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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (231 reviews)
“seafood” (373 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

Party of 4 for dinner and very much looking forward to a fine dinner here, especially after reading the reviews. We were nicely greeted and taken care of by the hostesses and the bartender while waiting a short time for our table (we arrived early...More

Thank DAL0714
Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch and dinner here while in Newport. Service was excellent even when the place was packed at 9:30 pm.

Thank LoGWestHartford_CT
Reviewed yesterday

The views were great and the food of my family was good. I wasn't overly impressed with the cod I had for my meal and the Polenta was bland.

Thank carinyasli
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed two meals on hot summer nights, so we took advantage of outdoor dining. First, the cocktail. An Endless Summer, which is raspberry vodka, blueberries, lemon and sprite. Sweet, but so delicious. Next, the chopped salad: greens, oranges, tomatos, bacon, cucumber, feta, fingerlings, sunflower...More

Thank Meri M
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Meri, Thank you for the kind review and we are thrilled that you chose to dine with us twice. I'm glad you enjoyed both times. We appreciate all the feedback on what you had and for remarking on how our team handled other guests...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

It was the beginning of the boat show and very busy at 2:00pm but the service and food were as good as they always are. We had fish tacos and a seafood risotto and finished it all. The bloody mary wasn't great, but a nice...More

Thank annie2354
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear annie2354, Thanks for the kind review and for battling the Boat Show traffic in Newport. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. We too wish you could get here more often as well. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

The views are stunning here but found the food just ok. Service was friendly and the menu choices several to choose from.More

Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear LAFAMILLEG11231, Thank you for joining us and I am glad you liked the views. I wish our food could have wowed you a little more as we take great pride in the quality of what we serve. Perhaps you can try us again in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our shuttle driver and the hotel recommended this place. First thing we did was make a reservation which was a must. Amazing lobster as well as other delicous food choices. When making a reservation request outdoor dining or you won't be able to be outdoors...More

Thank MicheleIllinois
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear MicheleIllinois, So glad to hear you enjoyed. We have to thank your hotel and driver for the recommendation. Thanks for the review and we hope you can join us again if you come back to town. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

We held the rehearsal luncheon for my son and his new bride at the Mooring in July. The staff was A++. Accommodated every request thrown at them, even housed two younger guests and their sitter on the outside deck so they would have lots to...More

Thank mceast67
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear mceast67, Thank you for the kind words and I am glad that your event was a great success. We are always honored to play a role in such a big event in a family's life that we are thrilled when everyone was happy. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant not only for it's food, but exceptional staff that are friendly, welcoming, and personable. We had lobster and it was fabulous! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal and exceptional service. Best clam chowder we've...More

Thank loveitaly01
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear loveitaly01, Thank you for leaving such a kind review. Glad you liked the lobster and the chowder, but I am especially glad you enjoyed our service. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Mooring was the best meal of our trip. The staff expertly accommodated a vegetarian and a person with food allergies (even bringing out separate vegetarian and gluten free menus for us) and our server was amazingly patient and helpful when we had questions. The...More

Thank Lh713
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lh713, Thank you for the nice review and we are glad you enjoyed. We love being able to accommodate any guest requests - making you happy is our priority. I'm glad that was your experience (i'm happy it was delicious too). We look forward...More

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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Honestly don't know but probably Yes
1 May 2017|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
Honestly there loads of them. Do you want a bed and breakfast or large hotel? The only really large hotel on the island is the Marriott. It is a great place (we stayed there for our wedding).
22 March 2017|
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Response from momof4RhodeIsland | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the brunch menu as we were there for a late afternoon lunch. The view is outstanding, maybe calling ahead will give you an idea of the brunch menu items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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