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The Mooring

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Tue., 19/3

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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up to six varieties
Chilled White Mexican Shrimp
Lobster Claw
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
Champagne & Oysters*
12 oysters & 1/2 bottle of bruno paillard brut
Cup $7.0
Bowl $9.0
Classic Mooring Clam Chowder
Cup $8.0
Bowl $10.0
Native Scallop Chowder
Chopped Salad
romaine, hardboiled egg, tomatoes, bacon, radish, cucumbers, feta cheese, fingerling potatoes, sunflower seeds, house ranch 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
Baked Oysters
grilled pancetta, spinach, saffron bechamel
Rhode Island Stuffed Clams
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 garlic parmesan frites & pickles
New England Cod
tomato-harissa aioli, bibb lettuce, potato bun
Thanksgiving Day Croissant
roasted turkey breast, brie, baby arugula, alfalfa sprouts, cranberry jam
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
'Sweet N' Spicy' Burger*
brandt farms beef, pepper jack cheese, pineapple-jalapeño marmalade, cajun bacon, fried onion string, potato bun
Portuguese Roasted Cod
native littleneck clams, yukon potatoes, green olives, tomato, chourico, vinho verde, olive oil, focaccia
Seafood Stuffed Sole
jasmine rice, asparagus, blood orange-lobster butter
Uptown Salad
sauteed half lobster tail & shrimp, grilled salmon, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, balsamic reduction
Atlantic Salmon*
braised red cabbage, cipollini onion, vanilla-parsnip puree
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
Yellowfin Tuna*
sesame crusted, stir fried vegetables, rice noodles, lemongrass bouillon
Fish & Chips
fried atlantic haddock, guinness batter, fries, red pepper slaw, mooring tartar sauce
Georges Bank Scallops
spaghetti squash, spiced winter squash puree, bacon-apple relish
Seafood Pasta
lobster, shrimp, sea scallops, tomato-lobster sauce, fresh herbs, fettucine pasta
Half Roasted Chicken
whipped yukon gold potato, turnip, carrot, rosemary-roasted garlic jus
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 Bone-in Ribeye*
smashed crispy fingerling potato, caramelized onion, swiss chard, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally overrated. It's fine but nothing special, the "doughnuts" appetizer very bready and heavy, the seafood pasta comes with lobster and shrimp, so that's good, but the favor is totally meh. OK, 'we're no doubt in the minority, but if you are about great cooking...More

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

Dear travelswat_team, Thanks for the review and sorry you were not impressed. Our team has been dedicated to serving exceptional food for over thirty years here in Newport and we still don't like to hear when a guest leaves disappointed. We hope you can try...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here at Christmastime. The scallops and salmon were both delicious....save room for dessert bc the peanut butter pie was amazing as well. Classy atmosphere, great service and nice view of the water added to the great experience.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 872jennifera, Thank you for joining us at Christmastime - it's a beautiful time to be in Newport. Glad you enjoyed everything too (especially our dessert). We appreciate the kind review and hope you will come back and join us again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there in March. My wife had the crab cake and I had a Reuben sandwich. The meat was made on site, the kraut was made on site, and the sauce was made on site. Perfect combination. I'm 73 year old, and it was...More

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

Thank you carrolll837! The Reuben always seems to make our guests happy, although ranking as the best you have ever tasted is truly an honor for us. Thank you and we hope you come back to have it again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spouse and I went to the Mooring and had a wonderful time. We began with a Southern Belle for me and a pomegranate-lime-mint mocktail for her. She had the scallops appetizer, and it was so good I never even got a taste! I had some...More

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

Thank you T D! We are glad you and your wife were able to join us and I am especially happy to hear you enjoyed (although sorry you didn't get the chance to taste the scallops). We appreciate the review and hope you can join...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visit every time we go to Newport. The service is always top notch! Saturday night was no different.......Our waitress Brittany was very knowledgeable. I never know how to pair my wine or beer with my dinner & she knows every time....More

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

Thank you Donna! Glad you enjoyed your meal with us and happy to hear that Brittany helped make your experience better. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to her. It's an honor for us to be your favorite spot in Newport and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, but felt it was a little overpriced for the amount of food you receive. Also, you have to pay to park.

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

Thank you for the review FarmGirl1970. Glad you enjoyed the food. We appreciate your comments on the value too as we are always listening to what our guests are saying. Hope you can join us again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late reservation and the place was hopping, so reservations are recommended! Great service, good food. Would visit again.

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

Thank you Boston716! Glad you enjoyed and yes, I would recommend reservations too. Hope you can join us again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night - luckily had a reservation as it was packed. We were seated in the back section, which is closest to the water. It was a great view as the sun went down. The waiter was David, who struck a good...More

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

Dear Jdimaria1, Thank you for joining us and for leaving a nice review. I am happy to hear that David provided great service to you and that he was able to help you order what you wanted. Above all, I am happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you GinaD1189! Glad you enjoyed our Birger Bender entry. Hope you vote for us to on the Discover Newport website - we want to win this! We appreciate the review. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Parker! Glad you enjoy it here and thanks for the recommendation (especially on our chowder). It's always nice to know our chowder measures up, especially around here. I am happy to hear your server added to your experience too. We appreciate the review...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
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Response from kerbuck11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely do! They gave out gf bread too
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