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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second time dining at The Mooring. The first was this winter for lunch and tonight for dinner. I had an average lunch on my first visit but I have to say my dinner was very disappointing. Their "signature" Portuguese cod dish was tasteless, although the seafood was abundant. My husband ordered their newly added seafood pasta which... More 

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mooring is located along the wharf in its own stand-alone building with a parking lot. It's a large place with indoor and outdoor seating, fits tons of people and has a nice view. It was packed when we got there for lunch and we had to wait a little bit even though we had a reservation (not long though.)... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice decor with good food, extensive bar and big screen TV's so we could watch playoff basketball. It is right on the main street along the water.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time coming to the Mooring but cannot recall if they charged a fee for their patrons to park. Came with a long time friend for lunch on a Monday , quite surprised that they charge a fee to park! The parking attendants needed to be retrained on basic customer service skill of smiling. They looked like they're on duty... More 

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Cape Cod
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Moorings is a fairly fancy restaurant located right on the water at the harbor. We reserved a table online, and when we arrived (early) they had a spot for us right at the window. Waiter was attentive, gave some great suggestions, and the food was really good. We told him it was our 25th anniversary, and they gave us two... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for the nice review and for celebrating your 25th anniversary with us. It’s an honor to host anyone celebrating such a milestone day. Hope you enjoyed the prosecco too! We look forward to seeing you again for more happy occasions. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager   More 

horsham
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481 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were off season on a Tuesday night and the place was full. We had booked a table - so we had no wait. Definitely required after Memorial Day. We were shown to our table and service was swift but friendly. Tracy looked after us really well. I couldn't decide on entrees and she patiently helped. My husband did not... More 

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

Dear Boaster, Thank you for the review and for visiting The Mooring. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that Tracy was able to make sure you were happy with your entrée. Our team really does work hard to provide the best, so thanks for noticing. Hope we can see you again soon. Respectfully, Dan Fischer General... More 

Kemah
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

inside and outside waterfront dining..wait staff are wonderful, portions are generous, restaurant spotless and extremely well maintained for a tourist busy spot...our $60+ lunch for two was presented nicely and delicious..

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

Dear Leonabp, Thank you for your five-star review and for the kind words about our restaurant and staff. We hope you can come back again soon. Sincerely, Dan Fischer General Manager More 

Sandy, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for lunch and it was quiet delicious. We had the clam chowder and ended up only doing appetizers as there were several options we wanted to try. The favorite of our group was the tuna tartar. The flavors were excellent. The atmosphere and staff were also great.

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Thank enelson2430
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear enelson2430, Thank you for visiting The Mooring and we are grateful for the kind review. Glad you and your group enjoyed – the tuna tartar is definitely a fan favorite. We hope you can join us again soon. Sincerely, Dan Fischer General Manager More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not waste your time or money. I dined here 10 years ago and was very impressed. It's not the same restaurant these days. Food was overcooked, service was terrible and the dining room was dirty. Employees are very unfriendly and unresponsive. Not worth the money. Go to the Cooke House instead. Cooke House is amazing!!

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

Dear Mike, I am sorry to hear about your recent visit to The Mooring.  I do appreciate that you took a moment to write such a candid review. I would very much like to speak with you further regarding your recent experience with us, if you would consider calling me directly at the restaurant at your convenience. Thank you for... More 

Pearl River, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to eat - great food - good staff - friendly - on the high side of price. If you eat early, you won't need a reservation. But if there is an event in town, a reservation is a must.

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

Dear Ann, Thank you for the five star review and happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Mooring. We hope we can see you again soon. Sincerely, Dan Fischer General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?