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Branch Line

4.5
576 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
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: The Oyster Bar at Les Sablons, Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston & Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Eastern Standard, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Saturday: 12pm-3pm

Sunday 11am-3pm

Open for Cafe Menu in between Lunch & Dinner

Dinner:

Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm

Bar an extra hour every night.

Takeout Available Daily, please call 617-420-1900
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Phone number
(617) 420-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Kingsbury Ave
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 576 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening. Service was so friendly, accommodating and attentive. Appreciate their attention to detail. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Branchline is a reliably good restaurant. The service is excellent, the food well above average, the ambiance. If I were to find one fault it would be the noise level, especially inside. Overall, however, it is a good place to have supper.

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1.0Dined on May 15, 2018

What a disappointment! I ordered the special, supposedly a NY strip steak, which tasted more like London Broil. I asked for medium rare but most of it was medium well. My companion ordered the salmon which he said was okay. Since the dinner was my treat, I knew that his “okay “ really meant that it was just fair. The only saving factor was the beer selection. Noise levels were off the decimeter.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We dined on 3 appetizers and 2 side dishes. Server was super friendly and helpful. Salads were interesting, fried potatoes irresistible, Sausage/cabbage/mustard hearty. Grilled avocado a bit over done for me, but dining companion found them good. We ordered at a lull in the action in the kitchen so my one complaint would be that the food came out too fast - we did ask to be served as it was ready, but a bit more pacing would have been good. Nice beer and wine selection, but would be lovely if they were able to serve cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food, great service awesome staff.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Joined family members for mothers day celebration. I arrived early and sampled a couple of the beers on the extensive list at the bar. We were promptly escorted to our table when everyone arrived. Sampled many different dishes passing them around the table--everything was quite good, well presented, memorable. Outstanding desserts too! Loved the casual atmosphere and attentive service, and that we were able to linger for quite a while our meal with no pressure to leave. Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was good, but not as good as I'd remembered. Still loved the pea shoot salad, but the grilled avocado was nothing special. Mussels were delicious, too. the chicken was good, but seemed quite salty, as did the salmon. Mousse dessert was very light and not that chocolaty, but we liked it a lot!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day early dinner was so good. All of our meals were spot on. Had a great wine recommendation from a waiter who was very knowledgable.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Overall a positive experience. Wonderful service. However, the food was only a notch above ordinary. The prime rib was fine but a bit fatty, nothing to rave about. The potatoes were dry. It was our anniversary so we were given a good table. They offered a complimentary glass of sparking wine. When we declined, they didn't offer a non-alcoholic alternative. Nevertheless, would go there again.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Warm ambiance, knowledgeable staff and fantastic food and wine made dinner with a friend even more delightful! Salmon was super, chix looked amazing. Excellent coffee after dinner. Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I'd been to Branch Line a couple times before, and it did not disappoint when we returned on Saturday night. Salads were fresh and interesting, side of roasted asparagus with hazel nuts was really good too. We always get the rotisserie chicken, but some of the other entree choices also looked interesting. Outstanding beer selection, good wines by the glass (although the bottles are pretty expensive). All in all, an enjoyable early evening for my husband, sister-in-law and myself, prior to a concert in Cambridge. A final plus: they take reservations!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Best Birthday Bash!

The staff is friendly, extremely knowledgeable about wines; the food is delicious, and the portion sizes generous. We were not rushed at all, and the wait staff was attentive and helpful. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food and a great outside dining area.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Dependably good food, very congenial staff. A favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Amazing patio and creative food! Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Very nice, comfortable restaurant with very fresh food. The roasted chicken is delicious. Had the chopped salad with avocado and chicken. Got the dressing on the side because I don't like too much dressing. It was simple and very good. Would have liked it a little better if the chicken was still warm, but it was chilled. Definitely recommend getting it with the avocado!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Wait staff was great. Wine advice and wine great. Food not what it was cracked up to be given what was expected given the description and ingredients. Pork and fish both dry not succulent. Great space and service but not in the end food is what you come for.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Service was excellent. Main room vibrant but a bit loud.
Chicken was excellent as usual, very moist.
Bronzino was good, also tasty.
If the side dishes carrot was the best. Beets was just ok ( a bit pickley) and mushrooms not that good.
Avocado and snap pea salad appetizers were great. Mussels sauce was good

