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!
Somerville, MA 02144
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Very nice restaurant with a nice selection of brunch and lunch options. Huge beer menu with lots of regional craft beers that are fantastic. Had the breakfast pizza that was very good. I would recommend to anyone looking for a group outing in the Davis area.
The food was great as always and the cocktails were well-made. The beer list and food menu will please almost anyone. Two members of our party came for their first time and the item they wanted (duck burrito) was not available at brunch but they were able to find something else. The food and drinks are consistently top notch and the value is fairly on par for the area. The drawback is the service. It is very hit or miss. I have had fantastic servers ( Tyler and I believe Michael) there, but just as likely to get slow spotty service. We brunch here and around Davis, Southie and South End regularly so don't mind waiting for food at a busy brunch, the issue usually comes if we need anything else: sauce, water / drink refills, etc. server often goes MIA. All in all would recommend Five Horses highly but know what you're in for service wise.
This is a nice, solid place for brunch with a varied and good menu. The service was pretty impeccable--a very sweet, accommodating waiter. Everything was tasty, and a few brunch entrees were definitely shareable because they were big. The round, elevated booths are kinda fun, too.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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..
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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