Fat Hen Broadway East
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
Lovely atmosphere, incredible food and great service! Will definitely be back!
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.
One of the best restaurants in Somerville. We had the tasting course with wine parings.
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!
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.
Another wonderful meal, everything was delicious and service very attentive.
Me and my girlfriend did the tasting menu... Chef Bryan was exceptional, our waiter was exceptional. The food was exceptional, the wine was exceptional. I have been to 60-70 restaurants in Boston and this was top 3 for food, number one for service.
Excellent food and wine! Chef Brian is is doing magic in the kitchen! The wine pairing is an experience worth the trip!
Love the chef tasting menu. It's definitely a bargain for the quality of food we received. Each dish was beautifully presented and well explained. Pretty much love all the dishes we tried that night, including the foie gras ice cream sandwich, which was one of the kind.
Overall a very nice dining experience. My friend and I had a 7 pm reservation on a Wednesday night, so the place was not busy. All of our dishes were well prepared. We shared the Cesar salad & the gemelli. The duck was amazing served w a crispy risotto & chanterelles. The striped bass was perfectly seared in a brodo. No room for dessert. Can’t wait to go back! It’s pricey but worth it.
This was our first time trying Fat Hen. Our server Jaimie was great. We decided to go with the Chef Whim tasting menu along with the pairing of wine. Wow! The stand out for us was the Foie Gras ice cream sandwich it was truly AMAZING! Jamie was great at explaining the wine and why it was paired with each dish, Chef delivered each dish with an explanation of all that went into preparing the dish. We can’t wait to return. It’s definitely worth trying out.
The experience and meal was outstanding.Jake and the Fat Hen team were engaging and the food was amazing in both taste and presentation.
The four-course fixed-price Deal is wonderful, and at a reasonable price! If you choose it, the wine pairings are also excellent. Price-wise, the wine pairings are a good deal (a) for the area and (b) if you’re willing to commit to 3-4 glasses of wine. But we found the pairings delightful!
We went out for a relatively pricey (and somewhat celebratory) date. We can’t speak for a more budget-conscious experience.
Absolutely amazing. Best gnocchi I’ve ever had! A very cute neighborhood restaurant with thoughtful, modern Italian dishes. Will definitely be back.
We had a very special night at Fat Hen for my wife’s 30th birthday. All 4 courses were delicious and the wines were paired perfectly. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and made the experience even better. Will be going back for other special occasions in the future.
A delightful dinner, each dish we chose was perfect, delicate flavors, combination of textures, beautiful presentation and service was impeccable.
Superlative food ... and especially superlative service by Robin. I teased her she was so good, I thought she was Italian. I have many, many allergies. She guided through my entire dining experience. She sincerely wanted me to have the best meal I possibly could have. Thank you Tosca, for having such an outstanding server.
Loved the food. My husband had duck with cherries which was excellent--not very sweet. I didn't get it because I'm not fond of sweet entrees, but I tasted his and it was excellent. Our friend and I had the striped bass which was nicely cooked--very crispy skin and moist meat. The chocolate dessert was also very good. By our standards, the place was expensive but it was a special occasion so we splurged.
Excellent food, quite delicious. I would have expected some vegetarian options on the a la carte menu. However, at least two pasta entrees were modified to make them vegetarian--and they were delicious.
We had a fantastic birthday dinner at Fat Hen. We tried the chef's tasting. They happily and expertly accommodated a vegetarian. The food was delicious, especially the agnolotti with peas and the foraged porcini mushrooms. Service was great, and the wines we had were consistently delicious.
We ordered the chef's tasting menu and all 6 courses plus desserts are excellent. The service is warm and professional. We had a great time and highly recommended the restaurant. I am planning to find an excuse to go back already!
Although the surrounding area isn’t fancy this place is a gem. Excellent foodie quality food with a VERY knowledgeable server. The four course meal + wine pairing was more than enough food. The scallops were divine.
Did the chef's tasting menu - really fantastic. Great service, great wine, every item was well presented, interesting and delicious. Third time to Fat Hen, every visit has been amazing. Very rare to find a restaurant that is consistently this great.
This is our new favorite place to eat in Boston. Fantastic food, with great service and great care. This is a neighborhood gem of the highest order.
The Chef's Counter is the best place for a date night! My fiance and I highly recommend the Chef's Whim tasting menu. Brian always creates the most beautiful, delicious, creative plates. I also brought my family here for Father's Day, and they had an amazing time. It's all about the experience! Brian, Jamie, and the rest of their team do a wonderful job of making you feel at home.
This was overall a good experience. However, the server spilt water on the table two occasions, and olive oil on one of the party members while serving it. Don’t think he noticed that, but did apologize for spilling water.
Enjoyed an amazing six course meal thanks to Chef
Brian Miller! Each course was a creative masterpiece.
Excellent use of many local products to create this tremendous dining experience. My preferred dining experience is the chef’s choice tasting menu where you leave the choices up to the chef. The Chef’s Whim Six Course Menu at Fat Hen is the best tasting menu experience I have had for the quality of the food and preparation, great guest experience and value.
Our server Jake also added to the great dining experience.
It was wonderful and the wine pairings with the food put it over the top. 10/10 one of the best restaurants in Boston.
Delicious and awesome vibe! The gemelli pasta we had was super rich and a little to oily but everything was amazing
Outstanding restaurant. The menu changes frequently, but every item I've tried is terrific. The chef's sense of flavor and texture is second to none. Friendly and smart service. Simple, neat atmosphere. Don't miss a change to eat there -- one of Boston's very best.
Great dinner. Attentive service.
Our favorite restaurant in Boston
If you are in Somerville you have to try eating at Fat Hen! I have never been disappointed with their food or service. Make sure to reserve before you go. If are willing to get adventurous I would recommend trying the Chef's Menu.
Fantastic and memorable! Will be back! Birthday dinner could not have been more perfect!
the food was really remarkable. The four course prix fixe with wine pairing is very reasonable especially given the high quality of the food and service.
The food was delicious! Excellent service ! We will be back!
We love this restaurant and thinks it's one of the best in the entire Boston/Cambridge area.
Excellent experimental food with wonderful service and good natural light!
Food was phenomenal! We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was inventive and very well done. The wine was well chosen and excellent. The service was fantastic and was not stuffy as some 6 course tasting menu experiences can be. We loved it, fantastic date night.
Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be going back and bringing all of our out-of-town visitors!