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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

) #8 of 168 Restaurants in Newport ₹₹₹₹, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-841-8884
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“steak” (204 reviews)
“delmonico” (13 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Over the years, we have eaten at 22 Bowens numerous times, both for dinner and for lunch. Our last dinner there was by far the worst, both from a service and meal quality perspective. It took close to one hour for our entrées to be...More

2  Thank sailor279
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear sailor279, Thank you for visiting 22 Bowen's both recently and often in the past. I apologize for the experience you had this time; the meal you describe is certainly beneath our level of standard. You rightfully sent your entrees back though I am sorry...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to a good steak after having heard about this place. That did not end up being the case. The couple behind our table sat down 20 mins after we did, ordered and got their food promptly. They were well into...More

1  Thank Amy B
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear Amy, I'm so sorry to hear of your great disappointment in 22 Bowen's, especially after we were recommended to you. I agree that the experience you described is entirely substandard and a $700 bill seems excessive for a table of 4. Please feel free...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Ate on top floor overlooking the dockside harbor- the cocktail menu was inventive- extensive wine list, particularly by the glass. Clam pasta was ok- not particularly flavorful. New york sirloin was thick and a nice piece of meat- large baked potato. Dont miss the cranberry...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We got lucky and got a last minute reservation at this trendy spot. Enjoyed the appetizers of mussels and calamari. Had a great wedge salad that they split up for us. Everyone had seafood, tuna was great could have used a side sauce but we...More

Thank ddd1017
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Fantastic dinner with the windows open on a beautiful evening. Sipping cocktails while the evening excursion boats went out on the harbor. The food was fantastic! Highly recommend! Our two servers were GREAT!More

Thank PeteNWMass
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear PeteNWMass, Thank you very much for your great compliments and nice review. I appreciate that you took a few moments to share your thoughts on your visit with us- it sounds like it was a classic evening on the waterfront! I will be sure...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a drink and appetizer cheese board. 2 drinks and 1 appetizer $55 later. Great atmosphere, lots of tourists, pricey. Should have tried Black Pearl.More

Thank Leslie M
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear Leslie, Thank you for your review and nice words about the atmosphere here at 22 Bowen's though I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment with our pricing. Although we share a similar location to our neighbors at the Black Pearl, we do distinguish ourselves...More

Reviewed 23 June 2016

Best steak house in Newport no question about it! We recently visited for 6 days and had two great meals here. Ordered a delmonico one night which was fabulous and a NY Sirloin the second night which was also good but not as great as...More

Thank Dave A
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for your awesome review of 22 Bowen's! I appreciate so much your words regarding our staff and your delightful description of your meals.And I certainly appreciate that you dined with us twice during your stay! It was wonderful to meet you...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch after about 5 hours of touring. Air conditioned and comfortable with great service. I had a delicious salad topped with salmon. If I was staying in Newport longer, I would have liked to have had dinner there. Highly recommended.More

Thank MJP2014
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear MJP2014, Thank you for your five-star rating and kind recommendation. I am so glad we were able to top off a long day of travel for you with an enjoyable meal and comfortable atmosphere. Please consider visiting us again if you return to Newport....More

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner for our first night in Newport-recommended by TripAdvisor and our hotel. It was a nice restaurant, we sat upstairs and outside-great view of the water and the perfect day to be outside. We started with French onion...More

Thank ChewySpin
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Nice waterside restaurant (but no water view unless you're upstairs, which was closed). Classic mussels in broth - very tasty. Special red fish sandwich was excellent as was the Caesor salad. Burger was ok - cooked to order but tasted as though it was frozen...More

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Lisette D
Hi, We will be visiting our daughter for Mother's Day and would very much like to know if you have a Mother's Day Brunch planned or a special menu? Any details would be helpful. Thank you.
5 April 2017|
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Response from 26.2er | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they will have a Mother's Day brunch. Best to reserve now as that time of year things are very busy in Newport RI.
I am staying at the Marriott. Is this restaurant close to the Marriott on American Cup.
28 March 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Very short walk
Is this a good restaurant for a birthday dinner
16 March 2017|
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Response from JKCHAMA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would imagine so. There are two levels for dining. Do make sure to make reservations though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
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17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-841-8884
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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.