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The Mooring

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (232 reviews)
“seafood” (391 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very pleasant leisurely lunch after a graduation ceremony. It was the perfect setting, Light,airy, nice long tables w/ banquettes. There were plenty of offerings on the menu for everyone. We loved the warm rolls & butter brought in brown paper bags. We...More

Thank allisong205
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear allisong205, Thank you for joining us at The Mooring as a graduation celebration and for posting a five-star review about your experience. I am so glad to hear that you found our menu selections plentiful and delicious and that the service was on par....More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had the best oysters I have ever eaten at The Mooring. Dinner was fabulous. We all had sea food. The scallop chowder was amazing. The only drawback was that we all felt they were hurrying us though there were plenty of empty tables. Fabulous...More

Thank 361maggiel
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I took my 90 year old mother there for a special lunch. We were seated in a small area off the main bar and by the window overlooking the bay. Unfortunately, it was raining so we should have sat near the cozy fireplace as we...More

Thank helpfulcritic
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Mooring is a good choice in Newport for an upscale dinner. The menu focuses on seafood, but there are other choices. Some of the charm may have been lost for us because we went in February and after dark. The daylight view might have...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful hosts. Tabitha was awesome and helped my seafood hating spouse with recommendations. Beautiful and warm restaurant. Bag of Doughnuts appetizer was ok. I didnt have the huge chunks of seafood that I've seen pictured but they were like savory fried dough. Very...More

Thank kmcghee81
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was just in Newport February 24, 2017 - February 27, 2017. . I read all of the great reviews about The Mooring and could not wait to go there for my birthday dinner. My husband and I sat at the small bar, because we...More

Thank acknewf
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. I had the samon bacon wrap with a side of garlic mash. Costumer service was awesome. Our waitress was very attentive and she she had patience with our one year old. Nice water view seating and fireplace. Good oysters and Wednesday their half...More

Thank Rafael N
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to The Mooring while visiting Newport. The food was absolutely amazing. My husband, who is not a claim person, enjoyed roasted cod and clams. I got a delicious turkey sandwich on a gluten free roll. The form free options were...More

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Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so very much for dining with us at The Mooring and for awarding us a five-star review! I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and that our gluten-free options added to your experience. There is no...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

There's a reason this restaurant has so many great reviews. The menu is versatile and has something for every palate, the drinks are great and the ambiance and location the best in Newport. We weren't super hungry so we sampled a ton of appetizers including...More

Thank bookreadergirl
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear bookreadergirl, Thank you for dining with us and for your wonderful review on your experience at The Mooring! I appreciate that you took a moment of your time to share your thoughts about our food and ambiance, and of course our delicious cocktails! I...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We love it there. Wait staff s friendly and atmosphere is nice. For is delicious!!!!!! They have a great variety of seafood and raw bar. We usually get shrimp cocktail before our meal which is cild and fresh and crisp. We have the Newport Resturant...More

Thank bethlevesque
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear bethlevesque, Thank you for your wonderful, five-star review and for your very kind compliments! It's great to learn how much you enjoy our raw bar and seafood selections. As you know, we take great pride in the serving delicious, fresh options in a classic...More

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Patricia B
11 March 2018|
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Response from Seena F | Reviewed this property |
Probably depends on where you sit but we were in fireplace room and it was fine
20 January 2018|
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Response from guyc171 | Reviewed this property |
Great Question, I guess I do not know since I never tell anyone how old or when my birthday is. Truth be told I usually forget the date. LOL
Melissa D
14 November 2017|
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Response from Decaf7 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely casual but would think everyone would up their game for Thanksgiving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 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
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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