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The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-2260
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (215 reviews)
“seafood” (344 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here tonight and loved it. The food was exceptional as was the service. The restaurant was packed. Glad we made reservations on OpenTable. This is definitely not a tourist trap. Lots of locals eating here. Great place and highly recommended. Enjoy!

Thank FamilyoffourPA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Mooring. Thank goodness we had reservations as it was very crowded. Our server Dan was terrific and personally made sure we were taken care of. My husband had a generous portion of fish and chips and I had...More

Thank gail d
Reviewed 2 days ago

great food and service. clam chowder was excellent. lobster claws $7 a piece and well worth it. only thing less than excellent was the mussels which were fine, just not exceptional. waitress Jennifer was great. nice water viewMore

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

Dear timriordan, Thanks for the nice review and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We strive to provide great food and service and it's nice to know that's what you experienced. I hope you can come back soon and visit us again....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I chose this restaurant based on the menu, as we were looking for a little more upscale place for dinner. Luckily we had a reservation, because it was packed. We started by splitting a Caesar salad, and it was a nice Size...More

1  Thank boblink515794
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear boblink515794, Thank you for the kind review and for visiting us here at The Mooring. Sometimes sharing meals is the best way to go. I am glad you and your husband enjoyed and I hope we can see you again soon. Respectfully, Dan Fischer...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply delicious. They have different clams from all over the U.S. The donuts are devine! Staff friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Marcel, Thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed your experience at The Mooring. We hope you come back and visit us again soon. Gratefully, Dan Fischer, General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great meal, great location, great ambiance. Try the bag of doughnuts. The oysters were also very good.

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

Dear Julian, Thanks for the five-star review and happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. Our seafood doughnuts seem to be a popular choice. Hope you can come back and try them again. Sincerely, Dan Fischer General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to eat at this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying and sat right on the water. They have a nice outdoor deck overlooking the water, and the interior was nice as well. I had the Braised Beef Cavatelli which...More

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

Dear bruwest, Thank you for the review and your honest feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our setting here in Newport. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your meal. We strive to deliver the very best. I will share your feedback with our culinary...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We all ordered 2 lb Lobsters. They seemed a bit smaller than 2lbs we believe. Taste was good. One of us of 4 had the lobster taken apart in kitchen and just got the meat. That is when it really seemed light. Good salads.More

Thank Irwin37
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Irwin37, Thank you for the review and I am sorry to hear you felt that your lobsters were light on the meat. Our lobsters are all weighed prior to cooking so they are all at or above the stated weight however the amount of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Reservation was for dining room. Chose to have drink in bar while waiting. Most engaging bar staff and nice crowd made us decide to eat at bar. Food was fabulous. Lobster/crab coated sole was mouth watering. My partner's salmon surpassed expectations.More

Thank 793sandy
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 793sandy, Thank you for the nice review and I am glad to hear our bar staff was so engaging and nice. We want our guests to feel relaxed and welcomed at every seat in the house so I am happy to know that this...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to The Mooring Restaurant for Father's Day lunch and the food was wonderful. We were seated on the patio area (which was covered in plastic due to the weather) where we could see the beautiful yachts coming and going. The restaurant was full...More

Thank leonard889
Dan F, General Manager at The Mooring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear leonard889, Thank you for the nice review and for celebrating Father's Day at The Mooring. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. Sorry we couldn't do anything about the weather. We look forward to seeing you again. Gratefully, Dan Fischer...More

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If I have dinner plans at the mooring where is there a good hotel or bed and breakfast to stay at walking distance in downtown Rhode Island ? Thank you !
30 April 2017|
Response from Cheri N | Reviewed this property |
The Marriott is excellent.
Does their Sunday brunch include traditional brunch menu items? From the menu online it looks more like lunch than brunch: no egg dishes, etc.
21 March 2017|
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Response from momof4RhodeIsland | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the brunch menu as we were there for a late afternoon lunch. The view is outstanding, maybe calling ahead will give you an idea of the brunch menu items.
Could you accommodate 20 -25 for a wedding rehearsal dinner on a Thursday in June 2017.
1 November 2016|
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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask them, but I know they have private dining area as we saw a large group come in the same time we arrived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 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
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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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