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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (231 reviews)
“seafood” (373 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfectly cooked filet mignon. Fork tender, didn't really need the knife that was supplied. And the Uptown salad was excellent as the seafood was cooked correctly!

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for lunch on the way home from Cape Cod with a few friends and had a great meal. The selections on the menu were pretty cool and so we decided to order a bunch of different items and share them. They were all...More

Thank DNapTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a random pick after a long day of travels from Texas..but what a great pick. On the Marina, plenty of parking. The food was superb, we all had fish dishes, the Halibut was terrific as were the sides...nice wine list, very good martini's..will not...More

Thank JDavid D
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear JDavid D, Thank you for joining us and I'm glad you could relax here after your long day of travel. Glad you enjoyed your dinner and martinis too. Hope you can join us again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very nice, attractive, ocean-side restaurant.. We all had lots of plump and briny oysters. I then followed with the swordfish, which was one of the best I have ever had. It was nice and thick, flaky, moist and succculent. All in all...More

Thank Worldwatcher
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Worldwatcher, Thanks for the kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Happy to hear the swordfish was so tasty too - it sounds extra tasty when you describe it. Hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As always, the Mooring is one of our favorite restaurants. We always stop in when we are in Newport. My husband started with oysters and clam chowder then had the Halibut. I also had fish, everything fresh and tasty. Key lime tart finished the evening....More

Thank Pamelajean1955
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Pamelajean1955, Thanks for the five-star rating and for making The Mooring a regular stop on your trip to Newport. I'm glad you enjoyed it all. Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable anniversary weekend too. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long day of sightseeing we were able to score an outside table with a view of the marina for dinner without a reservation before our ferry back to Providence. To unwind we enjoyed a couple of their specialty cocktails appropriately named the Painkiller...More

Thank Tom B
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tom, Thank you for the kind review and we are glad you could have a relaxing evening with us. We love when people take the ferry over from Providence to enjoy our beautiful harbor. I'm glad to know everything was great. Hope you can...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Party of 4 for dinner and very much looking forward to a fine dinner here, especially after reading the reviews. We were nicely greeted and taken care of by the hostesses and the bartender while waiting a short time for our table (we arrived early...More

Thank DAL0714
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear DAL0714, Thank you for the review and the feedback from your recent visit. While I am happy you enjoyed our restaurant, I wish we could have impressed you more. We have built our reputation on being a restaurant of exceptional food and service and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch and dinner here while in Newport. Service was excellent even when the place was packed at 9:30 pm.

Thank LoGWestHartford_CT
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear LoGWestHartford_CT, Great to hear and thanks for sharing your review. We appreciate you coming in for both lunch and dinner. Hope we see you again! Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

The views were great and the food of my family was good. I wasn't overly impressed with the cod I had for my meal and the Polenta was bland.More

Thank carinyasli
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear carinyasli, Thank you for the review and glad you liked the view. I wish your cod was more enjoyable. More than anything else, we always want our guests to be happy with their meal. We hope you can come back and try us again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed two meals on hot summer nights, so we took advantage of outdoor dining. First, the cocktail. An Endless Summer, which is raspberry vodka, blueberries, lemon and sprite. Sweet, but so delicious. Next, the chopped salad: greens, oranges, tomatos, bacon, cucumber, feta, fingerlings, sunflower...More

Thank Meri M
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Meri, Thank you for the kind review and we are thrilled that you chose to dine with us twice. I'm glad you enjoyed both times. We appreciate all the feedback on what you had and for remarking on how our team handled other guests...More

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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don't know but probably Yes
30 April 2017|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
Honestly there loads of them. Do you want a bed and breakfast or large hotel? The only really large hotel on the island is the Marriott. It is a great place (we stayed there for our wedding).
21 March 2017|
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Response from momof4RhodeIsland | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the brunch menu as we were there for a late afternoon lunch. The view is outstanding, maybe calling ahead will give you an idea of the brunch menu items.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, 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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