Waterman Grille

4.8
2211 reviews
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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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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and wonderful service. We throoughly enjoyed everything from the amazing bread, the impeccable service, and absolutely delicious food. My only suggestion would be to tone down the curry in the lentil soup. Everything was fantastic and a great waterfront view if you sit by the window (make a reservation ahead of time if you want to sit there). Lovely restaurant setting/building as well.

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LH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, the service was perfect, and the atmosphere is great. My friend had the sirloin and it arrived cooked exactly as he ordered. The chicken dish I ordered was perfection - the chicken was moist and the coucous was delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner.

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GH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wood fired Porterhouse best steak I've had in a long time. Great service, very attentive and knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the waterman grille! They never disappoint. The service is great the food is great and they have quite the menu for wines and cocktails. I highly recommend.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch with beautiful view of the water! Cheese Plate, Crab Cakes Benedict, and Eastside Omelet were all outstanding.

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b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in a great location. Have been many times with friends and enjoy it always.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cozy ambiance on a cold winter night; our table had a view of the river, but was close enough to the kitchen for some residual heat from the wood burning oven. In other words: great! The hostess was peculiar about our arrival ~10 minutes before our res. We asked if there was an area where we could wait and grab a cocktail and she basically pretended not to hear us, but then a manager walked by and seated us immediately, so no worries! The curried lentil soup was amazing, my grouper special was delicious and beautifully plated with sunchoke puree and an orange emulsion, and my husband's salmon was exactly as ordered: medium rare. Our server was competent and polite, the wine list was more than decent, and we had a lovely evening. In short, we'll be back.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about the service and ambiance was excellent. My food was great but my girlfriends was quite salty she had the seafood putanesca which is normally salty but this was a little over the top. Other than that the wait staff was very good and we had an excellent night. We will be coming back!

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PB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. We look forward to returning.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wee were celebrating a birthday and unbeknownst to us they brought a dessert with candles for the birthday girl! Such a nice touch!

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AB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent!

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Z
New England
113 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently very good. Can’t go wrong with most anything on the menu. Have noticed that specials tend to be on the overpriced side. Otherwise no complaints. An easy recommendation...

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B
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Second time back! Love it and the waitress was great!

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waterman Grille is where we recently celebrated my birthday and this past October our wedding anniversary. We love the food, service and ambience and never mind the 30-45 minute drive to get there.
If we could change one thing it would be the dessert menu. Maybe it's us, but we have yet to find anything appealing. We tried the apple spice cake just because it was my birthday and thought we should have cake. It was way too sweet, didn't care for the texture, and we left most of it. Everything else we had was superb, from crab cake and gnocchi appetizers to filet mignon and salmon entrees. We love this place!

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Annual New Year Day dinner was once again special. Thank you to all the people involved in the experience.

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BA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again a phenomenal meal with superb service. Waterman Grille does not disappoint.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for an early New Year’s eve dinner. We had a lovely table overlooking the water. Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive, the food came out quickly and everything was delicious.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my husband's and my default go-to restaurant for weekend brunch nd weeknight dinner.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Once again, great food, great service, great date. New favorite spot.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent table and view overlooking the river. Very good service, excellent food, good drinks! My wife had the portabello sandwich and was only able to eat half: it was huge! (and excellent). I had the eggs benedict: very good! And we had the cheese board selection for an appeltizer. Also, very good!

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Among my favorite restaurants for dinner with family and friends Enjoyed the pan seared flounder finsished w Savoy cabbage spiced apple puree and mustard vignaigrette was simply delicious!
Our server Tina was excellent

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner with family.

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DS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server Scott was incredible! Live everything about this restaurant!!!

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M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to brunch on 12/23 was seated immediately at a lovely water front table. The wait staff was attentive, and informative. I would recommend the Bloody Mary, one of the best I have had. The food was delivered hot, and every choice was beautifully displayed. All and all an excellent brunch spot.

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F
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Waterman Grille Saturday with someone who is visiting from out of time. The service and food were excellent. We also really enjoyed the waterfront view!

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l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and desserts. The service was excellent.

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BB
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, Nate took care of us. I got the Waterman Salad, Lentil soup and the Monkfish. My eyes are bigger than my belly. The salad was very good size, the Lentil soup was a very generous portion and I just barely finished the Monkfish. The food was fantastic ...!!!

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c
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our evening was mostly good. I thought the food too salty though it did taste good otherwise. We were seated next to a very noisy group at the next table and the noise was detrimental of our hopes for a nice evening, so the lower rating. (It has happened before.) It is what it is and I don't blame the Waterman Grille, but you asked about our experience which was disappointing.

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WS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambiance, friendly and professional wait staff, food consistently good.

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B
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday amazing

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K
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I have had dinner here a number of times. Tonight F - service, quality of food and new menu selections.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy and comfortable restaurant. Nice view and the food is excellent and reasonable priced.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went after play. First time for family members Enjoyed atmosphere and food. Appetizers we're good octopus and pork belly, something a little different. Service on point.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the place. ONLY thing I could say is that the space was very cramped and I felt like I needed to pull my chair in extra so the person at the table next to me could fit. Same thing was happening to my husband. It was just a very tight table experience.

The food and atmosphere was so great though. Lovely staff. Was really happy to have an opportunity to eat here. Thank you!

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LK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, dining here is a satisfying experience. Everything from the check in to service to food is excellent. All staff is at the highest level of professionalism. Ambiance is wonderful with low lighting, brick and wood interior. Menu is varied, yet not overwhelming.

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SS
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott, our server, made our dining experience outstanding. He was attentive to our needs.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were to die for! My only suggestion would be that a bit more light was needed at our table. We had to use light on cell phone to read the menu. Otherwise, everything was perfect!

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to the Waterman Grill for a special occasion. Our waiter Alivia was fantastic with knowledge of the menu and perfect pacing of our dinner. The ricotta Gnocchi was great as a app, everything we had was delicious they gave us a complimentary dessert to end our evening The entire staff were gracious and we highly recommended the restaurant

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JU
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my experience here. The food was fantastic the service was superior, and the ambiance was outstanding. I felt very comfortable and relaxed 10/10 I would go again, It was my first dining experience there and I would highly recommend it if you're on the fence about going.

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