Fat Hen Broadway East

4.7
330 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Located near Tufts University, Assembly Row, and Partners HealthCare, the Fat Hen Broadway East menu has pivoted into a funky, chill and unique pizza and pasta spot. Fully scratch authentic and unique Italian pizzas, pastas and more.

Fat Hen Broadway East is a casual dine in pizza place, located on Broadway in East Somerville adjacent to its sister restaurant La Brasa.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 330 people are saying
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vipOlafC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWanderlust13
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience for anniversary dinner! Tasting menu was amazing!

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DJDJ
New England
6 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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Hjdp
New York Area
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!

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JuanG
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 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.

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vipPerfection
New England
10 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.

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PaulD
New England
2 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.

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DemoK
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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MKB5
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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.

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Elle
New York Area
3 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.

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vipLizLa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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!

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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.

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Saeed
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing!!

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vipGarrettM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Enzyme
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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!

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vipJcab23
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible place with an equally incredible staff. The attention to detail in both the food and the service is beyond reproach. The food was delicious and the plating was stunning. I can't wait to go back.

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DaveC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The only suggestion I have is to expand the cocktail menu. Other than it's a great experience!

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vipbostonflyboy
New England
99 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always challenges with new combinations

This is our fourth time here. And they continue to astonish with unique pairings of spices and ingredients. Never a misfire. Tangy bass crudo, an Asian hint to the gnocchi, and tender roasted duck breast. Unique flavors. Nothing is ordinary. Brief but excellent wine list. I highly recommend Fat Hen.

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JasonC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice, tight, well-executed menu. Unpretencious, cool little spot right on Broadway.

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vipKimber
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll make the decision easy for you! DINE HERE. While the ambiance of the place is dim lit and romantic the food and it’s extraordinary staff is what keeps me and my husband going back again and again.
Pasta dishes are unbelievably tasty and the crew is so accommodating. They treat all of their diners with soigné attitude. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chef’s Whim dinner was amazing again. Chef Bryan is very clever and talented. So many phenomenal flavor and texture combinations. Can’t wait to go again

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vipDTMJR
New England
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Year's Eve Dinner. Wonderful meal and service!

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vipWilliamB
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? The Fat Hen doesn't fail. This was a terrific New Year's Eve prix fixe, and the tone set by the staff extended to the tables, with pleasant exchanges on either side.

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EKMB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

in the past, Fat Hen has been one of our favorite restaurants. The $95 prix fixe that we had fell short. The small bites, foie gras pate, and gemelli were terrific. The main course, steak, was not even average. The dessert, a tiramisu popsicle, tasted of freezer burn, and just wasn't right. The cost was 'way too much for this meal. The front of the house seems to have suffered since we were last there, and the place looks just a little shabby. We were disappointed and saddened and I hope this nite was just a holiday aberration.

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vipVitaliaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date

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NachiketL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of the best restaurants in Somerville. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice evening dining experience.

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vipEdiG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience - we thought the food was special and delicious!

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vipVickiA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Fat Hen for the first time to celebrate my partner's birthday. Jacob was our outstanding waiter. He was very helpful with the menu and wine list and contributed greatly to our choices and ultimately, an excellent dining experience. My partner has not stopped saying that he had his best meal ever at Fat Hen! We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made 530 reservations ahead of B’s game and showed up early. We were the only people there at 5 on a Saturday night and the food and service was excellent. A small and quaint setting - they seat about 30 and we’d definitely go back.

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vipMillers
New England
174 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little 30 seat restaurant. Food is immaculate. Foie gras terriene and the pasta with the duck confit were just delicious. Cannoli ricotta could be a little sweeter. Great dinner thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

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vipJulieM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful ambiance!

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JvdH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great food! Creative italian dishes, high quality products.

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vipAmandaE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun vibe!

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EastSomervilleRocks
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought Fat Hen was fantastic. We just let our very attentive waiter pick the food for the chef's menu, and everything he picked was amazing. The wine pairing was perfect too. It was the perfect date night!

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vipgschwenkler
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best kept secrets in Boston! The food is delicious and creative, the service is great, and the ambiance is fantastic. Small and intimate restaurant. Great wine selection as well. We will come back!

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 4.7 stars by 330 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.