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
171 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (121)great for outdoor dining (117)fit for foodies (95)romantic (89)special occasion (80)neighborhood gem (76)good for groups (46)great for brunch (40)notable wine list (31)great for lunch (28)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (19)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • I loved the comfortable atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    I loved the comfortable atmosphere, great location, good service, and good food. i hope it's as good the next time I go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Waterman Grille was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The Waterman Grille was a great dinner for a moderate price. The location is very scenic and the building is all brick and stone. The staff were all very friendly and accomodating. We enjoyed ourselves and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appreciated the very friendly
    Adrian
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Appreciated the very friendly staff and the fact they were happy to accomodate a Birthday cake we brought in without problem. Was very pleased that they took note of a request for a table window by the river. This was a Saturday night at 8.00 p.m. (Usually these requests are totally ignored -particularly in Rhode Island.Too bad, so sad. Starts the evening off on the wrong step.) Yes - one can find better cuisine & service on Federal Hill in Providence, but for a less formal, fussy - and pleasant evening out this is an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's the kind of place you
    Mamajudge
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    It's the kind of place you want to keep it all to yourself because it's so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Waterman Grille experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    My Waterman Grille experience was memeorable. However the entrees should include a vegetable for the prices that are chareged for the entrees. The dessert of the day is overpriced for the portion served. The atmosphere and service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very classy, staff was well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Very classy, staff was well trained, great view and the setting was classy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Excellent food, great service! Our favorite restaurant by far!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great, but I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The food was great, but I was surprised that the side dish I ordered of mashed potatoes for an additional $5.50 was probably the equivalent of 1/2 cup....for a meal costing $33.00 (for lamb chops and side of mashed) I would have thought at least 3 lamb chops, and a cup of potatoes.....we could go eat at Cattails City Grille and get twice as much food for half the price. also, it was 79 degrees on the thermostat and people were opening windows themselves to cool it down upstairs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were not greeted particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We were not greeted particularly well, our reservation noted a birthday, which was not noted--there was not a candle on dessert order, or any mention of the occasion when we arrived, however when we walked out the door, the host said "happy birthday" (a little late!)...the table was not ready when we arrived on time, but was 1/2 hour late due to occupancy, but other tables in another room were available. We noted that the staff spends time talking with one another in the seating area frequently, which should be avoided. The food was good, not great, not particularly memorable this time. Not our first time in the restaurant, two out of four said they would return one more time. Thanks for inquiring.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a wonderful experience!! Ou
    Foster
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    It was a wonderful experience!! Our waiter, and the food were just great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too cold in restaurant. Was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    Too cold in restaurant. Was seated next to the thermostat which read 69 degrees. Very limited menu. Price was just o.k. We eat out frequently but probably wouldn't make this place a regular stop. Better places to eat at that price range.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great surprise,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    This was a great surprise, primarily because we didn't expect to find anything of this quality in East Providence. We drove around E. Providence a little bit, and our opinion iof that locale went up several notches. Back to the restaurant, we did think that the price was a little high for what we got, however.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Located in a former gate house
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Located in a former gate house on the Seekonk River, the Waterman Grill is a favorite East Side restaurant. We enjoy going there because of its excellent menu and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had read a review in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    I had read a review in the ProJo that gave it high marks. However while i thought the food was good, I thought it overpriced, I thought the layout of the dining areas contributed to overcrowding and a very high noise level (so loud we had to strain to hear each other). I booked the reservation on line, arrived a half hour early, and checked in. it was suggested that we go downstairs toa quiter lounge area which was nice. We were assured we would be called when our table was ready at 8pm. We checked at 8:30. Apparently the hostess never check us in and others assumed we didn't show. The appetizers were overpriced for what you received (don't order the cheese and crackers)and arrived shortly before the meal. Service was slow.Disappointing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-priced for what it was.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Over-priced for what it was. The service and food were decent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was bad..food only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Service was bad..food only mediocre. However, when we complained the manager was very gracious...apologized and gave us free desserts. That being said, I wouldn't make a point of returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is our (my domestic partner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    This is our (my domestic partner & I) third visit to Waterman Grille and the food is consistantly excellent. We've had 2 brunches & 1 dinner and look forward to our return. It is waterfront on a river but the view on the opposite bank is of some tenement housing. We don't eat there for the view but rather for the great food & service. The entire restaurant is VERY classy with bathrooms right out of the finest hotels. There our 2 private function rooms up & down from the main restaurant which is very intimate. I would guess seating for 50? Reservations are recommended. The function room downstairs has it's own bar, a grand piano, & a very tasteful courtyard. It's very easy to get to, right off the highway. The parking is free & plentyful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just what we were looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Just what we were looking for......a quiet, remantic spot w/good food & wine! We would definitely return to the Waterman Grille with friends. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We enjoyed our Easter Brunch and look forward to having dinner there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was an Easter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    This was an Easter brunch buffet. the buffet was on the lower level and my mom is elderly..the wait staff offered to go up and down for my mother. the attentiveness was very much appreciated..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to the Waterman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I've been to the Waterman Grille for a company event, and the food was outstanding. The Easter Brunch was nice, but I doubt I would do it again. The set-up of the restaurant, unfortunately, overshadows everything else. The host staff was very friendly, and we had a lovely table by the window. Our server was nice, but far more interested in the large group next to us than in our party of 2. The food was good, but, the buffet was set up downstairs. We had to cross a slippery wood floor, cobblestones and go down a flight of stairs with wet looking carpet to get the food. As it was Easter and most ladies were in heels and there were older folks dining, it was rather inconvenient and we didn't get to enjoy the buffet as we might have...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, nice staff, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Great place, nice staff, great food, nice river view, quiet, not pricy, can't ask for much more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My best friend and I had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    My best friend and I had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding I could eat those shrimp and lobster fritters everyday. My bestfriend is still talking about the macaroni and cheese. The receipe for the cookies that make up the cookie monster sandwhich is a gem. Being in the hospitality field myself, my experience just reinforced why I choose the industry. The way we felt Thursday is how everyone should feel when dining out. Waterman Grille is definately on my list of restaurants to frequently visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The prix fixe menu didn't
    Mamajudge
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    The prix fixe menu didn't blow my hair back. The steak was overdone and the chicken was dry. We took one of the desserts home with us and the slice of chocolate cake was miniscule, about 3 bites worth.The regular menu is MUCH better. They make great drinks. Try the Blood Orange Martini. We go there about once a month and were disappointed in the prix fixe menu. It seems as though the quality of the food was sacrificed in order for them to offer a prix fix at that price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was delicious as always,
    AnnieZ
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    It was delicious as always, however the noise level, through no fault of the management was louder than i've ever heard it on many previous visits.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    Excellent food, excellent service, some tables overlook providence river, good wine selection, overall very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Waterman Grille has delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/9/2008
    The Waterman Grille has delicious and creative food choices and the special prix fixe meal in the winter months is a deal that can't be beat. Ask for a window table, the view over the river is beautiful and very romantic at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to send my salmon back
    happydiner1VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2007
    Had to send my salmon back 3x before it was cooked. Noisey and tables are close together.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic