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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-841-8884
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Ranked #14 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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English first
Stanford, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

New york Strip was great wife had salmon and it was excellent. Service was a little slow. Plan on going back

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Middelfart, Denmark
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located at the wharf and we were seated on the outside patio looking over the harbour. The service was great and very professional and the food was perfect. Everybody in the party was very pleased. They have a great wine selection and the bottle was served at perfect temperature (unfortunately this does not happen at all restaurants).... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our first lunch as foreign visitors to Newport was at 22 Bowen's. Apart from excellent location on Bowen's Wharf, our Irish waitress was welcoming, charming, and full of helpful advice on what to try off the menu as well as imparting lots of useful tips on what to do in and about Newport from Cliff Walk, to sunset sail cruise!... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Spent 3 nights in Newport by the beach, was looking for a nice restaurant for dinner with the kids! On the pier, very relaxing and great food! They have a kids meal menu which was a surprise, kids loved their food. My husband and I had a chance to enjoy a lovely bottle of wine and great food! They have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great dinner in a superb setting with excellent service. The steak here is always excellent, but the seafood is equally good. The manager is very involved here and has always stopped by our table to say hello and to make sure everything is going well. Overlooking the boats in the harbor and the endless activity outside is... More

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Beacon, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I visited 22 Bowen's on a busy night when searching for a place to have a light meal/appetizer and a drink. There were four of us and the restaurant was crowded and had a lively atmosphere. We ended up sitting at the bar and the service was excellent. The woman at the bar was great, she was very professional and... More

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Southern NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visit Newport every July for our anniversary. Last year we did our annual Bowen meal and were disappointed. It was mediocre enough that we almost didn't go this year but we decided to give them another try since we have had such good experiences in the past. All I can say is we had a great... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is "OUR SPECIAL PLACE" and it has never disappointed us at all. We are always greeted with enthusiasm and treated so well. Our needs are always met. The Baked Stuffed Lobster is perfect every time.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great setting for a proper dinner. Came post folk festival, so we weren't sure if it was the right spot (i.e. too stuffy), but it was perfect. Lively and on the pier, you couldn't ask for a much better scene. We weren't starving, so we stayed away from the steak (what they're known for), but the seafood did not disappoint.... More

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Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food, the setting, the service....everything is top notch. They even brought out a complimentary dessert since I had mentioned it was my wedding anniversary in the Open Table reservation. Highly recommend this restaurant and sit outside if the weather is nice. The view and people watching can't be beat.

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