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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

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (70)
Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (55)
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Scenic View (51)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Romantic (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Cozy (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Casual (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Authentic (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
People Watching (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our date. The host and our server were very pleasant and on point. The food came out in the appropriate amount of time, pacing the courses nicely. The food was excellent. My husband had the sirloin and I, the salmon. My only suggestion for the kitchen was that both our meals were a little too salty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Been to the Waterman Grille a few times and it really does not disappoint-always very good food and its not crazy expensive. Good place to also go before Theatre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely setting. Good food. Nice spot for a business meal.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Scott was a great server

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great menu and amazing staff. They don’t offer daily specials which I found surprising

Tags: Fun, Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Desserts were not the greatest. Simply pie or a tasty homemade cake would have been better than ice creme carrot cake w very hard toffees surrounding.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

WENT FOR REST. WEEK. LIMITED SELECTION ON APPETIZERS, ENTREE, AND DESERT. WAS NOT WORTH THE " 34.95 " WE SHOULD HAVE ORDERED FROM THE REGULAR MENU! WON'T BE BACK FOR A WHILE.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding waiter and service. Nice atmosphere. Food is pricey. Calamari and almond/orange cake were terrible. All other meals were okay.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Casual, but sophisticated. Excellent food, creative menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent restaurant will definitely go back. 1st restaurant that gave us an Anniversary card.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was perfect! Great food...service...thank you for a great evening!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always, a wonderful dining experience! The service was impeccable!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Steak was undercooked and burnt on top so the entire steak tasted just like smoke.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Creative food, esp the vegetarian entre and cocktails. Everything was tasty. Great and timely service. Nice view, and ambience was warm and cozy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for brunch ! Whole thing was awesome !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waterman's Grille is one of several in a portfolio of restaurants in New England that serves fine food a good value. My wife and I often come for Sunday brunch but the restaurant is a fun venue any day of the week. In the summer, open windows are a real treat and outdoor seating provides for a nice setting for festive events. The food is excellent and the drinks are creative. One of our favorite venues in Providence!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waterman Grille is a gem. The staff is warm, knowledgeable and professional. The food is creative without freaking out people who don't like "weird" food. They're terrific about rolling with food restrictions and allergies. And the location is lovely and off the beaten path, with plenty of parking, but not actually far at all from downtown.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice setting by the water, very cozy atmosphere. Had their arugula salad,nice dressing. For mains we had scallops and were out of short ribs and their Osso bucco, was good. Service was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Waterman Grille is exceptional. Despite the fact that one of our meals was not great (undercooked), when we told the waitperson (Steve), he was extremely professional and offered to "make good on it". Shortly thereafter the hostess, who was also extremely nice, stopped by to apologize and said we would not be charged. Aside from the one meal problem, everything else was excellent - great appetizers, terrific cocktails and wine, and A+ service. Given their courtesy and concern, I would not hesitate to return to the Waterman Grille.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was not up to par as I would have expected..the appetizer was lukewarm and one of the main dishes had to be returned as it was not cooked to order....

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great atmosphere, great gluten free fries and warm rolls, great service. Will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We visit Providence a few times a year from Cape Cod. If we are there for an overnight or are there later in the day we make a point of having dinner at the Waterman Grille. We particularly enjoy sitting on the porch so we can watch the river. This time I had the strip steak and my husband had the pea soup and Gnocchi dish, and everything was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The "meal" was EXELLENT, but I should have sent back the calamari-It was "sorta" DRY and I ordered a side dish of asparagus and it was very "tiny", but tasty- overall the main meal was delicious-I would go again,,,,,
One other problem-I was there with an elderly person who needed to use the bathroom, which is located down a very steep stairwell-She definitely could NOT go down and up all those stairs-I was very surprised the restaurant wasn't handicapped accessible..????....-I would NOT take a handicapped person there again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great meal, service, table overlooking the water. Definitely would return. Best cosmos!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a fantastic experience at Waterman Grille! The food was great, ambiance perfect and our waitress was very good. We will definitely come back for another special date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall, my wife and I had a very pleasant, satiating experience--aside from the noise. We sat across from each other at a small two-top table, but had to shout at each other just to be heard. The food was great, the drinks were OK, and the staff were all extremely friendly and accommodating.

Pros: Food was delicious, service was great, pleasant view of the river, lots of free parking

Cons: VERY LOUD, a smidge on the pricey side

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time visiting the Waterman Grill for a Date Night and everything was Amazing! Spare Rib appetizer was literally fall of the bone! The Filet Mignon was cooked to perfect and the Duck breast was the best duck I have ever tasted! Highly recommend but reservations I would say are a must!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was delicious and the waitstaff was great! The staff also left a birthday card on the table thanking us for choosing them to have our celebration dinner and also Happy Birthday.
The ambiance was elegant ,just an all around great place to dine.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

TY to Paul - our fabulous waiter - the very best - we always ask for - Paul! He made this birthday for my daughter simply spectacular and memorable...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

a bit noisy but generally very good. we have come many times now and will continue. the prix fixe menu is awesome

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We ate off the prix fixe menu and it was a great value and delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent. It's our go to place for family and friends when we get together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great local spot right on river, food is excellent, staff very friendly. Great place for a function, downstairs private from first floor with two bars

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for brunch. Delicious food, great service, warm, comfortable, ambience. We all cleaned our plates. Love the French press coffee, a special treat. Overall, a wonderful experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a great time. Service was superb. Food was great. Loved it. Can't wait to come back in the summer

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a snowy stormy night be we decided to venture out anyways. Our second time at Waterman Grill and it didn't disappoint. Our waitress was great, she provide detailed descriptions and answered all of our questions along with offering wine pairings for our meals that were wonderful and not too expensive. She was very attentive and made herself available throughout our dining experience.

Nice Job!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food equals the service. You want for nothing. Ambience is excellent as well. The Newport Restaurant Group as a whole does a great job, day in and day out. The Waterman Grille is one of their very best.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding food, professional and courteous waitstaff

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and loved the atmosphere with the fireplace. Will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and our waiter was very good. We were there at dusk and into the evening, so unfortunately the lighting was very dim and we had to turn on the 'flash light' on my iPhone to be able to read the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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