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The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
4.6
8124 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • 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 8,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. SM

    ShanM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our dinner was fabulous. We enjoyed the cod and scallops- both were one of the best meals we’ve enjoyed in Newport. The peach cobbler with pecan gelato was amazing. The night we dined was cold and rainy so the deck was enclosed and it was a bit loud. I’m sure when it’s open it would be amazing ambiance.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice rainy day and we felt like eating out. We usually stay away in the summer (we are locals) and now it’s “local summer”
  3. E

    Emmy

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were going out on a Monday night and locally there is not much open on Mondays. We ended up with a reservation here. They have a large porch area but it was cold so we asked to sit inside. They put us directly outside of the kitchen's swinging doors - not good. There were definitely other tables available inside. Waiter was nice, food average and ambiance poor from our perspective. We have eaten there for lunch in the summer - much nicer. And we had to shell out $20 for parking!!!
  4. LG

    LindaG

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Orders grilled octopus. Was so tough had to send back. If you have a lactose intolerance very few options.
  5. KR

    KateR

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food is fine but the restaurant is quite noisy and moves people in and out quickly.The servers are very pleasant.But, I felt like it was an assembly line.
  6. j

    jmgrafstein

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal sitting with a view of the Harbor. The food was outstanding as always. The appetizer salad was large enough to share. The restaurant accommodated a gluten-free lobster roll request and the grilled whole fish was perfection.
  7. T

    Theresa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mooring restaurant is amazing! Ambiance, food and service all 10/10! Highly recommend !
  8. L

    Louis

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great Sunday afternoon meal, great oysters, fried Calamari and our Pasta Seafood dinner was awesome.
  9. s

    stacha70

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch at The Mooring to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was friendly and helpful; she comped one of the meals because of the birthday (we were a party of three). The waitress was a little slow in returning to our table a few times, but in fairness to her, it wasn't because she wasn't working. In fact, my guess is the restaurant was a bit understaffed so she was covering more tables than usual. (I think staffing is a challenge for the restaurant/hospitality industry post-pandemic). Anyway, the food and drinks were great. I will definitely return.
  10. G

    Gracie14e

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Nick was terrific! The bag of donuts delicious, ample portions of our entrees.
  11. l

    lorif

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Wait staff was good. I got swordfish but it was in a red sauce which ruined it for me. I might give it another try
  12. s

    sariego

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very nice and attentive. Shrimp and grits was very good. The stuffed lobster was delicious and it was a lot of food. The drinks were good.
  13. LK

    LynneK

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious we return here often as they are very attentive to gluten free dietary needs, the burger with Gruyère cheese and caramelized onion on a gluten free bun was outstanding. Highly recommend
  14. B

    Brendans

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Bag of donuts, Octopus and Caesar salad
  15. ER

    EricR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was excellent as was the food quality and beverage selection. Everyone enjoyed their food but it was unanimous that the scallop chowder, a classic Mooring dish, was far too loaded with herbs. You couldn’t really get a “seafood” taste.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The outside patio room was crowded and very very noisy. My guest ordered a lobster and she said it must have been pre-cooked and microwaved because the claws were warm but the tail was cold. She became unwell during the night. I
  17. C

    Chico

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! Awesome waiter, Johnny. Very attentive. Good delicious
  18. LC

    LauralynC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food and service
  19. CH

    CarolH

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and friendly! The food was exceptional - the Branzino was delicious and the accompanying broccoli was perfect cooked and seasoned.
  20. J

    Jimb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Great service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered a glass of Sangria and Sander, the Bag of Donuts, Bowl of Clam Chowder, Grilled Whole Bonzini, and the Seafood Pasta. The view was amazing especially at sunset, the food was very good especially the fish. Overall great experience and worth the trip.
  22. PD

    PatD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We had dinner at The Mooring and sat outside on the upper level near the bar. Our particular table was very quiet and able to enjoy a gorgeous sunset. It is a large restaurant and the noise level can be high. We were lucky to be in a quiet area outside on the upper level. However, people did come outside to take pictures of the sunset. It didn't really impact our table, other than having a flow of people on the deck. Food was okay - not great. The Mooring Restaurant would not be high on my list for a return visit only because there are so many other restaurants in the Newport Restaurant Group to try.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were plentiful and delicious. Nice selection of everything from the raw oysters to dessert. The bag of doughnuts and the clam chowder were excellent. Pedro, our waiter, was friendly, attentive and just overall really great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was pretty meh. Would definitely recommend going here for lunch to enjoy the harbor views and not dinner.
  25. VK

    VictoriaK

    Kansas City

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic! My friends thought the oysters were the best they have had and trust me they have eaten them for the last 4 days. I had the turkey BLT and loved it. We asked for bread and it was crusty and warm! Our server (wish I could remember her name) was lovely.
  26. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Every restaurant has an off night, unfortunately, we hit theirs. However, the manager went above and beyond to acknowledge the unusual short comings and make things right by us.
  27. M

    Mimi

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! My mum got burger that had Gruyère cheese & brioche bun. I got octopus which was done with olives peppers & onions. We had some Prosecco to celebrate my mum’s 89th birthday. Our waiter, manager & maitre d all wished her happy birthday which I appreciated! Hats off to the staff!
  28. SW

    SWtwo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing, our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The only complaint would be that when we were still eating another waitress started to vaccumm around us which was very noisy and not what we would expect from a restaurant of this scale.
  29. JR

    JRA69

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clam Chowder and Bag of Doughnuts….yummy!!! Table with harbor view was beautiful at sunset 🌅
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. N

    Nesie129

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food wasn’t as expected.
  32. f

    fishy1

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Nice place, nice “ outdoor “ area ( had plastic down so view wasn’t as good) Excellent service from Ryan. All food was good, especially the chilled shrimp cocktail style and the clam chowder My husband had the turkey panini and he said the turkey was fatty. The noise level was ok except for the screamer babies toddlers and kids. Maybe seat all of them in their own section. Lol
  33. S

    Suee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've seen this restaurant advertised as one of the best restaurants in Newport many times, so we just had to try it out for dinner. In short, I agree with the reviews! Make sure to make a reservation ahead, as it gets very busy. A specific item on the menu I'd like to mention was the Flourless Chocolate Torte. It was absolutely delicious. The waiter very generously corrected a misunderstanding in the order by comping the dinner and was very apologetic. I highly recommend this place!
  34. NM

    NicoleM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, large portions, friendly staff, tasty meal…what more can you ask for!
  35. V

    Vineyardgirl6088

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience!
  36. LD

    LisaD

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, fast service!
  38. MK

    MattK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for what you get…would not go back. Seafood pasta 3 shrimp 4 scallops. 48 dollars. Won’t be back
  39. ET

    EricT

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a bit too loud and full of children to have a nice anniversary celebration. The food was good and we had a sweet server.
  40. JB

    JB996

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and you couldn't ask for a better spot to see the sunset in the harbor!

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 8124 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


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

    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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