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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brookfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mu husband and I went here for dinner during our 10th anniversary getaway to Newport. We both ordered the stuff lobster and it was amazing! The clam chowder was also amazing! It was a cold and chilly October day but I'm sure it's beautiful there right on the water in the summer when the patio is all opened up. We'll... More 

Thank Heather B
Westwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. It was off season but the place was still packed with an hour wait. We were lucky and found seats at the bar. We both ordered the NY strip, his was a nice piece of meat cooked to perfection mine was fatty which was disappointing. The vegies were great.... More 

Thank ettes2016
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213 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to the Moorings several times. We love the location and the views, but this visit was disappointing. First, we had to pay for parking. If you visit before November 1 (when the street meters are apparently shut off), you have to pay to park in the parking lot in front of the restaurant. It is a bit... More 

Thank JDumont821984
Parkland, FL
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch on a rainy day but the waterfront view was still great. The food was excellent and service was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. it was worth the drive from Providence.

Thank mlebel1
Winchester UK
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday night so very busy and atmosphere hectic and noisy! Pricy but this is the Waterfront at NRI! Despite booking ages before ended up in a table right by the door and away from everything. When I complained I was grudgingly moved and table empty for most of the night. My tenderloin overdone and frustratingly are it rather than wait... More 

Thank MickDWinchesterUK
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good. Enjoyable but the view is probably what you pay more for. We went for a family lunch and it was good, nice portion sizes but we did find better chowder elsewhere. The staff are awesome and attentive so great service.

Thank TheKidd26
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had 3 bottle of wine and lots of seafood the first night in Newport.. Not a bad restaurant to visit. The service is good(not great but very friendly)

Thank Janelulu88
Zionsville, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, stunning view, and absolutely delicious seafood! Park along the street as the lot in front of the restaurant charges $10 to park.

Thank hinem17
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear hinem17, Thank you for your nice words about The Mooring and for posting a 5-star rating. I appreciate your comments very much and will be sure to pass along your compliments to our chef! My best, Dan More 

Island Park, Idaho
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice lunch or dinner spot on the water. Great burgers and raw bar. Be sure to grab a chocolate mint on your way out.

Thank newsjuli
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear newsjuli, Thank you very much for dining with us at The Mooring and for awarding us a five-star rating. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meal and hope you will be back to visit us again soon. My best, Dan More 

Sherrard, Illinois
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a mild fall evening and we arrived for an early dinner. We were seated on the deck with a lovely view of the harbor and the wharf. Our server, Gretchen, was helpful and patient while explaining the menu and guiding us to our decisions. We had the Scallop Wellington as an appetizer and the Atlantic Swordfish as our... More 

Thank Rick P
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear Rick, Thank you for you wonderful compliments regarding your visit to The Mooring. I am thrilled you enjoyed your meal so much - a fall, early evening dinner on the back deck is one of the best experiences to be had! Thank you also for your kind words about Gretchen and the efforts of our chefs. I will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
    (America's Cup Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 14018462260
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?