About Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square
Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located in Davis Square, walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater and Porter Square.
Our mission is to serve modern American comfort food, incorporating locally sourced ingredients, with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our friendly staff will make a memorable experience whether you join us for lunch, dinner or our highly acclaimed weekend brunch.
We are a fantastic venue for hosting large groups and intimate dinners. Our Bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 37 draft beers, 120 bottles, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.
Join us on the patio or saddle up to the bar and admire our selection of over 150 bourbons and whiskies from around the globe.
Reservations are recommended, however walk-ins are always welcome!
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square Ratings and Reviews
We waited 20 minutes before our waitress ...
We waited 20 minutes before our waitress took our drink and food order, and another 15 minutes before we got our drinks. The food was expensive for the quality of food. This was my first time there after being told it was a great place, not impressed by service or food.
The food was amazing and the only compla ...
The food was amazing and the only complaint that I have was they were out of The Breakfast Club. My boyfriend was disappointed and chose Shakshuka by default. He was very happy with this decision and cannot complain that he tried something different on the menu.
I have come to Five Horses a number of t ...
I have come to Five Horses a number of times, but on this occasion we were there for my fiancee's birthday with a party of 12 and they could not have been more accommodating. The food/drinks are always excellent, but the service was particularly fantastic this time around with our large group, and when I asked our waiter about bringing a dessert w/ candle for a birthday song they were more than happy to oblige.
We knew nothing about this place other t ...
We knew nothing about this place other than it was near the Somerville Theater and had received decent Yelp reviews. The menu is great - versatile filled with interesting dishes, from comfort food, casual dishes, to what we ordered, Salmon and Hanger Steak. The food was cooked perfect to order, and our requests to have the food prepared more clean (sauces on the side, not glazes, etc...) were handled as expected. The bar did great on our drinks as well.
Our server was right on it, helpful with the menu, attentive and careful to get our order with its minor modifications correct.
It's worth the visit.
Despite Davis Square being a nightmare t ...
Despite Davis Square being a nightmare to park - and Saturday evening with a local show in the area as an additional challenge, I would definitely return to Five Horses Tavern. Due to the parking challenge, we were 30 minutes late for our reservation - our table was held with 'no problem', our fantastically-friendly waiter Tyler was fun, knowledgeable and attentive - the menu variety and service was great despite the overflowing tables - and the portions were plentiful. The experience left a great impression and, next time I am willing to brave the parking challenge, we will definitely come here.
I really enjoyed this restaurant - I've ...
I really enjoyed this restaurant - I've been here a couple times and the service is very friendly and attentive. The food is delicious - I had the kale salad and the baja taco. And a really great selection of beer. Our server recommended the Single Cut IPA and it was the perfect choice!
I'll be here again!
This is the second time I've tried this ...
This is the second time I've tried this place for brunch, and it will be the last. The service is really lacking in attention (no milk for coffee, which finally arrived after asking three separate people, and other small things like that) and the food borders on terrible. The quinoa porridge is so sweet it is inedible, waffles came out burned. It's a real shame. The same place in the south end is a fantastic place for brunch; this one seems chaotic and focused on catering to students, so quality of food and service suffers.
Very loud pub scene, menu is not extensi ...
Very loud pub scene, menu is not extensive but covers a lot of interesting options from a deliciously dessert-like cornbread appetizer to salmon dinners and a surprisingly fresh vegetable curry dish. Craft beer selection is fantastic including some hard to find choices and even a cask ale. Casual but nice atmosphere, equestrian theme/English pub. Great service and friendly. Nice whiskey list too. Clean and comfortable.
Nice restaurant with a HUGE selection of ...
Nice restaurant with a HUGE selection of craft beers (draft and bottle) as well as an extensive liquor list. Food was good and had a nice selection to accommodate both the carnivores and vegetarian in our family of 4. Unfortunately one item really sticks with us in the aftermath... My wife ordered a (labeled) spicy taco dish... It lived up to it's billing so she asked for some sour cream. The waitress returned to inform us that they don't have sour cream after brunch. ??? Really odd considering there were several spicy taco dishes listed and I had a burrito. We are easygoing diners so when she asked if she would like some creamy salad dressing instead we said yes. She returned with a little glass container with the dressing and all were happy.
The part that was irritating was upon returning home I notice an extra line item for $.50 for "Extra Dressing"... Seriously??? I have a $142.00 tab and you tack on an extra $.50 for some salad dressing (which was a fill in for the actual desired item)! Obviously it's not the amount... but I have NEVER seen something like that in all my years... If I had asked for water with lemon, would there have been an additional charge for "Extra Fruit"?
Not sure if that is their policy with everything... but it was in seriously bad taste.
The power went out halfway through our m ...
The power went out halfway through our meal and no one came to talk to us. We had to find the server and ask for our checks. The manager came over and asked us to pay on one card because 'it's harder to run multiple cards on the manual machine' no one ever apologized for the atmosphere or even talked to us about it. It was very disappointing.
I've been to the one in South End a few ...
I've been to the one in South End a few times. This was my first time at Davis square. The food was good, ambiance is great for casual friendly get-togehter or even a date. I always make it a point to get their cornbread which is Amazing !
Five horses never disappoints, at either ...
Five horses never disappoints, at either location. Went to the Davis square spot recently for a birthday brunch with 14 people. They easily accommodated us, service was good considering the size of our group, food was amazing as always. It can get pricey, but the portions are big so splitting is definitely an option. Beer list is perfect for craft enthusiests! Our vegetarian friends also appreciated the menu.
Chose this restaurant because it seemed ...
Chose this restaurant because it seemed accommodating to food allergies, which it was. The disappointment was in both dishes I ordered - the quinoa porridge with the nut crumble was a LOT of whole nuts - nothing crumbled, and barely any quinoa. My guest ordered the same dish, but is allergic to certain nuts and was unaware of how many nuts came with the dish - so much so that even if she picked them out, she would have had barely any quinoa porridge to eat.
The staff was definitely accommodating when she asked for a different dish.
I also ordered a side of hash browns, which weren't anything special and lacked a good crispy texture and flavor, so the brunch was not satisfying in any way. The service was great though.
I wanted to meet up with some friends in ...
I wanted to meet up with some friends in Davis square and picked this place- we loved it! Definitely a little noisy, but we went during a Red Sox game so that's to be expected. It wasn't so loud that we couldn't hear each other. Great selection of drinks, and great mix of classic and more interesting food. Think upscale pub grub. Definitely recommend, but be aware of sporting events!
This was my first visit to the restauran ...
This was my first visit to the restaurant. We had a reservation for 9:15 and were seated right on time. This place was packed, so I was happy that we were seated on time. That almost never happens. There was a football game down the street, so I'm not sure if that had something to do with how busy it was. The food was excellent. There were 5 of us in the group. We had the hanger steak salad, salmon, fried chicken, and steak tacos. The steak tacos were ok. The spice was a bit too much, but everything else was delish! It was pretty loud in the restaurant because of how many people were in there, but I would definitely go back again.
This was a Thursday night date night wit ...
This was a Thursday night date night with the wife, the restaurant was packed, and noisy. There were several TVs showing both Football, and baseball so that was another distraction. The server was prompt and attentive, and the food came quickly once ordered. The cheese and heirloom tomato plate was delicious and the burgers were meaty and messy. Outside of the noise I would go back here for the great beer selections and great comfort food.
I usually really enjoy 5 Horses Tavern i ...
I usually really enjoy 5 Horses Tavern in Davis Square, but lately the food has gone down hill. This most recent occasion, myself and three friends met there for dinner. Service was great, and of course the beer selection is fantastic. But ALL four of us, our meals were overcooked. One of my regular choices there is the fried chicken salad...this is the second time its been way overcooked. My friend's burger was well done (asked for medium rare), the special hawaiin rice dish - the pork was rubber... This was the third time that has happened to me.
disappointing to see it go down hill in the kitchen. Used to be one of the best values in Davis Square..will probably just go there for drinks in the future.
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