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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 (77)
Scenic View (72)
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Good for a Date (59)
Romantic (56)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Casual (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Worth the Drive (46)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Cozy (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Great for Brunch (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Healthy (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Authentic (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (12)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Wonderful restaurant especially if you sit on the covered porch or outside. Inside is dark and quite noisy. The food is delicious but the servings are over the top huge. We each had the same appetizer and it was too much to eat for a main course. We did not order a main course because we knew the appetizers were so large. The service was excellent in terms of speed and attitude.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I took my family to the Waterman Grille for my daughter's birthday and made a note on my online reservation that it was in celebration of her birthday. When we arrived at the restaurant she was greeted with several "Happy Birthday" wishes and presented a birthday card from the staff, which was pretty cool and a first for me. The rest of our dining experience was excellent and it was topped-off with a sampling of "birthday" deserts all complimentary from the restaurant. It all made for an extra special night for our daughter and the rest of us! Thanks to all at the Waterman Grille.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect-but it was very good-view was great-portions were bigger
than I thought-had a good time and will go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful food and fantastic view. Staff was exceptional and attentive!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding in all aspects. My wife's and I's new favorite restaurant. Great ambience, stellar service, fantastic cuisine. Best scallops I've ever eaten. Peter, our waiter, was a joy. My only complaint is that the restaurant is not closer to Boston ;) Will not pass through Providence again without stopping at the Waterman Grille.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The scallops were delicious and cooked to perfection ... plated with a variety of delicious fresh vegetables and the sauces were amazing. Beautiful presentation. My husband had the sirloin steak, which was flavorful, tender and perfectly cooked. Cozy atmosphere and relaxing sitting by the river.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Fantastic melding of flavours and textures, exquisite sauce pairings to each dish, and carefully crafted cocktails to add the perfect accent to one's meal. Beautiful waterfront seating, a cozy brick and dark wood dining area tucked in an unassuming part of the city.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wonderful location, service and food. Reasonable prices

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Cozy, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

There flies in the dining room. Management said that they have no resolution to the issue.

The manager did not come on his own initiative to our table. I had to call him.

This brunch was better than a previous dinner.

I tried to contact Newport Restaurant Group to address this problem privately. I received no reply.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Had let the restaurant know that we were cousins celebrating each other's birthdays. They greeted us with birthday cards from the staff and brought us a free dessert to share. These things on top of good service and suggestions from Tina, our server, and delicious food. We were very happy we chose Waterman Grille for our celebration dinner!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Sat outside on a perfect balmy summer evening, overlooking the scenic Seekonk River as rowers glided by below. Food and service excellent, calamari in particular outstanding.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I was actually nervous because it was my first time at waterman grille but that changed as soon as I went it the restaurant. Great view, food, and service. I'll definitely go back for another awesome experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Waiter was average at best! Everything else was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent experience! Food, service outstanding! What a wonderful restaurant for a celebration!

Tags: Waterfront, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First visit here. Food was excellent along with the service. Peter our waiter was great, had 2 people on the party with allergies and dietary issues and he was extra cautious in placing order, coming back twice to check on specific ingredients.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Really nice location on the waterfront. Good cuisine, friendly Service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

I've eaten here a number of times, and the food and service is always very good. Nice views of the Seekonk river. Decor is very nice, but doesn't feel stuffy.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Didn't get my phone out quick enough but a seal swam right by our table out on the deck!
Lots of wildlife on the Providence river to see.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was excellent. We had great table outdoors. The waiter was ok, but not particularly attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We are visiting from the Pacific Northwest, I was looking for a place with all the charm of new England and a local favorite:) Found it here;) there were at least 3 special occasion dinners eating around us. So very nice thank you
Also I have food allergies and they accommodated them wonderfully.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Deserves nothing but 5 stars. Great food and even better service. The general manager Paul really talk cares of his customers, meticulous working in every aspect of the restaurant. Our server Rachel is awesome and funny, I dropped my water and spilled it, not only did she clean it up but came back with another glass of water with a red cap on it :D

