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The Mooring Restaurant

4.6
4.6
8302 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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 8,302 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. LS

    LuisS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location. Very good food. Great service. Excellent time there.
  2. g

    georgec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. Matre'd was quick and efficient. Overall enjoyable experience. Will definately go back next time in town.
  3. LW

    LisaW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch with a great view. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious- all seafood selections and they were fabulous!
  4. DS

    DebbieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bag of doughnuts ( lobster and shrimp fritters) were outstanding!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming traditional atmosphere in a great waterfront location! Good food and wonderful friendly service!
  6. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful. Everything was cooked perfectly and our waitress was lovely
  7. MG

    MaryG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We have been here several times previously and this was not what we have experienced in the past. We waited 45 minutes before we got drinks and our order hadn’t been taken yet. We had to ask for some bread after an hour of waiting for our meal. Embarrassing as we had friends with us that we had previously raved about this restaurant. We will look to go to other restaurants next time in Newport.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We’ll be back again soon.
  10. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect--not too much, not too little, genuine and offering great welcoming and caring feeling. Jennifer (and all) were great as was the meal.
  11. DD

    DennieDo

    New England

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, setting and service.
  12. L

    Lizzy

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Nice to be there when it was "tourist empty" Very quiet and calm. Thank you
  13. JP

    JohnP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, Fresh oysters and Maine Lobster. The cocktails were tasty and it was a wonderful experience. The appetizer special of sweet potato cavatelli was excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. However keep in mind you have to pay for parking and parking in Newport can be expensive since it is limited, especially during the season. But to pay $32 to park for a couple hours during the off season that we paid to eat there was ridiculous! asided from the parking fee i would still highly recommend this place to any friends or family looking for wonderful meal. The food speaks for itself.
  14. CF

    CassieF

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks! So please and will definitely return!
  15. DM

    DavidM

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding our server Jennifer was the best. Great food.
  16. PK

    PKDIII

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor provided perfect service, the food quality was exceptional, and the ambiance oustanding!
  17. JH

    JanetH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience!
  18. R

    Rhody22

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice dining experience and a special treat.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant nice and clean , staff amazing . Dianne our waitress fantastic . The Thanksgiving dinner was mediocre , i had better . Also I’m surprised that they didn’t have a vegetarian stuffing not everybody eats pork . Overall , it was ok.Staff was very nice which compensated for the food
  20. M

    Meg7

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner here. Our server, Lexy, was fabulous. Drinks, entrees and dessert were all delicious.
  21. JB

    JacquelynB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a beautiful setting that made you not want to leave! Everything we got to eat was delicious and inventive !
  22. BM

    BMac

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brought the family in for Thanksgiving Eve... and did not disappoint! We had a great time as usual. Keep up the good work! Brian McEwen
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great! We both had the baked stuffed lobster which was full of scallops and shrimp, dinner was delicious.
  24. BG

    BrandonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. The waterfront view is awesome and the pricing is reasonable for the outstanding quality.
  25. MP

    MarciaP

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Ryan, our waiter.
  26. K

    Kim1

    New England

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Red Sangria, it was excellent. For dinner we had the burrata and beet salad and the falafel wrap, both were so tasty and packed with flavor. My husband had the salmon special and it was outstanding, very fresh. The pecan bar for dessert was so amazing.
  27. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    he Mooring has become a favorite when I have out of town guests. The location, ease of finding parking and ambiance cannot be over stated. The staff are friendly and helpful and have a good grasp of the menu items.
  28. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food flavors were very good. Calamari appetizer was excellent. Fish and chips was fresh, tasted good, ample amount. But batter was too thick. We'll be back.
  29. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ours was an absolutely fantastic first experience at The Mooring. We literally had zero complaints.
  30. JR

    JulioR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and great food! The atmosphere was terrific.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch date at The Mooring to start our Newport weekend getaway. We enjoyed our meal and the views of the water. The server was attentive and made some great recommendations.
  32. ME

    MELINDAA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great meal. We enjoyed the raw seafood platter, 1 1/4 pound lobster, Cod, and the flourless chocolate cake. We loved everything.
  34. M

    Mariceann

    New England

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent. We love eating in the Harbor room. My biggest problem is not with the restaurant, but with the parking. A 2.5 hour meals cost us $27! This is robbery. It makes me pause to go back to Mooring.
  35. LB

    LBow

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant came highly recommended by many locals we had the pleasure of speaking to and it did not disappoint! We had the savory bag of donuts as an appetizer, we shared the pasta with shrimp, scallops and we added the lobster tail and it was absolutely delicious! Our waitress was amazing, she even comped us a cup of their clam chowder so we could compare it to the others we have had in Newport & Boston which we told her were disappointing. Their clam chowder by far was the best! We also had the peach cobbler with butter pecan ice cream and that was delicious! A true gem, we will definitely be coming back!
  36. DE

    DanE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal with great ambience - even in the colder months!
  37. S

    Scully

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive waitstaff and delicious food with beautiful water view
  38. R

    Renski

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 97-year-young friend Casper is an actor, a WWII vet, and all-around wonderful guy. I wanted to take him out to celebrate Veterans Day in style. I shared this with the staff at The Mooring via OpenTable reservations, and they were ever so sweet and accommodating. In fact, he just left me a two-minute voicemail recounting what a wonderful time he had. Thank you, Moorings team (especially our waitress) for making it such a cozy, delicious, and comfortable affair.
  39. s

    sharonidohair

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We finished our last night in Newport here! It did not disappoint! Incredible cheese board, the Scallops and surf and turf dishes were of the hook! Portions were large and we left stuffed! Service was great too! The staff was friendly and cordial!
  40. CC

    CapeCod129

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were seated immediately, even though our reservation was for much later, service was great, food was delicious

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 8302 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


Booked 62 times today
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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