Where to Have Your Holiday Work Party

Holiday party season is kicking into high gear, which means your office party can’t be far off. If you’ve been given the dreaded task of planning it this year, we’re about to make your day a whole lot better - because there’s no shortage of cool venues in Watertown to host a killer get-together, especially if food is involved. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Newbie hot spot Branch Line at Arsenal on the Charles has quickly become known for its killer craft beer selection and locally-sourced gastropub fare. The dining room seats 65 and is available for private events and dinners; head to their reservations page or call 617.420.1900 for details.

  • If you’re planning a daytime event, The Talk rents out its space between 11:30 and 2 PM. Their chef will collaborate with you on a special menu, and management even offers AV equipment and screens if you like. The cuisine is classic Italian. Call 617.600.3417 to learn more or request to book.

  • Edamame Steak House on Watertown Street can accommodate private parties of up to 100 people in its banquet room. Their Hibachi chefs prepare a wide variety of sushi and sashimi, teriyaki entrees, and of course the classic Japanese Steak House Hibachi preparation of meat, seafood, and veggies. Call 617.916.0693 to get more information, or head to their website.

  • If you’re looking for something a little different, Molana Restaurant on Spring Street specializes in Halal Persian cuisine – so think juicy marinated kabobs, grilled ground beef skewers, fragrant rice dishes and aromatic vegetable sides.

If you’re looking for something other than a restaurant setting, the Arsenal Center for the Arts offers several cool meeting spaces with varying features and capacities. Check out their rental info or call Facilities Director, Sean Dooley at 617-923-0100 x8308.