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The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
4.6
7753 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

For over 35 years, we have provided our guests with warm hospitality, crafted beverages and ‘top-of-the catch’ seafood, including an award-winning wine list and bountiful raw bar offerings.

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Booked 204 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 846-2260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Backman

  • 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

    Kelsey Nerone: (888) 759-5557

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Ave.

  • Parking details

    There is a large public lot in front of the restaurant that charges by the hour. Metered parking is located across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Scenic View

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service!

  2. H

    Hillary

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great experience. Put us in the area we requested. Good was great. Service was great. Loved the setting too.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was incredible and the food was absolutely amazing!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lisa was such a personable and friendly server! The food was great! Would definitely recommend

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The staff is terrific but some of the dishes need some culinary tweaking while others need a complete rethink. The tostada dish was awkward to access and the flavors were underwhelming. The shrimp and grits dish was awash in an ocean of lukewarm, watery grits that drowned out any redeeming qualities. The waitstaff and management team working the floor were attentive and top-notch. The bartenders were preparing excellent drinks. We've been here many times over the years and have always loved this place but we're one more mediocre meal from frequenting someone else's culinary offerings.

  6. DA

    DavidA

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    While you can't beat the location for the restaurant, they are now starting to follow other restaurants with the seating. Previously with a party of 2 you could be seated right on the water's edge; they have now rearranged the tables so only larger parties are seated by the water. It was funny as they seated us a row back and the table next to us by the water was empty for our entire meal.

  7. DH

    DebHubb

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Daniel aka Dan did a fabulous job. Our food was excellent and we enjoyed everything from our seafood tower to lobster salad!

  8. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Noisy but acceptable. Food was amazing. Going back again tomorrow.

  9. PV

    PamV

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Our calamari appetizer, clam chowder and summer salad with lobster were excellent. The drinks and wine selection very good. We sat outside on a beautiful summer day. My only issue was that the food came out of the kitchen much too quickly. The waitstaff even said something about it. I understand that they want to turn tables relatively quickly but this pace was too much for my taste.

  10. T

    Teacher22

    Atlantic City

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Oysters delicious-clam chowder outstanding. The fish and chips was on the greasy side and my ordering mistake was while fish. Too many bones to go through very tasty but next time I would do something else.

  11. k

    kenc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    our waitress provided outstanding service. we enjoyed the ambiance and the food, as always, was very good. we'll be back later this year.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view in the deck was great. The service was awesome, but felt at times we were being rushed. I know there is a schedule, but we didn't finish our chowder at one point and dinner was being out on the table. Staff was coming by all the time trying to take something off our table. Again great service but didn't like how rushed it became. It wasn't enjoyable at one point.

  13. LD

    LauraD

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    seated right away and facing the wharf

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Frozen fish. Frozen fries. And some weird disgusting salmon and noodle combination. Appetizers were great

  15. MA

    MACUGOL9

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Great food and location. Really bad service

  16. D

    Debra

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent. Our dinners were hot and beautifully presented. We were very satisfied with our chowder, octopus, cod fish dish, chicken dish and shrimp & grits. We will surely return!

  17. B

    Brighteyes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    My first time there. The waitress was slow at first but then she came through and I had the shrimp and grits it was delicious my mom had the salmon salad and the was delicious as well

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wedding lunch

  19. FD

    FoodDoc

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Newport experience. Seafood always top notch. Oysters fresh and flavorful

  20. PE

    PETERSNPT

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We have been going to The Mooring for years being a local. We went yesterday for Father's Day and was expecting to have a nice relaxing meal with my son, but it wasn't as pleasant as we normally have had there. We had a great table on the upper level outside that was great. However, we felt very rush by the waitress, from when we ordered the appetizer to the end of the meal. And then we had to wait to get a refill for my son's soda. Food was great as usual. I know it is tough getting people to work but when I go to a nice restaurant I expect to have good-great service without being rushed.

  21. M

    Melly

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our waitress was AMAZING!!! Her name was Kristina. She was very attentive & friendly.

  22. S

    Southenddiner

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal! Service is exceptional! Wish they had a few more vegetarian options though.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always loved the mooring!! From start to finish it was a wonderful experience. Had the grilled octopus appetizer. Deelish!! Chowder , fish& chips cooked perfectly with a light batter. Bag of donuts always tasty. They were cooked inside but a little overcooked on the outside… still tasty. Wonderful day!!! Managed well with a super staff.. Parking : great idea with credit card but not everyone has one… also a lot of trucks parked where there was no parking making it hard to maneuver looking for a space… people do park there that are not dining!! Just think it should be for diners only… my favorite restaurant…..Have a great day!!

