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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #12 of 208 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

originally booked a table for 3 on opentable, called the restaurant the day before to change reservation to 2 people. woman who answered phone was friendly, professional, and helpful, and inquired if it was a special occasion i would like them to know of (it was not). upon arrival we were courteously greeted as we walked in the door, and... More 

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had a seafood pasta dish that was stuffed with huge shrimp and nice portions of lobster. I would recommend it. It was enough for two people. The creme brulee was unique. It had cranberries and other accompanying garnishes. Very good.

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Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Let me start off by say the ambience was great my wife loved it here. Started off with the wedge salad and oysters. Both were very good. I had a 2lb stuffed lobster and my wife had fish. Again both were very good. Dining experience was very good from top to bottom

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spent Christmas in Newport this year and we were not disappointed! Nice quiet time of year to go, not many kids and just a few locals. 22 Bowen's was absolutely one of the best meals I have had for the money in a long time, probably since we went to Vegas last Christmas. The shrimp appetizer was mouth-watering and for... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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122 reviews 122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had the calamari which while crispy is a little heavily breaded, but some people love it that way. The thing to have is the veal chop - a succulent fat rib chop with porcini butter. Wow, just cosmic

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here and just sat at the bar, ordered some seasonal specialty drinks and ordered the lobster corn fritters, which were fantastic. I recommend the 22 bourbon smash in the winter. The bartender Craig was very good and friendly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Dined at 22 Bowen's for a business dinner. Loved the Seafood and Wine selection. Everything was top notch and tasted good. We had a party of 10 co-workers and some spouses, but the restaurant and the server made pay our own bills very, very easy. Gotta love it when a plan comes together!!! High Recommended!!!

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Bethpage NY
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170 reviews 170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

22 Bowens has a great look and a very nice feel to it but that is just the beginning. The food and service are both outstanding. The raw clams were cold and fresh and the presentation was perfect. The scallop dish was the best I have had and the root vegetables underneath were great. Our server Ethan was friendly, efficient... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Usa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went in for a glass of wine, stayed for several and added a variety of appetizers at the bar. Bartenders were very welcoming, helpful, attentive without being intrusive and knowledgeable about the area as well as general good story tellers. Sat next to other out-of-towners and enjoyed their company for an overall enjoyable evening

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the 4 of us had great hot meals. Appetizers, drinks (great wine selection) and dinners. 2 had vegetarian plates and 2 had fish. Generous portions - cooked to our varied tastes, sauces were complimentary, side were excellent. The dessert chef's last day, we had an incredible (1-time) chocolate/peanut butter treat, put this into the 5 rating. Alix was our server,... More 

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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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