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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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“seafood” (410 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 2 days ago

Went to this wonderful restaurant on our first visit to Newport and what a nice surprise. Always love when you walk into a beautiful restaurant and are seated right away, then are able to get such a nice waiter. My wife isn't a fan of...More

2  Thank ronald c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Got to sit on the patio overlooking the boats and marina. Really pretty. Patio is small though. Food was excellent! There is seating inside with windows too

Thank jdeprofio
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had stopped in before dinner for drinks At the bar with possible apps. It has such great atmosphere and we have dined there in the past although always felt it appealed to tourists. You've got to be kidding with bartenders in what should be...More

Thank Scamper56
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not your usual fish shack for sure. The restaurant is quite lovely with a huge terrace overlooking the harbor and the sunset. Service was very nice and accommodating, we felt well looked after even though the restaurant was quite busy. I had a Portuguese fish...More

Thank Lasa88
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Lasa88! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed our menu and that we made your must list of places in Newport. Our culinary team does a great job at preparing our local bounties. So glad you enjoyed and we appreciate the recommendation. Hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great see food. Large portion and service was great. I had the sea food pasta with scallops, shrimp and lobster. OMG wonderful.

Thank trying2seeb4Idie
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was very good you can be served either at the bar or a table ate at the bar and server was very attentive and wanting to please. Liked the location and friendliness of all the staff

Thank RMM49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really great meal with excellent service usually not found stateside. The offerings were fresh, expertly prepared and regionally sourced. Portuguese cod dish was outstanding! Our group thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank brandywinemgmt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I like ceviche and it is not offered in many restaurants. The portion served at the Mooring was tiny. Good thing I ordered a Caesar too.

Thank VIKINGMassachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat outside on the covered porch with an excellent view of the yachts. Food was good and service was very attentive. This spot was a tad touristy but not in a bad way. The food was well prepared and priced reasonably. I would return...More

Thank jmc4978
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear jmc4978, Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed. We are glad to hear you would come back and we really hope you do. We appreciate the kind words. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

We came on a Wednesday night and did not expect the massive crowd - even with a reservation we still had to wait a bit - but the food was worth it. Very good mussels and seafood, and excellent desserts. Service was a bit spotty,...More

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

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for joining us and for waiting. I am happy to hear the food made it worth it. I wish our service had made a better impression as exceptional service is one of our pillars of success. We will keep working on...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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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