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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (218)
Scenic View (164)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (118)
Good for Anniversaries (91)
Good for a Date (91)
Local Ingredients (82)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Good for Groups (75)
Romantic (74)
Worth the Drive (71)
Fit for Foodies (67)
Fun (64)
Casual (63)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Great for Lunch (55)
Bar Seating (50)
Authentic (43)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Seasonal (43)
Business Meals (39)
People Watching (38)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Cozy (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Comfort Food (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Kid-friendly (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Healthy (18)
Great for Brunch (18)
Great Beer (16)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were in Newport for the weekend and went to The Mooring on the recommendation of our innkeeper. The back deck puts you right on the water, although we had limited views in the evening and with the deck buttoned up for winter. Restaurant has a good feel when you arrive. We booked a reservation and were seated immediately. Main dining area was open and inviting. It looks like a great gathering place for friends. We were seated outside on the heated deck. The clam chowder was among the best I’ve had since moving to New England. Fish and chips for equally good. Although I would definitely ddining here again, my enjoyment of this meal was greatly impacted by the fact that we were seated in front of a heating vent for the deck. It was unbearably hot throughout the meal, to the point I wanted to pack food and leave early. I mentioned this to the management staff who stopped by to check on our meal and was told it was difficult to regulate heat on the deck. I’m sure it is, so I would recommend you choose your seat assignment accordingly.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Totally worth going. Even on a cold night the patio was comfortable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

App was burned. My dinner was entered wrong by our server. The wrong dish came out, waited about 15 min for the new one while my company ate. Correct dish came out, fish was over cooked and flavorless. Had really high hopes for this restaurant and was very disappointed.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband ordered the Tuna dish medium rare, it came gray and med well. I had the halibut special with ravioli, the sauce overpowered the dish and the fish was over cooked. Our daughter is vegetarian and ordered the vegetable risotto which had a spicy kick to it with mainly root vegetables which would have been fine for a December meal but there seemed to be only parsnips and sweet potatoes in the dish and it came out lukewarm and not fresh.
Creme Brûlée Dessert was delicious and our waiter, John was charming and helped to make up for a very disappointing meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent Menu

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Special occasion for son's promotion. Service and dining were superior. Server Donielle was pleasant, efficient and we plan to return.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We real enjoyed the restaurant. Beautiful setting with good atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a positive experience

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

First Christmas Girls weekend. Dinner here on Saturday nite ... waiters great , food fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to the Mooring 12/2 for an advance celebration for my husband's birthday. My family of 11 plus two friends, one of whom shares the birthday with my husband unanimously agreed that we picked the perfect place for this special occasion. This was my first visit to The Moorings. I chose it based on the 4.5 star ratings on line and the comments of customers who rated the restaurant 5 consistently.

I made the reservations for 11:30 on line the night before but had to call in the following morning to revise the number, as the on line reservation limited the number to 6 persons only. There must be a valid reason for limiting it to six but would have preferred to complete the reservation at one sitting. Our arrival time was also changed to 12 p.m.

Shortly after all members of our party arrived, our orders were taken. No sooner than our orders were taken, our drinks, the scrumptious rolls/bread were served along with salad and soups. We did not have to wait long after that to get our main dishes. Remarkable service. I noted at least 3 times when there were 3 waiters/waitresses serving us. My only regret was that I forgot to write down the name of our waitress. She was amiable and very accommodating. We all were sated from our entrees that we did not have room for dessert. But our waitress accommodated my request for a Malt Chocolate Cake with 2 candles to celebrate my husband and my friend's birthday.

I ordered crab cake with grilled asparagus. The best crab cake I have ever tasted. No bread crumbs just pure crab meat lightly battered just enough to hold it together, crispy and very tasty. The scallop and the New England clam chowder were superb

My kids and their families have attended the Newport Boat Shows annually for a long long time. So they have eaten at The Moorings. I will highly recommend The Moorings again.

Thank you for making my husband's birthday a memorable one.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing menu and the food was delicious. They were accommodating to only certain dietary needs so I would confirm with the chef before committing if you have special needs. The ambience was great and even in the winter the deck was warm. Service was stellar.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Quality of the food was unsurpassed, the halibut special was prepared and presented beautifully!! Staff went out of their way to seat us where requested. Server was pleasant and efficient. Would not recommend the bag of donuts, just a large amount of dough which took away some of appetite for the better things to come. Chowder was great, entrees superb!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is one of our must visit places in Newport, and a wedding anniversary only makes it doubly so. Wifey went with land fare and was not overly impressed. I went for the highly touted two pound lobster that showed up for the main event at about 1 and 1/2 lbs. With the $’s they charge, the price to value equation is distorted, as is the seeming practice at the other restaurants in the Newport Restaurant Group chain. We will still go there because of location and ambience, but will have to reign back our culinary expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and restaurant was fantastic so much so I booked another reservation

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was one of the most exceptional, memorable restaurant experiences we have had. The service was outstanding. From the moment we entered we were taken care of like we were the only customers there, even though the restaurant was full and they were preparing for a large party on the patio. The food was perfectly prepared, with delightful pairings of flavors. The gluten-free rolls were amazing, making me glad I accepted the offer, something that I rarely do because the product is usually so disappointing. The desserts were fabulous as well. The creme broulee was as smooth as silk. This restaurant is on the more expensive side, but worth every single penny. We will definitely remember this anniversary dinner with very fond memories.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Nice place to dine in Newport, had the baked stuffed Lobster, better than the equivalent I had in Maine a few months ago.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was just O-K, nothing impressive. Service is on the slower side. It took a while to get my water glass refilled even though it was not a busy night. Good thing they had a vegetarian menu for my partner. However, I would not go here again or recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Wonderful view.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great local seafood. Right on the water, with a great view. If you like oysters, Walrus & Carpenter were my favorite. Great service, too.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place right on the water in Newport! Ambiance is great. This last time, service was slow. I suspect that the entrées were ready to come but just not delivered promptly resulting in Entrées that were dry. Usually better experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place, great server, food was great. We’ll be back!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was amazing! Hopping bar, but just got drinks there and we’re seated even though we were a little early. Great service and delicious food!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service and food excellent also. Couldn’t ask for better ambiance.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The crab cake was really good as an appetizer. Just enough of smoky flavor. The Tuna Ahi wasn't the best, it was a bit too salty for my palette. Would love to go back and try others on the menu .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service could have been better. More attentive server. Drinks were weak. Lots of empty plates and glasses left on table. Water was filled once. C minus experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

this place could be resting on its laurels just based on its location in the harbor, but instead it’s a friendly reasonably priced place for an above average meal,

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

have been here several times, in season and off. Never disappointed! Worth every penny!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving. We ate too much, drank too much, and spent too much. It was worth it! No clean up and only great memories!!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great ambiance and food. The baked lobster is superb. Great desserts too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very expensive meals and drinks not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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