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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2260
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Ranked #6 of 208 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Mooring has a casual elegance in a great location on the wharf near the sea and wonderful food. We visited on a Saturday at lunch. The food was excellent and included varied and delicious options, including raw bar, chowder, main course ranging from fish to meat and locally grown vegetables.The food was prepared in a fresh uncomplicated style. We... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Food and staff were great. Located on the water a short walk from the Hotel. Upscale fine dinning. Would definitely dine there again.

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Boston
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240 reviews 240 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport, and each time I go there it seems to get better! First the view. On the harbor with a view of the marina and water. Perfect. It is a large restaurant and I generally try to go when it is not too busy. A large rectangular bar area to one side... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We try to go as often as possible. Frankly, with the Newport dining scene growing and maturing as it is, it can be difficult to get back here. Every time we do, however, we are always made comfortable, taken care of with wonderful service and food, and it is a really wonderful night out. Bravo!

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The view overlooking the harbor was lovely, and the interior was lovely, but a bit pretentious. And the price for the tough cheeseburger was a little out of bounds. The restaurant was quiet, but the staff was loud and obnoxious in the bar area behind our seating area. Very annoying. Management should have stepped in to have them quiet down...

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had lunch at the Mooring a few days before Chrsitmas and was very pleased Originally, we were seated near the kitchen and when we mentioned this, our server moved us to window overlooking the water...excellent service,... great lobster roll...beautiful setting

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Mooring is right on the water with terrific views of the harbor. The menu is diverse with emphasis on fish. The waitstaff is outstanding, knowledgable and efficient. It's a restaurant filled with wonderful fish sculptures. The food is beautifully presented, tasty and reasonably priced, especially deserts like Devil Food Cake. The food should be outstanding since everything else is,... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Location, food, service -- all very good. Varied menu with good, fresh and interesting preparations. Experienced and attentive waitperson. But be ready noisy and crowded atmosphere, at least on weekends. With a reservation there wasn't a wait, but tables are very close together, so it's not a place for a private conversation. Why do restaurants assume everyone wants a loud... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Right on the water, have been here before and was very much looking forward to this. Food was ok, nothing spectacular. Cleanliness great. Service ok, nothing spectacular

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent food. Good Service considering the size of the group we had. Good selection of drinks on their Ipad menu. Could be missed if you're not looking out for it.

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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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