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The Mooring

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 574
    Excellent
  • 366
    Very good
  • 112
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Never disappoints

Wonderful waterfront location. Lively scene and an energetic buzz. The food and service were outstanding. We can't wait to return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Bhpanda81
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful waterfront location. Lively scene and an energetic buzz. The food and service were outstanding. We can't wait to return.

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Branford, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy the Mooring for lunch and dinner or just drinks at the bar. I've not been disappointed and the view is nice, even in the cold winter.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Dinner the night of 2/23/15 goes down as perfection & one of the most romantic dates of my 50 year life! Reservations were made in The Harbor Room overlooking the ocean & timed just before sunset by my wonderful boyfriend. Our belated Valentine's Day celebration was made perfect by The Mooring staff from the moment we walked into the restaurant.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I went to The Mooring for dinner by myself after a business meeting. I was treated very warmly and Mary was a great waitress. The lobster was excellent and the fresh rolls reminded me of the ones my mom used to make from scratch. Loved the fireplace and atmosphere. Great Moscato too.

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Rocky Point, New York
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77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We happened into the Mooring the first time we visited Newport years ago. We loved it and make a point of eating here every time we visit. We have had consistently excellent meals and the staff enhances the dining experience. The first thing we do when we arrive in Newport is to decide when we are eating at the Mooring.... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and it was a great experience. My husband had the sea scallops while I had the sole. Both were delicious. We were seated at a "window seat" which actually turned out to be a window looking out on a whole other seating area. But since it was dark it didn't make... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Mooring- best table, wonderful service, delicious food! They even validated our parking! We will definitely return.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite lunch spot in Newport. Consistently good sandwiches, salads and great raw bar (oysters are always very cold which I appreciate). Bar is comfortable and on the water. Service is usually great and the restaurant is always clean. I highly recommend for casual and business lunches alike.

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times. Only sat a bar and had apps but had a great time. Food is solid and the staff is very friendly. Nice selection of wines and great vibe in general. Both times I've been there my fiancé and I got chatted up people around us and ended up having a really good time!

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Arrived with a group of friends and we all enjoyed our meals. The waitress was very helpful and friendly. We received our meals in a timely manner and had a great time.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?