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The Mooring

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“doughnuts” (255 reviews)
“seafood” (435 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked to the restaurant from the nearby Marriott (there is a convenient parking lot if you drive). Even on a quiet weekday night in Newport in December it was good that we made reservations. We were seated promptly at a warm quiet table on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sail2Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided this year to spend our weekend in Newport, RI. So I booked this restaurant for our Thanksgiving Dinner and was not disappointed. We enjoy seafood and found the menu here perfect for our taste buds. The restaurant was busy but then again it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob C
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Bob! So happy to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend in Newport and glad The Mooring could be part of your travels. Glad you enjoyed everything too and that John was able to make your experience even better. We appreciate the review and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to The Mooring for dinner on 11/24. The dining room and decor is quite nice. Take caution though, because their deck facing the water is heated and in use during the winter. We were seated on the deck and couldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 603home
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear redhook9, Thank you for the review however we wish we had left a better impression on you. We know we are not alone in offering seafood in New England, however for over thirty years we have been dedicated to serving it exceptionally in our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot begin to say how impressed and pleased we were with our experience at The Mooring on Thanksgiving, having never been there before, we selected the place due to the excellent reviews and it was within walking distance from where we stayed. While the restaurant...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travler145
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you travler145! We feel it to be an honor to entrust us with your holiday dinner and we try hard to make our guests feel special and welcome. We agree - you don't need turkey for a good Thanksgiving dinner. I'm so glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Understand that popular means crowded and busy. This is not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner. And you definitely need reservations. However, the waitstaff is very good; the food has interesting twists and turns to some basic seafood dishes; and the location is very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bonnie G
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Bonnie, Thank you for joining us and I am glad that you enjoyed your dinner. We do apologize for any mixups in the kitchen - we are always working on improving delivery times at busy moments, but we always appreciate the feedback. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a long established restaurant we have been to a number of times in the past, but this year it was somewhat disappointing. The clam chowder was very good, as was the scallop appetizer. The flounder entre was sitting in a watery sauce with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susielunch
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear susielunch, I am very sorry to hear that your meal at The Mooring was anything less than great. We pride ourselves in exceptional food and service and anything less is not the kind of experience we like to hear about. We do apologize and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travel six hours to Newport 3-4 times per year as we love the town more than any other destination. In visiting Newport, we love trying new restaurants and none looked more appealing than The Mooring. Mind you, on this particular date...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christopher C
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Christopher, Sorry for the delayed response to this review. I am very sorry to hear about your experience. That's not typical of our quality and commitment to exceptional service. I would love to hear more and invite you to contact me at the restaurant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mooring was a great waterfront restaurant in Newport. We were able to enjoy the heated indoor area with a great view. We had the scallop chowder which was amazing. The scallops were great and the soup was very aromatic. The crab and lobster fritters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T9363VQmichaeld
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you T9363VQmichaeld! We are glad you joined us and very happy to hear all was delicious. We appreciate the recommendation and hope we see you again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I experienced the most delicious ‘home away from home’ turkey meal at The Mooring. Service was top notch and food and ambience 5 Star. Obviously highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LisaSchulte
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you LisaSchulte! We are so happy you joined us for Thanksgiving and we could be your home away from home. Much obliged for the five stars and the recommendation. Hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Newport and to The Moorings and it didn’t disappoint. It is a lovely, stylish restaurant with great, professional service. It was half price raw bar day so my partner had the grand platter and really enjoyed it. Salads to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pauladB3092JV
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you pauladB3092JV! So happy you could enjoy a lovely night out in Newport and with us. I'm glad we didn't disappoint. Hope you come back again for another trip. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

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Pat H
14 July 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
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Pat H
14 July 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
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Ashley M
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Yes, definitely do! They gave out gf bread too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
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, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 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
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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