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.
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
We asked the waitress twice for separate ...
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.
The atmosphere was very cozy. The music ...
The atmosphere was very cozy. The music was a touch loud, but the songs playing were a nice, relaxed mood. It was very busy on a Saturday night, so reservations are a must. I loved the food - very unique and well balanced flavors (I had the pesce sandwich, which had a mango element to it, a very good sweet/savory idea). The dessert was wonderfully rich. Service was friendly and prompt. A little more than I usually spend on dinner, but the overall experience was lovely and definitely worth the splurge.
Five Horses Tavern offered a fine locale ...
Five Horses Tavern offered a fine locale for a reunion/date with an old friend before moving on to the B.U. Theater/Huntington Theater Company, a relatively short walk away, a convenient South End location. The food was adequate, nothing special. The service was friendly and attentive. A decent experience.
I have two major allergies, gluten and ...
I have two major allergies, gluten and dairy so it's extremely hard for me to go out to eat and find something on the menu. As soon as I told the waiter he knew exactly what I could eat and what changes could be made to certain dishes so that I could have as many options as possible. When I asked for dressing for a side he knew off the top of his head which ones I could have, no need to refer to a special allergen list here! Also when he went back and spoke with the chef about the meal I order to make sure it'd be okay, the chef came out to make sure that that accommodations were going to be okay or if I'd want to order something different. I'm from out of town so this type of service was amazing and if I lived closer I'd be going here regularly!
Great little hole in the wall restaurant ...
Great little hole in the wall restaurant. The food was amazing! The chicken and waffle club was delicious and the presentation was great. The service was strange - it's as though there isn't one server assigned to your table so you have multiple people checking on you throughout the meal - I didn't love that and found it a touch disruptive and confusing. The parking is atrocious but in the South End it's about average. Overall it was a great brunch and I would definitely recommend and go back.
Went with a group of friends. I had 2 of ...
Went with a group of friends. I had 2 of the tacos but wasn't that happy. I think I was the only one of our group that wasn't 100% happy with the food though. We had a good time here but I would definitely try something else next time.
Good bar basics upped a notch. SUPER CR ...
Good bar basics upped a notch. SUPER CROWDED and weren't seated when we arrived a bit early. Decided to walk around the neighborhood. By the time we walked back (still ahead of our reservation), the hostess said she was about to give up our table if she hadn't found us. What?!
The food was nice - good brussels sprouts.
The drinks were delicious although they didn't have my first choice.
Will likely stick to Five Horses in Cambridge next time and choose another restaurant when in town.
We came with a party of 10 girls for a b ...
We came with a party of 10 girls for a bachelorette brunch. Our morning started off great. We were greeted by friendly hostesses and were sat right away at a spacious round table. This was about the only positive experience I can write about. Our day quickly started on a descent when we were given an extremely inexperienced, poorly trained waitress. (For a party of 10). We sat down at 11:00 and ordered our first round of drinks-Mimosas for the table and a VIRGIN extra spicy Bloody Mary with bacon (listed under their non alcoholic bevs). Drinks came, food was ordered, waitress disappears for nearly 45 minutes. When another server comes by to ask if we needed anything...food was our only response...also some more drinks and water too. After About an hour, the waitress reappears telling us somethings off the menu that they were out of...as a table full of ladies who WORK in a restaurant ...this was a red flag that she had waited about 45 minutes just to put our food in. Food finally comes. Our GF DF friend got served whole milk with her coffee when she requested almond milk and regular toast. Orders around the table were messed up and tots were Luke warm. Irritated and hungry...we eat whatever was placed in front of us regardless of the order or not. Finally the bill comes (that we had to go through and separate the orders ourselves even though we had asked for separate checks). First thing we notice....one virgin bloody..and one alcoholic Bloody Mary. Our initial thoughts as we saw this was that if the bartender received an order ticket for a regular Bloody Mary..then that was what he made. Immediately we went to the bartender to ask him if he made 2 Virgin bloodys or one for the table. His response...that the first Bloody Mary was a regular bloody....served to the PREGNANT WOMAN...who drank the entire thing. That would be me. Initially when called the owner was only going to compensate my $15 meal. This was unacceptable for us and he took care of our entire tab.
The food at five horses was fantastic. W ...
The food at five horses was fantastic. We split a soft pretzel and mac and cheese to start- both were delicious. I had two tacos per the waiter's recommendation: seared tuna, which was flavorful and crunchy, and duck, which had a sweet sauce to complement the richness wonderfully. My friends enjoyed the salmon and the bbq sandwich (a place that serves tater tots as a side instead of fries? my kind of place). The food was contrasted by the service, however, which was slow. We had to repeatedly ask for items and remind the server multiple times of what we requested. We tried to get the bill for probably 20 minutes before our server finally caught my eye. I'll definitely be back, as the service could have been off that day and the food was worth it.
A group of friends met here for a pre-th ...
A group of friends met here for a pre-theatre dinner. I had been to their sister restaurant in Davis Sq, so recommended we get the cornbread, which is freshly baked in its own skillet. It was sooooo yummy, and I don't even normally like cornbread! We also had the roasted brussels sprouts which were similarly awesome. We had a variety of entrees, mostly the tacos or salads. The amount of filling in the tacos varied a bit, but all tasted good. The salads looked good too - I had a bite of the fried chicken one had added and that was excellent.
Our server was very good about checking with the kitchen on a food allergy that was of concern to one of the party.
On the dessert menu they have a skillet-baked chocolate cake which we didn't have room to try, but we're definitely going to have it next time!
My son flew in from San Diego late after ...
My son flew in from San Diego late afternoon so we came for a bite to eat while waiting for traffic to ease up. My daughter and I have been before for Brunch, lunch & dinner. Great place! The Grilled Avocado & Bean Salad my daughter had was excellent & good size. Would love to try myself. My son & I had the tacos. We both had the Tuna Taco - so good!! We both enjoyed that one. I also had the Cajun Fish taco which had just enough of a good bite to it & very tasty, while he had the Mighty Duck Taco. He enjoyed that one as well. Great beer & wine too. Will definitely be back again. More food to try! Always good food & love sitting on patio.
I went for brunch on a Saturday. Five Ho ...
I went for brunch on a Saturday. Five Horses serves from both the brunch and luncheon menus. The service here is excellent and one of the wait persons even suggested a selection for the next time I return for dinner. I had the Southern breakfast which is fried chicken, a fried egg, and thyme biscuits with a side of sausage gravy. Don't hesitate about the gravy, it was smooth, not salty and a perfect compliment for the biscuits. There is a lovely patio which I will look forward to for a future visit in the cool of the evening.
We had a party of 10 and had an amazing ...
We had a party of 10 and had an amazing time! We loved the giant round table which allowed for open conversation. Our waiter was great, especially considering all the food and drinks we ordered. I have already recommended to friends and I would definitely go again!
Great atmosphere and great beer selectio ...
Great atmosphere and great beer selection. The Cajun fish tacos were amazing as were the calamari rings. Our server Jenn was very friendly and prompt as were the supporting food deliverers and busboy. I highly recommend Five Horses Tavern - South End.
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