The Mooring Seafood Kitchen

Since we were only in Newport 3 nights and had the rehearsal dinner night one and the wedding night two, we made sure to find THE best restaurant for dinner on night 3. We didn’t have a reservation for The Mooring, but we called 3 times to see if there were any cancellations. There happened to be one right at 8:15 — The exact time we were looking for.

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We were seated right away and while our table was inside, we were able to check out the view from outside. Simply gorgeous.

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We had decided before we sat down that this was going to be a fatty meal and we definitely lived up to that expectation.

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I usually don’t order fried items because it gives me crucial stomach pain, but the Bag of Doughnuts we’re calling screaming my name. Lobster crab and shrimp in fried dough? Yes, please.

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There was no skimping on the portions either — I believe we got 3.5 of these each? Once again, not a fan of mayonnaise based items — But the chipotle-maple aioli, great addition.

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mmm. (p.s. — apologizing for all of my iPhone pictures now, so lazy with my big camera!)

We also ordered some lobster claws (for me) and oysters (for Adam).

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We ate so much lobster in Newport. But you know what they say… When in Rome, New England.

I was pretty much full after this, but went ahead with ordering an entrée. (Did I mention I had an egg and cheese bagel, chips and an ice cream cone before this? – Woo, I need a gym)

My main meal was the Yellowfin Tuna with bamboo rice, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic butter.

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Seared perfectly and basically melting in my mouth.

Adam went with the lobster, obv.

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Our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so we ordered a side as well. Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Butter.

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Inhaled. Veggies are always good to me… But with balsamic butter, they are even better.

Our waitress asked us if we’d like to order dessert and I vigorously shook my head yes. Don’t think I’m going to stuff myself silly and not finish with a sweet ending!

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Round One: Molten Bread Pudding with a chocolate ganache center, raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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Round 2: Warmed butterscotch banana cake with maple walnut ice cream, butterscotch and toffee crunch.

I’ll give you 1 guess if we polished these off. If you’re going to be rolled out of a restaurant, this is the restaurant to go to in Newport.

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