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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-841-8884
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited a lot of expensive restaurants in Newport with basically the same menu and high, touristy, waterfront prices but THIS ONE was actually delicious and stand out! We started with a delicious tuna tartare which (if you read my review of The Moorings you...More

Thank LoriOnline
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After having so much seafood this place was a great switch. We did have to wait 1hr but just go do some shopping because it's worth it. Steaks were cooked perfectly.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointed. we had an 8:30 pm reservation and not seated till 8:50 pm. The restaurant was very warm and the chairs were uncomfortable. The main course did not show up until after 10 pm. they expressed being sorry and even gave us dessert for...More

Thank 992jn1234
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 992jn1234, Very sorry to hear about your night. That is not the typical 22 Bowen’s experience and I am sorry that this was your impression of our restaurant. If you could, please call me at the restaurant so I can hear more details and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the best restaurant we found in Newport. It was comfortable and not so noisy that we couldn't have a conversation in a normal tone. The service was excellent. We had a delicious steak, potato rizotto and broccolini. Expensive, but delicious and worth it.

Thank faith815
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear faith815m, Thank you for the nice review and I am so happy you found us on your trip to Newport. Hope you can join us again if you ever come back to our great city. Gratefully, Jim Brousseau General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

The service here was outstanding. The cocktails were interesting and tasty. The main menu is dominated by grilled meats and seafood. We started with the clam chowder and tuna tarter. We both loved our choices. We then had the salmon and scallops. They were both...More

Thank TomWhitePelham
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear TomWhitePelham, Thank you for the five-star rating and I am glad you enjoyed everything. We can be proud of a dessert that makes you forget your wine choices. Thank you for sharing. I hope you can join us again and if you do come...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to 22 after going on Sightsailings sunset cruise. We made an 8:30 reservation and were seated promptly. Nice atmosphere, food was awesome. I had the 8oz prime filet. It was cooked to perfection. My husband had the swordfish and really enjoyed it. Dessert was...More

Thank Joanne C
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Joanne, Thank you for the nice review and so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. What a nice way to follow up your sight-sailing cruise! We look forward to you coming back to Newport and dining with us again. Gratefully, Jim Brousseau General...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been fans of 22 Bowen for years and we are never disappointed! We particularity like sitting at the bar since we are a married couple and it's always nice to interact with patrons and bartenders. The service is excellent and the food is...More

Thank Mary M
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mary, Thank you for the very nice review and for being such a loyal fan of our restaurant. You really said some nice things about us and thanks for sharing your thoughts on so many of our offerings. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Choices of a dockside table, a patio table or inside in the heart of Bowen's Wharf. Every one of our 5 lunches was delicious as was the cheese board. Great selection of wine and beer. Fantastic and knowledgeable service (thanks, Sean). I specifically mention the...More

Thank Maureen S
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Maureen, Thank you for the nice review and we are honored that our superior service stood out during your visit to Newport. We hope you can come back soon. Gratefully, Jim Brousseau General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four was seated promptly for our 7:30 reservation. That was about the last thing that went well. As it rolled around toward 9 pm and our entrees were nowhere in sight, I flagged down our waitress to ask if there was a...More

Thank jocar37
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear jocar37, I am very sorry to hear about your recent visit to our restaurant. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional food with remarkable service and it sure sounds like that was not was you experienced. I would love to hear more about your meal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

had a great lunch here on my first day in Newport. Lobstah roll (duh), clam chowder (duh) were all excellent. good wine and beer list. best part was sitting upstairs on the deck overlooking Bowens Wharf, with the people and boat-watching. great service and fairly...More

Thank BobbyK312
Jim B, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bobby, Glad you enjoyed your lunch with us! There's nothing quite like sitting on our deck eating a lobster roll and watching the scenes in the harbor. Hope you can do it again. Many thanks, Jim Brousseau General Manager

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Lisette D
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.
28 March 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Very short walk
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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.
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