The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
4823 reviews
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Seafood
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 300+ 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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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a date night

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RB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We will definitely come back. Food was cooked perfectly. Server was great!!!

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p
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and seated at a perfect table with a view of the harbor. Emily our server was outstanding and as well our meal was excellent. Nice way to spend an Easter afternoon.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best seafood ! Scallops and stuffed lobster unbelievably good. Server was excellent.

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New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic meal we had tonight at the Mooring. First of all, our server was super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They have this app called bag of donuts which is a lobster and shrimp fritter served in a paper bag. Wow, this was awesome! You must order this as an appetizer. The rest of the meal consisted of point judith calamari (the fried hot peppers make the dish), a unique and awesome scallop chowder, fish and chips, stuffed sole, seafood pasta, and an Uptown salad loaded with fresh seafood.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a bit of an issue with the reservations but the staff made sure we had a wonderful window table and an awesome experience!

Will recommend to all! The best meal we’ve had in a Kong time.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was spectacular.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place was busy and a bit noisy. But the service, food and cocktails were all top notch. I suggest the seafood pasta. Delicious!! We will definitely be going back on our next trip to Newport.

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JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The sun was very bright and room was hot because of that. An awning would have been nice. Food and service were good.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

We were placed in the corner with the sun coming through the windows. Mirrors were on the wall reflecting sun back on us. My wife had to wear sunglasses. It was the hottest I have ever been eating at a restaurant. Simple fix, put shades up. I would take being comfortable vs. seeing the water.

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RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was right by the cozy fireplace offering an intimate setting in a large dining room. Service was excellent and the food delicious.

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GF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent lunch at Mooring. I am a highly sensitive celiac, and they have a separate gluten free menu with many options for appetizers, main course, and even desserts. I had a lobster roll on a gluten free bun, which was delicious, and my husband had a Ruben. Cream Brûlée’s with cranberry orange compote was amazing. The service was prompt and courteous. The staff was well aware of gluten related issues and seemed to take them seriously. Overall, great experience.

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MT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Mooring is nice. We were there for Restaurant week and I ordered off that menu the Salmon. It was very tough. I used my knife to cut. My husband ordered off the regular menu the swordfish and it was very well done. As for the restaurant and service it was nice.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were visiting Newport and wanted a place for great food with view. I requested a table with view and the request wasn’t accommodated, which wasn’t a big deal but then the food was not great either. Seafood pasta was bland, had no flavor. Fish and chip tastes greasy. Clam chowder wasn’t impressive. The bag of donut was just ok. Service was slow. I would not recommend this place.

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LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week menu for lunch. Kati our server was phenomenal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable atmosphere. Food is delicious. Potions are perfect.

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y
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service. Good food, well-prepared, but fairly standard, not creative. The cioppino was very good and the portion was generous. I like a sharper, tangier dressing on Caesar salad. The side dish of roasted mushrooms was excellent. Very high noise level.

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HS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Service attentive . If we had been at the window, the view would have been nice. It is very noisy and so, conversations are harder. But when we just want good and interesting food, we will be back.

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LK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We looked forward to dining at The Mooring during restaurant week, having made our reservations quite in advance. We were greeted warmly and seated upon arrival at a very nice table. Our waiter started off attentive, but went downhill. Unfortunately our experience was ruined by a table of four seated close by - they were extremely loud and swearing. It became apparant that these guests were in the restaurant industry, and friendly with our waiter. This behavior continued through out our visit.

Ultimately, at the end of the evening after speaking with the hostess, we were told that guests can not always be controlled. We were given a reduction to our bill.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the Mooring.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons Birthday

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Mooring, although not inexpensive, is a fantastic restaurant with a great raw bar. Their salads and appetizers and amazing (especially the bag of donuts) and staff is wonderful. Nice water views.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience at The Mooring was fabulous from start to finish! Service was great! The atmosphere was warm and inviting! The best part was the food! If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be divine! The filet mignon was like butter. You could literally cut it with your fork. Three of us had it and each was perfectly cooked to our liking. We also had the scallops which were delicious. They were huge with amazing flavors and also cooked to perfection! I never write reviews, but I couldn’t pass this one up! Simply wonderful!

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p
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Gave it two stars overall even though the service and ambience are good. The food left a lot to be desired and that really is why you go to a restaurant - good service and ambience is why you choose one good restaurant over another good restaurant. Perhaps the Restaurant Week was not the correct menu to try out this restaurant. However, I thought part of the concept of Restaurant Week was to get diners to try out a new restaurant to entice them to go during non-Restaurant Week. If the food on that menu is the quality of what they normally serve, then I would not go back to this restaurant. The entrees sounded good enough - we had both the Cioppino and the Salmon - but they were both so underwhelming and boring. The appetizers and the dessert were fine - nothing to knock your socks off but not as underwhelming as the entrees. Diners around us were getting the regular entrees and they definitely looked better - maybe they all know something we didn't know?

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AE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a feast! Oysters with Champagne, bag'o donuts, stuffys, all so delicious! Service was fantastic, Emily is the most delightful server! Was a little chilly at first, but once some windows were closed all was good. Will definitely return!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner when in Newport. The staff are wonderful and the food is always delicious.

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at The Mooring Restaurant. The food was fabulous and the staff lovely!

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit here and the restaurant did not disappoint! We were seated with a waterfront view and felt totally attended to by Dan, our server, the entire time. He was truly amazing and very good at what he does. We loved Dan!!! The food was top notch as well as the cocktails! Would definitely come back for a special event.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought mom for her 72cnd Birthday. The food was excellent, David D. was our server, he was fabulous!! We were seated right away, despite being 40 minutes early. Everything was top notch. We will return, over and over again!!!

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ME
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised it was restaurant week and one of my favorites ciopinno was on the menu. Delicious. The seating of 6 in the corner round was a little tight. Could have a lint more lighting, difficult to read the menu. We are frequent Newport restaurant group diners. Always can expect a good to excellent meal

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R
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately, construction on the outdoor patio was noisy and intrusive. After it’s finished, the ambiance will be five stars. That took away from the dining experience, but it will soon be a beautiful addition to the restaurant and I will definitely be back.

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EO
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, friendly, knowledgeable staff, super selections of drinks and food and DELICIOUS chow! YUM!

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KH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I had fairly high expectations based on reviews. I would say it is quite overrated considering the price. We picked this restaurant partially based on its Oceanside locale. I requested a window table or one close as we are out of town. We were seated far from the window unfortunately. When I asked the server if we could go out on the deck to take a pic at sunset, she said of course. We went out to take a pic and almost immediately was told to come inside. It was not allowed. We were quite disappointed and annoyed. It’s just a picture!!!

The food was ok, not amazing for the price. our server was pleasant but had too many tables. 2 of the 3 apps came out a bit before the third. Overall, we would not return. There are plenty of other places to enjoy in Newport.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

1/2 price raw bar Wednesday is an amazing deal!!

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was excellent. Never had a complaint about the Mooring. Been there many times

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service out waiter, Nicholas, could not have been better. Same goes for meals!!!

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't request a table with a water view but we received one. It was spectacular and the whole restaurant had a golden glow from the interior lighting and the sunset. The delicious dinner and very attentive service made for a perfect evening.

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to return.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming too the mooring. Always inviting,staff is on their game the atmosphere is always enjoying and best of all you get any closer too the water then this restaurant.

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DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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