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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
11:30 pm - 9:00 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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Westchester County, NY
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for a late dinner during a spontaneous getaway to Newport. We made a reservation and are so glad that we did. The place was packed but it was well worth it. Ambiance was elegant, the wine selection was good and our meal was amazing. We ordered the seafood pot pie as an appetizer - yum! My meal (Portuguese... More 

Thank jyyanks
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Caution....large portions! Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs!!!

Thank Tinkmom
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were only at the Bar. The Bartenders are a Blast. The Espresso Martini was out of this world! Food was great and the Beers were Cold! A very nice place!

1 Thank pooh54
Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was great. Had a filet done perfectly. Fish chowder and clam chowder was awesome. Service was excellent.

Thank joethoman
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful place to have a delicious meal while enjoying a sunset over Newport Harbor. Food is varied so as to satisfy everyone. Plenty of parking and access to the restaurant.

Thank lsander50
rhode island
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son was leaving for semester abroad in Lisbon, Portugal, and I took him for lunch at the Mooring. We had an outstanding meal, complete with delicious calamari appetizer. He ordered a protein-rich salad with salmon, shrimp and half a lobster tail. I ordered grilled swordfish, which was delicately and deliciously prepared. An awesome meal!

Thank momof4RhodeIsland
Newport, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are Newport residents and always take visiting friends and family to The Mooring. Located on the harbor it offers great views and is a lovely spot to take in a beautiful Newport sunset. On this evening we were a party of four. We had swordfish, salmon, fish and chips, and Yankee pot roast. Since I sampled all the entrees... More 

Thank Anita C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. I always go here when I go to Newport. Recently i was told I had a gluten and dairy allergy. They were super accommodating to my food allergies. Even the crackers that came out with the hummus was gluten free. And they had gluten free bread for me as well. Then they realized their tuna salad had... More 

Thank Ashleyabel2
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely love this waterfront restaurant. They have excellent Bloody Mary's Lobster, The Portuguese Cod was fantastic. It's no ridiculously priced, They have a great wine and beer list. Excellent service, This is where you want to eat! We went in early February and much of the town was closed until summer. Still a gorgeous place to visit. Stay at... More 

Thank melissajoseph941
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after finding the kitchen at the Newport Lobster Shack closed for the winter. The Mooring serves local lobster and is delicious!!! And can't beat a seat next to the fire on a frigid day.

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

Dear GotstaGo, Thank you so much for deciding on The Mooring - I am so glad you found us! I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your lobster and ambiance here. And I agree with you; winter dining by the fire is a comforting pleasure, regardless of the meal! Thank you again. Sincerely, Dan 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, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 401-846-2260
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?