Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.5
526 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
What 526 People Are Saying
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JQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Way too noisy. Impossible to talk to each other. We liked the food a lot, but won’t be back.

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun for a casual date night. The Ox tail chili was bomb!

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DM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there. A couple of our older Davis Square favorites had closed, so we did some looking around. Glad we did! The food was really delicious and the place was cozy (nice to be seated near the fireplace on a night like that one). Kind of noisy, but that's to be expected with a lively crowd.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

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EG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food that is a little funky and original

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MT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Five Horses Tavern, very impressed with the beer selection and the food. They have the comfort food side covered, but they also have some nice healthy options. Liked the breadth of the menu on the drinks and the food side. It is noisy and a bit dark. Nice ambiance, but need to know those things.

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was awesome, the setting was nice, tater tots are amazing

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AB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I ordered the Tavern breakfast, and my eggs were cooked perfectly. I don't normally come here for brunch, but I enjoy it when I do! Came with a couple friends, and discovered one of my guests went to the wrong Five Horses location. The server was extremely friendly, and was accommodating for ordering for our guest. She also was prompt with refilling our coffee, and was extremely apologetic when she informed us about issues with our orders.

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M
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for mid-Saturday brunch and their food was reliable as always. Seating for a group of five ended up being a chair added to normal 4-seat, high-top table near the front window instead of in the warmer booth and low table area. Most of us kept our coats on to ward off the chill. It'd be nice for OpenTable to distinguish the seating options here, so people could better choose which area they ended up in.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Loved the mimosa flight. The vegan burger and tater tots were delicious!

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with friends. Staff were accommodating and friendly. Food was tasty. Will be going back soon

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K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped here for dinner after shopping in Somerville. Great find and great service, very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Brought kids 11 and 12. They loved the chicken cutlets (which they split since plate was enormous : ) They serve tater tots rather than french fries which were the best tater tots that we've all ever had!! Salmon dinner and veggie burger were delicious also...
Look forward to eating there again!

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B
New England
55 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Just so dreadfully bland and lifeless. I’m pretty sure my salmon was deep fried. When I asked if I could have my side alone with out the other accoutrements I was told they were all combined. Um, what? It says “Carrots” as it’s a side dish not like it all
Mixed in with my dish? Is this earth?

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D
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for new years eve - easy to make a reservation and good food!

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere, nice beer selection and good food, go.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service for a large group on New Year's Eve. Delicious food too!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Five Horses is an all-around good tavern.
I have been here many times and what brings me back is the 'warm' atmosphere. Not a young Davis Square crowd; a little older which is nice. A great beer menu. The food menu needs to be expanded; good choices but not many choices. Pricing is good.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good but our server was so disappointing. It took three times asking just to get a straw. It’s a very loud bar / restaurant so if you’re looking for a chat ... go elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here with my family for my brother’s birthday. Good menu, liked the atmosphere and we had fun!

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S
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been here several times and each time was very happy with food and service tonight was the best . This location has better menu than boston location . The Bar definitely has better selections and it’s not beer oriented

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RB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dylan,Chelsea,Ira,Derek and Cailin are as good as it gets. Another great celebration of St Stevens Day in the books!!!

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VS
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The pizza we ordered tasted frozen and bought from the grocery store.

The pretzel was good.

The white bean hummus was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here for Christmas dinner and the place was packed, we had a reservation so it didn't take long to be seated. It was myself, my mom, and my 2 children. The waitstaff was very nice and mostly attentive (a couple of small details were overlooked) but nothing major. The food was amazing! Overall it was a great experience and I'd definitely go back!

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BV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Prompt service, meals were tasty

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CS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Randomly picked a place, near to Malden , to meet our son/girlfriend, glad we did, food was delicious , loved the chicken wings, donut holes were devoured...

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food & drink options to please everyone. Amazing draft list. Cozy holiday decor. Very friendly service, albeit a bit slow at times. Overall nice night with friends!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin and i were celebrating our Birthdays. We choose to have brunch here and it was it did not disappoint.

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O
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A repeat customer to this restaurant - the brunch seems to be that little extra that makes things special and delicious. Waitstaff are always very friendly and the entire experience is enjoyable. I wish that, for brunch, they would cut the music - it really isn't necessary when the place is full, but overall this is a wonderful restaurant with great food.

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H
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice staff, enjoyable ambiance, the meal was really good. The noise level was bothersome. Maybe adding some acoustic panels on the ceiling would help.

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EK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant we come all the time!!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently great food and service!

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around!! Creative, delicious menu. Service was great.

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VC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is an overall positive review because in my opinion what matters most is the food, and the food is great. I had the Power Bowl and some tomato soup and both were fantastic, the tomato soup especially. If you're looking for a quiet place however, like most restaurants these days, Five Horses is very loud. It was also kind of chilly in the restaurant but our waitress kindly moved us to a table near the fire place. Excellent service and food. Highly recommend if you don't care about volume.

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a group of 9 for an office Christmas lunch. The food and staff were great and we love the oval booth. Everyone can see and hear each other. It is becoming our yearly tradition. Thanks.

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v
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waffles were amazing!!

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s
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super excellent and deliberate, careful service. this place has great food, but staff is stellar and worth the trip to davis square

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ET
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Great menu. Nice atmosphere and very friendly and competent service. Excellent food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friend out of town

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R
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything was good only thing I wish I would have ordered the chicken we had the chicken tenders as an app and they were good reheated them a day later and you know what they were even better..

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great!

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