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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
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23:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as a group of kids and parents. They were very accommodating with menu requests and the wait staff were super friendly.

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Thank halandjos
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking around Newport late afternoon on New Year's Day and decided we needed to grab a bite somewhere. Hadn't had lunch, and figured since it was almost 4pm, this meal would serve as both lunch AND dinner. One of the friends that we were with said that The Mooring was a good place to eat, so The Mooring... More 

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Thank Islandsandz
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear Islandsandz, Thank you for joining us to start off the new year and also for your wonderful five-star review. I appreciate the time you took to share about your experience with us - your description was great to read! I will be sure to pass along your comments to the rest of the staff. I know they will enjoy... More 

Ballston Lake, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner on New Years Eve can be dicey - but not at The Mooring - great food, great service - excellent specials. Even with a large holiday crowd they didn't miss a beat. We are repeat customers and always will be whenever we visit Newport.

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Thank LorenR58
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear LorenR58, Thank you so much for your wonderful words about The Mooring and for your continued patronage with us! I am thrilled to learn how much you enjoy our restaurant each time you come to visit and I hope we will continue to provide exceptional dining experiences for you well into the future! Thank you, again. Sincerely, Dan More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were moderately impressed with the food, very impressed with the service and ambiance on a busy Friday evening in the winter. The place was packed and the ambiance nice but unpretentious. Scallop chowder was excellent. Salads were so-so. We ate light so we didn't get a full sense of the scope of the menu, but nothing really caught our... More 

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Thank Kay B
Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a freezing evening we read some reviews and decided to try the Mooring. The service was very good, the "bad of doughnuts" were not to miss. Bread was nice and yeast based and were among the best I've had! As a Floridian I get fresh fish all the time so I chose the beef stew and it was as... More 

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Thank LisaBrock
Massachusetts
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249 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice dinner here recently. We arrived early with a reservation so we were able to sit at one of the windows. The lights are kept low which makes for a nice atmosphere, however we needed to use the light on our phone to read the menu. My husband ordered the swordfish which was delicious.... More 

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Thank Rockport4
Bourne, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and variety! Great service, our server was very friendly and sweet! A bit pricey but it was a great meal

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Thank Hebbsville
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear Hebbsville, Thank you so much for dining with us and for your very kind review! I appreciate your compliments very much and will be sure to pass them along to the team. Thank you, again! My very best, Dan More 

salem, ma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Moorings on a post holiday trip to Newport to see the mansions decorated for the holidays. It's a quiet time of year so service was good everywhere we went. I had the Salmon cooked marsala style and my friend had the seafood pasta. both were absolutely delicious!! Both were cooked perfectly, flavors were delicious and presentation was nice.... More 

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Thank segseg123
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear segseg123, Thank you very much for joining us recently at The Mooring and for awarding us a five-star review! I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and that your seafood selections met your expectations. I hope you will consider dining with us again in the future. We would love to have you back! My best, Dan More 

Eastchester, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular restaurant. It was very crowded and noisy. However, the food was delicious and the service good.

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Thank Pacmom71
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high but I was underwhelmed by their food as well as the ambiance. We arrived for our NYE reservation and were promptly seated... right next to the kitchen, despite a number of empty tables. We asked for a different spot and were offered a table just a little further. Not wanting to start dinner with... More 

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Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear Galaxy775, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Mooring though I am sorry to learn you were underwhelmed with your experience here. We do have a great choice of options in seating and I am glad to hear our waitstaff was able to find something for you in your area of preference. I do apologize however... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
23:30 - 21:00
Monday
23:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 21:00
Thursday
23:30 - 21:00
Friday
23:30 - 22:00
Saturday
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
    (America's Cup Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-2260
Description
The ideal embodiment of Newport dining: the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, expansive harbor views, and warm hospitality. Our award-winning wine list is one of the most acclaimed in New England.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?