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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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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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372 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. We went there for our anniversary. Great service. We went there with kids and they are kids friendly. It supposed to have fantastic ocean view but since our reservation was at 9 pm we could not see the view. Make reservation even a week before if you know you are going there. Be sure to get parking reimbursement... More 

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Fairfield
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best dining in Newport! We started with a Bag of Donuts which are the most delicious seafood fritters served in a bag with a wonderful sauce for dipping! Their cheese platters are also out of this world! The filet mignon is a must have for meat lovers! My friend had the seafood pasta and loved it! Heading to Newport,... More 

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

Dear JWindhorst, Thank you for dining with us at The Mooring and for your gracious review of your experience with us! Your words describe a perfect meal at the perfect time of day to enjoy the best of Newport, and I am honored to know you put us in that esteemed category. I am so pleased to know how much... More 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off season visit was lovely! No crowds and food was amazing. Would recommend highly. Wait staff was incredibly helpful. Never an empty glass - even for a moment.

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

Dear Cheri, Thank you so much for your kind words on The Mooring and for awarding us a five-star rating. I agree, the off-season is truly a wonderful time to dine in downtown Newport and I appreciate very much that you choose to dine with us here. Thank you again for your words, and I do hope you will consider... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around town, saw his restaurant. Went inside, made a reservation, and found they would pay for our parking. Went back at 6 pm, got a table with a water view. Lovely setting, very good service. We both had scallops and a salad....excellent food. If you want upscale dining in Newport, this is it!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant on the water in Newport. Many of the tables have views of the water. Both of our fish main dishes were very good -- the sole with crab topping and the Portuguese cod. It was crowded, even on a Monday evening in April (we had limited options for reservations when we called that morning.) The... More 

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

Dear CherylR62, Thank you very much for joining us at The Mooring and for your very nice review of your experience here. I'm thrilled you and your guest enjoyed the views, the service and your seafood meals, and I hope you will consider coming again in the near future. It would be a pleasure to have you back! Thank you... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best, if not the best- luncheon place in Newport - terrific food, wonderful wait staff, views, pricing - what could be better? Cheers to spring luncheons

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

Dear nc2016iris, Thank you for dining at The Mooring and for your exceptional five star review! While short and sweet, your words say a ton, and I appreciate your compliments more than you know. Thank you again for posting them. All the best, Dan More 

Dublin, Ohio
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278 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated where we had a good view of the harbor, but it was a cloudy/rainy evening so there wasn't too much for us to see. It was Restaurant Week, so we chose from that menu. My wife really liked the Lobster Bisque for the first course and the Skate Francois for the second. The waitress had the knowledge... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mooring is a year-round favorite on the water. The staff and managers are very accommodating - the food is excellent - It is very popular with both the locals and visitors. Portions are hearty. You can be seated on the deck or inside.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful raw bar--we were there whatever day it was half price, and got to sit with a view of the water at sunset. Ample seating, and didn't mind bundling up on a cold day for the nice view! Would love to come back for warm weather. Great drinks, too. And they validate/refund parking in the pay lot right out front.

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Columbia, MO
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the last day of "Restaurant Week", with a limited fixed price menu. The setting was very nice, the service excellent, and all the food was very good. I would happily go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?