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
Kitchen Open Nightly Until Midnight
Saturday & Sunday:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square Ratings and Reviews
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.
This was the worst experience we have ev ...
This was the worst experience we have ever had here. We were seated right away, waited for 10 minutes for someone to come to the table, and more than 30 minutes for 2 drinks. Our waiter seemed rushed and overwhelmed, which wouldn't really have bothered us at all if the food was good. The food was AWFUL. EVERYTHING was over spiced and over sauced, and it was not hot. The meat was not fresh, not at all. The burger was smothered in some white sauce that was the texture of glue. The tacos were absolutely disgusting, sauce running down my arm disgusting. I would have sent it back but our server never returned to check on us or even refill our water. We have been coming here since it's been open and we have never had a bad experience. Hopefully when school is back in session the quality will improve.
We've been there several times this summ ...
We've been there several times this summer and every time, the service has been really gracious. We love it because there are delicious vegan and vegetarian options as well as carnivore options, keeping everyone happy. I only wish the noise level were a bit lower. Otherwise, we've been happy every time we have gone there and plan to visit again.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Fish tac ...
Great neighborhood restaurant. Fish taco was delicious; lots of good choices on the menu. We went on a Tuesday night and it was crowded but we were seated promptly, according to our reservation. It's a little loud, but really fun.
The huge array of beer and liquor that y ...
The huge array of beer and liquor that you can choose from is amazing, the food was quite good as well, as they chef's really knew how to spice up items that would ordinarily been seen as generic bar food. I will make a specific comment to the condiments, I have utter disdain for restaurants who skimp on simple things like ketchup or mayo, I know it saves money but it ruins the experience a little if I have to ask for extra condiments, as it feels embarrassing to me.
In this case, the server did not bring any more and we were left sitting there frustrated because of it.
We love the brunch menu at Five Horses! ...
We love the brunch menu at Five Horses! Not to mention the selection of unique cocktails makes it extra special! Our family consists of 5 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 infant so it isn't the easiest to deal with us. Our server was fantastic! She checked in on us often and accommodated a special request for one of the toddlers. I want to also mention, there was another server who loved kids and checked on us as well - they loved him! Can't wait to go back!
Brunch was fantastic and delicious. My o ...
Brunch was fantastic and delicious. My only warning is that the portion size on some of the menu items is tremendous. The omelette could easily feed 3 people and the breakfast pizza could feed 4. It's great food but we felt guilty walking out with three huge boxes of leftovers.
After mentioning that this was for my da ...
After mentioning that this was for my daughter's birthday, we were seated in the best spot there! Our waitress was excellent (can't remember exactly her name - Ashton ?) The food was delicious too! Can't wait to go back.
Loved the atmosphere. Everyone seemed t ...
Loved the atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be having a good time on this Friday night, and with all of the comfort food on the menu, can see why! Really enjoyed how they prepared the brussel sprouts side dish. St. Louis style ribs were very good, but BBQ sauce tasted a little sweet. Service was very attentive and timely. All around good experience.
Not exactly what I thought but good anyway
We were in town for graduation and I had looked at several restaurants in the area that could accommodate our group and the time we needed. From the website pictures, I thought the restaurant would be a bit fancier, not that the ambiance was bad by any means. The restaurant was able to accommodate our group at an earlier time than our reservation which was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal but it appears the chicken salad that a couple of people ordered did not get tossed with salad dressing. Our server brought the dressing but they had to ask several times before they received the amount they needed. We were also not aware that the restaurant did not serve any non-alcoholic beverages except water until we arrived and sat down to order.
We went to Five Horses for an early dinn ...
We went to Five Horses for an early dinner over Tufts Graduation weekend. The Preakness was running and the place was packed and had a fun, energetic vibe. They were able to seat all 8 of us together on big bar stools and delivered food to all of us promptly - we had time constraints. Food a lot better than your typical brew pub offerings. A great find for our group and we'd definitely return for casual meal and beer tasting.
