Waterman Grille

4.7
2994 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
What 2994 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christina
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. Felt safe with their covid protocols

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twique167
New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent establishment. They take the precautions very seriously. Food is among the best in Providence. Great presentation and outstanding flavor profiles. Chef does the Culinary Institute proud.

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HannahF
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place especially during COVID where you can eat on their heated porch.

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Caren1
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience every time! Brunch is outstanding!

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YiselK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Waterman Grille for our 3 year anniversary and it was amazing! The drinks were just delicious and this is the first time we ordered specials at any restaurant and we did not regret it...they were so good! I think we will start ordering the special at different restaurants from now on, hope they are just as good as Waterman Grille! We will definitely be back next time we are in Providence.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Waitress was AWESOME. Food was Great!

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vipGailC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine out. It’s always a treat, the service is wonderful. We like to eat out side on the heated deck. There are very warm overhead heaters and the deck is over the Seekonk River. Just go and try it out.

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Sham
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Karen Elizabeth Scallops dish and I loved it. Everything was well cooked and delicious. My partner’s order was wrong but the staff apologized and returned with the correct order within minutes. They even offered to keep my food warm in the meantime. The lighting inside was slightly dim. The restaurant is beautiful and staff is very generous. I recommend this to anyone looking for a semi casual/semi fancy vibe.

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KimberlyG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem in providence. Easy access to parking and every time we’ve visited the food and drinks have been outstanding.

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PhilR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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GigiL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great food, strong drinks, great customer service.

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vipLindsayB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Split the cheese plate and the steak special, everything was delicious and the ambiance was great with the fireplace going..drinks were really delicious..the seasonal mule and espresso martini

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cristi is a top notch server!

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience ❤️
5 ⭐️ !!
Service was great

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TimM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. The portions are gargantuan. I should have recalled that before I ordered. The host and servers were personable. And we received a large flan on the house in honor of our anniversary. Thanks! My one complaint is that service was a little slow.

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CarolV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Great staff. Excellent food and the sangria was outstanding. We will be back

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LeaClaire
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The food was amazing but the general manager and server were absolute tools. They were extremely rude said they opened our reservation up at 5:30 pm when we had a 6pm reservation and we confirmed the day before. They were super rude to my friends and I and ruined my birthday dinner. They told us we would have to take dessert to go when I still had food on my plate, and it was a birthday reservation. We called and they weren’t even apologetic for their behavior. I am super disappointed because the food was outstanding but I don’t deserve to be treated the way I was when my party and I are spending a minimum $400 at a reservation. Highly disappointed, and wouldn’t recommend dining there for a birthday.

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AshleyM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous although pricey. My husband added chicken to his squash dish and that came to $34. However, the flavor combinations and creativity here are amazing.

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vipColleenM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fabulous. Service was outstanding (Paul, our server was super personable and professional). It’s one of our favorite restaurants!

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NormG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Put Waterman Grille at the top of your list to take friends out to dinner. Everything is top notch. Excellent wine and food selections. Spoil yourself and enjoy the view and the restaurant itself.

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NatalieN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal service was great food was excellent

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matthewF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty food nice view. We were able to chat and enjoy each others company. The staff is friendly and the service is pretty good.

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KarlaG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great service. Amazing location. We dine here often and even had our wedding reception here!

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AllyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food, fun seasonal cocktails!

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Sean
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food good - service very good - wine not good and high priced

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GisselleD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We were a group of 8, and not one drink or meal was forgotten. Great location to host a special milestone dinner.

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Camp
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my sons 30th birthday. We had outdoor dining reservations for a Sunday at 2:00. As we were placing our order the waitress told us it was still brunch. I was planning on buying my son a steak for his birthday, not an omelette! The food was good but it was disappointing. I wish we knew this when the reservation was made.

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vipMarkH
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three people as guests who were treated like dear friends. Exceptional in every categorical way. We are regulars, who will remain so. Grazie.

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AM1025
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterman Grille is always one of our favorites. Never a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding as usual. Always our go to place for consistently. Highly recommend.

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JeanS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled 80 minutes to celebrate a birthday . Food was spot on delicious.
I did not enjoy the waterman salad but devoured my husband's blue cheese walnut salad.
My taste buds pick up different flavors since having medical treatment. Husband loved my salad.
First time dining here so did not understand seating. High hats are in the first room near the bar, dining seating is table seating over looking the patio. Patio is outdoor giving you the best view of the river. Expected temps to hit the low 40's last night so opted for restaurant table seating.
Covid restrictions are strict and enforced.
Calamari was a hot dinner item seeing many tables chosing this. Husband's rib eye steak was excellent .

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VictoriaC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service the food the ambiance. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Well, no Covid rules someday soon would’ve nice! I will be back!

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LizP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience at Waterman Grille. Environment felt perfectly safe. We ate inside..tables were perfectly separated.. Ambience was nice. Food was great. Service was impeccable. I would highly recommend a visit..it was a wonderful night during these crazy covid times.

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vipRIdiner
New England
109 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on an wonderful Fall evening. The restaurant has seating on the riverfront and has heaters to make sure you are comfortable. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the Salmon dish and my wife had the pork chop entree from the menu. Both were perfectly prepared and well presented. Will definitely go back and highly recommend the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant, wonderful staff and delicious food; overall great experience. Thank you Waterman Grille for a great night with family !!

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VivianS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited menu compared to pre-COVID, but food still amazing and love the location.

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vipjg5555
New England
46 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One or my favorite R.I. restaurants for many years. They’ve done COVID 19 adjustments really well. I have no hesitation eating there. The deck has heaters and venting.

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vipRoxanne
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebekah (sp?) Was amazing. Our food was outstanding. We got the cheese board (which we love here) then my husband got the steak special and I got the red rice and squash dish ( i can't remember but I BELIEVE it was vegan!!!) everything was to die for! Manager came over to check on us and was very nice. We will always love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails ok, salad ok. Swordfish, burger and service were excellent. Not a great number of options and a little pricey but gluten free rolls and attentiveness to the Celiac disease were excellent

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PaulineL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4/4 dinners were excellent! The porch/outside seating and social distancing was done really well. We will go back again.

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 2994 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.