay and a Belgian beer completed our meal. The server (Amy?) was friendly, helpful and efficient. Two managers stopped by our table to check in with us. The setting on the waterfront gave us a beautiful view on a blustery Fall afternoon. After such a great experience we will certainly return and can easily recommend 22 Bowens.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always enjoy 22 Bowen’s!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A wonderful evening with a wide variety of choices. Seafood as you would expect excellently prepared. The veal chop was excellent also.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

we had an enjoyable evening-excellent menu selection- we had shared an app (tuna tartar)-excellent-very different w/jicama, then we had speciality meals: swordfish and chicken- both amazing- our server was Tracey who was very efficient and so pleasant....one of us have food allergies- 22 Bowen goes out of their way to accommodate

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was great and the food was incredible. I would definitely reccomend dining here if you are in Newport.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

22 Bowens was phenomenal. I went with my wife and parents absolutely spectacular. Request Michael for the server, he knew his stuff and was entertaining.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed dinning if the restaurant week menu. Food was great, would have liked to have seen more seafood on the menu.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place...good and welcoming staff...honest billing. The restaurant Manager came by and said hello. Food was great. Overall no complaints....Good going

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My gf and I came here for dinner during a night away from Boston and couldn’t have had a better experience. Food was excellent, wine and cocktails were delicious, and our waitress was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back again when we are back in Newport!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Part of Newport restaurant week-great value at a great price. Also a beautiful day to be down by the water.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We absolutely loved everything about Bowen’s! So much that we decided to go 2 nights in a row. The service was excellent, the cold lobster and shrimp apps are amazing, and the room was quiet and inviting. I’m currently 9 months pregnant and was shocked to find many seafood options on the menu that I could enjoy as well as very comfortable seating. Definately recommend!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed the location and the food. We shared a number of the plates and found them tasty. Wine list is expansive and cocktails are plentiful. We found sufficient options for beef, fish or fowl. Beef selection was impressive. A couple loud tables interrupted our ‘chill’ but once they left we were happy again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place for evening dining will definitely go again

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was wonderful. But one very big disappointment: When I made the reservation weeks ago, I made it clear that it was to celebrate my wife's birthday. When we arrived in town the day before, I walked to the restaurant to confirm they had down the celebration of my wife's birthday. When we arrived for the reservation, I quietly without my wife aware re-confirmed that they were very aware of the birthday celebration and even quickly scribbled something on a piece of paper that was given to the person seating us that was to then be handed to our waitress. During our dinner, we witnessed other candles being served with desert presumably celebrating birthdays. When our shared desert arrived, there was no recognition, no candle. When I privately went to complain to both the waitress and the front hostess separately who remembered giving the note, all I got was flimsy apology "there must have been a miscommunication". In my opinion, the desert should have been written off a revised bill, but this never happened. Please forward this to the manager and/or owner of the restaurant. The evening we were there was 10/28/2017.
Jay Ugol

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really nice evening. Great food and service in a lovely waterfront setting. Went back for a second night in a row.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent and elegant dining experience. The food was expertly prepared, on of the best filets I have ever had. My fiancé and I dined here to celebrate our engagement and we haven’t stopped talking about the food.

Highly recommend you stop here if you’re in Newport.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent wait staff and food. Nice for celebrating our anniversary. Must have reservations on a Friday or Saturday.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome time. Our server was especially great. The food was cooked to perfection. Overall a great experience again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a nice time however our waiter Joe came on strong at first very friendly but sort of lost interest in our table and seemed very alooof while we were dining and just sort of checked out on the service. Disappointed it was my husbands 75th birthday:

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We celebrate Newport with our anniversary annually at Bowen 22
The Veal Chop is an outstanding selection.
They have an extensive wine list- well organized

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was great but we kept on asking our waitress for things, she never came over to see if we were ok, Can we get another drink, can we get sour cream, we always had to flag her down. We spent over $300 for 3 people so we would expect better service at this cost

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was lackluster for a town with so many options

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always visit 22 Bowen when I'm in Newport. They never disappoint. Good food & good drinks.

My waitress, Sharon, was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overpriced for below average food. Waitstaff inattentive. Plenty of better choices in Newport.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great meal at 22 Bowen. Love their filet. It melts in your mouth. We all got steak and everyone loved their meal. We got sides to share of creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. We didn’t get an App so we could get dessert. We actually were pretty fill but shared the key lime tart, which was very good. Very consistent food. One of my favorite restaurants in Newport.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great experience!!! Awesome server! We love Bowens 22 for steak dinners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a 6:30 reservation for 2 that I made a week in advance. We got there around 6:20 the hostess had said our reservation was on time and they would be with us shortly. At 6:30 we were still not seated the hostess told me it would be 3 more minutes , 10 min later they sit us At a table on the outside of the restaurant that had been open the whole time we were waiting. Waitress gave us water and bread got us a couple of drinks and took our order. The waitress came back two more times for drinks then finally the meal came 45 min later. Food was good but it cost my wife and I 277.57 dollars for two people way way over priced. My wife and I have the luxury of eating out almost every Saturday night. I've eaten at a lot of upscale restaurants and usually don't care about the price but this was ridiculously expensive for no reason what so ever.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was served and prepared perfectly. Fair price for a high end restaurant in a resort area. Extensive wine list and specialty drinks, again priced fairly. Hostess was friendly and brought us to our table with a smile , our waitress came very quickly and started by greeting us in a professional manner. All in all we enjoyed everything about our night out at 22Bowens.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food, good location, great wine list and friendly staff- we’ll be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary with a weekend in Newport. We wanted something casual but with tablecloths. And since the evening was very mild, we wanted to sit outside. Patio seating at 22 Bowens was perfect. Our server was friendly and helpful with with all sorts of drink and entre recommendations. She brought us the most delicious cocktails. Our drinks were followed by an excellent steak and sides with a perfect wine pairing. We sat for a long while enjoying our dinner and watching the sunset. It was a lovely evening and we hope to dine here again when we are next in Newport.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dined here frequently since it opened and used to like it for a lobster dinner on the waterfront. This time the reception was poor, service uneven, food fair, value uneven at best. Reception, we arrived on time for a 6 pm reservation for an informal anniversary celebration. Unfortunately, they seated us along he runway to the restrooms when there were plenty of nice tables available. Service, we asked for fresh pepper for our salads, the waiter showed up his grinder but kept turning it counter-clockwise. Nothing came out. Duh! My wife wanted to reserve part of her salad to eat with the main course. Not once, not twice, but three times a bus person tried to swipe it off the table without asking. Food was meh, unexceptional, and we did not order anything too complicated. The price, one expects market price for a 2 lb. baked-stuffed lobster yet realizing there aren't any supply problems, $72.00 seemed excessive as was $24 for a small glass of mediocre Barolo. Full disclosure, I'm a native and familiar with the problems faced by restaurants in the off-season, but this is a ridiculous and self-defeating form of price-gouging.

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