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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

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Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (America)
401-841-8884
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 277
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice

We went during Newport Restaurant Week, regular menu prices are very high so this was a great deal. The service was excellent, drink and wine selection was excellent, and all of the food was excellent with the exception of the mussels my husband ordered. They were very ordinary, and several of them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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New England
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went during Newport Restaurant Week, regular menu prices are very high so this was a great deal. The service was excellent, drink and wine selection was excellent, and all of the food was excellent with the exception of the mussels my husband ordered. They were very ordinary, and several of them were too gritty to eat, we didn't even... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Came to 22 Bowen's on a Friday during Restaurant Week for lunch. This is a great way to try out a new place. It was very busy but the service was still good-not rushed but available if we needed anything. All 3 of us had the mussels for a starter and all enjoyed them-nice garlic flavor with a grilled baguette... More 

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Traverse City
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Service was quite inconsistent - sometimes responsive, sometimes invisible to the point we were laughing (we were in no rush, so not too put off). Food didn't come out on pace, which prevented it from being enjoyed. To be sure, it is striving to be an elegant restaurant and you can see signs of excellence. Just wasn't there on our... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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107 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

went for my birthday with wife and friends. once agin i had the veal chop which is downright excellent. 16oz rib chop that was cooked perfectly. my ceasar salad was not all that special as it was under dressed. they have to keep after the details if 22 Bowens wants to keep getting better... wife had the tuna tartare which... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Not much to add, the entire evening was wonderful. We were seated quickly, server was friendly, clam chowder was very good, rib eye and filet were excellent. Desserts were just okay. Our anniversary dinner was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here on St. Patrick's Day. Our dinner was spectacular. Our waiter (whose name I sadly do not remember) was very nice and accommodating. We will most definitely be back!

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Welcomed by Kim and seated at a window table with my honey. We were expertly served by Elizabeth and found a nice bottle of Red with Kim's help. Our filet mignon/ porterhouse steaks were done to perfection and very tasty; accompanied by a sauce of your choice. We ordered dessert, delicious and turns out complimentary for my birthday....nice touch! We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Warm and inviting decor; friendly and expert waitstaff; terrific bartenders. Lovely wine list. Overall a memorable evening.

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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent food, service and location. A bit pricey but worth it! It gets very busy on weekend nights.

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RHODE ISLAND
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Monday through Wednesday they have "Steak Frites Nights". The steak was a very small portion of tough, tasteless meat. The fries were good, but that doesn't justify ordering the meal. An appetizer of mussels seemed very fresh, but the broth might as well have been water. I definitely wouldn't recommend the steak frites meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
    (America)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-841-8884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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