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Fat Hen Broadway East, Somerville, MA

Fat Hen Broadway East

4.4
4.4
351 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fat Hen, sister to La Brasa, is a small fifteen table, thirty seat restaurant that focuses on modern Italian tasting menus. Our team focuses on guest experience and creating memories; from when you first walk through the door to when you take your final bite. Our passion for fine wines, thoughtful preparation, flawless technique and excellent quality local products is shown through our frequently changing seasonal menus. Please join us as we launch our new wine bar concept with small paired bites please follow us on social media @fathenboston for all me new menu updates

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1612 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Doucette

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private dining. Please email katelyn@labrasasomerville.com to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Katelyn Lewis: (617) 764-1412

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Glen Street

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Limited parking available in the parking lot behind the restaurant after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, Assembly<br />Bus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.<br />Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for fine wines

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  1. C

    Carly

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom pasta was incredible!!!! Highly recommend
  2. T

    Tomas

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I had never been here before tonight but I'm glad we went here for my birthday. Delicious food, enjoyable ambience, a bit noisy but it was 8:00 on a Saturday when we sat down and I guess everyone had the same idea of going out for date night as we did. Regardless - it turned out to be an excellent choice for good Italian food and I would happily go back.
  3. S

    Sebo

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a nice and intimate environment. Service was excellent!
  4. SR

    SamR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to the fat hen for an intimate dinner with my partner on new years eve and it was exactly what we needed. Her cocktail and the wine were phenomenal, and the food was delicious as well. The star of the show, surprisingly, was the grapefruit walnut salad; one the best salads I’ve ever had. Service was well paced and friendly, definitely coming back!
  5. S

    Somervillen

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small, intimate and quiet, Fat Hen offers a creative, carefully curated menu served up by a genuinely friendly and enthusiastic staff. It's high-end, event dining without pretension or attitude. Pricey but entirely worth it.
  6. y

    yunachoi

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    burrata appetizer was amazing but pasta entrees were bad (goat cheese gnocchi and bucatini carbonara)
  7. T

    Tala

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! We would definitely return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday Dinner
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Well $38 for a bucatini carbonara is pretty outrageous. We didn’t realize the price until we got our bill. Dish was rather underwhelming as was the salad. We asked for bread and never got it. Needless to say we won’t return
  10. A

    Allie

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We’ve been here before and have loved it. On this occasion the food was not good! Bad beef tartare, tiny buratta, and stale bread. Overall really unimpressed and I’m disappointed. Used to be a favorite!
  12. KQ

    KQ2020

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came to celebrate my birthday and the restaurant was nice. It was disappointing that the carbonara had a ton of onions in it and no mention of that on the menu.
  13. MM

    MMR1996

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Pasta is made fresh and delicious. The tagliatelle vodka sauce pasta is amazing and creamy. Place is a little darker than I would like but it wasn’t a big deal.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Overall great spot. We’ve been to La Brasa and had a great time. We had to try out Fat Hen. Service was amazing. Atmosphere amazing
  15. D

    Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were a little worried when we saw the revirws, but decided to go. We had the tuna tartar, the duck pasta and the ribeye. Everything was amazing! The flavors, the quality of food. Just delicious! Highly, highly recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No longer the pre-pandemic fine dining prix fixe experience but the service was earnest and great and the food may actually be better! The steak tartare that was a play on carpaccio was ridiculous. The tuna crudo created a perfect bite. The salted grilled whole bronzino was a tour de force. Well done new Fat Hen team!!
  17. s

    siena

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were terrific, Very innovative cuisine, The service was fabulous.
  18. m

    marisah

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely and quiet. Just what we needed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Appetizers were forgettable and mains were made inedible by the amount of salt in the sauces. Hoping the had an off night but imo there are way better Italian options in Boston
  20. MR

    MichaelR

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Hi, food and service was great but not lots of options to choose from. Menu was very limited, and so we asked if we can order something from the second hall (the sister restaurant - "La Brasa") answer was no. BTW the name on our bill (the creadit card record) was of the sister resturant (La Brasa)
  21. T

    Troy

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, and it was delicious. I really appreciate a small menu that is done well. Will definitely come back!
  22. OC

    OlafC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the chef Brian Miller is doing magic in the kitchen. Most creative dining in the area!
  23. W

    Wanderlust13

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What an amazing experience! From the moment we arrived the service was exceptional, extremely welcoming and they had reduced the number of tables by half. They were only offering a fixed 4or 7 course menu but every dish we had was outstanding. Great for a special event especially a celebration or date night!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting menu
  25. TH

    TeresaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience for anniversary dinner! Tasting menu was amazing!
  26. DJ

    DJDJ

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As we were one of the last parties they had before closing for the pandemic, the dining room was very quiet and our waiter was great!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great! Service very personal, each dish unique and delicious! Would definitely go back soon!
  28. H

    Hjdp

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Quiet...dark...nondescript...If you don't live in the neighborhood I wouldn't bother making the trip!
  29. JG

    JuanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came to celebrate our anniversary and have a meal that would be special and memorable. It absolutely was. We each had the 7 course tasting menu and each course was both interesting and delicious - I think one or the other is fair to expect from a tasting menu but we left satisfied and talking about the dishes for days. The wine pairings were fantastic (we asked for the list) and a good value versus buying glasses or a bottle. Finally it is a very small, intimate and unpretentious setting (which we liked), as if it wants to remain a hidden gem. The service is excellent and the chef served each of the courses and explained them to us which is kind of mind boggling. Fat Hen was recommended by a few friends, and we will recommend it to a few more.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the tasting on wednesday evening, the food was incredible, thoughtful and inspiring to an industry warrior. The wine pairing was great, providing more balance to an already exceptional meal. Would do it all again.
  31. P

    Prettygood

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food albeit expensive. We did four courses with wine pairing- had duck and filet for mains. Cabernet excellent though meant to go with duck, better with filet as strong- but rest of pairing mediocre. Business much better than cannoli.
  32. PD

    PaulD

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was overall fantastic, the gnocchi with smoked butter was fantastic! Really appreciated that they let us have an off-menu dessert from their valentines menu.
  33. DK

    DemoK

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. My wife, son and I celebrated Valentine's Day dinner at the Fat Hen. We did the Prix Fixe and had a wonderful culinary trip. Jacob was so knowledgeable of wine and course selections. The food was so flavorful he could hardly finish the current bite to eat into the next. Great wait staff that allowed us time to enjoy our meal and night. Gem in the neighborhood of a sophisticated cuisine with a casual atmosphere fusion.
  34. MK

    MKB5

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. Not only is it a creative menu, but the favors and tastes are impeccable. I have had the good fortune of eating at almost every upper echelon restaurant in the city and this is bar none the best restaurant. The ambiance is romantic and with a cool, edgy design. Also, Jamie is a superb waiter! Please dine here.
  35. E

    Elle

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there on a whim and it turned out to be one of the most serendipitous culinary experiences in the two years we've been living here. When people talk about Italian food near Boston, I wish the cuisine at Fat Hen was the one getting attention. Every component of the dish is carefully prepared with intent; we ended up ordering three mains even though we weren't even that hungry going into dinner. The service was excellent and attentive, and I'm so glad that this quality institution is part of the broader Cambridge community.
  36. LL

    LizLa

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prefect date night experience. Chef Miller never disappoints. Tonight’s favorites, the scallops, the agnolotti, koji steak, the hamachi with the kombucha, farro with truffle egg... need I say more?! This place is amazing. Do yourself a favor and get the tasting menu. Perfect wine pairing by Jamie and Jake. We will be back!
  37. KD

    KathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was awesome! Even though we gave no indication as to preferences, the choices that the chef made were perfect and made for an incredibly enjoyable meal. The wait staff is super responsive. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun venue.
  38. S

    Saeed

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was amazing!!
  39. GM

    GarrettM

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food in a nice cozy atmosphere. One of the best wine pairings I've had.
  40. E

    Enzyme

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals we have had in the past year. The only down was the dessert, which was still good, just not as amazing as the rest of the meal. My wife and I had a great time. The waiter knew the menu very well and made great pairings for wine with each dish. We were very impressed and this level of expertise is hard to come by even in the higher end places. We will be back soon!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fat Hen Broadway East offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-1612 ext. 2.

Fat Hen Broadway East is rated 4.4 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Fat Hen Broadway East

126 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Limited parking available in the parking lot behind the restaurant after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, AssemblyBus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Doucette

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1612 ext. 2

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private dining. Please email katelyn@labrasasomerville.com to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Katelyn Lewis: (617) 764-1412

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