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The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
4.7
7769 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 200 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 7,769 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Scenic View

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. h

    hate2cook

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views! Our server, Dan was awesome. My 13 yo son says he was the best ever and wants to be friends. All around great!
  2. JS

    JanineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Our server was exceptional!
  3. CH

    ChristopherH

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Definitely will return.
  4. LC

    LindaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a Ladies day out for five life long friends and we chose the Mooring because it's a great place to dine, very good food, great location and views with a wonderful atmosphere. The service was very good too. Highly recommend.
  5. PN

    PaulN

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    We were placed in a room on our own and no-one else was seated in our room - for the whole time we were there!! All other Customers after us were taken into the busy part of the Restaurant .
  6. K

    Kerry

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent.
  7. BG

    BrendaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner outside on the water- great ambiance and service.
  8. C

    Christina

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with Shrimp Cocktail very large.. Salads were exceptional .. Both had Salmon and cooked to perfection.. Service very attentive .. Highly highly recommend “ The Mooring 😋 It was outstanding !!!
  9. DL

    DaisyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious dining experience! Friendly staff and congratulated us for our 35th anniversary.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  11. GS

    GaryS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been there in awhile but still great with the many new faces we saw.
  12. t

    timmyd

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Exactly what a premier spot on Newport Harbor should be - vibrant, bright, fun, and good food.
  13. LC

    LindsayC

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Mooring always provides the best Newport experience! Everything was phenomenal!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Beautiful settling food great
  15. RE

    ReadytoEat

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The Mooring is always a great best bet! A great location
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great experience at The Mooring. The food, service and ambiance is consistently amazing. It’s the number one place I take my friend and family when they visit us in Newport.
  17. H

    Hillary

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience. Put us in the area we requested. Good was great. Service was great. Loved the setting too.
  18. LB

    LaBelleEpoch

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Sunday lunch! Service was great; food was excellent; wonderful!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible and the food was absolutely amazing!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lisa was such a personable and friendly server! The food was great! Would definitely recommend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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.
  22. P

    Paige

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were very excited to try The Mooring after several recommendations to do so. However, we were dismayed to escape the heat of the day into what turned out to be an equally warm interior; turning the fans up could have gone along way for dining comfort. The waitstaff was very nice and they took great care with my allergies. The calamari and clam chowder were excellent. But I was disappointed by the fish and chips and my husband thought the lobster roll was only ok. Overall we were mixed on our experience but it didn't really live up to the hype.
  23. DA

    DavidA

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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.
  24. DH

    DebHubb

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 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!
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noisy but acceptable. Food was amazing. Going back again tomorrow.
  26. PV

    PamV

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  27. T

    Teacher22

    Atlantic City

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  28. k

    kenc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  30. LD

    LauraD

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    seated right away and facing the wharf
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Frozen fish. Frozen fries. And some weird disgusting salmon and noodle combination. Appetizers were great
  32. MA

    MACUGOL9

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great food and location. Really bad service
  33. D

    Debra

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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!
  34. B

    Brighteyes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding lunch
  36. FD

    FoodDoc

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Newport experience. Seafood always top notch. Oysters fresh and flavorful
  37. PE

    PETERSNPT

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  38. M

    Melly

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was AMAZING!!! Her name was Kristina. She was very attentive & friendly.
  39. S

    Southenddiner

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal! Service is exceptional! Wish they had a few more vegetarian options though.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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!!

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 7769 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 200 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

    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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