Fashioned with creativity, the menu marries the quality of fine cuisine with casual dining. Choose from an extensive array of 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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was delicious!
I was astonished by how this establishment has deteriorated since my last (wonderful!) culinary experience in 2008. To be fair, I understand that it was Father's Day, and service would not be optimal, but waiting 30+ minutes for a very simple salad (1/4 cup of sunflower seeds, perhaps less, two radishes, and OODLES of arugula) seemed to be excessive. The fruit salad "side" was served without artifice, without charm, and the salad was miniscule. There was never a check in about how the meal was , short of the drink I ordered (which was a great, Martini, in all fairness.)
My summation is that this is an establishment that is resting on it's laurels from the W. Bush Administration...time for a revamp, Waterman Grille!
We were excited to have our Father’s Day meal at Waterman Grille after seeing all of the beautiful pictures of the dishes featured online and all the wonderful reviews. Sadly, our meal tonight was not good. Our server was excellent, but some of the food was awful. My daughter’s pan cooked chicken was unseasoned and bland. The worst however was my swordfish steak. I thought at first it tasted off because I don’t eat seafood frequently and maybe just wasn’t used to the taste. Towards the end of the meal, I had my daughter taste it.. She loves seafood and eats it often. She agreed that it really tasted terrible. I confirmed with the waitress that it was swordfish and we expressed how ‘fishy’ it tasted. Our waitress said it was probably the particular cut of the fish that caused the strong taste. I said nothing else, but my daughter and I both have nausea and upset stomachs tonight after eating . I would rather tell you this privately than to post a public review. We spent over $200.00 for our meal tonight and I’m not sure the fish was safe to eat.
We had an amazing time at Waterman Grille. The food was delicious & the service was top notch. We will definitely plan a return visit.
Great service by the entire staff! My favorite restaurant in Providence.
Amazing food -- really competent service, if slightly less than warm. Small, comfortable room with beautiful view. Inventive and delicious food that was right blend of comfort and something more. Felt that reservation process and host staff could have been more helpful in getting the right table, but in the end all worked out. Highly recommend.
Excellent food, location and service. What a nice evening. We started with the mezze plate - really exceptionally good hummus and eggplant along with olives, cuke salad, et. al. We followed with the cod and cauliflower entrees, both excellent. Dessert was also wonderful, if a little sweet in hindsight.
All in all, an excellent experience in a great location.
Food: rack of lamb for me; shrimp for my wife. Both dishes were excellent as was the service.
Excellent. Food, service, environment...always.
With the numerous choices of restaurants to have dinner in Providence, the Waterman Grille did not disappoint. We began with the mezze platter & loved it. I ordered the scallops for my entree & found them to be the best I've had. The sticky rice & veggies that we're delicious! My husband ordered the lamb & it was so hearty a portion that he took some home. There is a small outdoor dining area on the river, but you need to book it ahead.
We celebrated our one year anniversary here and loved every minute of our dining experience. The food was incredible and our server was top notch. We originally booked a high top table but once arriving we realized it was too out in the open and by the door. We were moved to the outdoor patio by the water which we loved even more! Thank you for an excellent night and even better dinner! Xoxox
My party included 4 people. We were seated outside as requested. Our food was well prepared, delicious & served promptly. The brunch menu had a good amount of choices.
Weather was gorgeous which only added to our enjoyment.
We had a wonderful birthday brunch. Everyone's selection was very good. It was a very nice experience.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, the drink selections were excellent. The appetizers were very good.
Everyone felt the the meat in their entrees was prepared perfectly. The only negative remark was that the starches (rice, potatoes, beans, etc.) accompanying the entrees were disappointing compared to all the other items.
Great ambiance, both indoors and out. Octopus and calamari apps outstanding. Waterman salad ok, but a bit overdressed . Salmon entree top notch.
Outstanding service! Outdoor seating was nice on the water. Cod with the little necks and beans was delicious!
This is a very nice neighborhood yet sophisticated restaurant. Food is very good but pricey.
Very tasty food and great cocktails. Highly recommended
Our first time at Waterman Grille and we both had the burger – always a safe bet. And it was one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Seriously. Not sure what the secret is, maybe the sauce, maybe the cut of beef, but I can't wait to eat this incredible burger again – and to try the rest of their menu. Ambiance was great, as was the service and overall cleanliness. Overall a great night!
Every. Dish. was delicious! This rarely happens for me. Nice, peaceful location on the River and helpful but not hovering staff. We will definitely be back.
One of our favorite dining places
Birthday and 42 wedding anniversary.
Every dish was satisfying and cooked well. Only one choice in each food category: i.e., one chicken dish, one scallop dish, etc., but two vegetarian choices. Calamari was delicious, and they make a wonderful creme brulee. Portions are a nice size and bread was warm! Wine wonderful.
Great meal beautiful location many gluten free options
A wonderful evening at the Waterman Grill due mostly to our great waiter and the beautiful setting on the porch. The weather was perfect and the food was great. After all we’ve been through the last year it was a perfect birthday.
Paul our waiter was excellent
Everything was perfect!
Excellent meal and atmosphere. Paul was a phenomenal server. Can't wait to return!
The waterman grille continues to be a wonderful place with great food and wine choices and excellent service
We have been regular customers to Waterman’s for years. The location is beautiful, and the staff is always pleasant. Yesterday was our first visit back since the beginning of Covid, and we were very excited to return.
Our server was attentive, and checked on us a number o times through out our dinner. The food was excellent, and came to the table in a comfortable succession. The burger was excellent (as it always is), we added a side of Mac and cheese which was also on point. We also ordered the swordfish special, it was a beautiful plate but a bit spicy for our taste. The lemon pound cake and gelato dessert finished the meal on a high note.
It would be nice if Waterman’s extended the brunch selections, or added some lighter fare for the early dinner, late lunch hours on the weekends.
Great restaurant, and well worth the trip.
I’ve eaten many times here and the best parts were always the food and service followed by water views. They figured out the service and ambiance despite the pandemic and terrible holiday weekend weather. The food at brunch was sadly disappointing. My husband and I both had egg dishes which were both fine. They came with hash browns which were little nests and verging on burnt. We had guests from out of town and I didn’t want to cause a scene sending anything back, but I can’t imagine going back soon.
The food, and drinks were delicious. My waitress was awesome. Will be back soon.
1st time back after restrictions have been lifted. Great to be back , menu still limited, service was great. The glass of wine was completely not enough for the money! Looking forward to one of our favorite appetizers the grilled octopus, once served the portion was unbelievably small, 1 piece of octopus and the sides have changed. Our main entrees were fantastic, portions were great!
Overall good experience, need to correct the appetizers portions and wine for the money spent.
One of our favorite places in Providence to dine out. Good to see the place still thriving after such a challenging year. Was good to be back and able to dine in!
We love the Waterman Grille, and had an amazing meal when celebrating my girlfriend's birthday recently over a busy holiday weekend. They were incredibly accommodating to our large group and the service from our waiter, Dan I believe, was outstanding. We sat outside on the deck on a cold and very rainy day, but we were very comfortable with the enclosed windows and heat lamps they had overhead. The drinks, appetizers, and main courses were all outstanding with generous portions AND outstanding quality food/ingredients. They heard we were celebrating a birthday, and without asking or prompting, brought over a complimentary creme-brulee with a candle to enjoy. Waterman Grille has solidified itself as my favorite restaurant in Providence.
Cory was our server and everything was excellent!
The Special for the evening was a boneless rib eye, it was cooked to perfection. The food and drinks were outstanding. Good place to celebrate special occasions, we celebrated a Birthday.
Amazing food and experience!!
Disappointed in the octopus app.
Had it several times before the pandemic and loved it.
Great food and service, good wine collection
Service was excellent Freddie was a great server
Waterman Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 521-9229.
Waterman Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 3223 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.