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The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar

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Thu, 6/27
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Hummus Plate
Grilled Pita, Crisp Vegetables, Marinted Olives
Chopped Salad
romaine, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, radish, cucumbers, feta cheese, fingerling potatoes, sunflower seeds, house ranch dressing
Baby Kale & Native Beet Salad
quinoa, grapefruit, pickled red onion, goat cheese, grapefruit-champagne vinaigrette
Black Bean Portobello Burger
Garlic Aioli, Caramelized Shallot, Pickled Jalapeno, Swiss, Lettuce
Falafel Wrap
Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber, Olive, Feta, Hummus, Tzatziki, Grilled Tortilla
Seared Tofu
Stir Fried Vegetables, Rice Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Cilantro, Ponzu
Vegetable Risotto
Chef’s Daily Inspiration
Located on Newport's historic waterfront. For over 35 years, we have provided our guests with warm hospitality, crafted beverages and 'top-of-the catch' seafood, including an award-winning wine list and bountiful raw bar offerings. Our indoor and outdoor seating is complemented by a lively atmosphere, panoramic sunsets and nautical views of Newport Harbor. In the warmer weather, appreciate our mahogany-planked patio floating over the water for an unmatched maritime alfresco dining experience. We welcome you to join us and discover how we create and elevate the traditions of New England seafood cookery to a whole new level of taste and enjoyment.
$30 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

I just loved this place! It had a cute little bar where we enjoyed a local beer and one of the best sangrias that I have ever had. We did have reservations-which I think is a must-as it was packed on a Tuesday night. We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank CindyKWarrington
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Often large restaurants in tourist areas with nice views have good but not great food. The moderately priced food here was as good as the atmosphere and the marina view. Even the simple hummus and pita app were excellent. Reservations are best made days in...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our dinners at The Mooring were excellent. Service was professional and efficient. Our only concern on that evening was the level of noise, making it difficult to talk in normal voices. This can vary from day to day, of course, but due to its popularity...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kay R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in R.I. friendly staff, great food and views. Fantastic place for seafood any time of year. Great raw bar. Give the “bag of donuts” a try!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HoagieCat
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Moorings is in an excellent location, offering a buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff and nice food. The chowder was excellent!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank toddtrippas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a perfect experience for our 35th anniversary dinner, from ambience to view to service to cuisine! A 10+!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank janp0902
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you janp0902! We'll take a 10+ rating any day. So glad you both enjoyed and we are honored you celebrated with us. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dinner here with my husband. We had a great table next to the window overlooking the dock. Ordered lobster claws, shrimp and clams from the raw bar to start. Delicious! Lobster was so good. Clams (raw) were also delicious according to my husband. For dinner...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lisa9962
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you lisa9962! We are glad you enjoyed but also appreciate the feedback. Hearing what our guests think really allows us an understanding on how to be better at what we do. We hope that if you join us again we can earn a five-star...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here as part of a group. Excellent! Service was first class! I had whole lobster, which is always an adventure. Fortunately, a member of our group gave remedial assistance in how to attack the creature. Wine by the glass is overpriced, but it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 245rosies
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you 245rosies! We are so glad you enjoyed and happy you survived your battle with the lobster. Our team would have been happy to give you some lobster-attacking advice too. Thank you for joining us and we hope you do return. Gratefully, Dan Fischer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all you are in Newport (RI), and incredibly beautiful spot, with so much to do. On of those things to do is to go to the Mooring (you need a reservation). It's a large restaurant, and you would want to sit at a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank professor0517
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you professor0517! What a truly kind review. We agree with you that Newport should be on every travelers list of places to see - we are lucky to live here. We are honored to hear we are a must-see in Newport too. Glad you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for Happy Hour and dinner. Was blown away by location...reminded me of Nantucket. Interior space is also amazing. Drinks were good. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees. I would say the lobster roll was a little pricey for the quality. Have had better but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank luvs2travl2009
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you luvs2travl2009! We are lucky to be in such a gorgeous spot. Glad you enjoyed with us and hope you make it our way again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

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Pat H
July 13, 2018|
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Response from bjaysmom | Reviewed this property |
We were at the Mooring for dinner, so we did dress a little nicer, but there were people coming in with Jeans, etc. If I were going for lunch and it's a nice day, I would definitely wear shorts. I hope you enjoy the... More
Pat H
July 13, 2018|
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Response from 351edd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pat, There is no fixed dress code as far as I know, so you will see people dressed from very casual to very dressy there. For guys, Docker type shorts and a polo or button down shirt (tucked or untucked) is perfect for... More
May 31, 2018|
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Response from kerbuck11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely do! They gave out gf bread too
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