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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

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Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (America)
+1 401-841-8884
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Seated right away, on the patio which was really nice on a warm night. Our waiter was excellent and knew the menu. The French onion soup was the best I've ever had. We also had the scallops and swordfish entrees which were large and very good. The menu is a bit pricey, but, worth it for the food and atmosphere.

Thank mattmV9909BO
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear mattmV9909BO, Thank you for your nice review and five-star rating for 22 Bowen's! I appreciate your nod to your server and our chefs. They work very hard to make each guest's dining experience run seamlessly and seem effortless! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meals so much, and I hope you will return to visit us in the near... More 

Long Beach, New York
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Booked a dinner for 16 guys for a Bachelor Party. We were seated in a room with two tables looking out onto the water. We had a great meal with a prefixed menu for $150 per person which included alcohol. The food was excellent and the waitresses kept the drinks coming. If you ever eat here have the redfish. One... More 

Thank simo2127
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear simo2127, Thank you very much for your great review on 22 Bowen's. I am so glad to hear your private dining celebration here was a grand success! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our staff, and absolutely to Margaret. I know they will all appreciate your words as much as I do. All the best,... More 

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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went here to celebrate my birthday and we quite happy with the food. One thing that was disappointing was that we were (sullenly) placed at the back corner of the restaurant (furthest from the water, around the corner from the reception area) and at some point, there were a half dozen families there. It wouldn't have been a big... More 

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

Dear onemomspov, Thank for your recent visit to 22 Bowen’s and for taking a moment to post your review. I am very sorry your meal was disrupted by nearby guests and that you were disappointed with your seating. Although we welcome families, I understand that many of our customers come here for a different experience and our staff should have... More 

Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We ate on the wharf part if the restaurant. From the greeter to our server we felt welcome. The bar menu was excellent. We had 8 people in our party and really didn't have to wait for anything. The FriedGreen Tomato BLT got rave reviews. We shared the cheese board and charcuterie board. Also excellent hamburgers. We enjoyed it so... More 

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

Dear Bluedevilstan, Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating for 22 Bowen's. Your first words about feeling welcome are so important - I truly appreciate that you expressed that in your review. Great food and service are only a part of an exceptional dining experience and I am so glad you were comfortable and pleased enough to... More 

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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The location oozes appeal of the port and invites you to enjoy seafood at its best. We stopped for a quick lunch and were impressed by the location and great food. You'd want to sit outside which is its appeal.

Thank hugosampson
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The menu is varied enough, offering a variety of seafood and non seafood delights. Salads, sandwiches and larger meals all sounded delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Nice atmosphere and partial view of the water. Food was excellent. We would definitely come back!

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

Dear Karin, Thank you for your five star review of 22 Bowen's. I appreciate your great detail and kind remarks and I will be sure to pass them along to our staff. Please do come back when you can - we would love to welcome you again! My best, Kim More 

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342 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The menu has plenty of options. The service was prompt and our Waiter kept a good pace. the food was pretty good and outdoor seating was lovely even with the stroller and our 5 month old.

Thank Evilmisspolite
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

A group of 15 of us went for lunch on a Saturday. Only waited 15 min to be seated. Very good all around; excellent oysters!,

Thank donna500ss
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear donna500ss, Thank you for your five star review on 22 Bowen's! I appreciate your nice words very much and that you took the time to share your thoughts. I hope you will consider returning to 22B in the near future! Thank you again. My best, Kim More 

Milford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Wow. Can't say enough. Atmosphere is great. My wife had the ny sirloin. Not as well done as she would like it so here comes a manager to apologize. He was also the one that brought it back. For me that's a manager that cares. I had the pork chop and I will say I have never had a pork... More 

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

Dear bobby k, Thank you so much for your very kind review and recommendation of 22 Bowen's! I loved the description of your meal and compliments to our staff; they work very hard to present an exceptional dining experience for our guests. Reading how much you enjoyed your entire visit at 22 Bowen's was a treat, and I will be... More 

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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service on top of beautiful views- can't beat it! I had the lobster Waldorf salad and couldn't finish, it was absolutely delicious and quite the filling meal. We also had oysters as an appetizer and they were fresh and delicious. I can't say enough about the service. Our server Tracey was attentive, helpful, extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu and... More 

Thank Clownface918
Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear Clownface918, Thank you for a wonderful review of 22 Bowen's and for awarding us five stars. I appreciate that you took a moment of your time to post such a nice description of your meal with us. I will be sure to pass on your words to Tracey. I know she will appreciate them as much as I do!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?