Located on Newport’s historic waterfront.
For over 35 years, we have provided our guests with warm hospitality, crafted beverages and ‘top-of-the catch’ seafood, including an award-winning wine list and bountiful raw bar offerings. Our indoor and outdoor seating is complemented by a lively atmosphere, panoramic sunsets and nautical views of Newport Harbor. In the warmer weather, appreciate our mahogany-planked patio floating over the water for an unmatched maritime alfresco dining experience.
We welcome you to join us and discover how we create and elevate the traditions of New England seafood cookery to a whole new level of taste and enjoyment.
From a young, home-inspired passion for cooking, Executive Chef Brian Pawlak brings perpetual heart and imagination to The Mooring.
In prestigious kitchens from Florida to New York to Nantucket, he refined his sense for fresh, East Coast seafood and its distinct, delicate flavors. In Columbus, Ohio, Pawlak dazzled as an illustrious chef and restaurateur, creating award-winning menus of a diversified palette that showcased his artistic blend of choice produce and global ingredients. Always a New Englander at heart, Brian returned home to the East Coast where he continues to elevate The Mooring’s classic seafood favorites into a new era.
The Mooring Restaurant has received the Award of Distinction from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
The Mooring has received Wine Spectator‘s “Award of Excellence” since 1994. Our wine list continues to grow, change and evolve as we constantly search for new wines to present to our guests. *Please note menu items and prices subject to change.Download Wine List
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The Mooring elevates the Newport seafood tradition to a new level, infusing casual elegance with relaxed Newport charm, all within walking distance from area hotels, attractions, and the best of what the historic harbor town has to offer.
Whether celebrating a milestone event or a corporate outing, our prime waterfront locale makes The Mooring a truly unique destination in the“city by the sea”.Plan Your Event
As a member, you will earn points with each dining occasion redeemable towards future visits.
For every 500 points you will automatically receive a $35 reward credit on your account, food towards your next visit! Our program is designed to simply reward our frequent customers for dining at our restaurants; there are no costs or obligations. It’s that easy!Join Fare Rewards
From the capital city to the city by the sea, the Newport Restaurant Group gift card can be used to craft one’s experience at: Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring, 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, Hemenway’s, Trio, Boat House, Waterman Grille, and of course, Avvio. Purchase online for added convenience and have the card shipped to you, or choose to have your card shipped directly to the recipient with a personalized handwritten note.Purchase Gift Cards