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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 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
  • "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
  • "While in Newport, if you miss dining at this place, you'll need to make another trip back!! It's that good! The bar scene while waiting for our table was loud, but not obnoxious, and the bartenders very attentive! Our table servers were just as attentive and not too obtrusive. Great wine list (on an iPad….nice touch!!). The recommended food choices were dead-on. Will definitely be back on my next trip to R.I.!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Fun night out with our family at this hot spot in Newport. Excellent service and seafood. Oysters were delish, and fun to order on their special menu for the oyster bar."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Mooring Restaurant was a great place for dinner in Newport for my husband and I. The food was outstanding from the flavors to the presentation. We ordered the littlenecks appetizers which were tasteful and perfect. The cod and salmon for dinner. Again the flavors, presentation, everything was perfect. We needed with the dark chocolate brownie dessert and again it was a perfect. We ate outside looking over the boats and felt like a perfect summer evening. The service was also fantastic. Very professional, gave us enough time and space yet our water glasses were always filled which is great. I have no complaints. Go eat here!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent and our server was very friendly and attentive. We had a great time. Will go again but in the fall when Newport is not so crowded."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant, something for everyone. Our party had an individual with multiple severe food allergies, the waitress and chef understood the condition and served a delicious meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "What's better than eating good food while seated at a table overlooking Newport Harbor?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and always enjoy the excellent food and service. We will be back in Newport in a few weeks and look forward to returning to The Mooring."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had 6:15 reservations on a Thursday night in July for our 19th anniversary. We noted that on our reservation. We got there a little early and they were t quite ready for us. Within a few minutes we were seated and had the best seat in the house. A corner table right on the water. The food was all delicious. We had a chopped salad appetizer and the gnocchi and halibut special for dinner. The halibut was outstanding. For dessert we had the devil dog- extremely yummy!!! They also brought us a free drink after dinner for our anniversary and the waitress was extremely nice. I would highly recommend the Moorings!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our hairdresser recommended this restaurant and she was absolutely right about everything. It is on the water so you have a view of the boats coming in and out. We sat by the window indoors and had a view of the diners down below as well as the boats outside. The food was very well cooked and delicious. The service was fast and efficient as well as friendly. The parking was easy right out front but it did cost $15 for the evening. The food was priced well."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have dined at The Mooring on and off for the past several years and have never been disappointed. This visit was to celebrate my husband's birthday. I requested in advance a table with a water view and was told they would do their best to comply. We were seated on the deck with full view of the harbor. Our waitress was great and attentive. I had a pasta with lobster, scallops and shrimp, my husband had the 14 oz sirloin and my daughter the filet. Portions were generous and all were excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Calamari was really good and it was a filled large bowl. Shrimp po'boy was lacking shrimp. 4 halves of small shrimp on 6" of bread. A shrimp cocktail would have contained more shrimp."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The Resturant is very pleasant, the view beautiful, I had the lobster and it was fabulous, my husband had the steak, and it was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Quality presentation, memorable flavor, top notch service! Our second time here while visiting Newport, the visits have been about six months apart. We will make the Mooring a regular stop on future visits. Wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our table was outside but toward the back so we didn't have a great water view, but it's was sufficient. I actually like the indoor water view tables better because you are higher up and can see the water better. Also it was very warm and very bright until sunset. Thought the doughnuts ( seafood fritters ) were good but expect deep fried and a little oily. Sole was excellent! Three of us had it and one had steamed lobster, also excellent. One of us started out with special striped bass dinner but sent it back because it was very dry. He ordered the sole afterward and loved it. All in all good experience and we would go back. Maybe ask for an inside water view table though."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was overall happy with the experience here. The service was very attentive and the restaurant honored all our requests, seating us right at the designated time and in the requested area. The lobster my girlfriend ordered was very much to her liking. The steak I had was a well cooked, fresh, and quality piece of meat but not the best I have had. The sides of potatoes were slightly under cooked. I would definitely return, but I would choose a different entree"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food with fast friendly service. I WOULD GO BACK. I recommend reservations for lunch on weekends"
    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