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About Waterman Grille

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.

392 Waterman St.
Providence, RI 02906
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday Dinner: 3pm – 10pm
Sunday Dinner: 3pm – 9pm
Monday – Thursday Dinner: 4pm – 9pm
Friday Dinner: 4pm – 10pm
*Bar open nightly at 4pm & all day Saturday/Sunday.

Cross Street:
Pittman

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 521-9229

Website:
http://www.watermangrille.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking located right next to the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For more information regarding private events such as corporate meetings, social gatherings, formal celebrations and wedding receptions, please call our Private Party Contact Kim Crawley at 888-759-5557.

Private Dining

Set on the banks of Seekonk River on Providence's East Side, Waterman Grille offers a waterfront location just short distance to major hotels and all the Capitol City has to offer. An array of private dining rooms are available to accommodate your next event.

Waterman Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (91)
Special Occasion (76)
Scenic View (68)
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Good for a Date (60)
Romantic (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Casual (47)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Cozy (37)
Great for Brunch (30)
Good for Groups (27)
Business Meals (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Healthy (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fun (18)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Great Beer (9)
People Watching (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great host!

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·Dined 3 days ago

As usual ... great food and awesome service, thank you to Waterman Grille for a relaxing and scrumptious evening !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

A little stuffy. Sort of jam packed just raise the prices and give me some space. All crammed in one room. Ritzy crowd good food but it's reasonable all the ritzy rich folk can do better. One guy announced congratulations to your first billion. Settle down guy before you get your friend rolled in the parking lot.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

loved the food, the variety on the menu, the view of the river, ease of parking. wish it was Bigger!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Waterman grille is pretty alright. This place really floats my boat.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is fabulous, ambiance fun and lively, just a great night!

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I had a great date night at the Waterman Grille. We had chosen it based on review we seen online and took a chance. We had a fantastic three course meal for a very reasonable price. The view was stunning as well as the atmosphere inside the restaurant. The service was by far our favorite part of the night. From the signature drinks in a tiki cup, to the appetizers and entrees the timing was impeccable, and the service staff even switched out your silverware throughout the meal. Wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Seated promptly for our brunch reservation, our waitress Morgan was excellent! Menu had something for everyone in our party if 8 and the food was outstanding! Glad my daughter is only a freshman at PC we will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful. The food was imaginative, variations of foods that were familiar and introductions to new dishes. The Waterview was lovely even at night. The restaurant was smaller then I had thought it would be and very crowded, but I will take that as a sign at its success. Overall, and very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food and service were good. It’s a bit echo-y.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful setting. Always impressed by the delicious food. Rustic type cooking with a refined taste.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We sat with water views, cozy inside, watching geese, ducks, and the occasional scull move along the wide river. Our service was very attentive without being obtrusive. Our food was outstanding, chosen from a wide (and nicely priced) selection of small bites to full meals, vegetarian to meat and fish. We had perfect coffee, served in individual French-press pots.
Reasonably priced, especially when you consider the service and the views that come with the experience.
Very nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Cozy atmosphere and attentive staff complemented the well prepared meal. They were even so kind as to offer free dessert for the fact that one ingredient on an dish that was ordered had run out.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service with views of Seekonk River.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was excellent, crab cakes were great, table too small crowd right next to you, main meal came and was lukewarm fo $33. Maybe return in summer when every room is open for brunch! KM.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good meal with a lively atmosphere. Not a quiet dinner. Pork chop dish had little presentation but meat was good. Service was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Third time we have come to your restaurant. Always great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Outstanding value with Prix Fixe meal and everything was fabulous from the moment we walked into the WG to the moment we left. Our waiter, Dan, was exemplary and the staff even provided a Happy Birthday card to my dinner companion along with Happy Birthday written on the plate. Every course was delicious from mussels to steak to orange almond cake with orange sorbet. Bravo! Brilliant meal and ambiance with the highest quality of service.
Thank you! Cheryl M

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great atmosphere. We sat at the bar and it was nice and cozy. The bar tender was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and well prepared. We will definitely come back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, wonderful well-executed menu chouces, great service, good value and a great spot. Would go back for sure the next time we're in the Providence area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Waterman Grille is a great restaurant to any occasion. My family and I went to celebrate an anniversary and fall in love with the restaurant. The service was excellent, our waiter Dan was very friendly and helpful and very attentive. The menu had a lot of variety, but the Monday special was a great value, great food (good quantity/quality), and the red wine (Nicolas) to accompany our dinner was very good. Great atmosphere inside the restaurant and the location is an easy drive and lots of parking space. Do not have anything negative to add about the Waterman Grille. Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Casual, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Great space and location. Love that parking is so easy!! No hassles.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best brunch in Providence! Great service, great location and something for everyone on the menu!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Richard our server was extremely attentive which made for a very enjoyable brunch. Very happy with his suggestions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our food and service was excellent !!! Big thanks to Jared and Paul plus our waiter Mat .They made our sons birthday very special.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went out to dinner with another couple and my husband. I had made the reservations and was praying for it to be “a hit” and it was! Loved the drinks, truffle fries, salads, main entrees the service and the view. Desserts were just ok, different from what we were used to. Overall exceptional meal! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Everythi.g was fantastic. Excellent service, good drinks and food. Not rushed as place filled up. They provided a creme bridle and birthday card for my dinner companion. Tastefully done. Will return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The waterman grill is a great spot for a special occasion or a date night. They also have a great brunch on the weekends.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful Brunch Menu! Excellent service! Have been there for dinner as well and never disappointed!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely meal at the Waterman Grille. It was our first time there, but we will certainly be back. Everything was cooked to perfection with great combinations of flavor. Excellent service and overall delightful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice. Great service. Will definitely be returning

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went to Waterman Grill with our daughter, during Family Weekend at Brown. We had dinner there on Friday night, and enjoyed it so much that we went back for Sunday brunch. One of the great things about this place is that there are different rooms, which can fit different dining occasions and moods. On Friday night we dined upstairs, where it was more intimate and quiet, and we were able to talk with no problem hearing each other. On Sunday for brunch, we ate on the main level, at a high top table. The vibe was different, and we really enjoyed ourselves. All the food we ate at both meals was delicious. Plus, both our servers were attentive and personable. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was just average, so I need to give a 3stars overall. The value was less than average due to this. I had the swordfish which ended up overcooked and dry.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. The service and food were excellent and we love the ambiance. We had a reservation for 8:30 PM and were seated promptly on our arrival. There was a bit of a break down in communication as it took a bit for our server to get our drinks order. But they made up for the lapse by providing a complimentary appetizer and dessert. We took two friends with us and we all had a wonderful time. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful food, well presented, tasty and delicate. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I LOVE this place!!! Admittedly, have not been here in a long while, so was happy to reaffirm how wonderful it is!!! Came to celebrate my niece's birthday. Paul - our waitperson - was SO AMAZING! as well as the rest of the staff. I booked through Open Table, and as soon as we were seated, they acknowledged we were celebrating a birthday. My niece was overwhelmed with feeling special, without feeling "on display" ~ THANK YOU!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

What an exceptional find! We made a reservation at The Waterman Grille for our anniversary dinner while on a visit to Providence. We were greeted with an anniversary card, signed by all the staff, and treated to complimentary champagne for two. The ambiance is wonderful - inviting and cozy, with lovely views of the river. Our server, Ashleigh, was exceptional, and made the evening extra-special. We ordered crab cakes and pan-seared duck breast, and both were superb. Enjoyed their roasted Brussels sprouts, and topped the evening with chocolate mousse and creme brûlée - voila! We'll be back - 5 stars!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time eating there and have to say everything was great. Our server was very attendant sad to say I forgot her name, I like to give credit where credit is due(we dined on Sunday October 8th around 10:30am). I found the menu pricey but have to say the portions were more than adequate. Will definetly visit again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding in every way! We were celebrating our anniversary. Staff presented us with a card and complementary glasses of prosecco. Our server, Morgan, gave us great menu recommendations and was a delight. Will absolutely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Overall great service, excellent atmosphere and a great time for my wife’s birthday but she ordered the lobster Mac and cheese and it was very salty. My braised short rib with polenta was fantastic as were the mussels appetizer.

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