Fat Hen Broadway East

4.8
260 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located near Tufts University, Assembly Row, and Partners HealthCare, the Fat Hen Broadway East menu focuses on elegant, concise Italian inspired dishes paired with a well cultivated wine list. The sophisticated atmosphere makes for an exceptional dining experience from beginning to end. We available for private dining.

Fat Hen Broadway East is Italian upscale dining, located on Broadway in East Somerville adjacent to its sister restaurant La Brasa.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, incredible food and great service! Will definitely be back!

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early reservation (5:15) and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. It started to fill up a little more as we went through our meal. We opted for the 4-course prix fixe menu and enjoyed everything! Notably, the scallops, risotto, and burrata were delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful.

BL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Somerville. We had the tasting course with wine parings.

PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a superb dining experience ! Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding! Some dishes were exploding with different flavors. Ingredients were very fresh, and each dish was beautifully presented. The overall experience was simply sublime. It was among the best dining experience we have ever had. Will be returning in the fall. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This little gem is well worth a visit. Our party of 8 decided to enjoy the chef's tasting menu. The chef did a wonderful job accommodating our various food restrictions (2 pescatarians) and 1 no shellfish.....(I think). Each course was delicious and accompanied by a wine pairing. This is a special place to dine. Take your time...take friends and enjoy. The crudo, seabass and shishto peppers stand out. All delicious....foodies do not miss.

S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal, everything was delicious and service very attentive.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend did the tasting menu... Chef Bryan was exceptional, our waiter was exceptional. The food was exceptional, the wine was exceptional. I have been to 60-70 restaurants in Boston and this was top 3 for food, number one for service.

IC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine! Chef Brian is is doing magic in the kitchen! The wine pairing is an experience worth the trip!

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chef tasting menu. It's definitely a bargain for the quality of food we received. Each dish was beautifully presented and well explained. Pretty much love all the dishes we tried that night, including the foie gras ice cream sandwich, which was one of the kind.

JG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very nice dining experience. My friend and I had a 7 pm reservation on a Wednesday night, so the place was not busy. All of our dishes were well prepared. We shared the Cesar salad & the gemelli. The duck was amazing served w a crispy risotto & chanterelles. The striped bass was perfectly seared in a brodo. No room for dessert. Can’t wait to go back! It’s pricey but worth it.

DM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying Fat Hen. Our server Jaimie was great. We decided to go with the Chef Whim tasting menu along with the pairing of wine. Wow! The stand out for us was the Foie Gras ice cream sandwich it was truly AMAZING! Jamie was great at explaining the wine and why it was paired with each dish, Chef delivered each dish with an explanation of all that went into preparing the dish. We can’t wait to return. It’s definitely worth trying out.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience and meal was outstanding.Jake and the Fat Hen team were engaging and the food was amazing in both taste and presentation.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four-course fixed-price Deal is wonderful, and at a reasonable price! If you choose it, the wine pairings are also excellent. Price-wise, the wine pairings are a good deal (a) for the area and (b) if you’re willing to commit to 3-4 glasses of wine. But we found the pairings delightful!

We went out for a relatively pricey (and somewhat celebratory) date. We can’t speak for a more budget-conscious experience.

ES
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Best gnocchi I’ve ever had! A very cute neighborhood restaurant with thoughtful, modern Italian dishes. Will definitely be back.

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very special night at Fat Hen for my wife’s 30th birthday. All 4 courses were delicious and the wines were paired perfectly. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and made the experience even better. Will be going back for other special occasions in the future.

S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful dinner, each dish we chose was perfect, delicate flavors, combination of textures, beautiful presentation and service was impeccable.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative food ... and especially superlative service by Robin. I teased her she was so good, I thought she was Italian. I have many, many allergies. She guided through my entire dining experience. She sincerely wanted me to have the best meal I possibly could have. Thank you Tosca, for having such an outstanding server.

LF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. My husband had duck with cherries which was excellent--not very sweet. I didn't get it because I'm not fond of sweet entrees, but I tasted his and it was excellent. Our friend and I had the striped bass which was nicely cooked--very crispy skin and moist meat. The chocolate dessert was also very good. By our standards, the place was expensive but it was a special occasion so we splurged.

SB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, quite delicious. I would have expected some vegetarian options on the a la carte menu. However, at least two pasta entrees were modified to make them vegetarian--and they were delicious.

i
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic birthday dinner at Fat Hen. We tried the chef's tasting. They happily and expertly accommodated a vegetarian. The food was delicious, especially the agnolotti with peas and the foraged porcini mushrooms. Service was great, and the wines we had were consistently delicious.

LL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the chef's tasting menu and all 6 courses plus desserts are excellent. The service is warm and professional. We had a great time and highly recommended the restaurant. I am planning to find an excuse to go back already!

YR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the surrounding area isn’t fancy this place is a gem. Excellent foodie quality food with a VERY knowledgeable server. The four course meal + wine pairing was more than enough food. The scallops were divine.

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the chef's tasting menu - really fantastic. Great service, great wine, every item was well presented, interesting and delicious. Third time to Fat Hen, every visit has been amazing. Very rare to find a restaurant that is consistently this great.

JG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite place to eat in Boston. Fantastic food, with great service and great care. This is a neighborhood gem of the highest order.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef's Counter is the best place for a date night! My fiance and I highly recommend the Chef's Whim tasting menu. Brian always creates the most beautiful, delicious, creative plates. I also brought my family here for Father's Day, and they had an amazing time. It's all about the experience! Brian, Jamie, and the rest of their team do a wonderful job of making you feel at home.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This was overall a good experience. However, the server spilt water on the table two occasions, and olive oil on one of the party members while serving it. Don’t think he noticed that, but did apologize for spilling water.

DT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed an amazing six course meal thanks to Chef
Brian Miller! Each course was a creative masterpiece.
Excellent use of many local products to create this tremendous dining experience. My preferred dining experience is the chef’s choice tasting menu where you leave the choices up to the chef. The Chef’s Whim Six Course Menu at Fat Hen is the best tasting menu experience I have had for the quality of the food and preparation, great guest experience and value.
Our server Jake also added to the great dining experience.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful and the wine pairings with the food put it over the top. 10/10 one of the best restaurants in Boston.

AA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious and awesome vibe! The gemelli pasta we had was super rich and a little to oily but everything was amazing

VL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. The menu changes frequently, but every item I've tried is terrific. The chef's sense of flavor and texture is second to none. Friendly and smart service. Simple, neat atmosphere. Don't miss a change to eat there -- one of Boston's very best.

H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Attentive service.

ON
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Boston

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NL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Somerville you have to try eating at Fat Hen! I have never been disappointed with their food or service. Make sure to reserve before you go. If are willing to get adventurous I would recommend trying the Chef's Menu.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and memorable! Will be back! Birthday dinner could not have been more perfect!

JY
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was really remarkable. The four course prix fixe with wine pairing is very reasonable especially given the high quality of the food and service.

LE
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Excellent service ! We will be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and thinks it's one of the best in the entire Boston/Cambridge area.

EK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experimental food with wonderful service and good natural light!

d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was phenomenal! We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was inventive and very well done. The wine was well chosen and excellent. The service was fantastic and was not stuffy as some 6 course tasting menu experiences can be. We loved it, fantastic date night.

AF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be going back and bringing all of our out-of-town visitors!

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