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Branch Line

4.6
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1371 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1371 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEmLeary
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable outdoor dining. Everyone did a great job adhering to Covid guidelines. Terrific food

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vipfanny
New England
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate on the patio. It was busy but felt safe. My fave, the roast pork sandwich,w as as good as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat lamp overhead could have been hotter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. The waiter was knowledgeable and recommended a really great wine. Overall a fantastic experience.

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vipRroze
New England
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu, great service..a little pricey..

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GreatDinnerOut
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!
Outdoor heaters kept us warm! Pretty lights, excellent service and great food! Highly recommend.

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vipPHAZE
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Branchline ... so fortunate that they have such a great outdoor space :)

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RobertS
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The sticky ribs and saffron and corn risotto are to die for.

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vipDaleV
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBrewstaBoy
New England
71 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SusanD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEagereater
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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WendyM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, well heated outside. The chicken was delicious!

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vipFoodie
New England
87 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I has a wonderful meal great food great service.nice socially distant tables

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OrotTheGreat
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branch Line provided wonderfully quick and personal service. The food was amazing and overall the experience was great.

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Tenor
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Branchline. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent service, and delicious food. They’ve also upped their carry out game. Lots of options, but their chicken is soooo good.

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AndrewS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from CT were visiting and we had a great time catching up and enjoying the excellent cuisine.

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KellyL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Although known for their chicken, I had the cod which was outstanding. Ribs as an appetizer were delicious and the snap pea salad was bright and refreshing. But what stood out to us more than anything was the restaurant's service. Not only are they handling the Covid restrictions gracefully, they were so hospitable in noting it was one of our birthdays and subtly recognizing that. It felt as if we were having a "normal" restaurant experience - so nice!

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vipFoodie
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The duck breast was tough and the scampi was somewhat blamd

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Kiki
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful restaurant. Inside and out. The staff is great, they know about the wines and beers, and those lists are interesting and delicious.

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vipsanibelbound
New England
84 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Dined here many times and always enjoyed it but this last visit was disappointing. Service was spotty as we seemed to have 3 different servers. Food was slow coming out. My wife's steak was rare not medium as requested and they forgot the side dish. The shrimp scampi was very good. We all have a bad day (night) occasionally. We'll try it again another time.

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TracieL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They've got a nice large outdoor patio (with heaters!), and the food and service were great. Loved the rotisserie chicken, and my son said the starter sticky ribs were yummy and looked to me to be a small entree size!

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STEPHENF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was nice to be outside with heaters

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vipBranchline
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual the food was very good as was the service. It is a bit pricy so special occasions only. I prefer eating outside anyway because that is a noisy/echo-y venue (an old bank)...Branchline would probably get more of my business if it included at least one side dish with its half chicken, but a minor quibble. Best chicken around. Snap pea salad also great.

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GrahamS
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our favourite place!!
Loved it...again!

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vipBrianS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails! I've been coming here for some time, and they always make me feel special. The food and drinks are excellent. The service is impeccable, and i hope they never change. The restaurant leadership is amazing and really drive home the customer experience.

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KarenA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience in our new COVID world. We ate Saturday lunch on the patio, which was designed for outside dining and is lovely, unlike some restaurants that put up tents in their parking lots that feel like you’re at a graduation party. The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Thank you!!!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service at an outdoor venue were very good. However, the soundtrack of the dinner experience was worse than elevator Muzak. Management: A better musical selection is highly recommended. It must be torture to work a shift there.

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vipDrJoyceMaguirePavaoo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I usually love Branchline.
This night I arrived at 7 to meet a friend.
We were rushed and pushed out in
less than a half hour.
My friend didn’t finish her wine.
It was very upsetting.
We texted an hour later and asked
each other if we had really met.
It was a terrible experience.

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machalm
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for dinner and gathering to meet friends

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every part of our experience. It was a lovely place to bring our small family to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you to the wonderful staff of Branch Line for providing a safe and friendly environment for all guests. We will be back again very soon for dine-in and take-out!

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vipLexFoodie
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for outdoor dining, with heaters..great food, fantastic beer list? Look no further and head to Branch Line. And while everything we are was great - the rotisserie chicken must not be missed.

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vipCarolineC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and menu. Expensive mains when you need to order side dishes also.

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vipJeffH
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The terrace at Branch Line is a particularly welcome respite during the pandemic.

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vipWendiB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. I felt well separate from other tables. Everyone wore masks away from their table (and staff wore them at all times). Sanitizer was available at the entrance - menus were one use. The heaters were also great during this cooler time of year. I felt as safe as I could venturing out during these times. The food here has always been amazing and that hasn't changed. We normally turn the restaurant into more of a tapas experience because the appetizers and sides are just so good we wind up getting a bunch to share.

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Grenfell
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was hoping to sit outside, but even with the overhead heaters, too cool. Everything was great!

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DrWendy
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Excellent spot for these COVID times - outdoors and affordable

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ninaw
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Good job keeping nice ambience with current Covid situation/requirements.

FAQs

Branch Line does offer 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 1371 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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