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The Mooring

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
(401) 846-2260
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
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  • 54
    Poor
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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
A MUSTTTTTT!!!!

My friends had just come here on their trip to Newport and we also got a recommendation from another friend to come here. I was hesitate because of the price, but honestly its not much compared to all the other places. First of all, the outdoor seating is right on the water and the breeze is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jay A
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My friends had just come here on their trip to Newport and we also got a recommendation from another friend to come here. I was hesitate because of the price, but honestly its not much compared to all the other places. First of all, the outdoor seating is right on the water and the breeze is perfect - we came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food was very good. We had clam chowder, oysters and lobster claws, scallops, halibut, fish and chips. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back

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Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Since we had our wedding dinner at the Mooring two years ago, we thought we go back and celebrate our anniversary with our family. The atmosphere, view and staff are fantastic and we enjoyed the place just like we did two years ago. However, the food was not worth the money we paid. We had the mussels as an appetizer... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner last night at the Mooring and everything was perfect from Lynn our server to the food and naturally the view. Our appetizers were excellent, meals superb, deserts outstanding. I would definitely recommend the Mooring to anyone looking for an outstanding meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with the wife on the deck of the Mooring. Atmosphere is relaxing and the food is excellent. Not sure if I would bring the kids here as it can get quite pricey. But will definitely return.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a large party of 9. The wait staff was excellent and the food was exceptional. Halibut, seafood pasta, stuffed lobster, plain steamed large lobster were wonderful. THIS IS A CLASS RESTAURANT. Service was great. We were seated at our reservation time. We will go back on our next trip to Newport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My Fiance and I came here on our 5 year anniversary. The Mooring had amazing food, great service and all with wonderful view. Go watch the sunset and see the boats comes in. The food was absolutely amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the "bag of donuts" appetizer. Probably one of the best things my fiance and I have ever eaten. The entrees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pros: Efficient and pleasant service. Acceptable noise level for a large space that includes a bar area. Very good oysters and wine by the glass Delicious seafood salad including lobster and salmon. Good key lime pie dessert. Kitchen takes care of dietary requirements. Cons: The Sole francaise dish was bland and disappointing Sorbets were limited and average

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived early and were seated on the deck, with a great view and breeze. Our waitress was very friendly and polite. Dishes cooked to perfection. What else can you ask for? By the way we were in shorts and tshirts and felt just fine, so don´t skip this place thinking its too fancy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Started with wine 2004 Calera Jensen vinyard clearly corked. Sommelier Mike did a great job first refused to acknowledge that the wine was corked. Saw we were unhappy and opened a second bottle. Second bottle was awesome, not his fault not the restaurant fault just happens. Ordered one order of ahi tuna and one order of scallops. Got two of... 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: (401) 846-2260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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 - 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?