The Mooring Restaurant
Had reservation but kept us waitingWhat the point of reservations if they are just going to make you wait 20 minutes to be seated. Service was great once we were seated. Food good but a bit overpriced for what you actually get.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFish Fabulous!This was a great choice for our first night in Newport. It's a large bustling loud upscale seafood house on the waterfront. Service and staff were knowledgable. They have fritters they call bag of donuts with a great smokey dipping sauce that we would recommend. All our entrees were quality but the chicken was very small but organic.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitress on time and friendly.Waitress on time and friendly. Seated on time. Very busy night, but everything was fresh, timely and of excellent quality. I'll be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with a viewWe celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. We were given a table outside with a fantastic view of the harbour and sun set. The service was excellent and several of the staff wished us a happy anniversary which was a really nice touch. The bag of donuts and the sliders were tasty appetisers. I had the swordfish and my husband had the scallops - both we're beautifully prepared and presented. In the UK we are lucky to have a number of really good restaurants to chose from where we live. The Moorings was therefore a lovely find and definitely the best restaurant we ate at in Newport RI6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal on a foggy nightA great meal on a foggy night in Newport. Sat on the heated deck and loved the atmosphere with the fog in the marina outside. Oysters, Bluefish and Fluke were outstanding.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent eveningWe enjoyed an excellent evening at Moorings. The decor is lovely and the food was great!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNo parking compWe drove to the restaurant but were surprised by a $10.00 no comp. parking charge. I was told it could be $20.00 on the weekends or for special events. We usually walk from our hotel but did not on this night.
We go to the Mooring when we are in Newport and always find the food to be very good along with good service. They bring hot rolls in a brown bag . We always enjoyed them but they seemed a little different on our last visit. Our waitress told us they changed suppliers. Usually consistent good food and service.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, we focusedExcellent food, we focused on the seafood-centric options and were not disappointed. Desserts were the only weak point.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitor.Service, food, atmosphere, all of it was superb! The donuts are a wonderful surprise, we had never had them before.
I had the fluke as it was the daily special and my husband had the fish and chips, we were extremely happy with our choices.
I don't know if we will be back your way but if we are we will surely return. The least we will do is highly recommend you to others headed your way.
We were at your sister restaurant, The Hemenway, the evening before and I would give them the same fine rating! By the way they had recommended you, but we already had our reservations made!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our Favorites!We always make a trip to The Moorings! The food and atmosphere are terrific! Thanks for making another great Newport memory for us!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood seafood and good serviceGood seafood and good service while watching the boats sail into Newport harbor as the sun sets. What more could you want?
My Portugese roasted cod was lovely, and a cinnamon basil gelato made a perfect not-too-sweet ending.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite restaurant. ThisA favorite restaurant. This night we sat on the back deck overlooking the harbor. We a beautiful sunset, the food was just that much more favorable. Diver scallops were prepared perfectly and an ever changing oyster selection. Everything was as always fresh. One of the most extensive wine lists in Newport.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFun by the WaterReally enjoyed our lunch. Food was very good, service was excellent, and the view to die for.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood heavenThe oysters were so fresh and delicious we had to have a second round of them! I had never tried scallop clam chowder before, and it was so ridiculously good. Even the bread was delicious. My boyfriend had a swordfish sandwich, it wasn't a piece of meat, but rather breaded like a crabcake, and also very tasty. It was crowded even during our 4:45 pm reservation, so service was slow, but well worth the wait! The food was superb!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere.Great food and atmosphere. Service is wonderful, very friendly staff. I loved the Bag of Donuts concept for the appetizer. It was delicious!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic RestaurantThis is the first time we have been to Newport and to The Mooring Restaurant. I have to tell you it was one of the best food we have had in a very long time. We came to Newport because we wanted seafood. The Mooring has an appetizer - A Bag of Doughnuts.....you HAVE TO TRY THESE. Unbelievably fantastic. We have never had anything like these before. Then we moved on to the baked lobster and for dessert we had a fabulous banana cake which was delicious. Of course you have to add our waitress, Rita, who made our dinner and experience one we will never forget.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous spot, classic seafoodThe Mooring is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We love classic seafood, and they do it well. The setting is lovely overlooking the wharf in Newport. The ambiance is upscale nautical, the servers are attentive, wine list is very good, Equally nice for lunch as it is for dinner.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerService was totally spot on, couldnt have been much better. Ambiance is really nice for many different occasions. Food was excellent except some aspects were a tiny bit bland but did not ruin the dish whatsoever. Prices are high but I'll be back for sure.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSunset View of HarborThe Mooring is always a treat, excellent views, wide range selection on menu, great service and good value.
Become a Fare Reward Member and enjoy a free Birthday menu "on the house" as an extra special treat.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to The Mooring forWe went to The Mooring for a graduation lunch on a sunday afternoon. The place was extremely well-staffed and we never had to wait for anything, which was great. They bring out fresh rolls and butter at the beginning which were also great. We started with the "donuts" stuffed with lobster, shrimp and crab and had nothing but rave reviews. The clam chowder wasn't the best i've ever had, but it was still delicious. Overall everyone had a great time and its overlooking the water which can't be beat. Would definitely come here again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location!We went to The Mooring to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. Enjoyed a beautiful view, great service, and phenomenal food. We will definitely dine there again when we are in the area.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSalve Graduation-EveWell planned menu. Pricey ($61 lobster when there is an over-supply ?), but great prep and fast service.
Wait-staff is exceptional. Very attentive.
Oddly enough, the filet migon is the best entree for this water-side seafood restaurant!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMore at the Mooring - 5 stars !We made reservations using open table. Seated at our table immediately. Prompt and attentive Wait Staff. Food was very good. Some items on menu appear pricey, but would highly recommend to anyone.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat day!Great food with attentive service. Sat inside near a window with great atmosphere. Worth the drive from Connecticut.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Meal in a Great Town!We had friends from out of town and were seated on the deck with the plastic sheets pulled down as it was cool evening which took the ambiance of the restaurant to zero. Our server was excellent and the food was very good. One disappointment was the beet salad which was too much arugula and rock hard yellow beets, it wasn't good. This is something we would never order again. The "bag of donuts" seafood appetizer was very good and the sauce was very, very good. The entrees were excellent and well served. The wait time was long and the waitress came to the table and said the kitchen was slow because of the big crowd. I like that! She was upfront and told us we would have our meals shortly. Overall, it was a fun, delicious meal!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMprofessional staff, great foodNice to have attentive, professional bartender and waiter. Food was awesome. Only drawback was that it was a little pricey ($10 for a glass of house Malbec?), but it is Newport after all!
Worth the trip.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first experienceThis was our first experience with this establishment. The food and service were outstanding.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwe arrived 30 minutes beforewe arrived 30 minutes before our reservation but they seated us right away! very accommodating, lovely good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day delightMy family surprised me with dinner at the Mooring restaurant this past weekend. I had been there once before and loved the location and the food. When making the reservation, they asked for a table by the windows overlooking the water, and we happily were accommodated. The service was excellent, the waiter was attentive, and the meals were brought in a timely manner. Everyone was happy and for me that's a sign of a good restaurant. I know we'll be back to the Mooring on our next visit to Newport.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsYou can count on The Mooring for a great meal. Their staff is super and makes for a wonderful dining experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHarbor View with Great FoodWe enjoyed lunch on the screened in patio. It was windy and a tad cool outside, but they had heaters. The food was great. We tried the lobster-beef slider appetizer. It was unusual with an interestin taste. I would order it again. We also had the fish and chips - wonderful. Husband had the sole and thought it was outstanding. We were there with two small kids and the waitstaff was very good with them. It is a beautiful place and could be more formal in the evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time thereThis was our first time to the Mooring. We heard great reviews from friends and family who have been there. Wine was great, staff were excellent as was the food and the ambiance. The only minor negative was we made a reservation online which was confirmed when we walked in. However we had to wait 30 mins past our reservation time for a table. For us it was not a problem as we were on vacation time. We would defiantly return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for fulfilling myThank you for fulfilling my special request, we asked to be seated on the patio with a view of the water and boats. When we arrived the hostess welcomed us and knew who we were, our table was waiting and it was exactly what we requested. The waitress was very friendly and made suggestions to the menu that were perfect. We live in Miami and will revisit . Btw our 8 month old was greated with open arms.
We recommend the moornings thumbs up.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. WhenExcellent experience. When I made reservations I asked for a table with a view because it was my boyfriend's bday. They set us up with a great view of the water and we watched the sun set while we ate. Everything was delicious. We started with oysters from the raw bar-very fresh. Then we had the tuna tartar which was perfect. my entree was thr atlantic salmon...which was cooked perfectly. It was juicy and had great flavor. My date had the scallops and they were gorgeous. Paired nicely with chorizo. For dessert he was brought the bavarian with a candle for his bday. I had the pistachio gelato and it was creamy and delicious. Overall, we had a great experience!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary LunchFriendly hostess. Attentive waitstaff. Excellent overall experience. I had asked a long time Newport friend to suggest a lunch spot in Newport. He said "My first and only choice would be the Mooring." It did not disappoint.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMreally fun restaurant. veryreally fun restaurant. very lively. great location with incredible view of water.
food was delicious. Server was excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place!!This place was simply wonderful. We came down to Newport for a single night on a last minute whim and thus were concerned about getting dinner reservations someplace good. We took an earlier-than-normal timeslot of 5:30 PM, and afterwards were psyched that we did. My wife and I loved our meals (I had the flank steak special, and she had the gluten-free lobster, scallop and shrimp dish), though my wife's dish could have used a bit more seasoning. My 8 yr old son, the fish lover that he is, had one of the appetizers to give him his fix of lobster, crab, and shrimp without us having to break the bank to do so. We had a bottle of white wine, which was a delight. The subsequent wine by the glass was less satisfying.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat family lunch for restaurantGreat family lunch for restaurant week!
The Mooring was a great place to bring out of town family to for a taste of Newport!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable RestaurantVery enjoyable Restaurant Week lunch. And server was accommodating especially when we needed some of our food to go. Had a wonderful time. Food was good, view of the fireplace and harbor was wonderful, and service was also good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMit was wonderful, I felt likeit was wonderful, I felt like royalty. Must go back again4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view of Newport harbor,Great view of Newport harbor, friendly energetic staff and local food prepared the way you request. Best dessert was the ice cream sandwich made with fresh macaroon cookies and maple walnut ice cream during restaurant week.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fantastic theService was fantastic the Shrimp and Grits was not great . I have eaten at eh restaurant many times and will be back. I will choose something else from your menu.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner so far this year!I am a Newporter and former professional cook. It was my birthday and Restaurant Week so we chose the Mooring because of the Restaurant Week menu which offered many choices. From walking in the front door to the end of our meal, everything was first class and excellent. We will be back again to try some of the items on the regular menu. I was impressed with the service. It is obvious that servers are trained well and the cooks in the kitchen love food. That is what creates a memorable meal for me. I loved my meal (raw bar, hangar steak & creme brulee) because it was healthy and delicious rather than huge and heavily sauced. The whole environment is comfortable and elegant, the view to die for as well. Thanks.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service. LotsExcellent food, service. Lots of fun things we tried. Their "donuts", oyster shooters, and desert drinks were great4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunch during RestaurantExcellent lunch during Restaurant week -- all four of us loved it. Tell them to hold the fries; they're very good, but way too many. Otherwise, perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. TheThe food was very good. The restaurant even provided a delicious, moist, gluten-free bun you for my sandwich. The service was only fair. My ice cream sandwich dessert was late in getting to the table and all the ice cream was melted.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLate night dinnerThe restaurant was great. The wait staff was very sociable and knowledgable so they were able to guide us on some great menu choices. I recommend people make reservations because the restaurant is full from 5-930 pm every night!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great - we tookThe food was great - we took advantage of the restaurant week menu. It was very busy, but we felt the service could have been better. We each would have ordered another drink, but were never asked if we wanted one. We also had to ask for water refills.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place really has it all:This place really has it all: food, service, ambiance, and price. It's great that we came during restaurant week, but even if we didn't, the prices and food would still be great. Our server, Felecia, was warm and friendly. We'd come back in a heart beat.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Loved the cioppino.Great food. Loved the cioppino. Wait Service was only ok. Friendly staff. Fare rewards is a great program.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM