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Branch Line

4.7
4.7
1974 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

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

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 1,974 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Boston Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Service was good and food was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great.
  3. E

    Elaine

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening with friends. Unfortunately, there was a party going on at the same time outside and it was quite noisy. I would have liked to have known ahead of time. In any case, we had a nice meal and the waiter was very attentive and accommodating. We will return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal at the bar. Very knowledgeable bartender whipped up some delicious mocktails to accompany our meal.
  5. KS

    KiraS

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Wasn't impressed with sitting outside meant in the actual dirt. Patio would have been nice. Overall I think the food is overpriced, and under rated.
  6. S

    Sparky

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the outdoor area is fantastic, the cocktail was beautifully made and wine list is a cut above - and great service. Really nice place to spend a summer evening.
  7. MR

    MROB

    New England

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food quality. Solid staff. The owner Garret is terrific.
  8. RL

    RLB1

    New England

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great outdoor seating options! The staff is friendly and accommodating.
  9. NA

    NathalieA

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service!
  10. ST

    SeemaT

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing space, very efficient wait staff, great wine list. What’s not to love?
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday and it was amazing! Food, service and overall experience were fantastic. The heated outdoor patio was the icing on top.
  12. N

    Nadine

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is outstanding - they elevate rotisserie chicken to a whole different level. Excellent service.
  13. C

    Cece

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food They never disappoint
  14. MR

    MichalR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always awesome - perfect for a family meal, thank you!
  15. HD

    HappyDiner

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Soooo disappointed! Have eaten here for years and been pleased. Recent meal was substantially subpar. Chicken was dry, roasted potatoes oily and even my fav snap peas salad was over dressed. Most disappointing was that our table was set on dirty gravel. Our shoes and sandaled feet got filthy and it really set out celebratory dinner off poorly! Shane on owners for greediness. They are expanding outside tables without consideration of cleanliness of setting.
  16. EV

    EvangelineV

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We loved the food and drink. The chicken soup hit the spot big time and the carbonara was TO DIE FOR! It was a treat seeing all the chickens come out of the rotisserie--they looked and smelled delicious. We sat at the bar, which felt a little tight (hard to get in and out of seats), and the only thing that inhibited our experience was sitting next to a "long-time patron" who "has been coming here since the soft launch." This person was getting exceptional attention from the bar staff and the kitchen but this person complained and or had "kitchen notes" on almost everything they ate. As people who wanted to fully enjoy our first time experience here, it was a little rough having to listen to someone so close to us complain or nit-pick everything, not to mention there was a bit of financial showboating too . It took away from our experience a bit. I explain this to say that the bar might not be the best sitting area for a more intimate dining experience. Perhaps choose a table for a date, and let's hope this person's next meal here is more satisfying for them! We will definitely be back, but won't be sitting at the bar.
  17. M

    Muriel911

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. Service was not great. They did not clear plates after appetizers and then served dinners with not new cutlery. Forgot drink orders. But overall, given staffing shortages, it was still a great spot and the food is very good. I would go again.
  18. GG

    GoodGrief

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice outdoor patio. Food was decent but overpriced.
  19. QM

    QueenMab

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Awesome guy behind the bar who is doing his PhD in Psychology! Piri Piri chicken and garlic fries is the "must try" plate.
  20. C

    Colman

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat outside in the garden. It was quiet and the ambiance was lovely. We have a very restricted diet and our waiter went above and beyond to accommodate us. I am sorry I forget his name! He used to work there full time and now he mostly works on weekends. We will look for him next time we dine there.
  21. b

    bblaqz

    New England

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Unfortunately, our experience was marred by mistake after mistake. Our server was the only excellent thing about our experience. She was terrific. First, our food was given to the table next to us. They were able to get our food to us pretty quickly after that mistake however half our party's food was cold from sitting and waiting for the other half to be brought out. The owner of the restaurant went over to the table who was given our food and apologized to them half a dozen times and never came to our table whose food it was that was given away. Then we found out the menu we ordered from was the brunch menu and the dinner menu had lots more delicious food to order that we never even saw. In the end, the server was able to get another manager to remove some of the items from our dinner which was more than generous but unfortunately, the whole thing just left us with a bad taste in our mouths. Hopefully, others have a better experience. It was a cool place and location. Needs a more diverse menu, however.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect setting, excllent food!
  23. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Poor service Chicken and fish too salty Food came 50 » after ordering and was cold
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation lunch
  25. LW

    LorraineW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food… terrific staff
  26. B

    Bostonian

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice Neighborhood Gem, though lots of construction going in the area at the present time. Food was great, came out in a reasonable time frame. Their craft beers are yummy if you are a beer drinker and they are happy to have you sample them. Nice choice of options and the pretzel app, the rainbow trout and the snap pea with ricotta salad are my favorites.
  27. CH

    CindyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and great food! Outside dining was a huge plus!
  28. b

    brentw

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    overpriced, not a very ambitious menu, service polite but a bit slow. Nice to be outside.
  29. RG

    RozG

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely outdoor venue with delicious sweet pea salad and rotisserie chicken
  30. AK

    AnnK

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous day to sit on their outdoor patio. Delicious food and beverages.
  31. MH

    MaureenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious. Great service. What a lovely brunch.
  32. CJ

    CeeJay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but not fantastic—a bit salty—ambiance fun, service good. The main negative was that the smashed potatoes that came with the rotisserie chicken were hard as a rock—like they had been prepared maybe for brunch and we were there for dinner. Why knowingly serve something like that? So obviously not going to go over well. :(
  33. LN

    LindsayN

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food -- must try the snap pea salad or peri peri chicken. Service is fantastic as well. I love this place.
  34. k

    karent

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branchline has really stepped up their service and honed their recipes. I love the ambiance, whether indoors for more of a metro bustling atmosphere or outdoors for a quiet garden setting. Definitely in my top 5.
  35. BI

    BarbaraI

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food!! The menu is on the smaller side but no matter - every option is wonderful. The portions are generous and their signature rotisserie chicken is outstanding. I’m not fining this 5 stars because the food was a bit over salted.
  36. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really like the atmosphere both inside and out. Food can be a little inconsistent in the preparation, but it's generally good. Only thing that irks me is paying "pint price" for a 12oz draft beer
  37. A

    Anii

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    love this place. It was pretty hot and where we were seated there was no umbrella.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love Branchline and always have. We went last evening for dinner and the food was amazing. Service was mostly good, however, it was difficult to get our waters filled and attention from the serving staff at times. They seemed like they were very busy and the runners were not helping with waters.
  39. BO

    BethOB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious!!!!! Great for people who are gluten free.
  40. f

    foodlover

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!

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 1974 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 53 times today
Experiences are available.
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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