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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (239 reviews)
“seafood” (412 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were offered a table in the rear indoor seating area as the main open-air restaurant was full. It felt like an off-shoot of the kitchen and had little atmosphere, but we were hungry and that wasn't a high priority at the time. Service was...More

Thank LisaR631
Reviewed yesterday

Very popular and very large restaurant on the water. Plastic walls down. No view of the water at 7 PM this late in the season. I was rather disappointed in the bag of doughnuts, rather dry. The roasted cod Portuguese Style was better. Very good....More

Thank Beaune
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our meal at The Mooring, but were expecting more of an upscale dining experience. Because the restaurant is large, it's extremely loud, and more casual than most other restaurants in Newport (lots of guests in tshirts, flip flops, shorts, etc). The meal itself...More

Thank LeighWallaceDodd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great location - Service and food. Make a reservation and ask for a Window Table. Raw bar is excellent and reasonable prices. make sure you ask for a "bag" of rolls. They are a hidden gem and not offered unless you ask. Lobster fritters a...More

Thank TravelsCT
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you TravelsCT! We are glad you joined us and happy to hear you enjoyed it all. Hope you come back again too! Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the "bag of doughnuts" for an app, which were very good. Essentially they are fritters made with lobster and shrimp. The swordfish and salmon were very good. Service was great. We had a good experience and would return when we are in the area...More

Thank Getoutofdayton
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Getoutofdayton! Glad you enjoyed the doughnuts - those are always a favorite. We appreciate the kind review and look forward to seeing you again if you are back in town. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined here to celebrate my sister-in-law's graduation from the Coast Guard JAG school, and I was thoroughly impressed. The service, quality of food and environment were all stellar! We were seated outside (covered and protected) and could see the sunset over the ocean, just...More

Thank TabernashLocal
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear TabernashLocal, What an honor it is for us to be the spot where your family celebrated such a happy occasion. I am so glad that everyone enjoyed it all Especially happy to know we could deliver a beautiful sunset to go along with the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The meal was delicious. The ambiance is perfect. Great for groups, families, couples. Service was very attentive. Located in Newport downtown.

Thank Rocio Marisol R
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Rocio Marisol R! Great food is what we like to be known for. Glad you enjoyed and we appreciate the review. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really a 4.5 rounded down due to the cocktails. The scallop chowder was excellent. The beet salad was above average but not stellar. The lobster rolls were great, but it’s not uncommon in Newport to get great lobster rolls. The cocktails were a bit watery...More

Thank Joshua T
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joshua, Thanks for the kind review and glad you enjoyed everything. Sorry to hear our cocktails were a disappointment - our bar team tries to deliver the very best - but we are happy that our food and service were up to your expectations....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had dinner here for our 10 year anniversary. We got a table out by the water, was an amazing sunset the night we were there. Food was great as was the staff. They even gave us complimentary sparkling wine to celebrate...More

Thank bshrouds
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear bshrouds, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and I am happy to hear it was a special night. Sometimes the sunsets decide to get a bit more spectacular just for people celebrating these special events. We appreciate the kind review and the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading the great reviews, we were looking forward to dining here on our recent trip to Newport. While the location on the water is very nice, the plastic walls were down because it was a bit chilly. Of course, that’s not their fault. My...More

Thank ValFritz
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ValFritz, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit with us at The Mooring. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional food to all our guests and I am sorry that this was not what you experienced. I will share your feedback with our culinary...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 Ed D | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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