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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” (224 reviews)
“seafood” (359 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 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere sitting on deck overlooking harbor. Food is delicious and staff are extremely responsive. Plenty of seating for large parties. Kid friendly.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Giving this a "very good" as a lot of places to eat in Newport are not that good... You would think the place would be packed with top restaurants but that's not the case. Great location fun and the food is good as well as...More

Thank Swdumont
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ate here for our main meal of the day and had salmon, mixed vegetables, rice and side of bread for about $24. The salmon seemed quite dry and was disappointing. The veggies were good but very small portioned. The rice was nothing special, and...More

Thank Darling1971
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Darling1971, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to The Mooring though I am sorry to hear you were underwhelmed with your food selections. Please consider giving me a call at the restaurant so that I can learn more about your experience...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

It's been almost three years since we were in Newport, and we and our friends chose to return to the Mooring. It was a good choice. On a midweek night just a few days before Labor Day Weekend they were packed solid. A few minor...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ate here twice during our trip to Newport. Schedule a trip for sunset to see the gorgeous views of the harbour. The food was excellent - we particularly enjoyed the crab cake starter. The second night we hadn't booked so had a drink in...More

Thank Sam S
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Sam, Thank you for your kind words about your visit to The Mooring. I appreciate your insight and compliments very much. We learn a lot from our patrons and I truly value your honesty. Please consider dining with us again in the future. We...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went for lunch arrived early as had no reservation. Had a table overlooking the docks we had good service. One tried the crab cake , lobster salad and burger. Would return

Thank laloux
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Moorings in August. Upon arrival we were informed there was a 2 hour wait for a seat inside or straight away if we would like to sit outside on the balcony. It was around 7/8pm so the sun was setting and the...More

1  Thank abbeycox1991
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the harbor in Newport, which makes for a beautiful dinner setting. I went with a group of friends, and we were lucky enough to get a table right by the window. The view of the sunset was incredible! The food...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Drove into Newport and my wife googled for a Resturant.. Glad this one came up. Though we wanted a reservation for later, there was only one for 5.30 available. Happy that we took it., I had the oysters while my wife ordered the scallop chowder...More

Thank Abid95
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a reservation on Open Table a day ahead of time based on the good reviews I'd read about on Trip Advisor. When we arrived we saw why. The restaurant was bustling and there were many people waiting. Nevertheless we were...More

Thank Ramona D
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's fine for small children. Sorry for the delay in responding. Enjoy Newport!
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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