The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
6329 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.
What 6329 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuisR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Place was too loud and food was just like going to chillys or TGIF service was good. Staff was nice

CK
ChristineK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service . The $24 parking fee stinks though

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving day dinner. Great table by the window. Food and service were too notch.

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cindyd
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gorgeous room, excellent service very comfortable atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.

CM
vipCindyM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent View. Excellent Nashville Chicken Sandwich.

CF
ChrisF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring has been our special restaurant for celebrating our anniversary and for other occasions during the year. We always walk out with wonderful memories and look forward to doing so for years to come!

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JohnL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Steak was over done and the lobster tail wasn't edible.

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vipglass1heart
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to go to see friends!
The seafood tower Wednesday is a great buy and super fresh. Our Frog Leap Sauvignon blanc wine was excellent and paired perfectly with our lunch, the seafood tower.
The wait staff was right on. Thank you Mooring for an enjoyable lunch. You are awesome.

JS
JeffS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. It was perfect.

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vipIshi
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was wonderful Anniversary Lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server, host and everyone we came across was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service !

CM
vipCindyM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring is doing an amazing job and handling the Covid restrictions well. We are always impressed at how quickly and hot the food comes out. And it is delicious. The covered and heated deck (complete with radiant heating from the floor) along with the gorgeous harbor view is a huge plus. Servers are happy and friendly.

JG
JeromeG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice way they have closed in the outdoor deck, no wind and warmer in the sunshine.

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Loie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and delicious food! loved the outdoor porch.

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Penelope
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside. Fast seating, ambiance standard. Great RAW bar and wine. Great service!

JE
vipJEM02882
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here during Covid 19 and were very pleased with how the Mooring handled the safety of patrons and staff. From the minute we entered the restaurant they made us aware of the changes and refinements. The tables were separated at least eight feet apart and the staff were all wearing masks. Patrons were asked to put on their masks every time the server arrived at the table. A reasonable request. Service was outstanding. Our server, Denise, was wonderful. As always the meals were delicious. The pork chop was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, sat out on the back patio looking out at the water. Food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always
The covid guidelines were closely followed
Staff was awesome!

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vipDavidf
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are dealing with the pandemic as well as any restaurant we have been to. Quality, service and atmosphere are outstanding!!!

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vipTrishL
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free options. Had a GF chicken sandwich (no bread but they did have a GF roll if wanted) with a salad and creme brulee for desert all gluen free. Friend had white chowder said it was great.

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vipglennb
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for outside dining and got a beautiful table overlooking the harbor. Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mini vacation for my husband and I!!!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice place. Server was so personable and attentive.

RC
RCfromBristol
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I shared a Caesar salad and a salmon BLT. The kitchen split both meals for us. Everything was fresh and very tasty, the service was excellent. Our only complaint is that it seemed to take longer than usual to get our meals.

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Stase
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! The only negative was they ran out of steak so no surf and turf.

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charc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful birthday dinner was made even more special by attentive staff and wonderful dishes

SC
SarahCalabro
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have been eating at the moorings for years we were given crab on our appetizer platter instead of lobster claw no comparison and no reduction in price. We were seated on a runway over looking stairs to one side and the kitchen door on the other

KM
KathleenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Have eaten at the Mooring for decades. Standards have slipped in the kitchen. Pasta dish mediocre, flavors thin and near tasteless, only some heat coming through.
Spinach salad w/ beets with unremarkable dressing, spinach had leaves, many dark, limp too, piled up in the middle with slivered nuts dumped on top, no effort in balance of dressing-to-greens. Beets ok.
Clam chowder tasted of the thickener (flour?) more than the clams.
Red sangria tasty however. Server ok, lackluster.
Effort made to get us in a little earlier than reserved time was good. Fresh air table w/ comfortable safe spacing also good.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sam was AWESOME!!!!!
Food was DELICIOUS!!!

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Buddy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Special day in Newport. Arrived early for our reservations. Asked for outdoor seating. Got table in far corner with limited view.

Food was good.
Service was good.

Will try other place next time.

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RobinT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wonderful waitress! Was a beautiful day and could not eat outside. Was disappointed. Had a wonderful bowl of chowder. Would skip fish and chips. Too much breading. Drink menu very short and unimaginative. Would recommend the black pearl instead.

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HeidiD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful Saturday afternoon during Newport Restaurant Week at The Mooring. Did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2-year anniversary dinner

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Mikaal
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Do you like delicious, fresh seafood? Go here. Great experience overall, very happy with our meal. You wont be sorry, instead, you will be full of delicious, fresh seafood.

RB
RichardB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating at The Mooring, my favorite restaurant. The service and food is always great.

RS
vipRichardS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. Great staff and management.

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vipDavidf
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at the mooring bar. Mark the bartender was great as well. Made us feel very welcome!

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 6329 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.