Branch Line

4.6
1728 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

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 1728 people are saying
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4.6
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Bluetopaz
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend Branchline.

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vipwesternmass
New England
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere!

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vipAdchck
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a beautiful outdoor space! Had a very nice meal and time all around. Good food and we are looking forward to going back. A new spot and worth the extra minutes in car to get to. Had pea salad, mussels and chicken. Perfect for two.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Space is cute. Staff is lovely. Food was not good.

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RobertK
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day and outdoor seating allowed us to enjoy it. Food and drink was delicious (although there was no cold brew available). Our server was outstanding -- attentive, friendly but not intrusive.

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HokieMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Nice casual restaurant.

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LauraW
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant; the outdoor patio is lovely. You can chose high tops, regular tables, in the sun, in the shade, etc. Service is always excellent and was so today. Busy, so it felt lively, but not overcrowded. The food was very, very good and I highly recommend.

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vipTonyO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of beer and wine (and a few cocktails too). First time back in more than a year. Welcome menu additions. Food, drink, and service were excellent.

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SSwn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside on the covered patio. The service was excellent. I didn't love the piri piri chicken- it was well prepared but the sauce was lacking. The garlic french fries were excellent and the side of broccolini was ok, nothing special. I also didn't love the bread with chicken drippings starter that we ordered. It was a little bland. The sparkling rose was good and the tea, surprisingly, was excellent.

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JanetL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love their outdoor patio - especially during Covid times. Feels romantic with the lighting (even though it's surrounded by parking). The appetizers and salads were really good. We had popcorn shrimp and avocado salad. The service was great even though they were challenged by rain that night. The main meals were not as good as the starters. Fine - but not memorable.

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Jeffreyt
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Consistent. Numerous entree choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow. We waited 45-50 min for our food. The food very good.

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vipMickie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit to Branch Line. The chicken is as good as we have heard, and the service was excellent.

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82much
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. No complaints. Love it here. Pea salad my absolute favorite. Mussels were excellent. Chicken always a winner. Wine was good. Service was very good.

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polite
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, lovely setting (outdoors), careful COVID precautions and delicious food. Wonderful place to have a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to go with friends!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal; fast service; great ambience; awesome outdoor patio.

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MaureenT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but the real standout was the service! Everyone who interacted with us, from the hostesses to wait staff to people who cleared the table were incredibly personable and helpful. The outdoor patio seating is comfortable and it's a lovely setting.

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LisaG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat inside and the noise level was so loud we couldn’t have a decent conversation. The service was good and if you love chicken this is the place for you.

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NathanielB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was perfect. Great and stylish use of the space.

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SingingDiners
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Branch Line. Very good food. Comfortable, pleasant, outdoor seating. Excellent service.

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DianneB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Menu very limited, steak tough, only beer and wine, no mix drinks!

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Brian
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best outdoor patio in greater Boston

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JohnH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to eat on the terrace. Actually, this review of 50 characters plus is annoying. I won't be doing this again.

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JillD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

finally got a reservation and t was well worth the wait! delicious!! cant wait to goback!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a wonderful meal and lovely atmosphere.

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vipLisa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dirty. We left before ordering food.

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SaaK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party of five ate a breakfast brunch at Branch Line. The menu provided for a range of palates, with dishes ranging from the staples of a US-breakfast to more eccentric options. The service was excellent. It seemed that Branch Line had a work culture that fostered very positive, genuinely kind service.

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vipMariaK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Our server Becca(?) was very sweet & accommodating on one of the hottest nights of outdoor dining. Good was very good but can’t wait fir the full liquor license.

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vipCarlM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and a great staff

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PowerMoon
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Nice outdoor patio and a good amount of food. Would have been a fine star if it weren't for the fact that our waiter completely neglected us. We sat at the table with our drinks before he finally came to take our orders. We also had to chase down another waiter to get our bill...

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vipHud35
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness for Branch Line! A warm, welcoming restaurant with fabulous food and a wonderful wait staff. It will always be a favorite destination for my family and me.

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ZedH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely outdoor dining experience. Tables set up a good distance apart, nice decor. Food was excellent…all 4 of us ordered something different and all 4 dishes were great. The brownie sundae was amazing but we couldn’t finish it.

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vipnancy
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our party of 4 all ordered different entrees and we were all very happy. I would suggest the chicken as it’s the house specialty. Love the piri- piri chicken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Not enough staff. Poor quality food. No service for a drink refill. Disappointing

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anonymous
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place to be as was obvious by the line waiting for a table

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Babs
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Branch Line has been our go to restaurant when we have visitors from out of state visit us. Everyone orders the roasted chicken and is never disappointed. But this time when we sat outside, it was too noisy to hear our conversation.

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KerryS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Wine List, Food, Décor & Service. HIGHLY recommend to everyone!!!!

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bostongirl
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. We will definitely return.

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 1728 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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