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22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

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Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (America)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a tour bus in this city. There happened to be a seafood festival going on for the weekend on the water front. Alot of vendors, good music, & good food. We decided to go inside of 22 Bowens as there was no place to sit outside. We sat at the bar & the bartender was very attentive... More 

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Rochelle Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner there last week Saturday when I saw a mouse run past my foot. The restaurant comped our appetizer as a result. The only reason we even stayed after seeing the mouse was because we were with a party of 6 and didn't want to be obscenely impolite. I also got the impression from the staff that they... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited during our last visit and this place still delivers. Great setting and layout over two floors with a bar for pre-dinner drinks. Friendly, welcoming front desk staff is replicated by an efficient waiting on team. The pepper crusted steak with peppercorn sauce is one of the best steak meals I've had. Great wine list , and far more than... More 

Thank p35
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a sunny day, there is no better way of spending the afternoon than having a few drinks sat round the outside bar. The restaurant is popular but is somewhat overpriced for what it has to offer in terms of ambiance and quality of food. It is good, but not spectacular.

Thank D S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

500 wines by the bottle 50 by the glass Wonderful atmosphere and very friendly servers. Nice international selections at reasonable prices

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been around the world and have had amazing service paired with remarkable food. 22 Bowens delivered neither. Service, for starters was lack luster, slow, and impersonal. The food was tepid, void of depth, and slow. Even something simple as water took close to 15 min. Look, everyone has bad days, and we are all entitled to them. But when it's... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our night started with drinks that were watered down. We could not hear each other talk in normal voices, extremely loud dining. The crab cake contained no visible crabmeat. The entree presentation was mediocre at best. We've enjoyed better looking meals purchased at Lonestar Steakhouse. Very disappointed and overpriced for what was received. A big loser!! Do NOT recommend.

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in after a day at the seafood festival and our sunset sailboat ride for a small bite. We started with artisan cheese board and charcuterie plate and then French onion soup, all were delicious and hit the spot!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed in dinner. The dinner was just ok, nothing that stands out in my mind. Caesar salad was dry, chowder was bland and more potatoes than clams. Scallop dinner needed attention to seasoning. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly, disappointed they didn't have mint jelly. We had reservations, which is recommended. Our waiter, I believe his name was... More 

Thank Fooder P
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family gets together at this restaurant 2 or 3 times a year usually to celebrate a birthday or graduation. We had a birthday lunch today and loved it. We had goat cheese fries and mussels for appetizers, both very good. I had the fried green tomato, pork belly BLT sandwich and it was delicious. The service was perfect. you... More 

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Kim W, General Manager at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Dear 20cia, Thank you very much for your and your family's continued patronage to 22 Bowen's. It always gives us a sense of pride to learn our guests return to see us, particularly when it is to celebrate a special occasion! I appreciate your five-star review and your kind words, and I will certainly be sure to pass your compliments... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 14018418884
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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