Five Horses Tavern - South End
Five Horses Tavern - South End

Five Horses Tavern - South End

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fivehorsestavern.com/
  • Phone: 617-936-3930x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM-12:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Claremont Park
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Five Horses Tavern - South End reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (11)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (9)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Impressive menu with plenty of vegetarian options and everything was uniquely flavorful. The brussels sprout appetizer is a must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I love their tacos and the fried chicken salad. Our server was very nice but slow to get us our drink orders considering it wasn't that busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie6VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Had a quick brunch and a couple beers here with a friend. Awesome beer list, with some locals as well as great finds from overseas. Overall the food was good, my eggs were cooked perfectly, but the brioche was stale. We also had 3 different servers over the course of an hour, which felt very disjointed and inconsistent. Also, we only got one 'pat' of butter for the bread...and had to ask repeatedly for more...and they only came one at a time. I'd probably go back and sit at the bar versus at a table on the patio, mainly for more consistent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sonny
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Beer menu has more pages than the food menu. Cannot go wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nicely done
    buddy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Service is a bit erratic but food and drink are always good portions a bit small but very tasty nicely done
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Five Horses Tavern - South End reviews archive.
  • Good brunch spoiled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I usually love 5 horses and this brunch was great EXCEPT our 3 cocktails, (one was a full pint glass) got accidentally dumped all over my friend, who had to sit in wet clothing through the whole meal. The staff were very apologetic, offered to pay for dry cleaning but then gave her a free drink. ONE drink and made her pay for her lunch. I'm sorry, but if you dump enough liquid on a patron to saturate their outfit (truly very little of it went elsewhere), comp her entire meal, drinks and all. She was very patient, kind - didn't give the wait staff a hard time - we all understood these things happen, but to me, the response was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    gourmand
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Interesting menu, both bar and food. Nothing was quite as flavorful as expected. Nice place, average food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seen it before
    disappointed
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food attempted to satisfy foodies but something was missing in each of our 3 brunch dishes. Just a bit off the mark. On the other hand, it had foodie'ish prices. So ended up being another South End place for 20-30 somethings with money to waste. Nothing special except the staff. They were outstandingly genuine and helpful and promptly and courteously responded to everything from refilling water glasses to swapping out a bad dish for something else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food & Service was great. I will definetley go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    Oldsend
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We've been for brunch several weeks and the menu never disappoints. Definitely try the donut holes and cinnamon bun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridin' 5 Horses
    Jfranklin
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Good neighborhood restaurant in the Southend. The chicken fingers looked good. (The table next to me ordered them) I ordered the pork belly taco was good. The apple short rib on cheese grits was ok. Worth going back. Decent prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choices, choices
    Emmerliner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Interesting menu. Many choices for vegetarians. A vast beer menu. Our enthusiastic waiter encouraged tasting the beer before deciding on one. My dish, roasted cod was delicious. The salads were good as well. Only one choice for dessert, which wasn't very good. All in all I would say it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Easter Brunch
    Yummy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I dined here with my family for Easter Brunch and it was amazing. We had never been before and I was not sure what to expect. The food was delicious and our server was attentive and friendly. The menu offered vegan and traditional options- something for everyone. Great casual and relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous beer and food
    RegulardinerVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Wow! What a great discovery. We went here before the Red Sox game on Friday night. Everyone in our party loved their food, and the beer is outstanding. My Dad, who is a beer fan, has been raving about the food all weekend. He had the smoked chicken. Another guest had the fish tacos - - he loves Mexican food, and also raved about the food. Love the Boulder Shake...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    MaeQ
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Perfect brunch spot, expansive menu with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options alongside all the good stuff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Was so looking forward to brunch, and it was a BUST. Drinks: Ice coffee beverage was watered down, and not cold brew coffee. Grapefruit Bellini was nothing more than cheap champange and a splash of canned grapefruit juice. Donuts: Over cooked, in oil that was not hot enough so they were totally greasy and tasted of old oil. There was also not a whisper of maple flavor anywhere. Eggs and Grits w/Pork Belly - The pork belly was grey and flaccid. Enough said. Baked Eggs: Eggs were baked so long, they were essentially hardboiled. Thyme Biscuit: The B's could use it for a hat trick. 7 Grain Toast: Literally so much butter, it was soggy. Blech. Awful all the way around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brunch
    Jess
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I've now been to both locations of Five Horses - three times for brunch and once for dinner. It's consistently some of the more creative and delicious food I've found around town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stampede!
    BSOgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We stopped into Five Horses before going to BSO this past week. It was great! Service was very attentive and friendly. The menu is small, but sufficient, and the food very good - lighter than is usual at a beer-focused tavern too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I came this past Sunday morning and loved the restaurant! The food was great and so was the server. Both of the hosts were also fantastic and very hospitable. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and I will go back
    JimW
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went for brunch and plan to go back for dinner. Nice addition to the neighborhood. Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch selection, with
    Wolfie88VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Great brunch selection, with very tasty choices. The chimichanga was a delicious brunch item - wil be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer selection and food
    chemguy
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and beer selection, but a bit too busy so we didn't see them often. It was a Friday night though. Otherwise a great experience and I'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular but Caring
    Bill
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    There was a crazy large group in the place, for a engagement party or something, so they had a hard time getting us our reserved table for three. But they bent over backwards trying to be accommodating, found us a place to squeeze in, and were very attentive to our needs. Many places would have let the large crowd distract them from their other customers, but not 5 Horses.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for brunch, "meh"
    monsterdash
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We went in for a Sunday brunch reservation, for which we were promptly seated. This was my first visit to either of the Five Horses Tavern locations. I can see why the place is always crowded at night. As a bar with the specialty and small batch beers, it's an absolute win for that customer. However, as a brunch place, I would send you elsewhere without hesitation. The food was good, but didn't leave me wanting more or wanting to come back. As in the title, it wasn't a bad or good meail, simply one of complete and utter ambivalence towards the restaurant. So there you have it, my rating of "meh". PS. The only have a limited liquor license, so any of those bloody marys are only made with various cordials, etc.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Gilroy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was my first visit to Five Horses. Very casual , but cool vibe. They seated us right away. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and was able to answer all of our questions. The food was fantastic. All four people in our party had great meals. We started with the grilled brie. Thumbs up. Other highlights were the cod, the veggie pizza and the pulled chicked sandwich. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No dessert???
    theatergoer
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were happy with the over all experience, however we were disappointed there was no dessert. They said it's because they were a new restaurant. Hopefully they'll complete their menu soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention & Consistency
    RTBBostonVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Have been to 5HT before and love the food. First time having brunch. All 3 in my party had an item that included the fried chicken. Unfortunately it was fried too long and made the chicken dry. Our server, Mack, forgot my app order placed when ordering drinks. At least it wasn't on the bill so he forgot it entirely (restaurant was pretty empty at that time). The brunch drinks were great! Disappointed as this was the first time bringing My hubby. Might be a new chef or he has a bad night/morning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was here for lunch, so didn't
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Was here for lunch, so didn't sample the vast draft and bottled beer selections (a good excuse to come back), but the lunch menu was great! Very creative combinations of ingredients in fresh and tasty renditions of popular lunch items. I had the corn and avocado soup, which was tasty but a bit on the bland side, followed by the baked cod which was outstanding. My guest had the chili which looked fantastic, and by the comments seemed to go down well. This is certainly a place I will come back to often, and a very welcome addition to our South End fare.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.