Branch Line

4.6
1792 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!

Experiences

  • Weather Dependent Patio

    Multiple dates available

    This Reservation is a weather dependent table.
  • Mid-Afternoon Menu

    Multiple dates available

    For reservations made during the period of 3-4:30 on Saturdays and Sundays we will be featuring a smaller Mid-Afternoon menu. It has snacks, salads, soup and of course CHICKEN! If you would like the dinner menu, please reserve after 4:30 and for Brunch before 3pm. Thank you for choosing Branch Line!

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 1792 people are saying
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vipCJA3
New England
13 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Great flavors! Wonderful wait staff - highly recommended!

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ABCD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was very poor. My glass of wine was not brought until after the appetizer. Worse they brought the main courses while the gfourv off us were still eating the appetizers. Very poor indeed

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vipIsh55
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and beer in a nice open space. Fun for all.

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vipEarl
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice ambiance, although it was too crowded when I arrived at 1 pm. But got better after 30 minutes.
An excellent service, ample parking yet average food. I was disappointed with the vegeterian options and the tiny mug of ipa beer accompanied with even smaller pretzel
The cost was too high for the medium quality
I will not return

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Nela
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food and service are always excellent. Thank you so much for making my lunch so enjoyable. Love everything about this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Too cold to eat outside!!

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RachelE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to go back. The piri piri chicken was awesome! and so was the red sangria.

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LeslieS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner salads and half bird were delicious, if a bit pricy. Large and yummy ice cream sundae for dessert. Shared among three was perfect. We ate outside under heaters which was a great option for us. We really appreciated it. Unfortunately there was a very large event happening in most of the patio. Although there was a plastic barrier between diners and event goers, the event was so large that they were using a microphone for those who were speaking which made it difficult for us to hear each other across our small table. Might have been helpful if the restaurant had let us know about this large event when we made our reservation.

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NoraBD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun
Lively
Fantastic service
Delicious and crisp chicken
And they now have cocktails!

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viptols
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Drinks were great; espresso martini to start. Great Pinot noir by the glass. Pea salad, chicken, creamed corn and broccolini were all delicious. Julia was a friendly attentive bartender!

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Amberlc
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best service “post pandemic”! We really enjoyed our time here! The food was phenomenal as well! We can’t wait to go back! Thank you branch line for a great birthday date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service people weren’t wearing masks - will not return

Branch Line
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hello! As of October 21, the city of Watertown lifted their mask mandates for all vaccinated persons. "The Watertown Board of Health has removed the requirement for face masks to be worn while indoors in Watertown. The requirement had been put into place on Aug. 25, and as of Oct. 21 has been lifted. “Based on current transmission data we have in the community, we believe that the mask mandate can be removed,” said Larry Ramdin, Director of Public Health."

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t tell how great it was!! Reasonable price, great food, and great ambient ♥

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Linlin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends from out of town who firmly stick to Covid rules. We dined outside near a heat lamp. The menu was perfect and the food was delicious.Service was great. There when you needed something but otherwise not. It was a perfect choice. Thank you. Can’t wait to come again.

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vipZigmar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Branchline. Great food, warm and friendly atmosphere, attentive servers.

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DinnerTroll
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is great, hip restaurant. Excellent prompt service from bar and floor staff. Very friendly. Menu is good but not very broad. Short group of apps and entrees really. Excellent Cobb salad. Will return again.

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AlisonF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and pleased to see BranchLine so busy again. The atmosphere is always high energy and the setting is cool with high ceilings and a spacious feel. The service is very friendly and attentive. The food is somewhat limited in choice and the menu rarely changes but it is reliable. A great place to meet friends after work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot; great food, great atmosphere, and great employees.

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vipNewtondiner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always--never disappoints and best patio in town

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NaomiC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branch Line is outstanding. Each dish seems like it has been well researched and is the best of it's kind. The Sugar Snap Pea Salad is hands down the best salad I've ever had anywhere! Both the Eggplant Parmesan and Sticky Ribs are beyond outstanding. The service is warm, welcoming, helpful, and efficient. The owner is very much engaged, walking around to meet people and help out. This is a gem of a find and nice to see that a restaurant of this high quality is outside of downtown Boston.

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TERIo
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Always great. Take new people all the time, everyone always likes it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not as good as it was priced

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KatieH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The rotisserie chicken was amazing and I love that they now offer cocktails. Branch Line is always my go to for a nice dinner with family and friends.

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vipAnonymous
New England
234 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the best people anywhere!

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LisaM
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely patio dining - great on a fall day. The food is reliably good, always.

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vipDerrickA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Their cocktails need work but they are learning

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Chairs were slightly uncomfortable but everything else was absolutely fantastic

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vipFish5
New England
156 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

really enjoy Branch Line and have for the past 4-5 years- the best rotisserie chix!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice people, kind of profession. Food is GREAT! Will come again.

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vipAnnaM
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch in the sunshine and wonderful service even though they were super busy!

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BrianK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Too loud, the delivery truck ran his loud cooling system right next to our outdoor table. They should be directed to park further down the road away from the outdoor tables…

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really lovely night. The tables were nicely distanced. We had fantastic service and good food. We were able to bring our toddlers without feeling like a menace to the whole restaurant.

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vipTinal
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service friendly and helpful. Food delicious!

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SusanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a continued great place to go in COVID. The temperature outside was fantastic, and they do a wonderful job of space. Food and drink are great too!

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vipDJC555
New England
178 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our request to dine outside was accommodated. We felt safe, attended to (welcoming too) and upon arrivalL our table was waiting for us. It felt great to finally go out for dinner! The service was 5 star plus! Great team, and so friendly! The food was quite good and we look forward to returning! Love the snap peas salad and the BBQ rib appetizer was enough fir an entire meal- fall off the bone and flavorful.

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vipfern
New England
83 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Absolutely delicious food, great service and ambience. We had a terrific evening with friends.

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Funwithfriends
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful birthday dinner. We were outside under the private gazebo and it was perfect!

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Jason
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner and everyone on staff were excellent. Thank you!

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Acadiafan
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

For outside dining, Branch Line is spacious, comfortable, and less noisy than most, with some space between tables and traffic. The food is excellent. The service was nearly excellent - all but one person who helped us was terrific. The other one struggled with her English a bit, but did the best she could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was perfect!
The food, service and ambiance were all tremendous!
Can't wait to go back soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Branch Line using the Order Online button. 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 1792 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.

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