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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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (71)
Good for a Date (58)
Scenic View (52)
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Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Cozy (41)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Romantic (39)
Great for Brunch (33)
Casual (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Business Meals (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Healthy (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Authentic (15)
Fun (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We were very pleased with our first experience at Waterman Grille. The food was excellent and we had a fun time on our date. The only drawback was my husbands drink seemed to be made not very well, and it’s something simple that he orders everywhere and even makes at home. Not sure if the soda was flat, or if a different product (other than Coca-Cola) was substituted, but he did ask for a second and it was still not much of an improvement...other than that the food was spectacular and we will go back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We had appetizers (salads, soup and octopus), entrees and dessert. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed every component of our meals. We would recommend window seating for the view and because it seemed a little less noisy. Our waiter was excellent! He was extremely attentive, detailed with descriptions and responsive. A special mention about the desserts; the pastry chef is really creative and offers unique, delicious options.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Paul and Matt are the most amazing service management team in Rhode Island.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We love it here and have returned many times for dinner and brunch. We always bring friends and family when they are visting in Providence. Highly recommend!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent. Matt went above and beyond. My halibut special was fantastic. I did not receive asparagus so Matt quickly resolved that. My wife loved her dinner and the pea soup

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was great. The great octopus, the duck breast and the steak tips were delicious but it was the deep fried brocoli that stole the show.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined here perhaps four times, about once every year. We consistently happy that we chose the Waterman Grille.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The filet was out of this world! It was our first time dining there, it’s a little pricey but we will definitely go back because it was a delicious meal. The service was great.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was brought "upstairs" to a room that was easily 80 degrees. Date said she was fine, but i guess the benefit is I believe I sweated off some of my meal. Service was good, food was solid... but that darn heat. Fireplace though lovely, was blaring! Too bad as the temp was really a factor (date said "she was fine"), and it isn't the least expensive restaurant in the area so would hope for solid ambiance. So avoid that upstairs area, or at least ask to "feel it out" first. Overall a solid meal, though a bit pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a great choice- food/drink always wonderful.
Reservations are always timely, never waiting around to sit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday brunch was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is consistently fantastic. One of the best filets I’ve had. The service is always excellent. One member of our party has celiac, and they can accommodate gluten free requests. Reserve early, as they fill up fast.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great dinner our server Matt was fantastic.
Great food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

From the moment we walked in until we left,our experience was perfect. Food and service was amazing!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall awesome place, great ambience, fantastic food, just love it.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service and great food. They went out of their way to make our anniversary special!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Anniversaey

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was our anniversary celebration dinner. A card signed by the staffs and a glass of champagne greeted us with a Happy Anniversary from our server. Our server Scott was knowledgeable, friendly and excellent at providing the best service. The food was well prepared and delicious. We go there frequently and we always enjoy.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Waterman Grille is our go to place whenever we attend an event or the theater in Providence. Yesterday we chose the brunch menus as we were attending a 1:00 show at PPAC. Our meal, as always, was wonderful. Our server, Rachel, was excellent and engaging. She is a valuable asset to your staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This restaurant always serves you a great meal. The wait staff especially Rachel are top notch professionals who really care! I love it and the view and place itself is cozy and elegant.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fun, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I have been to the Waterman Grille for various occasions and have never been disappointed. We love the pan seared scallops and had many other delicious meals. The desserts are wonderful as well. The service has always been top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great ambiance, good service, a little out of the way but beautiful location & great food. A destination spot well worth the visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A lovely venue and terrific food. The service was great; we didn't feel hurried and our questions were answered easily with recommendations that were clearly coming from informed servers. Can't wait to return. And . . . parking for this city restaurant was a breeze.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Been there many times....will go again.....convenient location and lot of parking.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went to Waterman Grille again and continue to love this place. The service was great and the food was delicious. Order the spare rib appetizer and enjoy the sauce and spice. I would also recoomend the short rib with polenta.

They also have a nice wine list and beers offered.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was amazing food was good but not outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely fantastic service and food. The atmosphere was great can’t wait too see what it’s like during the summer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing, as usual!! Brunch at Waterman is always delicious and today was no exception. We started with the cheese plate, which is a perfect beginning to a dining experience here - can’t beat super fresh & local cheese. I had the crab cakes eggs Benedict, and it was out of this world. Waterman remains my favorite restaurant in Providence!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved it. One of our favorites

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome service and food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

great food, attentive service, nice semi-intimate atmosphere. Good for a date and for a small group special occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

You are pressured quite often to leave. Asked to remove dishes earlier. Just feel uncomfortable to stay and feel bad.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Waterman grille never lets us down!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful evening at Waterman! Was there to celebrate a birthday. We were a little late & called ahead of time to let them know we were running late. We had requested a window table but it was occupied when we got there - no problem at all!! We sat at the bar in the mean time to get a drink to wait for a window table but the manager approached us a few mins later at the bar letting us know the guests at the table are enjoying their dessert and if we wanted another table. We appreciate the honesty! We were seated at another table which was just as nice. Received a bday card from the server which was a very nice, personal touch. The server was very knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. Food was delicious!! My husband is an Exec Chef so he's usually very critical but even he had no complaints with service, food, or ambiance!! :-) Never felt rushed. Wonderful evening!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

reimagined menu for Sunday brunch with some very interesting and tasty offerings. service is always top notch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The Waterman Grill is a lively spot for Sunday brunch. The menu provides many options that fit a wide variety of tastes. Service is attentive and brunch drinks are very reasonable priced. Sitting on the enclosed porch area, the view of the river and bridge is pleasant even in the winter months. It is more fun to sit there when the row teams are working out in the spring and summer. The space for dining is very tight, thus, the noise level was high, yet a solid conversation can be had. I appreciate that a reservation can be made for two people or more. This makes the Waterman Grill a return to place for brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Unexpected surprise. Nice sized portions which can easily be shared. Creative and flavorful dishes. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Tags: Waterfront
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