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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
23:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 23:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 23:30 - 22:00
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went without a reservation on a Saturday night and must have timed it right because we got a table for 4 with no wait and it was packed. Kismet, great service from our waiter and outstanding food. Shrimp and oysters from raw bar were fresh and succulent. Our party had the Grilled scallops, seafood pasta (recommended by our waiter)... More 

Thank bidpool1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to The Mooring. We will be back. Top notch service & seafood. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. Great cocktails. On the water as name implies.

Thank kevinrU3607PW
Passaic, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to dine! The atmosphere and service were superb! The shrimp cocktail and New England clam chowder were the best! Our main courses were delicious but too salty! The apple and pear cobbler was the perfect ending to a great meal!

Thank jimbob1949
Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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162 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived for lunch on a Friday. There was plenty of parking at the waterfront restaurant. There were many people enjoying lunch. The restaurant has an outside dining area, but it was closed for the season. There is a large bar in the center of the building. We were greeted quickly by our server. She took our drink order and... More 

Thank Coral G
Rocky Point, New York
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305 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place and chose to spend our anniversary there with friends. It was a wonderful dinner, as always. The wine selection by the glass was very much to my liking. Our server, Nick, was a treasure. With the amount we ate It's probably a good thing we don't live in Newport!

Thank Ashford817
Boca Raton, Florida
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful lobster dinner and my wife had the salmon. Expensive but worth every penny. Our server was awesome and the food was severed fast and hot. We will be back

Thank Tkmellc
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant with the good food and good view, as well as the services. They have good variety of fish, seafood and if you want meat too. The pasta with lobster was very tasty. Very elegant atmosphere.

Thank Talgat D
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husbands birthday dinner was extra special at The Mooring. We reserved seats for dinner and a view of the boat parade. Our fish special along with the wedge salad was delicious. Our server Sheila was great and made our evening extra special with a birthday dessert. Thank you for such a great time!!

Thank ConnIngrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the swordfish wrap and wow it was better than expected. Start with the "Bag of Donuts", which are seafood clam cakes or fritters! Yum! You get 6 - a great sharing appetizer for 3. Not the cheapest restaurant in town. But, if you only can go to one or two restaurants while in town you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called many places for a reservation for 7 adults. Everyone was like this: "...um, it's a 90 minute to 2-hr wait, so we can put you on the list as soon as you arrive..." We were getting exasperated, when my two sons finally said they'd walk there, see what was available, and report back! Surprise surprise...they were seated (table for... More 

Thank jakeDVermont

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 22:00
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
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?