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“Great Food and Excellent Service”

22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille
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Ranked #8 of 239 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food and Excellent Service”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a party of 7 including 2 children. The waiter was very accommodating and gracious. Food was well prepared and presentation was very good. Seats were near the kitchen, so it was loud and not very distracting. Would prefer a kitchen that is not open to the dining room. Hate this trend.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank bschmidt2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great spot, Great food, Great Service!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Maybe it was just the beautiful San Diego weather in Newport, RI, but our experience today at 22 Bowens Wharf was excellent! We had lunch at their "Portside" outdoor restaurant, on the wharf, in front of the main restaurant next to the arriving and departing tour boats. Three adults with 2 children (ages 5 and 2) can be a challenge at any restaurant, but not here. The waitress (Jennifer) was engaging, always smiling, couldn't do enough for us, and made us feel as we might have been friends or guests in her home. They had a terrific children's menu as well as an extensive selection for us. The wine list was above average with a large variety of high quality, reasonably priced wines both by the glass and bottle - not the cheap stuff marked up 300% over retail. Also a very nice beer selection (only disappointment was no Narragansett beers).

Food was beautifully plated and prepared, delivered hot, and exactly as ordered (including the special instructions).

Kids meals come with ice cream sundaes for dessert, which of course the little one had all over himself. Unsolicited, the waitress brought out a pan of warm water and some towels for a quick cleanup.

We had zero issues, enjoyed every aspect of the experience and will look forward to dining here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Neal F
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a fabulous dinner here our last night in Newport. Chose this restaurant because some of us wanted steak and some seafood. Everyone loved their meal. I had the broiled swordfish with bernaise sauce. It was truly to die for. The best!

Visited June 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food and view was excellent, services was ehh.”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We came for lunch and our server was initially attentive, but then a table next to ours was sat with people we assume she knew, our service went WAY down hill. Even though they sat about 10 minutes after us, they had their oder and drinks taken before us, and half their party didn't even arrive for another 20 minutes later. Once she did take our order, it took forever to get our drinks, to the point I thought they forgot about them. At that point we just wanted to get our food and go. I got the bucket of clams which was good and my husband got the turkey sandwich which he said was good. We didn't get bread, even though we also ordered soup and salad, but the table next to us did and we overheard them say it was good. The food was good, but we didn't like being forgotten about, so we won't be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Rachael L
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7 reviews
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“Thursday June 19th 2014 lunch beautiful ”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Omg! We ate at 5 of the most top rated places to eat over here and this place hands down was our favorite. I don't think you can go wrong here, so be bold when ordering. We started with scallops and a bucket of clams. For lunch we had Atlantic salmon and fish and chips. We finished with a slice of carrot cake. YUM!

Thank cherise s
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