About Five Horses Tavern - South End
Boston, MA 02118
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
Food was OK. Pulled pork sandwich with c ...
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 ...
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 e ...
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 of ...
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 ...
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.
Stopped in for a late-evening dinner wit ...
Stopped in for a late-evening dinner with our kids. The service was friendly and accommodating as usual. Also, the food is always solid, but the menu continues to feel limited. Our kids enjoy it even though the place is really more of an adult hangout.
We recently discovered this little gem i ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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