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Waterman Grille
Waterman Grille

Waterman Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.watermangrille.com
  • Phone: (401) 521-9229
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was clearly a professional, who had a great command of the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the view."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, well thought-out and our server was terrific."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Keep coming back to the restaurant for breakfast. Good quality meals. Great value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Restaurant was clean and food delicious. Will definitely recommend to friends and go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The best Rhode Island style calamari I have ever had. Very professional service. The deck on the river is fabulous."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    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!)"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our date night was fantastic. The menu has wonderful selections and food that is always impeccably prepared."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our table was waiting when we got there. The view is beautiful. The food, wine and service were outstanding- as always."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a beautiful day to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. I had the Duck Duo, which was excellent, and my girlfriend had the pork shank, which she enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Located at the top of the building, The Loft is the perfect spot for private dining. There are plenty of windows and a warm, toasty fireplace so you won't feel like you're in an attic. The staff including our waiter, Jay, and GM, Vinny, were extremely attentive & accommodating. I was able to add some tasteful birthday decorations to the room prior to our scheduled dinner reservation. They even made sure to help us surprise the birthday girl. GM Vinny made sure to check on us and the birthday girl during our meal to make sure everything was perfect. He truly is one of the most attentive GM's I've ever encountered. Between the gourmet dishes and 5-star service, Waterman Grille truly is a remarkable space to hold a private dining event."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Although the banks of East Providence aren't the prettiest, Waterman Grille is really one of the only nice restaurants on the water. I love sitting outside. The food is good and the manager is always walking around, happy to cater to your needs. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husbands and I always go to Waterman Grille, not only for its consistently great food and atmosphere, but they really take care of my gluten allergy from the start. Their gluten free menu is excellent, and they have also been able to modify food on their regular menu to accomodate me. We have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the prix fix offerings. OUr server - Brian - was very professional and attentive."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This is such a great restaurant! Went there with my husband for dinner, food was fantastic as always and the extra touch of champagne that was sent to our table was perfect for the occasion. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Set on a riverbank in East Providence, the Waterman Grille does not disappoint.The food is imaginative but not pretentious and altogether delicious. The shrimp and sweet potato ravioli, salmon and scallops are standouts. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great find for foodies and families. Awesome service, great location, and incredible food at reasonable prices. The Waterman Grille supports local farms and is a gem in Providence. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Waterman Grille. Erica was our server and she was just terrific - very knowledgeable and attentive. The only negative was a noisy large party but eventually they left and it was much nicer - nothing the restaurant could really do about that!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch on the terrace at the Waterman Grille. Everything we ordered was fantastic, and service was great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The ventilation on the inside was horrible, kitchen grease smell so we asked to sit outside. Server was very nice and did her best but drinks took forever to come out (over 20 minutes) and when they did it wasn't all together. Almost every item on the menu came with several funky ingredients or sides. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent food good gluten free pizza. .....great atmosphere ... Good service ...good time"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The management is absolutely the best in the business. Everyone from the hostess to the servers are so attentive and lovely. The food is always on point and always exceeds our expectations. Fabulous fabulous fabulous"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    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!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Cozy yet classy. Food was excellent. Service was top-knotch. Will be back to try the downstairs bar with friends. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014