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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2260
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Ranked #6 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 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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Quincy, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the Mooring after spending the day touring the Newport mansions. This restaurant is located on one of the wharfs, overlooking the ocean. The food was outstanding! Very fresh, highest quality, prepared perfectly - the steak and shrimps my husband had, the cod I had, the dessert - everything was excellent! Our server, Daniel, was very warm, helpful,... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

When expectations are high there are times when you set yourself up for disappointment-not at The Mooring. Expectations are met and exceeded. Went with a small group for a holiday lunch.. We were seated promptly at a table with killer ocean views. Service was top notch. orders were served promptly. I had the clam chowder. Excellent large cup of rich... More 

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Washington Crossing, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and the food. Excellent scallop chowder scented with fresh dill. Last week we enjoyed "Paella Thursday" which is offered off-season. It was great. Paella for 2 plus a carafe of delicious sangria for $55 - a great deal in Newport. Also recommend their scallop entree! Nice bar! We always have an excellent experience at The Mooring.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We always come to Newport to celebrate Christmas with our valued business partners. This has been the case for 14 years. We always visit the Mooring restaurant on the Saturday night of our weekend get together. This is a great location for a large group. It's a little loud for a romantic dinner for two, unless you want to party.... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had dinner here this summer, the view is great and the outdoor patio is awesome. The food was alright, I should have probably had seafood to be more impressed but opted for a sandwich that wasn't that great. We also felt very rushed, we hadn't even finished our salads before our entrees were brought out which irritates me to... More 

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North Brunswick, NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Entered the Mooring and was greeted with big smiles and welcome. I was seated at a nice water-view table. My server was Sarah...she was attentive and professional! I ordered the clam chowder...it is fabulous...I had forgotten how good it was, as I had not been to the Mooring in a couple of years, as I live in NJ. I also... More 

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Essington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The prices are a bit high for some, excellent service. The views from Sayor's Warf were the Mooring is located has great views. Lobster boats coming in are a sight you see while having lunch.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Mooring is not inexpensive yet if you're careful, you can do ok by sharing appetizers. As I'm not a seafood eater, I had the burger which was a very generous size ($12). It came with a generous portion of French fries which were delicious. My friend had the lobster roll ($19) and NE clam chowder ($7). There is more... More 

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East Meadow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Found The Mooring on Trip Advisor. It had rec'd many fine reviews and i really liked the look of the menu. They have a huge parking lot and after paying your $10 to park....they return your $10 at your table after showing your paid receipt. The restaurant is large and comfortable with not much noise. The service was prompt and... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food, great atmosphere, always a great stop in Newport! Parking should be at NO cost instead of charging the customers.

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Additional Information about The Mooring

Address: 1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 846-2260
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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