Waterman Grille
Waterman Grille

Waterman Grille

  • 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 WinnerContemporary American
Waterman Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (101)fit for foodies (83)great for outdoor dining (82)romantic (75)special occasion (73)neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (46)great for brunch (42)notable wine list (31)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (22)hot spot (20)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • As always our dinner was exceptiona
    AnnieZ
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    As always our dinner was exceptional and the service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My only negative commentary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    My only negative commentary would be that when I made my reservation I requested a window seat, and was given an excuse when I arrived about my request. I think if a restaurant knows in advance it could plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The 2 requests were for a
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    The 2 requests were for a table overlooking the water and more importantly, a specific server who we personally knew who suggested going there. When we arrived we were told the table was ready but the server already had a full section. They ackowledged that they received the open table reservation requests but apparantly were not interested in fullfilling the request. When I suggested a change, we were led to a table and greeted by another server. The server we requested came over to inquire why we did not get her, we told her of the situation. After drinks were served, we eventually ended up with the server we requested.We were disspapointed management to allow this to happen. Management did not offer anything for our inconvenience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very nice evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    It was a very nice evening. The food was great and in good amounts. Our waiter was one of the best that we have had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dinner and service were
    MikkVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    The dinner and service were very good but the experience was marred by a loud, banging door which shook the whole place at regular intervals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly enjoyed our visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Truly enjoyed our visit to the Waterman Grille - it was our first visit but definately not our last!! We are grateful for the 50% gift certificate that we purchased through the radio station - otherwise we would not have known about this wonderful gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Service was
    Jason
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Food was great. Service was so so at best. We come there a lot for brunch and the service is usually great this time it wasn't memorable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was OK but we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    The service was OK but we had to ask for water twice. The wine did not come with the food and one of my side orders was completely forgotten until I asked about it. I go out to eat 3-4 times a week, so I am very particular about certain amenities. Staff was pleasant. Will I try again? Yes, simply because the food had excellent presentation and was very good. We had the salmon and we were there because of Restaurant Week. I have been wanting to try this place for a while and this was just the incentive to do so. Thanks, Betty
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and ambience is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    The service and ambience is quite remarkable. The menu is very inventive. The food somewhat missed the mark. Another visit might change my mind, perhaps the kitchen was having an off night. But I've definately had better meals in Providence. If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant entertain clients or impress someone special, this will wow them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent staff, very friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    Excellent staff, very friendly. Great food and nice view of river.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks were undercooked-rare
    co211VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Steaks were undercooked-rare instead of medium-medium well The drinks were very good as well as the calamari. The AC was too high.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have eaten at Waterman Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    I have eaten at Waterman Grille a number of times and I have been quite pleased with the quality of the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We got there very early as
    Carole
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    We got there very early as we weren't familiar with the area. We had 7:00P reservations and we were there by 6:10P. We asked if we could have a table by the window. They said they had one available right away if we wanted to eat now or we could wait. We ate then at the table that was available. Food was very good as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dine out often and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    We dine out often and good food is important to us. My daughter and her boyfriend were visiting us from New York - they love good food and good dining experiences. The four of us sat outside on your deck overlooking the water. Everything was perfect, the service, the food, the weather. As there are few really good restaurants in the area we are delighted to know the Waterman Grille. For those patrons, such as us, who may want to frequent your restaurant we hope you keep your menu varied and offer interesting specials - after a while even the best items can become "we had that recently," so a few new things every few weeks can be important to those of us who love to explore the world of food. Thank you for a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The first time I visited the
    marilyn14VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    The first time I visited the Waterman Grill, the service was exceptional, Collin was extremely personable, helpful with the menu and just delightful. The menu choices were not choices that would appeal to a wide range of customers; I had difficulty finding a menu choice. The salad I choose was fair, rather generic. The cod was fine but not exceptional. My husband felt the same about his entrees. The dessert we had was exceptional, a delicious and unique strawberry shortcake. We went a second time, our waiter was different and very good, but we found our opinion of the restaurant had not changed. Overall good quality food but not a place that would become a regular for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been there three times-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    I've been there three times- the food is consistently excellent. But the service has always been mediocre (slow, not so polished). The service doesn't match the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    This was our first dining experience at Waterman Grille. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. My wife had the cod special which was very dry(overcooked). I had the tuna which was good. The crabcakes could have been a little larger!!! Also, my chocolate cake and my wifes lemon cake were extremely dry!!! We have had heard good things about your restaurant and traveled about 45 minutes to get there...but I don't know if we would go back. Maybe we hit you on a bad night. It was also EXTREMELY loud in the dining room. My wife and I had a hard time talking to one another. The champagne for our anniversary was a nice touch though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely time, except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We had a lovely time, except that the waiter promised me the last "special of the day" which I was really excited about (fish over risotto with shallots - yummy!) and just before he brought the food out, he let me know that they were out and I had to pick something else. While they sent over complimentary dessert drinks that were really good, it still left me hanging on my dinner (I ended up ordering a salad, the seafood chowder and dessert). Everything we had was delicious though, so we might try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter neglected to brimg
    shootingstarbeautyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Our waiter neglected to brimg back the 'deggie bag' of food we wanted to bring home.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish was good. Steak was kind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Fish was good. Steak was kind of tough, not sure what it was marinated in, but could use a bit more flavor. Calamari was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside and enjoyed
    Gail
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We sat outside and enjoyed service, view, food. Would highly recommend it. However, for us it would be a special night out...a little pricy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was such an enjoyable experience.
    kchapVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Was such an enjoyable experience. The wine list was unique and not overpriced. Looking forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was seated promptly. Service
    Localfoodie1
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Was seated promptly. Service was excellent. Food was good, but pricey for the portion size. Additional items are a la carte. Skimpy portions of wine by the glass.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • they have a new menu, it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    they have a new menu, it is OK, a few personal favorites are missing though
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My partner and I ordered short
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2008
    My partner and I ordered short ribs which had a lovely sauce but the meat had so much fat (which could have been removed prior to cooking) that it not only made for poor eating, but it made it too little food as well. The side dishes were very good.
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  • It was a special ocassion,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2008
    It was a special ocassion, my fiance's birthday, and everyone that worked there was great. I dropped a cake off earlier in the day and they brought it out to the table with candles and he was very happy. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone who asks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were really disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    We were really disappointed with our experience, especially after a most enjoyable dinner at the other sister restaurant Inn at Castle Hill on Thursday, June 12th. It was father's day brunch and the kitchen appeared to be severely understaffed, resulting in slow service and poor food. We had to send our eggs benedict back b/c it was overcooked. We only sent back 1 order while the other two guests in our party just dealt with it. It returned short one egg and missing the original potatoes and fruit. Once again, they had to go back to the kitchen to complete the order. Considering the amount of money we have spent with the Newport Restaurant Group, we will certainly re-think future dining reservations.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice, would go back and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    very nice, would go back and sit outside when not raining. have 3 small children and they did very well too. nice waterfront restaurant tucked away,romantic.service was very friendly too.dad was happy for his fathers day brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always enjoy the Waterman
    John
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I always enjoy the Waterman Grill. Lenny has done a great job with it. The one thing he could do better is place some fabric in strategic locations to baffle the noise. The Boathouse has a similar problem John O'Donnell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weather was perfect for dining
    NickVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Weather was perfect for dining on outdoor patio overlooking river. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLANT RESTAURANT , ANOTHER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    EXCELLANT RESTAURANT , ANOTHER GREAT REST. WITH THE NEWPORT HARBOR GROUP !!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to have a gourmet
    ugabooVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    A great place to have a gourmet meal by the water. The outdoor seating is nice, with a nice view of the Brown U. rowing team in action. The food is great, with a super presentation and always tasty. The menu is limited, very few specials offered, but everything I have had, the mahi mahi, the george's bank scallops and the waterman steak, were all fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I liked the menu better when
    Lisa
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    I liked the menu better when the restaurant first opened. Seems to be more pricey nowm too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat out on the deck on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    We sat out on the deck on a perfect night. Our food was delicious and was accompanied by a lovely inexpensive bottle of Voigner. Waterman Grille is pretty much our favorite place these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have dined at the Waterman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    I have dined at the Waterman Grille about half dozen times since it opened, and the food and service has been good everytime but once. The "share plates" section of the menu has gotten less interesting than it was in the beginning. Then they were more imaginative and the selections wider. It was much better before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Priced exceeded quality of
    BostonJeff
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Priced exceeded quality of food by a fair margin...would not return. Although not bad I just expect food to rise above ordinary at these prices,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i have been ti several of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    i have been ti several of the other places in the group and by far yours is the best food. thanks and i will be back as will the people i was with. Linda Jackson
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • INcredibly knowledgeable and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    INcredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff, they made our special celebration a success. Incredible food, the best steak I've ever had in my life.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was wonderful as
    FHDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The food was wonderful as was the view. Would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterman Grille was tasty
    NyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Waterman Grille was tasty and the menu was varied, so if you wanted seafood, it was there and if you wanted a vegetarian option, it was available. The view was terrific- it's right on the river and it was a lovely place to dine! Our waitress was just okay but the food was terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet