The Mooring Restaurant
The Mooring Restaurant

The Mooring Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mooringrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (401) 846-2260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Fri. & Sat. 11:30am – 10pm
    Sun. – Thurs. 11:30am – 9pm

  • 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 888-759-5557x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Mooring Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
482 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (354)great for outdoor dining (295)special occasion (216)fit for foodies (191)good for groups (167)romantic (166)great for lunch (132)notable wine list (114)neighborhood gem (107)hot spot (104)vibrant bar scene (80)kid-friendly (56)great for brunch (35)late-night find (27)Show More
  • A last minute gem.
    adatenight
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    My girl friend and I were looking for a nice place to dine for the evening. The 1st place we choose was going to close before we could get there and then we came across the Mooring Restaurant. We saw that we could make a reservation via Open Table and we did. Well did we ever do the right thing. The food was very tasty and the place felt grown up and refined enough for 2 adults. Service was professional and friendly. To any one living in RI or planning a vacation to RI I would suggest putting the place on your dinner list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    Bridge3
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was exceptional - tasty, interesting, plated beautifully. The server quite knowledgeable about menu and able to take care of my husband's severe dairy allergy. Too bad it was so cold out - the view looked amazing! Would like to come back in season (although as locals, we try to avoid the summer crowd in Newport!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday, he's still talking about the tuna special he had. Service was great, food was delicious, will definitely dine again on our next trip to Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    Caroline36
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I took my mother here for her 70th Birthday!! She really enjoyed it. We had a great meal and the waitress was great!! I had asked for a dessert with a candle and the waitress brought my mother's favorite dessert!! My only complaint is that we had to ask 3 times for bread that did not arrive until half way through our salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is a place to go in the summer,
    mojoe
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    we seat outside closed in, first seat too hot, next to heater, second seat to cold, next to window, then a boat start up and all the diesel can in, NOT A PLACE FOR THE WINTER ON OUTDOOR SPACE. INSIDE LOOK VERY VERY NICE, next time will ask to side inside, or go in the summer. food was great, service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    gr8necca
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Fabulous place would recommend it to anyone that is in Newport. A must try is the bag of donuts!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went for restaurant week and the menu was amazing. All the portions were sizable and each course was better than the last! It was an overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • richies
    chris
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I has such so hopes for this lunch but was sadly disappointed, especially since I was bringing a new friend here. The chowder was good but a little salty. What can I say about the tenderloin sandwich? I've had better at Walt's Roast Beef :(. The ice cream brownie was good but there was no moistness to the brownie.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful decor, great location
    Marianne
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It definitely lived up to our expectations. Within walking distance from our hotel. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would visit again if ever in Newport at another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Resturant Week!
    DrFunZ
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Lunch during Restaurant Week - a great menu. Appetizer: cured salmon crostini. Excellent; not salty. Entrée: Beef Tenderloin Sandwich. flavorful w/crispy onion rings/ spicy aioli. The meat itself needed a sauce; it was dry . The fries were seasoned well, delicious. Chocolate Pretzel brownie w/ ice cream, caramel sauce. Didn't taste the pretzel, but still yummy. My friend had the Oysters and raved about them. Salmon,/spinach/red risotto- she didn't say anything about it. To me, the fish portion looked small and overcooked. I'd have sent it back. Service was good. But we had a chatty waiter which I find annoying. Just take my order, give me my food and go away until I call you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    Jeru23
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was great, and the server was really good as well. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking to have a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always.
    Awesome
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food and service was great as it always is when we go to The Mooring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Rita
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We went for lunch during Newport Restaurant Week. The Salmon was perfect. The clam chowder delicious. The view very special. The server was delightful and attentive. Go!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • November Restaurant Week
    SMNYC
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were pleased to see that the restaurant was crowded on a Monday during November Restaurant Week. The sun was shining and our window table was a pleasant backdrop for our lunch. The chowder did not disappoint. The salmon entree was generously portioned and tasty. Personally prefer my Cookie N Cream gelato to have more cookie chunks however it was creamy and nicely portioned to complete the meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    bajc11
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for dinner - and had a very delicious meal. The service was very professional, yet friendly without being intrusive or pretentious. No drivel about locally sourced clams from the third rock in. The chef de cuisine here seems to have a good idea of how to combine creativity and adventurousness into actual edible food. Each of the three dishes which most appealed to me had components to which I was allergic. I said this, and the server, Ashely, worked with me to select a dish which could eliminate the offending ingredient without compromising the dish. When it was served, the maitre d'hotel came to the table to assure me that the chef had supervised the prep to ensure I would have no reaction. This kind of accountability is rare. Go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were visiting my girlfriends son in Newport. It was out first time in the area. The service was very good but our food was less than satisfactory. Pork chop was not seasoned. Seafood pasta was very oily and the lobster had to be returned twice because it was undercooked. Underwhelmed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Saturday Night Dinner!
