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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2260
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Ranked #7 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $80
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: America's Cup Ave.
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.
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Cranston, Rhode Island
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Too many companies do not understand the concept of "customer service" but the management and staff at The Mooring clearly do. The atmosphere is exciting, the location idea, the view super, but the meals and service were outstanding. The restaurant accommodated our party of 10 on a relatively short notice inspite of what turned out to the a very busy... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the Mooring after a cruise on an America Cup yacht. It is very popular, and I highly recommend getting reservations otherwise you might be waiting over an hour to get in. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The entrees were superb and featured fresh tastey seafood. The dessert was to die for. I would definitely return... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My friends and I went here for drinks and appetizers. Everything was delicious. We had shrimp, lobster donuts, cheese plate, and more. They were especially accommodating for our friend who has gluten allergies.

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Watertown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a late lunch with a shrimp appetizer with corn relish that had a little background heat to it. Very interesting appetizer. We also tried their new england clam chowder and it was awesome. The fish and chips was a huge portion and the house tartar sauce was very good. My wife had a mussels zuppa appetizer as an... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very lively restaurant, perhaps a little too noisy. Service was polite and efficient. Most of the mains were seafood and what we had was pretty good. Prices were OK given the location.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at the very popular "The Mooring" a few days after Labor Day. Although a decent time reservation was not available on OpenTable, by talking directly to,the restaurant I was able to get a 6:00 PM reservation and table out on the open deck on a nice summery weather night. The view, service food and... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We got into Newport late, checked into our B & B and walked to "The Mooring" where I'd made a reservation for 8:00 PM. The restaurant location is conveniently located in the "Wharf" area where all the "action" is. We were seated shortly after our reservation time and were glad we weren't "walk-ins" because we overhead the host quoting an... More

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New York, New York, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For our last evening in Newport, my husband and I made reservations at The Mooring, and I am definitely glad that we did. We found some of the other seafood restaurants that we ate at during our visit were underwhelming, but that was not the case for The Mooring. The service was impeccable from the moment that we walked in... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While the location is fantastic, the food was just average. It wasn't bad, just was expecting a bit more flavor and invention.

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Rhode Island
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been coming here for many years. Probably been dozens of times since it opened. Although it is on the water, you really don't see the water in the summer because There are a lot of boats docked nearby. And if you are inside, there is no view. We had a large party late in the evening. I asked... More

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