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Waterman Grille

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2956 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2956 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant, wonderful staff and delicious food; overall great experience. Thank you Waterman Grille for a great night with family !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails ok, salad ok. Swordfish, burger and service were excellent. Not a great number of options and a little pricey but gluten free rolls and attentiveness to the Celiac disease were excellent

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PaulineL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4/4 dinners were excellent! The porch/outside seating and social distancing was done really well. We will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took family members there to celebrate their recent marriage. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable of the menu. We got some sparkling wine for the celebration. All the food was amazing.

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michelles
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have a delicious meal at Waterman..very consistent. Staff is always attentive and always cleaning. Even when I think it is unnecessary.

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RickV
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service

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SeanE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is professional and polite. The food is fresh and delicious.

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Kate
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very relaxing and quiet evening. Perfect date night. Food was delicious as always.

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NickK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have ever had at Waterman Grille has been excellent, for both brunch and dinner.
One of the best restaurants around!

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vipluvitalianstyle
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

All three meals were way too salty.

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Tims
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a great view of the bay. I had the shrimp and my girl had the salmon and both were excellent and cooked just right.

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vipCJnFLA
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on a pleasantly warm outdoor deck that had a great view of the water. The $47 wood-grilled ribeye was spectacular and money well spent. This restaurant has significant coronavirus protections in place. An excellent and worry free experience!

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HeatherJane
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and intimate dinner for our fifth wedding anniversary this past Friday night. The food was incredible, and the staff was so sweet and generous! These times are tough but they did a great job keeping separation between parties and making sure all our needs were met while still being safe. We will definitely be back.. especially for the scallops!!

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PamT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Waterman Grille for a special 'date night' birthday dinner.
Everything was delicious! The waitress was exceptional and the view was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!!

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SFox
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor porch with heaters overlooking the river!

Good menu selection priced reasonably

Ample parking

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you SFox! Glad you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great meal. Loved spending our 6th anniversary here!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great :)

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GoE2015
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been going to the Waterman Grille for years. I have had some outstanding meals there and some ok meals. Typically the service is always outstanding. However on our last visit this was not the case. We had a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes after our time slot to be seated. The menu selections were more limited than in the past. Our meals were ok. It just took an extraordinary amount of time to get what really amounted to some eggs. Service was slow and our waitress seemed lethargic ... maybe over worked or stressed out... and that is what struck as... the service was just not there, was not typical. It is not that anyone was rude... that is not what I mean... Folks greeted us, remembered us, and were friendly... But something was just off. This was not a typical experience.

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 8, 2020

Very sorry to hear this and no, that's not the typical Waterman Grille experience. We will share your feedback with the team as we always strive to be better at what we do. We would love to hear more and encourage you to call Michael Accetta, our General Manager, at401-521-9229. He'd love to discuss your visit and offer his personal apologies.

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JackA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, food was even better. We got the ribs appetizer which was excellent. I got a shrimp dish with Linguine and my wife got a steak cooked exactly how she wanted it. We both enjoyed our meal and had enough room for the "candy bar" dessert. We will definitely be back!

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 6, 2020

That's great to hear. We all look forward to seeing you back here again.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that there was no fruit in the sangria!

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Jennifer, We will discuss with our bar team. We want your drinks to be as good as everything else we serve.

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kristenc
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we go to WG. My scallops were tender and my husband’s steak was so flavorful. The did a great job making us feel safe in this crazy time.

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you Kristen. We are glad you felt safe and were able to enjoy a night out with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service from waitress, steak was burnt so was the broccoli, I also asked for my steak well done & this is what I got... a pink middle & a Burnt Crispy top... Grilled cheese bread was also very stale. The only thing I could eat was the French fries & those were crunchy too. Waitress deserved $0 tip but my girlfriend insisted.

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 6, 2020

Very sorry to hear this. That's not typical of the quality of our food or our service. We'd love to hear more. Please give our General Manager Michael Accetta a call at 401-521-9229 to discuss. Your satisfaction is important to us.

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michelles
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waterman is one of our favorites when it comes to food.. always consistent which is what I look for in a restaurant!

Waterman Grille
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thanks you Michelle! We are thrilled to be considered one of your faves.

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TanyaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the person who took our reservation, the hostess, and waitstaff. The food was delicious and the views on the patio were nice and serene.

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vipBebe
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brunch was excellent. Superior service and food. Dined outside and except for a few sprinkles of rain, wonderful experience.

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LouisP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always on point!

Waterman Grille
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you!

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KLR07
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever! Amazing food suited to the season of early fall.... just perfect!

Waterman Grille
Responded on September 29, 2020

You are too kind! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love everything about this place! Service, food, and ambiance!! Parking available too! We can't wait to go back!

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BigEd
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and, even better, wonderful food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful view. Classy ambience

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Ayza
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely excellent! For a meat eater and a vegetarian. Delicious! Absolutely recommend.

Waterman Grille
Responded on September 29, 2020

We are happy to hear that. Thank you!

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RichardC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu was quite limited due to pandemic environment I'm sure but overall a very good experience.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I both ordered steak, cooked the same way, hers came out cooked perfectly, mine was barely cooked, the waitress came right over and asked if she wanted it cooked more, which I did. When it came back the steak was black and the sides were black as well, nearly inedible. The clam chowder was good though.

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vipBonnieAS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We love Waterman Grille, we were even married there, and have been there countless times but this was the first time we were disappointed. Table was great, lovely view. Service was not as attentive as it used to be pre-COVID because the 1 waiter seemed to have all of the outdoor tables. Menu selection was lackluster. Only fish choice was salmon. No filet on the menu. Crab cakes no longer on the menu. Shrimp pasta dish was just ok. Would have been better if the shrimp had been wood fire grilled first as they were a bit on the soft side. Ribeye special was ok but nowhere near worth the $46 price. We hope things get back to the way they were pre-COVID as this had been a favorite spot of ours for years.

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vipKateM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were running late in seating us but when they did, they immediately brought a free Mediterranean appetizer plate to us with a thanks for our patience.

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AlexO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place I’ll definitely recommend it to family and friends

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moew
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chowder was outstanding!
Blood orange martinis fabulist!
Dinner excellent.
Place is so pretty!!!

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JulieN
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterman Grille never disappoints. We felt safe, were well fed and taken care of & thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the porch w heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always.

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 2956 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.