22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.8
3300 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.
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CS
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although has always been one of my favorite restaurants I have to say I am very disappointed to have learned that they now do not have a separate fryer for shellfish! It was the only place in Newport that i could enjoy fish and chips! and Parmesan truffle fries! Alas, no more...so sad. I'll have to find another favorite somewhere. Not to mention they deleted beef carparcio from their menu!

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Let me start by saying I've been to this restaurant several times and the food and service is usually excellent. However, this time not so much. I decided to take my fiance there for our engagement dinner. She ordered the salmon well done and it came out even more raw than normal. We had to send back as my dinner got cold. Once it arrived I began to eat my grilled chicken, soon to find out that there was a piece of metal in it from the grill brush. Long story short the dinner was ruined and they had to comp the entire bill. I won't be going back anytime soon.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I’ve ever had! Wonderful ambiance and service as well

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TM
New England
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were great: an oyster platter, baked stuffed lobster, 22B Filet and Rack of Lamb with three sides! Lots of ‘take away’ which was the issue - whoever packed it up put the veggies in a container ON ITS SIDE! Leaked all over the floor of the car and my wife, unknowingly picked up the bag and the oily butter dropped over her white slacks. Stain got out, car no worse for the drips but takeaway needs to be carefully packed (wrap a container w juicy ingredients w Saran Wrap would be my suggestion.

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LF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 25th anniversary - same restaurant where he proposed 26 years ago. Wonderful ambiance on the Newport wharf, fabulous food asked they gave us dessert to go as a gift. Great night. Thank you.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Veal Chop and Rack of Lamb!
Oysters and littlenecks were so fresh and delicious! Loved my 22 Doli martini!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was perfect!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic aged piece of beef. Cooked perfectly and sauces outstanding.

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CD
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowens never fails to impress, killer food and great service. COuldn't ask for more.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC meal. Service was beyond amazing. Super attentive staff is always there to refill drinks. We were incredibly satisfied with our night there and will be back for sure!

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jonathan, was great- helpful, knowledgeable and fun.

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N
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought my mom for mother’s day and had carol as our waitress. She was extremely friendly and attentive. Martinis were made perfectly as well and they also had a great wine list. Appetizers, sides and entrees were all very good. The standout had to be the onion soup. The Mac and cheese was ok. Could’ve been a bit creamier but that is just a minor critique. I would highly recommend Bowen’s and I will definitely return next time I’m in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, service excellent

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New York Area
317 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Classic Newport restaurant feel - cozy, good food, pleasant staff, great location. Not a huge menu but really nice offerings. Impressive beer and wine selection. Would be nice for date night or a family celebration.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful venue. The proximity to water, boats and the wharf added a special flair to the experience on Mother's Day.
I am gluten intolerant, my mother is celiac and I have to say the gluten free menu is more extensive than many places. Most of the time when you search out gluten free, the offerings are minimal. Everyone thinks you must love salmon.
This was so much better. The staff is very knowledgeable....they knew that it was not an allergy and that Ann's issues required special care.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went in with high hopes. When we first sat down two waiters argued over which table we belonged to. For the remainder of the evening we were completely ignored. No one check in on our food, or to offer us another drink. My tuna was over cooked and looked like it had sat under a heat lamp too long. We also waited almost 15 minutes for someone to come pick up our check so we could leave. Over all very frustrating.

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night out at 22 Bowen’s
The food was terrific , everything was perfectly cooked with great flavor
Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive without being intrusive
Will definitely return
For a quieter night ask for a downstairs table as the top floor is noisy

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband I frequent the restaurant a lot. And it is always a pleasure to see Vidali. He treats us with the highest standards. Thank you Vidali!!!

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MA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great Newport ambiance.

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TL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, waitress was highly knowledgeable about menu and impressed our party with the details about which cheeses on our charcuterie board were and were not vegetarian. Very friendly and food was fantastic as well.

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LS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful celebratory dinner for my dad's birthday and Mother's Day. Service extremely attentive and friendly. Pricey, but worth it! (Petit filet surf and turf had only 2 shrimp on the plate for $36, which was somewhat surprising) Everything we ordered was fresh, beautifully presented, and served at the correct temperature. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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b
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A Steak House that gets what that means!

We've been to 22 Bowens many times over many years ... it deliver just what it's billed as ... a great steak house. We began with fresh local oysters and thick onion soup ... moved on to the filet and the Delmonico steaks ... ordered rare and perfectly done. Add the onion rings and asparagus ... and a wonderful (if very expensive ) Barolo and you have a perfect steak dinner. Exceptional waiter Brad helped that happen with impeccable suggestions and timing.

Only disappointment was the young maitre d' who chose to sit us at the only two top in the front room ... even though the room was half empty ... by the time we left all other tables (4 tops) were filled by couples ... why one might ask?

Overall, a terrific meal in a fine restaurant .... will be back many times ... but perhaps ask for the right table😉

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious, and the serving staff was wonderful. It was one of the most enjoyable meals we have had in a long time. We tried several of the new cocktail offerings, and each was delicious, but the one that was surprising, and absolutely wonderful, was the Tomato Fresco. It was so light and refreshing. Hoping we can recreate them at home.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!! Will definitely be back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. Very welcomed, right to our table, food was excellent, the ambiance was great. Nice bottle of wine.
Absolutely delicious! Mary B.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance! Can't wait to go back!

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. 3rd time's a charm. Not from the area, but wouldn't miss it when I return next year.

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BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Great menu and great bar for happy hour or pre-dinner drinks.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food and service were top notch.

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M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice location. A bit pricey.

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HR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful experience. A wonderful intimate feeling, great music playing , service so professional and food divine

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KC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It will be a meal that I will remember. The restaurant is tucked away from the main drag, but still easily accessible. The ambiance is lovely, not too dark- not too loud. Waitstaff was amazing. Everyone we interacted with was charming and polite, lots of smiles and laughs.

The food was incredible. Started with the cheese board, absolutely delicious. Steak and scallops (cognac sauce is a MUST) was split with my date, it was more than enough food.

I would make a trip back to Newport just to eat at 22 Bowens.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Definitely worth the price for dinner.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Terrific place and the best part is the staff. Truffle mac and cheese delightful, the ribeye was just average.

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H
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good
Very noisy

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LS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at 22 Bowen's. Not just for special occasions but whenever you want to be special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation over Easter break

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate to book ahead and get our preferred time, since it was still a early in the season. It was a wonderful evening~ perfect combination of delicious food, friendly, knowledgeable server, and great ambiance. Always a favorite Newport stop for us.

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