Waterman Grille

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2305 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was recommended to me by one of our vendors at my job on Cape Cod. The location was STUNNING. I wish that I had made the reservation for a little earlier, to watch the sunset over the water. It was my husband and my 2nd Anniversary, and the staff at the restaurant were all aware of the occasion, wishing us a happy anniversary, and had placed a very sweet card on our table, signed by all. This was our FIRST visit, and the server, Samantha, was not only very professional, but very attentive and sweet. I Loved the 3 course meal, with my steak cooked to perfection. This was a very good experience, and I WILL be back. We are on Cape, but we will seek this place out. Very charming. Thank you. :)

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JJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome -fun -took a friend who was impressed-will definitely be back for another food adventure in the near future- hopefully with a few more friends in tow

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KT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first dining experience with Waterman Grille did not disappoint. The ambiance, service and cuisine was top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there some time in the near future.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious but the menu is not as extensive as it used to be, a few more options would be great!

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A
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very crowded and noisy because we were two seated by a large party in a small area. Wish we had a table by the window.......

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the window seating. Pre-set course is a steal. Love the food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had dinner here. It was excellent as usual. Our server was super helpful with gluten-free choices.

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JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I’m in town to visit with my son.
We love coming here for dinner.
It’s perfect!!!!!
Thank you

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BR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here on my way from Hyannis back to NYC for brunch. Really great spot right on the river. Easy to get off and on 195. Food service and atmosphere were fantastic. Will definitely stop here again when I go back to the Cape.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday. The staff was great, providing a special desert to commemorate the occasion.
The food was outstanding and a great value as well.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed brunch to celebrate my son’s birthday. Our third time there while visiting him at school and it never disappoints.

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LL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE Waterman Grille, love that they have vegetarian friendly offerings!! Delicious food, great staff and awesome ambiance.

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AO
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Paul, our waiter, was phenomenal. He made our experience exceptional. The food was out of this world and prepared perfectly. We will be dining at Waterman Grille again, very soon!

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan our server was the best! We have had him before and he is very attentive and professional! He was there the moment we needed anything & great at recommendations. We ordered the crab cakes, broccoli cheddar soup, salmon, and chef's cut for the evening. Everything was perfect! I was blown away how good my BF's steak looked AND tasted, and my salmon was just as delightful. Thank you we will be back as always!

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P
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner at Waterman Grille again and it was excellent. I have business dinner regularly and eat here numerous times a year. The menu is great and the food preparation is always as ordered. I ordered the wings for an app and they were very tasty (not spicy). For dinner, I had the Filet which was cooked perfectly and roasted cauliflower and mashed potatoes. They were delicious as well. I think the best decision of the evening was to order the Waterman Candy Bar for dessert. That was amazing and I generally do not order dessert. I will definitely be back soon.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but beyond worth it. It is now my go to spot for date night.

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TG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Paul our waiter was awesome and made great recommendations. Delightful evening will be back!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting Waterman Grille and we are delighted we chose WG to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Paul, went above and beyond, ensuring we had the best time. We appreciated the complimentary glasses of Prosecco, it was a really thoughtful touch. The food was amazing, the service top notch, and we will be sure to visit again.

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RW
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

off the beaten path and a nice environment; we will return in the future

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During a very short visit to Providence we booked a reservation for dinner Saturday night. We ate upstairs in the loft which actually wound up being a better choice on a Saturday night as it was quieter than the downstairs. All of our meals were delicious. The sirloin steak was equally as good as the fillet mignon. All meat is cooked on a wood fire and the flavor is pure and delicious. We wound up going the next day for brunch, as they are one of the few restaurants in the area who will except a brunch reservation. We were not disappointed! My bloody Mary was delicious as was the French press coffee. Our eggs Benedict with crab cake was yummy and make sure you save room for dessert. Especially the polenta with strawberries , it’s better than a strawberry shortcake! Can’t wait to return!

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FB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue matched by the quality of the food!

