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Branch Line

4.7
4.7
2137 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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!

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What 2,137 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

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. SD

    SueDash

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love BranchLine & our most recent visit was wonderful! We love the food & the service is exceptional- many thanks to our server Nick, Sean & every member of the team! Brunch was excellent- we’ll be back!
  2. l

    lsss

    New England

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mariano C took wonderful care of our party of 6 throughout the night. He was helpful and checked in frequently (but not too much) so the evening was relaxed and enjoyable. The food was also great, by the way - starters, entrees (chicken, eggplant parm, risotto, steak frites, burgers), drinks, all added to a delightful night at Branch Line. So very glad it made it through the pandemic and so glad that they are doing fine w all of the annoying construction over there theses days. Can’t wait for our next visit - it won’t be too long!
  3. f

    foodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful overall!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great hospitality Thank you.
  5. IM

    IMoreno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. I also found very convenient that there was a parking close by.
  6. WH

    WilliamH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Eating in the tent was enjoyable and quiet.
  7. JT

    JamieT

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Huge servings, broad menu for brunch. We loved the French toast and brownie dessert. The open kitchen is very cool, you can see all the action. Share plates or enjoy leftovers.
  8. C

    Cooksnightout

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dine at Branch Line frequently and our meal last night was one of the best we’ve had. Obie, our server was terrific- personable and efficient. Our sugar snap pea salad, which we shared, was brought to us on two separate plates which allowed us to avoid the dividing hassle. The piri piri chicken was done perfectly and the fries which we requested to be “extra crispy” were just right. Burger was also very good. All in all, a great meal. -
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is marvelous.
  10. t

    tk1180

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere in the midst of the construction! Easy and convenient parking. The food and service were excellent and the chicken ( get the piri piri) was awesome. Decadent brownie sundae for desert. We had a great time sitting at the bar.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch Line is a hidden gem in the heart of Watertown. This restaurant has it all; decor, ambiance, food and service. We started our meal with a couple of their cocktails and the sticky ribs, they were finger licking good! Our meal got even better with our entree’s, the piri piri chicken with its mind blowing sauce that I actually asked for a side of so i can take it and re-engineer this deliciousness at home and their juciy pork chop dish. Of course to round off a good meal and to see this restaurant’s skill set in desserts, we got the brownie sundae and an effervescent espresso martini. All i can say is WOW, this is by far the best meal i’ve had in a long time. Also to note the srvice by our server Natalie, just perfect and thank you! If you haven’t been to Branch Line, GO NOW! If you have like me, come back all the time immediately which is what i plan to do.
  12. LB

    LeahB

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch Line is consistently good - a perfect place to meet friends for dinner after work.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant for a family meal!
  14. C

    Chelsea

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my friends birthday and was very pleased with the quality of the food, ambience, and service! The cocktails and rotisserie chicken are amazing! I also appreciate the cozy outdoor patio and how they provided a complimentary dessert for my friend to sing happy birthday! I’ve already recommended it to friends!
  15. DN

    DfromNewton

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have eaten here more since Covid. We really like the large, heated covered outdoor space. It just feels safer and is very comfortable. The service last night was excellent. We waited for our reserved table but they gave us free chips and dip to make up for it, which was unnecessary but nice. The food is good, but we would say the menu is too limited. We would come more often if there was more variety. Also the price for the chicken, which is very good, seems out of line but hard to tell with inflation. Fries are yummy.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting together with adult kids
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining was charming and lovely with great heaters and nice ambiance. Will return ASAP!
  18. EO

    EatOutAlot

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was very good, the drinks were excellent and our server Angelle was exceptional!
  19. SM

    ShelaghM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to the restaurant one time before. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. Food, service, atmosphere - I will be back very soon!
  20. D

    Dilaar

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Business lunch for two It is located in the Arsenal in Watertown. A lot of construction going on with a multistory garage being built right across the street from Branchline. If you don’t mind the noise the outside dining area looked great but ate inside. Ambiance inside is subdued (at least during lunch on a Friday) Tall ceilings and decent decor make it an inviting space. Seemed kid friendly with a few families with well behaved urchins at lunch but evenings maybe different. I ordered the Pebble DIPA but they said it was going to be half hour because they were tapping a new keg. That never happened or I certainly didn’t get a Pebble and ordered an alternate IPA which was not bad. Large selection of cocktails. I would have tried a couple but didn’t want get sloshed during a business lunch. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich which was fine with chips that were a wee bit oily. Note these were not fries but chips (or crisps if you are English) My business associate ordered the beet salad that looked very healthy and he polished it off. Recommend it for lunch or for cocktails in the eve but take an uber there and back so you can enjoy a few.
  21. MR

    MichalR

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is consistently excellent - excellent menus / great with kids
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This is not meant as a take down as this restaurant has been reliable for a long time. The rotisserie chicken is five star, other items are well prepared. Our issue this time was service, despite having two servers (?). We had to ask about our second round of drinks twice and one of our apps just never came despite asking about it three times. It wasn’t on the bill either so I assume it just never got ordered. Sign off the times, bad night, unfortunate outlier circumstances, who knows?
  23. MI

    MichaelI

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was average not good. Service was not good all. Just not an upscale experience, merely average at best
  24. w

    westernmass

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bobby and the entire team at Branch Line always go above and beyond. Excellent experience in every way.
  25. s

    sallyk

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great outdoor space and free parking across the street. Prices were a bit high.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Valery, was absolutely wonderful! Food delicious, wine list perfect.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch line is our go to date spot! The food and service are fantastic every time we go!
  28. M

    Medfordite

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great and the staff is extremely accommodating. Love there outdoor dining patio.
  29. SK

    SamK

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time at Branch Line. The service and the food were really amazing. The vegetarian options are great as well. Will go back again!
  30. SM

    SuzieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch Line is probably the best restaurant in Watertown.
  31. B

    Bostonian

    New England

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Delicious meal, great service and hopping environment. I would definitely recommend the sugar snap pea salad. My favorite and we added the shrimp. Very plentiful portion. The sticky ribs were also a favorite - crispy yet tender and very flavorful. It comes with some spicy red peppers on the salad if you like a little kick. Our server Obi was terrific and they have tons of great beer options if you like beer.
  32. f

    foodie

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!
  33. S

    Suzanne

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We sat outside in the tent near a heat lamp so were only slightly chilled on our outer side. Service was slow but friendly and helpful. Food was flavorful and good although a little too salty and the dessert (bread pudding) was tick hard. Ambience was pleasant. Would return due to overall enjoyable meal in a more or less outside environment.
  34. LH

    LHCH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious - especially the snap pea salad Beautiful decor Fun bar vibe
  35. GG

    GG1029

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This has been one of my favorite restaurants in the past, and I always thought the food was outstanding. My recent visit was disappointing. The food was good but nothing outstanding. The roast 1/2 chicken was dry and the roasted potatoes that came with it were under seasoned and pretty bland. Another person in my party ordered the steak and said it was OK but nothing special. Some of the fries that came with that were cooked until they were hard. The best part of the meal was the chocolate brownie dessert. Service was OK but not great. It seemed there were more tables inside and they were closer together than they used to be. The prices had gone up quite a bit. An expensive meal for what we got. Maybe the kitchen had an off night, or maybe the restaurant has gone downhill.
  36. LM

    LeticiaM

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always and amazing!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space for business or casual. Love it every time
  38. HG

    HeatherG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was welcoming and wonderful!
  39. F

    Foodie87

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the heated patio . Food consistently excellent. Staff welcoming. Enjoyable evening as always.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday brunch

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 2137 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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