22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille

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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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New England
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met with various friends for lunch

CE
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening with good, varied menu. Staff were really attentive too and food was great. Had we been there in summer the outdoor seating at the busy wharf would have been fab too!!

JH
Austin
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place! Great dinner and service!!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you JoanieH!

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

My wife and I recently celebrated her 40th birthday at Bowens. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Our waiter was attentive and professional but not overbearing. The chowder, caesar salad and fried calamari appetizers were fantastic and the portions were large enough to share. The surf and turf and filet were also good portions and excellent. Beer selections were large for this type of venue and dessert was also excellent. We would be back. Well worth the price.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you MikeS! Very glad you enjoyed your experience with us and had a great celebratory meal. We hope you will join us again soon.

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

We have been here twice now and both times the food and service has been exceptional. I got the roasted cod and have never had a more perfectly cooked piece of fish in my life.

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Responded 2 days ago

WOW! That is a wonderful compliment to our team. Thank you so much for joining us.

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for dinner in Newport . Consistently great!

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Responded 3 days ago

It's so nice to hear! Thank you MikeC. We are grateful for your loyalty.

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LS
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. Have never been disappointed at 22 Bowens.

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Responded 3 days ago

We hope to keep this trend going! Thank you LouiseS for your loyalty and we look forward to your next visit with us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Does not get 5 stars because hostess had a bit of an attitude giving a table to us. Was not happy doing her job apparently...

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Responded 4 days ago

I'm very sorry to hear this. We will be sure to address your concerns with our management team. Thank you for joining us and we hope you will visit us again soon.

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G
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing Birthday dinner at 22 Bowens. Starting with the top shelf bourbon drinks, we were not disappointed. The oysters, although bigger than we usually like, were perfectly briny. The Delmonico steaks and lobster were cooked to perfection. And while we took dessert(cake w gelato) to go, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was also impeccable! We will be back soon! Thank you for a great dinner experience.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Glopez30!

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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s start with the cute location in downtown Newport on the pier. Lively bar area that you can eat at or just wait for your table. We were taken in exactly at our 7:30 reservation tome(highly recommend reservation). Our waiter was outstanding and so
Were the other servers that attended to
Our table. On point with everything. My husband and I shared a wedge salad, we both ordered the 22 Bowen filet minion- all delicious. The steak was cooked to our request and was delicious. Comparable or better than some other top steak restaurants we have been too! Dessert was on the house due to celebrating my birthday. We had the chocolate chip cookie dough torte- amazing. The dessert cocktails sounded amazing but I was too full so we came back the next afternoon and enjoyed two cocktails out on the pier( they have a small , casual daytime outdoor bar) we could not say anything more about how wonderful our experience was. Highly recommend if your visiting.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Nicole. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything from start to finish and even came back the next day for more!

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PC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and seafood restaurant

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Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you Peter! We are very glad you enjoyed.

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, the steaks are amazing. There was a very large party the night we were there so it was kind of loud.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Barb. We are glad to hear the noise level did not keep you from enjoying your meal.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We love coming to 22 Bowens when we visit Newport. Our last visit here 2 years ago was amazing because of our waiter so

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us again!

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s
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Had the reservation for a couple of months - seated us outside in plastic enclosed area on plastic furniture- damp, mildew smell - despite walking by many empty tables. The hostess was very annoyed we asked to be moved - seated...waited...waited no bread was brought - overlooked many times. Pricey - not worth it- very disappointing.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Dear spaday, We are sorry to hear your experience did not exceed expectations. Your satisfaction is always important us and we appreciate your feedback. We never like to hear a guest's experience was not great and I would love the opportunity to discuss your visit with you. Please give me a call at the restaurant so I can hear more. I look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Michael Doctor General Manager 401.841.8884

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was for my girlfriend’s birthday. It was a good experience. Food could have been better given the price.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Greetings AndrewS, We are sorry to hear your meal could have been better and I would be interested in discussing more about your visit with you. Please give me a call at the restaurant at your convenience. I look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Michael Doctor General Manager 401.841.8884

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C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our reservation for our 2 year anniversary was on rime. Food was out standing. Our Waiter did forget to bring out are starters, but the fix at the end was appreciated. And because this restaurant made good on a simple mistake. I would come back again not only for great food but the hospitality as well.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

That's great to hear JustinC and thank you for celebrating with us! We will always do our best to make good on our mistakes. We look forward to your next visit.

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NP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All around great experience. Could have done without the extended wait in between ordering drinks and ordering dinner, then in between appetizer and dinner.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

We apologize for the wait times during your meal but glad to hear you still enjoyed your experience. We will be sure to share your feedback with the team.

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PJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good meal. Very expensive.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

We are known for delivering the highest quality ingredients to our guests. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you will return soon.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend starting with the French onion soup. It’s fantastic. Everything was wonderful including the service and atmosphere.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you MonicaS!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience for dinner. Excellent service, wine list, menu options. Burrata salad was fantastic as a starter. The lobster Mac side dish was out of this world. The only downside was a filet that was sort of cold! Not a deal breaker based on everything else tho.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you Alleyjane! We sincerely apologize for your filet. This is not typical for us and please know we always strive to deliver food hot and delicious from the kitchen. Disappointed to hear we fell short. I hope you will join us again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food was amazing. So good in fact I purposely saved some to bring home so I could experience it again. The waitress wished us a happy anniversary. I think it was because we put it in Open table that it was out 5 year. Atmosphere was amazing as it usually is at 22 Bowen’s. The food is second to none.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us and celebrating your milestone anniversary! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great resturant except we seated next to a large table of loud and diruptive people, staff did the best that they could

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Responded on October 7, 2019

We are so sorry to hear this. We hope this will not deter you from joining us again soon.

