Waterman Grille

4.7
3170 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 3170 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waiter was exceptional, very professional and very attentive to our needs. We will definitely return there again.

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vipGrantP
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere and views - food is only OK, over salted and service can be inconsistent.

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Ruth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great way to ease back into the start of the post-Covid world.

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vipLadyB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with the family for Mother’s Day dinner. The staff was so accommodating of the kiddos and the food and drinks were awesome as usual.

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Jessica
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views from their outdoor seating, well heated. Server was very attentive and nice. Other staff members also asked us if we were comfortable with the heat temperate. Food was delicious both me and my daughter ordered burgers and fries.... amazing. My husband order salmon with fries portion was small but delicious.

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vipHailey
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Mother’s Day brunch and we had a fantastic experience. My parents had never been to Waterman Grille before this and they’re already excited to return. Our server, Paul, was wonderful and the food was great! We’re looking forward to our next meal here.

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ErinL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The experience my family and I had at the Waterman was great!

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JohnF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

42nd wedding anniversary

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ShelbyW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we loved it! The charcuterie board was amazing, as was our dinner! We forgot our server's name but she was training another waitress and they both were very attentive. We can't wait to come back, hopefully on a nicer day so we can sit in the outdoor section!

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vipDrBill
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at the Waterman Grille to celebrate my wife's birthday. All of the dishes, including the grilled cauliflower and duck breast entrees, were well prepared and flavorful, and were the drinks. the service was excellent while inobtrusive. They even gave us a free dessert for the birthday celebration! We sat outside in the covered deck overlooking the river - very pleasant. would highly recommend this for a special event or just a nice dinner any time.

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vipRIdiner
New England
115 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the service commendable. I highly recommend the Waterman Grille.

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Law5Ref
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The steaks were excellent, but the sides were tepid. Dessert arrived long after the espresso was consumed.

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SteveG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Generous portions. Make reservations ahead of time.

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KimberlyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. I wish the other Newport group restaurants had such quality offerings for vegan patrons. Boat House had gone way downhill in this regard and although I live 10 min. From there, I have no issues passing it up on my way to Waterman where I know I’ll have a fine dining experience. The Cauliflower dish, lentil soup and Mezz platter are the best ever!!

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JohanaG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to a restaurant in many months and everything was perfect.
Thank you!!!

JC
JessicaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great food and our server Dana was fantastic!

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Randall
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes I would definitely recommend Waterman grill to our friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I go to Waterman Grille regularly. They are outstanding, we always have a great time there. Thank you so much to everyone at Waterman Grille for a special dinner with my mom today. Special thanks to Paul for his kindness, outstanding service and always treating us as family and friends.

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vipMelo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I remembered my waitress's name, but she was amazing! A+ Service and A+ Food/Drinks!

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JoanB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only thing Opening is 4:30 and we waited outside for 10+ minutes until door was open at about 4:40

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vipBigEd
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and staff. Some of the best in Providence.

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vipFoodfinder
New England
142 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a safe bet on service, food and relaxing atmosphere.

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vipJohnG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. We closed the place!!!

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vipMichaelH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent food app portions were smaller than expected

Lambs chops were great and presentation also was good

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StacyG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and dinner!!

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vipjudy
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience our server was awesome. Even though they ran out of the duck which my husband had been craving all day the special was phenomenal...

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jane
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Brought a friend that had never been there for her birthday. She loved it!

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vipSusanS
New England
85 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daña, our server, was outstanding! She made our dinner enjoyable. Her recommendation was well appreciated. We always enjoy our visit to Waterman Grille

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JoanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, and ambiance second to none!! Will definitely go back

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TomD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place to go for dinner!! Everyone is very friendly, the food is outstanding and reasonably priced. The drinks specials were delicious. We highly recommend it!!!

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Debbie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and my son had the ribeye special. Both of their steaks were not quality cuts. They were both very fatty But had good taste. The scallops and lamb were delicious. Creme brulee was very good. The lemon cake was still a little frozen. Overall Expected Better quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderfully delicious, as always. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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vipJeannineRI
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. Had 2 appetizers that were brand new to the menu. One was a grilled octopus which was excellent, and the other was ricotta gnocci with spring vegetables in a butter sauce this was also exceptional! The gnocci was very light and fluffy. I had the Cod on heritage beans. It was good, but did not knock my socks off. Husband had the duck which he enjoyed very much, same for my son who had the rack of lamb which he thought was delicious. It was a good meal with excellent service.

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KaliS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t decide what to have for an entree either salmon or scallops, waiter suggested the scallops and it did not disappoint! Outstanding food! My boyfriend got the Milet chefs special and it was fantastic also!

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Agva
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Cory was attentive, but didn't rush us. Food & drinks were delicious.

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vipLark
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views. Excellent food and service. Quiet atmosphere.
Highly recommend.

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Kristen
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent, service was friendly and attentive! The space itself is beautiful and right on the water. Went twice in one week and will definitely be back!

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VacationFunWe2have
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girls night out. Food is always fantastic and service is timely professional and friendly!

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crumbs1
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Large portions so go with an appetite. My date and I split a salad to start. They're large enough to split and have plenty. I had the Shrimp Arribata. It was great. He had the steak which was cooked and seasoned to perfection! This is one of my favorite restaurants. Always a pleasure. Romantic, cozy ambience.

FAQs

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

Waterman Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 3170 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.