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About Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

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!

400 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
OPEN
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am

KITCHEN
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Grove St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 764-1655

Website:
http://fivehorsestavern.com/davis-square

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Nice atmosphere, but a little loud. Servers pleasant and kitchen was good at customizing orders. One criticism is that the brunch menu did not have much for lite options.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The cornbread app. was really delicious and could almost be a desert. Creme brulee was the best I ever had. Our steak was quite tough and I would not recommend that. Maybe we should have know better because it was not a tender cut. Fried chicken was very good the sides of potatos and macaroni were ok . That being said we still cleaned out plates. Service was great. The servers had great personality and humour.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good casual menu. Service was very good. Nice vibe, good background music and ambiance.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went to Five Horses for the first time prior to a Peter Wolf concert in the Somerville Theater. I'd like to say first our server (I wish I remembered her name) was just outstanding. Came by just often enough and was engaging and nice, and just kept things rolling. Made good food and beer recommendations. My friend and I both had the standard burger and it was great. The beer list is expansive, both on tap and bottles. They had some great German beers on tap + lots of craft beers. All in all it was great - my first time there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to the restaurant on the Saturday night of Parents’ Weekend at Tufts. The place was packed which is a great thing for the establishment and the local economy but I think that they may have been unprepared for the big turnout. For example, the two dishes that members of our group wanted to try (the fried chicken & the ribs) were no longer available yet the dish that I had (pulled pork with grits) was really good. In addition, the chicken tenders appetizer was delicious and filling.
The overall cost of the meal was reasonable and the portions were generous.
This restaurant was certainly good enough to revisit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

They have a large beer selection, although their waiters/waitresses are not able to recommend a beer due to lack of knowledge. If you know what you like, this is the place to grab a beer with your friends and enjoy great food. It is also a great weekend brunch spot!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The place was nice with very friendly waiting staff. I will recommend it to my friends and family

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and new favorite brunch spot!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sorry to say, we had an awful experience-The noise level was ridiculously loud with head banging music we could barely hear each other to catch up. Also quinoa served with the salmon was so heavy with an over powering vinegar like flavor it was almost inedible...left a lot behind. :(

A plus was that the staff all seemed very pleasant!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Location in Davis Square is this bar/restaurant's greatest asset. Nearby to the Somerville Theatre and all of the other bars, restaurants and cafes in the square. It is an active social public square in America's most densely populated city. Excellemt bourbon selection, reminded me of Nashville, but expensive. Also excellent beer selection. The food is excellent, not too pricey, but not inexpensive either. There is a variety of seating styles. I wanted to watch the football game while I was there, and I did, but the video screens were very small and inadequate unless seated at the bar. Liked it, but would probably try somewhere else next time I'm in the square.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My party of 3 was running late (parking) but our table was still there; our waiter was very pleasant and charming; and the food was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

will return. great food & libations, slow service ~ it was early too. 😕

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic - two of us needed to leave very early, and he made sure that our food came out as quickly as possible. Food was delicious, service was spectacular.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful time! Delicious handmade pretzels in honor of Oktoberfest, super good. Amazing beer list as always. Service was wonderful, very attentive.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Fun, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

the pork belly tacos are amazing! our waitress was attentive and friendly, with some great recommendations

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a great dinner for five. We were seated promptly for our 6:15 pm and the service was quick and friendly. We had pizzas and burgers after the hummus and pretzel appetizer. food was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Went with a group for brunch. The french toast sticks are AMAZING. Everyone enjoyed their food; we all went around tasting each other's plates. Very friendly server. I've been here for dinner several times as well and the food is always amazing. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Davis Square!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Get the Mimosas flight & a pitcher of Bloody Mary's. You can thank me later for that. My go to brunch place

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, great service, nice variety of beers and priced right.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great place! Very popular and every table full. Some outdoor tables. Popular with college students and a fun vibe. Ate there twice while in Boston for a few days. Definitely will be back on our next visit to Boston. Superb burger and great BLT pizza!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was fabulous! Food & Service were excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food and service were great! Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Kale Salad and Free Range Chicken were cooked to perfection!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A nice spot in Davis Sq. Busy and vibrant at 6p on a Friday. Three person party at hi top table near the front window. Great beer and drink selection. The potato tacos and the Cuban sandwich were delicious as was the white bean hummus. Brussels sprouts appetizer had a nice kick, but needed more Brussels and less bacon. Server was attentive and friendly.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were a huge party of 12 for brunch and had absolutely no issues - the mimosa flight was ah-mazing, as was the sangria, bloody mary and the beer selection never disappoints! Our server was courteous, knowledgeable and had a great attitude - we never felt rushed and he checked in with us throughout the 2.5 hours that we were there! And this is why Five Horses Tavern will remain one of our top brunch spots in Davis Square!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server was a nasty piece of work, but the rest of the staff was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We had a 2 year old with us and I wouldn't say it was an ideal place for families with young children; no children's menu and no activities provided to keep the little one entertained. It is definitely a hip, young-professional's type of restaurant located in the heart of Davis Square..

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Handmade pretzel is great, mustard a bit spicy but delicious, and the boursin-like dip is very good. I had a kinda Cuban sandwich which was a nice interpretation of the sandwich, and my companion had the Tavern burger, cooked to perfection and delicious with cheesy grits.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was very slow, left us irritated with empty glasses. The ribs are overpriced and smelled awful. Wouldn't recommend this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food is great and they have a nice big variety of beers. If you are a beer lover go to this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Five Horses is a decent Davis Square spot. I was a little bummed out the most recent time I went (this past Saturday) because my boyfriend and I asked for a high top next to the window and were told they were reserved for parties of 3 or more, and shortly afterwards a couple was seated at the same table, alone. Our server was a little inattentive but he had a LOT of tables so that's forgivable. Overall nothing to keep me from going back, but worth noting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good quality of food, pleasant atmosphere, waiters vary in friendliness but it's a nice place to brunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderful ambiance! Make sure to notice the cool chandelier in the entrance. We went for a pre-theater dinner and chose the perfect place! The grilled fish tacos were yummy and the perfect amount to eat after sharing the pan roasted brussels sprouts and beyond fantastic cornbread The cornbread could basically be your dessert :-) and everyone who works there seemed happy and they all worked as a team! Will definitely go back :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great brunch. Interesting choices, all well made. Good bloody Mary's as well. Would Definately go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Solid fare at a decent price; service was exceptional; fruit salad was a bit ehn - no more melon ever, guys; home fries looked like a dog's breakfast but were tasty; shaksuka was just spicy enough with lots of lamb.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I had a great dinner with my friend here, but it was kind of an odd group the night we went and the service was really slow for drinks. Also my ex boyfriend walked in which was awkward*. There was a random woman downstairs who was barking....


*I know the restaurant cant control that but I hope it made someone laugh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The crab cake was delicious! Also really loved the mimosa flight my favorite was the pineapple mimosa.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We have two young children , so we are always looking for fast service. Not only does this place accommodate this need when necessary, but their food is amazing and their servers are wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The Tavern Burger and Chicken tenders are superb. Great ambiance to unwind with friends. The staff was very attentive. Becoming one of our favorite places for delicious food for good pricing.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Good beer selection. We ordered the pulled pork and grits, duck burrito, and Foghorn Leghorn pizza and all were very good and were good portions.

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