    LoRita
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Three adults enjoyed a special birthday dinner choosing to use the Restaurant Week Menu - all of us were more than happy with all three courses! The desserts were outstanding; the best brownie combo and gelato ever! Nick, our waiter, was delightful! For a Saturday night we were not rushed and everything was served with attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newport restaurant week
    luvinwhatishappening
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Never having been to The Mooring, we thought we would give it a try. Unfortunately we were disappointed. My Caesars salad was wilty, my husband's sweet potato mash came with burnt pieces, and my dessert was tasteless. We expected more for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great experience. Attentive service. Delicious food especially seafood dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    Food4foodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my 4th time back to this restaurant and will definitely be back again. The food is delicious and the service was very good. The restaurant gas a fun vibe around it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a great time here. Too bad we missed the sunset. I think it would have been perfect. Our waiter, David was very accommodating and knowlegable. He had a great sense of humor and made us feel welcomed! The food was fantastic and DELISH! Next time we visit we will definitely come back to eat at the Mooring Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    Lora
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Good food. Nicely done. Great service. What more could you ask?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hedonist
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had lobster, it was very tender and tasty, one of the best we ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Lunch
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    i was with a client and totally enjoyed the entire experience of dining at lunch time in a relaxed manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We were there on a Sunday night and the food was excellent, service was tops. Such an all round classy place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissappointing
    jagfood
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    highly rated and we are foodies. Very disappointing
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood find
    Betsytowner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Rather large, a little noisey but an excellent and popular find for seafood in a popular seaport environment. A 'fun' dining atmosphere. We had an excellent waiter which contributed to making the evening a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one to remember
    23yrsandcounting
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our first visit to Newport. Thank goodness a friend told us to come here for dinner. Wonderful atmosphere. Lively and hoping. We had a steak and lobster dinner and the seafood pasta. Both were amazing. Our server was friendly and attentive. When we told him it was our anniversary he brought us a champagne toast. Nice touch! Would absolutely recommend and hope to make it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great Newport spot
    BobinNewport
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waitress that night was excellent- she attended to all our requests, and the food was very good and well presented. Fall is the best time to go. Make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening!
    ProudMom
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a graduation from Naval Officer Candidate School and it was the perfect choice! We had a nice comfortable table with half booth seating for our group of six, great ambience, very attentive and accurate server who gave us plenty of time to enjoy our evening there. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, their delicious, perfectly prepared dinners and dessert. I was very touched when our server brought our son and his girlfriend a complimentary after dinner drink to congratulate him and thank him for his service. Highly recommend The Mooring for a special celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Mooring Resturant is a local gem in Newport. The food is excellent, the location is senic,and the staff and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undercooked food & poor service
    ajay
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Mooring isn't an inexpensive restaurant, which is fine. But what you're getting is nowhere near what you pay for. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night, and the service was *extremely* inattentive. The waitress would not spend more than 30 seconds at our table after dropping by to drop menus/food off. Bread was served in a non-descript brown paper bag, and dropped off in a hurry without a word. Multiple dishes weren't cooked properly (uncooked potatoes in the fish dishes, undercooked brussel sprouts in our side dish). Large restaurant, inattentive service, meh food. Go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful night
    NorthEnder
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement at the Mooring this past weekend. I called ahead to inform the restaurant of this special event and they were very accommodating. We got a great table overlooking the water. Dan, our waiter, was attentive and very professional. The food and wine was excellent. We couldn't have ask for a place to celebrate our special day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and service
    matfon
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    will go back for patio dining in spring! food and service were great --
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ambience was lovely. We were a party of four, and our server, Mary, was exceptional. Food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible meal
    Stevo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing. The dessert was incredible also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mahi and Steak for foodies
    Jean
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    New combinations with ingredients like beets, quinoa and arugula pesto enliven the traditional New England entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central location, good fish options
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great view of the sunset. Good raw bar, loved the big crisp shrimp. Service was attentive. Not a fancy place, but a good option when in town. Busy and popular depot, so food is fresh. Chop salad was interesting an flavorful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been coming for years
    Meant2Be
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and service is always spot on. We had the seafood pasta and it was very generous in portion size with plenty of scallops and shrimp.... my sister loved it so much she helped me finish mine after finishing hers!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mooring
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Mooring is our favorite restaruant when we visit Newport, RI. Great for all sesasons! and food and service is excellent. Alwways imaccuately clean. The wine and drinks are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate