Waterman Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. This was our first visit, and we will be going back again.

a
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place usually gets rave reviews, but found it curiously lacking. Maybe it was just because it was restaurant week, but the food was not exceptional.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was over salted. It’s a lovely restaurant but may not rush back

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Sorry to hear that. Our culinary team takes pride in providing a delicious meal. We will pass along your feedback. We hope we can make a better impression if you choose to come back again.

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RI
New England
93 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the quality of the food is excellent.

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you RIdiner! We are glad you enjoyed.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, “ Figgs “ was amazing

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

He is amazing! Glad you enjoyed. We'll pass along the compliment.

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F
New England
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Calamari and lamb shank were good. Rib eye from Special Menu wasn't anything special.

Waterman Grille
Responded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Rib Eye. We have received a lot of great feedback about it but never want our guests to be disappointed. Exceptional food is what we are known for and we always try to deliver the very best. We appreciate your feedback and hope that if you join us again, we can provide a meal that makes a better impression on you.

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KH
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and fun and allowed us time to visit. Our food was hot and tasty and there was plenty. We will be back!

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Kathleen. Exceptional food and service is what we are all about. We look forward to your next visit.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third time to Waterman Grille and it was excellent as always! Kristie was our waitress and she as great, recommending a red blend wine that we enjoyed so much. The filet mignon was delicious. We will be back again!!!

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jedd! Glad to hear your third time here was another success. You were in good hands with Kristie. Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit.

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c
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal with great service can’t go wrong having dinner here

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you carelyb! We are glad you enjoyed and happy to hear you say you can't go wrong here. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Served timely and cooked to order. Ambiance great. Server excellent. A perfect ten out of ten!

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! A ten out of ten is quite an honor. Glad you enjoyed.

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D
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the prefix menu and had more than enough food. I even took some home. Regular menu was varied so you have a lot of options.

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Debbie! We are glad you enjoyed and hope you enjoyed it the next day too. Hope we see you again.

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Kat was excellent. She suggested entrees that we did then order and they were delicious .
Overall the dining experience was great!!

Waterman Grille
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jon88. Kat does a great job and you were in good hands. We will be sure to pass along your compliments. Hope you can join us again.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food ordered and served were different. there was long delay for each serve. The taste was also not great.

Waterman Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Sorry to hear your recent experience was anything less than great. Guest satisfaction is important to us and what we built our reputation upon. That's not typical of how we do things and we do apologize. We appreciate your feedback and will work hard to make sure your next visit is more memorable.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Myself and three friends went for Providence Restaurant Week. Love the cozy ambiance. The options for restaurant week were quite generous and everything we tasted was delicious. Service was very good. Looking forward to returning.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you! We are happy you chose to dine with us for Restaurant Week and glad you enjoyed. We are also looking forward to you returning.

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J
New England
126 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, my daughter, and I went there to celebrate my 81st birthday. We had a wonderful experience. The foods were excellent and our server, Paul, was terrific. He did not know it was my birthday until we happened to mention it at the end of our meal. He then told us that the birthday entree was on the house and he readjusted our bill to take off the cost of my dinner. But we would have been happy even if that was not the case. We had been there several times before and have never been disappointed. And the view and ambience are great! We look forward to returning.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you John! We are happy that your birthday celebration was enjoyed and we are honored you chose to celebrate with us. You were in good hands with Paul who always knows how to make a guest feel appreciated (especially on their birthday). Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice view. Food was great. Definitely would go again.

Waterman Grille
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Abby! We hope you do come back.

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B
New England
237 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came back on a Sunday for the 3-course special menu but none of the items offered appealed to us this visit. The bone-in pork chop was cooked to perfection and a large enough portion to take home another meal! The pan seared salmon cooked perfectly, too, although a tad too salty on first bite but once combined with the vegetables, made for a nice combination. Glad we saved room for the maple sugar pie topped with vanilla gelato as it was out of this world!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thanks for joining us again Birgs and glad you enjoyed. The pork chop is becoming a favorite around these parts and naturally the maple sugar pie is a great ending. We appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again.

