The Mooring Restaurant
Baked native fish, scallops, shrimp, lobster, cognac shellfish, cream, pastry crust
Lobster, shrimp, sea scallops, tomato-garlic butter sauce, fresh herbs, angel hair pasta
Great! Service was excellent and the harvest seafood salad plate was yummy. It included a good size piece of salmon, small lobster tail and three shrimp. Plenty of greens with cranberries, apple and pecans.
Went here on a weekend trip, looked forward to it and did my research. Made a reservation for two on a Saturday night well in advance. Came on time, got sat right in the front, table and atmosphere were less than desirable for someone who made a reservation a week in advance and the rest of the restaurant looked much nicer. I politely asked to be moved or if there was another Available table and was told no by a snotty young girl upset that I even asked.
So we sat down and a young disinterested waitress came to take our order at which time we were honest and told her we weren't sure if we were staying (the seat was that horrible) after a little debate we decided to stay and make the most of it.
I waited to try their "donuts" they advertise which sounded delicious, I told the waitress that and told her we were going to stay and make the most of it and we knew our seat was not her fault.
The donuts were ok at best.
The wine was good (but we knew what we ordered)
The fish and chips was gross where the batter needed to be picked off to eat the fish
The lobster roll was the worst I ever had and overpriced. It was fresh but had no taste at all.
We weren't given the option for substitution with our sides and nothing was salted or seasoned we got
Very bland dinner.
We politely asked for sauce and some mayo for our food and even that was too much of an imposition for the waiter that brought our food to the table
They advertise that they do seafood...very small selection of sea food on the menu.
I felt like I was eating a $100 meal in a friendlys or dennys restaurant with worse service.
Save your money and go eat somewhere else for the price.
They were able to sit us outside so that was nice.
Good food and great service in a beautiful location. I had made reservations for 2 well ahead of our visit, so I was disappointed that they sat us a table that had no ocean view right next to the server's station full of bottles of cleaner. My partner did ask for a table change and the staff was fantastic about moving us.
Lisa was a fantastic server and even gave us some inside scoop on some of the luxury yachts docked nearby.
Tip: Order the seafood tower!
Not very enjoyable
Portuguese Cod and Spicy Seafood Linguini were delicious. Pumpkin ice cream was a nice treat also. The outdoor patio was very nice, felt very comfortable.
First time there. Good is amazing, service is nice and helpful. I would definitely be back every time I’m in town.
Excellant food and service at a downtown Newport dockside restaurant. Clam chowder and lobster doughnuts were wonderful
The only bad thing is that parking and they charge you to park and don’t validate! Bad customer service!
Wonderful waterfront location, food consistently very good, servers most often knowledgeable about menu, outside dining available. Inexpensive parking can be a problem on season. My husband and I eat at the Mooring 5 or 6 times a year.
Service was excellent
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Unfortunately my wife and I did not have the experience we expected. The location is great and right on the water. My wife had the salmon special which was very dry and over cooked. I had the stuffed lobster. The lobster was carved out and filled with 2 shrimp and 2 scallops that were covered in a large amount of loose breadcrumbs. I would have expected better for $45. We also tried the bag of donuts, dough stuffed with lobster and shrimp, that was a top rated appetizer. It was not. It hardly contained any lobster or shrimp and was 95% dough. We went here during the off season and it was not that crowded. I would have expected to have received better quality food for the price from such a highly rated restaurant. If we visit Newport again I would choose the raw bar. Those dishes looked way nicer with more food than the ones we received. Overall I would not recommend. We were in Newport for a week and we ate better quality food at other restaurants both on and off the Thames Wharf.
When we arrived they found our reservation right away. They seated us in a noisy area but when we asked for a quieter table they were very amiable to move us. They moved us to a beautiful water view table in a quiet part of the restaurant which had wonderful ambiance . The food was exceptional especially the bag of donuts. The filet melted in my mouth Our sever Jennifer was the best. I would go back in a heartbeat
Food and service was amazing definitely will be going back!
The newly renovated “patio” is light and airy. Really nice with appropriate spacing
We sat by an open window with a heater above us and felt so very safe.
Food was delicious.
Delicious and great view
My husband and I dined here while visiting from out of town - it came recommended by our Airbnb host and we are glad we tried it. The patio was enclosed, so on a cool evening we were comfortable but still had a nice view of the boats and the water. Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious. We thought it a good value for the price.
We had a great experience! Wonderful food, great service and a safe lovely setting! My favorite restaurant in Newport
Beautiful views and delicious food! Always a great time.
Best restaurant in downtown Newport with beautiful views of the harbor. The food is fantastic and the staff are wonderful. Great place to dine when in Newport.
Great food and Ambiance. You cant go wrong with a dinner reservation here.
You really can't go wrong in Newport. So many wonderful places to eat with great menus and amazing experiences. The Mooring makes the extra effort. You do not feel at all taken for granted. Even though they have a packed house every night, the manager (Justin) still made an extra effort to make sure our evening was a hit.
We will be back... again and again.
My sons food was very salty. The fish and chips batter was doughy. Pricy for food that was just average.
As usual, it was fantastic.
Great service. Great food. Great times.
Excellent service and food
Limited menu choices, especially if you're not into seafood. Lovely setting. Our server was excellent.
We ended up sitting at the bar. Andy was awesome, very attentive and personable. I can't wait to go back!
Get the bag of donuts!
Outstanding restaurant located right on the wharf/marina. Lobster was exceptional and sweet! Well worth a visit!!
The enclosed outdoor serving area is very well done and views of marina were awesome!
Excellent menu selection. “Bag of donuts” is a must at the Mooring...we order it every time!!!
Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent view. What more could you want?
Great sunset view. Great service. Enjoyed speaking to Justin and Alvaro (?)
Food was great! Our waiter was so nice. We were out celebrating our engagement! Gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate!
Ate outdoors. Quiet, beautiful view, delicious food. Was perfect. Celebrated our 40th anniversary.
We’ve been going to The Mooring restaurant for a few years now. Besides another Newport Restaurant Group facility in Tiverton, we only dine at one other eatery off the Island. The staff and food are first rate at the Mooring. Great selection of wines also.
The food is always excellent at the Mooring. My wife and I make it a habit to visit the Mooring every time we vacation in Newport, RI. I've never had a bad meal at the Mooring. It' truly a gem of Newport.
Food was fantastic, we ordered way to much. Everything was awesome!! Service was quick and friendly.
This has been our second time having dinner at The Mooring and it has become one of our top favorites. Justin and the crew do a great job!!
The Mooring Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 6269 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.