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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” (215 reviews)
“seafood” (344 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently did a day trip to Newport from our base in Boston and had lunch at The Mooring. Started off with some of the local oysters and had the Atlantic Sole for my entree. All excellent. Service was a bit slow which was the only...More

Thank JohnandJean681985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seafood and steak were delicious. Raves for the summer salad, garlic mashed potatoes and bag of doughnuts appetizer. Nice seating on the deck. Service was excellent.

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this was probably my favorite seafood restaurant ever. the Tuna tar tar appetizer was the freshest Tuna . and it tasted amazing . it comes in a shell with avocado . the oysters were just as good . the entrees were seafood pasta and lobster....More

Thank Riva G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Neither one of our dinners was good. Plenty of other food choices in Newport. My husband had the Beef and pasta dish and it had no flavor. It was ok but would not order it again. I had the seafood donuts. I could not see...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had lunch at The Mooring during our vacation day in the Newport Harbor area. We enjoyed an excellent lunch out on the deck overlooking the harbor. My wife had the Grilled Chicken on a wheat baguette and I had the Grilled...More

Thank Ragu6458
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here tonight and loved it. The food was exceptional as was the service. The restaurant was packed. Glad we made reservations on OpenTable. This is definitely not a tourist trap. Lots of locals eating here. Great place and highly recommended. Enjoy!

Thank FamilyoffourPA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Mooring. Thank goodness we had reservations as it was very crowded. Our server Dan was terrific and personally made sure we were taken care of. My husband had a generous portion of fish and chips and I had...More

Thank gail d
Reviewed 5 days ago

great food and service. clam chowder was excellent. lobster claws $7 a piece and well worth it. only thing less than excellent was the mussels which were fine, just not exceptional. waitress Jennifer was great. nice water viewMore

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

Dear timriordan, Thanks for the nice review and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We strive to provide great food and service and it's nice to know that's what you experienced. I hope you can come back soon and visit us again....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I chose this restaurant based on the menu, as we were looking for a little more upscale place for dinner. Luckily we had a reservation, because it was packed. We started by splitting a Caesar salad, and it was a nice Size...More

1  Thank boblink515794
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear boblink515794, Thank you for the kind review and for visiting us here at The Mooring. Sometimes sharing meals is the best way to go. I am glad you and your husband enjoyed and I hope we can see you again soon. Respectfully, Dan Fischer...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Simply delicious. They have different clams from all over the U.S. The donuts are devine! Staff friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Marcel, Thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed your experience at The Mooring. We hope you come back and visit us again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer, General Manager

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If I have dinner plans at the mooring where is there a good hotel or bed and breakfast to stay at walking distance in downtown Rhode Island ? Thank you !
30 April 2017|
Response from Cheri N | Reviewed this property |
The Marriott is excellent.
Does their Sunday brunch include traditional brunch menu items? From the menu online it looks more like lunch than brunch: no egg dishes, etc.
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.
Could you accommodate 20 -25 for a wedding rehearsal dinner on a Thursday in June 2017.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask them, but I know they have private dining area as we saw a large group come in the same time we arrived.
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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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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