Five Horses Tavern - Davis 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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
buttermilk brined fried half chicken, cheddar jalapeno mashed potatoes, cucumber-dill salad
Mac and Cheese
The hostess was great - very friendly and helpful.
The service was great! I was catching up with a friend, so we stayed awhile, but all servers
were great, and did not rush us!
We had a small pizza and salad, and shared them. Perfect for 2!
The dining room is very comfortable too, and great atmosphere.
Love this place!
We love all of Dylan's restaurants. This experience was no exception. Try the Huevos Rancheros.
Visited for an early lunch with a reservation. This Restaurant looked nice and popular from the outside; several sidewalk tables were set up with guests enjoying their meals under sun umbrellas. We had been walking through Somerville and were a bit hot we sat at a small table of our choice not near other customers. It was not a busy time and staff was ready to serve us right away (very much appreciated!). Menus, ice waters and servers appeared within a few minutes, and we ordered two specialty tacos, tavern burger with lightly roasted veggies side, and drinks. The food was well-prepared, hot and served within 15 minutes and we enjoyed it all. Drink refills were offered and our waitperson was attentive and considerate. Prices were reasonable and the menu had a good variety of choices of apps, specialties, and drinks. We would eat there again, it is a quality casual place for lunch.
This place is pretty awesome. The pretzels? To die for. If you’re into vegetables, get the blackberry and avocado salad. It is delicious. And don’t forget the chili sweet salmon. Best panseared salmon I’ve ever had.
Very nice service and great food. Highly recommend.
great!! lovely place and awesome food
The food was great and the service was very friendly and prompt. Great selection of drinks. Right next to the Davis Square T.
Good service. Wish there were more salad options. The one was OK but over seasoned with too much corn and beans.
Never have I had a bad meal at Five Horses. Food, drinks, and service are always top notch. If you’re there for brunch, be sure to get the mimosa flight!
Good place to meet and have good food and drinks
Large selection of draft beer and whiskey
Great food and service, not an everyday place since it’s a bit pricey but we enjoyed it
Lovely service, all waiters and waitresses worked together and couldn’t have been friendly. Super quick service. Sat down at 6 and had drinks and food and was fine right before 7. Food was fantastic for a small selection. Will definitely be coming back and make it a new local spot.
Good spot for a business lunch. Got the salmon - it was delicious.
Drinks, ambiance, and service were amazing. Food, not so much. High prices for brunch (understandable for the area) but $17 for an inedible pizza was a lot.
Amazing food! This is my favorite restaurant to take picky eaters or friends with allergies because they have such a wide variety of food. All the food is well executed with quality ingredients. They also take their alcohol selection seriously and have seasoned bartenders. If you go for dinner, get the corn bread
First time back post reopening. This place hasn’t missed a beat. A few new menu items. Old faves still there and just like we remembered.
Lovely evening, sat inside but front of restaurant open so felt like sitting outside (in a good way). Very pleasant server, good menu.
except for the noise level the experience was terrific - wonderful good, great service
Had a great date night last night. As always, the beers are the star of the show at Five Horses. All glasswear clean, beers tasted fresh and delicious, with wonderful variety. Service was great - never waited too long for more water or to order another beer. Good was tasty, portions were generous. I had the Duck Burrito - tasted like a spicy chinatown treat. She had the Fried Chicken Salad - a fresh salad with two pieces of delicious fried chicken.
Love this place. The staff is always so friendly and accommodating, and the food and beers are delicious!
Fast and friendly service. Food arrived very quickly. Drink recommendations were on par. Food was excellent!
10/10 recommend will be back! :)
First you told my party I did not have a reservation. The. You told me I could not order a cocktail from brunch menu. We follow that up with orders of corn bread literally taking over an hour, and a pizza over 40 minutes. The pinnacle of this disaster was telling us the check could not be split.
I don’t think I will be returning, or making any further recommendations for this restaurant.
Something about a $19 burger and a $17 chicken sandwich just is a too high price for lunch. maybe I am crazy but seem to me covid penalty fee as others have called it in these prices. AKA Let's make up for covid loss..
Enjoyed our brunch very much. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and efficient. Great time had by all!
Lol I’ve been going here for a while and it’s probably this shitass rat race pandemic situation but honestly that cornbread was a complete joke literally 3/4in thick for 12 bucks, my fried chicken salad was drenched in dressing on a piddly pile of barely any lettuce etc. I’ve gone here a while 5-7 years and noticed the food sucks now so probably won’t bring my parents back again sorry hope this helps though it’s the blunt truth
So nice to be back at 5 Horses Tavern after more than a year. Glad they’re still doing my favorite: cornbread.
Friendly, helpful staff, good ventilation, good choice of beverages.
Overall incredible experience! Great food, great service, and great decor/ambiance. This was one of my first times dining indoors since the onset of the pandemic and I felt very comfortable the whole time.
Would definitely recommend!
The service was terrible. We had an 11:30 reservation for brunch and were given the check by 12:05 when we had a 90 minute reservation. While the staff was attentive, we barely sat down when we were asked for our order. I felt extremely rushed and basically shooed out well before our time was up. The food was excellent- but it felt more like a fast food chain, getting us in and out, instead of a restaurant.
We went for brunch and my boyfriend and I got the juevos rancheros. The put a tomato sauce over the whole dish which unfortunately ruined it for both of us as it typically comes with a spicy mole or salsa. We were also outside and their patio is literally right on the road next to traffic which seemed pretty dangerous and offputting.
My wife and I tried this place for our first date night in a while, and it didn't disappoint. We were hoping to eat outside because it was a beautiful May night, but we got a nice table inside and the front wall was removed so it was covid-friendly with plenty of fresh air coming in and barriers between the tables. The food was excellent! We loved the cornbread appetizer, and the salmon stir fry and avocado and mahi mahi tacos were all delicious. Good beer selection, too, although they could use more of the favorites (Guinness, Sam Adams), at least in bottles. Our server was super nice and attentive. We plan to return with our 9-yo twins, as it's a family-friendly place with good food, a fun vibe, and not super expensive. I was also interested to learn that the nearby Elm Street Taproom is owned by the same person, so we also plan to try that soon.
Great Vibe & Great Service. Food is pretty standard. Fun drinks.
We went for a Mother’s Day brunch and requested outdoor seating. I got a call a few days ahead letting me know outdoor couldn’t be guaranteed, but that they would try to accommodate us. I appreciated them reaching out. In the end we got an outdoor table! The service was super friendly and fast. The food and drinks were phenomenal as ever. 20/10 recommend.
Ideal brunch location. Great good, great service, and a pretty neat spot as well.
Very fun and casual bar/restaurant. Has a warm, cozy atmosphere. Food was very good and good selection of beers. Will go again!
Went for a lunch, burgers and tater tots were delicious. Great service too!
Really good food and really good service. Will definitely go back.
We’ve probably gone here at least 50 times. It’s our favorite place for comfort food w a little bit of a twist. Staff is always great and we know we’re going to get a good meal. Not exactly a ton of healthy options but it’s not what you’d be going for. Atmosphere is good w Tufts students, families and locals though once in a while volume could stand to go down on music.
Everything is good but treat yourself to the pretzel app w the best mustard ever.
We had children in our party and they put us in an out of the way table and were very attentive.
Great place to hang with friends. Excellent beer selection, friendly staff and the food always good. Well worth the visit!
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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.8 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.