Waterman Grille

4.8
3263 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3263 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KrystalS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Waitress was fantastic and food was good. Location was gorgeous!

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AlexandreO
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice people. Very understanding of your needs. Great duck.

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Jane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was decent, ordered a steak medium but was well done an every dry. Ordered a salmon to go to avoid the further wait and it was never prepared by the time the check game over an hour later. That was okay though, our waitress was Becka. She was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friend service. Food was delicious.

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GeorgeR
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we've had in every respect. We had an absolutely memorable evening at Waterman Grille. We requested an outside table and were treated to a beautiful view along the water. The hostesses were very accommodating and seated us promptly and in a good location outside. Our server, Jason, was friendly and knowledgeable, and offered suggestions for drinks and courses that were spot on for us. Appetizers of mussels were excellent and accompanied by bread and toast for dipping. Our entrees of salmon and pork tenderloin were prepared perfectly and accompanied by excellent sides--also prepared perfectly. Dessert of creme brulee was not warm but had vanilla and was fantastic. The weather could not have been more perfect to enjoy our meal outdoors.
We will be back

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LindaF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last night for Restaurant Week. Excellent food, service and ambience.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was super cold, and even though we asked for a table with a bit more space, we were sat at a very small table between the bar and main floor. Being pregnant, it was extremely uncomfortable.

Food was okay, just the menu was a bit misleading.

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LeilaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Servers very thoughtful and attentive, and the location is impossible to beat. A lovely night!

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andrewW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible!! Excellent Service and all around great experience

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Emanuel
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent service nice atmosphere and nice view of the river

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday. Everything from food to service was exceptional! Highly recommend!

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Shiggs03
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love the Waterman Grille. We decided to take our adult children. They loved it as well. The special cut was a ribeye that was cooked to perfection. My sirloin was excellent as usual. The charcuterie board was a really nice starter. Had to have my favorite cocktail, doli. Of course finishing with the Waterman Candy Bar always makes for a perfect finish. Love the Grille, can't wait to go back.

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vipvyaka
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu for Providence Restaurant week. Equally great year round. One of our favorite restaurants in a quality rich restaurant city.

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MikeD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Jess was fantastic. Personable, attentive and timely--what else can one want?
Food was very good, especially the mussels appetizer. Nice touch with comping us for prosecco in honor of the anniversary we celebrated.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great view, well worth the price

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Tull
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than average quality. Prepared improperly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around!

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CarlF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining at Waterman Grille and we were very impressed. The food was excellent. The service attentive and friendly. Atmosphere is great. Pleased and will go again soon

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DebbieL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! we celebrated my son's Birthday and everything was Perfect there were six of us the service was excellent the food was amazing and the view is Tranquil very enjoyable it is my third time there and it just keeps getting better everytime.
Thank you to everyone there....

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Service was commendable. Food was delicious, drinks were outstanding. Reasonable prices. Fabulous experience. Restaurant week menu had amazing choices. Tastefully done. Love the lights too and can't go without saying that we enjoyed overlooking the river. What a great place to celebrate my retirement!

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KatherineJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing time at the Waterman Grille. The food and service was perfect! My husbands salmon was great, and my steak was perfect down to how I like my broccoli with a bit of char on them.

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Mel16
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice, attentive but not intrusive. Food was fabulous!

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to restaurant for me in providence. The food never disappoints

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sstar
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a lovely restaurant. The food is wonderful. Lots of variety. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Just a perfect place.

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vipdoug
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good especially the mussels. I had .the Rib appetizers that were very good also. Very consistent!!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot! Came here for our anniversary and enjoyed our experience and delicious food!

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JeanE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the scallops that were tender and had a wonderful sauce and my husband had the duck which he also loved. The white wine we selected was cold and crisp which added the wonderful finishing touch. Service was perfect and it was lovely seeing the swans and boaters on the river. It all made for a wonderful evening and I would definitly recommend it to others.

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Paulb
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on the deck. The staff was very helpful is adjusting the covering to protect us from the weather (small amount of wind) resulting it being very comfortable. The ambiance is so great that I made a marriage proposal there. I had the duck (delicious) and my fiancee had the scallops. We were both very happy with the meal. My fiancee ordered a virgin mimosa and it was perfectly made. We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as always…
Never dissapoint

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DebC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting my daughter in PVD. She had mentioned this restaurant a while ago so we gave it a try (make a reservation). What a wonderful evening. Can't begin to say enough about the food. Cooked to perfection, and we had lots of it! Sirloin steak and the Duck breast ... superb! Oh we had appetizers and desert as well, couldn't stop! Out server, Erica, was delightful, helpful and attentive. Our evening could not have been better. We will be back, soon I hope! Thank you all.

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vipDelicious
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we were blown away by how amazing it was! I specifically chose this place because Yelp said it had the best creme brulee in RI and it did not disappoint. Both of our meals were absolutely fantastic and like art. Plus my boyfriend got birthday creme brulee which was a real treat. We WILL be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter. Great food

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vipDeniseD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and very prompt on service ny the watress

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Happyfromct
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were first time visitors however I can’t wait to return for another meal. The food and service was excellent, starting with an appetizer and finishing with coffee & dessert! I strongly recommend a visit to the Waterman Grille!

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vipBanman87
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pretty interior with views of the river. Pretty bar area and a nice wood fired stove going that you can view from the open kitchen. The staff is very attentive and the food is amazing and well presented. I would highly recommend!

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viprocket
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, staff great ( Freddie is always fun) , food great love it there

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JewelW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dana was our server and she made our 34th wedding anniversary so special. She is the reason we will come back.

There was a male busser who just walked back and forth most of our stay while servers were so attentive and could have used a hand.

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JudyD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed good food with excellent environment

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Awesome awesome service! Beautiful views and quaint ambience!

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Walderino
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food but gnocchi too salty

FAQs

Waterman Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 521-9229.

Waterman Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 3263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.