The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
7325 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I got the scallops and subbed with Brussels sprouts. Scallops were done perfectly. Unfortunately the Brussels were cold. After I ate I mentioned it to them just so the chef would know… they comped the dish! I actually told them I didn’t want it comped it was just for informational purposes. It was a wonderful meal and they refused to let me pay for it. That’s customer service done right.
I would HIGHLY recommend. My hubs got squid ink linguini and clams. It was to die for!!!

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vipPatM6872
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great table. Waiter was very good. Oysters were outstanding. Calamari appetizer was very good & big enough for 2 or 3. Highly recommended.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening! Food and drinks were great. Location was Amazing!

CJ
CathyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I do not eat seafood. I was excited to see that you had Reubens, as an expensive burger, I didn't want.

Lo and behold, you were out of everything, non-seafood excepttheexpensiveburger. I ended up with the burger.

I brought my friend there for her 86th Birthday lunch.

The waitress was Wonderful!

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vipbrianr
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great water front restaurant. Always a good meal and great service

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SueP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our honeymoon choice for dinner. Loved it yet again. Get the fish and chips. Try the scallop chowder and the Brussels sprouts. Lovely views in any room. Nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were there with out of town business colleagues and a little mortified about the service and lack of men’s facilities. Things happen and of course facilities can be closed or slowed but the service was soooooo slow and we’ve been to Mooring many times. We were embarrassed. Plain and simple. Mooring, I’m sorry but this time you get 1 star. I would never bring people there again….

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vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
121 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Mooring is a fabulous restaurant right on the water in Newport. The views are terrific and the food is very good. The service, particularly from Robert, was outstanding! We will be back. By far, the best restaurant experience in Newport!

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GinaC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my son with my sisters. This restaurant is one of the best in Newport. Service, food and ambiance were top notch! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere . Attentive service . Food was excellent . Some of best Oysters I have had in awhile and the Lobster was top notch.

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ClaraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised very happy with the service and food quality and quantity. Will return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Always consistent - waiter was a bit tired / lacked energy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Awesome view! Perfect place to have seafood in the area at this time of the year!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Dan was amazing.Lee made us feel at home bee love him.

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PamW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not too hungry and the menu was flexible enough to take care of us. Salads w lobster claws/tails and shrimp..delicious. great drink choices too. Our waitress Ivy was amazing 👏!!

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SharonC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic right on the water service was wonderful!

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vipDennieDo
New England
58 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was a busy Tuesday.
Our server was very nice but very busy.
Bread came late and had to reask for it.

Our entrees were to be held, so to be done with our appetizers. That didn’t happen.
Our main courses came while still working on our apps. 😕

It was very loud in the lower outside/closed in room. The music was also.

I’d rather dine in the inside part of the building for evening dining. Much more intimate.

Tonight wasn’t one of my favorite visits there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food, amazing lobsters! Waitress was awesome!

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with exceptional service.

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Kathy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious dinner and wonderful waitress. Will be back!

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vipcherieee
New England
133 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We started with sharing the garden salad it was great, had walnuts, cranberries and squash. We had the stuffed lobster and the pasta with shrimp and scallops both were excellent. Ended with a lemon cake with berries. In addition, the service was wonderful.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Great seafood. It was definitely a good choice.

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service. Absolutely a must if willing to pay the price for the quality you want to receive.

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Bobby
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location.
Great food.
Great service.
Good time.
What more does one need?

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CammieC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch! Great food and service in a nice spot on the Sayer warf.

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Delish
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The stuffed Lobster with shrimp and scallops was outstanding. Lobster Cooked perfectly, the stuffing was 2 whole shrimp and 2 scallops- not breaded stuffing…it was the best I have ever had. Delicious!

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vipCamilleP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The Moorings used to be a classic Newport restaurant—with a clubby scene and a rich ambiance. But what it has turned into —ohhhh! Touristy, always, of course, because of its location on the waterfront. My partner and I are tourists ourselves—sailing up to Newport from The Hamptons several times year. But being “touristy” is not the problem. The problem is the evolution of the management haven’t a total abandonment and disregard about how a proper, appealing restaurant should be run in a competitive restaurant town such as Newport: horribly disturbing ambiance—no frill or aesthetic allure on the outer dining rooms—vacant and so ugly; staff who have no idea how to present themselves as professional; and borderline not very good food. And our waiter did not listen to my plea that I have a vocal condition dis-allowing me to have any spicy food, so I had to ferret out my cod from a spicy broth. We will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at this restaurant. The view was beautiful. The food was delicious and our server was funny and great!

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and the staff was very courteous. The turn around from the time we ordered to when we received our meal was great !

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Server was inattentive, waited 15 for drinks finally had to confront him, obvious the order had never been put in. Ordered appetizers, never came ( not charged), generally didn’t pay much attention, had to go get him for condiments.
Food was hot and tasty upon arrival. Experience was soured by being ignored. Lunch two days before was excellent across the board.

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vipBILLZ
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary dinner here and it was very very good. Night made even more memorable with a beautiful sunset capped off with a surprise. Our server offered us free dessert in honor of our special day. Nice gesture by the restaurant!

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Middletownchick
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

4 dishes ordered. New England Lobster roll very small overpriced. Mussels small but very tasty. Half Chicken needs more flavor. Steak good. Staff and location excellent. 3/5 STARS

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vipMP13
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time for our anniversary dinner. Attentive service and reliably delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honored the request for window seating and it was appreciated. Great view, food and service. Little on the noisy side.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Paying $9 per hour for parking to dine in a supposingly ‘fine dining’ place is just disrespectful to the clients

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Regihere
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend The Mooring Restaurant when in the Newport RI area.
Everything was top notch, including our very friendly server.

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vipRich
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, nice setting. Very busy weekend in Newport but they handled it amazingly well.

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DinerIS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection, food quality and service was excellent!

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Megaberry
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Mooring continued to be one of the ultimate experiences in Newport. I always go just after Christmas in between then and NYE and love the deserted Newport feel; too cold, too icy. We were able to get down there in October and it was great. We were able to sit in the outdoor area (though flaps were down, it still offered us a nice private lunch and there was reasonable fresh air. Service was excellent and the food was wonderful. Always consistent, always great. Thank you Mooring for welcoming us back as if no time had passed.

FAQs

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

The Mooring Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 7325 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.