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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 - 10:00 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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  • 282
    Excellent
  • 186
    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
Expensive!

Good food and wonderful company (my son and daughter-in-law). I thought it was a little pricey, but of course it's Newport, so I should not have been surprised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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new haven, ct
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Always has great ambiance and service. Nice view of water channel and boats in warmer weather. Great turkey Reuben sandwich. Nice they offer a side sald instead of fries. Good variety of lunch options.Great French onion soup!! Great that they take reservations.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night for their steak frites special. We saw it when we were looking for places to try in Newport. This was a nice restaurant. A little pricy, but the special was a great deal and I would go back for it! It was soooo good! Clam chowder had dill in it so it was a... More 

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new haven, ct
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and wonderful company (my son and daughter-in-law). I thought it was a little pricey, but of course it's Newport, so I should not have been surprised.

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Houston, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My partner and I went on a Thursday night before Good Friday. The place was very busy and reservations were necessary. So if you are planning on going, I would highly recommend making reservations on open table. The restaurant features American food and includes a lot of seafood and steak. However, there are many options for those who do not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were there for lunch during restaurant week. I thought the meal was a good value and I'd go back.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had an early reservation and the place was nearly full. The bar was three deep when we arrived and every table filled by the time we left. Our waitress was wonderful. Cheerful attentive and professional. For me one of the first indications of what of quality food will be served is the bread. If they skimp here they will... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Usually we take day trips to Newport so we have had lunch at 22 Bowen's in the past, but how excited can you get about a club sandwich? Our group of seven, came for dinner during restaurant week and six of us found good choices from that more limited menu. Wedge salad with blue cheese was delicious. Menu noted "baby"... More 

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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

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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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