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The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
4.6
8415 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 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 8,415 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Rhode Island

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can always expect excellent food and service at the Mooring. It never disappoints!
  2. C

    Carolinecmb81

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Christine, was fantastic. We had the lobster roll, flatbread and some oysters. Everything was delicious as always. Thank you!
  3. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, picturesque, colonial tavern ambiance describes the Serene feeling emanating from this establishment. The food was delicious and the service was flawless as the staff was experienced and dedicated to the patrons as they (the staff) are part owners of the mooring. I whole heartedly recommend the mooring.
  4. CT

    CarolynT

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better anniversary meal! Brittany our server and Ashley the manager outdid themselves. We could not have been happier. Thank you!!
  5. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Chowder and seafood pasta are a little bit too salty. The raw bar choices are super fresh
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the best restaurant in Newport! Every dish is made to perfection and the service is 10’s across the board. The staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at ease. They made us feel extra special on our Baby-moon and went above and beyond to help us celebrate. This is a 5 star restaurant and everyone who comes to visit this area should do themselves a favor, and make a reservation for The Mooring.
  8. k

    kathyfarrell

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night with a party of 6people for my Mom's 91st bday. Server was great. Food was yummy!
  9. G

    Greatdinner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent recommendation to try the Panko crusted cod over the fish and chips. The bag of doughnuts (seafood fritter) is unbelievable. Validated parking was a bonus.
  10. P

    Paul

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply an excellent dining experience... greatfood, great service....
  11. KN

    KatyN

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience dining at The Mooring. Our server was friendly and attentive. She never rushed us and allowed us to enjoy each others company along with our meals. Everything we ordered was delicious but the octopus was a particular highlight. We also really liked the gelato and sorbet for a delicious sweet treat at the end of our meal. Would definitely return to this restaurant when back in Newport.
  12. C

    Corrie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  14. B

    Bones

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to Newport for years and have always talked about going to the Mooring. Finally, we made a reservation and I'm so happy we did. I thought it was an overly formal atmosphere, but I was wrong. It has a great atmosphere, great food and great service! The prices were reasonable given that it's Newport and you're on the water. P.S. My wife likes the hot rolls served in a bag!!
  15. DW

    DanielW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I had the 2 lb baked stuff lobster and my wife had fish with Brussel sprouts. The lobster was not stuffed well it had very little lobster and other seafood. Not worth the price. My Wife’s fish was over cooked and dry and the sprouts were not done well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a must when in RI
  17. RR

    RichardR

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A shout out to Garrett, who went above and beyond with our group - to include resolving a problem with our parking validation.
  18. JD

    JenD

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for a late lunch. "Bag of donuts" are always delish. We had the salmon and cod dishes which were outstanding.
  19. l

    local

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Love the location. I’m a local and always bring guests from out of town here
  20. J

    Joes

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had the s scallop chowder which was delicious. Also had the stuffed lobster which was good not great but just good. Our waiter was awesome and super nice. Overall it was a good place but a bit overpriced.
  21. SD

    SaedD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    okay over all , food was amazing ; staff super friendly
  22. NM

    NancyM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. The Mooring is a place we stop every time we visit Newport. I have never had a bad meal, drink or service at the Mooring!
  23. GM

    GailM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great server! Complimentary champagne…mgr. accommodated our change in resy. wished we could have sat at the round table in front of the fireplace, but we sat near the fireplace. Charged us for 3 gelatos, but only had two. Food was good, but not my husband’s swordfish sandwich. … He did not like it; it was dry.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! I really wish I could remember our waitress name. She was excellent. I am another year older! Definitely be back!
  25. JG

    JohnnyG

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and attentive service, in a classic Newport setting.
  26. LL

    LadyLazarus

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Second time visiting The Mooring. The menu has great options for appetizers, entrees, and wine but the actual plates were just ok this evening. The duck had a nice flavor but it’s a small portion with a lot of cabbage. The yellowfin tuna was fine but we had some issues with the temperature. Dessert was the best part of the meal. Get the pecan bar and cheesecake.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallop and lobster risotto was fabulous!
  28. P

    Peter

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at the Mooring, food was exceptional, Lobster was cooked to perfection. Service was wonderful, staff couldn't have been more helpful. Will go back, next time we're in Newport.
  29. RS

    RichardS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and environment! Bag of doughnuts was the absolute best!
  30. MT

    MTFC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Can't beat the location in downtown Newport. Food was reliably good quality. Service was outstanding - cheerful and efficient.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good service. Visiting from out of town and really enjoyed our meal. Very accommodating to requests. Would visit again.
  32. PD

    PaulD

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and dining experience.
  33. j

    joanh1

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, The Mooring Restaurant never disappoints! The excellent service, food and overall ambiance excels! Thank you, Jennifer our server, for such wonderful attention! There were six of us to celebrate a very special birthday 🎂! And everyone enjoyed a delicious meal (lobster bisque, clam chowder, lobster rolls, tuna, and of course the complimentary dessert. We had our cousins visiting from Dublin and they enjoyed everything as well! We always look forward to dining at the Mooring, regardless of the season!
  34. JO

    JaniceO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The morning is my absolute favorite restaurant in Newport, because the food is always exemplary as is the service and you literally cannot beat the location. We had a member of our party that has celiac disease, and they were very knowledgeable and careful and reassuring, which made for a very relaxing and enjoyable meal.
  35. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Michele our waitress was excellent. Everything was delicious. Best garlic potatoes we’ve ever had!! Great coffee and dessert. Will definitely go again.
  36. JM

    JenniferM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfect location, very nice bustling atmosphere with gorgeous views, super-friendly and accommodating staff and fantastic food. I'm not from Newport and was afraid this would be a tourist-trap where the food isn't great. I was proven wrong. Everything we ordered was delicious-- super fresh raw bar, excellent mussels provencal, delicious Octopus. Refreshing cocktails! I'd highly recommend.
  37. R

    Realgoldfinger

    New England

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All fantastic and cooks, chef, kitchen staff is outstanding!!! Thank you for changing my steak!!
  38. SS

    SSHNK

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service they seated us in there enclosed patio felt like over flow and was cold and not very pleasant for NYE. I had made reservations over a week in advance. Certainly for the pice of our entree I expected much better.
  39. P

    Paula

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seat next to a doorway where there was constant traffic. Didn't clear our appetizer plate. Felt so rushed. Salmon was fantastic. Calamari just ok. Not hot enough
  40. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic, the food, the wait staff, and the ambiance!

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 8415 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
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

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, Seafood

  • 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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