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About Five Horses Tavern - South End
Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located on Columbus Avenue in Boston's
historic South End, walking distance of the Orange Line, Back Bay Station,
Symphony Hall, Northeastern University, Boston Medical Center and
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.
Our bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world,
boasting 40 draft beers, 60 bottles, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully
selected wine list. Guests can enjoy dinning on one of the largest patios
in the South End.
Boston, MA 02118
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM-12:00AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Five Horses Tavern - South End Ratings and Reviews
Within Walking Distance of Symphony/ DecentTavern-Bar Food.
We spotted this reataurant a few times and decided to give it a try. They accept reservations which we find helpful when going to a show or concert. Very busy atmosphere with a cozy, neighborhood feeling. Seemed to attract the 30 something crowd.
Pleasant music,but overall noisy which can make conversation challenging. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Met us with a smile and checked in a few times to see if we were doing fine or needed anything.
Just two of us dining. I ordered the salmon which came with carrots and brown rice. Perfectly cooked medium and a good sized serving. Overall, the meal was quite good and I was able to take a doggie bag home. My husband went for the chicken sandwich and tator tots. He was satisfied, but it was not anything special in flavor or presentation. His choice was partly guided by a somewhat limited menu. Probably not bad for a local tavern, but not offering many entrees.
Prices were quite fair. For instance, my dinner was $19.
The convenience was the real benefit. We might try it again, but can't say for our preferences we would rush back. They will do fine with the neighborhood crowd.
We had a very nice visit for Sunday Brunch. Two of us have been before & always look forward to a return visit. Our friend loved it & loved her Brunch pizza. The tacos are amazing as was the veggie burger and our wine. Great service, very friendly and helpful. Love the atmosphere of this place.
We were pleasantly surprised after a noon time lunch at the tavern. Clean and comfortable, it was even warm enough the open up the large windows that look out onto Columbus Ave. Many people took advantage of the sun streaming in and sat at the hightops near the open windows. My Tavern chili was excellent - some of the best chili I have ever had! My buddy had a cod sandwich and said it was also delicious. I can't wait ti go back!
I've been to Five Horses multiple time and to both locations, unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my latest brunch there. The last two times the service has been less than stellar and on Sunday we were virtually ignored. I like the location, ambiance etc., but the food this time was almost unedible.
Food was OK. Pulled pork sandwich with chimichurri sauce was literally that: pork, sauce, roll. They forgot to put in our pretzel order as starter. When we pointed that out, they were apologetic, comped us the pretzel, claimed they were slammed. But it was 5pm on a Sunday and the place was only half full. It wasn't bad, but it was a pretty 'meh' experience. Not worth going out of your way for.
My daughter had the plain Mac and cheese and chicken fingers, I had the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
The mac and cheese was the only thing that was good, her buttermilk chicken was so over cooked it was a deep brown and dried out. My Brussels sprouts were literally burned to a crisp as was the cauliflower .
The servers pretty much ignored us and asked how things were going as they briskly walked past our table indicating they didn't care - overall this was a very poor choice.
Dropped in on a cold rainy evening and enjoyed the warm ambiance and friendly service. Definitely recommend reservations...even on a Tuesday night, the traffic was steady. Had the chili, cornbread and just couldn't resist the Brussels sprouts too. Topped it off with a great beer. Perfect.
This is a favorite of everyone in our office so we went for a holiday team lunch. We always love the cornbread, but the loaded tots are becoming a close contender. All the staff are terrific and friendly. Food never fails to impress even the most discerning. Yet another great experience there!!
We went for brunch. The atmosphere was nice. Our previous dinner experience there was better so we think dinner is their sweet spot. The food was good. Service was good. Neither met our expectations though we were t disappointed. We will stick with their dinner menu.
We recently discovered this little gem in the south end after years of struggling with boylston street crowds prior to performances at symphony hall. Great food, good service and and a comfortable atmosphere. Reservations seem to be must during "prime time" but worth the planning.
Highly recommend the tavern chili!
I picked this place as an alternative to my usual mid-week business dinner. Not disappointed! The food is "interesting" with lots of vege choices. I go gluten free, and the waitperson was able to tailor my choices seamlessly. This is a feel-good place for people who like to feel good and be served with cheery helpful people. I will go back anytime I just want a dependably good place to eat that I don't have to bother raving about or acting like a food critic to rate. You will not be disappointed. Plus the cost is below market. What's not to like?
My first visit I loved this place. The second visit was disappointing. I was looking forward to the chili which was fantastic on my first visit but lukewarm and just not the same on the second. Also very surprised that the only red wine they had was Pinot Noir which I wasn't in the mood for. Will probably give it another try though. Hope it was just an off night.
We asked the waitress twice for separate checks, but when we changed waiter/waitress the new person did not know about the change. Which lead to partial confusion when the bill came out.
It was fixed but it would be better if sorted from the start so parties don't have to split tips because drink orders are wrong etc. Beers where a bit pricey too. All it all it was a good experience though.
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