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Branch Line

4.6
4.6
2023 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 63 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 2,023 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Outdoor Dining

  • Boston Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, can’t wait to go back.
  2. F

    Foodie87

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best patio in Boston area ! Excellent menu , service and enjoyable ambiance.
  3. B

    Brucec

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We waited forever to get served a drink at the bar. Once at the table 2 servers attempted to wait on us. Starters were ok Salad and shrimp. Mains were good the chicken was done perfectly and the paperdelle with lamb was ok. Coffee was good desserts were ok.
  4. EG

    EricG

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My burger came out cold the first time they ordered a second one and it came out and it was very very salty they took it off the bill the service was excellent
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  6. b

    baileydog

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating to our larger party! Always love the drippings with fresh bread...
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I’m beyond floored that management did not bother to respond to my private email. Not a fan of the chicken that was served on the Cobb Salad - in fact, found it disgusting. Should have mentioned all brown meat on menu. Service was outstanding and everything in salad was perfectly seasoned.
  8. CZ

    CherylZ

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Great recommendations by Nick, the bare tender. Great drinks. Highly recommend.
  9. ND

    NicoleDerosiers

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mariano was a great server and kept it real with what was good on the menu! Me and my fiancé split the piri piri chicken and it really is life changing! The mac n cheese was not too flavorful but with a little salt i think it’ll taste better the next day! The chicken came with fries and while we had too much food we brought those home as well! Mussels are just okay but overall a great visit! Beautiful decor
  10. NG

    NG10

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, great place, highly recommended
  11. LE

    LiaE

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and service are great! Table loved the roastery chicken, the piri piri chicken, and the eggplant parm!
  12. CU

    CUSTOMER

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The menu is very limited. No variety of appetizers or main courses to choose from. What we ordered was just ok, nothing special for the price we paid. The service was good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive and friendly service. Will definitely return!
  14. RG

    RozG

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside - lovely. Snap pea salad and strawberry apricot salad were delicious. Rosemary fries - outstanding!!
  15. RB

    RonB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely as always. Of course the snap pea salad is always the star. Great roasted chicken, a whole bird is enough for 3, with enough leftover for a good lunch the next day. The French fries are hot and crisp. I particularly like the cucumber salad.
  16. H

    Handsgirl

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great brunch menu- mix of breakfast and their awesome chicken options!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  18. RC

    RickC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Every dish was delicious! The only reason I did not give 5 stars was that the A/C could not keep up with the hot outside temps. So it was uncomfortably warm inside. Otherwise the ambiance is great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would give you an arm for more piri piri chicken. Damn that’s good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place.
  21. CG

    CalebG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Great service. Delicious food. My goodness. Can’t wait to go back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We liked the food but it took so long to arrive
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always spot on with food and service!
  24. MS

    MelanieS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We've always had great service, and the food is consistently delicious.
  25. CM

    ChoosyMom

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious. Nice atmosphere and great service.
  26. TC

    TaliC

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mediocre at best. Service was my biggest issue. I had a birthday reservation for 4:30. First of all, it’s nearly impossible to find the location of the restaurant or how to enter. It’s tucked away in a maze of construction. They have no signage except from the Main Street going into the maze and a tiny sandwich board right by the door. I called them when I became very lost and frustrated and they were not helpful. When i arrived with my balloons on a windy afternoon, there were no other guests there, I was the first. There was a woman standing by a laptop at the outdoor bar. So I naturally went to her and informed her of my reservation. She told me to go inside to check in. For what? If you’re the manager and you see I have my hands full, why wouldn’t you just escort me to my outside table or at least escort me inside? There was nobody there to help besides me! So I walked inside with my balloons which was very difficult with the wind and double doors. I stood in front of the hostess for 30 seconds after saying hello before she heard me and looked up. Considering the hostess table is a mere inches from the door, you would have thought she saw or heard or felt my struggle to get in the doors or heard me when I greeted her?? I told her about the lack of signage to get to the place and she gave me a brushed off half apology half giggle. We were then directed back outside with the balloons. We sat down and when our waitress came and my mom ordered ice coffee (instead of a cocktail), the waitress started acting different almost as if she didn’t think we would order a lot so she was going to pay less attention to us. I had the bread & chicken drippings which are literally just that. $5 for a few pieces of bread with chicken fat from their rotisserie chicken. I got the burger which was decent. The steakfrites were over cooked for medium rare. Overall, I would not go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Service a little slow but it was very busy so to be expected!!! Outdoor dining space is very big and great atmosphere.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Tasty food, warm dining inside
  29. P

    Person

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ample, pleasant outdoor seating. Good food, good place for a large or small group.
  30. A

    Amanda

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best places around and they always have a unique beer selection! Get the chicken - it's what they're known for and always delicious. The snap pea salad is so light and fresh. The mac n cheese is big rotini with peas and can be hit or miss - but when it's good it's great. The brownie sundae dessert surprised us at how delicious it was! (Like probably the best one we've ever had.)
  31. A

    Anii

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place so much. The snap pea salad is incredible!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Due to construction, it is very difficult for someone with mobility issues to access the restaurant.
  33. VS

    VladimirS

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exception from beginning to end - the drinks, the apps, entrees and deserts!!
  34. SD

    SueDash

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Branchline (and all of our friends know it!) Thank you once again for taking such good care of us - a warm welcome, excellent service and a fun yummy brunch in a lovely outdoor setting! Many thanks - we'll be back!
  35. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    I love Branchline. Construction was so noisy and really an issue for lunch outside
  36. B

    Buffalogirl37

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing and they all looked out for one another which was so nice to see. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect outside next to their gorgeous gardens!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere!
  38. PA

    PatriciaA

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branchline is awesome!! The food, the ambience, the service...everything is great!
  39. EB

    EugeneB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We were to this restaurant a year ago and that time food was very good, but this time - what a surprise - very mediocre
  40. M

    Mighty

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Branchline. It’s great for a date or for a family night out. The service is wonderful. Food is delish and there is something for everyone. Oh and they have GF fries!

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 4.6 stars by 2023 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 63 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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