The Mooring Restaurant

4.7
6422 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located in the heart of downtown Newport's waterfront, the Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar provides the freshest and most creative local, regional and international fish and seafood selections, paired with an award-winning 300+ label wine list. The Mooring adheres to fresh, local and organic in many plate preparations. Enjoy true waterfront views of Narragansett Harbor as you dine at one of the best seafood restaurants in New England.
What 6422 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipImpressed
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and were socially distanced. Food is alway excellent

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vipFoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was exceptional however seemed unusually expensive.

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ScottW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sam was our server and she was fantastic. Great food and goid ambiance

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Marcielee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is not too cold outside. Lots of heaters. But a little echo=y if you have hearing issues.

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CherylM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server, Johnny was awesome!! Food fabulous as usual

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Natasha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined here with my boyfriend for my birthday. Fantastic experience! Beautiful views and ambiance. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Best surf and turf I’ve ever had

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DianneL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mooring always delivers a delightful experience and is a must visit while in Newport. I love trying new restaurants but always make sure I go to the Mooring to ensure I at least have on fabulous dining experience in the trip. The Mix Grill salad was so refreshing and has a generous serving of salmon shrimp and lobster.

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vipDavidS
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was a great lunch. The staff is commended for their efforts during this time.

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ZacharyC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the service was fantastic. Granted we went there on a Monday night and it was quiet, but our server really helped us have a great time.

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Flair
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful location with convenient parking and a spectacular view paired with excellent cuisine and service! We’ll be back!

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Kerrie
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the measures they take for gluten free customers. The hot GF rolls are INCREDIBLE! The GF salmon sandwich is also amazing! Thank you for allowing those with food allergies to feel normalcy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to the Mooring several times. Love the atmosphere, the staff is amazing as well as the food. This time however I was a bit disappointed in the lobster roll. For what you pay there was more of the roll then the lobster meat.

It was good, but wished there was more for it for the price.

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MiaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious seafood and great service! I would go back there again!

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Valt
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch service and good !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent but the meals were not great. Salmon tasted fishy and not a wide menu selection

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CherieF
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have the best meals here. Food is well worth the value.

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CherylM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. Service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere, service and food! They had excellent COVID safety precautions as well. I was comfortable dining and we had a wonderful time. We highly recommend the Mooring!

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SuzanneH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Great restaurant. Great food

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ArtR
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The spicy linguini with scallops and shrimp was outstanding.

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TraceyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can always count on great service, food and atmosphere at the Moorings!!! Thank you.

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MikeH
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food is always outstanding!

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vipFood4thought
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were the last reservation of the night. The host made it sound like we were an imposition but our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. We had a shrimp special, lobster role, grilled salmon and a Caesar salad. Everything was great. A highlight was super crispy fries with the maple chipoltle aioli.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is always great and the social distancing is spot on. My friends and I don’t go out too much at this time for obvious reasons but if we do we have been going to the mooring

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vipMichaelH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening And Sunset

Food and service was awesome

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the Spicy Seafood Pasta with Lobster Tail... Absolutely Delicious. Expresso Martini's were great and our waitress and service, outstanding. Will definitely go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mooring always provides a terrific and beautiful experience. Food and service are always exceptional for us. Try this place!

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JoansGate
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant--I'm a Newport native--always great food, service, and ambience!

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M5iver
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I’ve had many great meals and experiences at the Mooring, but the quality of food has become mediocre this past year. We had slow and borderline abandoned service the last time. Combined with the lack luster meal, I am not sure the mooring will stay on my top 5 list in Newport

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick mid afternoon apps and drinks with friends before heading to castle hill for their s’mores by the fire event that evening. We have all 5 of the appetizers and the sangria and it was all delicious!

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TraceyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warmly greeted by Jim and then personally escorted to our table. The Mooring is very conscientious regarding Covid and their measures make me feel extremely safe and allow me to enjoy a lovely meal.

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved the atmosphere at the Mooring and the food was fabulous. The raw bar was delicious and my filet entree was done to perfection and as tender as could be. Can’t wait to go back.

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place to have lunch in Newport in off season. Food is good but validated parking ticket is only good for one hour. We stayed 1 1/4 hour and the parking charge was 8 dollars.

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Eric
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Its a tourist trap, we went for my daughters birthday for a special event but were disapointed with our waiter Alvaro. Although we were his only table he was nowhere to be found. Noone brought any plates for the appetizer and he spilled a drink on the table but never wiped it up. Yes its expensive but no the food is not better than the numerous other options. My lobster roll was not fresh, tasteless, left disapointed. The waterside has plastic windows blocking any water views.

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MichaelangeloR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food great service recommend the spicy shrimp and scallop pasta

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AtticusSchiebel
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely blown away by the array of menu items, the value of the food and how amazing it was, and just how good the mocktails were!!! So fantastic, fantastic birthday dinner. My fiancé and I felt safe, as a gay couple, in the environment and were treated so well by our server Lexi!!! She was memorable and had such a fabulous mask (WONDERFUL that she was wearing it right!) we were also spaced far from others, so so pleased at the set up. Thank you!!! Will be back sometime to have more chicken pecatta!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! The service was super nice and accommodating. We went for our anniversary and they greeted us with a warm welcome. The food was amazing, we got the bag-of-donuts and spicy linguini. Definitely recommend!!!

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vipLACatty
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Very disappointed . The food was so overly salted - could not eat. Risotto was so over cooked - mushy.

Shame on me for returning

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my wife’s 50 th birthday and they sat us right In front of the fireplace on a chilly night. The oysters were incredible as was our entrees
Our servers were friendly , engaging and were instrumental in making my wife’s
Birthday a success

FAQs

The Mooring Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 846-2260.

The Mooring Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 6422 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.