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
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.
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.
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