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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friends that live in Newport took us to this wonderful restaurant. What an evening of fine food and excellent service. My scallops were so fresh and cooked to perfection. There were varied dishes served to us and all were fabulous. I noticed that all the tables around had folks with smiles and enjoying their food as well. This is a... More 

Thank Jetlag2009
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for our wedding anniversary to Newport and we're recommended to go to the Mooring. It did not disappoint. Had a great selection at their raw bar (had 4 different oysters) and sole for dinner. My wife had the strip steak which needed to be sent back because it was too rare but it came back good in a couple... More 

Thank Brian G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to book a table in advance. Got one two days later and were seated outdoor. I got quite windy and the staff relocated us indoors without any problem. Very attentive all of them. Food was reasonable but too much cooking with butter and a bit oversized portions in our European view. Not very refined.

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

Dear Kristian, Thank you for your candid review of The Mooring and for the nice description of your visit with us, though I'm sorry you found your meal selections underwhelming. I do appreciate your compliments to our staff and for giving them credit for the great work they do. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts as any opportunity for... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the best swordfish I've ever eaten! Others raved about the fresh salmon. My wife and I eat fish three or four times a week at home, so this was a real treat. Even though we told we would have wait over two hours for a harbor view table, we got one in about 20 minutes. The service was... More 

Thank howardm22
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear howardm22, Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to The Mooring and for awarding us a five star rating! I am so pleased you enjoyed your seafood so much and that you found the service to meet your expectations. I am sorry for the winds- that is one thing that sometimes comes along with being right on... More 

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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Newport, Rhode Island, we walked through the wonderful downtown area on Thames Street as well as the revived port area. There are many lovely shops as well as pubs and restaurants. We chose The Mooring for dinner because of its location right on the water overlooking the huge marina filled with a wide array of watercraft. The menu... More 

Thank Bnzboy
Marlborough, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Newport folk festival last year and after a long day we wanted a upscale dining experience. There's only so much food truck food you can take. This place was quaint in fact for such a upscale place it felt very casual. I liked that. The food was a 10. The service was of the business casual... More 

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

Dear Robyn, Thank you for your very kind review on The Mooring and for a wonderful five-star rating! I am so glad you chose to dine with us after the Folk Festival- you truly enjoyed a great day in Newport! I appreciate your compliments to the staff and the meals you chose, and I hope you will consider dining with... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, ok service, cute manager ;) One of the better places in Newport, good for any kind of dinner especially seafood.

Thank 547carld
Yucca Valley, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lunch stop. I enjoyed the garden salad with a moist grilled chicken breast and a tasty dressing. Great atmosphere, nicely appointed, and on the (Bowman) wharf. Everyone enjoyed their meal selections. Table service was attentive. However, a bit pricey like the rest of Newport.

Thank RetiredUSAF_12
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was recommended and was very pleasant. Decent selection of wines by the glass, good salad, good service and nice to be on the water, though there was a choice of inside or outside dining

Thank jilleastfallowfield
New York City, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great late lunch at the bar. Bartender was awesome; spicy mussel and sausage soup was delicious. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Lesa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 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?