Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.7
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622 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 622 People Are Saying
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M
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
6 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

Thank you for your recent visit to Five Horses Tavern and for taking the time to review us on Open Table. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Untappd for our updated draft list and upcoming events!

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JP
New England
9 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
5 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.

LJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious , creative dishes, reasonably priced. The buttermilk brined chicken was the tastiest I have enjoyed outside of my own home. While the high energy of the place creates a fun atmosphere, the noise level does make conversations difficult. However, I would definitely return to try other selections from the diverse menu.

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service but a bit noisy.

T
New England
74 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best comfort food around. Very friendly staff. It’s in close proximity to Tufts, where we visit often. Making it a point to go there again!

J
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service during a peak time on a Friday night. We tried an array of beers, wines, and cocktails in our part of six, and all of us were pleased with our selections. The food was good, but not exceptional. The noise level was extremely loud (e.g. music) which made conversation somewhat difficult, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

MJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my to go to restaurant in Davis Square

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, convenient location, great food!

LZ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up little late for reservation due to parking. I actually got a call from them to see if we were still coming and they’d hold our table. So nice! Food was great

p
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly service; good beer list; lots of variety in the menu; we had a very nice time.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great brunch!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was perfect for brunch!

HC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Five Horses, and was not disappointed! Made a reservation as it was a Saturday night, and glad we did because it was definitely busy. However, it made for a fun environment! The food was great and the staff was very friendly. I had the Mac & cheese and it was delicious! Great drink selection. The ambiance was high end but comfortable. Not a huge place, but not tiny. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for reasonably priced, delicious meal in a great area.

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for watching the Patriots at the bar! Also a great knowledgeable bartender.

JK
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food in Davis Square. Tasty, creative dishes for dinners or brunch. The Breakfast Club was a delicious brunch option with chicken and waffles.

SD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The best fried chicken, moist with a light, tasty batter. Accompanied by Mac ‘n cheese which was creamy, comfort food, and jalapeño mashed potatoes, too heavy on the spice and a 2nd carb not needed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place for a large group that includes vegans. You need a reservation for anything larger than 4 people.

CN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, tasty cocktails, excellent service and because we were celebrating our birthdays, our server brought out a dessert on the house which was a fun surprise! Will definitely go back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All the food was delicious! Service was generally good. There was a bit too much time elapsed between the appetizer and the meal, but we weren't in a rush so it was all good - not the server's fault, prob just a busy Sat nite kitchen.

AW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very friendly and well-run restaurant. As a first-time guest, the menu looked great, but the food ended up being a disappointment.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great, and the atmosphere was fun. Unfortunately, the food was just okay - which I was very surprised about! The cornbread was very thin, and for $10 that was disappointing. The fried chicken was juicy and the jalapeño cheddar mashed was good, but the pork belly in the mac and cheese was hard as a rock. My boyfriend got the duck burrito, and everything was overcooked, so we couldn’t even distinguish the duck from the pork belly. Great drink selection though, so would probably come back for drinks with friends and skip the food.

MT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends or take a date. Super beer selection with lots of great New England style IPAs on tap. Comfort food and healthy options.

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