About Five Horses Tavern - South End
Our second location! Five Horses Tavern is built on craft beers from around the world. Offering 40 rotating drafts and 50 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 - 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM-12:00AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Five Horses Tavern - South End Ratings and Reviews
This is my second visit to Five Horses, ...
This is my second visit to Five Horses, but first to South End and first for dinner. My prior experience was brunch in Davis Square and that was amazing!! However, my most recent visit for dinner in the South End was just ok. I found the corn bread to be soggy, almost undercooked; the pretzel somewhat bland; and the pork belly and cajun fish tacos just ok. The pork belly was a little hard to chew through. The service and vibe are very good, so I will probably give it another chance for dinner and will definitely go back for brunch.
Five Horses South End has been a favorit ...
Five Horses South End has been a favorite of mine for dinner or drinks for awhile, but I finally made it to brunch and I'm sold!! It had something for everyone, all of which was fantastic, the drinks so creative and good, and the price is reasonable. We were able to sit for over 2 hours and not feel rushed. Such a lovely visit!
Great place to be with family and friend ...
Great place to be with family and friends! Beer menu is awesome!
They do it right. Creative approaches t ...
They do it right. Creative approaches to favorite dishes. Quality ingedients. Prepared exquisitly. Flawless service. The way every dining experience should be.
Interestingly, we planned our business m ...
Interestingly, we planned our business meeting at 4 PM on a Saturday, thinking that it would be relatively quiet and we could engage in business discussions. Big mistake - not by Five Horses as I would definitely return because it is a great bar but because of the ambient noise. It was very difficult to hear all of the 16 participants and the wait staff was definitely not accustomed to business meetings (interuptive, irritated by our requests). Nonetheless, it was our mistake to suggest this venue for a business meeting. For a tavern, we are there!
I've eaten there about 5 times in the pa ...
I've eaten there about 5 times in the past two years and once at the Somerville location. Food is unique and quite good, bar ( for beer drinkers ) is great, wine choices OK. Loud and a bit cramped. Easy to get to by T and usually can find parking on Columbus.
I made a reservation as a surprise party ...
I made a reservation as a surprise party for my partner's birthday. The staff was incredibly supportive of our needs and helped make it a great surprise.
Excellent corn bread and crabcakes. Serv ...
Excellent corn bread and crabcakes. Service just right. No rush perfect for a small get other.
Nice surprise on a local's suggestion
We must have looked lost because a stranger asked if we needed directions. I told him we were trying to find a spot to get a drink and a little bite to eat before the Boston Pop's. He recommended Five Horses Tavern, and we were delightfully surprised! We're crab cake snobs and think they have the best. Oh, and the cornbread is a MUST GET! A few night later we went again before the Sox played. Just as good and the waitress remembered us.
The tots were absolutely amazing! My friends warned me about them but I wasn't prepared. And then I didn't want to stop eating them. But watch out! When they say Cajun or blackened, they really mean it! I had to send my fish taco back cause I couldn't take the heat!
Great location. Wait staff was very frie ...
Great location. Wait staff was very friendly & accommodating. They quickly noted when glasses needed refilling or plates need to be removed. Food was very good. Appetizers arrived in reasonable time. Entrees seemed a bit slow to arrive, especially given they were not particularly busy yet, and we ordered basic fare. Overall, solid, after work, de-stressing experience!
South End's bar/restaurant down the street
The sangria cannot be beat, and the pitcher of sangria is even better!!!!
Great lunch spot for GF and Vegetarians.
Had a wonderful lunch here with a coworker and friend. Service was amazing - both the hostess and our server were helpful with recommendations and checking on us. Plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options - perfect spot for a relaxed lunch. We'll come back for the beer and wine lists as well!
The meatloaf sandwich was a bit heavy, b ...
The meatloaf sandwich was a bit heavy, but delicious. Impressive beer/wine selection, and delicious cocktails. Crab cake appetizer was a little small but was cooked well and tasted great. Fast service, never had to flag down a waiter/waitress for a drink refill, they were ready just as the glass was being finished. Amazing quality for the relative low-cost compared to other restaurants in the area. Will definitely be going back.
Family Dinner before Pops Concert
Great spot, easy walking distance to Mass Ave and Huntington Ave. Fantastic beer selections. Service was great and everyone enjoyed their meals. Placed was packed with waiting line outside so recommend making reservations.
Great find, great beer, great food.
Not knowing the area, we took a shot in the dark at this place due it's proximity to the symphony hall. It was a good find! I would go back again when in that part of town.
We both wanted the Hangar steak and they ...
We both wanted the Hangar steak and they were out of it @ 6 PM on a Thursday. The cod I had was OK, but nothing to write home about. My husband had the ribs and they did not come off the bone so assume under cooked. Burgers looked great so we think that we will try those next time! Staff is great as always and if your into beer they have an extensive list.
Get the cornbread!!
