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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to The Mooring while visiting Newport. The food was absolutely amazing. My husband, who is not a claim person, enjoyed roasted cod and clams. I got a delicious turkey sandwich on a gluten free roll. The form free options were extensive. They even had 3 gluten free desserts. Overall, it was a wonderful atmosphere with... More 

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Tuxedo, NY
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a reason this restaurant has so many great reviews. The menu is versatile and has something for every palate, the drinks are great and the ambiance and location the best in Newport. We weren't super hungry so we sampled a ton of appetizers including the bag of doughnuts, calamari and scallops in phyllo. They were all superb but my... More 

Thank bookreadergirl
Waterbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love it there. Wait staff s friendly and atmosphere is nice. For is delicious!!!!!! They have a great variety of seafood and raw bar. We usually get shrimp cocktail before our meal which is cild and fresh and crisp. We have the Newport Resturant card which the Mooring participates in. We were informed about it 2 years ago and... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch and I was very impressed! Clam chowder was absolutely amazing!!!! Crab cake was so fresh and was great sized. For entree we had the salmon wrap with Cajun bacon and it was amazing! Huge thick piece of salmon was delicious! Definitely great portions here but most of all the food was incredible! We will definitely return.... More 

Thank 7DustedHound
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Atmosphere is nice and the staff is very, very competent and knowledgeable but the food is highly over-rated and over-priced.

Thank Dennis S
new york
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner here the other night. We had drinks and appetizers at the bar but decided to stay instead of heading to our table since the bartender was really nice. Food was awesome, best we've had on our trip so far. We ended up just ordering several appetizers, the lobster was were my favorite and we finished with... More 

Thank ckelly06
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best restaurant in Newport. Food, service, staff, overall Excellent!! I would recommend this to couples, family & friends. Great selections, pricing good, service excellent!!Our family are pescatarians, great choice for special concerns...

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Long Island City, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from a weekend in Newport and this one one of our dinner reservations. The dinner rolls are AMAZING seriously the best dinner rolls i have ever had. The ahi tuna was wonderful and the fish and chips were fresh and lightly breaded and large pieces of fish. We didnt eat dessert since we were... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here for a cruise stop and a friend who lives in Rhode island met us for lunch. We were amazed by the selections on the menu. The clam chowder was among the best I have ever eaten. The cocktails were varied and very tasty. The squid appetizer was very good as was the seafood potpie. Our group had... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for a late dinner during a spontaneous getaway to Newport. We made a reservation and are so glad that we did. The place was packed but it was well worth it. Ambiance was elegant, the wine selection was good and our meal was amazing. We ordered the seafood pot pie as an appetizer - yum! My meal (Portuguese... 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
US$30 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?