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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (81)
Special Occasion (76)
Scenic View (69)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Good for a Date (61)
Romantic (53)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Notable Wine List (41)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Cozy (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Authentic (14)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 19 hours ago

Enjoyed the dinner. The food was wonderful, yet the only draw back was in waiting for our table (we were 30 minutes early) was standing near the entrance and waiting for a drink as the bar area was filled with patrons eating at the bar. This created several layers deep of people waiting for a table and standing right inside the entrance doors having a drink in the midst of servers excusing themselves around the people waiting, drinking while waiting for a table...but that seems to be the MO
Of many restaurants in the area. Not a huge deal, but problematic none the less. Enjoy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I were in Newport for a quick get awaythis past weekend went to dinner at 22 bowen not our first time here....Fabio was our server he was great!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We go every year for our anniversary and it never disappoints. My wife forgot her glasses and server lent her a pair for the menu. Truely the best meal in town, hands down. Keep up the great work, it is appreciated.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food and wine selection. Service is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place- excellent food -been there several times -never disappointed- highly recommended !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful restaurant. Fabulous fine dining and superb service.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Our go to restaurant for many special events. Once again the food and service was remarkable.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Always reliable special occasion place for us. Particularly like the tasting menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the choices offered for a 3-course special. Chowder was superb; filet was cooked perfectly; dessert was delicious. Waiter was informative and attentive; manager greeted us and thanked us for our patronage. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server Sharon was excellent. She made our evening very enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bolognese should be removed from the menu. One of the worst i have ever seen at a restaurant. Like someone threw three different kinds of leftover pasta together with a heavy sausage vodka sauce. Looks and tastes disgusting

Steak was dry and unflavorful. Half cooked medium rare half cooked rare

Wine tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp

Sat in the wine room. Right next to lighted glass case that showed off a random display of items and shelves that hadn’t been cleaned in years

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

In Newport for the weekend! Second time visiting 22 Bowens. Dinner was delicious
once again. The oysters and tuna tarter to start off were great and the mains course porterhouse and filet was absolutely incredible.
Will definitely be back for our next Newport trip!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were very good. The food was well prepared and delicious. The server Andy was very polite and well spoken. He was very attentive at the right times. Overall a great atmosphere for a dinner date or special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is one of our "go to" places in Newport. During season it is tough getting a reservation, but off-season, we dine!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We made our reservation on line. Wrote that it was our anniversary and my girlfriend was a vegetarian. Hostess welcomed us immediately and acknowledge both notes. Food was incredible. Great time!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We celebrated my parents birthday. Waiter was great-food was good minus the fact that my meal was incorrect and came out 15 minutes after everyone else’s!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Leah was our waitress and she was lovely, fun and so helpful. The entire staff works so well together. The manager even went to the bar to get a drink for one of my dinner companions. We have been several times and have never been disappointed. It was my first time sitting on the second level. We had a table that seemed like it might be in a busy area, but it felt like we had our own special spot. We were a few minutes late for our reservation but I had called to let them know. We were treated kindly when we arrived and not made to feel guilty. I appreciated that very much. We were not rushed through our meal at all and ended up staying longer then we had originally planned. It was a perfect evening with my soul sistas.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The view is of Newport Harbor. The decor is nautical. The staff is efficient, charming, and unobtrusive. The atmosphere is “nice night out”—neither sloppy nor fussy. And the food! Too say it was better than I expected for the price would be true, but might suggest that I could have gotten a better steak for any price, which would be impossible, or that my companion could have enjoyed black sea bass more somewhere else, and I don’t think she could have.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Steak was great. Mashed potatoes and Caesar salad were so-so.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

22 Bowens top notch restaurant from the delicious food to the impeccable service always a favorite thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately the two meat dishes (both grass fed steak and veal) were tough and neither enjoyed. Other two meals salmon and tuna were very good. Both of the seafood dishes we asked for arugula with them and they added what equaled to the size of a quarter on top and we were expecting far more than that. While the manager appreciated our feedback (and said "that is how grass fed is") not much was done to insure our return. I'd say for the price... pay $4 more and get a steak that is edible and not chewy. While the view & location are great....best for cocktails and light fare as dinner was not really worth it and we dine out quite a bit. Staff was great as is the atmosphere and location.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed 22B Filet Mignons. Both were beautifully prepared and delicious. The service was a tad slow, but otherwise terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great meal and wonderful, friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Gift for a house warming-

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

...nothing but great things to say about 22 Bowens Wine Bar & Grill.....everyone had a great evening...thank you!!!

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We always come to Bowens when in Newport
Great martinis Great food
Svetlana was amazing as well as our busboy- forget his name, too bad, he was so efficient

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service is always top shelf. The menu changes on occasion and offers great a la carte items as well as full plates. The Appetizers are plentiful and will please everyone's palate. Located on the waterfront it offers not only a great view of private yachts, yachts for tours and one of the best people watching in Newport, although there are so many places to people watch.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love to go to Bowen’s for a double birthday date. These guys always do their best to accommodate our wishes. The servers are great. We were not necessarily impressed with the food choices... and the meals were 4 Star. Just being honest. But we love it and will return for the 7th time next year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and staff were great. Our server Fabio was very nice and knowledgeable. We got the cheese board, the 22b filet and another steak from the a la carte menu with a side of asparagus. We were given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was very thoughtful. I had a lot of the cheese board appetizer so I didn’t eat much of my main meal but it was very delicious and the steak was cooked perfectly. I was very disappointed when I got home to find that the busser had thrown away all of my sides (mashed potato and green beans) and had only packed the filet. I was looking forward to eating the meal as dinner the next day because i had only had a few bites in the restaurant. I was very sad to see my 50$ meal had been mostly thrown away although im sure it was a mistake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Another fabulous meal. 22 Bowen’s never fails! Highly recommend this special place to anyone visiting Newport!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful food and service, one of our favorite places.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent time. The beet risotto was amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I dined here for NYE and the food did not disappoint, considering it was a really busy evening. They were also really great with accommodating special requests and dietary restrictions. We opted for their signature steak and a couple of the specials - lobster/squid ink linguine (amazing!!) and the halibut. Great food, atmosphere, and service!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always outstanding service , great atmosphere and delicious meal . The staff at 22 Bowen’s is very professional and welcoming . Always a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, food was really good. Only complaint was my wife's ribeye was just ok. We've had just as good ribeye at home for a lot less. But the 22B Filet was excellent. Fabio was our server and he was outstanding!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience great service be back soon we especially loved the cheeseboard app

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

22Bowens never fails to satisfy !! Food is always outstanding and service is excellent. Manny our waiter was perfect , he was reading my mind .
What a fun evening .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We are huge steak fans and as such have eaten at other high end steakhouses before. I have to say I was slightly disappointed overall. The service was so so and the food was good but not amazing. I don't mind paying for a high end meal but I expect high end service and amazing food for the price. I feel like we did not receive either.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our meal was excellent as was the service! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Scenic View
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