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the "outside" deck which is enclosed and heated with a marvelous view of the river. My wife loved it. The food was excellent, service was outstanding. Excellent value for a fine dining establishment. I highly recommend the WG.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for joining us Tom and glad you could take advantage of our outdoor heaters. We're staying outside as long as we can. Really glad you both enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you back here again.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week. The four of us ordered a variety of options from the menu and enjoyed every bite of it. Our server was known and attentive. They did a great job with addressing food allergy concerns. Can’t wait to go back!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thanks for joining us for Restaurant Week Megan and glad you all enjoyed. We can't wait to see you back here again too!

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ZY
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I came here on our 1st anniversary and celebrated our 7th today. Had a great experience! Love Waterman Grille!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you Zach! What an honor it is to be part of your anniversary tradition. Glad you both enjoy and Happy Anniversary!

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P
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Long-time fans. Always recommend. Always bring friends. Love the consistency of service and food but good to shake it up. the appetizer menu needs more new ideas.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for being such a devoted fan Paolo and we are grateful for your recommendations. We will pass along your feedback to the Chef too. We are always looking to see what our guests are saying. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Jack!

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T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Would recommend to family and friends!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

That's what we love to hear! Thank you and glad you enjoyed.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve ! Nate our server was excellent and very attentive. Pace of the food coming to the table was perfect. Deviled egg appetizer was a hit and the special surf and turf (flank steak and shrimp was done just the way I had asked for it, medium). We would recommend the WG to anyone.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you and glad that Nate took great care of you. We appreciate your recommendations and look forward to seeing you again.

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BA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal with impeccable service

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Bonnie!

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KB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food-Nate was a great server! Very knowledgeable

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Kelcie. You were in good hands with Nate. Glad you enjoyed.

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could have been a little quieter but it was New Years Eve and folks are usually excited, so I can understand. I’ll go back another time. Great appetizers!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Patricia and glad you enjoyed. Happy New Year!

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth time at the waterman grill and each visit was exceptional. The staff are very friendly and the food was great.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Robert. We are glad you joined us again and happy it was exceptional. We look forward to visit number six.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - flexible with sides that came with fish - excellent service

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Mimzy! We are very glad you enjoyed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

First time. Heard great things. Our server and the manager that night were wonderful and attentive. The filet mignon I ordered medium (described as light pink in the middle) came rare. I sent it back and the new cut was close to the same- rare. While still tasty, I was disappointed in the entree. It was extremely salty and not cooked to my liking. It was very noisy inside- a larger group broke a wine glass nearby- that's the holidays for ya but hoping for a more quiet and peaceful evening with my husband. Will most likely go to capital grille next holiday.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Very sorry to hear this (and our apologies for a delayed response). We built our reputation on exceptional food and never like to hear that we let a guest down. We hope that you can give us another try and if you do, we can deliver a more enjoyable and relaxing meal. Your satisfaction means a lot to us.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great super friendly and the food was good.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Sarah! Our servers do a great job and we are happy they made a positive impression.

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c
New England
98 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful riverside setting.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Very happy you enjoyed!

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TC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome breakfast menu. The French toast special was fabulous.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Tony! The French Toast is always a favorite.

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BB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Disappointed in the very, very slow service.
We have dined there on several occasions, and had been happy on those prior visits.
Hoping it was simply an "off" night.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Sorry to hear that Bob. That is not the norm for us as we take great pride in our exceptional service. We will take your feedback to heart and hope your next visit is more like you remember. Your satisfaction means a lot to us and we apologize your most recent experience was not our best.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff and quaint atmosphere can’t wait to go back!

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

We can't wait to have you back here. Thank you!

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JE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was great . Food always top shelf and nice wine list

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Johnny! We will be sure to thank Alex for a great job.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great per usual 😍

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

That's what we like to hear. Glad you enjoyed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, was seated outside on enclosed deck in December with heaters, food was great, service great, will definitely go again

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you and we appreciate your recommendation. Glad the heaters could make the evening special.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Well prepared. Attentive service.
Lively ambiance.

Waterman Grille
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed.

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PJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great dining experience: presentation, flavor, and service!