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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

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (255)
Scenic View (192)
Great for Outdoor Dining (152)
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Special Occasion (139)
Good for a Date (117)
Good for Anniversaries (103)
Local Ingredients (92)
Good for Birthdays (90)
Good for Groups (90)
Casual (85)
Romantic (85)
Worth the Drive (82)
Great for Lunch (75)
Fun (75)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Bar Seating (60)
Seasonal (58)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Authentic (51)
Business Meals (47)
Sunday Lunch (46)
People Watching (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Hot Spot (43)
Notable Wine List (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Cozy (31)
Happy Hour (29)
Comfort Food (27)
Kid-friendly (25)
Healthy (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Great for Brunch (19)
Great Beer (19)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Disabled Access (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Tapas (5)
Organic (3)
Live Music (2)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

It is a large and bustling restaurant on the water, with a fire place and a bar. The seafood was very fresh and interestingly prepared, much higher quality than I expected from someplace so large. Informal, comfortable, fun, and reliably delicious food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fun, Great Beer
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite Newport restaurant. Always visit the Mooring on our visits. As usual the food and service did not disappoint.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

Exelent service and great food. Nice touch from our watress with a desert on the house for our anniversary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful setting, wonderful menu, and wonderfully attentive staff. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

The staff at the desk and our waitress were very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our experience at the Mooring. Food was delicious. Will definitely will dine there again.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very expensive meals and drinks not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

My time at the Mooring was great! We were on a time restraint, and simply let the waitress know. She was diligent about getting our orders in and our food out to us. Would totally recommend for a business lunch or a just a nice meal with friends. 10/10!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Organic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have been here before, and the food and service were betterthan this last time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been to the Mooring before and it was great both times. This last time we were seated on the porch which was not really to our liking. The food was average - my husbands was great, and mine was less than. Out waiter was excellent though and I will definitely return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My waitress was outstanding the view and the food were superb best spot in Newport

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love going to the Moorings during the off-season. Have been doing this for years. Often bring friends from other states and countries.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here during Restaurant Week for dinner - thought the food was good but not anything mind blowing. The service was very good. I think it's probably more interesting during the summer since its right on the water.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The weekend

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful time! Staff was amazing... food exceptional. Definitely make an advanced reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice restaurant. Sort out parking. Need to pay $15 in advance and they give u cash back at restaurant. Ok. But not normal process. Better to stamp parking and pay on way out

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It fitted our big family and the servants were very accommodating and delight .
Good service good food .
Good for kids

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service is good. Food is OK.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday dinner with 4 people

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Mooring is a great mix of waterfront charm, well-prepared cuisine, and attentive service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Servers were spread thin and my entree of the unformed ravioli fell short and was too sweet for my taste. My daughters seafood pasta was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent. Coincidentally visiting Newport during Newport Restaurant Week, so came here. I live in NYC so have my choice of great restaurants regularly, but this is certainly within the top 3 meals I've had this week, and possibly #1. Everything was superb. Shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, goat cheese ravioli atop butternut squash puree, and some chocolate-y delight for dessert. Not a single complaint.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was terrific and favorable,and the price was also great. Unfortunately it was a very cold and windy night and we’re seated on the outside deck,that was covered by a tent. So needless to say it was very loud and cold. This must be a great dining experience during summer nights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Allergy to canola oil was specified on the reservation, however even though the waiter also acknowledged it, the kitchen did not and there a very serious reaction to my guests.. Canola oil is very hard on the digestive system and restaurants of any quality should consider totally eliminating it.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Usually I LOVE the Moorings---I had my sons rehearsal dinner there-- but 2 weeks ago when I was there with family, my guest returned her steak TWICE !
Thus time, my fish sahdwich was sub par. I was disappointed, especially because I always recommend the Moorings!

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall experience was great - servicer was very helpful - we informed him that my husband was allergic to shellfish and he gave him a salad instead of french fries - explaining that the fryer was also use for shellfish. Since my husband had a salad for appetizer this was not a great option. We should have asked for other options and appreciate the fact that he was aware of this. In any case, would think a fryer in the kitchen would be "shellfish free".

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

first time there. The service was friendly and attentive without being too overbearing. The food was perfectly prepared Perfect setting for a date night. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and I have been to The Mooring the last two years for dinner during restaurant week and both times the food and service were great. I also visited over the summer for a girls' weekend and enjoyed lunch and cocktails. Will be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was poor and the server was very deaming. Asking if we knew what we were ordering because it was in french.... rude. Went for restaurant week and the only thing good was the pork dumplings. The steak au poivre was glazed with powdered pepper and scrapped off like tar, not correct. The green beans were not seasoned and the potato croquettes tasted like something out of a box, inedible. I sent it back and got the seafood medley, which was ok until I bite into a spoiled shrimp. It sat on the edge of the table until my friend was done with his meal. The server asked if I wanted a box and I told him that I couldn't eat it, I got charged for it. The desert was pumpkin bread pudding which I loved but was crunchy and dried out. Sadly to say I will never go back. Too bad.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Birthday. Served Don a fabulous dessert with candle on the house

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The wait staff was unbelievably great!!!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was a little pricey but the flavors were amazing! The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. We were very happy we chose to dine at this restaurant. We were there for restaurant week and were disappointed with the menu offered for this event. We all ordered off the regular dinner menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great casual restaurant, relaxing. Great service!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service and great views!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to visit Newport, and this has been our go-to dinner spot. Luckily we were in town during restaurant week. The pre-fixed menu was a great value option.

New England clam chowder is better than what I have had in Boston.

We got the seafood pasta and it was simply amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful time celebrating cousin's 84 th birthday. Vibrant time with fantastic waitress, Jen. It has a wonderful relaxing setting and the menu delicious; a favorite to many.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a hoppin' and popular place, and as a result, it's quite noisy (the bar scene). Although the food is very good, it is difficult to have a quiet conversation. The prix fixe menu during restaurant week was very good.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our overall experience was excellent. Wish we did not live 925 miles away. We would frequent the Moorings .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First of all, the view of the bay at sunset was fantastic. The service was good. I ordered the georges bank scallops -- the dish was tasty, but there was not so much on the plate. My husband ordered the portugese roasted cod -- it was in some sort of stock -- he said he liked it. I had the new england clam chowder before my meal -- it was fantastic. My husband ordered the autumn salad -- which looked pretty good too. Overall, the views are great and the food is pretty good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

WE like The Moorings and enjoy going there, but what was disappointing this year for restaurant week was primarily sandwiches on the menu for entrees for lunch. THey usually do better than that.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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