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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Worth the Drive (29)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2013

I found waterman grille when looking for a place w outstanding atmosphere and great food for my sons wedding rehearsal dinner. Visiting three times prior to booking ,We were very impressed and wonderfully satisfied. We continue to return and have thoroughly enjoyed sitting at bar, dining room bar table and upstairs for family dinner. The rehearsal dinner was amazing. Service and food difficult to beat... I love waterman Grille!! The rewards program is a bonus and gift cards always bring a smile.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2013

We were looking for good food near home on the water. Very happy with our choice. All of the food was delicious and the service was really awesome! We ate outside on their patio (it is first come first serve outside seating so book reservation early if dining on patio is what you are interested in) with a nice view of the full moon and water where we watched Brown University crew and other boats quietly pass by. The food was all fresh and interesting apps and entrees. We would love to dine there again soon. We weren't aware when we booked our reservation and found out at the end of the meal that the owners also own a bunch of Newport restaurants that are all great like the Mooring, Castle Hill, etc You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2013

Drive may be a bit, but you will be so pleased. Service excellent and the waterman steak was as good as it gets. Try the combo specials (3) items grouped. Will make a point to go back. Wonderful river views and great outdoor patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We always come to Waterman when we want a great meal outside. The view is very nice, adds a lot to the experience. We had the oyster in corn meal app and it was very good. The batter was light and very tasty. We also had the smoked gouda and shrimp chowder, was very tasty. For entree we had the special, a black bass over swiss chard and a potato and chourico stir fry with a sweet broth. The fish was cooked perfectly, and the broth was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We had a great meal, the service was fantastic and the view was spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2013

I can always count on the Waterman Grille to have wonderful service and food. It is a top choice of mine to meet friends and family for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2013

Waterman Grille is a gem. It may be a little "off the beaten track" (in a city that has so many great restaurants that are right downtown and "on the beaten track") but it's definitely worth the drive. It's only takes about 8-10 minutes from downtown and, hey, that's pretty much the same as driving 5 blocks crosstown in New York, so it's no big deal. Once you get there, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful restaurant, charming location and views, excellent food, and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our night out at the Waterman. Staff was awesome and the food was great and good value. We reserved our seat and were so happy with our table view. Too bad we weren't there Sunday-Thursday to get the 3 course meal and bottle of wine...that looked like a great deal at $60.00.
It was an awesome night, we would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2013

Made a family brunch a special ocasssion! Delicious food and great waitstaff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2013

This was the perfect spot for a special summer morning brunch! We were lucky enough to have the perfect summer day to take advantage of the deck overlooking the Seekonk River. We enjoyed our food, the lobster croissant was filled with chunks of lobster and the Breakfast Burrito was tasty. We did feel our server could have been more attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Dining outside on the covered terrace deck was wonderful even with a little rain falling. Our meal was excellent and the service was good as well. It was only our second visit to Waterman's, but it even exceeded our previous experience. Would recommend dining here either at a window seat or outside to anyone. Nothing we have ordered from the menu has disappointed us and that is all we can ask of a restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2013

Elegantly casual, the perfect Friday night wind-down spot, with crisp, friendly service starting at the front working through the entire evening. Do specify you want outdoors if the weather is good and you'll see a side of Providence few do, urban/industrial funk reclaimed by nature. Bar downstairs looks to be the perfect spot to weather a winter storm.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2013

What a great find! My husband and I dined at the Waterman Grille for my birthday. We left with our bellies full of delicious food. I can tell you I will look forward to going back soon. We had Cornmeal Crusted Oysters, Duck Duo and Waterman Steak. Creme Brulee and Chocolate Bread pudding for dessert. All plate licking good. The service was exceptional and loved sitting outside on the deck. I would recommend to definitely give place a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2013

The service was wonderful, and the food was perfect. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Providence. Service tonight was exceptionally good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2013

Everything was delicious and as ordered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2013

My picky eater family was satisfied and very pleased. Nice variety of food for all and the setting is delightful. Staff was helpful and attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2013

My husband, parents and I had brunch here this past weekend. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great! It was our first time and we came on the recommendation of the Phantom Gourmet. I will definitely be coming back to Waterman Grille!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2013

the food here is always good, a little different with twists on common food that makes it delicious and interesting, and always a pleasant staff and good views, and a lovely dining experience. We have to travel a distance to get here, but it is worth while and there is free parking which makes it easy. Wish it were in our neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 25, 2013

Arrived right at reservation time. We are from kook out of town and picked this place based on ratings but more importantly because it was on the water. While being seated we asked if we could have the table on the window overlooking the water. We we just told no and the only reason given was they had to be fair to the wait staff and it was this waitresses turn. Really? I don't care about that.

