Fat Hen Broadway East

4.7
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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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AH
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun vibe!

ES
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

g
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!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Burrata + Agnolotti = 👍👍👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for a private table and they gave me the a great corner seating but also kept the table adjacent open as well

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Relaxed comfortable ambiance, excellent service, had two Prix Fixe dinners. Caesar salad, arancini, and Lamache (lamb Bolognese) were all delicious first two courses. Both had Bistecca (ribeye steak) for main entree and were both disappointed, it was cooked perfectly but seemed a little dry and lacking in rich juicy flavor that we’d expect from a good ribeye. Desserts were mixed, chocolate one very good and rich, lemon cheesecake one not very good. It was a frothy liquid in a glass with nice flavor but no discernible cake and a soupy consistency that was unexpected and disappointing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's very dark. As an older person I needed a flashlight to read the menu. Otherwise it was great.

IA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly memorable experience. We loved the place. Jacob was great - attentive and accommodating. Food was superb. The fact that it was a good value was a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The chef is super talented and imaginative. But the wines are too expensive, the dishes quite precious. Because if cost Aline, I would not recommend this restaurant except for those with a lot of money.

c
New England
46 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very good! We really enjoyed it.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service, and quiet, intimate atmosphere. I'll definitely return in the future.

O
New England
202 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum. We originally had a reservation in September, but another patron rented the entire restaurant that evening. We were given a sincere apology and a generous gift certificate. That took the sting out of it. The restaurant has a small but handsome dining room. We did the four course tasting with paired wines. At $100 per person, that seemed like a good value, especially given the quality of the food and wine. Our server was relaxed and knowledgeable. We'll be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is incredible and the food is delicious! We tried this place a few months back and fell in love! Any occasion, this is always our first pick.

F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience over all, excellent food, excellent service.
I will recommend this restaurant to any one

CS
New England
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 4 was celebrating a big birthday. We were early yet seated with grace. The 4 course dinner is a treat - variety, small sizes enough to sate without overfilling. Everything done to perfection. Recommend the duck and swordfish. Waiter was attentive and thoughtful, service was excellent. We will return.

PC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, I would highly recommend others to try.

Will absolutely be back

IC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Brian and his team ( including the service team Jake and Jamie) create magic! Excellent food and wine pairing ( Jake’s choice of wine is a true experience itself). An absolute culinary highlight! We love Fat Hen!

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This restaurant has had high ratings. Not by us. The food was insipid. We had a scallops crudo and caesar salad for starters. The crudo was fair, the salad was worse. We had a gnocchi for primo which had little taste beyond the dumplings. The duck breast came out medium and again lacked any excitement. The waiter was very pleasant but the service was very slow. Of note; On open table the openings were only between 615 and 900. We came at 615 and way fewer than half the tables were taken until we left at around 815.. Huh?

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was sooooo cold! The food was lovely but I had to eat with my jacket on it was freezing.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Fat Hen. Good and service was excellent for our pre Fixe meal and would highly recommend the wine pairing. Great value for the meal and experience. We will definitely return soon!

RK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food, extensive menu, highly recommend Fat Hen Broadway. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

DM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fat Hen, we found this gem about a month ago when we were visiting Boston. The service and food if fabulous!

A
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Jake was great! Delicious meal.

MK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful find in Somerville.The food was absolutely delicious. Each dish we had was fabulous. We had the new fall menu and tried appetizers, shared a pasta and each had an entree. The pate I had was delicious and paired perfectly with the pear accompaniment. We loved our pasta dish and my sword fish was amazing. We definitely will be back. Wines are thoughtfully chosen, we had two biodynamics which we loved. Keep up the great work!!!

EP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance - our server, Jake, was the top of the top: personable, articulate, talented, and a wonderful 'guide' throughout the meal.

LH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Fat Hen! The food is excellent and the staff is extremely knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and service I have ever had. Fat Hen was incredible!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fifth time here. Chef Brian prepares amazing dishes from local sources. Jake always makes us feel tremendously welcome. This place never fails. Great food.

BT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great find. Our waiter was very personable and service was terrific. We had a pork and a fish entre, both were carefully prepared way beyond what one would cook for oneself. The Caesar salad was uniquely done with cured egg and roasted bread crumbs. We were there early so I don’t know how noisy it might be at the height of dinner hour. Dinner was a delicious adventure. Definitely go if you love great food.

JR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Chef’s Whim tasting menu. Good variety of flavors.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an incredible meal, everything was a stand out. I’ve dined all over the world and have eaten everything from dive bar crap to three Michelin cuisine, fat hen stands out amongst the latter. Service was well executed and thoughtful, not missing a beat. I have to say the preparation of ribeye was so spectacular I will be back sooner than expected to have it again. I am usually apprehensive to share dimes like this with friends however the word has already been spread, too good not to share. Thank you to all that were there that night to make for such a stupendous evening!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prepared and delivered very well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Hen goes on being my favorite restaurant, full stop. This time there were six of us, ranging from just 21 to 78. We were all delighted with the food, the place, and the affable, careful service.

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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