The Mooring Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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chazc
New England
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, service and food. Swordfish was exceptional- not always the case in other establishments

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DaveS
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The mooring has a great spot on the wharf, so the setting and space is really gorgeous. The service is excellent. Our wait staff were attentive and happy and I never asked anything as they anticipated our needs each time.

The food. Well. The raw bar options are as expected in RI. So nothing wrong there. The main courses a bit less so. Someone needs to learn what seasoning is since nothing had any salt in it. It was clear there was technique but it was ruined by the lack of basic seasoning...bland is always a killer. One of the dishes had a cream based sauce which came to the table broken. It was not nearly as smooth and silky as it should have been.

Would I go back? Yes. They deserve another shot.

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viplaurenS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alvaro was very nice and recommended delicious food options

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vipFrankieBaby
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner. We were seated on time. Food was brought out in perfect stages. Wish I saved room for dessert.

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Naan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what Newport is about, great location, food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was outstanding. We were seated outside with a beautiful view of the harbor. The service was very good

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vipJohnnySpeed
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank You for being open in these times. Overall, I think the staff did a great job and we both felt they made it as safe as possible. We live in Dartmouth and visit The Boathouse regularly and happened to be in Newport and visited you for a late lunch. When other people may be simplifying their menu and shortcutting the chef's input, it was a delight to have a simple burger with cole slaw and some chowder. The attention to detail, like shredding the cabbage very thin, adding a little complexity to the mix and even serving a delicious iced tea is very appreciated by the common man. Thank you for being an interesting place in a great location. We will visit again when we are in Newport! Stay Safe! John and Marsha

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KariS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from PA! Beautiful views, excellent service & delicious food!

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Kerrie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. Super friendly and attentive to our needs at all times. The food was incredible! Thank you for a delightful dinner with my best friend ! We felt very safe

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vipFrancineJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view and lobster roll.

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vipDrTom
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had four dinners in Newport and, while all were very good, this place is a cut above. Excellent service and food. Only negative (sort of) is price of wine. And this should be on your list for great dining in Newport.

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RichG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place.
Food excellent and service was top notch.

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CarolineJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Horrible service and lobster roll lacked flavor. The only good dish was the seafood ravioli.

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LindaA
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was so wonderful! Our meal was delicious
This restaurant never disappoints. It has been our favorite Newport restaurant for years and for good reason.

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MIL3
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mooring never disappoints. Seafood prepared to perfection, excellent service, great bar, romantic table for two with a view... Five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and view

JM
vipJenM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Situated right on the dock, The Mooring is a fantastic spot for outdoor dining! The Clam Chowder was delicious as was the burrata appetizer. The salmon burger was huge and you received a great portion of salmon on the burger. The spicy tuna tostada I would skip on the next visit. It was overloaded with spicy mayo and seaweed salad causing the wonton crips to become very soggy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chowder and mussels appetizer were delicious. The yellowfin tuna was way too salty though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and our waitress Alex was wonderful

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mariap
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection, friendly service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not great service. I had to leave my table to ask the manager for service for not just my table but for the couple next to us. It didn’t get much better from there and we decided to leave after appetizers. I would say do t go here with high expectations as it is not as great as it is rated.

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TomS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staff, great location on the water, clean. Salmon BLT was delicious.

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MrTinCT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply the best Clam Chowder we've ever had, and the rest of the menu isn't too shabby either!

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KayW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, and the views off the deck of the wharf were great. This past weekend was the regatta so the wharfs were very busy with yachts and boats of all sizes. Our server was wonderful and made the entire experience worthwhile. I highly recommend!

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PamB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful Anniversay dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and fun. Atmosphere was perfect. We will be back!!

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Tina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service super nice and accommodating. Indoor seat we were at had a great view of the water and a refreshing breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The location is perfect. Right on the wharf

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VivC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We asked several times prior to the reservation to be seated outdoors. When we arrived, we told the hostess that we were confirmed for outdoor seating. We were in fact, willing to wait for the next available seat. However, they seated us indoors. We watched two outdoor seatings finish up and leave. The manager and our waitress refused to let us sit. Those outdoor seats were empty for at least 20 minutes. I am disappointed in the customer service as they were willing to put our safety in danger as the family next to us coughed several times. I have made it a point to not leave a negative review during this pandemic, but the wait staff was just incredibly rude and I have already told several colleagues to not go to this establishment. The food was nothing extraordinary and we found better food. We chose not to be spiteful and stayed for the meal. The seafood doughnuts were more dough than doughnuts. The cod was not seasoned, but was good. The fish spread was overly salty and dry. We were so disappointed in this restaurant.

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sarshal
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, excellent service, excellent food. I will be back!

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SAMY
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view of the harbor. Staff was professional and kind

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NewYorkerMom
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service we received from Ryan was excellent, but the restaurant is overrated and overpriced. While $250 lunch (no desserts) for 5 people in some restaurants would be a fair price, here it's not the case. They charge you for the ocean view, which we did not get even with the outside seating. Not worth the price.

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Katie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the drinks and dishes. I wish I recalled her name. She was great and made fabulous recommendations. The food was incredible and the bag of donuts app was out of this world. We were so happy we made a reservation here for lunch. The view outside was beautiful and everything appeared very clean.

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vipFrancoDFrankieMcD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding lunch! Order the chowder, the calamari, the lobster roll, and the Salmon BLT. All amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seats, AMAZING seafood ravioli.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I had another great experience. Will definitely return

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AlainaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In the current climate of covid it was a good experience. Staff was accommodating and gracious.

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Sara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food/drinks were decent & it's a cute spot - however, the whole reason we made a reservation was so we could sit outside on the marina and they would not allow us to do so. They said it's "first come, first serve" but we had made a reservation weeks in advance AND offered to wait longer for an available table. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We had a great time stopping here on our honeymoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bag of donuts over rated. Whole lobster was tough and overpriced. Sat next to very heavy cold air blowing on our table. Host did turn off the air and opened the window which did help. This restaurant was just ok. Would not go back.

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DavidW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. We visited RI on a weekend get away and had a great time. The Moorings Restaurant was just fantastic! The food was excellent but sitting waterside in the harbor was even better.

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