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Branch Line

4.7
4.7
1928 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!

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Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.

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!

Popular dishes

Menu

Inquire within about events large & small, catering & takeout!

Snacks

  • Warm Pretzel$8.00

    honey mustard

    • Chips & Dip$7.00

      pecorino ranch

      • Iggy's Francese Bread$4.00

        chicken drippings

        • Warm Marinated Olives$6.00

          rosemary, citrus

          Starters

          • Sugar Snap Pea Salad$15.00

            almond vinaigrette, mint, ricotta

            • Little Leaf Green Salad$13.00

              shaved carrots, radish, cucumber, dijon vinaigrette

              • Rotisserie Chicken Soup$11.00

                lemon, oregano, parmesan broth

                • Take a Quart To Go$15.00

              Salad - Additions

              add to any salad:

              • Chicken$5.00

                • Avocado$2.00

                  • Shrimp$8.00

                    • Hard Boiled Egg$1.50

                      Plates

                      • Quarter Rotisserie Chicken$14.00

                        dressed greens; choose leg or breast

                        • Half Rotisserie Chicken$26.00

                          roasted potatoes

                          • Whole Rotisserie Chicken$40.00

                            house sauce

                            • Piri Piri Chicken

                              garlic fries

                              • Half$27.00
                              • Whole$45.00
                            • Big Cobb Salad$23.00

                              rotisserie chicken, bacon, feta, hard-boiled egg

                              Sandwich

                              served with fries

                              • 8 oz. Burger*$19.00

                                cheddar, iggy's bun, special sauce, fries

                                • Roasted Mushroom Melt$14.00

                                  basil, cheddar, arugula, chips

                                  • Eggplant Parm$14.00

                                    stracciatella, heirloom tomatoes, basil

                                    • Rotisserie Pork$15.00

                                      parmesan, marinated cukes black pepper mayo, chips

                                      • Rotisserie Chicken Salad$14.00

                                        heirloom tomatoes, basil, chips

                                        • Rotisserie Turkey$15.00

                                          swiss cheese, calabrian chile aïoli, chips

                                          Sides

                                          • Garlic Fries$8.00

                                            • Rosemary Fries$8.00

                                              • Dressed Greens$7.00

                                                • Marinated Cucumbers$7.00

                                                  broken cream, mint

                                                  Sweets

                                                  • Chocolate Brownie Sundae$11.00

                                                    vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, candied pecans

                                                    • Sweet Cream Ice Cream$9.00

                                                      caramel, hazelnuts

                                                      • Lemon Sorbet$8.00

                                                        Last updated: April 15, 2022

                                                        What 1,928 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
                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                        • 4.4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. B

                                                          mbdinBoston

                                                          New England

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This is the place right now. Lovely outdoor dining. Terrific food, wonderful cocktails and the nicest staff around. It’s become a weekly destination for us. Garrett is the man.

                                                        2. RW

                                                          RachelW

                                                          Atlantic Canada

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Good selection of dishes, reasonably priced, and a great drink selection too

                                                        3. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          This was our second visit, to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. It was a wonderful meal and the ambiance is fun. Access to the restaurant will hopefully improve; both times it was confusing due to construction. Food was delicious, especially the pea pod salad, the strawberry apricot salad, the Piri Piri Chicken and the eggplant. Broccolini was not cooked enough so was tougher than expected. Overall, we enjoyed our celebratory dinner.

                                                        4. HB

                                                          HyeBabee

                                                          Orlando

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                          Everything was decent. The service was a bit slower than usual, but the food continues to be good. The drink selection is excellent.

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                          Family visiting out of town

                                                        6. F

                                                          Foodie21

                                                          New York Area

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Had brunch ! Great food and service . Selections can meat all appetite

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Another amazing time!!

                                                        8. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          West Palm Beach

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Nice job. Be back in july

                                                        9. B

                                                          mbdinBoston

                                                          New England

                                                          19 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          19 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful outdoor seating and spectacular food. Great cocktails too. Get the Piri Piri Chicken.

                                                        10. ST

                                                          SeemaT

                                                          New England

                                                          63 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          63 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The best outdoor space and the best chicken ever. I also love their snap pea salad. My favorite part though is their wine - both by the glass which is curated to pair well with the menu - and by the bottle, which is very good and affordable.

                                                        11. JB

                                                          JBWatertown

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                          Delicious food! Service quite slow, maybe due to staff shortage.

                                                        12. II

                                                          InnaI

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          We were promptly seated, the waiter and the water arrived almost immediately. The waiter was very attentive, the good was good, and the ambience on the terrace on Sunday evening was nice.

                                                        13. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Baltimore

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing dining experience. Great food and great service.

                                                        14. MB

                                                          MariaB

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          I really enjoyed this night out with my friends at this fab place. Thank you for an outstanding service, I appreciated!!

                                                        15. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Austin

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We met for a family get together and had the best time! Great food, service and ambiance. Thank you!

