In May, Lance and I were in Providence, RI for an event and, after the event, we had the chance to go out for a meal with our dear friends Cathy and Mike. It was determined that I should pick the restaurant, so I chose Waterman Grille for its location and tasty looking menu. It was very easy for all of us to find and we had a nice table just inside of the terrace.
Sadly, I seem to have forgotten to take pictures of our first courses and the pictures I did take didn’t turn out so well due to the lighting and the new camera that I’m not completely used to yet. The restaurant had a prix fix seasonal menu that Mike opted for, but the rest of us deviated. I can’t remember what first courses we ordered, only that they tasted great and we all enjoyed what we ordered!
Cornmeal Crusted Blue Cod; Napa cabbage, roasted eggplant, white rice, wood roasted tomato-red pepper sauce Mike and I both ordered the blue cod and It was delicious. The medley of roasted vegetables complimented the fish very well. The sauce was fantastic with a great flavor from the roasted red peppers. I was very pleased with how well each component of this dish worked with the others.
Cathy and Lance both ordered a special which included filet mignon, shrimp, potatoes, and some greens. This was the restaurant’s version of surf and turf and was enjoyed by both of them.
For dessert, I had a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Ice cream seems to be a trend for me recently and I’m not sure why. I suppose because it’s safe ingredient wise and most restaurants we go to seem to have Haagen-Dazs which I know I like.
Waterman Chocolate Bread Pudding - chocolate-bourbon soaked bread, chocolate pistols, warm chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream Lance and Cathy both had the chocolate bread pudding and I was a bit envious. It was gooey and chocolaty and warm and rich and wow. I couldn’t even taste the alcohol and I could have happily eaten Lance’s entire dessert if he had let me!
Crème Brûlée - caramelized sugar top, fresh mint Mike had perfect looking Crème Brûlée.
This was a really fun experience. The service was great, the view was lovely, but the conversation and company was the best part. We could have talked for another 3-4 hours before running out of things to talk about. The fact that the food was good was almost icing on the cake! I would definitely enjoy returning if I’m ever back in the Providence area.
Total price: Unknown
4 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906