We chose 22 Bowens to celebrate my fiancés birthday because of all of our past great experiences over the years in this once great restaurant. Unfortunately on our most recent visit we were extremely disappointed with the food. The waitstaff fortunately did a great job as always and this review is in no way their fault, in fact they were apologetic and sympathized with our awful experience. Upon arrival we were seated promptly at an outdoor table as requested and our drinks and salads were served promptly. The first problem came after we ordered our meals and they did not arrive for and hour and fifteen minutes (not an exaggeration). We were not the only people experiencing this as another couple at a table next to us had the same problem. The waitress kept promising the meal was coming and we kept waiting and waiting. Finally when the meal finally arrived it was prepared not even close to as we ordered it. I ordered my $68 delmonico special medium rare and it was served medium well and burnt on the outside. Her $40 Filet Mignon was ordered medium and served beyond well done and also burnt on the outside to the point that it was not edible. We ordered shared sides of brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes as the steaks were al a carte. The potatoes were fine but the brussel sprouts were not cooked enough and actually raw in the middle. We complained to our waitress and she did offer to take back the meals but after waiting for an hour and fifteen min for the first round I had no interest in waiting for round two as we did not want to spend our entire night there. The waitress credited us single round of drinks that was $35 and provided a free sorbet dessert for her birthday but that was not enough to make up for such a horrible experience at what was a high end restaurant. We were never visited by any manager after our complaints and the only apologies were from the waitress and the girl clearing tables. We were told that the chef had recently quit but that is no excuse as there is more than one experienced person in any kitchen. We believed that was a lie anyway as we saw the same executive chef we had met a year ago in the restaurant when we arrived for this visit. This restaurant is a black eye for the Newport Restaurant Group and is serving food of the quality that you might expect from a $50 dinner but when you are spending $200-$300 for dinner you expect perfection and this restaurant does not seem interested in providing this anymore and nobody seems to care either.