I was there on a Thursday at 5:30 with a group of nine. The place isn't very big, and it was kind of busy so I think that if we didn't have a reservation it would have been hard to get all of us seated. It is a cozy place but I did not feel crowded or cramped even with the large party. The service was great. Everyone was friendly and attentive. The food got mixed reviews. A few people ordered the ribs and shared some around, I didn't try them myself but, all six people who did said that they were too salty. No one was able to finish the whole plate of them. Most of the food was fine but nothing special. But there were a few exceptions. Everyone liked the haus pretzel. And the corn bread was a big hit. We were all talking about how good it was the next day. The phrase 'best corn bread I've ever had' was used more than once. I think the secret is butter. If you go, definitely get some. I don't think I would go back here for dinner but it would be a good place to go for drinks and appetizers with friends.
Five Horses was a Great Find
Went for a mid-week dinner. We are new to the neighborhood and wanted to start trying out places close to us. The restaurant was hopping and noisy, but that did not detract from our meal. Five H. had 40 beers on tap. The waitress was great at making a recommendation after I described the type of beer I enjoyed. The Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale was a winner, as was my pan-roasted chicken breast with great vegetables. My friend had the Kentucky-fried Cornish game hen - also wonderful. Service was well-paced and pleasant. We'll be back.
Great food, lots of draft beer choices a ...
Great food, lots of draft beer choices and great atmosphere!
Best brunch discovery in Boston
I've had dinner at the Five Horses Tavern, but never brunch. For Easter Sunday I was able to get a reservation which was a pleasant surprise. The service was amazing, the Bloody Mary was spicy and delicious and the food was outstanding. We were a party of 4 and we all shared our very different dishes. Each had distinct ingredients and flavors and all were delicious.
Best beer selection around!
I am a beer geek and this is the best selection I am aware of in the area. The food is always great and they always have an interesting spin on traditional plates. Service is excellent. The space is small, so it can be tough to get in. The noise level can get high on weekends.
My second time here and once again our s ...
My second time here and once again our server was funny, attentive and knowledgeable. The food is fantastic (you want the fresh baked pretzel!) and definitely affordable. I mean apps entrees and drinks for 2 people well under $100 what's not to like? So glad this place was recommended. Can't wait to go back!
Not an impressive brunch
I went to Five Horses Tavern for brunch, and was unpleased with the meal selections. They were all very heavy for brunch, and the menu lacked lighter options. They didn't have any omelets, which is a brunch staple for many. A lot of the meals included fried food, also a tough go for brunch.
A great pub. Excellent beer on tap and g ...
A great pub. Excellent beer on tap and good casual fare. Service is relaxed when the place is busy.
The loaded tots were awesome - only slig ...
The loaded tots were awesome - only slightly over baked but delicious all the same!
Five Horses has been delicious every time I go. The waitstaff is friendly & attentive, the food is delicious and of a good variety, and there is an excellent cocktail/beer selection.
Open mind. Happy palate.
With menu items such as "heart surgeon", this place is not for the health conscious. I recently had brunch at this restaurant and was excited by the menu options and flavor combinations. I ordered "the censored" and my dining companion had the "southern comfort"; we shared and order of the "donut holes". I have to say that it was a bit sodium heavy. The salty pork belly (which wasn't exactly a 'hash') competed with the cheesy saltiness of the grits. I eyed my friend's plate in search of the fried chicken that was cleverly hidden beneath a generous pool of sausage gravy - visually, it was less appealing than my own dish. We both enjoyed the well-done donut holes and generous refills of coffee and tea. We were also allowed ample time to chit-chat after we had finished our meal, so I have to commend the staff on their accommodating service. While I appreciated my meal, I would not order the same dish if I returned to the restaurant
Nice Dinner, excellent restaurant
Took my son on his first night in Boston, he is starting college, it was a great choice, wonderful food, nice funky atmosphere, good service. Of special note, the cucumber salad was GREAT, and the ribs were perfect.
Had a swell brunch here on Saturday . Loved the cheese grits with eggs and porkbelly , you gotta try it ! The service was attentive and friendly and professional too.
We had a great dinner and time at the Ta ...
We had a great dinner and time at the Tavern. We're so excited that there's a location in the South End now.
Great food. Great service!
Had a fantastic experience last week. The food was excellent and the servers were all wonderful and accommodating a larger group with additional people coming and going.
Great food, coffee, and Bloody Marys. By ...
Great food, coffee, and Bloody Marys. By far my favorite brunch place in Boston!
Quick bite on a rainy night.
Service was very good. Three of us, we had Fish Taco, 90 Mile and Chicken Sandwich. Food was good, great beer selection. Not fantastic but good enough to go back.-
Lively, Loud, and Long List of Beers
If you're looking for a strong list of beers, wines, and mixed drinks - you've found it. The food options are plentiful. We had an awesome round table in a corner booth which was perfect for our party of 9. Loved both this location and the location in Somerville.
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