The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
7477 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
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our meals were very good. However we had to keep asking the service for assistance for everything. A bit frustrating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music was awful for dining experience! I like all types of music but it was random noise and speaker was over my head ! Couldn’t wait to get out of there . Maybe a better quality speaker .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just my boyfriend and I regular date night.

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susans
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner! Thank you to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was bad. Ordered the roasted beet appetizer and got a side of cold beets instead. Then I ordered the roasted chicken (off the gluten free menu) and they dropped off cod and the server rudely said the chicken wasn’t gluten free and said she could give me chicken without the rest of the meal because it “wasn’t gluten free” even though it was on the gf menu. Then she returned and said the chicken is gluten free and the meal came out about 10 minutes later. Then I ordered the gluten free creme brulee and it came out with 2 snickerdoodle cookies on it which she said were not gluten free. 3/3 meals were messed up. Food was good but the service was too bad for me to return.

JK
vipJoyK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Don't love disco music during dinner.

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Beth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was a little slow at the end of the meal but overall we were very pleased with the experience.

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Nova
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere. Food and drinks were great. Had to pay to park in their parking lot it was $18 for one hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious as usual! We love The Mooring! Included a picture of the yummy broccolini appetizer!

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vipFrankM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th anniversary weekend. Great drinks, food and service. Pretty place. COVID safe protocols in place and observed.

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JohnnyG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had dinner and lunch here twice in the last week. Great atmosphere and food. Service is always great. Thank you for the consistency, especially during pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. Fish and chips were excellent. The fish sandwich was over breaded and had too much other stuff on it. They would have been better off with more fish and less stuff. They did a good job making our special occasion special.

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CaylaE
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Daniel as our server for my boyfriends 30th birthday. There were six of us and Daniel absolutely made our night! He had every dessert on the menu brought out with a candle for free and was super helpful, knowledgeable, and just overall had amazing serving skills. The food was amazing, especially the bag of doughnuts! We will visit Newport again with the intent to go to The Mooring because of how amazing the service was. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Decent food. Nice place inside. $9 parking with restaurant validation in the off season was a bit steep, especially when it’s free across the street. They used to have free parking if you ate there but not anymore, so beware of that change.

JM
JMSS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good. The Salmon was tasty. Raw bar is yummy.
A little pricey, but it is Newport. Not much of a selection for kids so I’ll leave them home next time. No manager came to the table - that is always a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was marginal at best. Not sure what happened as the food used to be great...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great, but the food was not great this time. Overcooked and not well presented. We have been many times and it is usually great. Hopefully this was just an off night.

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MollyL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, definitely would like to come back during daylight, wasn’t much of a view in the evening. Overall, wonderful service and an outstanding meal.

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Jodi9600
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. They don’t have the Portuguese Cod anymore which was my favorite but the duck was a fantastic substitute.

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was great! As was the food and drinks. Memorable bday dinner.

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CYNTHIAF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matt (I think) was very attentive to our needs.
Discount at the parking lot is also a plus

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vipGabby34
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was the BEST waitress! We went here for a birthday date, and it was such a wonderful experience - delicious, cute atmosphere, beautiful setting, great service. The scallops are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular! Enjoyed our dinner and experience.

LC
vipLynnC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and server and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!! New Years Eve with my sister and brother-in-law and everything was perfect! It was not crowded. It was decorated for the holidays perfectly! We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails, oysters, main dishes to dessert! The wait staff was phenomenal, catered to our every need, and was extremely friendly and accommodating. I have eaten here many times in the past and have never had a bad experience! Highly recommend this place to anyone with discerning palates, with a relaxed but well appointed atmosphere.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner on New Year’s Eve to celebrate our anniversary. Dinner was delicious! We had scallop chowder, autumn salad, & pork chops. Wine & painkiller drinks were also yummy. All was fabulous! The staff were all wonderful and the atmosphere was great! So glad we chose this place. It was a recommendation from an employee at the inn where we were staying.

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AmyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for our anniversary dinner. Food was great and our server was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view of the water

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CharlS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Newport Restaurant!

The Mooring is our top pick for food, drinks, service, and ambiance! Never disappointed!

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Betsey
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very warm, cozy ambiance, delicious food and pleasant, attentive service.

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MHma
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Understaffed. Quality and value has gone down significantly than in years past.

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my parent's for my birthday. It has a dressy casual atmosphere. The server was fantastic. She explained things very clearly and without pretension. I had whole lobster which was excellent. The desert menu had a selection of sweet treats, coffees, and spirits. I had a 10 year tawny port which was great. It came out to be $85 per plate, but you reduce that by avoid drinks or choosing cheaper entrees.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice we had a beautiful seat! Thank you for a wonderful family meal with our three kids 5 and under.

AF
AFC32
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Mooring is always a good choice for seafood. Lobster rolls, chowder, seafood doughnuts, littlenecks and oysters were all fresh and delicious . Sit by the fireplace if you can this time of year!

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Jann
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! David was a wonderful server and very attentive! Great menu selection!

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RikK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food, great lobster claws, autumn salad, and pasta dishes. If on a date, ask for a table by the fireplace!

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Doug
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Moorings never disappoints! The red sangaria was fantastic. Love the lobster doughnuts and the scallop chowder.

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DanielleK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. We enjoyed the calamari and bag of donuts. We tried the clam chowder and scallop chowder, both were good but liked the clam chowder a bit more.

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JimL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for our reservation on Christmas Eve and were seated right away at a cozy table by the window. Our server was pleasant and very helpful with the menu. Our drinks and apps cane out quickly but not too quickly and they were yummy. My wife ordered the lamb special and I had fish. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My wife especially loved hers, she said she had never had lamb prepared that way (braised) and it was excellent. we can't wait to go back!

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 7477 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.