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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
  • "Had a wonderful time on July 4th weekend. Newport was crazy busy so the Mooring was a nice break from the mob scene. The seating right on the waterfront was great with nice views and great breezes. The restaurant was busy but the staff handled everything nicely. Service was prompt and efficient but not hurried. The food was very good with the outstanding being the turf and surf sliders. Delicious."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had an outdoor table right overlooking the harbor and front row seats for a spectacular 4th fireworks display...which was an added treat! Our waiter, Dan was awesome and attentive. Food was great, especially the oysters and champagne (we got a dozen, 2 from each area..and then another half of our favorites). It was a perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We sat outside on a warm Thursday night and I can tell you it was very loud. Not only with the people, but the wind. Great for groups and catching up with friends. Food was good. I had lobster and beer sliders that were delicious. Pasta entree was just ok. They were out of the mix for all of their dessert cocktails which was a disappointment. Had the Guinness milkshake instead which was a huge disappointment. It seemed like they just dumped beer and milk in a glass and mixed it up - not very good - not even a decent presentation. Anyway, the waitress was okay, didn't wasn't very welcoming. I would definitely request to sit on the lower level outside because the upper level isn't very cozy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Several locals suggested The Mooring, and even touted it as the "best restaurant in Newport". This restaurant is decent but not memorable. The best thing going for this place is the ambiance and views. The wine list is extensive but the prices are what you'd expect at a touristy waterfront restaurant. The wine list was provided on a tablet where reviews of the wine were included, which was a nice service. In general, the food was a bit bland. The bag of rolls was undercooked and doughy. As we left the restaurant, we watched the host sternly speaking to one of the guests in the waiting area. I don't know what the person did, but it was unprofessional on the part of the host."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was extremely crowded on the 5th, night of the fireworks..I was concerned that our dinner was going to be cold and not cooked properly..our meal was 5 star, well presented, and as good as anything in NYC..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was the first time to visit the Moorings on the 4th of July weekend. Very pleasant experience, professional service, and great food. We ordered apps only and the proportion size was large and very good. We would return again to this restaurant again as the food atmosphere are great and location is on the water with a Marina view!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I read a lot about The Mooring prior to dinning, and it lived up to the positive reviews. It's clear the Chef knows how to treat seafood correctly. Yes, it's pricy. However, most of Newport is pricy. If you splurge one night, this is the place. Better yet, try lunch, first. Then go back for dinner if you were happy. That's what we did."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We definetly go back food and service was excellent"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A favorite place that consistently comes through. The wait staff is friendly and informed on the menu. The atmosphere is amazing, and comfortable. The tables are a nice distance apart and you do not feel over crowded or on top of the next table. There is a plentiful menu of oysters and many other appetizers to start your meal. The entree menu has something for everyone, and nicely plated. A must do while in Newport, and if you're local do often:)"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Beautiful harbor views and outstanding cuisine! Enjoy the complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Impeccable service, beautiful and romantic atmosphere, and delicious food. A great experience all around. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "From beginning to end we had a great experience. We love coming to the mooring for the food, view, and service. The sole francaise was excellent. You will not be disappointed here."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had the best time at this restaurant. From the hostesses to the bartenders to the servers everything was perfection. We live in Brooklyn and both work in the restaurant business and we plan on taking the three hour drive to Newport just to visit this restaurant again. Words don't do this restaurant justice so just make the reservation while you can. The place was packed and everyone was having a great time. The service was also friendly. I just cannot say enough good things!!! We even visited the sister restaurant the Smokehouse the next day for lunch, and it did not disappoint. Excellent restaurant group."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waiter was excellent. Food just OK. Corner table at the waterfront at sunset. Can't beat it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were there for a 9 meal and the servers, bartenders, etc could not have been nicer. Even thought we were the last party to leave (had 5 people), we never felt rushed and the service stayed top notch through out our meal (even with lots of questions about the menu). The view is great and when it got chillier, plastic "windows" were put down to keep the outside dining space comfortable. We would go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is nice for outside, very casual dining. My husband and I prefer a quieter setting. The view is beautiful though and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. We shared the donuts that were recommended, basically friend dough with a bit of seafood and a great sauce. Not our favorite! I had the salmon which was tasty and my husband had the tuna, which he really liked as well. Our server jonathon was wonderful! Friendly and very informative."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Nice selection, good service, outdoor seating available."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Mooring is the type of restaurant one would expect from Newport--very busy and energetic but very good food and wonderful views of the ocean. It is a little over crowded and noisy but again its a very popular place and quite successful. I would never go without a reservation ahead of time. If you are looking for romantic and cozy, this is not the place for you, however if you want excellent seafood with an excellent view, then it is worth the trip."