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The Mooring Restaurant
The Mooring Restaurant

The Mooring Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mooringrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (401) 846-2260
  • Hours of Operation: Fri. & Sat. 11:30am – 11pm
    Sun. – Thurs. 11:30am – 10pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy water views of Newport Harbor from virtually every seat. We offer three semi-private to private dining rooms and an option of outdoor private dining during the spring and summer months. Our beautifully appointed rooms are perfect for intimate gatherings, small wedding receptions or private business functions, with groups up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Picozzi (888) 759-5557

Getting there

  • Cross Street: America's Cup Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a large public lot in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Mooring Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Newport's waterfront, the Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar provides the freshest and most creative local, regional and international fish and seafood selections, paired with an award-winning 900+ label wine list. The Mooring adheres to fresh, local and organic in many plate preparations. Enjoy true waterfront views of Narragansett Harbor as you dine at one of the best seafood restaurants in New England.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious, the service was fantastic at the bar and the table, and it was nice to sit outside and look at boats (not much more of a view because it's like a boat parking lot out there). I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "You know you are in good hands when the host staff is very professional and seats you on time! We had a lovely Sunday lunch on the outside deck, the restaurant was very busy but the staff and kitchen are more than capable. My seafood pasta was very good, our table of 6 all seemed happy with their choices. Would go back and probably will on my next trip to Newport."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our dining experience at the Mooring was fantastic. From the greeting at the door, to the accommodation of outdoor seating, the service was attentive, and the food delicious! The view from the outdoor patio was incredible at sunset while overlooking the harbor. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service always fantastic. Just beware of parking in Newport in the summer."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant had it all - great food, great service, beautiful views!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We spent the day walking around Newport, and finished with dinner at The Mooring. The food was great, excellent service and reasonable prices for the quality of food combined with the location. We will definitely return. The "bag of doughnuts" was a great starter. The family agreed that the seafood pasta was the highlight meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Although we have been going to the Mooring for over thirty years, we had not been there recently. It was great to rekindle our connection with this local restaurant. The location is convenient and the view off the back deck is fantastic. Throw in great food and great service and it all added up to a wonderful night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I made a last minute decision to try out the Mooring before a concert at the Newport Yachting Center. We were a bit late but they still honored our reservation with a perfect table for 2 on the deck. The restaurant was beyond packed, but somehow our table felt secluded and we didn't feel like we had other diners in our laps. We ordered the sunset over the boats and it delivered :) (ha-ha). Food was delicious! One of the best calamari apps in the state - Pt. Judith squid with tentacles and fried banana peppers perfectly seasoned and cooked. Sole Francaise and the Seafood pasta were rich and delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had fish and chips for dinner...very good just wish seafood choices were a little plainer (ie: pan seared scallops but not in a sauce,etc. would go back definitely ...very nice view, food and service (liked the rolls in a bag nice touch)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "the food was great and the service was very attentive. The wine list was great as well for seafood wines!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Made a dinner reservation for three and called ahead to say we were running late--no problem, seated right away. Our server was excellent---personable and attentive, came at the right times to check on us. Food was very tasty--2 of us had fish tacos filled with swordfish--delicious. Lively atmosphere---would love to return to the outside terrace seating next time."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the lobster was the best tasting we have had in years!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This restaurant has all the important qualities beautiful view, knowledgeable waitstaff, creative menu, extensive wine list in a relaxing atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We always go to the Mooring when in Newport. Consistent and delicious. As the owner of a few restaurants I know what it takes to deliver all the time and the Mooring never skimps on service staff. Food is great and the quality of service professional. The outside seating looking at boats cannot be beat. They could do a better job on the oysters but then again nobody is perfect but this place is very close. GO and ENJOY."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had great food - the donuts, crab cakes and lobster croissant. Something for everyone! Definitely a recommend for visitors."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We went to Newport, RI for our anniversary. The hotel concierge recommended the Mooring as one of the best restaurants in town. We were able to get a reservation on a week's notice for an 8pm seating - no problem. Decor is very nice with a nautical theme and views of the harbor and marina. Food and drinks were great as was the service. The only issue for us was the noise level. The room was full and it was loud. We asked to be moved from our first seating area because of the noise level, and the staff graciously found a location for us that was a little quieter. Bottom Lin - very good dining experience, but don't plan on quiet conversation if the place is full."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The Mooring is the perfect location, food, menu, service in Newport. Our server was amazing, even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was so good...we had the sole, a lobster, swordfish, and of course the bag o doughnuts. The view of the harbor is spectacular."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Waitress a like slow,did not come around enough, food came out hot and reasonably quick Host was kind and very professional nice to see that !"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been coming to Newport, RI for a few years and haven't tried The Mooring until our recent stay on 7/13. The food was very good, the staff was welcoming, friendly and attentive. We took their recommendations and were very please. The bag of donuts is a must. We can't stop talking or thinking about them! A definite winner and will return next year."