The Mooring Restaurant
I’m sorry but I ordered lobster ravioli it smell and tasted like fish my husband ordered stop saw it was dry and paper thin. The food is not good here best place for drinks and view do not eat dinner here
The chowder was outstanding, as was the dinner salad. The haddock for the fish and chips was lovely, but could easily have done with MUCH LESS breading.
Glad to hear skabootch and thanks for the feedback. We will share your thoughts with the culinary team who are always looking how we can improve ourselves. We hope you come back soon.
The food was good, but it wasn’t special. I liked the setting, but it was a little loud.
Thank you for the review Michelle. We wish our food had exceeded your expectations but glad you enjoyed the view.
I've been coming here for over 8 years.. food is always good but this time I ordered the scallops and roasted veggies entree but was SHOCKED to find 4 scallops, corn an peas as my 30 dollar meal...if I'm only getting 4 scallops the least u can do is go heavy on the veggies... throw in some potatoes or something of substance to counter the small portion...
Thank you for the feedback MDinCT. We always value hearing from our guests on what they enjoy and what they do not. We will share your feedback with the culinary team who is always looking to make sure our menu brings the most exceptional flavors at fair value to our guests.
Especially enjoyed the warm bread and good service. Great atmosphere with pretty view of sailboats and water. Restaurant was fairly noisy. Would return.
Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the bread and service and we are happy you would come back again. We look forward to seeing you then,
A great laid-back vibe here for a meal on the harbor. We sat outside and Johnny was our excellent waiter. The swordfish special was delicious and we enjoyed the whole experience. It was my birthday and I was given a complimentary crime brûlée for dessert. Highly recommend.
Thank you Marcia! We are glad you enjoyed and honored to have earned your recommendation. You were in good hands with Johnny and we will be sure to pass along the compliments.
We had a wonderful evening. We enjoyed the ambiance and our meal was delicious.
Thankyou Christy! We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us.
We sat on the patio, at the end of the Newport Boat Show, so it was busy. It was our anniversary and the restaurant did a very nice thing: the gave us both a glass of champagne! Service was pretty slow, so eventually they didn’t charge for our salad. We ordered a rather expensive wine, and our waitress handled that part well. My wife ordered the Atlantic Wild caught salmon- it was excellent. I had the yellow tail tuna with stir fry vegetables. I ask for chef’s choice on prep style. He choose Ahi style. Fish was wonderful but it and bed of vegetables were barely warm. It had taken so long to get to this point I chose to eat it as is. Still good, just not great. Water glasses were never filled until we flagged another waiter. All in all we still had a good time. Next time we will pick a less busy time.
Thank you for joining us jkbrawley and we are honored you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed but am sorry to hear that our service was slow. That's never what we like to hear and we will work hard to make improvements. Boat Show weekend is always busy but we never want to sacrifice our standards of exceptional service. Hope you can join us again.
will come again, meal was very good. view exceptional
Thank you Richard! Glad you enjoyed.
Great location on the outside deck (views are of course much better than inside) with view of the marina. Our food was very good, albeit on the expensive side (it is Newport on the water after all). The Lobster roll was considered very good, Caesar Salad with Seared Tuna was also good. The Tuna was excellent, though the portion size was modest, and the salad was good but somewhat overdressed. Overall, four stars, and we would return if we could dine outside.
Thanks for sharing your review CentralMassDiner and we are happy to hear you enjoyed. We look forward to you returning and hope we can get you a table on the patio to enjoy our wonderful harbor.
Celebrating our mother’s 82nd bday. Everyone enjoyed their meal and our server Dan was excellent!
Very happy to hear you all enjoyed and what a happy occasion to celebrate! Our best wishes to your Mom!
My friends and I had a wonderful dining experience at The Mooring this past weekend - the boat show was also on. We had an exceptional waiter - David - who take great care of us!
Thanks for joining us! Boat Show weekend is always hectic around here but we love meeting so many great people and making them happy.
Great food...great service! Hope to return soon!
Thank you Joyful! We hope you return soon too.
The best oysters I’ve ever had. The service was excellent. My lobster was cooked to perfection. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend
Thank you Claudia! We love serving up fresh oysters right from local sources. Glad you enjoy them too. Hope you come back to join us again and thank you for the recommendation.
food was very good ,the cam chowder was out standing great window seat out side,service very good nice night
It was everything we were told. Great. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Well that makes us happy! Glad you enjoyed and hope we see you again.
Terrific food, great service. Lovely oysters.
Thank you LousiStreet! Glad you enjoyed it all.
Maybe we’ll go again. Our salmon, bacon, lettuce and tomato took 40 minutes to arrive—the bacon was superfluous—we wouldn’t order it again. We’ve had much better meals here, but ‘‘tis time we were disappointed.
Thank you for the feedback Jean and we will be sure to pass it along to the culinary team. We never like our guests to be disappointed. We hope that you will give us another try and when you do, we can deliver on a more typical Mooring experience which you have enjoyed in the past.
Celebrated an anniversary.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Great location and very good ambiance. Lobster doughnuts were delicious as an appetizer and the swordfish was amazing. Definitely recommend if you have to take a client out to dinner in Newport
Thank you and we appreciate your recommendation too. We love hosting business dinners and get togethers.
There is a beautiful view from this restaurant. We had difficulty finding parking due to the boat show. We were not familiar with the town and did not realize that they did not have parking.