                                                        16. KG

                                                          KevG

                                                          New England

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a lovely time at an outdoor table. The service and food were both on point. Cheers!

                                                        17. LB

                                                          LeahB

                                                          New England

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          It was lovely to eat outside on the patio and the food, as always, was great.

                                                        18. MM

                                                          MrMysterious

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                          This is a cute dinner place, however tables are very close together so not much privacy and very loud. Food is good and great quick service.

                                                        19. MR

                                                          MROB

                                                          New England

                                                          117 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          117 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Everything solid with exception of bathroom cleanliness. Needs attention

                                                        20. JT

                                                          JamieT

                                                          New England

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious, flavorful food! Large servings (plan accordingly) and excellent service. Pleasant music, not overly loud and the ambience was great. Love the open kitchen, we sat near and watched the foods being prepared.

                                                        21. LM

                                                          LibbyM

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food at Branch Line was all around delicious. My grandmother has celiacs and they were accommodating and helpful with recommendations. The ambiance was great too. I’ll definitely be back

                                                        22. SJ

                                                          SandJ

                                                          New England

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always a win for us- service was attentive and friendly, food was delicious and we enjoyed our outdoor seating by twinkle lights and heaters!

                                                        23. k

                                                          karent

                                                          New England

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great birthday dinner - love this place!

                                                        24. M

                                                          Mickie

                                                          New England

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Branch Line offers a strong menu with amazing chicken and other menu choices. I like the wine list as well. The dining space is attractive, if a bit noisy when really full.

                                                        25. WB

                                                          WendiB

                                                          New England

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Never a bad meal here. We had a party of 8 and decided to turn dinner into a family dining/tapas experience. That allowed us to try most of the menu. Everything was amazing. From the small bites, to the entrees and sides and even dessert. Service was great. The perfect level of attentive but not intrusive.

                                                        26. NP

                                                          NickP

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent service. Piri piri chicken was excellent - spicy but not overly so and tender. Great wine and dessert too!

                                                        27. SA

                                                          SuzanneA

                                                          New England

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic service! Amazing to have free garage parking. We had a delicious meal and all 6 of us loved the decor. The Spring Pea salad was perfectly crisp and fresh. We split the Chocolate tart, which was a total hit! Branch Line is definitely at the top of our list for our next event.

                                                        28. JF

                                                          JylF

                                                          New England

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                          Chicken soup way too salty to eat. Kelp pasta had no flavor. The table I reserve, 44 was given to another couple.

                                                        29. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                          Great place and good food despite limited lunch time menu

                                                        30. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive to us throughout the meal. It was our first time to this location and I cannot say enough good things about the service, quality/taste of the meal and the ambiance. Thank you for a great dining experience. We’ll be back!

                                                        31. PJ

                                                          PadgJ

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                          overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                          The service was great. Loved the heated tent. The food was meh- soup had a ton of broth, not much else-chicken bits, carrot bits, celery bits. The onion rings were inedible. The Mac and cheese was tasteless. The highlight was the spring pea salad. Bring back the smashed potatoes and I might come back… otherwise no way.

                                                        32. L

                                                          Lexie144

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Highest of quality - ambience, food and of course, the staff who make it all happen!

                                                        33. M

                                                          Medsea

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food, great service! Would definitely recommend to a friend!

                                                        34. J

                                                          Jackie

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was delicious and the staff went above and beyond!

                                                        35. SD

                                                          SueDash

                                                          New England

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a lovely Easter brunch at Branchline - many thanks to the entire team! My husband loved the special ham scramble - hats off to the chef!

                                                        36. P

                                                          Piper

                                                          New England

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          Fun place; really good food and drinks ; cheerful, helpful waitstaff; nice set-up for indoor/outdoor seating even in windy, wet weather; convenient parking. A little noisy but friendly interaction.

                                                        37. JB

                                                          JBtable

                                                          New England

                                                          127 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          127 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                          Food was nice, with some changes to menu. Now they are serving hard alcohol instead of just beer /vine. Mussels appetizer was very good and so was the seared steel head trout with faça beans and veggies stew. Sugar snappea salad is always a good option. The delicious potatoes w rosemary & topped with cheese has changed to french fries w rosemary which is just so-so. Despite no more masks required, COVID numbers are back on the rise, and I would have felt more comfortable if the serving staff was masked ( as some other establishments have been doing) Nice to have the outdoors seating option. However the heated tent was only closed on one side making it feel more like a covered open space and very windy. Overall nice environment and good for larger parties.

                                                        38. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Everything was great. Drinks and food. Would definitely recommend.

                                                        39. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love everything about Branchline — one of my most favorite restaurants!

                                                        40. DB

                                                          DanaB

                                                          New England

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Nice setting with good food and great drinks. Highly recommended.

                                                        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 1928 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                        Booked 100 times today
                                                        Experiences are available.
                                                        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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