The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
7418 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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JessicaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was amazing and service was great. Highly recommend.

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Adrianne
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner. I love Newport. First time there.

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colleenc
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

My husband walks with a cane, nonetheless we were escorted to your extra dining room which required him to struggle down a flight of steep stairs - what is wrong with your staff?! His disability is visible! I helped him down the stairs saying nothing because I was so upset that I was afraid of what I would say - so many people present, I was raised never to make a scene in public.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous
Ivy our server was wonderful and made our dinner extra special
The scallop soup is a MUST! The food is terrific
You cannot go wrong here

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MaryF
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring is a lovely restaurant with a nice ambiance and delicious food.

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Tess
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back !! Shrimp and scallops delicious. Larger portions than expected. And the view is amazing. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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rishells
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good but menu a bit limited. Our waiter hustled the whole time we were there and was extremely pleasant and efficient. We had a huge problem getting out of the pay parking lot. The validated parking ticket, we thought, would open the gate once scanned. It did not and we had no further directions to tell us that we had to pay. No idea what to do. Management at the Mooring was frustrated with us and the other 6 people in line waiting told exit the lot. We thought him to be rude and made us feel like idiots.

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JonB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thor was an amazing waiter. We had an excellent dining experience!!! See you same time next year.

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jane
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Good food and wonderful service. It was a bit loud but added to festive atmosphere. We could hear the conversation among the people in our group.

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TimothyE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great Value.

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vipLook4gems
New England
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Fish and chips was soggy and warm. It tasted like uncooked batter. Waitress was very accommodating. Very disappointed in the quality of food. Manager went through the motions but was not surprised it was not good.

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ChristineB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner last night with my husband and two girls. Food, service and ambience was amazing.

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AnnmarieB
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gave eaten here several times. Everything is fresh and prepared beautifully. We loved our meal and I prefer to sit inside where the ambience is perfect. Overall excellent

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MikeB1000
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere/scenery & service.

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MarcoM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was great! I got the waitress in on helping me propose to GF. She took some pics of us then went off to get our apps. After dinner I asked her for a few more pics of us as I bent on one knee and pulled the ring as the waitress videoed it all! Fish and chips were great and the cold bar seafood 🦞 was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was very average poor value

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was provided by Amanda. Perfection! She was attentive knowledgeable and super helpful.

Food was outstanding. This was our second time back in past two months and they didn’t disappoint other than not having a swordfish option.

A couple of the individual gulf shrimp seemed a bit smallish but they tasted quite good.

IPA drafts were ice cold and delicious.

Only issue was noise from abutting table of 6. We asked to be seated in the small dining room behind the bar as our first visit found this area to be relaxing and quiet. It didn’t play out this way this visit but it was self inflicted and looking back we should have expected it being closer to the bar area.

Either way it was a great night out

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caitlind
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Disappointed again. Everything was fine, but nothing really good. Seems like a chain restaurant in a really good location. Suggest trying one of the smaller restaurants instead!

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vipChrisW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were too many people at the front, and apparently they needed the manager to allow them to seat us. The manager didn’t even acknowledge us. Our server, Kiara (sp) was lovely and gracious.

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vipDanielL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

All was good but the music in the main dining area was too loud. But we asked to be moved and we’re quickly accommodated. Food and drink selection and quality are great.

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vipSandraB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips and view! We will be back next time we are visiting Newport.

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ArthurS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was poor warmed over pasta that was cold when it arrived at table. Pasta was drowned in olive oil ( was supposed to be Clam Linguine ) clams were under cooked without any clam juice included with meal. Just a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Allowed 30 mins to look for parking. Couldn’t find any so paid $9. Seated on porch was cold so we moved to another table and lost our parking ticket. We were forced to pay $72 for parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, would absolutely go back again!

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BarbaraH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot - great location and even better food.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, lively, differently delicious, new take on old favorites, a must.

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vipAiredale
New York Area
372 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Thanksgiving experience overlooking the harbor. Would definitely recommend and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DanielP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When we first arrived they wanted to seat us next to the kitchen swinging door. It was Thanksgiving and super busy that door was flying open and banging shut endlessly. Staff scuttling in and out, busboys crashing tubs of dishes around. Who would think that is a pleasant experience!?! They wouldn't do that to white people or to locals. But it must be ok for the out of town p.oc. who booked on OpenTable. Ridiculous! After we complained and ask for something better tge moved us to the porch seating.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving. Great vibes. Great service. Really good food. Highly recommended.

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Rockry39
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Varied menu. Well prepared and plated food. Proper portions. Fair prices. Excellent service. Even on a very busy day, there was no “ I’ll take that when you’re ready” rush to turn the table

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Tabbs
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

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Mustlovefood
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
Great meal and service!!!

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vipRobertS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, as always - one of my Newport favorites!

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EddieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took my wife here for her Birthday and The Mooring did not disappoint! First the service was great and extremely helpful. The meal was outstanding, the chef deserves a special accommodation for the Georges Bank Cod. This dish was an absolute delight, a real treat for the palette that went down like music.
We are planning on returning soon!

E. Carl
Poughquag, NY

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great food, harbor view and wait staff. Unfortunately the windows were sealed for the winter too early and the heat and lack of ventilation made the overall experience very unpleasant. We’ll try again when the windows can open.

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RobL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Just a little expensive.

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Lizzy
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, prices a little high, but not as high as NY.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Our waitress was exceptional. Food was great

JM
vipJML51
New England
83 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was excellent - friendly, efficient and attentive.
Chowder was cold. Lobster roll delicious as was the scallops and squash risotto. Blaring music took away from the nice lunch.

FAQs

The Mooring Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 846-2260.

The Mooring Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 7418 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.