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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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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Newport for the week we visited The Mooring for lunch on a Wednesday. The raw bar items were offered 1/2 price which made that selection irresistible. The bartender was friendly and other food items were very good. I would definitely return on a future visit to Newport. Pricing is fairly high if not on a special offer.

Thank Ray C
Newport, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our child goes to a local college in the area and she told us about this place and they have the best seafood in all of Newport

Thank negirl2017
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear negirl2017, Thank you so much for dining with us and for your kind applause on our seafood! I appreciate your compliment very much and hope you will join us again in the future. We would love to have you back again! My best, Dan More 

New York
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 started w/ delicious appetizers that we shared, calamari, dumplings, oysters, fritters. The service was very... More 

Thank allisong205
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

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. I appreciate that you took a few minutes to share about your visit, and I... More 

Glyndon, Maryland
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 view.

Thank 361maggiel
Lenox, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 couldn't see the water. Our waitress was very pleasant. We both ordered the lobster roll... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 added more to the dining experience, but it is still a comfortable place with pleasant... More 

Thank John M
Meriden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 big portion. Scallops with cous cous, arugula, spaghetti squash was amazing! Most delicious scallops. Husband... More 

Thank kmcghee81
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 did not have reservations. The bartender was attentive at first but she was so busy... More 

Thank acknewf
Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 off. I will definitely visit again.

Thank Rafael N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 extensive. They even had 3 gluten free desserts. Overall, it was a wonderful atmosphere with... More 

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

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 reason GF dining cannot be plentiful and delicious! I appreciate your compliments very much and... More 

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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, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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