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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Eastchester, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Delicious ! My husband had the tuna and I had filet mignon. Salad and side dishes, we scraped our plates clean! Gluten free choices for those of us that need gluten free..Celiac Disease.

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

Dear MomRosie, Thank you for your kind remarks on The Mooring. I'm so glad you were delighted by your meals and that our GF menu was up to your expectations! I appreciate your five-star review very much and I hope you will be back to visit us again soon. My best, Dan More 

Naples, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We use to visit The Moorings frequently ever since they opened over 30 years ago. We moved away and when my wife and her siblings decided to get together in Newport a dinner at The Moorings was planned. Reserved a table on the deck which was fine. The food was horrible. The swordfish was fishy (old) and other main courses... More 

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

Dear kregertony, I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience at The Mooring, and I am genuinely concerned about the description of the meals you received. As you mentioned, The Mooring has been an establishment in Newport for decades and it continues because of its successes. Surely your experience was not a success. Please accept my apologies and... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Been to Newport many times. This was always a guaranteed solid meal. Every entrée was poor. Sole drowned in butter. Tuna low quality and four slices for $28. Just disappointing. Guess just a tourist attraction now.

Thank Ken A
Rhode Island
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I am a native Rhode Islander and have been to Newport RI too many times to count. I have also eaten at The Mooring a multitude of times. This meal was for 4 adults and we had one toddler with us. The chowder was horrible like never before and a chopped salad one of us had was not edible (lettuce... More 

Thank smalleststate
Manorville, New York
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Very creative chef offers a variety of amazing choices. The seafood menu is varied and eclectic . They also serve amazing unique cocktails . There is also a vegetarian menu and a gluten free menu. Literally something for everyone. Had the butternut melt on my most recent visit...with avocado. So unique. Great bartenders and nice view of the harbor. Definitely... More 

Thank lovetoeatout75
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this review

Dear lovetoeatout75, Thank you so much of your kind remarks on The Mooring and awarding us a five-star rating. In particular, I appreciate that you highlighted our different menus as we do our absolute best to accommodate all of our guests tastes and needs. I also appreciate your call out to our bartenders and compliments of our view. Please consider... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We were here for a family brunch and absolutely loved it! The service was bar none and the food was delicious. Definitely order the coconut sorbet if it's on the menu!

Thank vjwatson
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We sat at the bar for lunch because there was a 45 minute wait. Server was very nice and staff helped deliver food so we were served promptly. The bag of donuts are a must try. Lobster sandwich was awesome. The mussels were a little sandy.

Thank SueP413
Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very nice location with great waterside views. Staff were very customer oriented and prices were fair for location. Scallop chowder was great.

Thank gene f
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Newport is a pretty fancy place. Most of us do not live in mansion's. This is a relaxed place in a beautiful location with wonderful service. It is not 5 star dining but you are in a beautiful town soaking in the atmosphere. Relax and enjoy your meal and excellent cocktails

Thank Andrew B
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I decided to take my boyfriend to the Paella Night as a surprise for Valentine's Day 2016 thinking this would be a wonderful treat and nice view! The paella was super dry and we could hardly chew anything in the dish. It was unfortunate and we have not returned since.

Thank Lauren F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?