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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.
Providence, RI 02906
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of parking located right next to the restaurant.
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.
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
Lovely Mother's Day Brunch 5/12/13. Accommodating staff. Glorious venue on upper enclosed porch with water view. Tasty menu - and outstanding variety of dishes. Please note that the mimosas are NOT included in the brunch pricing. Also, the restaurant added an automatic 18% gratuity - we were a party of two. I thought that 18% was generous - as this was a brunch buffet and we had to serve ourselves.
The restuarant has a great mix of upscale menu items and comfort food. For that reason it's a good fit if you have a mixed crowd. The food, for the most part, has been excellent. The only issue I had was during my last visit; I ordered the mushroom spring rolls, and the truffle oil had gone bad. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the cocktail list is impressive; tweaking standards and creating their own.
I went here with a friend and we sat outside. We enjoyed watching the crew teams and the swans. It was a nice backdrop to enjoy our beer and appetizers. We were too full after appetizers to eat salads or entrees, but the food from other tables that passed by looked great. We are in our early thirties and were by far the youngest people eating dinner there at 7:30 on a Friday night, but other than that, the food and service made for a great meal.
The second time we've been and just as good as I remembered. We had a lovely table by the window overlooking the water, cocktails, wine, dinner and dessert were all excellent, as was the service. The only discomfort was the air condiitoning was blowing on our table.
Wonderful small restaurant along the Seekonk river. Too chilly to be outside but I expect that makes the experience even better. Bloody Mary's were outstanding...and we are very particular about BMs...and the food was very good. My wife had the lobster/squash grilled cheese, one daughter had the frittata (very tasty but quite small), her twin had the Italian which she said was great, and I had the Newport Benedict which actually suffered from a lack of flavor in the green chile-tomato-red onion aïoli. Rather hard to imagine but it did.
I would definitely go back if I lived in or return to the area but Atlanta is a little far away.
This is the third time we have visited within the past month. Each time was as good as the last. This was our first brunch at Waterman Grille and we were overwhelmed by the Duck confit omlette to which we added havarti and roasted mushrooms for a never before seen masterpiece.
Our friends enjoyed the salmon cakes with poached egg and holandaise.
It won't be long before we return, maybe next time for lunch.
Food was good. Service a little slow. Entrees very good. The table next to us was very close to our table. Family of four with two boys about seven or eight who were very loud sitting there. Parents repeatedly told them to keep their voices down but it was like sitting in a McDonalds. I know this is one of those things that happen,but i wished the father spent a little more time teaching these kids manners than loudly telling them the complete story of Apollo 13. As far as deserts my wife had the chocolate whatever--she really liked it. I had the banana cake-which had about a tablespoonful of ice cream on it and was mediocre.
half done with dinner before wine was served despite two requests
waitress seemed a little overextended and additionally busy with a trainee
presentation was nicely done
risotto served with the scallop special was bland but the scallops were excellent
i wouldn't recommend to a friend but i would try again myself
wondering if there is a quieter spot in the restaurant more distant from the bar
We really enjoyed our experience at the Waterman Grille. We had the chefs 3 course menu and the food was fantastic. Add the bottle of wine and its still a great deal. We also enjoyed some cocktails. They were very well made and super tasty. Our server, Prana, was excellent. She was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. She informed us of the rewards program. Which is great since we will be having dinner at one of their restaurants on an upcoming trip to Newport. We would go back anytime.
The food was outstanding, large selection of apps to share, all at reasonable prices. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, getting us in to our table even though we arrived ~20 minutes earlier than our reservation. Very nice view of the river. Definitely recommended!
My husband and I visited Waterman Grill for the first time for our anniversary. It was a very nice restaurant. The Filet Mignon was nice and tender and very flavorful! My husband had the Sam Adams Beer Battered fish and chips. He said it had excellent flavor as well. The sweet potato French fries were a nice change from the regular fries typically made with fish and chips. The Cole slaw was excellent and not mushy (like found with other fish and chips places). The dining area was small however made for a very nice experience all together. We will definitely consider returning for other private meals.
Took friend here for a birthday. Food was absolutely amazing, cheese platter was an amazing surprise! SO GOOD!!! Wait staff was attentive and observant. Before he started waiting on the table he overheard me tell the water "guy" I would like a wine list and presented it immediately. Not overbearing just perfectly attentive. The scallops were amazing and the SHRIMP dish I had was the best shrimp dish EVER!!! We did have to ask to be moved because the small table they originally sat us at -we felt in the middle of two isles. They moved us as soon as they could. The function room downstairs is amazing and wish they served down there too! The manager actually comped $15 off our bill as a first time guest! WHO DOES THAT!
This great restaurant is just down the river from our Rowing Club and is well known among our members for it's good food and great martinis! If you come during daylight hours for brunch or a dinner in summer, you'll see Brown Univ and Narragansett Boat Club crew teams and single shells pass by constantly. I had a sea scallops and risotto, a spinach salad and onion soup, and my wife is vegan so she asked for the vegetarian menu which they have. Vegans can find vegan selections in the vegetarian menu.
Atmosphere, Service, and Food are all great and you'd have to work hard to find fault in this long established neighborhood favorite.
I am so glad my son chose your place for his birthday dinner. It was great. One reason we choose Waterman Grill was of your Gluten Free menu and the wonderful choice of vegetables and salads. One person in our party is on a special diet and she had more than enough choices. It is great to go out to eat when everyone can enjoy their meal. We will be back.
I have been to Waterman Grille several times for brunch, it has never disappointed! Their menu changes frequently to reflect the seasons. Food is always beautifully prepared. Their brunch beverages include a blood orange mimosa which is amazing! The service is always polite and attentive.
Walking into the Waterman Grille is like walking into someone's home.It was warm and inviting and the fresh loaf of bread on the open grill was the first thing we saw. Bartender and server were very knowledgeable and friendly. Great menu.
We started with the Mediterrean appetizer (hummus, olives etc) and main course was the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Duck breast. Both delicious and ample serving. Fresh in house made baked bread was a treat. Banana bread with walnut ice cream dessert was nicely presented and tasty, but not a size you can share.
Nice view of Seekonk River with swans and ducks provide a peaceful experience. Will go back in warmer weather to enjoy the outside dining experience and other menu options
I sort of just found this place online and decided we should give it a try. Was a super, pleasant surprise. I'd definitely recommend it. The new menu was fun and exciting. One dish we had was a potatoe pancake with ham and cheese and it was the scene stealer. I had the lobster grilled cheese and it wasn't quite as good. Too thick for my taste, the lobster was all the claw meat and not a lot of lobster plus there was a meager portion of extremely thin ham (prosciutto, I believe) on it that I could barely taste. I just picked a mediocre dish. Several items looked very enticing. We'll definitely add it to our favorites in Providence.
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