About Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square
Five Horses Tavern is built on craft beers from around the world. Offering 36 rotating drafts and 120 bottles. Our kitchen serves locally sourced modern American comfort food with many vegetarian options.
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 1:00AM
Saturday & Sunday: Brunch 10:30AM-3:00PM last call 1AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square Ratings and Reviews
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.
Food was overpriced and service was unex ...
Food was overpriced and service was unexceptional. It took us a really long time to get drinks, and although the food was pretty good, the portions were really small for the price.
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.
Not a place to go to watch sports. Littl ...
Not a place to go to watch sports. Little fancier than originally thought. Good food, nice staff. Music choice was early 2000's rock. Tavern Burger was bomb 👌🏻
We were told the cornbread was good. We ordered it and it was the best we ever had. The beer selection is outstanding as well. A great meal was had by all.
This is a high energy, fun spot! Wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and timely. food is great, really enjoyed myself. Can't wait to go back! Davis square is fast moving and offers tons to do.
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.
Good food with a great beer list.
Good food with a great beer list.
Excellent brunch spot. The menu changes ...
Excellent brunch spot. The menu changes frequently if you like to try new things. The french toast sticks are fantastic.
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.
Great ambience. Love this place!
Great ambience. Love this place!
Took my mom for brunch. Most of the food ...
Took my mom for brunch. Most of the food was cold but tasty. The server was excellent. My mother liked it a lot and would like to go back.
The menu has great variety and is very c ...
The menu has great variety and is very creative. The servers are always helpful and attentive. This place is great !
The food and ambiance was great, but the ...
The food and ambiance was great, but the server was rushing us so that more people could be seated at our table. We weren't finished eating and were asked if we wanted a box to go.
Brunch party of 6
We had reservations for 10:45AM and did not end up leaving until 12:30PM. It took us about 10 minutes to order but then almost an hour to get our food. We kept commenting to each other on how long we had been waiting. The place was busy and food was constantly coming out onto the floor. The orange slices had no flavor. The toast was burnt. The music was great.
delicious food. The club brunch sandwich was amazing.
What can you say about a place that has ...
What can you say about a place that has a glass door allowing you to view into a beer closet that is every man's man-cave dream? Their selection of beers is stunning. And the waiters know what they're talking about. The wine and beer menu looks the size of the food menu at most restaurants. And the food menu has been reduced to a single page presentation that resembles the wine list at most places. Tells you where the emphasis is right? Wrong! The food was delicious! Our party ordered four different dishes and each was superb. I ordered the duck burrito that was optionally plated as a rice bowl. Yum.
Top shelf Service
My friends and I were impressed with the level of service (Sara from Florida), as well as the selection on offer of beer and spirits. We had a few starters to eat, all were good! I'd recommend Five Horses Tavern in future.
Pleasant Easter surprise.
This is a place that has a big draw from the local pub crowd, but advertises itself as a hip restaurant with lots of vegan offerings and a huge craft beer list. I was only looking for a nice Easter brunch spot, so I was a bit hesitant. I was treated to a real up beat staff who provided great service and the very different brunch offerings that we tried were a big hit. Tasty, filling fare at a good price. I've had some real unpleasant experiences at some restaurants on holidays, but the staff at 5 Horses really went all out to keep everyone happy and served. They were ready for the crowd.
Great food on Davis Square
Five Horses Tavern - David Square has great food and a wonderful ambiance. Everything we tried was amazing! Complex flavors, woven together to create taste sensations - and gluten-free friendly! The only reason they didn't get an outstanding rating overall was the service, which while friendly, is very slow. It took almost 20 minutes just to get a drink - and there wasn't a rush, so it's difficult to understand what took so long. As the location is pleasant and the company was good, it wasn't a hardship. But it was noticed.
a mediocre day
very poor service. Waiter could not get stuff straight, forgot water, then poured water into someone's ginger ale. just a mess.
Kelly was great, really took care of us, ...
Kelly was great, really took care of us, really funny.
