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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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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545 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since we arrived without a reservation for dinner, we chose to sit at the bar where our server was Heather. She was well informed, friendly, and attentive. Soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, an extensive raw bar menu, and varied entrees. I enjoyed a delicious pot pie with a flakey topping over shrimp, cod, peas, carrots, and potato. It was steamy hot,... More 

Thank Pamgoes
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent meal along with excellent service. Our family has been here a few times before and have always been satisfied. The price is inline with other top tier restaurants in Newport. The validated parking is an added bonus. Highly recommend.

Thank Alta54
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324 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually when we go to a good restaurant, we generally find a handful of items that pique our interest; here at The Mooring, there were many starters and entres that fell into that category. Our main courses, George's Bank scallops served with cous cous, kale, etc and the Seafood pasta (which included a lobster tail, shrimp and scallops served on... More 

Thank Dhanan
Manchester, NH, USA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WE committed this year to celebrate Thanksgiving in a different way. So we headed to Newport and booked The Mooring for Thanksgiving dinner. The following day was to be the Newport Boat Parade, and our waterfront table looked out on a number of boats that were already gussied up for the parade. That made a beautiful view even more fun!... More 

Thank DMCManchester
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went without a reservation on a Saturday night and must have timed it right because we got a table for 4 with no wait and it was packed. Kismet, great service from our waiter and outstanding food. Shrimp and oysters from raw bar were fresh and succulent. Our party had the Grilled scallops, seafood pasta (recommended by our waiter)... More 

Thank bidpool1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to The Mooring. We will be back. Top notch service & seafood. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. Great cocktails. On the water as name implies.

Thank kevinrU3607PW
Passaic, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to dine! The atmosphere and service were superb! The shrimp cocktail and New England clam chowder were the best! Our main courses were delicious but too salty! The apple and pear cobbler was the perfect ending to a great meal!

Thank jimbob1949
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 1 week ago

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 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Boca Raton, Florida
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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
US$30 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?