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About The Mooring Restaurant

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 900+ 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.

1 Sayer's Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
America's Cup Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 846-2260

Website:
http://www.mooringrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a large public lot in front of the restaurant.

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:
Laura Picozzi: (888) 759-5557

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Mooring Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (156)
Scenic View (118)
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Good for a Date (69)
Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Worth the Drive (56)
Romantic (54)
Local Ingredients (52)
Good for Groups (51)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Fun (46)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Casual (44)
Bar Seating (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Cozy (32)
Notable Wine List (29)
Seasonal (29)
Business Meals (28)
Authentic (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Hot Spot (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
People Watching (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (14)
Great Beer (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Live Music (1)
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 14 hours ago

Excellent food and good service
Brussels sprouts for appetizer was great
Took care of husbands dairy allergy - thanks!

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·Dined 6 days ago

The Mooring is always great! Scallop chowder is a great starter.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The hostesses were friendly and welcoming, the waiter was knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great. We were happy to spend our evening at the Mooring.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was very good. Everyone was on top of their jobs. Food was so so. Parking is a pain in this area. It cost me $14 for 2 hours, in the lot in front of the restaurant, on a Sunday night, in the winter. I guess that's a pitfall of being located in a major tourist destination.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good service, but the food was poor - dry salmon and lobster, and crab cakes average. Great oysters in fairness. We specified when booking it was our anniversary, but no mention from the restaurant. Disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Service great. Bah of donut with shrimp lobster and crab are a must. Clam chowder was too heavy. A little cold inside..needs heat

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Swordfish was dry. Lobster was delish, but served only with 3 boring boiled baby potatoes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great dinner.. can’t wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Second bad experience at the Mooring. Food was overcooked and undercooked. Had to send my meal back and 3 minutes became 20 for my return meal, by that time, my dinner guests has finished theirs.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful experience having dinner on New Years day. Food, chowder and tuna tar tare outstanding as was the baked cod and seafood fettuccine. Will definitely go back the next time we visit Newport. Great service too!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I have eaten at The Mooring many times, including to celebrate our wedding anniversary (I proposed to her at The Mooring) and New Year's Eve dinner.
This New Year's Eve we were somewhat disappointed that the restaurant kitchen closed at 10:00 p.m. and that the place was almost empty at 11:00. In previous years (last one being about 2013), party favors were distributed and we celebrated at mid-night.
That being said, the food was excellent (as always) and the service was very professional. We'll be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great atmosphere. Just be sure to stick with the seafood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful early New Years Eve Dinner with family.
Service was great.
Manager was friendly & her attentiveness appreciated.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and atmosphere were tremendous. Good list of appetizers, and sandwich and entree options. I will return the next time I am in Newport.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The wait staff the two times we visited was the best!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my husband and my fist dining experience atThe Mooring. Our anniversary dinner. I don’t recall, but I must have mentioned it when I made the reservation. While I didn’t remember, the staff certainly did. They seated us at a table right in front of the fireplace and surprised us with a complimentary dessert. Such a great experience. The restaurant is a bit loud, but I like the fun and festive feeling I get when I see happy people enjoying each other and good food. Well doneMooring Team.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at the restaurant on snowy weekend dinner. It appeared the outdoor ambiance would be good but not at the time of the year we were there. We have a great meal and any adjustments we required were provided. Two of my nieces recommended this restaurant and I would too.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious food and great service for a birthday dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We’ve been here countless times and always enjoy it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My dinner was very good. My husband ordered fish and chips. The fish was hot. Half the fries were hot and half were cold. They were such a temperature difference that the cold ones must have been sitting around. My husband's soda from the bar was flat. The waitress brought another one and said that the manager said the second one was not flat...well... it was just as flat as the first one.

We've had much better dining experience in the past.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We selected The Mooring for lunch based on reviews from Open Table, and it turned out to be a great choice! Our salads were a delicious combination of flavors, and the generous servings of seafood were as flavorful and fresh as we had hoped. Our children enjoyed views of the water, and the service was excellent. This will be a wonderful place to revisit when our family returns to Newport!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great dining experience! David was a fantastic server; very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about wine! We had great seats near the window and watched the beautiful sunset. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Warm greetings, wonderful service, and excellent food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Vacation trip, excellent restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was very good but we liked the original version of the seafood pasta with angel hair better than the new one

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food in this restaurant is very hard core traditional somewhat pubish . It is great for the people that do not venture 1 inch outside the tradition. Other then that, the restaurant is basic and super expensive for the pub food you get.
They can do better. The location is perfect

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The price is relevantly high compared to what was served. The place was crowded when we were there and because how busy the restaurant was, it took a long time for the waiters to serve us. Plus, you must order wisely. I recommend looking for the recommended courses on the menu. They seem to taste better. The seafood was very fresh there, as expected:)

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Enjoyed a delightful meal surrounded by subtle holiday lighting. Our server was attentive and the manager quickly and effectively addressed a minor issue with one of our entrees. The Downtown Salad and seafood over linguine were both excellent. Can’t quite give 5 stars as Galilee Squid (Calamari) was tiny and darker than Rhode Island’s signature appetizer should be.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went there for our 15 Year Anniversary. The food was exceptional as both my wife and I had the seafood pasta.
Our server , Dan really made our night as he continued to fill our water glasses and ensured that everything was just right. He was very well informed and made other recommendations for the appetizers like the bag of donuts and the clam chowder soup which were one of the best we had. This will definitely be a place we will go back to when we are in Newport.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our meal was superb and my son who is picky was well taken care of - even when he ordered two meals and ate them both. Our waiter was exceptional

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was yummy. Service was excellent. Nice ambience. Definitely will go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always pleased when we go. Great everything a real pleasure. Never have been disappointed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Server Sarah and support staff were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent food and service. The restaurant was relatively empty when we visited and we were seated in an intimate table by the window.

The only downside was a crowd in the bar area causing a bit of a ruckus. We were expecting an elegant, fine dining experience but this felt more of an upscale bar environment.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Underwhelmed with the baked stuffed lobster. Stuffed with whole shrimp and full size scallops sprinkled with bread crumbs. Not very indicative a traditional seafood stuffing. No bread with the meal. Overall unsatisfactory value.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Truly appreciated the friendly and patient service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had Caroline as our server and she was fantastic. All of our food was cooked and prepared perfectly, especially the fish, it was not overcooked at all, absolutely delicious ...!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I went there for birthday celebration. We were seated next to a door that lead to deck. It was a very cold day. Wait staff used that door as a short cut for set ups. We asked two employees if the could avoid goitthat way because we got a very cold breeze each time it opened. They continued to use the short cut I would say a total of 10 times in a short period of time. We mentioned it to our waitress and it immediately stopped. She was wonderful!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

special occasion. Very pleasant and knowledgeable waitress for the menu and surrounding Newport venues. Noise was a bit loud for 5:30 pm on a December Friday nite. Parking was very convenient. Oysters were almost as good as the Oyster Bar in NYC....Of course fewer varieties but excellent

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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