Waterman Grille
Waterman Grille

Waterman Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.watermangrille.com/
  • Phone: 4015219229x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am – 3pm
    Sunday Dinner: 3pm – 9pm
    Monday - Thursday Dinner: 5pm – 9pm
    Friday & Saturday Dinner: 5pm – 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim McGrath
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pittman
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: **Please note there will be a detour to and from Waterman Grille. Follow link below for a map of the best route while the detour is in effect:
    http://bit.ly/WATdetour

    Plenty of parking located right next to the restaurant.
A word from Waterman Grille
Waterman Grille is located at the Gatehouse on Providence's East Side. Overlooking the Seekonk River, we offer waterfront dining while still being just a short distance to major hotels and all the Capitol City has to offer.


Fashioned with creativity, the menu marries the quality of fine cuisine with casual dining. Choose from an extensive array of small plates featuring wood-fire grilled specialties and seasonal comfort food, coupled with the flavors of locally grown and organic produce, paired with a fine selection from our boutique wine list.

**Please note there will be a detour to and from Waterman Grille. Follow link below for a map of the best route while the detour is in effect:
http://bit.ly/WATdetour
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Waterman Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (121)romantic (92)fit for foodies (86)special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (76)great for brunch (46)good for groups (42)great for lunch (26)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • an old favorite
    jg5555
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    love the deck overlooking the river watching crew teams.. food is reliably excellent yet not boring after years of eating here. Servers are well-trained and attentive but not cloying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    Bessie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our server was clearly a professional, who had a great command of the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lyngirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Celebrated my birthday and could not have been more pleased.The food and ambience was top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Jessica
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was fantastic, well thought-out and our server was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    JoKeya
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I, my wife, mother and Auntie stop here on our way home from Boston, MA. Their greeting was very friendly and considering our experience in Boston with their rudeness this was very helpful. The waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was GREAT!!! I would definitely eat here again if ever in Rhode Island. Thank You
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Restaurant was clean and food delicious. Will definitely recommend to friends and go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast
    WeekendVisit
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Keep coming back to the restaurant for breakfast. Good quality meals. Great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional service
    Bnker538
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening here! From the bartender to the waitstaff everyone was fantastic! The lobster macaroni was amazing as were the tacos. It's clearly a local hot spot too as we sat next to two differ to groups who frequented there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront gem
    Pete
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The best Rhode Island style calamari I have ever had. Very professional service. The deck on the river is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't wait to return
    JimmyJen
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had a lovely evening, food was great. Outside patio looked very nice and would love to eat out there next time we visit. Service was also very good. Noise level a bit high but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I tried the Waterman Grille for the first time on our anniversary. I wanted some place special with a view. I had the swordfish which was excellent, cooked just right. Said it was over a slaw but wasn't sure what the veggies were. My only complaint was that it was a little too gourmet for me. My husband had a ceasar salad with chicken and he raved about that. The prices are a bit high for going there regularly but we will try the special sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al Fresco
    JKB1STM
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were meeting out of town friends and a RISD student and looking for a nice place for brunch. Open Table had Waterman Grille on their outdoor eating list. What a delight. AWSOME food, great staff, good view of the river and walking distance from RISD and Brown at the end of College Hill. Beautiful restaurant,inside and out. Try the bacon Bloody Mary (yes, really!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely location, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The location is really the selling point here, but the food is fine. As far as brunch went, there were a few missteps - why would my sweet challah french toast be served with wilting pea shoots instead of maybe a sprig of mint? And why is my fruit salad mixed together with the homefries on a side plate? But the mains themselves were quite good. Our server was fine - a little awkward but polite and ready to help out with whatever we needed. It's a really beautiful place to have a nice meal; the views can't be beat. I've had dinner here and been much more impressed by the food at that time of day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect evening.
    Ranks894
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to the Waterman Grille for our 2 year anniversary and it was simply a perfect evening. The food was great, our service was excellent (gave him a great tip) and the atmosphere was without complaints. No question we will be back here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Mbob
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The waterman steak was so tough it was inedible. If it dropped it would bounce. It just went home to the dog. It also had very little flavor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything you've heard& more
    Winot
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Was initially turned off because we arrived on time and our table wasn't ready, even though there were empty 4 seaters in the restaurant. Parking: huge lot, easy and free. Apps: pork belly tacos are the BEST! Calamari was good! Entrees: sweet potato ravioli with shrimp was sooooooo good! The lobster mac and cheese is good, nothing exceptional, and it's heavy. Opt for a half portion. Be sure to ask for a water view seat that does not have the AC blasting on you. We got really cold throughout the meal. Overall good restaurant, great service, even better food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Handicap Inaccessible
    nonnix2
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Having hidden disabilities, to use restroom was a struggle. Down a flight of stairs, take a rt, another rt, down a hall a lft, then a rt. What??? There was no choice, that's what I did. One sign, saying WC. Took me a minute to think water closet. The outside dining overlooks an ugly river facing east.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    theperrys
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our date night was fantastic. The menu has wonderful selections and food that is always impeccably prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our table was waiting when we got there. The view is beautiful. The food, wine and service were outstanding- as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a beautiful day to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. I had the Duck Duo, which was excellent, and my girlfriend had the pork shank, which she enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Private Dining at its Best
    CristyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Located at the top of the building, The Loft is the perfect spot for private dining. There are plenty of windows and a warm, toasty fireplace so you won't feel like you're in an attic. The staff including our waiter, Jay, and GM, Vinny, were extremely attentive & accommodating. I was able to add some tasteful birthday decorations to the room prior to our scheduled dinner reservation. They even made sure to help us surprise the birthday girl. GM Vinny made sure to check on us and the birthday girl during our meal to make sure everything was perfect. He truly is one of the most attentive GM's I've ever encountered. Between the gourmet dishes and 5-star service, Waterman Grille truly is a remarkable space to hold a private dining event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the water
    Restreview
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Although the banks of East Providence aren't the prettiest, Waterman Grille is really one of the only nice restaurants on the water. I love sitting outside. The food is good and the manager is always walking around, happy to cater to your needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Gluten Free Menu
    jb22
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husbands and I always go to Waterman Grille, not only for its consistently great food and atmosphere, but they really take care of my gluten allergy from the start. Their gluten free menu is excellent, and they have also been able to modify food on their regular menu to accomodate me. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • By the Seekonk
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the prix fix offerings. OUr server - Brian - was very professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Anniversary
    Martini
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is such a great restaurant! Went there with my husband for dinner, food was fantastic as always and the extra touch of champagne that was sent to our table was perfect for the occasion. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence at this lovely eatery
    AriesmomVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Set on a riverbank in East Providence, the Waterman Grille does not disappoint.The food is imaginative but not pretentious and altogether delicious. The shrimp and sweet potato ravioli, salmon and scallops are standouts. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 110 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 989 reviews are from the Waterman Grille reviews archive.
  • Excellent!
    elizaz
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great find for foodies and families. Awesome service, great location, and incredible food at reasonable prices. The Waterman Grille supports local farms and is a gem in Providence.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch at Waterman Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch on the terrace at the Waterman Grille. Everything we ordered was fantastic, and service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night with family
    Robyn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The ventilation on the inside was horrible, kitchen grease smell so we asked to sit outside. Server was very nice and did her best but drinks took forever to come out (over 20 minutes) and when they did it wasn't all together. Almost every item on the menu came with several funky ingredients or sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    BirthdayBunch
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a lovely evening at Waterman Grille. Erica was our server and she was just terrific - very knowledgeable and attentive. The only negative was a noisy large party but eventually they left and it was much nicer - nothing the restaurant could really do about that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterman grille
    Snapps
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent food good gluten free pizza. .....great atmosphere ... Good service ...good time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterman grille the best
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The management is absolutely the best in the business. Everyone from the hostess to the servers are so attentive and lovely. The food is always on point and always exceeds our expectations. Fabulous fabulous fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of both worlds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This was the perfect spot for my husband and I. I love seafood, he does not! Their shrimp and sweet potato ravioli was divine and the Filet was succulent. Cannot go wrong. Try to get there early for outdoor seating, that's what we were told. however, there were empty seats that we did not get even though we asked. Its my only discontent because I did request it in my reservation and they said it was full when we got there ( they said it cannot be reserved and its first come first serve). Other than that, the service and food was excellent, you cannot go wrong with this spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    luvhus
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Was there for Mother's Day Brunch. Wait staff was very professional and made every attempt to ensure our visit was comfortable and that my family was made to feel special. Food was great. The filet of sole, lamb and omlettes were excellent and my family enjoyed the fresh fruits and variety of pastries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Foster
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had Mother's Day brunch on Sunday and it was beyond our expectations!! The food was great and there were plenty of selections. The wait staff were exceptional to us, not just our server, but any of the servers there went above and beyond to make sure our brunch was enjoyable. Our sincere thanks to all for the best Mother's Day!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    afell
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our server was very nice, so sweet and accommodating.. Managers came over to make sure our food was what we expected. Tables are close together so it's hard to have conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was an excellent dining experience. I was presently surprised that parking was plentiful. The drink menu and wine list was great and everything that we ate was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Trip!!!
    Jenna
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a little trouble finding the Waterman Grill, it is located a little outside of the city center. Once we got there it was great! The location was scenic, next to the river. The restaurant has a casual feel with and elegant menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners (scallops with butternut squash risotto, steak, grilled chicken with vegetable hash and caesar salad. The specialty cocktails and wine list was outstanding! The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    StefVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I wish I had noted the name of our server. She was outstanding. The food at Waterman Grille is always good. I really appreciate the gluten free and vegetarian options menu. If they don't give it to you when you are seated- ask your server for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much good in a noisy atmosphere
    bill444
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    All that is good with the Waterman Grille...excellent food, reasonable prices, in a location with a great view, is undone by a noise level so high it is enough to deter us from going back. Our group of four literally had to raise our voices to hear each other. No carpeting, no drapes, no tablecloths. Not a soft surface to be found to absorb the noise. If you're looking for a quality place to party, this is the place. If you desire a quiet dinner, forget it; go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic