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“High Quality Food and Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mooring

The Mooring
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2260
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Ranked #6 of 209 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Arlington, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“High Quality Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Positives:
- Great seafood- delicious food and a lot of seafood options!
- Large portions
- Service- our waitress was great

Negatives:
- Outdoor seating- when we made our reservation we specified that we wanted to sit outside because I read great things about the harbor view. Even though it was still warm outside, the plastic was down over the windows to insulate the deck and this made it difficult/impossible to see outside

Experience:
We came here for dinner and were impressed by the food (a little disappointed about lack of view on the deck). My boyfriend got the seafood pasta and we were amazed by how much seafood was actually in there! Definitely worth the money if you are looking for a seafood feast. I would recommend going here while visiting Newport.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I ate here at around 9:30 on a Saturday night. We both ordered fish and chips. The fish was SO fresh and everything was delicious- even the coleslaw. We had a local beer from Nantucket, which was fantastic. The atmosphere was fun and we sat right by the window. It was dark, but I can only imagine what the view of the harbor would be at sunset. The waitstaff was friendly and we would definitely go back.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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“Tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The setting of this restaurant was what drew us to it originally. It was beautiful to sit outside on the deck that overlooked the harbor. My husband and I both enjoyed our meals. He ate the clam chowder which was good and had the swordfish for his dinner. I had the salmon which was delicious. The fish was very fresh and was perfectly cooked. The service was good - overall we enjoyed our dinner!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bucks, PA
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“Great group dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a group dinner with 13 people in their semi-private room. Food and service were excellent! The prices are a bit too high which makes me lower to 4 stars...

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Very good seafood in a beautiful setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Excellent seafood in a nice setting on the harbor. Everything from cocktails to dessert was excellent. Request a table next to the windows for a view of the harbor.

Visited October 2013
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