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal! So accommodating . Especially when I spilled my wine. He brought me another half glass. Also listened to my food allergies & conveyed it to the kitchen. By the way, I think his name was Matt.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The welcome was good. The waiter was friendly and informative. The salmon and swordfish were done perfectly and the wine was terrific(silver palm).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Celebrating a birthday (quietly) on the water. The staff was prepared and took care of us without being overbearing. The meal was top notch for all parties. Would definitely go back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent brunch with a waterfront view. Low carbers and others will especially enjoy the delicious eggs, bacon and steak. Very good service rounded out a wonderful day; I will definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The venue is unique in Providence because of the water views. The food is delicious, but I was bothered by "price creep".

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a great view of the river at sunset. The staff was highly attentive; we were asked by two manager types as well as our waiter how everything was at each course. We thought the calamari was stellar and the fixed price menu was a great value. The creme brulee was pretty incredible, too. You really can't go wrong here, especially on a summer night when you can take advantage of the view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Comfortable place to eat
Good service and good food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

My husband and I celebrated my birthday dinner at the Waterman Grille. It was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar along with an appetizer, and then followed up with dinner. The food and the service was great. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday celebration. Sat outside overlooking the river. Waitress was very attentive to the fact I had allergies and had the chef prepare my food properly. I received a candle in my dessert and a birthday card from Waterman's Grill! Great service, great food. Look forwarding to returning next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch experience at the Waterman Grille, food and service can't be beat. It was a nice day so we sat outside which is always a bonus.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was excellent. However, the service was less than mediocre. For a formal and costly restaurant I expected more. The atmosphere was congested. the waitress was overwhelmed.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Went here during Restaurant Week and ordered from the $29 pp menu. There were 3 starts, 3 entrees and 2 desserts to choose from. I had the pasta pesto. It was flavorful with arugula, tomatoes. However, it seems that many restaurants are suffering from the idea that patrons want their pasta undercooked and then calling it "al dente". Waterman's was a bit better than some others, but still had that chewy under cooked mouth feel. My husband was satisfied with his meal and I've forgotten what he had :). We both ordered one of each of the desserts to try both. I had the lemon berry ice cream sandwich. This was a lovely combination of the tart/sweet flavors of the lemon & berry. The lemon cookie sandwich part was a bit difficult to eat since it was frozen and rock hard. My husband got the tres leche cake which he liked but was too full to finish. I thought the tres leche was overly sweet, but I think that's a trademark of the dessert. The location of this restaurant is nice too. It sits on the river and has outdoor seating. If I return to Providence, I may try this place again when it isn't restaurant week.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I was lucky to get a table here at peak hours on Water-fire night. The place was abuzz with guests. Beautiful ambiance. After a very short wait, we were seated. The staff was courteous and attentive. They have a great selection for both food and drinks. The water view adds to the charm of this place. Overall an excellent experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Outstanding food and service!!! We will be back very soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Scenic View, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I am never displeased when I visit Waterman Grille. I live the ambience and the really great service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Waterman Grille, Providence Rhode Island, July twenty, twenty seventeen…

Beautiful waterside setting featuring indoor and outdoor seating. Whether inside or out, you will be impressed with the views. Inside, a blend of red brick and medium woods. Outdoor, patio furniture perfectly matched to its surroundings. The staff is friendly and attentive.

For starters… The Corn Chowdah… Queso fresco, smoked paprika oil… This is probably the finest soup of its kind anywhere! Amazing texture, creamy consistency and just the slightest hint of kick. Wow, this will change your life.

And for the main this evening… Wood-Grilled Filet Mignon…Mashed potatoes, and roasted asparagus served atop red wine jus… The Filet was a perfect cut, somewhere between eight and nine ounces with that rich smoked flavour…

We had brunch here a few days ago that was fabulous so I figured I’d come back for dinner… Truly outstanding…

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Amazing food with an outstanding view of the river. The ambience in the restaurant is inviting and warm, the service was exceptional and the food quality and presentation was first rate. Would consider coming back to Providence to eat here again.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. This restaurant is a must visit when you're next in providence.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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