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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
+1 401-846-2260
23:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 23:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 23:30 - 22:00
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Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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162 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived for lunch on a Friday. There was plenty of parking at the waterfront restaurant. There were many people enjoying lunch. The restaurant has an outside dining area, but it was closed for the season. There is a large bar in the center of the building. We were greeted quickly by our server. She took our drink order and... More 

Thank Coral G
Rocky Point, New York
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305 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place and chose to spend our anniversary there with friends. It was a wonderful dinner, as always. The wine selection by the glass was very much to my liking. Our server, Nick, was a treasure. With the amount we ate It's probably a good thing we don't live in Newport!

Thank Ashford817
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful lobster dinner and my wife had the salmon. Expensive but worth every penny. Our server was awesome and the food was severed fast and hot. We will be back

Thank Tkmellc
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant with the good food and good view, as well as the services. They have good variety of fish, seafood and if you want meat too. The pasta with lobster was very tasty. Very elegant atmosphere.

Thank Talgat D
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husbands birthday dinner was extra special at The Mooring. We reserved seats for dinner and a view of the boat parade. Our fish special along with the wedge salad was delicious. Our server Sheila was great and made our evening extra special with a birthday dessert. Thank you for such a great time!!

Thank ConnIngrid
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the swordfish wrap and wow it was better than expected. Start with the "Bag of Donuts", which are seafood clam cakes or fritters! Yum! You get 6 - a great sharing appetizer for 3. Not the cheapest restaurant in town. But, if you only can go to one or two restaurants while in town you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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160 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called many places for a reservation for 7 adults. Everyone was like this: "...um, it's a 90 minute to 2-hr wait, so we can put you on the list as soon as you arrive..." We were getting exasperated, when my two sons finally said they'd walk there, see what was available, and report back! Surprise surprise...they were seated (table for... More 

Thank jakeDVermont
Clifton Park, New York
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375 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK, it's a seafood restaurant. Wife talks me in to the ritual turkey dinner. Mashed potatoes, gravy, corn bread stuffing and cranberry sauce. Well prepared and well served. But considering the overpriced alcohol, the bill was just too much. I guess you have to realize that there are no Holiday food bargains in Newport. I should have had some seafood... More 

Thank John I
New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant delivers uniformly good food and service at a terrific setting but the parking situation is a disaster. Parking attendant can only accept credit cards which often results in backup on to Thames Street. We observed eight cars backed up on a Saturday afternoon. Not the attendant's fault who was juggling credit card---as cash is not allowed--- for patrons... More 

Thank Newport19552016
Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great seafood from apps to entrees. The Mooring is our go to place in Newport. The menu is large enough to find options to satisfy picky palates, but it's small enough so know they can focus on getting stuff right. Try the bag of doughnuts appetizer, almost everyone does and they are happy when they do. If you can, sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?