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 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 (128)great for outdoor dining (123)romantic (93)fit for foodies (87)special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (75)great for brunch (44)good for groups (43)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (26)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (12)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great all around
    ElmcityboyVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner and glad we chose the grille. Next time we are in town, will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a bad meal
    MManchVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We sat on the outdoor heated deck overlooking the river enjoying a leisurely meal with great, but unobtrusive, sevice . Food was delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conversation impossible, fine food
    halri
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The three-course special menu offered interesting choices - the chowder was especially tasty and the salmon was nicely presented. But the NOISE LEVEL, oh my. Conversation with my dining partner - sitting facing each other just over a foot apart - was simply not possible for the first half of the meal. Really need to do something to control the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely choice for brunch
    outtodine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at Waterman Grille. The food was well prepared and tasty and the menu provided for a great balance between breakfast and lunch choices, making it a great choice for a group. Our one disappointment was the constant blowing of air from the vent directly above our table. Although the staff did make adjustments to the system, it was still quite distracting and the temperature inconsistency was uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a nice, relaxed time. Very pretty scenery from the porch. Relaxing. Great service. Good food. Lovely place to visit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit, won't be the last !
    GoDine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our first visit to the Wateman Grille was great! The outdoor seating was perfect, the service was very good and the food was amazing. The wine was very good, although we ordered a 2007 Jordan Cabernet, they only had a 2009. (The menu should be updated regarding this availability.) We look forward to going back & recommending it to others!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By the waterfront
    FoodSnot
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I picked this place based on other reviews. It was very romantic with a nice view of the river. I had the special watermelon and heirloom tomato salad and my husband had the kimchee ribs, both very good. For dinner we had the duck duo and hanger steak, also extremely delicious. The best course was the dessert. I had the strawberry rhubarb crisp and my husband had the creme brulee. They were both exceptional. We are excited to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    4fordinneronourbirthdays
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a super experience for dinner. Brian, our server, was knowledgable, courteous , and respectful of our time. We never felt rushed. The food was exceptional and we would go back again without hesitation. The only concern we had was the temperature in the restaraunt. A bit cool for our liking, but would not keep us from going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was great
    Dfoehr
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I believe our server's name was Brian. He provided very very good service to my wife and I. Brian was very attentive to us, he suggested calimari and it was fantasitic, and he suggested a nice bottle of wine for us. My wife said later on when we went out how good our aiter was this year, and the last time we went to waterman. We are very happy with the waterman griller, its our 2nd anniversary, and the second time we went to waterman. Please say thank you to Brian for us. he is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    EastcoastFoods
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Waterman Grille came heavy recommended and didn't disappoint. The food was great, the service friendly. We were on time for our reservation but when we got there they told us they were running a bit late and said we could wait outside (I guess the bar was full). That was my one gripe with the place but they made up for it with the quality of the food afterwards.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cove
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Found the food to be delicious as always. Dining on the deck was delightful. Waitstaff attentive and timely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gary & Jan
    Saint
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My law office was about six feet away. We patronized the establishment, almost daily: from "day one." Because of its location, I always thought it to be a destination restaurant - it sits alone along the river. It's a beautiful spot; but you have to want to go THERE. It has become a better and better establishment. It was great from the beginning, but it needed "time' and it developed into a fabulous place: and also suitable for parties of many sizes AND "smallish" outdoor weddings. I am so pleased to walk in and see it "buzzing". It seems that patience paid off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the location
    Marco22VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very nice place to be on a warm Summer evening. The rowers on the river provide an interesting view. My meal was great but my two guests did not care for the angle steak too much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been going to Waterman Grille for a few years now and am always satisfied. I do recommend this restaurant to everyone I talk food to.This was the first time my husband and I tried the pre-fixed meal....what a find. Not only was the service, view, and food terrific, but the wine was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • crrn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    very enjoyable, i will definitely look forward to returning again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter was attentive and had a great personality. The restaurant went the extra step and offered us a champagne toast on them. A little treat that went a long way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My co worker recommended this quaint hidden jewel. At first I thought we was lost as we headed down Waterman ave but we found it. The views were spectacular as we walked towards the door. We requested a table as close to outside as possible but inside, it was a bit chilly. We started off with the pork bellies a first for both of us. It was the best thing I have ever eaten! I never had pork bellies before and I have to say the chef made me a fan. I had the Filet Mignon, again this was the best meal I have had in a while, don't tell my wife! She had the beet salad and the duck which she raved about. For dessert, the creme brulé was on point. All in all great service, great meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Once again, a nice dinner at a local restaurant. Getting very popular- use Open Table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.