The food and service were ultimately very good and we enjoyed the dining but the initial impression was hrrible. Get a new hostess or policy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2013

We dined at a table for 4 and sat by the window watching kayakers go by! We would have loved to dine outdoors, but it was raining. We have eaten outdoors at this restaurant in the past and enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2013

Waterman Grille is the place that you can always count on for delicious food and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2013

great spot directly on the river. nice place to dine out along good food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2013

Great dinner overall. Food was delicious from start to finish. Waitstaff was attentive and did not rush us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 21, 2013

Our favorite spot on the river for Saturday Brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2013

We are in Providence on a regular basis and were looking for a new experience. Had 9:00 reservations for myself, my wife and two daughters and the table was ready right on time. We did eat inside, but the outside dining also look very nice. The service was very good and the food was wonderful. We shared appetizers and enjoyed them all. My daughter and I both had the Duck Duo and it was one of the best dinners we have had in a long time. The other dinners which included the short ribs and salmon were all enjoyed. We will definitley keep the Waterman on our list when we return to Providence.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2013

The service, the food and the view on the deck was all that I could ask for. Certainly will re-visit Waterman Grille in the future.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Amazing filet mignon, fantastic wine and martinis, and great desserts! Wonderful gluten-free menu, too! Saturday night at 6 PM can get really loud, so you may want to dine on the deck if the weather permits. I was pleasantly surprised to see some people in shorts and sandals, some sundresses, and even a little one at the restaurant. The restaurant appeals to different crowds, and the meals range from average price to pretty fancy. There's something for everyone!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Our party of 4 had a fantastic meal here onSaturday night. The bar service was a little slow, but the pomegranate monitor was fabulous. For an app we had an excellent charcuterie plate for the table and the salads were fantastic. Many of the dishes featured locally grown and/or raised ingredients, making it a great experience.desserts were also a little on the slow side coming out, but they were delicious. Almost too hot would be my only complaint. If you are looking for a nice evening by the water,I would highly recommend this restaurant. A great place to sit and linger-service is a little slow, so make us
Re you have the time. You won't regret being here!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2013

One of our favorite restaurants in Providence and we always take advantage of Restaurant Week by coming here-duck confit macaroni and cheese was out of this world!! The food is always fantastic, lovely view of the Seekonk River and friendly and attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2013

we visited during Restaurant Week and the restaurant filled up quickly- a little too quickly I think for the staff to handle. Our food was delicious (calamari, steak, swordfish, swiss chard, lobster macaroni and cheese (?!) Our server was friendly and efficient, but the bar was backed up and one of our glasses of wine didn't arrive until one of the guests had almost finished his meal. That said, a manager or owner (not a waiter) was running food out from the kitchen and checking in with tables to make sure everything was ok. Also, our waitress invited one of our party to sample a wine selection before ordering to make sure it was to his liking. Side note- The wood-backed menus were a bit awkward. you could also skip the creme brûlée

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2013

Been there a few times now and the food is always outstanding, service is great and the spot is very surprising! Great views and perfect outdoor seating as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2013

Kevin, our server, was excellent. Attentive and friendly. He kept an eye on us throughout our meal and when we were ready for another drink he was right there. Really great server.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2013

We chose Waterman Grille as our restaurant of choice for Restaurant Week because the menu looked impressive. The appetizers were unique and the entree selection included seafood and meat. So there was something for everyone in our party. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was great. And the final dessert course made our night complete. We would highly recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Went here for a birthday dinner celebration. Our server was fair. Couldn't explain an entrée to me and didn't keep an eye on our drinks. Our second round of cocktails didn't arrive until halfway through our dinners. My meal went back twice for being undercooked; I others at the table were finished before my entree arrived back. Our guests' steak also went back for being undercooked as did the table of diners behind us. Desserts were good. This was my second and final visit. Would not recommend.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2013

We had dinner upstairs - much quieter than near the bar. Chose from the restaurant week menu. Lobster salad app, hanger steak and key lime creme brulee - all perfect! Service was spot on. Great restaurant. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2013

My girlfriend and i went as part of restaraunt week. I consider myself a foody and work in the business. Let me tell you, what ever chef thought of taking a half deccent piece of swordfish and serving it with blackened innedible skin still on it and swimming in a pool of what tasted like "Spagetti-O" sauce should rethink their life choices. If this dish is any representation of the qualty of food and flqvors you get for the high prices you pay her, i would never reccomend this to a friend, or even an enemy.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2013

A great meal where were could relax, enjoy the scenery and the ambiance and not feel rushed. The key lime creme brule was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Wonderful food... loved the ambience... and the people are so nice...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2013

Wonderful service and amazing food. Great beer selection and just overall a nice restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2013

Always delicious food and good wine made better by the surprise...we did not know that it was Restaurant Week.

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