More of a bar than a restaurant, Five Horse Tavern serves a decent brunch, especially if you need a Bloody Mary with that meal. We enjoyed the quinoa porridge, the chicken sandwich and the crab cakes. Even though the front windows were open, we were seated in the back where everything seems a little dark and dreary for brunch.
Vegan options were great! Grazing Saddles pizza<3
Our table was 1/2 vegan, 1/2 lactose intolerant, so we got the potato tacos w/ avocado. Very good, flour tortillas were big enough to make it easy to eat without contents falling out. LOVED the Grazing Saddles pizza (whipped tofu was like a dreamy flavorful ricotta!). Cocktails weren't as generous as most places, but maybe they do strict measuring to keep costs in line. Tasted good, but didn't last very long.
Great beer and wine selection too.
Making a reservation was key since this place packs up pretty quickly. The open windows on a nice day added to the ambience.
5 Horses is a beer bar - always somethin ...
5 Horses is a beer bar - always something interesting on draft and lots of choices otherwise. Their entrees are rock solid, and their brunch options are awesome and filling. Sitting outside in the afternoon/evening is lovely because the sun is behind the building and you've got shade, a breeze, and lots of foot traffic to watch.
Nice brunch location in Davis Square
Great brunch food and ambience at the Davis Square restaurant. Really enjoyed the Shakshuka dish (if you like lamb, spicy food and eggs for brunch this is your dish especially with a side of hashbrowns). The crusted crab cakes with sunnyside eggs were also excellent. Really recommend this place.
Opentable policy at the Five Horses Tavern is a little odd. Was unfashionably early and arrived 25 minutes before our reservation. Weirdly the Hostess seated walk-ins that arrived while we waited and only offered to seat us at the reserved time. I did ask and was told this is the policy. Might work for the restaurant but not a very friendly approach. So if you're earlier than your reservation, I suggest trying the walk-in approach and see what gets you a table first.
The good food, ambience and good waiter service made up for a lackluster first impression.
Great Date Night with the Wife!
My wife and I went here on a date based on a recommendation. It was awesome. We asked to be seated near the fireplace, and the manager, Doug, hooked us up - what a sweetheart! My wife and I loved the spot we got, and the food was amazing. We both had curry, but I had the chili for an appetizer, and it was amazing. I am going to go back there just to have it again. The beer list is extensive and impressive. I personally like vodka, and they seemed to have many available to choose from - I prefer Grey Goose.
The servers were also polite and prompt and did a great job of being available but not in our face.
This place is a great spot in Davis square for a date or a drink with a friend.
Hip crowd hang out
We usually go to FIve Horses with our Millenial family members and their friends. They enjoy the selection of beers, the young, energetic vibe, and the comfort food served with a twist. The older family members also enjoy the food and drinks, while often feeling distinctly less hip than most of the other diners, but enjoying the cross-generational experience.
Went to brunch here on a whim and was heartily impressed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. They had an impressive beer and wine list, and the brunch cocktail specials were varied and creative. I would love to come back here for lunch or dinner when I'm back in the area.
We usually love the buttermilk tenders b ...
We usually love the buttermilk tenders but this visit they were dry and not hot. Then we got charged extra for another 3 oz ramiken of sauce. We also waited 10 minutes for beers. Usually very happy. Hoping this isn't indicative of a downfall for a usually fine restaurant.
Really had an outstanding time. I took m ...
Really had an outstanding time. I took my now girlfriend here for a date and it was fantastic. Our waitstaff was friendly and patient. The food was excellent, try the mussels and pizza. Everything was just fantastic. Highly recommend!
Kentucky Fried Cornish Game Hen: Enough Said
The title of this review would probably suffice, but here's some more: 5 Horses is one of the better hipster bars in a college town full of hipster charm (I say that lovingly as a hipster wannabe). Extensive beer menu, clever spins on reliable favorites (the KFCGH is a fantastic deal), and everybody wears plaid. It's a little dark and the place can get kinda loud, but the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is laid back.
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