The Mooring in Newport, RI, was an absolute treat. We were fortunate to get a great table out on the deck, overlooking the harbor, shortly before sunset. Our waitress was attentive and responsive, while not being intrusive. When she saw my wife scoop a few cubes of ice into her white wine, our waitress appeared moments later, without being asked, with a glass of ice cubes. When she observed me taking a picture of my wife, she volunteered to take a picture of the two of us at our table. A raised finger brought another glass of wine. It is a pleasure to receive this kind of service in today's restaurant scene.
Now for the food! What a delicious meal all around. We started with an appetizer of mussels zuppa and they were perfect. I had the Ahi Tuna Au Poivre and it was done to perfection, white on the outside, crusted with peppers, and the rare tuna color within. My wife opted for the Lobster Pappardelle and raved about how delicious everything turned out.
This is now the new benchmark in our lives for other seafood restaurants to reach. I believe I will have to travel back to Newport to get the likes of this meal again.