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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“doughnuts” (238 reviews)
“seafood” (406 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is a staple of Newport. It is also one of the few open all year. Located right on the marina with some lovely views of water and boats, it is food and service that are top notch and bring you back time and...More

Thank Ballstononlaker
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Ballstononlaker, Thank you! Always nice to be considered a staple in Newport and even better to hear that our food and drinks do not disappoint. We appreciate the review and the kind words. Hope you can come back again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to tell you thus place is a homer in. We sat in the deck overlooking the pier. Fun to watch everything going on. The food delicious. I got the fish and chips. Wonderful but huge. I suggest you split it. Our daughter got the...More

Thank printer125
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Printer125! Always nice to hear that a guest enjoyed and that we hit a home run with the whole party. Glad you had some fun here and hope you can come back again for more. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a warm and friendly restaurant while visiting Newport, then the Mooring is not to be missed Wait staff could not be any friendlier and mindful about your meal The bag of donuts appetizer is a must The restaurant gets a little...More

Thank Jean C
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jean, We love to hear when our guests leave full and smiling. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for sharing your review. We appreciate you saying we are not to be missed.I hope you can join us again someday....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had Ahi Tuna dinner which was very good but I wished I asked for medium rare in stead of medium. The chunk of The tuna was more than generous.

Thank Eiji M
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Eiji! Glad you enjoyed (although we apologize the tuna was not cooked to your specifications). We appreciate the review and hope you can join us again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to the Mooring for dinner - we did make reservations as we tried to get into the restaurant the night before as a walk-in and to even to sit at the bar for drinks and it was too crowded -...More

Thank db2b
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear db2b, Thank you for joining us on your trip to Newport. We are glad you made a reservation and happy you enjoyed your meal too. We really appreciate the kind words and review. Hope you can come back if you come back to our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't think of a nicer place to have lunch than on the patio of the Mooring. The food is very good although my friend thought her seafood chowder was way too heavy on the dill. My clam chowder was very good. The lobster croissant...More

Thank Roberta C
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Roberta! We can't think of a nicer place to have lunch either :) Thank you for joining us and so glad you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great dinner, appetizers, and drinks at the Mooring last night. We decided to stay at the bar after the bartender was so nice and forfeit our table. We had martinis which were standard fair. His suggestion of wine was perfect. For appetizers we had our...More

Thank Warren K
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Warren, Thank you for the very kind review and glad you could join us at the bar. We love to hear when our bartenders make our guests feel welcomed. Thank you for giving your table up too - you helped us make another guest...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had expected a really good meal here and the food was nothing special at all. It was fine but that was all. I definitely would not come back for the food. Even the cocktails were just ok. We both enjoyed the view of the...More

Thank Ykcat1
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Ykcat1, Thank you for the review and sorry to hear you were not thrilled with your food. We are dedicated to providing exceptional food and tastes to all our guests and never like to hear a guest left unsatisfied. That's not the typical experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples stopped by on a Tuesday night without reservations. At first, we were told it would be a two hour wait. We proceeded to head towards the door to leave and they said they just had a cancellation and could seat us. We were...More

Thank Basset_Mom
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Basset_Mom, Thank you for sharing your review although we wish we had made a better impression on you. While we are lucky to be a busy restaurant, we never want the quality and speed of our service to suffer. Yours was not the typical...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go. Bread comes in a bag, salted butter... yummy. No wait. Great view. Salads are huge, burger great, fig pizza as an app is a meal. But, $13 for a small glass of wine, not cool.More

1  Thank hejoboston
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear hejoboston, Thank you for the review and we are glad you consider us a great place to go. We are thrilled you liked our food although I am sorry that you did not appreciate the value of our wine. We will share your feedback...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
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 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
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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