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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (119)
Scenic View (90)
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Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Worth the Drive (47)
Romantic (44)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Groups (42)
Local Ingredients (40)
Casual (39)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fun (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Cozy (32)
Business Meals (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Authentic (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Seasonal (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were impeccable and created a lasting memory for us on our first Valentine’s Day. We will be back next year!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was quick and wonderful! Food was fresh and local for great price. Highly recommend for family dinners or even just date nights :)

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent server. Loved the atmosphere!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day was perfect. We arrived early and was seated right away. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was amazing. Desserts are the best here, our favorite place to send people when visiting.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Just wonderful! I had Scallops Wellington, a very unique dish. With it I had the BEST roasted asparagus I have ever eaten. Drinks were superb and moderately priced for Newport, RI. My husband had fish and chips which he proclaimed excellent. Our server Lisa was a hoot! Knowledgeable, prompt and very accommodating. It was our wedding anniversary/Valentines Day. Quite busy and noisy which didn’t bother us at all. Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have many favorite restaurants in Newport and had never tried The Mooring's. We had a wonderful experience, the service was great and the food was beyond our expectations. Absolutely Delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day. They were very accommodating, as we came early. Our waiter was phenomenal, and the food was delicious. We would definitely recommend the restaurant, and we would go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We loved the Mooring. The space is beautiful and right on the water, the staff is super helpful, and the menu is extensive but not in an overwhelming way. I had the Uptown Salad which had shrimp, salmon, and lobster tail. It was all amazing. My boyfriend had the Tuna and raved about it. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service,if you’re early you can enjoy a drink in one of the two bars and the hostess will come pick you up to accompany you to your table. Friendly staff. Good wine list and raw bar selection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Mooring was awesome. Took my girlfriend there for a date night this past weekend and only have awesome things to say about this restaurant. The Mooring is rated very highly and is one of the best seafood restaurants I have eaten at really anywhere. We got 3 appetizers, clam chowder, and the crab cake sandwhich and were pretty much blown away by all of what we ate. Throw in a glass of wine and the bill only came out to $84 which is pretty great for a higher end restaurant. Great job

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good, thick and creamy clam chowder. Our server advised us that the bowl of chowder is large and quite filling. I went ahead and got a bowl of chowder and a salad for lunch. Following the advice of our server, several of my friends who ordered sandwiches got cups of chowder rather than bowls, and we all agreed we had had just the right amount of food. My wife thought the salmon sandwich with avocado and bacon (on gluten-free bread at her request—the menu has lots of well-labeled GF options) was delicious. We plan to come back again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My fiance and I had Steven for a waiter and he was amazing very informational and very consistent we will definitely come back

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food has greatly improved since we first started coming here!! Keep up the good work.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

A date night with my husband. We loved the food and the service was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic spot for any occasion! Staff, atmosphere, and food always superb! Take the trip to Newport and check them out!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Everything flowed from the time we entered and spoke with the hostess. Very polite, skilled and prompt staff. Food was excellent. Didn’t get a chance to see outside since it was dark. The fireplace was great!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw the large, clean space with energetic, excited diners living life to the fullest. Our server was wonderful and paid extra attention to make sure that a mild eating disability was beautifully accommodated. It was a lovely spot to for a special, intimate big birthday, and and it was Food Network interesting good food. We even tried to the Fig Bread Pudding to be adventurous, and it was great! Charles Dickens would be proud.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I ordered the scallop platter. It was outstanding. My husband ordered lobster on a croissett. Our meals were fabulous and the wait staff was Great. Wonderful mixed drinks too.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Best chowder we had in Newport! We’ve been here before and always make a point of coming while in Newport. Service is great, and the atmosphere is lovely

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Beautiful setting for Sunday meet up and meal with old friends. Food delicious. Wait staff 5 star.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall good, but overpriced

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Arctic char special was delicious. Our server was very attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent and our waitress was the best! She was very helpful with the menu and service was excellent! Definitely will be back!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Caesar salad was delicious, excellent cheese - however it would've been improved if anchovies were offered. The scallop dish was excellent, and a side of local mushrooms was amazing! The Portuguese bread pudding w/fig reduction was good but did not have a lot of flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Every time our group of 4 women go back to the Mooring, we are pleased with our visit.
The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is very nice. The flounder was delicious and so was the fish and chips.
We will be back again. Hopefully sometime in the warmer weather.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was great, and the Wednesday specials were an eye-opener. The manager, Christine, was super and really attentive, as was the waiter. Very cool spot for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The Mooring is one of our favorite Newport restaurant. You can’t beat the view, seafood or service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food great restaurant always love go

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Atmosphere is casual and rather noisy, but located right on the water. If you want quiet conversation, ask to be seated in the corner “room” near the larger bar. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to sample the seafood as well as the charcuterie plate. Food was delicious! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food and good service
Brussels sprouts for appetizer was great
Took care of husbands dairy allergy - thanks!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Mooring is always great! Scallop chowder is a great starter.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The hostesses were friendly and welcoming, the waiter was knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great. We were happy to spend our evening at the Mooring.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was very good. Everyone was on top of their jobs. Food was so so. Parking is a pain in this area. It cost me $14 for 2 hours, in the lot in front of the restaurant, on a Sunday night, in the winter. I guess that's a pitfall of being located in a major tourist destination.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good service, but the food was poor - dry salmon and lobster, and crab cakes average. Great oysters in fairness. We specified when booking it was our anniversary, but no mention from the restaurant. Disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service great. Bah of donut with shrimp lobster and crab are a must. Clam chowder was too heavy. A little cold inside..needs heat

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Swordfish was dry. Lobster was delish, but served only with 3 boring boiled baby potatoes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner.. can’t wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Second bad experience at the Mooring. Food was overcooked and undercooked. Had to send my meal back and 3 minutes became 20 for my return meal, by that time, my dinner guests has finished theirs.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful experience having dinner on New Years day. Food, chowder and tuna tar tare outstanding as was the baked cod and seafood fettuccine. Will definitely go back the next time we visit Newport. Great service too!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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