The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
6897 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view excellent service and food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very average food and overpriced. Salads and sandwiches pre-made with no customization available. Pork sandwich was full of fat.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a nice place to eat. Everything was clean, professional, and people were having a blast. The waiter was really nice and pleasant and we really enjoyed our food.

TB
TonyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Staff was very accommodating and professional

MI
vipMICHELLEP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dissapointed!!! The clam chowder soup was no where as good as the local restaurants mostly potatoes. My husband had the salmon order it rare it was very dry. We had the lobsters and crab legs that was good but who can ruin steamed seafood. The worst was the strawberry shortcake it was as hard as a rock. The garlic mash was diner quality. The most disappointing meal we had of all the restaurants in Newport.

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vipAnnie6038
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

anniversary

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was not happy with the lobster tails. I thought they would have been out of the shell and they were very small.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service! A bit pricey.

MG
MicheleG
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had salmon BLT. It was excellent. My husband had fish tacos and that was also very good. French fries very mediocre though. We ate outside and it was very pleasant. Make a reservation.

TB
ThomasB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at a Newport Restaurant Group property. A beautiful evening with great food and family overlooking Newport harbor.

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rmk74
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent and made you feel as though his friendliness and welcoming were not rehearsed. We had a slight problem and the manager handled it professionally and immediately.

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TaylorZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Server was knowledgeable, they were just busy when we went. Would go again, would love to sit outside when it isn’t raining

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here for many years. Nothing but perfect service every time. I’ll always be a faithful customer

HL
HenryL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary and was very nice. Server was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great location and ambiance but overpriced for the level of service provided. Server only checked on us to get order and then deliver the check. She clearly was not interested in providing the level of service expected of such a venue. Very disappointing for our only night in town.

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vipglh3
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Halibut Special was outstanding with risotto, turnips. and herbs on the side. The specials are always interesting and varied.

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vipBrose3
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious lunch, our server was very attentive. Drinks and food was great! Rainy day in Newport but still lovely on the back patio.

AL
AshleyLeo
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and really enjoyed our food. The mussels were delicious and so was the stuffed lobster

JS
JulietteS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails and food were delicious. We started with raw bar...local littlenecks and oysters. Fresh and wonderfully briny. Then the Portuguese Cod and the Seared Tuna. Both were cooked perfectly with delicious accompaniments. Plus. Rhe service by Kati was outstanding. Lovely view from our table into the marina. Highly recommended.

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danielles
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! The food, service and the atmosphere was Amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent as usual. However the server was a bit lazy. She didn’t think it was important to share the specials with my wife nor me. But at the table next to us, she offered them the specials. Odd. Maybe she didn’t think we could afford them.

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vipPeter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Jenn is an excellent server. I would highly recommend the Bag of Doughnuts and the Lobster Roll!

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vipDessertfreak
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic! Very interesting menu. The Mooring has it all, location, ambiance, food and vibe! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Newport...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience dining by the sea!

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Felix
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good dinner with medeocre vibe. Service was ok. Overall was not the beat experience here in Newport.

MB
vipMBRV
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. The raw bar platter was delicious. The scallop chowder recipe changed over the years. The older preparation was my favorite so this rendition couldn’t compare.

MW
MarkW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bria was a wonderful waitress. Very attentive to our needs. The food was great although I missed the swordfish which we had in the past. Great table by the railing which was great. It was Patty's birthday so we had lunch at Castle Hill and dinner at The Moorings and it was all great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot! Our server was the best!

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GeriG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was very fair. Not worth the price. Arugula salad was drowning in dressing, salmon was just ok, Caesar salad was nit made with a true homemade Caesar dressing. Very disappointing. Menu was very much the same as The Midtown Oyster Grill.
Only good thing was our server Lisa.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good, and we had a lovely view of the water. Food, however, was quite salty. We had the Bag of Doughnuts, salmon, and tuna. I like my food on the salty side, so it’s unusual for me to complain about too much salt. Overall, we enjoyed our time at the Mooring and look forward to our next visit.

RB
RobertB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views in Newport, fantastic staff, great food. So glad to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

ED
vipEsteroDiner
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great waterfront setting. Seafood pasta dish was okay. Rather spicy for me. Southern comfrey drink was excellent.

DW
DianneW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring is my favorite restaurant in Newport... the location is convenient, the setting is beautiful, the food is always great, and the service staff is friendly and fun!

JV
vipJeannieV
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally came in for a dinner reservation about an hour early and sat at the bar. Kyle and Ryan were so wonderful to chat with, we decided to forgo the table and eat our dinner at the bar. Kyle had recommended the Ahi Tuna Tartar so I decided to try it and it did not disappoint! It was so fresh and delish, definitely one of the best I have ever had! We ordered a nice bottle of wine to go with our dinner which Kyle brought out perfectly chilled at cellar temperature along with the appropriate stemware - something very important to my boyfriend and I - and it made a really nice impression not having to ask for the stemware. Dinner of course was a 2 pound lobster which was perfectly steamed and served with drawn butter and we shared some saffron risotto, a fabulous meal overall. We enjoyed it so much - we came back 2 days later for lunch! I had to do the repeater of the Ahi Tuna Tartar and then we shared the fish tacos and a burger and they were amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend The Mooring to anyone looking for a great meal in Newport - lunch or dinner - you will certainly enjoy it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here on a mini vacation to Newport. The service food and water view made it really special night. Highly recommend this place for anyone visiting this area.

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Jenksbev
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely views from the deck, decent food, and good service.

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Gastrogusto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an elegant and delicious meal with lovely ambience overlooking the water. our server, Jasmine, was friendly and helpful. I was able to eat gluten-free and lactose free with her assistance.

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 6897 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.