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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
  • "The appetizers were great, the dessert was good. The entrée (statler chicken & avocado risotto) were very disappointing. I didn't care much for the menu selections. The service was very good."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "everything was great, what more can I say? We were offered a seat outside without requesting it specifically. The food was excellent (it was Providence restaurant week, and there was a great special menu with extremely reasonable prices and good choices)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Service is always a bit hit and miss - really cute place - reserved was shuffled and was shoved into a corner on the deck over looking the river- dressed casually - underestimated the group (with CEO of a major RI industry who frequents Waterman - but reservation was under my name who was in from out of town) regardless - hit and miss - felt as if they wanted to push us out. Food was good but I think I won't go back when I'm in town - coffee was offered with the check (can I get u some coffee? Here's your check - "(never mind that desert was served 20 minutes prior). I visit my Providence friends often from NYC. It will not be my first choice. We will go to Gracies instead."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Outstanding Prix Fixe menu with wine. Great food, reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Just the right spot for an anniversary dinner. We dined outside by the river ...the evening was a bit windy, and I wished we had chosen to dine indoors..the view is just as nice...the indoor atmosphere is cozy, charming and romantic...beautifully decorated Food was nicely presented...we chose the 3 course dinner with a bottle of wine. My chicken breast was dry and not so flavorful -a little work is needed to perfect that dish. My partner's steak meal was excellent. The service was superb. All in all a very nice experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Waterman Grille is a great spot. From excellent food and service to a beautiful outdoor deck with pretty views, this spot is just wonderful. They also have an upstairs function room for private intimate setting and a function room downstairs which is just beautiful with a private bar. We eat here often and they never disappoint."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went to Waterman Grille on Sunday evening during Providence restaurant week with my brother. The food was divine, every bite left me wanting more. Just like the food the drinks were equally as delicious. The pomegranate mojito is the perfect summer drink! Our waitress was delightful, attentive but not too invasive. A great evening out. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Waterman Grille. We happened to dine during the "Supermoon" so our view was even better than most. We had a 9:30 reservation on a Friday night and we were able to sit outside with a view of the moonlit river. The food was excellent, we started off with the Cheese Plate and the Confit Pork Ribs. Both were large portions for the price. My wife got the Short Rib entree and I had the Duck Duo. I was disappointed in the Duck Confit because I was expecting a thigh/leg instead of the meat already shredded. Unfortunately the confit was very soggy and bland, but the duck breast made up for it. Other than the confit, the food was very impressive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Waterman Grille was a great place. The wrap around deck over looking the river could not have been any more romantic (we happened to have a full moon that night). Our waiter went out of his way to bring us exceptional service. The food was creative, but it did lack some flavor. I will, though, be returning!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, fine service, a bit noisy, but with a view of the Seekonk River"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First time here....very nice experience. Food very good, service was excellent.....a very nice evening!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "love the deck overlooking the river watching crew teams.. food is reliably excellent yet not boring after years of eating here. Servers are well-trained and attentive but not cloying."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "Celebrated my birthday and could not have been more pleased.The food and ambience was top notch"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, well thought-out and our server was terrific."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "Restaurant was clean and food delicious. Will definitely recommend to friends and go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Keep coming back to the restaurant for breakfast. Good quality meals. Great value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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