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Booked a birthday dinner for my girlfriend here - we were seated immediately in the outside area (we were asked whether we preferred inside vs outside). The service was super fast and the waiter was very attentive! My water was replaced immediately with a new one when I discovered a bug inside the glass. All in all, we spent a little over $100 for the dinner, which is very reasonable in my opinion for a very nice, delicious dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good seafood in the Newport area!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My wife and I visited this restaurant one evening on our anniversary vacation. It was a bit noisier than we were expecting, but the view was great and the food was wonderful. We ordered two raw oysters each (a first for us) and the waitress explained the technique for eating them. We then moved on to the single most flavorful bucket of mussels we've ever had, with bits of ham, onion and a broth with just the right amount of spice. The entrees were just the right size, well arranged and cooked just as ordered. The desserts were very underwhelming (we sent the creme brulee back as it had seemed to curdle), but we overlooked that due to all the other great food!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The mooring never disappoints. Newport is my second home and whenever friends are in town and they want a fantastic dining experience and the freshest of fish, this is where I bring them. recently had a friend in from London whose main goal was to have some great fish. We started with a 1/2 dozen oysters which were gone in seconds b/c they were so good. The onto some tuna tartar and scallop chowder - the chowder has scallops in it the size of a golf ball. I had the swordfish which was so perfect and he had the striped bass. On top of this, we were late for our reservation which they had no problem with and because of the occassion sat us in one of the best tables out on deck overlooking the yachts we dream of owning. Do Not miss here"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great service, food and ambience. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Staff accommodated change of table and food allergy restrictions without the blink of an eye. Everyone we met was friendly and open to questions about specific entrees. Responses were honest and suggestions were right on target. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE the Mooring !! It was my Birthday and my entree was complimentary !! Thank You for a great Birthday !"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great experience and food, will definately go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The moorings is my go to restaurant in Newport out of all the restaurants on Aquidneck Island and beyond- great view, wonderful setting and the food is always reliable"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was out first time here and what a great place to take my boyfriend for his 26th birthday dinner,excellent waitress Julie,great customer service,overall I would recommend it and definitely coming again"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Lobster was delicious. Superb views"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at the Mooring Restaurant in Newport RI this past Friday evening. We had a reservation for 7:30 PM and were seated promptly. We had requested a table near the window with views of the water and our request was met. Our server "Sky" was very attentive, friendly and helpful in making our menu choices. We both ordered Filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly. We shared the "Devil Dog dessert and it was amazing!! Everything from the service, to the food, to the view was top notch! I would definitely recommend this restaurant, but be sure to make a reservation as it is very popular."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Mooring Restaurant came highly recommended by several websites as well as friends who had been to Newport (my family and I are from Washington DC) and did NOT disappoint. From start to finish the food was amazing, the service was great (considering how packed the restaurant was) and the wine list was definitely outstanding as well. I can't even eat shellfish and I loved it, and my dad said they were the best clams he had ever had--this from a man who has tried raw bars up and down the eastern seaboard and gulf coast. Also, the seafood doughnuts are definitely not to be missed. My mom and husband said they could've made a meal off of those alone! If you're in Newport, you need to try this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food, service, staff and location were all fabulous. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about all of the ingredients in each dish she described."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a terrific time. Wait staff was professional and manager was very nice. Food was incredible."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The donuts are super super GOOD! Definitely get them."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservation. The host said quote they're just setting your table now unquote. We were left standing for more than 30 minutes before we were seated. The noise level was overwhelming - not enough sound absorbing material. Food: quantity versus quality seems to be the rule these days - which is not always appreciated. Food was good but not exceptional. Wait staff was efficient."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My friends and I booked dinner reservations during our stay in Newport. The place was packed when we arrived yet our table was ready. The outside dining area was closed for a private party but we were promised a table as close to the window as possible, and they came through! Everything we ate here was delicous - the bread, the salad special of the day, raw clams, bag of donuts, and our entrees. We were totally pleased."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The Mooring is very nice! The service is outstanding and welcomes young children. The views are lovely and the food is good too."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Outside dinning area was too noisy due to a very large group that was seated and the wait staff, my guests and other customers had a hard time hearing each other. Other than that it is a great restaurant to dine at in the area."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "On a sunny evening seated under a canopy facing the harbor the service was top notch as well as the lobster, stuffed lobster, and martinis."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great Service, Great food, memorable family night, We had a delicious dinner with a family of four including a 4 year old, and the staff was amazing, table was perfectly placed for a great Father's day celebration!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014