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The Mooring Restaurant, Newport, RI

The Mooring Restaurant

4.8
4.8
9665 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

8:00 PM


Booked 181 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    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
    Chris Jones
  • 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
  • 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 9,665 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

  • Newport County

    Best Service

  • Newport County

    Good for business meals

  • Newport County

    Good for groups

  • Newport County

    Healthy

  • Newport County

    Hot spot

  • Newport County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Newport County

    Great for scenic views

  • Newport County

    Lively

  • Newport County

    Most Booked

9,666 Reviews
  1. Newportbee

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a retirement and a Bon Voyage for our grandson with daughter in law and granddaughter who are gluten-free and have celiac is always difficult, however not at the Mooring!!! the food was delicious the gluten-free menu exceptional, and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Raw Barr, calamari, scallops, crème brûlée, and flourless chocolate cake. Thank you the Moorings we all had a great time!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our anniversary dinner was amazing. From beginning to end all I can say is class act,class act , class act. Thank you so much for one of the best dining experiences ever.

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  3. BrianO

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and cocktails, plenty of choices, great location. Would go back.

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  4. TJfam

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice table back the water. Was able to see a beautiful sunset. The biscuit with honey is out of this world!

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  5. Jusher64

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was so wonderful. We ordered the muscles and hot lobster roll and fish sandwich and it was amazing. I asked for a quiet table in the corner which they accommodated. It was so fantastic! Thank you so much!

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  6. Emz2022

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing

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  7. Foodnut

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, nice ambience, great waiter Danny. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for seafood lovers

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  8. TinaW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Staff was excellent. Great ambience, great location.

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  9. TomG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and venue. The scallops with risotto were excellent, The red snapper was well prepared but lacked flavor although the dirty rice was excellent. While the buttered lobster roll contained quite a bit of lobster it was not as fresh as one would expect although the fries were excellent. Overall the place is worth a visit.

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  10. CatherineG

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone recommended this place. On the water with great views. Lively & busy with some noise but you can have a conversation. John was our waiter & he did a great job. We had shrimp & lobster fitters with a spicy aioli sauce. Absolutely delicious ! We had the lobster for two which was gingered lobster, bok choy rice & scallion soy sauce. So yummy. Highly recommended. It was our anniversary & we received a card signed by all the staff & they comped our desserts. It was just a great evening & meal.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal! Great water view, excellent service. The portions were very generous & the food was delicious.

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  12. JBMB

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The clam chowder was one of the best we ever had. My son ordered a second cup. I wish I could remember the waiters name. He was great. Excellent service and so personable.

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  13. KellieM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Mooring! Fast, professional service. Delicious food with appropriate portions for the cost. It was our anniversary and we were offered a signed card and dessert on the house. Both the pork chop and salmon were perfectly cooked and so delicious!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service, interesting and nice wine list

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  15. ElizabethC

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely fantastic! We were visiting your city and tried you for lunch and then for dinner.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Enjoyed the lobster roll and cod! Great kids options too

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood, great staff, wonderful experience!

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  18. Celia

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect! Not expensive. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  19. Steve

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, very personable. The food was delicious and we did have dessert which is something we try to decline.

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  20. Amelia

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious but lots of noisy kids were a little distracting

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  21. TomM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a fine dining experience with Expert staff and food delicious

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at The Mooring whenever we are visiting Newport. The food and service is always excellent. The views are beautiful too!

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  23. SueG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. The best we’d had the whole weekend in Newport. Service could be a little better. It was a bit chilly outdoor dining with the wind. Not all the heaters were on. But definitely beautiful atmosphere.

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  24. KevinC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We are big Newport Rest. Group visitors. Meal was excellent as usual. Parking on the other hand was horrible. I understand you may have control over what is going on but pay $30 to park is unacceptable. Waiter told us that you don't stamp the tickets any longer. This is no big deal for all the tourists however, us RI folks and frequent guests will go to Iron works or the Boat House in the future.

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  25. JayV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. The staff signed a card for us, it was very sweet. The food was excellent and the staff outstanding. We will visit again when in Newport.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Everything was fresh and delicious

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  27. seniah

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another enjoyable meal at The Mooring - our favorite dining spot in Newport all seasons of the year.

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  28. HeidiB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the views of the harbor. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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  29. JohnD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waiter. Delicious food. Great service Beautiful view.

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  30. splurgingmomma

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot right on the bay to see the sun set and enjoy some classics. It was the day before the race, so you know I had seafood pasta :) Sat at the bar, and the team working was very friendly. You can tell they knew the regulars.

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  31. LouiseS

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mooring never disappoints. The views and the food are certainly when visiting Newport or for a special occasion for those who live here.

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  32. GwendolynS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked 2 pound lobster. Delicious! Fish and chips were very good.

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  33. Jeff

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate at The Mooring for our 30th wedding anniversary. The restaurant is on the harbor and we had a table overlooking the water. We also were given a congratulations card signed by staff and treated to a free dessert. Service was good and very honest (waitress suggested my wife wouldn’t need a salad because the entrees are large -and she was right). Best of all, the food was amazing. I had a whole branzino stuffed with citrus and fresh herbs, with roasted potatoes and broccolini. My wife had a roasted cod served over a stew that included sweet potatoes, white beans, tomato, and fresh Italian sausage. Best meal in a long time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the experience. However the parking situation was surprising! $18, for a 1.5 hour stay. Staff was wonderful!

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  35. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and great view! Perfect location for a birthday celebration

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fresh seafood; the lobster roll (two of us ordered them) was delicious! Though it's geared towards seafood, there were several "land" options which were equally delicious per my husband and daughter. Also, they offer Vegan options and Gluten-Free options for two of my children. Perfect restaurant for a family that has numerous diet restrictions.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the seafood tower and the oysters, littlenecks, and shrimp were fantastic, but unfortunately the lobster was bland, and being that you have access to the finest lobsters in New England; that’s a missed opportunity. 

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the ceviche, it was wonderful! Waitress brought out extra tortilla chips. Drinks were amazingly crafted. Recommend the Tom Cat. We also enjoyed the scallops and filet mignon, while the filet was cooked more rare than med/rare we still very much enjoyed it. The waitress and manager even came over and mentioned a new steak to which we denied because it was just so good we really didn’t even notice it. Chai creme puff was so yummy! As well as a nice french press coffee. Great atmosphere, great staff and overall successful date night.

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  39. LindaM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and everything was outstanding! Fish and chips portion was huge and the crispy redfish was absolutely delicious!!

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  40. JohnR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starts to get a bit crowded as the night gets later and starts overwhelming the staff. Because of that it starts feeling more like a franchise restaurant as opposed to a high end seafood place. Food is great, just need to keep the noise down and staff attentive by not stuffing so many people into the lower deck area.

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FAQs

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

The Mooring Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 9665 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 181 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Mooring Restaurant

1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street
    America's Cup Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    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
    Chris Jones
  • 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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