22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

4.7
4511 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Prime Steaks and New England's finest seafood on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport

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 4511 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jodi9600
New England
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here everytime we are in town! Food is great and ambience is perfect. Service is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed are dinner. Food and service was great. We will definitely go back.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! That's great to hear. We will see you again soon.

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JoshuaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Would totally recommend this restaurant. Will be returning

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Joshua. Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best fresh oysters I’ve ever had. Every time.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! Best oysters is quite an honor for us.

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JasonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Atmosphere was great. Service was amazing. Covid protections made me feel very safe. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation and we are glad you enjoyed and felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING dining experience!!!

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Wish you had more vegan choices. Salads get dull after a while. Maybe you can expand your menu before the peak season

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review. We'll share your feedback with the culinary team. We are always seeking our ways to make our guests happy.

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vipPetraN
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service ! Adam was very attentive and friendly . We were seated in the enclosed outdoor area on the ground floor . It was very warm and comfortable with lovely views of the harbor ! Highly recommend!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Petra. We are glad you enjoyed. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Adam. We appreciate your recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious just outstanding !

Our server manny was exceptional as well very polite and fun

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Responded 2 days ago

You were in great hands with Manny. We will pass along your compliments. Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Al was awesome too notch!!!

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Responded 2 days ago

You were in good hands with Al. Glad you enjoyed.

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TinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there by chance... loved it! Our waiter was great, attentive and personable. Food was great.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us Tina. Happy to hear your visit was a happy surprise.

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SheeyaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh & delicious & high quality! The whole staff, especially Fabio were amazing per usual. The filet was Perfection! My husband's sirloin & French onion soup, fabulous!!!!! The tuna appetizer was exquisite! See you again soon, friends!!!

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Sheeya! What a truly kind review. We glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon.

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Christopher32
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Christopher!

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Law5Ref
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The seafood platter was good, house infused vodka cocktail was delicious. Unfortunately steak frites and lamb chops were over cooked. The waiter Zachary said the steak would have a warm pink center, but was very well done. The lamb chops were supposed to be medium but were medium well. The wine list is impressive but very expensive.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on our exceptional quality and never like to know a guest was not happy. We'd love to hear more about your experience and invite you to call Michael Doctor, our General Manager, at 401.841.8884 to discuss. Your satisfaction is important to us.

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vipMLRGRI
New England
60 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Great location & atmosphere. Professional service, outstanding food, extensive cocktail and wine list. We have been coming here for years and still frequent this restaurant, as it's one of our favorites.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you MLRGRI! We are grateful for your patronage and support. We are proud to be one of your favorites.

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vipallaboutthefood
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food, as usual, was very good. the service was excellent. Asked for a different table from where they were going to seat us and they were very accommodating. Sat us next to the fireplace. Made for a very enjoyable evening.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us and we are glad we could find you a more comfortable table. Thank you for the five-star rating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are always tremendous, food was great and we had the perfect table to view the harbor.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it all.

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vipsuperman
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service at moderate prices.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed.

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vipJMan
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we for Valentine's Day and it was a very romantic environment. The service and the food were both fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The only drawback was they were out of the wine choice I made, but recommended another great choice.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's and we are glad you enjoyed. We appreciate the recommendation.

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HarrisonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steakhouse. Our waiter Michael was phenomenal. On par if not better than what you could expect from a New York steakhouse.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Harrison. That's a very kind review. We are glad you enjoyed and we will pass along the compliments to Michael as well.

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vipJoeW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was superb from the service to the atmosphere to our special table in the corner . Our wait staff Mike, Made our dining experience memorable one. My rack of lamb was practically done and exquisitely presented. My husband’s stuffed whole lobster was superb as well. we picked out a great bottle of wine and before that our cocktails were perfectly done. Everything is first class and the whole staff works as a team and it shows. My carpaccio appetizer was perfect. the dressing on the greens was light and was very tasty

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! Always our pleasure to give our guests a memorable evening. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you both again soon.

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vipdininggirl
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s day. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and we were happy with our table’s location which was safely distanced from others. We loved everything we ordered and dessert was fabulous! Thanks so much.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you dininggirl! We are happy to hear you enjoyed it all. We are glad you celebrated with us.