The waitress was pleasant, although, seemed extremely busy.
The food was good, not outstanding.
Thank you Liza and glad you enjoyed. The Boat Show does present some parking interruptions in Newport, so we are grateful that you were still able to join us and enjoy the view.
The crab cake was tasty and the 🦞 exactly as I like it! The lobster roll needed a little more condiment but that’s ok. The dessert was perfect to be shared.
Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The day was perfect to watch the docked boats.
Thank you Estela. We are happy we served the crab cake just like you like it. We are glad you joined your day with us and hope we see you again.
The Mooring is one of our favorite spots in Newport.
We had a waitress Jennifer who was absolutely amazing and worked with us on or time restraint since we had 45 minutes to catch a sailboat in Goat Island.
Drinks arrived within minutes and food followed within 10.
We will be back soon and definitely will request Jennifer.
Thank you! You were in good hands with Jennifer. Our whole team will always do what they can to make a guest happy - especially when they have to catch a boat. Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again.
Definitely recommend The Mooring! Very attentive wait staff. Great ambience.
Thank you Kari! We are truly grateful to have earned your recommendation. Glad you enjoyed.
We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at The Mooring. Our sever was very pleasant and our food was great.
Thank you Shelli! We love when guests leave after thoroughly enjoying. Hope we see you again.
Dinner at The Mooring was quite simply amazing! I did not ask for an outside table during the reservation process, but did ask for one when we arrived. While it was evident the outside patio was completely full, they readily sat us at the perfect indoor table right by the open windows leading to the deck, which was perfect. We had an amazing view of the beautiful sunset, and the ambiance was fabulous.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable with drinks and the menu, and was the perfect level of attentiveness. Not leaving us waiting for anything, but not constantly stopping by and interrupting the meal.
The drinks and food were quite amazing as well. My girlfriend and I had planned a romantic getaway for the weekend, and it was to be her first time having lobster. The setting and the food were everything I had hoped for and more. We both enjoyed the lobsters and pairings of potatoes, and I couldn't have been more impressed with everything.
I'm planning on proposing to her in the not too distant future, and will definitely include The Mooring in that evening's plans.
Thank you Andrew! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and that we could be part of your romantic weekend. It's always an honor to serve someone their first lobster too. We are very grateful for the kind review and look forward to seeing you again. We would be thrilled to host your special evening!
Had a fantastic seafood lunch. Great table with a view of the marina.
Thank you for celebrating with us and we are glad you enjoyed it all. Hope we see you again soon.
Very loud and service was not exceptional. Food was good.
We are glad the food was to your liking although we wish our service and atmosphere was more to your liking. Exceptional service is what we built our reputation upon. We will work hard to make sure your service is more remarkable on your next visit.
Wonderful time! Food was delicious and the service was great!
Thank you! Exceptional food and service is always our goal.
Celebrating my daughter’s 30th Birthday.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
At best average
Sorry to hear we didn't make a better impression. If you'd like to tell us more, we'd love to hear it. Please call us at 401-846-2260
Great views, great food!
Excellent service and food. Love this restaurant!!’
Thank you! We love our guests too!
Bag of donuts delicious but you must eat them while they are hot, the tuna poke was ok but I have had better, the chips were stale. The best thing was the clam chowder. One of the best I have ever had.Main course was delicious. The salmon and yellow tuna were prepared perfectly.
Thank you Teacher22! It's always an honor to hear our chowder ranks among the best. Glad you enjoyed and we really appreciate the feedback. Hope we see you again.
Excellent dinner. Great service. Beautiful sunset view. Would highly recommend.
Thank you MsMary1 We appreciate your recommendation and glad you enjoyed.
We dined there two times during our 4 day vacation in Newport - loved the lobsters both times. The service, food and ambience were excellent.
Thank you Davie! It's an honor to have been part of your vacation and glad we could deliver a delicious experience.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place, eating on the patio is always enjoyable – I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Native Scallop Chowder soup was amazing . Angus Beef Filet with Scallops was fantastic as always. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable." Have never been disappointed all the times we have dined here.
Thank you Russell! We are truly honored that you continue to join us and happy that it is always enjoyable. We appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit.
We’ve come to depend on the Mooring as our go to Family Restaurant in Newport... Great menu choices for adults with children’s coloring menu & crayons. Cocktails are Top Shelf as is the service staff. No one ever leaves dissatisfied. Something not quite right... whisper it to your server and rectified with a smile and an apology...
Thank you John! We are glad you have come to depend on us and happy to hear our customer service is top notch. We are grateful for your patronage.
Selected the Mooring for a special event dinner with an overseas guest. Was very disappointed with noise level being very high, the lack of taste (bland) with the appetizer mussels, the main courses of stuffed lobster and scallops was quality-wise mediocre. We will not be recommending or visiting the Mooring in the future. Also the cost of parking cost, because the parking lot is not controlled by the restaurant, is exorbitant and the restaurant does not validate the parking ticket.
Dear Chip, We are grateful you chose The Mooring for your special event. Sorry to hear you were disappointed. We strive to deliver exceptional food and tastes to all our guests and never like to hear we let them down. I will discuss your feedback with the culinary team who is always working at improving. I am sorry that you would not choose to come back, but if you do, I hope we can deliver on an experience more typical of what we are known for. Sincerely, Dan Fischer General Manager