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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.5
4.5
875 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1655

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Christopher Modeen

  • Private party facilities

    For information on Private Events, please contact info@fivehorsestavern.com

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Grove St

  • Parking details

    There is a variety of parking options in Davis Sq., from metered on-street parking and three convenient public metered lots: Rite Aid Lot (right across from restaurant) Grove St. Lot Herbert St. Lot All meters are free on Sundays and end at 8pm Monday-Saturday.

  • Public transit

    Five Horses Tavern is in the heart of Davis Sq, directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq. and accessible by several bus routes.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 875 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for brunch

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  1. JD

    JonathanD

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere and our server Kate was awesome !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early for our reservation and our friends were late. The staff was friendly and accommodating and we never felt rushed. We loved the food and the beer selection was great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Usually we love five horses but this experience was disappointing. With almost no one there, the atmosphere was great but the food took forever to get and then wasn’t as good as past times we’ve had it. Beer selection was good though, as usual
  4. KM

    KathyM

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a party of 8 the night before thanksgiving and had a great table in the back. Great food and service.
  5. PS

    PaulS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All in, we were 14 adult couples and four young adults and children for dinner on a Sunday night. We were sitting a separate tables, so it took me a while to get around to everyone. Reports were fantastic. I typically do not think of a pub or tavern as serving anything other than acceptable, so called comfort food. But Five Horses surpassed this descriptions and our expectations. Very creative dishes, nicely presented, and - according to everyone - quite tasty. Spent about 90 minutes in Five Horses. Wonderful evening in advance of a show we attended at the Crystal Ballroom. Great night, as was the concert. Would strongly recommend Five Horses.
  6. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, but not the last. Great room, great service, great food!
  7. c

    carolg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good but the music was very loud, it made it hard to have conversations.
  8. EP

    EricP

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends getting together for dinner and drinks before a movie.
  9. MA

    MaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great craft beer selection and excellent service. The burgers, mac n cheese and fish tacos were delicious. It was a chilly night and we appreciated the fire in the fireplace.
  10. k

    kris

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Really great food! Highly recommend the shakshuka and fried chicken salad. Unfortunately our server was somewhat absent. He did not offer us drink refills, and we were never given side plates which made sharing the appetizer difficult.
  11. DD

    DawnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Husband got shrimp taco, way too hot! Mahi mahi was kind of wet and mushy. Daughter got vegetarian bowl and the portion was very small. I got tavern burger which was delicious but they don’t have fries which is disappointing/only Tator tots, not a fan of them. Prices a little a little steep for portions.
  12. S

    michelleS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time here & I loved it! The menu was diverse & I settled on the mahi mahi tacos & they were delicious! The atmosphere was warm & welcoming but it was loud….not a place to relax if you want a quiet conversation. Overall, I would definitely go back. Really good value for your money & Davis SQ is a super-cool place to walk around & explore after your meal.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    My wife and I went here on a Friday for date night. The good parts of the restaurant are large and tasty portions. Also our server was friendly. The logistics however were not great. We ordered two appetizers and we were specifically asked if we wanted the main courses to arrive after the appetizers, to which we said yes. We thought we would just enjoy our appetizers with a cocktail in a relaxed fashion before the main courses arrived. So…the appetizers arrived and then maybe 10 minutes later, our entrées were literally dumped on the table. So it felt like we were being rushed quite a bit. We were in and out in less than one hour. To their credit they recognized the issue and took two cocktails off of our bill, which I thought was fair. Nonetheless I would not go back because my time is worth more than what they offer. There is nothing special going on here. If I could give them 3 1/2 stars I would but unfortunately that is not an option.
  14. AM

    AlohaMark

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub atmosphere. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks quickly. Our server thoroughly answered our questions and we were all happy with our meals - four different entrees that were excellent. Great selection of regional beers on tap. Definitely will return on a future trip to Boston.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  16. LD

    LoganD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately the restaurant just seemed to overwhelmed to handle our table. We saw our waiter running around the entire place, including outside, trying to manage tables and general bus work. Drinks came relatively quickly and were good. We ordered the cornbread appetizer with our drinks and were told it was cooked fresh and would take 15min, great!, we didn’t see our waiter again til after it came out, and it was raw. When we realized it had been over 30min without even getting our main order in we decided to ask for our check when we finally flagged down our server. Had to ask the front desk to take off the cornbread. To be clear no one was rude to us, but no one also seemed surprised that these things happened or even legit had the time to care they looked so busy.
  17. a

    adkeough

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Awful food. Bad service
  18. SI

    SteveI

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyable dinner. We were late for our reservation, called ahead and the restaurant accommodated us. Food was very good, ambiance great. We sat at the high-top near the bar. Great craft beer choices!
  19. AN

    ANTMAN2018

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went out for brunch. My girlfriend’s food came out cold and had to be remade, but it came back with less toppings than the first. The food tasted good so it’s worth going.
  20. JC

    JoanneC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside! Very comfortable. I worked definitely recommend!
  21. CP

    CambridgePhil

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We sat outside. There was a bit of noise from the street but not unpleasant. The tacos were yummy. Not the best gin & tonic ever but the wine was nice.
  22. KD

    KawehD

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Went for brunch. Drinks were great and some of the food was good, but some dishes were terrible.
  23. RR

    RetaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is great, the food is delicious and the prices are reasonable.
  24. M

    Mimsicle

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious. Service was outstanding. Great local place with a lot of great options for all kinds of eaters.
  25. TR

    TessaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, everything in the menu is delicious! Great location
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was good, but the restaurant was extremely hot and crowded. Felt too close to people next to us. Food was really good though. They only had one hard cider from their menu which had like 4 or 5 listed.
  27. KD

    KristaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our large group of young people, many with physical and intellectual disabilities, thoroughly enjoyed our brunch! Our server, Elka, could not have been more accommodating. The food was delicious and the restaurant is very comfortable. They are also fully accessible! Thank you Five Horses!
  28. NC

    NikiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fried chicken sandwich was fantastic and the cheesecake was phenomenal. Cheddar jalapeno mashed potatoes and the tropic thunder cocktail were average at best. Our server was very good but the host/server forgot both to bring an extra fork and later the bill when asked. We dined outside and it was extremely enjoyable.
  29. MB

    MaryBeth

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away, server was very helpful. Had mix and match taco’s, only negative was the mahi was rather salty, the shrimp were the little ones, but there were a bunch. Corn bread was great and chicken tends also. Food was very temperature hot, which was better than getting food that has been sitting.
  30. JE

    JackieE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Usually love Five Horses but the raspberry goat cheese salad was mostly greens. Hamburger okay, even though I ordeexrare, there wasn't any grill markson meat, and salad greens doused in dressing which made it unbeatable. Service good and will give another chance.
  31. CB

    CharleneB

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time here and it was good. I can honestly say that while it didn't blow my socks off, it didn't totally disappoint either. I would definitely go back and give it another go.
  32. SI

    SamInActonMA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fun place with an awesome draft beer selection and a great vibe. Unfortunately it's also really overpriced. 5 of us ordered 3 alcoholic beverages, 1 app, 5 entrees, and zero dessert, and the bill came to $156. Add 20% tip and we spent nearly $190, or $38/person. For a tavern dinner. To me, that's outrageous.
  33. ED

    ElizabethD

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was just okay.bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
  34. L

    Laurie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Food was excellent! Server seemed to forget about us. Half our party ended up leaving before he brought the check. Not the best ambiance on the patio in a busy square between the sidewalk and the steeet, but liked that we could have our dog out there with us. If we weren’t with the dog but still in these Covid times, would be nice to sit in the restaurant area that is completely open to the outside.
  35. MR

    MaddieR

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to brunch here with my hubby I had the breaky Sammy it was delicious and my hubby had the southern comfort that was delicious too our sever was nice and attentive and friendly
  36. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it. The bar, the chicken tenders, the service, the atmosphere.
  37. JC

    JCGdance

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    it was a great meal and good cocktails. the big floor to ceiling windows were open which was great!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to place when friends or family come to visit. I just brought some family here yesterday and the whole staff was very professional and friendly. The food was great and I always make sure I get the street corn pizza! The Mac and cheese is an awesome side too!
  39. J

    Justin

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and whiskey selection. Bartender made great recommendations.
  40. SK

    SharonK

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very loud, I didn’t expect that!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.5 stars by 875 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Google Map for Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

400 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grove St

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a variety of parking options in Davis Sq., from metered on-street parking and three convenient public metered lots: Rite Aid Lot (right across from restaurant) Grove St. Lot Herbert St. Lot All meters are free on Sundays and end at 8pm Monday-Saturday.

  • Public transit

    Five Horses Tavern is in the heart of Davis Sq, directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq. and accessible by several bus routes.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Christopher Modeen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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