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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Waterman Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (118)special occasion (90)fit for foodies (88)romantic (85)neighborhood gem (75)good for groups (41)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Tranquililty for A Lovely Brunch
    MBF125
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sitting on the deck, in a quiet spot, watching the swans and rowers on the Seekonk River provided a perfect spot for a wonderful brunch with friends. The services was excellent, especially because one of our diners has a nut allergy and the carefulness of what was done to accommodate this was top notch. The options on the menu for brunch are strong, with a couple of surprises that captured the summer flavors of Rhode Island. Service was attentive, not over-bearing and we were not rushed which allowed our gathering to catch up on each others. Perfect tranquil spot for brunch in August with friends...highly recommend the Waterman Grille.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    InfrequentReviewer
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is an attractive restaurant in an interesting setting along the Seekonk river, but the quality of the food does not match the ambiance or the prices. The appetizer my husband and I shared was quite good - the harrissa meatballs. However, my husband's fish entree was mediocre at best and my 'vegetable calzone' was terrible. This was not a calzone but a panini of a sort. Heavy fried bread that was charred in places and very tough. The vegetables inside were quite tasty but there was no more than three tablespoons of filling in the whole thing. Most was unfilled fried tough bread. The service was OK but pretensious, as though this was such a superior restaurant we should be honored to be there. With better food we might have been.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterman Grille
    FredVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service was great and friendly. Food arrived quickly, and was delicious. We were a bit late for the reservation, and the hostess was very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend recently took me here for my 21st birthday dinner, Everything we got was fabulous! we sat outside and had a beautiful view of the river it was beautiful and romantic, we will definitely be coming back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect night!
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a beautiful spot outdoors, and the service was impeccable! Each course was delicious, but the pork tenderloin special was a stand-out. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was very bland! I have been here a few times in the past and it has been very good. This time I was not impressed. There were also many open tables... Not sure I will be back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice dinner - would suggest not giving the prix fixe menu to dinners on non prix fixe nights as it does not feel like a good value to pay more for the same meal a night later...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service, very good food and drinks and a nice view. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Janet
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My grand son recently recommended Waterman Grille to me for my ladies night out. So I went. The food was fabulous and portions were good too. I highly recommend it for a good time out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Sunday Brunch
    dinoclub
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food and presentation as well as portions were all excellent. The service was very nice and the wait staff was happy and accommodating. I liked the fact that we were not rushed. I have also recommended this restaurant for private parties, and they always consistently do a great job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious and fun birthday dinner!!
    Saderdiners
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I made a reservation for our youngest daughter's 21st bday with her older sister and her BF who were in from florida. they are all foodies but we also wanted to dine in a special, intimate location so we chose waterman grille and we all loved everything! reservations were confirmed a few times (the weather wasn't nice out and we had requested an outdoor table) and everyone was so pleasant and nice and helpful. we ordered a couple of appetizers for the table and drinks that were also delicious all around, and then ordered our dinners which included the delicious burger, pan roasted salmon, pork tenderloin, skirt steak and pork belly tacos! sadly, no room for dessert this time, but we cant wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again
    Diners99
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is at least our 4th time at Waterman Grille and they have yet to disappoint us in any regard. The service is genuinely friendly. The quality of the food used is top shelf and the preparation gives homage to that initial quality. Sitting inside, it can be a little loud but I've never felt that it was to the point that I couldn't carry on a conversation with my fellow diners. I've been to four of the eight restaurants in this amelgomation and they all seem to keep quality as their prime directive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The appetizers were great, the dessert was good. The entrée (statler chicken & avocado risotto) were very disappointing. I didn't care much for the menu selections. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    everything was great, what more can I say? We were offered a seat outside without requesting it specifically. The food was excellent (it was Providence restaurant week, and there was a great special menu with extremely reasonable prices and good choices).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't judge a book by it's cover
    Tony
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service is always a bit hit and miss - really cute place - reserved was shuffled and was shoved into a corner on the deck over looking the river- dressed casually - underestimated the group (with CEO of a major RI industry who frequents Waterman - but reservation was under my name who was in from out of town) regardless - hit and miss - felt as if they wanted to push us out. Food was good but I think I won't go back when I'm in town - coffee was offered with the check (can I get u some coffee? Here's your check - "(never mind that desert was served 20 minutes prior). I visit my Providence friends often from NYC. It will not be my first choice. We will go to Gracies instead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prix Fixe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Outstanding Prix Fixe menu with wine. Great food, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Dinner
    pabulum6
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Just the right spot for an anniversary dinner. We dined outside by the river ...the evening was a bit windy, and I wished we had chosen to dine indoors..the view is just as nice...the indoor atmosphere is cozy, charming and romantic...beautifully decorated Food was nicely presented...we chose the 3 course dinner with a bottle of wine. My chicken breast was dry and not so flavorful -a little work is needed to perfect that dish. My partner's steak meal was excellent. The service was superb. All in all a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star dining
    mariannamae
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Waterman Grille is a great spot. From excellent food and service to a beautiful outdoor deck with pretty views, this spot is just wonderful. They also have an upstairs function room for private intimate setting and a function room downstairs which is just beautiful with a private bar. We eat here often and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    MNinRI
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I went to Waterman Grille on Sunday evening during Providence restaurant week with my brother. The food was divine, every bite left me wanting more. Just like the food the drinks were equally as delicious. The pomegranate mojito is the perfect summer drink! Our waitress was delightful, attentive but not too invasive. A great evening out. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterman
    richjs983
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first time at the Waterman Grille. We happened to dine during the "Supermoon" so our view was even better than most. We had a 9:30 reservation on a Friday night and we were able to sit outside with a view of the moonlit river. The food was excellent, we started off with the Cheese Plate and the Confit Pork Ribs. Both were large portions for the price. My wife got the Short Rib entree and I had the Duck Duo. I was disappointed in the Duck Confit because I was expecting a thigh/leg instead of the meat already shredded. Unfortunately the confit was very soggy and bland, but the duck breast made up for it. Other than the confit, the food was very impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outdoors
    Yummo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waterman Grille was a great place. The wrap around deck over looking the river could not have been any more romantic (we happened to have a full moon that night). Our waiter went out of his way to bring us exceptional service. The food was creative, but it did lack some flavor. I will, though, be returning!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent food, fine service, a bit noisy, but with a view of the Seekonk River
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice first visit
    Lynne
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First time here....very nice experience. Food very good, service was excellent.....a very nice evening!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic