Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located in Davis Square, walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater and Porter Square.

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.

We are a fantastic venue for hosting large groups and intimate dinners. Our Bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 37 draft beers, 120 bottles, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Join us on the patio or saddle up to the bar and admire our selection of over 150 bourbons and whiskies from around the globe.

Reservations are recommended, however walk-ins are always welcome!
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E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tacos, chili and beer. Great athmosphere, too.

PT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were four of us having Sunday brunch. Reservation process was easy and table was waiting for us. Food was delivered after a smaller-than-typical wait but that was okay because the dishes at FHT are unique and varied. The server did forget a couple one beverage and one small item but that was corrected quickly. I had the three-egg omelet with thyme biscuit which were delicious. Their bar and beer selections are excellent.

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried some unique menu items and we were not disappointed! What a great menu to tantalize the taste buds!

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow on a fairly slow night. Food was good and since it was not too crowded, the noise level was manageable - we could hear each other talk.

ML
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleased with the service. The food was very good. The fried chicken was a big hit. The power bowl was very good, the only negative was when adding fried chicken it was cut up in small cubes taking away from the experience. This was unexpected and a bit disappointing. The beer drinkers in our group enjoyed the selection and those that were not were able to enjoy wine and mixed drinks. The biggest issue we had was the noise level. It was extremely loud and difficult to hear each other. We were a party of 6 and even people sitting next to you or across from you were hard to hear. All in all it was a great experience and we would go back.

LO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere. If you go on the early side, a mix of families with young kids combined with larger groups.

SK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious, creative food in a lovely environment. Loud and fun!

JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Basic pub food. Excellent beer selection. Conversation level is loud due to acoustics. Not an intimate setting, but good for a quick-ish meal before a show at the Somerville Theatre.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool place, great for drinks, pub fare and general hanging out. Friendly service and great location.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are great, always go there when friends or family are in town. Very accommodating too

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a laid back dining experience.

KL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We got there early on Saturday for brunch. Waiter was friendly but the kitchen lost our order and it took awhile to get our food. Manager offered a round of drinks or dessert. Food was delicious! Definitely will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this place. We came for Valentine’s Day and loved every part of dinning here. Also we loved the waiter as well. She was amazing. Sadly I don’t remember her name but she had cute cherry earrings and short hair. Thank you ! We will for sure come back. We also let our friends know about this great place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mimosa flighrs are the best.

NC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Definitely a normal spot to go to. Nothing out of the ordinary or super impressive but good. Had the street corn pizza which was a highlight and out waitress was very helpful with helping us make drink selections from their extensive menu.

JM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave go to to take our Tufts son and his friends out for dinner.

M
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice options and very tasty fish tacos. Drinks were nice and fancy. A little loud but what restaurant isn’t

MT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed by the beer menu here. Love the food too. They have comfort food, but also a couple healthy options. But the beer list is incredible.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was great in concept, but somewhat poorly executed eggs. The eggs tasted (and looked) like they were done in the microwave - reminiscent of the kind of eggs you get at McDonald's. I was hoping for a nice runny fried egg with some griddle goodie bits stuck to it, but it was very sterile looking and cooked to the max - no runny yolk and no flavor. It also came out room temperature and soggy at first, but they definitely deserve credit for redoing it for me (I hate asking, but I was super excited for the breakfast club - a fried chicken sandwich with a fried egg between two cheddar chive waffles. The waffles and the chicken were a bit soggy and the egg room temp, but they redid it for me and it was better for sure).

MC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burgers! Salmon was cooked perfectly. Sean, our waiter, was super friendly!

M
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good
Drinks were below par. Small glasses with too much ice made them feel like watered down shots.

W
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Convenient location, good list of beers on tap, but a tad pricey, many at 9.75/10oz. Food was somewhat disappointing. Powerbowl salad was Ok but turned out to be a pile of spinach with all the other ingredients kind of sitting on the bottom of the bowl--all but the spinach cut to the size of corn kernels. Just a bit weird in the end and not too interesting. Burger was fine, but not exactly notable in any way and was served barely lukewarm--not what you want and made you feel like it was precooked and set aside or something. Service was prompt and considerate so no issues there.

F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and wonderful service. Would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place is really quite good! Everything we had was very good...hangar steak, duck burrito and fiesta tots as an app. Service was a smidge slow, but not too bad. Loved the ambiance and energetic tavern vibe. Good weekend night dinner place!

DR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, very cozy environment and great staff. I will definitely return and recommend it to friends.

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to go with a group! Always easy to get a reservation (which definitely is recommended on the weekends). I've tried almost everything on the menu at this point, and it's all delicious! Great cocktails, tasty sangria, great draft list, and the menu is delicious--brunch, lunch, and dinner!

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beverages and amazing and friendly service! This place is a gem!

l
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, friendly servers, good food. Would definitely go back!

SG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice surprise on Christmas night. Service was very good, staff was welcoming. Good experience when you are celebrating Xmas away from home.

Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square
Responded on December 27, 2019

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JP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated the great service from Ash on Christmas Day!

RH
Edinburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great location, very creative menu. I will definitely be back with friends!

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Horses Tavern was my go to spot when I lived in Somerville.
Now returning to Boston as a visitor, it's exactly as I remember. Great beer and drink list, nice variety of food, and each item is a somewhat traditional dish, usually with a creative flair.
Glad to see FHT hasn't changed since I moved away from Boston.

N
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not sure, why but pictures look better than the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Will come back for sure!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, they also brought out dessert cupcakes with a candle discretely for my girlfriends birthday after we finished our meals, and all I had to do was ask and explain in the comment section while submitting reserving - 10/10!!!

SG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live nearby and we frequent the five horses for the following reasons: The food is quite excellent, well made and fresh, and importantly, has great vegetarian options. In warmer weather you can get a table near the open windows. Drink selection is good as well, especially nice is their sangria. Plus, it’s busy but not too loud. The servers are kind, friendly, and attentive. You should go too!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The foods always good, but for the amount that you get and actually how special or different it is than any other place you could get it, it’s not always worth the $5 more per meal

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Five Horses since it opened in Davis Square but after all these years, to be able to go back with kids and see that it is a family-friendly place, with understanding and amiable staff, makes us love this place even more. And the food is great, of course!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great but chili is a bit greasy

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in here and pleasantly surprised. Came on a Saturday evening had a reservation and was seated within in minutes. There was a wait for walkins.I expected standard pub grub. The meals were significantly better than I expected. The service was excellent. The drinks were excellent.

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