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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2260
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Ranked #9 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Service, drinks, Lobster Dinner wonderful, one of the best in newport on the water in a marina! Run don't walk!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Came here for dinner Saturday night and the place was packed! I had ordered 8 raw oysters, seafood donuts, and 1.25lb baked/stuffed lobster and my boyfriend had the Seared Tuna. The oysters were very fresh, delicious! The stuffed lobster, donuts were extremely tasty and good. All in all, probably the best restaurant I've eaten this weekend in terms of quality... More

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

loved the food choices (lobster slider appetizer was great) and the atmosphere is lively and fun. If you want a table on the water you must reserve in advance. The service was very good too.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommend The Mooring as one of the best seafood restaurants in Newport, so of course we had to try it. Newport was our first stop on a planned weeks vacation in New England, so my wife and I were looking forward to a memorable meal. Even though we did not have a reservation, we were seated almost immediately.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have given this restaurant a few tries. Lunch and dinner. Lunch was ok. Dinner was very disappointing. Another tourist spot. Very crowded, noisy. Food just ok. However, my daughter always goes to this restaurant when she is in Newport. She goes to the raw bar and loves it.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love this restaurant and eat their regularly at all times of the year. However, when we were there last night, there was no parking available...so we had to park blocks away and walk. Not the end of the world, but one of the nice things about this restaurant is being able to park there. Also, when we walked in,... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every year, we kickoff our Newport weekend visits with a trip to the Mooring and it never disappoints. The menu is creative and has something for everyone. The wine selection is also excellent. We typically start off with salads, conch fritters, and shrimp cocktail. Our entrees of choice are always fish, creatively and expertly prepared. We love the rolls being... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful day seeing Newport and choose this restaurant based on other reviews. Four of us had dinner. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed ours dinners. Service was great. We appreciated their asking about food issues. The server that delivered the meal mentioned our request which showed their attention to detail. Food was exactly how we requested and delicious.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Mooring. Started off with a Bag of Doughnuts ( a tasty fritter made from lobster, crab & shrimp & served with a chipotle - maple aioli). Then had a delicious Lobster croissant in a tarragon dressing with spiced fries. Excellent meal with a beautiful view of all the boats. Excellent service.

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Atco, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went there twice....the first was for dinner. Had to sit indoors because it was a little cool to be outdoors. We had such a great meal, from beginning to end that we went again the following day for lunch. This time we sat outdoors and loved the view!!!! Be sure to get the oysters. They were awesome.

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