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P
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been to 22 Bowen in quite sometime. Overall it was great service and the quality of the food was very good. I would highly recommend it

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for joining us again and for the excellent recommendation Paul!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you!

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very noisy downstairs, but it was a gorgeous night and reservations were fully booked so no surprise. Our waitress was fantastic, and the food was excellent. The steak was PERFECTLY cooked including a slight crisp on the edges which is a bonus for me! The decor/ambiance was really nice, and I love the location!

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you sarah1383! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight! Staff, food, location, comfort of dining make this a go to spot when in the Newport area.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you!

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CC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabio and the waitstaff were attentive and pleasant!! We loved the view also.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you CCC8. Looking forward to having you visit us again.

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable. Would highly recommend lunch or dinner and they have a fabulous wine selection.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Thanks for the review and recommendation CindyS! We're glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with us.

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SG
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a large place so there is a lot going on. The bar is very nice. The dining area is good as long as you get a table outside or near a window. The menu is standard and the food was fine. It took a very long time for our dinners to arrive and we ordered standard fare. I think you go to this place for the view and a glass of wine and the food is secondary.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

We are sorry to hear your experience did not exceed expectations. Your satisfaction is always important us. We never like to hear a guest's experience was not great and I would love the opportunity to discuss your visit with you. Please give me a call at the restaurant so I can hear more. I look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Michael Doctor General Manager 401.841.8884

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This was my last meal at 22 Bowen’s, having had 2 bad experiences now. Shame on me, we returned at the behest of a manager who assured us our first bad experience was an anomaly.

My wife had a small filet which was served luke warm. After tasting, she decided she just couldn’t live with it (which is unusual for her) and asked the waiter to warm it up. On return, it was warmer although not really warm. Sadly, the rest of the plate now looked like a TV dinner. (I know we did not ask for a replacement, but given the way it now looked, a good restaurant would have replaced it once they saw how it was looking.)

For myself, I had a larger filet with a baked potato. The baked potato did not come as ordered and I had to send it back. The potato sent back was fine.

Of course, due to these issues, my meal consisted of my steak without the accompanying potato. My wife insisted I go ahead and eat my steak while it was warm while she sat waiting for her meal to be returned. When her meal was returned along with the my potato, we were able to eat somewhat together.

Lastly, I wonder when they stopped serving bread as part of the meal. I only noticed this as we left and saw the tables beyond my section enjoying their bread.

To make matters somewhat worse was the fact that this was a dinner to celebrate my wife’s retirement.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello Alwayslooking, It is terribly disappointing to see the many inconsistencies that you endured during your last visit with us and that my culinary, service and management team were unable to provide you with the experience that you deserve in our restaurant. I would very much like the opportunity to discuss your meal in greater detail. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience here at the restaurant. Best Regards, Michael Doctor General Manager (401) 841-8884

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Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good, food was good. For the price, go to Grill at Forty 1 North.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

We are sorry to hear we would not be your first choice for dining. Here at 22 Bowen's, our culinary team is proud to deliver the highest quality food with the freshest ingredients to all our guests.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Derek was very attentive, very personable, and the food was spectacular. Absolutely will return for our next special occasion.

SH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and ambience!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks SallyH! Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, food, service, ambiance.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for visiting us!

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R
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Food was a little slow but it was super busy

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you Richard. We always do our best to deliver quality food in a timely matter.

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CC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked a great night to sit out on the second floor deck. It’s a great spot with some good people watching to enjoy while having their delicious food. The prices are high but I was aware of that going in, so it wasn’t a surprise. I would eat here again.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks CaseyC!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had a table for 4. 2 of the steaks were overdone and one fish dish was undercooked. The side dishes didn't come out for several more minutes after the mains. The server was inattentive.
Next time would just go for a cocktail and conversation rather than a meal.

22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille
Responded on September 23, 2019

We are so sorry to hear this. That's not typical of our usual quality. We would love to hear more as we always want our guests to leave satisfied. Please give Michael Doctor our General Manager a call at 401.841.8884 so we can learn more about your experience.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

22 bowens never disappoints, great food and staff, highly recommended, my wife and I will definitely be returning

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Responded on September 24, 2019

It's great to hear from a loyal guest. Thank you for the recommendation and kind review Mike!

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing staff, absolutely the best dining experience yet. Made our 1 year anniversary special.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your first anniversary with us JehuR. What an honor! We are thrilled to hear you and your spouse enjoyed an unforgettable meal at 22 Bowen's. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again soon!

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation to celebrate my fiancé birthday. We made the trip out to Newport for the day from Hartford, CT. We had a terrific lunch. The service was exception and the food was even better. Would highly recommend.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us TylerL. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch and may we offer your congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Hope to see you again on your next trip to Newport.

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