Branch Line

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$30 and under
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American
A neighborhood rotisserie and wood fired grill in the Watertown Arsenal built on a foundation of personalized hospitality.

Featuring a year-round patio and outdoor bocce court, 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 Green Circle 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!

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston & Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Eastern Standard, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine's Day we are offering both our regular menu and a 4 course Prix Fixe menu for $95 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Hope to celebrate with you!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1120 People Are Saying
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IR
New England
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob and Will at the bar - does not get better!!!!

R
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

There was a wait inspite of a reservation. The service was great but the food wasn't . We had ordered cauliflower melt sw. Which had raw cauliflower. The server was nice to get it off our check. We liked the service and ambience the food was just ok

JH
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ok not geeat

J
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical place in Watertown, but with the ambiance of Italy. We ate in the indoor/outdoor space, warmed by heaters and lit with special sparkling lights. Impeccable food, and the best chicken in Boston.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great beer selection. Good food.

BF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice setting and good service. Inconsistent portion sizes of the same entree were disappointing.

EN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hade a great meal with future parent in laws. Everything was great. Appetizers to espresso!

ST
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as I remember. I think I prefer the lunch menu. The charcuterie was bad actually - old cheese and uninspired meat. The chicken soup is good as is the pasta but, again, not as good as I remember!

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my daughter after the play at the nearby Mosesian. Our first time there.

Very pretty inside, with tea light candles on every table, open kitchen, and industrial look.

The service and food was fantastic. Our waitress was personable and attentive. There was a minor discrepancy on the bill but was handled well. Looking forward to our next visit!

G
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great but quite loud.

G
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing was really good, nothing was really bad just very average and the price was still higher than it warranted

l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night great service.will definitely go back

f
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The food was of the highest quality and tasted great. Always a pleasure to eat here. Thank you...

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great brunch celebrating a birthday. The server was outstanding. She regularly stopped by and accommodated one of our party who is gluten free. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back to try more dishes.

CZ
New England
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and management are AMAZING! We will be getting out to Watertown more often for the soul purpose of having more great meals like the one we had this evening.

C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. The chicken wings and cauliflower and broccoli are very good!

PD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a slam dunk experience here; great food with frequent menu additions, good beer/wine selection, and a terrific setting to enjoy with friends and family.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken was outstanding

IR
New England
50 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Great bar spot if you can manage to reserve or score seats. Menu changes a bit seasonally and keeps things fresh.

JB
New England
108 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice friendly ambiance, comfort food very good. Great value.
Rotisserie chicken is the house speciality and also very tasty and moist.
Trout was very good and flavorful.
Fried potatoes with Parmesan, and snapper salad are also great side dishes

n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable. Great service. Knowledgeable. Wonderful environment. Food was spectacular. Truly. Cannot wait to go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful start to finish. Excellent service, very attentive and accommodating. Food was delicious as always.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branch Line is always my go-to place for an intimate night out outside the city. The wine selection is great, plates are perfect for sharing, and the ambiance is warm and cozy — perfect for a weekend date night or get-together with close friends.

J
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley is the BEST bartender/server EVER!
Will go back again soon!

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartenders were great to chat with and the food was delicious.

LG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food and they have really stepped up their lunch menu. Get the rotisserie dripping. You'll thank me later.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, great service and the beer list always has a broad range of wonderful choices.

v
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Incredible food and ambiance. Great attentive staff. Free desert for birthday. Would recommend to anyone.

LW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a group of 5 women. Our server was excellent, she gave us suggestions on what and how much to order and it was perfect. We ordered one whole chicken and 3 sides which we would have thought wouldn't be enough and it was plenty plus we took home some chicken. We also had a few salads. The snap pea salad was amazing and we all wanted to order more. The Caeser salad was not very flavorful. We were not aware that there was only a beer and wine license so a few people were disappointed that they couldn't have a cocktail but I suppose that's our fault for not doing more research. All in all it was a delicious, reasonably priced dinner. Would definitely go back just for the snap pea salad and I don't even like snap peas!

GS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a good restaurant for our dinner anniversary... Glad we found this restaurant just 3 minutes away from the hotel where we checked in... and we would say we really enjoyed it... nice ambiance, great food and overall very good service!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a graduation and our server brought up a small glass of bubbly after dinner

o
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time sitting “outside” (cozy and warm). Delicious chicken and sides. Great wine selection. Enjoyed once again!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Branch Line! The food is great, the wine selection is great, the staff is amazing!

B
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Predictably good food

L
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We were there a couple of years ago and it was AWESOME. Our experience there the other night was awful. Food was terrible. Maybe they have a different chef. It was very disappointing. Won't be going back.

DM
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The roast chicken was very tasty indeed & the sides hit the spot as well. The service did leave something to be desired however. Would visit again but not in a rush to return.

A
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We have been to Branchline many times and it is one of my partner’s favorite restaurants. However, we were really disappointed with our experience this time. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees, all of which came out within 10 minutes. We had no time to enjoy the food and both felt sick after trying to eat some of every dish before it went cold.

L
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine. Nothing amazing, nothing terrible.

MJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, friendly service.

M
New England
163 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Server was pleasant. Sadly only beer and wine license. Stuffed scallop is not true. It’s a minced up scallop similar time a crab cake. Decent but not what I was expecting by the description. Burger was shockingly super thin and medium rare came well done. Hangar steak was so so and the snap pea salad was tasty. They handle allergies very professionally. Probably won’t rush back here.

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