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
172 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 (96)romantic (90)special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (77)good for groups (47)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 (7)Show More
  • presentation
    sahsah
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service was good but the presentation was sometimes... let's say, surprising.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, vibrant setting.
    BooWho
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a very good meal, with three different entrees, all well-prepared and served in a solicitous and professional manner. The restaurant was quite busy but, with well spaced tables, our party had no trouble in talking and hearing. One quirk that could be remedied is the absence of beers on draught. Although the bottled options were extensive and well-chosen, it would have been nice to have some local/regional craft beers on tap. A good option outside of central Providence, and with a nice, varied menu that delivers superior dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Consistently great for food and service both. Always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miami
    Miami
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Wait staff was very accommodating and attentive to our allergy requirements
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 course menu
    Applepie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My food was good my girlfriends chickern was good but the lil leg from the breast was raw inside but overall the meal was good i ernjoyed ther salmon with the lentils the dessert the apple pie with ice cream an the saucer out of this world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good experience
    jg5555
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    One of my favorites in Providence area- and we know how many choices there are. Like the small plate options and the inventive specials. Service is excellent- attentive not intrusive. Great job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MLM1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I went with a party of 4. Appetizers were great, 3 entrees were great but the lobster grilled cheese had NO lobster. It had plenty of cheese & bacon, which tasted good, but lacking big time with lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A reputation well deserved
    MikeF
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My fiancee and I had heard wonderful things about the Waterman Grille. Everything we had heard was absolutely true! The food was delicious! The wine list was impressive. And our server was fantastic! She was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine list. We look forward to dining again at the Waterman Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Lucygoose
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Sophisticated, yet comfortable. Great food. Sunday night prix fixe with wine was wonderful. Our waitress was exceptional -- explained the different dishes, friendly and made the whole evening enjoyable. Worth the trip to the location, which is a bit away from things. Well worth it. We will definitely be back! Fried chicken special and hangar steak were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite spot!
    EAD514
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I was looking for a nice place to take my family who were visiting from out of town. I stumbled upon Waterman Grille, and I couldn't be more pleased! My only wish is that I had found it sooner. It has a beautiful deck with water view. It was raining while we dined outside, which was so relaxing. The food was amazing and you can't ask for a better deal than the price-fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIve star
    Peony5VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A perfect evening: you can sit in or out, the service is amazing, the food superb, the wine list deep - had a wonderful Trimbach with our scallops and tuna mains...the first courses and desserts (Guiness stout cake and berry cobbler) all wonderful. The service is perfect: friendly but subtle and not intrusive. It was a great evening. We would go back if we lived near!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • A nice surprise
    wanderlustandallergies
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was a little bit of a drive off of the highway, but worth it. I have a lot of food sensitivities and the staff was very concerned and attentive to my needs, which was really nice. The menu is not extensive, but what they do is done well. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate