Waterman Grille

4.7
3275 Reviews
$30 and under
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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3275 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChefCara
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little spot, beautiful space. Menu was vast, and included vegan options for myself while having multiple fish options for my pescatarian husband. Service was wonderful, our server Nate was kind and attentive. We will definitely be going back!

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Joe2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious. We sat outside and the view was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. Everyone made our experience wonderful! It was my mother's birthday and they brought over a Creme Brule with a candle in it. She was very happy! I cannot wait to come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, friendly service, quiet good food

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PAS166
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice view, food was good (not remarkable), and the staff was friendly.

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vipMichaelW
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great price point. Eggs Benedict highly recommended!

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Sandraf
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere 👍👍

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GrandEi
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate outside. It was great. the only thing to consider is that the sun may be in your eyes.

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Karissalamo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! The only thing I wish we could have changed was where they sat us outside on deck. It was a small table up against the wall next to door in between another table so everyone was in and out of door and there was a huge party sitting inches away having a great time! Which was great, we just couldn’t hear each other speak until they left! The atmosphere was beautiful and we would definitely try again if the seating arrangements were different!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time and dinner! Beautiful night! Food and service was the best! Highly Recommend!

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AmyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with water views. Food and service were both amazing. Lamb chops were tender and delicious. Vegetables had a flavorful sauce. We will definitely be returning.

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vipcherylk
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul our waiter was excellent. He has a wonderful personality.
The food was outstanding as well as the atmosphere. We frequent
This restaurant often!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing brought to the table was beautiful, and every bite enjoyed. Our party of four all shared from our ample plates, we eagerly sampled sirloin, ribeye steak,scallops, risotto, all done to perfection. Wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant. No matter which dish I have tried it is cooked to perfection and tastes amazing. The service is always warm and friendly.

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vipdeb7756
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as usual. The staff it’s always accommodating which is much appreciated.

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SteveH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch here. Beautiful, clean place with knowledgeable staff and a kitchen that knows what it’s doing. Highly recommend.

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KrystalS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Waitress was fantastic and food was good. Location was gorgeous!

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cherylv
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterman Grille never disappoints! Our server was outstanding and the meal was superb.

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AlexandreO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice people. Very understanding of your needs. Great duck.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was decent, ordered a steak medium but was well done an every dry. Ordered a salmon to go to avoid the further wait and it was never prepared by the time the check game over an hour later. That was okay though, our waitress was Becka. She was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friend service. Food was delicious.

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GeorgeR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we've had in every respect. We had an absolutely memorable evening at Waterman Grille. We requested an outside table and were treated to a beautiful view along the water. The hostesses were very accommodating and seated us promptly and in a good location outside. Our server, Jason, was friendly and knowledgeable, and offered suggestions for drinks and courses that were spot on for us. Appetizers of mussels were excellent and accompanied by bread and toast for dipping. Our entrees of salmon and pork tenderloin were prepared perfectly and accompanied by excellent sides--also prepared perfectly. Dessert of creme brulee was not warm but had vanilla and was fantastic. The weather could not have been more perfect to enjoy our meal outdoors.
We will be back

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LindaF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last night for Restaurant Week. Excellent food, service and ambience.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was super cold, and even though we asked for a table with a bit more space, we were sat at a very small table between the bar and main floor. Being pregnant, it was extremely uncomfortable.

Food was okay, just the menu was a bit misleading.

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LeilaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Servers very thoughtful and attentive, and the location is impossible to beat. A lovely night!

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andrewW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible!! Excellent Service and all around great experience

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Emanuel
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent service nice atmosphere and nice view of the river

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday. Everything from food to service was exceptional! Highly recommend!

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Shiggs03
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love the Waterman Grille. We decided to take our adult children. They loved it as well. The special cut was a ribeye that was cooked to perfection. My sirloin was excellent as usual. The charcuterie board was a really nice starter. Had to have my favorite cocktail, doli. Of course finishing with the Waterman Candy Bar always makes for a perfect finish. Love the Grille, can't wait to go back.

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vipvyaka
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu for Providence Restaurant week. Equally great year round. One of our favorite restaurants in a quality rich restaurant city.

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MikeD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Jess was fantastic. Personable, attentive and timely--what else can one want?
Food was very good, especially the mussels appetizer. Nice touch with comping us for prosecco in honor of the anniversary we celebrated.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great view, well worth the price

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Tull
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than average quality. Prepared improperly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around!

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CarlF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining at Waterman Grille and we were very impressed. The food was excellent. The service attentive and friendly. Atmosphere is great. Pleased and will go again soon

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DebbieL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! we celebrated my son's Birthday and everything was Perfect there were six of us the service was excellent the food was amazing and the view is Tranquil very enjoyable it is my third time there and it just keeps getting better everytime.
Thank you to everyone there....

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Service was commendable. Food was delicious, drinks were outstanding. Reasonable prices. Fabulous experience. Restaurant week menu had amazing choices. Tastefully done. Love the lights too and can't go without saying that we enjoyed overlooking the river. What a great place to celebrate my retirement!

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KatherineJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing time at the Waterman Grille. The food and service was perfect! My husbands salmon was great, and my steak was perfect down to how I like my broccoli with a bit of char on them.

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Mel16
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice, attentive but not intrusive. Food was fabulous!

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to restaurant for me in providence. The food never disappoints

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sstar
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a lovely restaurant. The food is wonderful. Lots of variety. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Just a perfect place.

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 3275 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.