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Waterman Grille

4.7
4.7
3804 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Offering a setting that is unlike any other in Providence, Waterman Grille is situated along the Seekonk River in a former bridge gatehouse that dates back to 1871.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 55 times today
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 521-9229

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Noah Metnick

  • Private party facilities

    Set on the banks of Seekonk River on Providence's East Side, Waterman Grille offers a waterfront location just short distance to major hotels and all the Capitol City has to offer. An array of private dining rooms are available to accommodate your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Devaney: (877) 849-2266

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking located right next to the restaurant in Richmond Square.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,804 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. D

    Dennis

    New England

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two of us had salmon and two had the hanger steak, everything was cooked perfectly and was so tasty. Cat our server was excellent very knowledgeable about the menu. Will return soon.
  2. G

    mikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy to make reservations. Good food and friendly service
  3. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend Waterman Grille to all!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an enjoyable, quiet dinner catching up with a friend
  5. JC

    JenniferC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great experience at Waterman! The view of the Seekonk River is always a pleasure, and the restaurant experience is just as good. We enjoyed calamari, steak, and duck with dessert to go. We each had a couple of drinks as well, and the value is great for the portions and quality. We brought our almost 1 year old, and the staff was kind and thoughtful. Nothing bad to say, we love it here.
  6. N

    Nino

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    It was a special celebration for my sister. I made the reservation and asked for a pleasant table . The host did not know the first thing about hospitality, she was borderline rude, and unaccommodating. I asked for another table and I was told that all the tables were reserved. We left around eight and the table I requested was still vacant. No one likes to be lied to. Shame on her and on management to encourage such vulgar behavior. She ruined our night. I will not consider this restaurant again.
  7. AG

    AlanG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    SALMON NAD NY SIRLOIN WERE AMAZING ... THE SHOESTRING FRENCH FRIES WERE INCREDIBLE ... OUR TABLE FOR 2 IN THE CORNER OF THE DINING ROOM WAS A LITTLE CRAMPED BUT WE MANAGED ... OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY VERY NICE ...
  8. L

    Lindalou

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Omelettes were great but poached eggs were under cooked....server and manager did make it right though. Sat inside and it got noisy when room filled up.
  9. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and helpful. Paul was the perfect waiter! The food is always consistently delicious and the dining room is always a great atmosphere
  10. CF

    ConnieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always, service was great and Andrea met all of our needs
  11. C

    Carriesso

    New England

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. While the restaurant was lovely and service was professional the food was terrible. My husband ordered a burger medium well and came out bloody raw. My swordfish was dry and paired with a pile of ridiculousness!
  12. D

    Derek

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cat was an excellent server. Ribs appetizer is great!
  13. m

    mele09

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Definitely recommend sitting outside. Beautiful view and cozy. We got the Chef's swordfish special and it was PHENOMENAL! The staff are fantastic as well.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and prices were reasonable. Had a very enjoyable brunch for a friend's birthday and they had a card on the table for her when we got there. Will be going back!!
  15. I

    Irnd

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Gand the service was excellent. We’ll come again.
  16. LS

    LoriS

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dinner before PPAC show
  17. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we sat outdoors on a beautiful evening. Delicious and inventive food. Roasted cauliflower entree was great, as was the watercress salad.
  18. L

    Lovestobake

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and lovely ambiance. Thank you also for your adaptations for one of us who has 2 food intolerances! GF rolls!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Waterman Grille. Brought my 19 year old niece there for her first time and she absolutely was in love with overlooking the River and the quiet atmosphere and amazing food at super reasonable prices.
  20. DD

    DennieDo

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our soup was delivered hot and delicious. The scallop entree was very good. Cooked to perfection. My salmon entree, I asked for medium, was not cooked as our waiter described, medium- crispy on the outside and moist inside. It was overdone! I did not comment to our waiter, because sending it back would cause us not to eat together. Which would defeat the purpose of going out together for dinner. DFJ
  21. WN

    WeloveNY55

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family brunch in honor of my husbands birthday. Ciara our server was pleasant and attentive and made sure everything came out perfectly. Good was excellent as always
  22. J

    Jims

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good for dining
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal with Kat- She was the most amazing waitress we have ever had! Food was amazing, service was kind, attentive, and we will be coming back for every celebration!
  24. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views. Great Service. Awesome food. Well done!
  25. JJ

    JohnJ

    New England

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed in my salmon dish. Salmon was not cooked enough for my taste.
  26. n

    nancyj

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great....portions very large so you can share! the Arugula/pear/endive salad was out of this world.
  27. GS

    GeorgeS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was one of our best ever thanks to the warm greeting and attention of the staff and our waiter. The food was excellent with some of the best preparations for our swordfish and salmon that we've ever had. The mezza platter was really amazing with good portions of falafel, olives, feta cheese, hummus, baba ganouj, and beet salad, and the meal finished with an amazing toffee crunch pudding dessert. Everyone made us feel special and Jason, our waiter, was knowledgeable, giving us just the right amount of attention, and fun to speak with. This was our first time at Waterman Grille, but we will definitely be back.
  28. MT

    MindyT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, seating location and server were all amazing! Thanks for a beautiful evening in Providence!
  29. DN

    DateNightDinner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great!!! The water view is relaxing and even the salads were expert level delicious. My aunt and I went there for the first time and absolutely loved it!!! I will definitely be bringing my husband for a date night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    sunday brunch on deck over river on a sunny sunday afternoon. French toast was fantastic
  31. MR

    MichaelR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This brunch visit was planned 1 month in advance to meet a friend who has been in RI for about 10 years but has never been to The Waterman Grille. It was an honor and a pleasure to treat our friend to this RI treasure. Everything we told her it exceeded her expectations. She will return on her own.
  32. ST

    STEPHENO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food - Excellent Perfect timing on service Andrea was very pleasant.
  33. p

    pickyeater

    New England

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    None of the four of us dining last night at Waterman Grille could imagine a more lovely place than the porch at this restaurant. Our waiter, Fred, was superb. We all loved our dinners. The ambiance was just perfect. We will be back ASAP! Thank you, Waterman Grille, for running such a fine, sophisticated restaurant here in Providence.
  34. S

    Susannancy

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. I had the potato leek soup and the special of halibut. So fresh and flavorful. My husband had salad and the mushroom risotto and said it was excellent. Dessert was toffee pudding that we shared…OMG!! Our server Carly was incredibly knowledgeable and every recommendation was perfectly described. We will definitely be back!
  35. J

    Jjgdmg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice location for dinner. Would have liked to sit on the deck, but we made our reservations too late.
  36. RW

    RayW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill was great service was awesome my wife forgot her meal the manager ran it out to us in the parking lot thank you
  37. G

    Giggi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, we had a really nice evening.
  38. b

    beverlyc

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was the best Always a pleasant experience can't go wrong
  39. JS

    JanisS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a unique venue. Gorgeous waterfront setting. Gourmet menu choices, excellent service, moderate prices, considering the setting. You can't go wrong with this choice for a special evening.
  40. l

    lexingtonmom

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Right on the water, all outdoor tables with a view. Menu with interesting items different from the usual boring options. We got there shortly before the kitchen closed, but our waiter did not rush us at all. Will definitely be going back-

FAQs

Waterman Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 521-9229.

Waterman Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 3804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Waterman Grille

4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking located right next to the restaurant in Richmond Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Noah Metnick

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 521-9229

  • Private party facilities

    Set on the banks of Seekonk River on Providence's East Side, Waterman Grille offers a waterfront location just short distance to major hotels and all the Capitol City has to offer. An array of private dining rooms are available to accommodate your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Devaney: (877) 849-2266

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