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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
Went there for a Valentine’s double date. Our waitress was excellent. All the appetizers were amazing and so were the drinks. I loved the Airborne. I had the duck special and it was very good. The ambiance was cozy and inviting. Parking was very difficult though and I almost thought we were going to have to cancel our reservation. Valet parking would be nice. We do hope to be back again.
Service was spotty with limited assistance on ordering. Best feature was the Beer selection. Disappointed with the Bourbon choices. Very noisy and we were seated at a table directly under a speaker so we had difficulty conversing across the table. Food was inconsistent - shrimp and Brussels sprouts were over cooked, salmon was excellent.
We were disappointed as most of the menu items we liked including salmon, steak and fish tacos were not available by the time we got there for a 5:45 reservation. This was upsetting and the available menu was very limited. Our waiter said they were running out because they were closing for renovations. We would not have gone there if we knew this ahead of time but had show reservations and no time to go elsewhere. The main reason we selected this restaurant was for the salmon as we dont eat pork or much of the available options.
Love Five Horses, especially for brunch. Everything was tasty and the service could not have been better, but our doughnuts came out cool and not as crisped as the last time we ordered them, so that was a bit of a disappointment. I would still recommend it and especially the cheesy grits!!
We ate at Five Horses prior to a concert at Symphony Hall. The location was very convenient, the food was tasty, and the service was a little slow but fine. Our daughter who adheres to a strict vegan diet was happy with her veggie burger although the Power bowl we went there for wasn't available. My husband's burger was great, I enjoyed my pizza, and my other kids enjoyed the pork tacos and pulled pork sandwich. This place worked out great for us.
Our family of four which included our 9 yr old grandson celebrated with dinner and wine. The staff were very accommodating and moved us to another area of the restaurant where it was easier for my husband to hear. Our server also changed the TV monitor in our new area so our grandson could watch his favorite team. Our waitress Stephanie was best! Very friendly and competent!
I met my sister here for dinner. We were both sold when we saw the cornbread appetizer and turkey dinner special. Although it was a bit pricey, it was worth it. We both thoroughly enjoyed our food and the ambiance. The staff was very attentive and was helpful in making sure my choices were allergen free. Definitely plan on returning!
We had a 10:30 Sunday brunch reservation and were seated right on time. I hate to be critical, but the waitress was very slow (maybe they were short staffed, but she never apologized or offered a reason for the delays throughout the entire time my husband and I were there). I don't recall the time we ordered, but there was a considerable delay prior to ordering and after ordering, and our food (we only ordered main courses; no starters) wasn't brought to the table until 11:15. She was also very slow to refill the water glasses. The food was satisfactory (Tavern Chili and Tavern Breakfast). Maybe if we had both ordered something fancier, we would have enjoyed it more. We had the champagne flight, which had 4 different flavored mimosas. I need Gluten Free and Dairy Free, and they were able to accommodate both requirements. Overall, I really liked the atmosphere and the food was good, so I would give it another try on a future Boston trip, but only after I’ve tried several new places first.
Horrible service. We arrived at 5:15 and ordered appetizers and drinks, which arrived without incident. But then we ordered dinner at 6:15, and they completely forgot about us. Around 7:10 I asked about our order, and they said oops, it would be another 15 to 20 minutes. We had to wolf down our food when it came and barely made it to the theater in time. And all they did in return was knock a couple of appetizers off the bill -- about $20 on a $200 order.
I can't actually comment but n the food because we never got any!! We arrived on a weekend night at 7 and they were out of two of the three starters we ordered. We figured no big deal . Then we were informed they were out of two of the main courses. My son gave up and resorted to chicken fingers only to be told they were out of that! It was almost comical. In the end we had to leave because it was a special occasion and there was just nothing interesting to eat. Sad.
Met at Five Horses when visiting my son. Excellent South End experience. Nice tavern feel, but food was top notch. Chicken was excellent and extremely generous portion. Very nice beer selection. Would also recommend the tater tots. Yes, tater tots. Fantastic evening, would highly recommend.
We made a reservation for 6 and one of the guests (my client from out of town) arrived before I did and the host put her at a table for 4. I told them we needed a table for 6 and they left us standing in the middle of the restaurant for 15+ minutes. While we stood there, the host set the nice 1/2 booth table right in front of us for 6 with waters and menus and then told us we couldn't have it. Why would they set a table right in front of us and not put us at it? They said they would need to move tables around to accommodate us. It was poor planning to leave us in the middle of the floor (in everyone's way) and and set someone else's table. I asked why we couldn't have that half booth that they SET for 6 and one employee said that it was reserved. I said "we have a reservation." Another employee said "part of their party is at the bar." I said "our entire party is here -standing in the middle of the restaurant."
When I asked again about sitting, another employee said "that guest was already at the table and is in the bathroom." The table had been empty since we got there 20 minutes earlier. My coworker said, "you better check on her because we've been standing here for 20 minutes and we haven't seen her!"
They put us at 3 deuces. Fine. The table was fine but I would have expected a manager or SOMEONE besides the lovely server from another section to acknowledge us... The food was ok and the service was inconsistent. I ordered a bottle of wine for the table (red) and a glass of white for me and my boss ordered a beer. Each beverage came out with a different server at a different time.
The drunken wings were tasty but I probably won't be back and certainly not with clients.
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