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davidc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owning a restaurant myself and knowing how incredibly difficult it is in these trying times, 22 Bowen rose to the occasion...the table spacing was more than compliant and our server was doubled masked, which did not go unnoticed. The apps and entrees were excellent accompanied by a bottle of Sequoia 2017 cab, perfect. Server knowledgeable and professional..thanks for putting a little bit of normalcy into our Valentine's day

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Dave! It's always nice to receive a compliment from someone in the industry. We are glad you enjoy and we appreciate all your patronage.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as usual

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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JayF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely valentines lunch
Server was great and food was delicious

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us. Glad you enjoyed.

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RobertM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times as well as there other restaurants all are great all the time. Thank you

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Robert! We are truly glad you enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, the atmosphere, all with keeping to COVID safety precautions, this was a great dining experience. I took my partner out for a birthday dinner, coinciding with Valentines weekend, so it was a nice double celebration. I was very happy with the meal, the drinks and the service, I definitely plan to visit again!

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for celebrating with us. We're glad you felt well taken care of. We look forward to seeing you next time

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely outstanding. The service was wonderful. I highly highly recommend it.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Nicole! We are grateful for your recommendation.

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MRV5O
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view, service, and quality of food was outstanding. The seafood platter is always a draw and keeps us coming back.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We are happy to hear you enjoy and that you keep coming back.

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RickL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Having been here before it wasn't as good as the first time. The seating was on what would be the outside in the warm weather. Although fully enclosed it was a little chilly.I will definitely try it again as it is a nice place with a great location, perhaps it was an off day. The food was just ok, I had the lobster mac n cheese which was the very thing that I was into and it was just ok,on my first visit it was incredible.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Rick. We're sorry to hear your visit was not as memorable as your first one. We strive for both excellence and consistency in everything we do. We will share your feedback with the team as we are always looking to see how we can be better. We hope you will join us again in the future and we can deliver on the exceptional experience you remembered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine dinner!! Great service & great food! Even received a rose!! 🌹

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vipCTfamily
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as expected from 22 Bowen, which is why it’s our first choice in Newport. Our server, Jennifer, was top notch. The Delmonico was insanely good, as was the strip. Looking forward to our next trip!

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us. We are glad you enjoyed and we too are looking forward to seeing you back here again.

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MarKar
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Valentine’s dinner very much. The food was perfect, as well as the service and atmosphere.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great dining experience. Highly recommend

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded on February 9, 2021

Great to hear. Thank you for the recommendation.

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EdwardG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Manny was our server, he made the dinner all the better. We had our 1 year old with us, Manny went above and beyond to ensure the baby had food, water and dessert pretty quickly. Which made it possible for us to enjoy our dinner. We will definitely return next time we are in Newport. Thank you Manny!!!

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Responded on February 9, 2021

Manny certainly knows how to make our guests happy. We will pass along the compliments. Thank you for joining us.

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vipLsicilia
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always on point. It’s our favorite place for date night.

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Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed.

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LindaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Early reservation was seated upstairs in the outdoor dining area that was closed in while the entire warm indoor dining area was empty. I was cold and not happy . Food was great but would have been better if I was sitting inside the dining room. When you that kind of money atmosphere counts .

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Responded on February 9, 2021

Sorry to hear you were not comfortable. We do know that atmosphere counts. We are working hard to accomodate all our guests in a socially safe manner during the pandemic. We are happy to hear your food was to your liking. We hope your next visit will be more aligned with your comfort needs.

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vipLaurieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Scott was great. I had the 22B filet. It was cooked to perfection and was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you Laurie! We are looking forward to seeing you again too!

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GregoryA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

22 Bowens keeps the bar raised for what a great steak should be. Another excellent dining experience by the fireplace!

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everything was cooked perfectly. I took my girlfriend there for a romantic birthday dinner, and it was all I could have asked for. We had a nice quiet table nestled in a corner of the restaurant with windows overlooking the wharf. I highly recommend this restaurant for memorable occasions

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Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the recommendation. We are glad we could make your memorable occasion even more special.

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22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 4511 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.