Fat Hen
Hip, intimate Italian & housemade pasta
Italian · $$
Chef Michael Bergin's culinary finesse, cultivated at NYC spots like Del Posto, shines through at this intimate, homey Italian in Somerville, serving elegant but unfussy bowls of housemade pastas and braised meats, plus contemporary yet still-hearty entrees. Thoughtfully curated wines, Italian craft beers and sophisticated cocktails are served in a long, slender space flanked by inviting banquettes.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 126 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145, USA phone +1 617-764-1612 website www.fathenboston.com directions Get Directions
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My girlfriend and I went to the Fat Hen over the weekend, after I had seen good reviews and been intrigued by the menu. We had very differing experiences. Her first course was a ravioli that tasted amazing but consisted of only 4 tiny raviolis for $17. Her second course centered around a steak, which they did not ask her how she wanted it prepared and it came out very rare. We took that to go and I grilled it more (to medium) and it tasted very good. I had the rabbit gnocci and the braised short ribs. Both tasted excellent and I had no complaints. I also had a Negroni cocktail which was amazing. 3 stars is a mix of mine and my girlfriends experiences.
Tyler Dost · May 1, 2018
Uncluttered menu with straightforward, solid food! Delicious! Pasta portions were generous. Entrees were small but well-composed - e.g. a main protein, a sauce, and vegetable garnish. These entrees seem not to be "big plates," where the protein is often accompanied by a side veg and starch. Still everything was delicious. Desserts were unfussy - usually a main component with a complementing garnish, but perhaps could use one more textural element for crunch. Service was fast and friendly and did not decline when the place filled up.
Thomas Chen · February 10, 2018
Amazing experience, some of the most delicious and creative Italian dishes and superb staff. I recommend getting more Google reviews to rank higher in search - well deserved.
Evgeny Blinkov · April 25, 2018