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The Mooring

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Mon., 18/2

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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up to six varieties
Chilled White Mexican Shrimp
Lobster Claw
Peruvian Ceviche*
shrimp, scallop, green chili, citrus, sweet potato
Whole Chilled Lobster
Raw Bar Platter*
3 lobster claws, 3 shrimp, 3 littlenecks, 3 oysters
Grand Shellfish Platter*
6 shrimp, 6 littlenecks, 6 oysters, whole chilled lobster, fresh maine crab
Veuve Clicquot & Oysters*
12 oysters & 1/2 bottle of veuve clicquot
Cup $7.0
Bowl $9.0
Classic Mooring Clam Chowder
Cup $8.0
Bowl $10.0
Native Scallop Chowder
Chopped Salad
romaine, alfalfa sprouts, oranges, tomatoes, bacon, cucumbers, feta cheese, fingerling potatoes, sunflower seeds, orange-buttermilk dressing
Mooring Caesar
chopped romaine, rosemary croutons, parmigiano-reggiano, house-made dressing
Autumn Kale Salad
honeycrisp apple, dried cranberry, fennel, pecan, great hill blue cheese, cider-sherry vinaigrette
Native Beet Salad
arugula, quinoa, pickled red onion, goat cheese, grapefruit-champagne vinaigrette
great companions to any salad
Lobster Salad
Lobster Tail
Yellowfin Tuna*
Shrimp (4)
Scallops* (3)
Flank Steak*
Mussels Zuppa
chourico, braised leeks, white wine garlic broth, country bread
Point Judith Calamari
crispy fried rings & tentacles, cherry peppers, roasted garlic-thyme aioli
Bag of Doughnuts
lobster & shrimp fritters with chipotle-maple aioli
Tuna Poke*
avocado, marinated cucumber, ponzu, wonton crisps
Fig & Prosciutto Flat Bread
fig spread, goat cheese, prosciutto, arugula, honey
Crab Cake
charred scallion salsa verde aioli, radish sprout
Georges Bank Scallops*
pepita crusted, roasted pumpkin, brown butter, native apple, bacon, pomegranate
Portuguese 'Stuffies'
rhode island clams, chourico, garlic, swiss chard, lemon, breadcrumb
New England Artisanal Cheese
chef's selection of local cheeses, dried fruit compote, honeycomb, housemade fennel cracker
Hummus Plate
grilled pita, crisp vegetables, marinated olives
served with fries & pickles
New England Cod
tomato-harissa aioli, bibb lettuce, potato bun
Chicken Salad Croissant
roasted hudson valley chicken, dried apricot, toasted almond, curry-lime dressing, house baked croissant
New England Lobster Roll
native chilled lobster meat, celery, tarragon dressing, brioche bun
Classic Reuben
house corned brisket, sauerkraut, thousand island, swiss cheese, marble rye
Falafel Wrap
romaine, tomato, cucumber, olive, feta, hummus, tzatziki, grilled tortilla
'Buffalo Blue' Burger*
lewis family farm's organic grassfed beef, caramelized onion, blue cheese, housemade buffalo sauce, ranch mayo, potato bun
Portuguese Roasted Cod
native littleneck clams, yukon potatoes, green olives, tomato, chourico, vinho verde, olive oil, focaccia
fennel nage, baby shrimp, creamer potato, kale
Uptown Salad
sauteed half lobster tail & shrimp, grilled salmon, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, balsamic reduction
Atlantic Salmon*
beet spaetzle, beets, charred swiss chard, pistachios, lemon chive beurre blanc
1¼ Lb $34.0
2 Lb $60.0
Maine Lobster #1
Steamed with Warm Drawn Butter & Potatoes
1¼ Lb $44.0
2 Lb $70.0
Maine Lobster #2
Baked & Stuffed with Scallops & Shrimp
Ahi Tuna Nicoise*
pan seared, fingerling potato, green bean, tomato, olive, arugula, white anchovy vinaigrette
Fish & Chips
fried atlantic haddock, guinness batter, fries, red pepper slaw, mooring tartar sauce
Georges Bank Scallops
stir fried vegetables, rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, lemongrass bouillion
Seafood Pasta
lobster, shrimp, sea scallops, tomato-lobster sauce, fresh herbs, fettucine pasta
Statler Chicken Breast
sweet pea puree, toasted cous-cous, vegetable saute, pistachio mint pesto
Braised Hopkins Farm Lamb
sweet potato gnocchi, shallot confit, brussels sprouts, goat cheese
Steak Frites*
marinated flank steak, garlic-herb-parmesan frittes, chimichurri
7 oz. $39.0
With 1¼ Lb Lobster $70.0
Angus Beef Filet*
whipped roasted garlic potato, grilled asparagus, shallot demi
16 oz. $45.0
With 1¼ Lb Lobster $76.0
Angus New York Strip Steak*
smashed crispy fingerling potato, kale, caramelized onion, local mushroom, blue cheese butter
Oscar Style
Lobster Tail
Yellowfin Tuna*
each preparation - $7
Roasted Asparagus
Today's Native Vegetable Hash
Whipped Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
smoked bacon, caramelized shallots
daily preparation
Rhode Island Roasted Mushrooms
garlic, rosemary, madeira
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.
USD 30 - USD 80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious burger part of Newport Winter Fest. Brandt Farms beef topped with pepper jack cheese, pineapple jalapeño marmalade, cajun bacon and fried onion strings.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GinaD1189
Reviewed yesterday