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Waitress recommended a scallops dish for me that was fabulous and a pasta dish that my husband devoured, oysters at the bar before dinner were well described and incredibly fresh."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very friendly waiter. Good food too! I recommend the seafood pasta, and clam chowder."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this wonderful scenic view, food and service many times before. This restaurant is a great representation of what Newport has to offer by way of food and harhour views. We highly recommend stopping by when in town. It does not disappoint"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We booked a 7:45 table. The restaurant was jammin' on a Saturday evening - we were seated shortly after 8. The waitstaff was terrific, from the server on down to the bus people. For a first course, we recommend the scallop chowder scented with fresh dill - a nice change up from the clam chowder offered everywhere in Newport, the red & golden beet salad w citrus, arugula and goat cheese and the raw bar offerings which include several varieties of local oysters, chilled shrimp, clams, lobster claws. For an entree, go for the Georges Bank Scallops - superb. Lovely setting and decor. All in all, love The Mooring!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very popular, great food, beautiful views if you sit outside! I had the largest mussels I have ever seen! We loved our waiter - attentive and great personality! We were there on a Saturday night and the noise level inside was incredibly high - ok if you don't mind that! We were so happy to be sitting outside instead!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Must have a reservation for this hot spot. Leisurely dining a very scenic place. Great food and good service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We sat in the outdoor eating area, which was quite pleasant. The service was great! Always had full water glasses. Good selection of food. Knowledgeable and friendly waitress, Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I didn't think anything was spectacular. My waiter was friendly enough but not very warm. Got the bag of doughnuts, scallop chowder, and oysters. The oysters were tiny. When they advertise oysters as being fat, I expect bigger, juicier ones. My favorite was probably the scallop chowder. I wish the doughnuts had more seafood inside. Sad that the chipotle aioli made the dish. They were also incredibly busy when I was there - Saturday night. Maybe that's why I did have a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were a party of 3 and every dish we ordered was wonderful!! I had the scallops with corn puree and I was not disappointed. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation for this restaurant; I guaranee you will not be disappointed! And ask for Jameson's table ... he was a wonderful server1!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is very nice and yummy.. Especially clam chowder and crab cake. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I visit Newport every summer for a few days. We often have lunch on the back deck overlooking the water before we make the drive back to Connecticut. This year we decided to have dinner instead. It was a beautiful night to sit outside and the sunset just happened to be amazing! We started with the beet salad and surf & turf sliders.......both were excellent. I had the tuna and my husband had the porteguese cod, again we were so pleased with our choices! We will definitely dine here again except this the Mooring has become one of our dinner favorites now!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Moorings, and will return next time we are in Newport. Service friendly, knowlegable and relaxed, in the middle of a very active dining scene. Adults and kids enjoying a large place, with an indoor/outdoor feel. Open table reservation honored, cutting about 45-60 minute wait to 15 minutes. Very good experience. Two bars enabled us to have a drink close to front of restaurant as we waited."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my first time in newport and chose the mooring on referral of our inn. I made a last minute reservation requesting a sunset view and chilled bottle when we arrived. Was accommodated without question. Our server was extremely knowledgable and personable, as was the entire staff, including the manager who stopped by for a quick chat. They made us feel like celebrities, every restaurant should follow their lead!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Along with a wonderful meal, we were able to sit on their deck and enjoy a gorgeous sunset overlooking Narragansett Bay, filled with huge visiting yachts, complete with helicopter pads!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The Moorings has always been one of my favorites - great vibe, service and consistently innovative yet classic food. It is in the heart of Newport and has one of the great views of the harbor year round."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent food, good service and always come through in accommodating requests when celebrating a special occasion. Highly recommend The Mooring and will continue to go back"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "However the food was just mediocre. Nothing special or out of this world but good. A little pricey in light of the food. Amazing interior right on water. We enjoyed the evening but everyone left thinking it was slightly above average. Felt a little chain restaurant like."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Being outside on the gorgeous July night would have made our evening so much better but I'd didn't request an outside table. My fault. The menu was diverse and everything looked good. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, fish tacos, shrimp cocktail, and bag o donuts. We're not usually fried food people, these fritters, especially with the sauce, were really good. Every table ordered them. I really thought this was going to be a touristy restaurant but was pleasantly surprised with the meal."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were excellent. Georges Bank Scallops and Seafood Pasta were delicious and prepared perfectly. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We've been to The Mooring several times over the past few years. The food is always excellent and the service wonderful. Several servers/support staff are always available to take your empty plates, bring more beverages or answer questions. For such a large restaurant we've never felt that someone isn't paying attention to us. If you can get a table outside you'll have a great view of the harbor and the sunset in the evening."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food and service at the Mooring is always consistent. Nice food and pretty good service for Newport at this time of year. I always feel like the bill is too high these days as $300 for 4 people with one decent bottle of wine still shocks me. Cheers!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014