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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #13 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: America
Description: 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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Last night we had a wonderful meal with business associates. Everyone loved their meal. The steaks were supurb and the scallops were divine!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was a freezing night in Newport so this was a very welcome warm, welcoming place to eat. Very friendly staff, helpful and professional. Food and service did not disappoint. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he was presented with a surprise candle-lit dessert. Nice personal touches.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What can I say except our dinner was pure perfection! I made our reservation online and mentioned it was our anniversary...from the moment the hostess seated us at a quiet table by the window and said "Happy Anniversary" I knew they were paying attention to detail. Our server Sarah was a joy...personable and knowledgeable! She recommended the Delmonico to my... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

While spending a few days at a local B&B we decided to give 22 Bowen's a try. The decor was cozy, warm and inviting especially on the cold winter day that accompanied our visit. The wait staff was very professional and attentive but the food was, unfortunately, lackluster. My clam chowder was served at a lukewarm temperature. Never a good... More 

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Washington Crossing, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to our Saturday evening dinner at 22 Bowens. We love The Mooring which is run by the same restaurant group and have eaten there many times. This was our first visit to 22. I sent back my entree (chicken) which was dry and the accompanying beans were not very appealing. Sad to say, but I... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stayed in Newport for the weekend and she made the reservations here without knowing much about it. Now, I have been to a lot of nice steakhouses in Boston and I have to say, the sirloin I had at 22 Bowens was one of the best I have ever had. Cooked to perfection and the flavor... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Just got in from Newport where we spent the afternoon visiting the Mansions. Before we left we stopped and had an early supper at 22 Bowens Wharf. What a treat! Everything was superbly prepared and well presented. The wait staff was very attentive and someone (don't recall the name) even came by make sure that we were pleased. The dessert... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a perfect night, we had a nice table by the window, the food was fabulous and the service was spot on. We started with the chowder that was excellent, had salads and each ate a fish dish, scallops and salmon. Everything was prepared to our liking and we didn't feel rushed at all. It is definitely an upscale restaurant,... More 

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North Brunswick, NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

22 Bowen's is an EXCELLENT restaurant in all ways...staff, service, and food! When I arrived on my visit on 11/24/2014, I was greeted with big smiles, welcomes! They made me feel like a "regular" even though I am vacationing for 28 nites in Newport. Had the Steak Frites...was done perfectly rare! Love their Stoli Doli Martinis. Craig and Molly, Bartenders,... More 

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Brookline, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were in Newport for Thanksgiving and made reservations at 22 Bowen's. Fantastic choice! Beautiful location. Flawless service. Great food. Thankfully, off-season means easy to park too.

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Additional Information about 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

Address: Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-841-8884
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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