Nice restaurant close to the water, in the center of Newport. It's well worth a visit. We stopped there for a late lunch. Great beer selections with a lot of nice drafts and local selections. We opted for the clam chowder, which was simply outstanding....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chef Joe Flowers is an exceptional, skillful and talented creator of flavorful culinary exquisiteness. Can’t find the words to describe just how good this chef is. We asked him to dazzle us and he made something like a simple scallop, conjur childhood memories for my...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WoodFam07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great lunch menu. Top notch service. We’ve been here a few times and will likely visit again. Right on the water with a beautiful view!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 882garyv
Reviewed 5 days ago

We shared the Point Judith Calamari as an app, but found it overcooked and not one of the best. The wait for our entrees was much too long. It just seemed that the kitchen was out of sync that night. On top of that we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank davidfwest
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear davidfwest, Thank you for the review. I am sorry to hear that your meal was anything less than great. Our calamari is one of our favorite appetizers and we always want it to be cooked to perfection. We will discuss your feedback with our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here based on the recommendations and initially sat the two of us, wife and myself, at a table for four, next to a loud group of frat boys, when I had indicated that this was an anniversary dinner. After pushing for another table, they...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Andrew B
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Andrew, Thank you for the review and I am happy to hear you enjoyed our food. However I am dismayed that our service was anything less than great. That's not how we typically do things here at The Mooring. I will discuss your feedback...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday during the off season has a very good special - 1/2 price raw bar! One of the sauces served with my oysters was a jalapeño vinegar mix. Nice alternative to the usual cocktail sauce (although theirs has added grated horseradish on top). Try everything....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Linda L
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Linda! Glad you enjoy our Raw Bar Wednesday - we think it's quite the deal too. We are glad you enjoyed and I am happy to hear that David was able to provide great service too. We really appreciate the nice review and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Mooring many times both outside in the summer and at the huge Bar in the winter. I never never had a bad experience or meal here. The setting has large windows overlooking the harbor and lots of fresh local seafood...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christy S
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Christy! Glad you enjoy it here and happy to hear it has always been delicious. We look forward to your next visit. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited late on a Sunday for dinner and had Johnny as our server. He was extremely friendly and patient. We order the Stuffies, Lobster and Shrimp Fritters, and Ceviche. You can skip the Stuffies :) the Ceviche was delicious! Then we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 154kristar
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you 154kristar! Thank you for joining us and glad that you enjoyed. Johnny does a great job and we love to hear when a server has a positive impact on a guest experience. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had lunch and dinner. the service was good, the food was good. No dogs allowed, which I think is wrong.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jennydog2016
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jennydog2016, Thank you for joining us and happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are sorry your dog was not allowed to join the fun too but unfortunately due to health code regulations, dogs are not permitted within the restaurant. Hope you can...More

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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
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
Ashley M
1 June 2018|
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Response from kerbuck11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely do! They gave out gf bread too
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