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
152 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (102)great for outdoor dining (86)fit for foodies (79)romantic (74)special occasion (70)neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (44)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (18)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Date night
    theperrys
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our date night was fantastic. The menu has wonderful selections and food that is always impeccably prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our table was waiting when we got there. The view is beautiful. The food, wine and service were outstanding- as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Private Dining at its Best
    CristyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the water
    Restreview
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Gluten Free Menu
    jb22
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • By the Seekonk
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the prix fix offerings. OUr server - Brian - was very professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Anniversary
    MartiniVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence at this lovely eatery
    AriesmomVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    elizaz
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch at Waterman Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch on the terrace at the Waterman Grille. Everything we ordered was fantastic, and service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night with family
    Robyn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    BirthdayBunch
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterman grille
    Snapps
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent food good gluten free pizza. .....great atmosphere ... Good service ...good time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterman grille the best
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of both worlds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    luvhus
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Foster
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, 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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    afell
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Trip!!!
    Jenna
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    StefVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much good in a noisy atmosphere
    bill444
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit
    Springbird12
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great atmosphere. Cozy yet classy. Food was excellent. Service was top-knotch. Will be back to try the downstairs bar with friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    chark
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The appetizer menu was very appealing and the fried calamari was very yummy! Entree menu was a bit disappointing in that often we liked one part of a dish but not the other parts. Pork tenderloin was juicy and flavorful but lobster mac 'n cheese needed more cheese and the lobster was a bit overdone, although good. Will definitely return to try some more dishes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    MartiniVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The Waterman Grille is always a great place to go with friends! The food is fantastic and the services is even better. Thanks for always great service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    locationlocationlocation
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Interesting historic building, view is of river, not pretty or scenic. Went for Easter brunch while visiting son at college, food was plentiful and tasty, staff was very friendly, but a bit expensive for location.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dependably good food and service
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    It's a dependable spot with very good food and a nice view.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    marco
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The service was amazing, the food was so good, there was really nothing bad at all, we can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food and service was fantastic.
    Sharon
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    the food and service was fantastic. i was my first time. my family and I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ACF Chefs from out of town
    Chef
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were a group of American Culinary Chefs who went out to eat after a long day at our conference. Our ages ranged from 22-80.So cooking for that kind of group is extremely difficult. But the staff both foh and boh were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smokey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Restaurant was very smokey to the point where our eyes were burning. Very uncomfortable 2 Braised short rib dinners with gnocchis was so overcoooked and tough. Service however was very good. We will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal at the
    BostonBobVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Another great meal at the Waterman Grille, they cater to my dietary needs every time and the service is fantastic ...!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice treat
    Spike74
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great time
    Chuie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    LV410VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    First time, but would definitely go back. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 4 of us dining.
    BelizVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant with good
    pvdcook
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet