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
179 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (127)great for outdoor dining (123)fit for foodies (94)romantic (94)special occasion (84)neighborhood gem (76)good for groups (43)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (32)great for lunch (28)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (14)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 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
  • Excellent
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This was the first visit for my aunt & uncle who along with me thoroughly enjoyed the prix fix menu. Our server - Matt - was very attentive alone with his colleagues and professional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit
    Springbird12
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great atmosphere. Cozy yet classy. Food was excellent. Service was top-knotch. Will be back to try the downstairs bar with friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    chark
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The appetizer menu was very appealing and the fried calamari was very yummy! Entree menu was a bit disappointing in that often we liked one part of a dish but not the other parts. Pork tenderloin was juicy and flavorful but lobster mac 'n cheese needed more cheese and the lobster was a bit overdone, although good. Will definitely return to try some more dishes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Martini
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The Waterman Grille is always a great place to go with friends! The food is fantastic and the services is even better. Thanks for always great service.
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    locationlocationlocation
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Interesting historic building, view is of river, not pretty or scenic. Went for Easter brunch while visiting son at college, food was plentiful and tasty, staff was very friendly, but a bit expensive for location.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dependably good food and service
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    It's a dependable spot with very good food and a nice view.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    marco
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The service was amazing, the food was so good, there was really nothing bad at all, we can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food and service was fantastic.
    Sharon
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    the food and service was fantastic. i was my first time. my family and I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ACF Chefs from out of town
    Chef
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were a group of American Culinary Chefs who went out to eat after a long day at our conference. Our ages ranged from 22-80.So cooking for that kind of group is extremely difficult. But the staff both foh and boh were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smokey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Restaurant was very smokey to the point where our eyes were burning. Very uncomfortable 2 Braised short rib dinners with gnocchis was so overcoooked and tough. Service however was very good. We will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal at the
    BostonBobVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Another great meal at the Waterman Grille, they cater to my dietary needs every time and the service is fantastic ...!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice treat
    Spike74
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We chose Waterman Grille to treat some friends out to eat. We wanted to show our appreciation for their helping us out on several occaisions. It was a hit as the food and service was awesome and the ambiance was great. It was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great time
    Chuie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This is my second time coming here and though the food was not up to par as the first, it was still enjoyable. Both me and my friend ordered their specials of the night (pan roasted fluke and grilled sirloin), both were of mediocre execution. My friend and I are of culinary background, and we both thought that it was under seasoned, even for a dining experience as such. But the vegetables that accompanied both of our dishes were divine. Appetizer wise, I would recommend the mussels and the calamari. Absolutely delicious and you can't go wrong with either one of them. I would definitely come here again, they have great service, something that I look for in a dining establishment such as this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    LV410VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    First time, but would definitely go back. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 4 of us dining.
    BelizVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    There were 4 of us dining. The special appetizer was delicious. There were plenty of wines on the wine list to choose from. Our server was very attentive. We were able to enjoy our dinner have dessert without feeling rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant with good
    pvdcook
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Good restaurant with good table service. The hostesses at the entrance could be a little more friendly and help older persons with their coats. It would not be too much effort on their part and that would be very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I felt Extermly rushed because we were the last ones to be seated at 840 to the point that I didn't even feel comfortable eating the dessert there that I took it home I have been there several times in the past and loved it and have even recommended to friends and have bought gift certificates for friends but I was Extermly disappointed the food came out cold and like I said felt very rushed the whole staff was rushing around cleaning to get out of there and kept rushing us as well. I didn't want to complain because I hate doing that and I am in the resturant industry as well and didn't want to complain because I didn't want to seem like one of those people trying to get my bill comped. I really don't think I will be returning there again
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  • Service was great but
    RudyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The service was great...our waitress was very attentive!!! We ordered filet mignon medium...it came medium rare. The biggest disappointment was the noise level. We sat in the dining room overlooking the water. The noise in that room Saturday night was deafening. There was six people at one table that were truly obnoxious!!! Truly a disappointing night....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat.
    JackVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My guests enjoyed an excellent dinner , as I had expected from many prior visits. Thanks again Waterman Grille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterman Grille...our go to place
    AjmmdVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    For outstanding value, try the prixe fixe served from Monday to Wednesday nite. You get a bottle of wine and 3 course great meal which specials may substitute in. Great views of the Seekonk River and outstanding service. This is our go to restaurant in the Wayland Square neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was my first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It was my first time dining at warerman grille i was disapointed the bapr downstairs was closed for a private party we had to stand by the door beforebeing seated. My only complaint was the table they sat us at was upstairs in the middle of thefloor. It was uncomfortable having so much foot traffic going by us arll night long from both sides of the table.would not sit there again.other than that your restaurant is very nice. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!!
    winky
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Waterman Grille is always wonderful! Great food-wonderful service--always the right place to go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    FanFav
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was my third experience at the Grille and I have enjoyed everytime. The atmosphere is cozy yet energetic, the staff has always been knowledgable and friendly and the food superb. I haven't had the opportunity yet to experience the Grille during the summer but imagine it's beautiful dining outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come to Me, Creme Brulee!
    CristyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    For a classy and sophisticated Girls Night Out, we headed over to Waterman Grille for a group dinner. The intimate and cozy dining room overlooks the scenic Seekonk River. While debating what to order, I sipped on a perfectly muddled, refreshing Pomegranate Mojito. For dessert, Creme Brulee, come to me. I usually order this at other places and scrape every bit off the dish because there just isn't enough. Not at Waterman Grille. This was the LARGEST creme brulee I'd ever been served in a restaurant! I eagerly cracked that caramelized sugar top to get to the smooth, rich cream beneath it. Don't worry - I still scraped the plate because it was so darn good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How did I miss this?
    genacmVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    4 years I've been visiting kids at Brown and I've never been here before. I have suffered through crazy long waits for brunch at the places on Broadway and they were noisy and rushed. Waterman Grille was neither. We had a reservation for lunch on a Saturday, but it wasn't crowded. The view of the river was peaceful, the space lovely, and my cheese plate and butternut squash bisque very good. Nice menu with both brunch and lunch items, a blood orange mimosa to start the conversation, and a happy daughter. Very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful evening
    kathyk
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Waterman Grille with our son, his girlfriend and her parents. All of the food was excellent and we had a great table by the window overlooking the Seekonk River The service was very good, and we look forward to returning again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Brunch
    maggiedinesout
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch at Waterman Grill. It's a beautiful waterview setting with an extensive brunch menu including many gluten free alternatives. Service staff was attentive to gluten free needs. Our own waitresses was not as attentive as one would expect. Perhaps because we were upstairs, away from my dining area, but coffee was not refreshed, champagne not poured etc. Nice when you got her attention, but that was sometimes had to do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The rib appetizer and Caesar salad were wonderful. The Gruper special was not so great. Kind of bland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you !!
    DinnerloverVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We are from Boston and a friend recommended that we try Waterman Grille for dinner prior to seeing Tony Bennett at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The entire staff was friendly, the service was great and the food was very good. I would recommend to friends and will return again. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Malbert
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was my first time there with my girlfriend. Very nice place. Good food. Definitely we will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous food, excellent service.
    TackleDummy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have been to Waterman Grille on numerous occasions now, and have used OpenTable to book most of my reservations. This most recent visit was no different. Made a reservation for 2 thru OpenTable for 8pm on a Friday night. We arrived promptly @ 8 and were told our table "wasn't quite ready." No problem. We waited no more than 5 minutes, only to be seated at a nice spacious table for 4 near the window. The trick here is that I had actually requested a window seat in the comments section when booking my reservation! I also noted that we were celebrating good news, which the hostess made sure to note as she sat us at our table. Truly a classy place with excellent staff and even better food. A++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterman Grille
    MarianneVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I have never had a bad meal or bad experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate