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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 WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated immediately in a great spot. Our waitress, Ashley, was extremely nice. My husband's filet was spectacular. My tuna was perfect! We were celebrating a special event in our lives and dining here made it all the more memorable!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Pricy but very good. You could not ask for a better view."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was our second visit to The Moorings. Service was excellent and staff was very attentive and accommodating but not pushy or overbearing. We were seated immediately upon arrival at a table of our choice. Food was very well prepared and presented. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent. We had four appetizers including the bag of doughnuts, which was outstanding. We are an avid seafood lover and a vegetarian and we both left completely full. The drinks are also great. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Newport. Definitely sit outside as the restaurant is loud. We had wonderful servers."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This waterfront venue overlooks Newport Harbor and the exciting activities of million dollar yachts cruising in and out of a New England summer destination . Food and service were top notch and the management knows how to handle a crowd without making anyone feel rushed. There's always a daily special and the lively bar scene is not to be missed. Try the raw bar sampler which includes oysters, clams, shrimp and is topped off by a chilled lobster! What could be more "New England Seaside Dining" than that?"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great lunch sitting outside overlooking Newport harbor. The outdoor deck was nice with an awning to protect you from the sun. We both had seafood and it was fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My son (13 yrs old) and I had an 8:30 reservation on a busy Thursday evening in August, prime time in Newport. We were seated outdoors on a perfect little patio, all of four tables. Our server, Kaley(hope I spelled it correctly)was simply wonderful. The service, food (a superb raw bar!) and ambience were second to none. Kaley was great with my son, and I really appreciated it. Can't wait till next time."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "1) I can't believe you can charge people to park in your onsite handicap parking, is that even legal!?! 2) after dropping off my elderly guests you seat them outside after they expressed reservations about the predicted drop in temp and increasing winds. We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone because of your lack of service and inability and unwillingness to please your guests. And for the record we had reservations"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The Mooring is one of our go to restaurants in Newport for special occasions, date night or just for a cocktail and a bag of doughnuts at the bar. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Must haves ... bag of doughnuts, clam chowder, seafood pasta, beef filet, Portuguese roasted cod, Georges Bank Scallops. Not too crazy about the Brussels sprouts side. But we will still go here every year."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and the service was superb. Attentive and unobtrusive. The ambiencel of,the boat harbor is lovely. We were in a side too that was quiet but the rest was noisey. Sure the outside was quiet. Great sunset view. On the wharf and in them center of Newport."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Ashley B. our waitress was fantastic. Birthday celebration was very special."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Such a wonderful dinner! Had the surf and turf with 8oz filet and lobster tail. Steak cooked rare to perfection. We shared a dozen oysters (3 different kinds) and had an excellent bottle of wine. Creme brulee was huge, more than enough for two to share. Sat on the deck as the sun set - perfection!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Drinks, raw bar and extras like salad make the meal expensive. View, waitstaff and good friends make it worth it."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The Mooring is our "go-to" place in Newport. We never have a bad meal or service and there is plenty to choose from regardless of your taste."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Mooring met all expectations and the service was outstanding! I will definitely be back and will recommend to all my foodie friends."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I'll keep it simple. After arriving a few minutes late due to traffic and parking. We were seated within 15 minutes (thanks to a call ahead) outside with direct view of the marina and a gorgeous lowering afternoon sun. The view alone was amazing and well worth the trek. We began with the Bag of Doughnuts (absolute must) and Oysters from the raw bar, simply delicious! Moving on our next selections were Yellowfin Tuna and Atlantic Salmon, both excellent options. We skipped dessert, but our next visit will surely include a proper sampling. Our waiter was attentive, the ambience was great and pricing very reasonable. Thanks Mooring, we enjoyed every moment spent in your establishment."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "You're more likely to find a slip for your yacht than a parking spot for your car next to the aptly named Mooring; but when you get there you'll find one of the better drink lists around and tasty, albeit pricey, food options. Stick to the sandwiches and fish and chips; I've found their raw bar to have declined in quality of late."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I went here for a bachelorette. It was a wonderful evening, filled with wonderful food, a great drink list and very friendly wait staff. I would absolutely go back. The seafood pasta was out of this world."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The Mooring was a great choice for Newport. We ate outside and watched the boats in the marina as we enjoyed our meal. This restaurant is a definite if you are visiting Newport!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had such an amazing time at this restaurant. The service was the best we have probably ever had in over 4 years of dating. The food was fantastic, just as we ordered, on time, and delicious! The drinks were out of this world! The Cinnabon martini was so perfect I had two! The view of the water is really nice. Overall, just an expertly run restaurant with great staff. All of the servers and managers seemed to work together and everyone seemed happy to help each other and to help us! I was very impressed! I just wish we took note of our servers name so we could mention him specifically!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I go to Newport every year and always make certain we enjoy at least one meal at the Mooring. We love the place!