The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
6503 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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vipglass1heart
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Wednesday, march 3rd we went the Mooring for their seafood tower on 1/2 price Wednesdays. I was superb. We sat out on the enclosed deck which gave a beautiful view of waterway into the marina. What a wonderful afternoon. The food was wonderful and service was great! We love the Mooring in the heart of downtown Newport.
Enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great in terms of food, ambiance and service. However, We still have to pay for parking for the 2 hrs we were there even after getting parking ticket validated.

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stevenb
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

our server Rachel was pleasant food was great drink was weak

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vipdrpkot
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring is always great! I highly recommend it. Not inexpensive but always good!

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VineyardGirl6088
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb spinach salad, scallops entree and salmon burger! Masculine nautical decor with plenty of tables situated close to the water for a harbor view.

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SHARID
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We both had the scallops entree. Delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa was an amazing server and full of information and suggestions for the Newport area.

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StephenV
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good...!

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MikeC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch ... beautiful view !

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ClaudiaR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a table close to the window. Too cold, heater wasn’t on. Not too many choices in the menu.

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vipPetraN
New England
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Warm and comfortable on a cold night . Highly recommend!

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RhondaI
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time out to dinner since the pandemic. We felt very safe. The food was excellent and so was the service!

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Jodi9600
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Portuguese Cod! You won't regret it! We went for a romantic dinner, sat by the fireplace and had a wonderful time. Good service, good wine and great food!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time dining at The Mooring. Was not disappointed at all. The food was delicious. The service was great and the food arrived promptly. Highly recommend you give it a try. We’ll be back for sure!

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vip124C41
New England
66 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a very good restaurant and we always have an excellent meal.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for all your patronage and we are glad you enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just awesome.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

That makes us happy! Glad you enjoyed.

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AnnieM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our young waiter was more interested in serving his buddies then serving us

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will discuss with our team. We pride ourselves in exceptional service and never like to hear had a less than excellent service experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time sitting in the enclosed deck. Looking out into the water. This will be my new lunch place during the winter
We will be back this weekend

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed and looking forward to seeing you again for lunch soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing waiter!!
He was just the best!!!
Our table was perfect and service was excellent.
Great value for the venue

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and our meal was outstanding!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

That's great to hear. Thanks!

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Billfish
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The waiter was nice & very efficient. The table was in the porch area and it didn’t have much ambiance , compared to the interior of the restaurant. I thought it was too bright and sterile! Food was okay. I have been to other Newport Restaurant Group restaurants and liked them better!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We always like to hear what our guests are saying. Our porch area is a bit sparse right now to accommodate COVID spacing, but we hope you visit us again in the summer when it opens up to the harbor. It has a whole different feel.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super comforting experience. Special seating by the fireplace and the attentive staff make our anniversary dinner the finest experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there .. excellent service and dinning room!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on the earlier side with two toddlers. The waitress automatically knew how to get them settled. The food was amazing. Kids loved the clam chowder and lobster/shrimp fritters. The entrees were superb too! This is our second time and would highly recommend anyone visiting Newport!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you! We're glad your family enjoyed and appreciate the recommendation. We hope we see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the warm ambiance on a snowy evening. Food and service was commendable.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

We are very happy you enjoyed!

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vipTimL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience even under COVID. Food was fantastic and half price raw bar didn't hurt either

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you Tim! We are very happy you enjoyed.

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kkenney
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super lunch served. Every one was super friendly!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate the 5-star rating!

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DaleT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Staff were friendly, food came out quick.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you Dale. Glad you enjoyed.

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MaryleboneLady
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except the ambiance. We were seated in the “outdoor” area which has no ambiance. I get that it is COVID but restaurants are going to have to figure that out or charge less for eating in such spaces.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We wish our ambiance was more inviting for you.

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toritori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A fine place, more expensive than I feel necessary. Upcharge for view I'm sure. Shrimp not cleaned and cocktail more ice than anything else.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We strive to be the best at what we do and we always value the insight from our guests..

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timg
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food was amazing service spot on and timing was everything. No wait and pleasant staff

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate the five-star rating.

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Tootie
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated immediately upon arrival. Service was quick and food delicious.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you Tootie! Glad you all enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great with a harbor view. Just GO!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

That's good advice for us! Thank you and glad you enjoyed.

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vipMariceann
New England
99 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoy the Mooring for is consistent quality. For a fish restaurant, they make an awesome fillet mignon as my husband likes it, I wish they would add some pasta dishes.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you Mariceann! We are glad you enjoy it here. We will share your suggestions with our culinary team.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very attentive. Oysters were awesome. Slightly disappointed with Lobster Roll - reasonable lobster portion not generous. Salmon BLT was great. Atmosphere was good despite crappy weather and limited capacity

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you Joseph. we really appreciate your patronage and for sharing your feedback. We hope you come back and join us again.

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winonamae
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience2

we sat out on the deck, on lawn chairs -- not exactly what I had pictured for such a nice restaurant that required a credit card hold for a reservation.
our meals were ehh... his stuffed lobster was amazing, my filet was very overcooked and the shrimp addon had no flavor.
mixed feelings about the experience.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the feedback. We pride ourselves on exceptional food and service and never like to know a guest left disappointed. We would love to hear more about your experience and encourage you to reach out to Dan Fischer, our General Manager, directly at 401-846-2260. Your satisfaction means a lot to us.

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Grout
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Welcoming, professional, kind and attentive staff.
Food and drinks were fabulous.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you! We are glad your experience was 5-stars! Hope you will join us again soon.

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JohnW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just ehh. It was very overpriced. The worst Bloody Mary I ever had!

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Sorry to hear that John. That's not typical of our quality. We will be sure to take your feedback to heart. We strive to deliver an exceptional dining experience and we never like to know we didn't deliver.

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vipSoVeryTracey
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Bag of Donuts appetizer is never a disappointment! My husband ordered the spicy seafood pasta dish (I tasted it and it was great!). My fish and chips was a bit of a disappointment...too much batter on the fish...overall the food came quickly and was well prepared. Despite the winter weather, the view was still fantastic from the enclosure.

The Mooring Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the feedback. We are glad the Bag of Doughnuts and the Seafood Pasta made a good impression. Sorry your fish and chips were not too your liking. They are usually one of our favorite items. We will share your feedback with the culinary team as we are always looking to be better at what we do. We hope your next visit is more to your liking.

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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 6503 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.