Branch Line

4.6
1395 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hi Friends!

Branch Line is a neighborhood rotisserie and wood fired grill in the Watertown Arsenal built on a foundation of personalized hospitality.

Featuring a year-round patio. Branch Line offers something for everyone. Twenty taps continuously change and offer a great craft beer selection, while a curated wine list features bottles that are value-driven and also ready for any special occasion.

The Crystal Valley Rotisserie Chicken spins and roasts in sight of nearly every table in the dining room while the fire roars under vegetables, fish, and meat. The "Little Chicken" menu is great for kids, too!

Support Branch Line during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1395 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AaronF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consider a chocolate mousse for the desert menu! It’s sure your recipe will be great

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vipCaroliso
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were looking for patio dining in 50 degree weather (lunchtime) and I thought I'd try this longstanding restaurant I'd just found out about. Parking was a breeze, the servers and greeting staff pleasant, the seating just what I was looking for during COVID. The food was okay, not great. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad and the chicken (shredded rotisserie I'm guessing) was a little dry. My companion had a Cobb Salad which looked delish. I thought I'd lost my gloves and the staff were super helpful, looking everywhere.

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vipJeffG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ start to finush

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MadelineH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, felt COVID safe in the heated patio!

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Annsy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dining out during Covid can be iffy but lunch at BL was very good this week. They have an “ outdoor” area with heaters that is basically a big tent. My friend and I goth felt the ventilation was good at the environment safe. Plus our food was delicious. I had the chicken soup and house greens. Delish.

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vipantypammy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I were looking for a restaurant where we could sit outside in 45° rainy weather. I did not think such a place existed but Branch Line fit the bill to a tee. We were so warm on the patio with a heater right next to our table with the roof above us sheltering us from the rain that we were able to take our coats off.

The lunch menu was slightly limited but the food was delicious. What made the meal extra special was that the waitress knew that it was my friends birthday. Despite the fact that she did not order desert , the waitress brought a plate with a candle on it for her to blow out.

I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, this was our second time dinning there, the food and services were great.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Opted to eat inside as it was much quieter - people seems to shout more when they are in a tent! Food was excellent as was the service. Hard to find the restaurant if you are from out of tow, the GPS tries to send you down closed roads. However I just followed someone who seemed to know where they were going and it led us to the restaurant.

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NancyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

November 8, 2020

We arrived early because we thought it would be less crowded and service would be more prompt. We were correct on both counts. Our order was taken promptly and the waiter was patient and helpful with our questions about the menu. It seemed like a long time until our dishes arrived. The restaurant gradually became busier and noisier. The latter was probably the case because all of the inside surfaces of the room were hard and large; in other words, the acoustics were poor. Our meals came and we both enjoyed them very much. My ribs were spectacular. I have never enjoyed such meaty, juicy, and tasty ribs anywhere. Both of us liked our Caesar salads very much. The lettuce was fresh, crisp, and tasty. I could not resist getting the ice cream with hazelnuts and caramel sauce for dessert. Again, absolutely delicious.

In summary, while it was a bit noisier than I like, and we had to wait for both our dinner and dessert courses, on balance it was an excellent meal and a pleasant place to dine. I am going back there in two days for lunch to celebrate two friends’ birthdays.

Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and the food is delicious!!

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ShirleyM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely experience. They have lots of outdoor seating. Hope they're able to carry on through the winter.

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vipEmLeary
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The staff does a great job of making all these customers comfortable. Service was a bit slow ( as compared to a couple weeks ago ) but it was crowded being a day in the 70s in November. A very enjoyable experience

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vipGar79
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch on the patio. It’s a lovely spot and tables were well spaced apart. Menu is quite limited - I would have appreciated at least one egg dish without meat. But everything we ordered was delicious, and I will definitely go back again when weather allows.

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vipJodiB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!

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MatthewF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating! Waiters were attentive. Plenty of space in a funky growing neighborhood.

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vipAllisonM
New England
106 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chicken salad sandwich and Caesar salad were excellent and the wines by the glass were good. The lemon chicken soup was so overly lemony that it was hard to eat, otherwise I would have given five stars for food. Server was friendly and professional.

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vipREK1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best part of this restaurant experience is the lovely setting and atmosphere. Menu is somewhat limited but what we had was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great weather... Very careful,staff with COVID precautions in place.
Food was delicious, fresh and served with care- will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve been here for both lunch and dinner...and I’ve had the same experience. The service really is spectacular. From host to server...however....the food is just meh. It’s not spectacular and it’s not cheap. There are so many better restaurants out there in close proximity. It’s time to visit those.

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vipNANCYB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining on the terrace. Highly recommend it!

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vipstephen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hostess attempted to seat my wife and me in the worst table in the restaurant. If we were not so hungry we would have walked out

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Anonymously
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated inside and it was very socially responsible. Love the Pea Snap salad!

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vipAlanC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The perfect place during C-19: large open covered outdoor space. We were there on a really cold and rainy evening, but the space was toasty warm. The wine options are best. The food can be hit or miss but overall pretty good.

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vipEmLeary
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable outdoor dining. Everyone did a great job adhering to Covid guidelines. Terrific food

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vipfanny
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate on the patio. It was busy but felt safe. My fave, the roast pork sandwich,w as as good as ever.

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vipSusanH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Branch Line to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Their outdoor patio is very pretty, and we were spaced well away from other diners, which was important to us. The service was great, very friendly and prompt. When there was an error on our bill at the end (not the server's fault), the server took care of it right away. The food was delicious. The rotisserie chicken is tender and juicy. The cobb salad with rotisserie chicken was flavorful and an interesting twist on the typical cobb. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat lamp overhead could have been hotter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!
Everyone was respectful of physical distancing and sanitation.
The food and drinks were fabulous!
The ambience with lighting, landscaping, and heating were awesome!
It was a perfect evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing food. Love the atmosphere and branchline team. It’s my favorite restaurant and only one I feel safe dining at right now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. The waiter was knowledgeable and recommended a really great wine. Overall a fantastic experience.

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vipRroze
New England
63 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu, great service..a little pricey..

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GreatDinnerOut
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!
Outdoor heaters kept us warm! Pretty lights, excellent service and great food! Highly recommend.

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vipPHAZE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Branchline ... so fortunate that they have such a great outdoor space :)

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RobertS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The sticky ribs and saffron and corn risotto are to die for.

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vipDaleV
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was extremely Covid safe.
Our waiter was very attentive and had excellent suggestions.
We ordered a wine we have never tried before and were very pleased with it.
We ordered a Cobb salad, rotisserie chicken, broccoli I.
Everything was five stars.
We were very impressed with all facets of our experience and will definitely return.

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vipBrewstaBoy
New England
71 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, casual outdoor dining experience. The sandwiches were delicious, and the patio space was beautiful, relaxed in terms of spacing, and very safe. Will definitely return.

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SusanD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful outdoor space! The distance between tables feels very comfortable and the food is wonderful. We took some people with us who hadn’t been there before, and one spontaneously remarked, “ This is a great restaurant!“ Susan

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vipEagereater
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be able to dine out and feel safe in the space that Branch Line has to offer for us diners in the age of Covid. Really appreciate how they spaced the tables, observed masking practices and provided heaters of all kinds around their different outside spaces.

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WendyM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, well heated outside. The chicken was delicious!

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vipFoodie
New England
87 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I has a wonderful meal great food great service.nice socially distant tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Branch Line using the Order Online button. Branch Line also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Branch Line also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 420-1900.

Branch Line is rated 4.6 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Branch Line does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.branchlinearsenal.com/store/gift-cards/.

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.

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