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Branch Line

4.7
4.7
2165 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 420-1900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Branch Line offers several private dining options including full restaurant buyouts, intimate gatherings on our year-round heated and covered patio, a game or two of bocce on our bocce court, or simple dinners for 10. Easily customizable menus. Free and abundant parking.

  • Private party contact

    Deena Marlette: (617) 420-1900

  • Neighborhood

    Watertown

  • Cross street

    Kingsbury Ave

  • Parking details

    Branch Line is located within the Watertown Arsenal. Free parking is ample in the lot just outside of the restaurant or in the garage. You can find the entrance to Branch Line on the back side of 321 Arsenal Street. We are behind the Panera Bread and the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

  • Public transit

    Access via the MBTA Buses: 59, 64, 70, 71, 73

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

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What 2,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Love this place. This visit was a return. Waiter was helpful and sweet…appreciated. The entree came out with the salads so after the salad my entree was cold. The wine was ok, was hoping for more. And the dessert did not take fresh, tasted like processed food. Sorry, was really looking to like this night out, but left disappointed. Also was rushed out…ugh.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and inventive cocktails! Always a great time at Branchline. Service was friendly and attentive.
  3. CP

    CPS2017

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the decor and ambience. The food was delicious! Highly recommend the breakfast sandwich with avocado or bacon added and the steak!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been in awhile(not sure why). Great dinner at the bar and had conversation with bartender. Love the snap pea salad and roasted chicken. We will be back soon.
  5. w

    westernmass

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service.
  6. T

    Tenor

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a nice time. Waite was especially great.
  7. C

    Chris

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time with excellent food and service!
  8. JB

    JackB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I ordered eggs, bacon, home fries, toast. Eggs and home fries were look warm. Toast was too hard to bite.
  9. AB

    ArnyB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was very delayed because the people before us lingered. The restaurant was very apologetic and comped drinks and appetizers.
  10. L

    Luvgoodfood

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are great! We will go back again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a nice lunch. The burger was good and the fries pretty good. My guess is that the piri-piri chicken would have been better. Nicely designed restaurant.
  12. B

    Bevpenguin

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely space. Really enjoyed the mussels and peri peri chicken.
  13. M

    Mixolyd

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional experience at Branchline! From our first arrival, we were greeted warmly at the door and brought right to our table. That was the start of an all-around wonderful evening. The food was phenomenal -all 8 of us enjoyed everything. The sticky ribs are not to be missed! Our server Angelle was fantastic, and everyone we interacted with was warm and accommodating. We are definitely coming back! I can't recommend this restaurant more highly. Thank you for such a wonderful New Year's Eve!
  14. DI

    DIS1

    New England

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, especially the rotisserie chicken soup.
  15. AV

    AbigailV

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    My husband and I dined for NYE. The Jonah crab cocktail was inedible, it was full of shell. The shrimp appetizer was great. We both got the scallop special, the scallops were cooked perfectly but the risotto was not risotto. It was more like a porridge with bits of undercooked rice mixed in. My husband had 2 old fashioned which he enjoyed. I had the holiday cheer cocktail which was just an elevated cape coder- mostly cranberry juice, no orange, and very flat cava. Overall the service was great but the food execution was completely off.
  16. KR

    KimsReview

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great all around experience. Food was delicious, not super fancy just solid comfort food. Ambiance is lovely and the vibe is lively. Service was friendly, but as it was NYE, it was busy and we had to wait a while for the last of four meals to arrive. I would definitely dine here again.
  17. AL

    AllisonL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience, appreciated the last minute addition of people to our reservation
  18. JS

    JulianneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Stuff was super! We were able to sit at a cozy outdoor table!
  19. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go in the neighborhood. Solid food and drink!
  20. IS

    IleneS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Things started out fine; the waiter was friendly and accommodating, however the evening deteriorated somewhat after that. We had to ask for bread, which wasn’t necessary that last time I ate here. When another server brought it to the table, it came with no butter or olive oil. I asked the manager for some and he seemed displeased and surprised that it was served that way. I had specifically asked our original waiter to put the dressing on the side when I ordered the big Cobb salad, but it came dressed, so I had to send it back. It came back a few minutes later with a side of vinaigrette which was creamier than described, so I asked for balsamic vinegar instead to the young woman who brought the salad back over. She returned with white vinegar. Again, I asked for balsamic vinegar, which finally arrived. Our original waiter kind of ignored us until the very end of our meal. In fact, we had to flag him down to get the check. All in all, a bit disappointing and not as I remembered it from this past summer.
  21. B

    Brian

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun historic building with industrial vibe. Really attentive service solid food offering only complaint is a surprise 3% kitchen administrative charge seems duplicitous.
  22. e

    echo

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food- I always order the roast 1/2 chicken. and consistently well cooked and seasoned. Enjoy their choice wine selection. Wait staff are excellent- attentive, upbeat and efficient- never intrusive. I will say that the tables along the side of the dining room, a long banquette, are too close together- this past evening was diminished by a loud neighbor at my right elbow. I believe the center tables for larger parties provide a better experience.
  23. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends here for first time, had a great time.
  24. s

    sjeancary

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food cooked perfectly. Server very helpful..atmosphere delightful
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love branchline! Food is always outstanding. Drinks are delicious
  26. T

    Tonyvet

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The whole chicken was underdone. While the white meat was perfect, there was red around the bones of the leg and other bones.
  27. F

    Frequentdiner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great! Not fancy but excellent comfort food. Small but adequate wine list, fairly priced, Restaurant management clearly caters to those who are still averse to dining inside with a well ventilated enclosure and even a few outside tables out of the wind with great heaters. Best accommodation for winter non indoor eaters in the Boston area.
  28. SD

    SueDash

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love BranchLine & our most recent visit was wonderful! We love the food & the service is exceptional- many thanks to our server Nick, Sean & every member of the team! Brunch was excellent- we’ll be back!
  29. l

    lsss

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mariano C took wonderful care of our party of 6 throughout the night. He was helpful and checked in frequently (but not too much) so the evening was relaxed and enjoyable. The food was also great, by the way - starters, entrees (chicken, eggplant parm, risotto, steak frites, burgers), drinks, all added to a delightful night at Branch Line. So very glad it made it through the pandemic and so glad that they are doing fine w all of the annoying construction over there theses days. Can’t wait for our next visit - it won’t be too long!
  30. f

    foodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful overall!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great hospitality Thank you.
  32. IM

    IMoreno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. I also found very convenient that there was a parking close by.
  33. WH

    WilliamH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Eating in the tent was enjoyable and quiet.
  34. JT

    JamieT

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Huge servings, broad menu for brunch. We loved the French toast and brownie dessert. The open kitchen is very cool, you can see all the action. Share plates or enjoy leftovers.
  35. C

    Cooksnightout

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dine at Branch Line frequently and our meal last night was one of the best we’ve had. Obie, our server was terrific- personable and efficient. Our sugar snap pea salad, which we shared, was brought to us on two separate plates which allowed us to avoid the dividing hassle. The piri piri chicken was done perfectly and the fries which we requested to be “extra crispy” were just right. Burger was also very good. All in all, a great meal. -
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is marvelous.
  37. t

    tk1180

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere in the midst of the construction! Easy and convenient parking. The food and service were excellent and the chicken ( get the piri piri) was awesome. Decadent brownie sundae for desert. We had a great time sitting at the bar.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch Line is a hidden gem in the heart of Watertown. This restaurant has it all; decor, ambiance, food and service. We started our meal with a couple of their cocktails and the sticky ribs, they were finger licking good! Our meal got even better with our entree’s, the piri piri chicken with its mind blowing sauce that I actually asked for a side of so i can take it and re-engineer this deliciousness at home and their juciy pork chop dish. Of course to round off a good meal and to see this restaurant’s skill set in desserts, we got the brownie sundae and an effervescent espresso martini. All i can say is WOW, this is by far the best meal i’ve had in a long time. Also to note the srvice by our server Natalie, just perfect and thank you! If you haven’t been to Branch Line, GO NOW! If you have like me, come back all the time immediately which is what i plan to do.
  39. LB

    LeahB

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch Line is consistently good - a perfect place to meet friends for dinner after work.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant for a family meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.7 stars by 2165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Branch Line

321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kingsbury Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Watertown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Branch Line is located within the Watertown Arsenal. Free parking is ample in the lot just outside of the restaurant or in the garage. You can find the entrance to Branch Line on the back side of 321 Arsenal Street. We are behind the Panera Bread and the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

  • Public transit

    Access via the MBTA Buses: 59, 64, 70, 71, 73

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 420-1900

  • Private party facilities

    Branch Line offers several private dining options including full restaurant buyouts, intimate gatherings on our year-round heated and covered patio, a game or two of bocce on our bocce court, or simple dinners for 10. Easily customizable menus. Free and abundant parking.

  • Private party contact

    Deena Marlette: (617) 420-1900

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