We visited Five Horse Tavern for the first time and really enjoyed their brunch menu. A wide variety of selections that would make most palates happy and the cocktails were interesting and delicious as well. I had the chimichanga and my husband had the fried chicken sandwich. We loved them both. Our friends had the breakfast club and the shrimp and grits and ended the meal with empty plates as well. The ambiance of the restaurant is fun. We sat right by the fireplace which was very cozy. We will definitely be back!
The food was average and the portions were...
....miniscule. For a $17 entrée I would expect to be reasonably full, especially with pasta, but no, the portion was more like an appetizer. The $10 taco was just that 'A' taco. The server was friendly and attentive, for the most part. I wouldn't be in a hurry back, there are plenty of good restaurants in Camberville.
Great Beef Stew!
The Beef Stew is very unique and unlike anything to be found in the area. Each bite is an explosion of flavor. The place is great for meet and greet, or as a first stop for the night out
SERVER SAVES THE DAY
I love Five Horses and return as often as possible. The atmosphere is cozy and creative and the menu changes often enough that I never know what's in store. On this particular occasion, we were served by a new face to us: Amanda. She was gracious and friendly and knowledgeable of the bar and food menus. And she was extremely patient. It took us a while to decided what to order but, when we finally did, we were told the restaurant was out of a key ingredient in the kale salad: kale. I was fine to order the salad with mixed greens and that was confirmed to be okay with the kitchen. But, moments after we finalized our order, we were told the restaurant was out of "about 6 other ingredients" for that salad. So I opted for the fried chicken salad *without the chicken* as we had already ordered wings. That was approved by the kitchen BUT there would be no change of the price. Amanda was very apologetic and seemed genuinely empathetic. She was able to substitute tofu for the chicken but, ideally, I would rather have had a salad without protein since the wings were coming. All in all, Five Horses was a great experience and credit goes to Amanda. As far as the communication from the kitchen and menu pricing goes, I think there is much room for improvement. Don't let this deter you from going to the restaurant; just be conscious of it when ordering. And hope Amanda is your server. ;)
The waitress was outstanding.! She was k ...
The waitress was outstanding.! She was kind, courteous and there as needed. A true professional. The food was good except that the homefries were undercooked and one of the omelets had raw beets in it, making it inedible- That being said, the chicken and waffles were outstanding, as was the breakfast pizza. Overall, everything was good and we would definitely return.
this place is very overrated. Ribs were bland, nothing special about the burger. Little ambience-don't bother. service was ok but person delivering food couldn't speak a word.
Not great for Gluten Free diners
The menu designated several items as gluten free, but when the items came, they were missing important parts of the dishes, like a pate with nothing to spread it on, a burger with no bun. When we ordered these items, it was never explained that there wouldn't be a gluten free substitute, but rather that the bun for instance would just be missing. We even specified when ordered that the bun would need to be gluten free and the server nodded in agreement. When we asked why he never indicated, we were met with frustration, sighing, a manager who rolled her eyes and ultimately spent $150 and didn't have much to eat. It was extremely disappointing overall. I'm sure it would be a great place to go if you are looking for a fun bar scene and pub food, just not sure why they go to the trouble to mark several items on their menu as gluten free when they really aren't.
I love you guys, but.....
I love you guys, the food is great, everyone is genuinely nice, but you never see your server ever again. I've been here multiple times and on every occasion I had to request to place my order and afterwards go find someone to pay my bill.
High energy student favorite
Came for Sat night dinner with my daughter who goes to Tufts. Place was hopping - reservations are a must. Very loud and crowded - definitely a high energy spot. Food was OK - nothing to write home about. Huge beer menu befitting a tavern. Service was friendly and generally efficient. Fine for a casual meal.
Love this place for a laid back meal wit ...
Love this place for a laid back meal with friends. It's just the right noise level with interesting food options and a great drink list.
Modern Davis Square Bar
Simple neighborhood bar with upscale fare. A nice low-key place to meet with friends.
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