Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square

4.8
747 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 747 people are saying
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vipBrittS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I meet our son(at Tufts) on Sundays for brunch. The food & staff are always consistent. We love it there!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location and amazing food! The service was a little slow at times but it was worth it in the end. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very solid. Starting with the drink menu, great beer and beverage selection. The cornbread was worth the wait - made from scratch, freaking delicious!! We had the chicken tenders, fried chicken salad, Mac and cheese, and 3 tacos (, highlight was the pork belly of the tacos). Adequate space and very comfortable especially with the front windows open. We will be back!

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Mary
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party. Bride-to-be was very happy with food and drinks. Atmosphere is very lively. The server, Mike, was phenomenal. He was very attentive to the table. Various servers, managers, and associates came by and congratulated the BTB. It was a very fun time had by all.

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SusanG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and the service was excellent!

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Nicholas
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great tavern for meeting with friends to grab brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink. Highly recommend!

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SallyH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST BURGER OMG. Had the Lime beer wings - ALSO excellent and what a fun idea. But honestly - the burger. It was amazing hot, took half home and it was JUST AS GOOD LEFTOVER COLD. That is the makings of a true amazing burger. Also cooked to a PERFECT medium rare. Loved it.

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AndreaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful. Good food good friends make an awesome brunch

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch and really enjoyed it! Food and cocktails were good and moderately priced. Menu had many good choices. Waitstaff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again!

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and drinks. Will be back soon!

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Emilie14
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a nice dinner at! Waitress was super friendly and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Always a good time.

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MichelaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great. Service was quick and accommodating.

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MichaelP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good

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ValerieB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not enough diversity in the staff; not enough variety of food on the menu. My guest and I left before ordering our food.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Brunch on the patio in the heart of Davis Square! Food was spectacular, would definitely return again.

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vipDebFerg
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious brunch and drinks options! Our whole party was very happy with our meals.

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Kurt
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food

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vipeDits
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inventive brunch menu loaded with sugary recipes. Sidewalk dining still open but tight. Good for family.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The fried chicken tenders and cornbread were exceptional. Yum. Will definitely come back.

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Mary
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great - very friendly and helpful.

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waitress and all of the staff we encountered were great. Drinks were delicious!

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MCMC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all of Dylan's restaurants. This experience was no exception. Try the Huevos Rancheros.

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VictorS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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cambridgeport90
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CambridgeResident
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and great food. Highly recommend.

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vipspicy101
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great!! lovely place and awesome food

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AjayP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was very friendly and prompt. Great selection of drinks. Right next to the Davis Square T.

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vipMaryK
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service. Wish there were more salad options. The one was OK but over seasoned with too much corn and beans.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StevenE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to meet and have good food and drinks

Large selection of draft beer and whiskey

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, not an everyday place since it’s a bit pricey but we enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot for a business lunch. Got the salmon - it was delicious.

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Mira
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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.

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Wildbuck
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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travellingmum
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, sat inside but front of restaurant open so felt like sitting outside (in a good way). Very pleasant server, good menu.

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JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

except for the noise level the experience was terrific - wonderful good, great service

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Five Horses Tavern - Davis Square is rated 4.8 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

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