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MA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands 65th Birthday. As soon as we sat down they gave him a card signed by the staff. They also brought over a dresser after dinner. Nice touch. The food was excellent and found the prices very reasonable

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P
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers
Great food
Romantic setting

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waterman Grille is always great. But it’s especially wonderful mid-week when the crowds are light but the food and ambiance are perfect.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I both ordered from the prix fixe menu, one of the best dining values in Providence. The lentil soup appetizer was thick, spicy, and nicely textured - enough to make a meal in itself. The chicken entree was just right - nicely crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The mango pie was tangy with the mini-meringues providing just enough sweetness. The service, as usual, was excellent. Our server was there when we needed an order or refill, but never making us feel rushed. We arrived early enough to enjoy the river view from our table by the window.

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EH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner with great service. Would definitely do again if we make our way back to RI.

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TR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful food and exceptional sevice. An unbeatable combination!

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c
New England
93 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding brunch. Great food and service in a waterfront setting.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waterman’s brunch is always delicious.

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C
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From service to food, this place made our anniversary very special. Note from the staff welcoming us, delicious tri-tip brunch special, spot on service, table was touched by management. All in all a terrific meal!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great weekend brunch! Good breakfast options and lunch options and great cocktails!

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to the waterman grille..... Picked this place to dine due to the amazing website.... I was on a first date and I definitely picked the right place!!
Jolie.....our waitress was absolutely incredible!! Exceptional service!

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K
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This restaurant needs acostical tiles for the dining area on the main floor. We would bring guests here more often but it is tough to conduct a conversation.

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KT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although a bit of a walk from our hotel (40 minutes) it was well worth it. I selected Waterman's based on their menu (including creative dessert options) and was not disappointed. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar. Although I liked the Blood Orange Martini, I found it to be weak. The Honeysuckle was creative, with a stick oozing with honey.

We enjoyed appetizers once we were seated at our table (by a personable host) -- delicious broccoli cheddar soup and a colorful array of roasted beets. We typically pass on the bread, but after trying the butter I had to consume more than my fair share. The butter was creamy and flavorful and worth every bite of carbs! We decided to split two entrees: the Wood-Grilled Pork Chop and the Burger. Unfortunately, the pork was so incredible, the poor burger became an afterthought. Great flavor with the right amount of crispiness. I'm a fan of brussel sprouts, of which there was a generous portion. The wild rice was so tasty we had to inquire if it was cooked in something other than water; the manager actually took the time to ask the kitchen what kind of rice they used and how it was prepared. Our server, Jolie, was amazing (and we heard kudos being shared by other diners, who all appreciated her.) Friendly, attentive, genuine.

We moved back to the bar for dessert and coffee and college basketball (thanks to Jolie who kept an eye out for empty seats.) The Mango Pie was enough for two, and although the coffee was french press, it was very weak. Overall, we came for the menu options and ambiance and left raving about the food and the service by management and staff.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great environment, even better food. The pork was so amazing that I wanted to try some of their other dishes. My girlfriend ordered the pork and I found myself stealing from her plate while also stuffing myself with my own. Our waiter, Daniel, was extremely kind and helpful and really helped with relaying his knowledge to us keeping us well informed.

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LL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE waterman grille, the food is amazing and the wait staff are all phenomenal! We are good snobs and I follow a strict vegetarian diet and they are always accommodating! Highly recommended!

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. The food was outstanding and our waiter was wonderful. I had steak and shrimp and my husband had the scallops. He has celiac and they were very accommodating. Even my birthday treat was gluten free.

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g
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gr ea at place to eat. The view is incredible and it was such a wonderful atmosphere. We ate early so that we could get PPAC on time. Everyone was very accommodating. By the time we left at 6:30 it was starting to fill up. Great food, great chef!

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LK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, from check in to the end of the dinner, everything was perfect. Great 3 course prix-fixe dinner menu during the week at $29.99. Good portion sizes. I ordered mussels as a first course and there were plenty, even to share with my husband. Monk fish was my main course and this was perfectly prepared. You don't see monk fish on many menus, so I am happy it has been on the menu here. Dessert was a yummy,moist polenta cake with honey ice cream!
Service is always great here, with courses coming out just at the right time and service efficient but unobtrusive. Great view of the river from main dining room and warm wood interior gives a cozy, intimate feel.
if you like bubbly cocktails, try the champagne cocktail- made with Prosecco, elderflower liquor, bitters and a sugar cube.

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DO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal venue for dinner for two, a night out with family or friends, or a special occasion. Good food, friendly attentive waitstaff. Just be sure to make reservations!

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