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Perched right on the docks & marinas of Newport The Mooring is everything you could hope for in fine dining in the waterfront. There's something for everybody as their menu spans the sea and land. I had the grilled swordfish, which came with a bacon and grape reduction with corn pudding and fingerling potatoes. It was, quite simply, the best piece of swordfish I've ever had. My fellow diners had the pork lion and salmon. While they weren't as thrilled with the main fare's companion side dishes, the featured meats were, in their opinion, phenomenal. The ambiance is perfect, the service was too notch, and the drink selection leaves nothing to chance. Overall, our best dining experience in Newport."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The ambience here is great. The dining room, bar and big open air dining area was a little...energetic...but we were luckyto be on a smaller quiet porch over the water. The seafood donuts were great but the entrees were lacking. Don't order the farro or striped bass. Devil dog was great and the waiter David was really knowledgeable and fun."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Our group grew from 6 to 12 and they were easily able to accommodate us. The food was excellent and the server was clearly knowledgable. Interesting cocktail menu and a solid wine list. The service was excellent. Our food came out perfectly timed. The staff was attentive to our needs. Our entire group agreed it was an amazing dinner!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The oysters were a fresh and tasty start to an excellent meal. We had scallops and a lobster for dinner - both were excellent. Nice choice of wines by the glass. After two deliveries of warm rolls, we didn't have room for dessert. Have had a nice lunch there previously and decided to try it for dinner. We were equally pleased. Nice waterfront view added to an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I love the Mooring!! Highly recommend the bag of donuts. Lobster croissant is always delicious. It's by far my favorite place to go in Newport."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. I highly recommend the baked cod."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are from Toronto, attending the Newport Jazz Festival for the first time. We wanted to have some great seafood while we were in Newport, particularly lobster. The Mooring was the perfect choice. We started by sharing 12 oysters and two oyster shooters, and followed that up with boiled lobsters and a side of grilled aparagus, with a bottle of Chablis. The wait staff were great, the surroundings were lively and yet relaxed, we had a view of the harbor. If you are on a tight budget, this is not the place to go. If you have some money set aside for a memorable meal, you could not do better."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our waiter was the absolute best! Waiter had an absolutely Great personality...which was SORELY LACKING in the host at the front door."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Visiting from PA during Jazzfest. Our second time dining at the Mooring and again it did not disappoint. Outstanding seafood and atmosphere. Better than other highly touted dining recommendations. Will make The Mooring a regular stop for dinner on our travel circuit when in Newport."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Super SLOW service! This restaurant has tasty food, good wine, good views, nice wait staff--BUT, the timing that the kitchen has is awful. And this has been consistent in all my many times here...so they need to fix this problem!!!! Huge waits in between ordering, first course and main course. Really not acceptable so don't be in any kind of hurry here!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great meal at a very fair price. Excellent location for dining after the Newport Jazz or Folk fest."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our recent lunch. It helped that it was a beautiful summer day and we were given a great outdoor table with a nice view of the harbor. The food (sandwiches), while not exceptional or especially original, certainly met everyone's expectations. We were pleased that ice water was served without having to request it. A little something to nosh on with our wine (e.g. crackers, pickles) while waiting for the food would have been a welcome addition. Also, at least partial validation for parking in the adjacent lot would seem in order -- it cost us $9.75 for our 95 minute stay."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I first dined at The Mooring over 15 years ago, so I was excited to return because I remember the food was fabulous. Well.. It was better than I remember. I made a reservation online which was so convenient. Parking was easily accessible. We ordered French Martinis - the drinks were mixed perfectly - refreshing, fruity, and a touch of fizz from the Prosecco. Scallop chowder seasoned with thyme, and made with corn and of course, sweet scallops. I decided to have the special - Sesame Ahi Tuna served with crunchy dumplings and delicate broccoli rave in a Miso sauce. Excellent!!!!!☺️☺️☺️ The service was friendly, but not over the top. The food and atmosphere made my return visit to The Mooring a good reason to come back before 15 years go by."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The manager was very friendly and food was great. The view was beautiful."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Order mussels to start (bag of do-nuts too gimmicky and filling) - stuffed lobster and scallops for entree are divine . . No room for dessert! Gorgeous decor - sit outside (breeze and heaters - perfect)!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The whole experience was great. After chatting with the manager, she paid for my husband and I's desserts. That was the icing on the cake. I am used to that offer when we have a bad experience somewhere not when we have one. The little touches that matter are there. Thanks for a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This restaurant has received great reviews, but we found the food to be very lackluster for both the price and what we were expecting. Our server was excellent, very friendly and attentive despite the hectic atmosphere, and was able to answer all questions. I chose the restaurant because the menu looked diverse and as if a person could craft their meal from various types of seafood (which you can!)-the menu definitely stood out among the restaurants in the area. Everything was great, except the food, which was flavorless, exceptionally rubbery, and in the case of the hot dishes, cold from the minute it came out. I wouldn't recommend it and I probably wouldn't go back, but then again, it could have just been an off night."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Newport and i have a long history. When I first visited The Moorings Newport was a Navy town and Moorings was a fishermen's bar. Except on Saturday night when the girls from Salve Regina College and the cadets from Navy OCS took over the place. Remarkably little has changed, the bar is still where it was and the interior looks the same, but now it's a tourist restaurant, loud and crowded. The food is mediocre, but the view of the yachts and strollers is worth putting up with it. Part of the Newport scene."
    Dined on 7/29/2014