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Branch Line. A couple of mis-steps included over salted barley risotto and cold red wine (I mean really cold out of the fridge!) The manager comped us some madeira with our dessert and was very genial. The snap pea salad was the best dish and we would order it again. The coconut cardamom coffee was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a treat to come here... the chow and service is excellent. Mushrooms, snap pea salad, chicken, a few veggie sides, a nice bottle or red. A great evening.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

While not terrible, the food at Branch Line left me unimpressed. My friend had a chicken salad sandwich, which she said was just okay. It was served with barely any garnish, just one lone pickle. And my barley and asparagus salad was very blah -- the ranch dressing had no pizzazz or kick to it. It's a very pleasant setting and the service was fine. I just wish the food were better.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Loved watching the kitchen work. Got excellent beer advice from bartender. Pork dishes were outstanding as were the roasted sides (cauliflower and fennel). Will return and have recommended to my grown kids.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I just can’t say enough good things about this place. The food is amazing, the beer menu is off the hook and the service is second to none. Going here is never a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always consistently great! I love the fact that they keep changing their menu, so you can always go and never get tired of the offerings.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

nice little neighborhood hot spot - limited but tasty menu

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I was very pleasantly surprised at this place! The chicken is a MUST. The staff is amazing and they have a very large selection of beer and wine.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I had a great experience at Branch Line. Great wine list! The chicken was definitely the star of the night followed closely by the snap pea salad! We will definitely return! Our waiter, Erik, was great. His dessert recommendation was a great way to end our date night.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We can’t say anything bad. We love it and we’re just commenting that we need to come here more often. The service is impeccable, the food always delicious, good wine and beer and great space. No negatives.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fun night out - excellent service and tasty food. I never order chicken out, but this is the place to do it! Sides of potatoes and cauliflower were delicious too!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Sophisticated Casual Dining. This is one of my favorite spots. Everything is awesome here... great chow, atmosphere, service, along with a great beer and wine program. Loved our mushrooms, pea salad (a must), chicken, carrots, cauliflower. Already planning my return.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our server, Kyle, was top-notch. He was very helpful when we were trying to decide on a wine and offered up a surprising amount of knowledge about the wines, their regions and the flavors within. Knowledgeable but not pretentious, our server informed us of details about our food selections that otherwise may have made our meal less interesting. The bierwurst appetizer was perfectly smokey and juicy. It was so good I could have eaten it for appetizer, dinner and dessert! The butcher steak and salmon were cooked to perfection. As an accommodating partner in crime, the server and I schemed our own special dessert-oriented beverage and it was delicious! (Hopefully he didn't get in trouble by the chef :) This is possibly the first time I left a restaurant wanting to hug the server for being so amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Staff is knowledgeable and attentive, I was delighted with the accommodations that were given - excellent room and excellent food, you and your party will be well cared for...

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very gracious and friendly service staff. Beautiful space and wonderful food. Totally positive evening.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Love this restaurant!

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We were seated outside with nice heating but the lack of background music did not provide a cozy atmosphere. Also, I was disappointed that my steak was tough and the spinach arrived barely warm.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Chicken was disappointing, but the snap pea salad and the barley risotto were delicious. Great space, and terrific service. Noise level was surprisingly and pleasingly moderate given the size of the room.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

no one especially liked the food ordered. Menu was limited. The Mayfair salad had no discernable dressing

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fun place to eat
Nice hub bub
Very pleasant experience

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was my husband's birthday. Food was excellent. Service by the female waitstaff person was exceptional. She did everything to make the evening spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love eating at Branch Line! The atmosphere is beautiful and interesting, the staff are always very friendly, and the food is superb!

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