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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (94)
Special Occasion (84)
Good for a Date (67)
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Good for Anniversaries (67)
Scenic View (67)
Romantic (58)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Notable Wine List (44)
Worth the Drive (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Cozy (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Business Meals (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
People Watching (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (14)
Authentic (14)
Casual (13)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Wonderful food and service, one of our favorite places.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food!

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 (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 31, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

French onion soup was amazing. Entres of filet mignon and backed stuff lobster were great but $72 tag on the lobster was a bit much. Great atmosphere for this birthday dinner. Highly recommend the carrot cake for desert. Service was impeccable. 22B is one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was delicious, they were so accommodating with our group, which, contained three young kids. Good food, beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went to Bowen's Wharf to meet some friends and enjoy the seafood. I've been to Newport several times before and simply love the energy there. Beautiful port, a lot of places to visit, and obviously the seafood is a must. Highly recommended area and restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I give this resturant an F for FABULOUS !!!
The service was attentive, the atmosphere was inviting, a extensive menu, the food was delicious! They do it right from beginning to end, not to mention the location and view of the harbour, what a lovely Christmas Eve spent with you, so here's to you Bowens 22, F for FABULOUS!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

wonderful food and wonderful service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant is a gem. Not only do they have harbor views from some tables (including from ours), but every dish we ordered was simply delicious. This included the appetizer shrimp dish, French Onion Soup - the best we have ever had, steamed lobster - perfectly fresh taste and perfectly cooked and a simple baked potato - perfect. I would definitely return next time we visit Newport! It is rare that I rate a restaurant a 5 in terms of overall and food quality - however this rating in this case, is clearly deserved.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a good experience, staff are wonderful, especially bartenders.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at 22 Bowens two nights before Christmas. We have always avoided this restaurant because the meat portions are absurdly large with prices to match and that's not our thing. But we shared a fois gras appetizer and a dinner special with a nice bottle of wine and everything was very well prepared. We had enough to eat at a fair price. We will definitely to back.
One down side was that it was so warm, we couldn't shed enough clothing to be comfortable. They could definitely save some fuel and turn down to heat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended to us by the local lodging mgt. The reservation which was made in advance was accurate and we were seated promptly. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a very rowdy party. Our request to move us to a quieter part of the restaurant was honored with understanding and courtesy. The service the ambiance were superior thereafter. The wine is extensive but not for the frugal. The menu run on the premium side with prices for relatively straight forward dishes over and above those found in NYC. My wife ordered pasta. It was delicious. I ordered medium-rate grilled tuna that arrived overdone - very dry and hard. We skipped desserts and appetizers to stay trim and keep the tab within bounds. Nonetheless happy for the ambiance and a lovely evening we had.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food and great service! This restaurant has nice seasonal selections and never disappoints us.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always dependably professional service, great atmosphere and very good kitchen. Wine list still does not befit the caliber of the house. Rose's in particular - only one from Provence (which was out of stock that day) , very disappointing by today's standards especially in one of the Yachting capitals of the world.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wells Fargo Newport Office recommended this place to me. My son graduated from the Naval Justice School in the Marine Corps JAG, so going to celebrate this accomplishment was very important to our family. 22 Bowen’s was totally incredible with Food and Service. The manager Sarah that greeted us was awesome. Also I will say that many of the patriots s there came up to congratulate my son and his buddies for serving our country. Thank you Rhode Islanders !!!!!! We will never forget and we want to return the favor here in Houston. Thank you !!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Long time diners at 22 Bowen.... And all Newport Restaurant Group Family of options for dining. Warm welcoming front desk, smiles from wait staff as they hurriedly walk past are what we feel is above service at other Newport Restaurants. Menu and food quality is what keeps us, and obviously so many others, waiting in line for diners to finish and leave. Open Table is quick and easy way to assure you’ll find an acceptable time to reserve an “Open Table” reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic as always

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went for my boyfriend's birthday dinner - and just the two of us went 'all out' for once and had a $220 meal (including tip). I had a gift card to the Newport Restaurant Group from my job last year's employee holiday gift, and 22 Bowen's was the obvious choice for us.

I was disappointed to see the swordfish off the menu, as that's what I REALLY wanted - but the George's Bank scallops were delicious.

Great meal.
Pricey - but it's Newport.
I did expect a bit better overall service - but i wasn't unhappy with it.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went to dinner with my mom and sister. We all had the chowder and seared scallops, along with side orders of brussel sprouts and potatoes. The potatoes were nothing special, but everything else was really delicious! (Two sides were plenty, by the way.) Two glasses of fine wine accompanied our meals. We opted for a scoop of ice cream and coffee for dessert. Service was friendly and prompt. Cozy atmosphere. Enjoyed the Christmas ambiance. A little pricey, but I'd venture in here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely loved the restaurant! Drove just over an hour and would do it again in a heartbeat! Everything was fabulous, bartender recommended what we ordered, wine and dessert was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had to send dinner back twice. Undercooked the first and burnt the second time. Maybe just an off night. Service was very good and Manager attentive to the issue. Will give it another try as I am sure this is not the norm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Friendly, efficient wait staff, good food,drink and atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

One of the best meals I have had there. I frequent this restaurant and it certainly has gotten better over the years. It is one of my first options when dining out. Worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was phenomenal was always. Good quality food. We were seated immediately even though we arrived earlier than our reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always make it to 22 Bowens for dinner when in Newport. Great location with outstanding food and service. The menu is extensive with great steak and seafood options but recommend one of the daily specials as they are consistently outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great night with friends with terrific food! Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great staff/server very attentive and helpful/
We took our time and never felt rushed.
Food was great but lobster w Mac and cheese could be less salty.
Would def recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Room too hot music too loud waitress was checking too often

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As usual, we had a superb dining experience with Manny as our server - love this guy!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent service and food. We were on a time limitation (needed to be out of restaurant in 1.5 hours) and gave our server a heads up at the outset. She was able to provide a fine dining experience (drinks and 3-course dinner) efficiently. Very consistent quality. Great variety for both steak and seafood lovers... choosing was difficult! We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great customer service as usual. Not as busy as the summer, which makes the dining experience even more enjoyable during the off season.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always this place is practically perfect in every way. Cannot think of a single recommendation to improve it other than don't change anything.

Expensive? Well you absolutely get what you pay for here.

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