Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • The Mooring Restaurant

  • Online Reservations

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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Our first time to Newport and tried the Mooring Restaurant for our daughters 16th birthday. We have a beautiful table outdoors as the sun went down. Food was delicious and service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Arrived about 2 hours before sunset. You'll want to be careful to bring shades and a hat since the sun does come into the restaurant. Great to watch the boats come in and the sun set."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great view and "feel," but very noisy when there's a full house. Food was very good, but portion sizes were a bit lacking and the seafood fritters didn't contain a lot of seafood. Drinks were good, but smallish and didn't seem to contain a lot of alcohol. Waiter was attentive, but food was not quick in arriving (not his fault). It was served hot though, which is more important than timing."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I took some time out of our busy schedules to spend some us time...We totally enjoyed everything from the bread in a bag, the chowder that was a smooth as silk to our main entrees..the waitress was wonderful also.."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The location and ambiance is good for groups and families. It was very noisy whether sitting inside or out. Service was outstanding, my entree was not so. I had "fresh" striped bass which was thin, way over cooked and coated with some crusty mixture, was supposed to be pan roasted. Not a good way to serve fresh caught fish. The manager was understanding enough and did the right thing removing it from my bill. That action alone would bring me back for a second chance."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We asked for a table outside as it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon; we waited a little but the view of the harbor was great. The only down side was that as the sun set it became a little too hot, but we had finished our dinner anyway. I had the crab cake and my husband had the scallop chowder for appetizers; both were delicious. For the entrée I had the Bass special, served with some root vegetables and light sauce. My husband had the Tuna which was served with a small amount of summer squash. We ordered a bottle of wine; the first selection was not available but we selected a nice red that went well with our meal. Our server was attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "From the hostess to the bus boys and everyone in between - excellent, attentive, professional, service ! The food was excellent - no criticism possible. The menu was varied enough but maintains its allegiance to the sea (after all you are sitting a few feet above salt water!) Sure it was pricey but if you're on a budget go to Wendy's. The wine list was immense but presented in an easily sorted data base format on a tablet. Dessert was excellent but not so huge that you regretted ordering it... perfect sweet to end an excellent meal. JUST GO"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner was great. Meal, wine and service were perfect. Dan was great, the bag of donuts lived up to its billing, seafood salad was even better. Well done!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Folks were getting turned away or wait for a half hour to hour wait. Maitre D got us a great table on deck by water. Excellent raw bar! Service was good and food awesome. Looks like a great bar if there are no Open Table reservations available."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food was great but with a group of 6 it would have been nice to have an additional beverage list. Maybe have back ups on paper? I understand things change quickly and i love the details you can get about the wines and beers but it was just tricky to get it around to everyone at the table. I feel like it made us add 15 mins to our ordering time because everyone needed a turn for the most part."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Excellent meal, as always. Scallop chowder was thick, creamy, with lots of sea scallops - wonderful. Salmon entre was excellent, while the fish & chips was good, but more than could be consumed at one sitting. Great wine list. Thumbs up all around."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I normally don't leave reviews but the food here was excellent. It came out super hot which I find most places it is the plate that is hot from sitting under the lights! Not here! The sides were great! I have a shellfish allergy and they really took the time to be sure that my food was perfect. Will most definatly return here again and soon!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food was very bland tasting. I had the swordfish and it had no flavor. Food is definitely no worth the prices. Would never recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Was not disappointed. Love love love the food and service!! Pricy but worth it!!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Made reservations through Open Table for lunch, requested outdoor seating and even though there was a wait for people walking in, we were able to sit outside which was very nice. I ordered the salmon BLT wrap which was excellent, my husband ordered the fish & chips which were very good as well as my daughter's shrimp w/crab sauce and a mango salsa. One of my daughter's does not like seafood except for tuna so she had a difficult time finding something to eat on the menu. The tuna sounded great but she is allergic to peppers and although it is not stated in the menu, after asking the waiter, learned that it had a lot of peppers, maybe they should add that to the description. The calamari appetizer was great, tender and fresh."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Good food presented well great service and atmosphere Highly recommend for any visit"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "It's always difficult traveling with a young child who has a life threatening food allergy. Meal time can create a little anxiety in us all. And that's when we are relieved to not only find a non-chain restaurant with great food, but one that is also very aware of food allergies. Because we made our reservation through OpenTable and made note of the allergy, the restaurant was already aware when we arrived. Our server went out of her way to explain how they would protect my daughter from her allergen and what she could eat from the menu. She also made note that a pepper mixture for bread dipping contained an allergen - something I had even forgotten about. It's one of the relaxing dining experiences we have had AND the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "It was my mother's 91 birthday. We had an excellent table. The service from host, wait staff, to bus boy was friendly and simply well done. They even handled the scooter. We have very good food. I highly recommend The Mooring."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and so fresh. We had the oysters, mussels, clam chowder, stuffed lobster and brownie dessert. All incredible. Our waitress was a little slow and didn't come around often but very sweet non the less."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We did expect a little more from the food to be honest. Although the appetizers were good the entrees not so much. I ordered stripped bass with turnips and potatoes. The fish way overcooked (burned and dry) with a sweet sauce that did not go well at all. The Portuguese cod was a great dish. Everything else was excellent, the wine selection, ambiance, exceptional service and the scenic view."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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
  • "Despite its mass of transient diners, the mngmnt & staff make you feel so welcome. This trip to Newport is an annual summer outing from Sthrn CT for my wife and I & usually another couple. Last summer, we saw the introduction of the wine list on the iPad, a really nice touch. This summer we saw the staff using "Tidy Tables" to wipe off the tables. I always roll my eyes when you see a table being wiped with the same cloth table after table without being washed in-between. "Tidy Tables" gives a clean sanitized table every time. Well done The Moorings. Just goes to show, complacency does not fit in at The Moorings. And as usual, the food is well worth the two hour drive from CT. See you in September at the boat show."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The raw bar was great, but the rest of the food was just so-so. Our server was friendly and efficient. Make sure to sit outside."
    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
  • "We had a lovely meal with great service. The scallops and corn pudding were sublime. It was our first trip to Newport and we would recommend The Mooring for the food, the service and the ambience. Thank goodness we had a reservation, because there was an hour wait for a table. We plan to return to Newport and will most certainly visit The Mooring."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Good food very relaxed atmosphere a must when you are in Newport."
    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