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!
Somerville, MA 02144
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
Five Horses never disappoints! This is a go-to for my sisters and I to grab some american comfort food that is always delicious. We can't go without ordering the corn bread and of course the tater tots! We have celebrated birthdays and other events with family when looking for a delicious meal with a good atmosphere. Nothing too fancy but quality food and drinks. highly recommend.
Delicious brunch with friends! I love the food at Five Horses. It is a little healthy, a little decadent, and not too expensive. Just like my kale/bacon/egg breakfast sandwich! I do wish they had espresso drinks, but their bloody marys are delicious. It is loud, but also easy to get a large table for a group.
I ordered a beer off the menu and was brought something else; when I mentioned this the server dismissively said that they did not have what I had ordered. Our waiter kindly explained that the menu was out-of-date and offered to get me something else, but the first experience was not very pleasant. Otherwise, the service and meal were very good; I come to Five Horses a lot and I typically enjoy it very much. The service is sometimes slow but the wait staff are usually polite and friendly, and the food and beer are always great.
The service was the best I've ever experienced on a Friday night! The bar was surrounded by people, we didn't know where to stand to order drinks, but one of the bar tenders came right over and handed us a menu! I was amazed at how he noticed us through the sea of people. Then right as we paid for the drinks the hostess came up and said our table was ready! 15 min early ! The food was great as well. This is definitely a repeat place for our night out
Vegan Veggie burger was so boring, bland, thin and crumbly - Bread ratio was way off too. Burger was pretty decent so said my dinner companion. Beer selection is the reason to return and server was very nice, even as it was extremely busy. Tables are very cramped so do not expect privacy.
Loved the food - my date and I shared a salad and pizza. Very good pinot noir! Very popular and, unfortunately, the server was swamped, but well-intentioned. One Big Complaint- the noise level was deafening! So loud, I would not go there on a romantic date.
I've been to Five Horses many times. The beer list is fantastic but the food is just okay. I have ordered many different menu items that were all mediocre. The burger is the best thing on the menu, IMO.
Yesterday I ordered the mushroom taco for the first time and it was horrible (bitter, otherwise no flavor). The fish taco tasted okay but a liquid rush of juice from whatever they put into it ran out of the taco and down my arm -- more than once. Yesterday's food experience may have put the nail in the coffin. I doubt I'll return anytime soon.
Went for brunch on easter. My daughter left her sunglasses by accident. Went back the next day and the hostess said yes, someone turned in a pair but now they are missing. Apparently an employee is now enjoying them. I'll pass on returning there. Not about to tip a server who stole from my daughter.
We were starving when we arrived. The pretzels are great- they are served with cheese and mustard spreads. The mustard is hot although tasty- at least to me. We had an array of sandwiches and the curry. The curry like the mustard was very hot- too much so for some at our table. Unfortunately the kitchen was liberal with the mustard on the sandwiches which turned off some of our diners, as it seemed to be used too frequently across dishes and was too spicy for some diners. Prior to ordering we specifically asked the staff about the level of spice used in various dishes and were told that the kitchen does not favor use of heavy spices. This is incorrect. I have eaten the spiciest curries in indian restaurants domestically and internationally and can attest the kitchen has a heavy hand. I like spicy foods but my colleagues did not enjoy their dinners. Although the tater tots were prepared properly, we would have preferred chips or fries. The dessert list was too limited and boring. A decent array of beer is available
Food was amazing. Taste and presentation were top notch. Portion sizes were great. Steak was cooked perfectly which surprised us given the vegan friendliness of the menu. Server seemed grumpy and was quiet with us and the table next to us. Entrees came before we had finished our appetizers, which made the table feel cluttered. Otherwise, ambiance is fun, young, vibrant. Overall a great dining experience.
This place serves consistently solid food and drink, and is uniquely good for private conversations: unlike most pubs, it is not too loud to hear each other, but there is enough background noise (and space between tables) that the next party over probably will not overhear personal details about your lives.
Had some difficulty obtaining an adequate table for my friend who has CP and a service dog. They did make accommodations. It was St. Patricks day weekend. Service was fair. Waiter was an air head and very slow. When we went to pay the bill instead of spliting it between the two cards he dropped one and did not realize it. Because I had an excellent previous experience I would recommend the restaurant. The food is excellent with a great beer and liquor menu.
I went to Five Horse Tavern with my boyfriend for his birthday. We ordered wings to start, which were really great - my boyfriend thought they were some of the best he had ever had! For our meal, I ordered the veggie/vegan burger with jalapeno mashed potatoes. I thought the veggie burger was so good - definitely homemade. The jalapeno mashed potatoes also were really good. My boyfriend ordered the burger with a salad, and he really enjoyed it. Our waitress was a little awkward, but we both thought the restaurant had a nice feel. We would definitely make another reservation here.
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