  24. GR

    GinoRigati

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I have been to the Mooring many times, and it's a 2 hour drive for us. I've never had a bad experience with either the food or the service. On our recent visit I had the steamed lobster dinner and my wife had the shrimp and grits dinner. Both were outstanding. I would definitely get either one again, and highly recommend both. The flourless chocolate cake dessert was just incredible, and my wife enjoyed the peach cobbler dessert. Again, two thumbs up for both. Our waitress Jenn was wonderful. Very pleasant, knowledgeable, and professional. I've been to several restaurants lately that are struggling to provide good food at a good price, and also have a good staff. I don't know how the Mooring still manages to be great at all of these in this current challenging restaurant environment, but somehow they do and I'll keep coming back.

  25. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice restaurant and atmosphere, very good service, good food. The fish and chips were great!!

  26. JP

    JaniceP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an excellent experience! Food was VERY good....and so was the service! Would definitely recommend

  27. CB

    CarolynB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great except the Asian noodles under salmon that were cold and thick sauce. Not enough soy sauce. Service, ambience, timing all were wonderful!! Thanks

  28. KR

    KevinR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    This is one of my top "got to" restaurants in Newport. This last trip was a bit of a disappointment. Our waitress misinterpreted our order and had to re-enter it and then one of the meals came with the wrong side. The blackened salmon sandwiches looked noticeably smaller than our last time (very small piece of salmon that filled about 50% of the bun). Our coffee was served with no spoons to mix cream & sugar and we had to wait several minutes for spoons as our coffee cooled. Overall this experience was a miss.

  29. G

    Gail

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice lunch on deck!

  30. J

    Jerry

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food is delicious and well presented. Our waiter was experienced and attentive but had little support from the staff, who looked untrained. I've been many times and I'll keep returning.

  31. JK

    JandK

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Seafood pasta has been my favorite. Ordered one last Friday. It was tasteless and so pricy, $61 with lobster tail. Very disappointed.

  32. GK

    GailK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary was a lovely gesture. Food was very good, but not outstanding. Although the server was very attentive and warm , they brought the bread long after the salad was served. The entrees arrived while we were still eating appetizers, with made us feel rather rushed.

  33. CK

    CarolynK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We would never go to Newport without going to the Moorings

  34. EB

    EllenB

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    My salmon was a bit dry and not as flavorful as the description sounded. My husband really enjoyed the cod and a friend enjoyed the seafood pasta but thought the seafood was better than the pasta. The porch was nice with most of the clear shades pulled down so you felt like you were eating outside. We were close to one shade that was not pulled down at one couples request but the people at the surrounding tables were shivering including us. Disappointed that one tables enjoyment was prioritized over the rest of us.

  35. L

    Localgal

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We began our evening at the spacious bar and was immediately served by Johnny Lopez. He was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. His genuinely nice demeanor made a huge impact on us and we gave him a generous tip as a thanks. Our seating was out on the porch area, a 4-top, which was so nice for just the 2 of us, and we enjoyed the view and atmosphere. Our server was attentive and the meal was, as usual, delicious. We live here on the island and have yet to be disappointed with the staff at The Mooring. Despite the summer insanity, we will return soon to enjoy what Newport has to offer. 5 STARS ‼️

  36. MP

    MaryP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent waitress but Service was slow because the kitchen was backed up. Otherwise 5 stars.

  37. N

    Nase

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food, drinks, and dessert (which we agreed to because everything was just so delicious) were amazing. We had the shrimp and scallop pasta and the special of the day which was shrimp and chorizo scampi on rice. Beer and sangria were excellent and local. The gelato and sorbet were very creamy. We sat out in the patio which had a beautiful view and the servers were all very kind. This is definitely a spot to go for a special dinner. We couldn’t stop talking about it on the way home!

  38. WI

    WIfoodie

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Arrived early and asked for outdoor seating, were told we had a great table- it backed up to a wait station. Not my idea of great. Waitress was ok. Not super personable, didn’t tell us what the specials were. Food was very good, the boats in the marina were nice to look at on a glorious late afternoon.

  39. SH

    ShemaiahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The seafood pasta was the best you can ever eat. The stuffed lobster was also very great!

  40. KW

    KimberlyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and the view of all the boats was so nice and relaxing!!

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 7753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Mooring Restaurant

1 Sayers Wharf Newport, RI 02840

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    America's Cup Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a large public lot in front of the restaurant that charges by the hour. Metered parking is located across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Backman

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 846-2260

  • 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

    Kelsey Nerone: (888) 759-5557

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