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The Mooring

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Seafood, Gluten Free, American
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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
14018462260
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Description: The ideal embodiment of Newport dining: the freshest seafood, al fresco...
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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  • 843
    Excellent
  • 504
    Very good
  • 154
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Mooring is the epitome of Newport. Food is outstanding. The view is one of the best in Newport. If you eat outside, you will overlook a sea of yachts. Dress is preppy/classic. A lot of men are wearing the navy blazer. The seafood dish with scallops shrimp and lobster over linguine is fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mooring is the epitome of Newport. Food is outstanding. The view is one of the best in Newport. If you eat outside, you will overlook a sea of yachts. Dress is preppy/classic. A lot of men are wearing the navy blazer. The seafood dish with scallops shrimp and lobster over linguine is fantastic. Pair it with a glass of... More 

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NJ
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Highly recommend the lobster croissant sandwich and Raw Bar Wednesdays (half off). The staff was very friendly and attentive. We will be back when we return to Newport!

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Thank Wyeth11
Marco Island, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere, unique furniture in a original sailor style, good quality food well cooked and prepared, friendly people in one of the most beautiful location in Newport....clean restaurant with a nice choices of beverages with an honest price-quality rapport, you can't remain disappointed here.

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Thank JackToll
Newport, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped in one afternoon to try the Scallop Chowder. I was alone, so I went to the bar to keep it casual. The chowder was great as was the service and atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back and try a broader selection from their menu.

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

Dear Jennie C, Thank you so much for stopping in, even for a simple bowl of chowder. We know not every meal needs to be a full three courses, but even when they are small, they should still be top notch. Thank you as well for your kind 5 star rating- we certainly do appreciate it! Please do stop by... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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153 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, great beer menu, bar is cool and the views are fantastic. Service is excellent and parking is free if you eat there. I got the 8oz filet with shrimp. Amazing. Definitely a fancy place so be sure to dress up.

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

Dear jonbellemore, Thank you very much for your compliments and five star review! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit- from the service to the views to your meal. Dining out should always come together like that! Thank you again and I hope we will see you again soon. Sincerely, Dan More 

ambermom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lunched at The Mooring and really enjoyed the clam chowder, the crab cake, and the very fresh salad. Our waitress was especially friendly and attentive, and we couldn't have had better water views. The dark woods of the interior give the place a sense of solidity and history, adding to the dining experience. We would certainly recommend visiting this... More 

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

Dear ambermom, Thank you so much for taking a moment to write about your recent experience at the Mooring. We are always keen to have feedback regarding the entire scope of a guest's visit; we certainly appreciate all of your detail! On behalf of our entire team, thank you again for such a nice review. My best, Dan More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First. Shout out to mike (a manager) and Schuyler (our waiter) for a great experience. Service was awesome! Now...the food. Oh so good. I'm a self professed clam chowder snob. And this chowder never disappoints. Thick. Creamy and with clams! You know how some places give you clam chowder and you can't eve see the clams and it ends up... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed our meals at The Mooring. Everything that we ordered was delicious and the portions were very big. We got the bag of donuts based on recommendations on Tripadvisor and they did not disappoint- they were delicious. Our salads , soups and entrees were all excellent and I would highly recommend dining here when visiting Newport.

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Thank Cathy B
Braintree, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My lady and I had a fantastic lunch on Saturday, our waitress was fantastic. We started with drinks that were made to perfection. Since this was my first time here my lady suggested a bag donuts. These seafood fritters were heavenly and were served with a great sauce. Betsy ordered a crab cake sandwich and I had a fish sausage... More 

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Thank 181billz
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear 181billz- Thank you for your complimentary words and top review rating! I'm so glad your first visit to the Mooring was such a success and you enjoyed both your drinks and meals so much (Those "bags of donuts" have become a true hit on our menu). Please come back and visit us again soon- we would love to do... More 

Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the lobster salad (lightly dressed in tarragon) on a croissant. Bar was fun, busy with great water views. Need a reservation

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

Dear TrumbullCTTraveler, Thank you for taking a moment to award the Mooring a five star review! Between your choice of meal ( a menu favorite) and description of atmosphere and view, you certainly summed up our restaurant well! Thank you for visiting and please come back again soon. My best, Dan More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
    (America's Cup Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 14018462260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Gluten Free, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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