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“Best restaurant in Newport” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille
Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-841-8884
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Ranked #13 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $31 - $50
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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.
New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Newport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We have been coming to 22 Bowen's for our New Years eve dinner for the past 3 years and it is always nothing short of fantastic. The steaks are incredible and the service is very good. My wife is also a huge fan of the cranberry bread, it is really good! Next time we make it up to Newport we will definitely be eating dinner here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Seafood lovers rejoice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

There is an appetizer item called "Bucket of Clams" designed especially for shellfish lovers. It's an actual metal pail filled with seasoned steamers, cherrystones, and mussels. Heavenly!!! The scallops appetizer was excellent as well, but I've never had a restaurant offer shellfish in a mixed presentation like this - so for this alone I'll be back!

Wine lovers will welcome their extensive (multi-page) wine menu with a wide array of selections. It's the largest wine list I've seen in Rhode Island so far.

Ambiance was casual elegance - service was excellent!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Incredible food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We loved the price fixed menu the food was amazing and we even had doggie bags to take home. The wait staff was excellent and Katie the hostess is quite charming and helpful!!

Visited December 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A great place for a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We have eaten here at least a dozen times in the past five years and always enjoy our visit. The steaks and seafood are their strong point. On a busy Saturday night, the service can be a bit spotty, but it all works out well. It's nice to start with a glass of wine in their outside "Hut" when the weather is warm.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rhode Island
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Met friends here for a great night out. Had the fillet that was a perfect medium. Caesar salad - not too garlicky and sides were perfect. Nice wine list. Only complaint - was my chair was bumped a bit as patrons and waiters sped by -

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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