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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
romaine, parmesan, crouton
Rotisserie Cauliflower Melt
comt, chipotle mayo gouda, chips
Consider a chocolate mousse for the desert menu! It’s sure your recipe will be great
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.
A+ start to finush
Great food, great service, felt COVID safe in the heated patio!
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.
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.
Love it, this was our second time dinning there, the food and services were great.
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.
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.
Awesome place and the food is delicious!!
Just a lovely experience. They have lots of outdoor seating. Hope they're able to carry on through the winter.
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
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.
Great outdoor seating! Waiters were attentive. Plenty of space in a funky growing neighborhood.
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.
Best part of this restaurant experience is the lovely setting and atmosphere. Menu is somewhat limited but what we had was good.
Beautiful setting, great weather... Very careful,staff with COVID precautions in place.
Food was delicious, fresh and served with care- will definitely return!
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.
Lovely outdoor dining on the terrace. Highly recommend it!
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
We were seated inside and it was very socially responsible. Love the Pea Snap salad!
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.
Very comfortable outdoor dining. Everyone did a great job adhering to Covid guidelines. Terrific food
We ate on the patio. It was busy but felt safe. My fave, the roast pork sandwich,w as as good as ever.
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.
Heat lamp overhead could have been hotter
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!
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.
The food was incredible. The waiter was knowledgeable and recommended a really great wine. Overall a fantastic experience.
Limited menu, great service..a little pricey..
Outdoor heaters kept us warm! Pretty lights, excellent service and great food! Highly recommend.
Always have a great experience at Branchline ... so fortunate that they have such a great outdoor space :)
Outstanding as always. The sticky ribs and saffron and corn risotto are to die for.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great food, ambiance, well heated outside. The chicken was delicious!
I has a wonderful meal great food great service.nice socially distant tables
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.