BRANCH LINE (321 Arsenal St., Watertown MA at the Arsenal, behind Casa de la Pedro) is opening for dinner next Monday October 19th.
An “urban rotisserie” with a wood-fired grill (not all fish, although they posted a video of a staff tasting of a whole grilled branzino on Facebook), the principal Garrett Harker also owns Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, and The Hawthorne.
Looked like they were having a Friends & Family tonight, so I stopped in and chatted with the manager. Attractive interior, extensive outdoor seating (apparently it will be year round), and what appears to be a bocce court but without any grass at the moment.
Their “coming soon” website just went live in the last few days, and they’ve been tweeting photos of staff training for the last week or so. Also, their OpenTable page is up, but not accepting reservations yet.
I think I’ll check it out Monday. Very excited, since I work nearby…