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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: Plently 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "First time, but would definitely go back. Service excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My guests enjoyed an excellent dinner , as I had expected from many prior visits. Thanks again Waterman Grille!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Waterman Grille is always wonderful! Great food-wonderful service--always the right place to go!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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++"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The rib appetizer and Caesar salad were wonderful. The Gruper special was not so great. Kind of bland."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was my first time there with my girlfriend. Very nice place. Good food. Definitely we will come back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal or bad experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Four of us had a very good brunch at the Waterman Grille. Everyone was pleased with the menu and their selection. It has become one of our favorite go to restaurants. A restaurant eh Newport Restaurant Group can be proud of."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I made a reservation for my husband and I for our anniversary. This was our first time here so I was hoping it would be nice given the occasion. When I made the online reservation (very convenient) I mentioned that it was our anniversary and requested a quiet table. When we got there we liked the romantic, cozy atmosphere, when we got to our table it was sprinkled with rose petals! Our server was very attentive and friendly and the food was Amazing! We did the three course deal for two which comes with a bottle of wine for $60, which was very reasonable for what you get. When Dessert came out we were surprised again with complimentary champagne! We both left full and happy, Waterman Grille really made our evening special!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Had a very good "first time" at the restaurant , I will definatly be going back.. They have a great view. It will be great in the warmer weather.."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Brunch at the Waterman Grille is not inexpensive, but the quality of the service, the food, and the location are right on par for the price."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First off - I would say the price point of this restaurant is $$$ - which would be the price per person of one meal, one drink and tip. The food was nothing special and for the prices I expected everyone's meal to be great!! We started out with the Artisan Cheese Plate ($13.95) which was very nice. The meals ordered were Short Ribs ($23.95), Georges Bank Scallops ($29.95) and the Filet Mignon ($33.95). The scallops had 5 medium scallops served on risotto. The risotto was a little under cooked and really no flavor at all with this plate. The Filet was tiny for the price and served on mashed potatoes. The short ribs were served over gnocchis. The desserts were $9 each and very limited. Would not return....."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Will consider having salmon grilled instead of the wood fire.Wood fire is dry and. crusty"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We chose the Waterman to celebrate my birthday and we were not disappointed. Service was top notch as was the food. They have a great menu and I will go back to explore some of their other signature dishes.. The crowd was lively and the atmosphere was fun."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Unfortunately missed out on Valentine's Day while traveling for work, so took the girlfriend here the following week. It's the second year in a row we've gone to the Waterman Grille and we plan on going for many more years to come."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food and service. Water view outside dining."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A wonderful birthday dinner with delicious food and excellent service. A little noisy if you are looking for intimate conversation...."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Been there several time. Food always excellent. Service also excellent."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "First visit to Waterman Grill and will not be my last. My father use to say, on the first bad visit, "well we have been here twice, our first and last". NOT so with Waterman Grill. Not the least expense place but really the best food, in all gentry. The service top notch and really value priced. First time a waiter asked for my jacket/rap coat tag to make sure it was ready when leaving. Nice touch. I will not go into detail on our food selection etc., for all were a 10 in my book no matter which menu selection is made. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Excellent dinner all the way around. We didnt have a bad meal between the 5 of us. Recommend reservations."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I had been here before for a function where we just had an appetizer spread but everything was good so tried it out for a Valentine's weekend dinner. I expected the good to be better but it was just fine. I had the French onion soup to start and it was very bland. My husband ordered the margherita pizza and it was also just ok. Our entrees also were good but did not knock our socks off. The place itself though is nice; we were seated upstairs in a very small but romantic dining room. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive without being a pest. Overall, I'd say we would go again and try different dishes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We usually do not eat out on busy holidays such as valentines day, however this year we did and we were not disappointed. We ordered light due due a theater commitment . The mediteranean plate had an array of delights such as grape leaves, humas, loves, peppers and breads. Yum! The butternut sqush bisque was amazing, the organic field of greens salad could have been larger."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations here on Valentines Day. It was easy to find but parking was awful despite them having their own lot! Upon walking in, we couldn't even get inside because there were 3 couples standing in the "waiting area" for either a checked coat or table. This area is maybe 3 feet by 3 feet so get cozy to the stranger next to you! When we finally were seen/able to be addressed by the hostess, she was very pleasant. Our table was ready immediately and coats checked promptly. Once seated, we realized we had a wobbly table. Luckily our server fixed it when we informed her. She was attentive. He had the filet minon (was "pretty good") I had the chicken breast which was very good. For dessert I had Almond Joy which was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Amazing food and great customer service. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a gift card for the Newport Restaurant Group and decided to try the Waterman Grille. Very glad we did. For apps, we got onion soup & butternut bisque, meals were lamb shank & salmon & dessert was the almond joy-which we split! Service & meal were excellent-pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had filet mignon- perfect- and shrimp with sweet potato ravioli - unfortunately oversalted. Excellent cosmo. Just right Caesar salad. Lovely dining area, terriffic and personable waiter (Brian). Exquisite dessert- flourless chocolat truffle cake and lemon vanilla cheesecake. Even the fresh decaf coffee was great. The maitre'd brought us house-made limoncello. Very nice. Wonderful setting on a cold, windy Valentine eve."
    Dined on 2/13/2014