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!
Weather Dependent Patio
Multiple dates availableThis Reservation is a weather dependent table.
Multiple dates availableFor 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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Quarter Rotisserie Chicken
choose leg or breast dressed greens
Sugar Snap Pea Salad
almond vinaigrette, mint, ricotta
Great variety of menu items, great food, great service.
Excellent meal! Great flavors! Wonderful wait staff - highly recommended!
Delicious food & drink, great service. Strongly recommend.
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
Good food and beer in a nice open space. Fun for all.
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
Love this place, food and service are always excellent. Thank you so much for making my lunch so enjoyable. Love everything about this place.
Too cold to eat outside!!
I can't wait to go back. The piri piri chicken was awesome! and so was the red sangria.
Amazing roast chicken. Big thumbs up.
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.
Delicious and crisp chicken
And they now have cocktails!
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!
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!
Service people weren’t wearing masks - will not return
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."
Can’t tell how great it was!! Reasonable price, great food, and great ambient ♥
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.
Love Branchline. Great food, warm and friendly atmosphere, attentive servers.
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.
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.
Great spot; great food, great atmosphere, and great employees.
as always--never disappoints and best patio in town
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.
One of our favorites. Always great. Take new people all the time, everyone always likes it
Food was good but not as good as it was priced
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.
Excellent food and the best people anywhere!
Really lovely patio dining - great on a fall day. The food is reliably good, always.
Good food and service. Their cocktails need work but they are learning
Great! Chairs were slightly uncomfortable but everything else was absolutely fantastic
really enjoy Branch Line and have for the past 4-5 years- the best rotisserie chix!
Very nice people, kind of profession. Food is GREAT! Will come again.
Lovely lunch in the sunshine and wonderful service even though they were super busy!
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…
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.
Service friendly and helpful. Food delicious!
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!
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.
Wonderful restaurant. Absolutely delicious food, great service and ambience. We had a terrific evening with friends.
It was a wonderful birthday dinner. We were outside under the private gazebo and it was perfect!
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 1795 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.