Five Horses Tavern - South End

4.7
634 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Five Horses Tavern is conveniently located on Columbus Avenue in Boston's
historic South End, walking distance of the Orange Line, Back Bay Station,
Symphony Hall, Northeastern University, Boston Medical Center and
Prudential Center.

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.

Our bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world,
boasting 40 draft beers, 60 bottles, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully
selected wine list. Guests can enjoy dinning on one of the largest patios
in the South End.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 634 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennaM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in the South End! The food is excellent, the beer list is out of this world, and the service is always amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first time out at a restaurant in a long time and five horses didn’t disappoint. The service was excellent, food was great and the beer selection is always exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service was great!

EA
ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, loved the area it was in- not too loud while we sat outside

LH
LiseH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love, love, love their brunch. Amazing food and champagne flights! And the staff could not be more pleasant. Such a great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Terrible food. What happened to the menu. Must have lost the chef. So so tacos; used to be very good. What happened to the Brussels sprouts ? Appetizers were the worst . Store bought tater tots? Really?

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BernaM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue pizza was great as were the tacos. Great overall spot for my first outing since COVID.

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vipBetsyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It was great to be back in your space

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RalphM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Horses Tavern takes "bar" or "pub" food to new heights. Their menu is both creative and un-fussy. It is one of my "go-to" places.

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful evening and we were able to get an outside table. We both ordered salads and they were the right size and very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambiance and atmosphere was great, but the food was very rushed and stale and the presentation very sloppy. It was clear that my order was not freshly prepared and had been left sitting out under a heat lamp for a while. We ended up sending the order back and the chef made a quick fix, but it was ultimately not very good especially for the price.

JJ
JJeats
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful day to brunch outside. Food is fresh and service was great.

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Jenvis21
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great quality bar food, nothing frozen and great flavor combos.

LM
LauraM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our group was demanding but all of our requests were accommodated by our helpful and kind server.

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KayC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My experience was overall pretty good--the food and service was great, however the menu is a bit limited and they don't have a full liquor license. I would go to Five Horses again.

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MattD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went out for date night trying to find somewhere new. I’m sure the one in Somerville is better, but the one is south end is nothing special at all.

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vipMick
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. One of my favorite places for a fabulous casual tavern food and drink.

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LaurenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. Highly reccomend!

VL
ViLa
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time, great service and atmosphere

BK
vipBarrieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go after work or with friends. Good food and service.

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LisaF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Very limited dinner menu. Brunch menu is far better!

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Mell
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food, and experience! Started with a cornbread skillet with honey butter that was amazing—highly recommend. Drinks were good (mimosa flight and espresso martini) and food was appetizing. Will likely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great besides their uniforms, dont wear a flannel unless you want people asking you to bring them drinks

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Christin
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place, smooth whiskey. The food was good as well.

LB
LeeB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink!

COVID-19 considerations: inside tables fairly well spaced, but I'm not sure I believe chairs were 6' apart.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, drinks were great and the service was excellent. Liam took great care of us!

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CathyK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, soft reopening. We had seats outside on a beautiful, sunny Boston day at 5:00. Drinks were good, espresso martini and red sangria. Teens liked the lemonade and pineapple juice options. Really, it’s about the food...everything was just delicious! Second time here, so really glad it’s doing well. Lots of good flavors and sauces. Burger, chicken sandwich, interesting tacos, and bacon Mac n cheese were all great. Get the cast iron cornbread app, OMG, best ever. Service was friendly and attentive. Check it our, you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table outside on a beautiful spring day.

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vipMattG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Never disappointed and always excited to return.

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ChadT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great choice for having thanksgiving dinner. Good food and great small bar/dark cozy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience, we sat in the very back and it was pretty dark, but overall fun experience and we plan to come back in future.

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vipdevo
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tried this local neighborhood favorite for brunch for the first time. We sat outside and had great service and food was very good. Wished there had been an omelette option on the brunch menu - but even without it, we all really liked what we ordered: one of us had Southern Comfort (eggs, fried chicken, biscuit & sausage gravy) and one had the Breakfast Sandwich (eggs, cheese, onions on brioche). Food was fresh and served nice and hot - absolutely delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday Brunch, the drinks and food were so good, and came out quite fast! Will definitely be returning to get the chimichanga

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CathyK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We have outside dining for breakfast and it was sunny in that area at that time. Heaters were also on. Very comfortable. Servers were attentive. We will be back! My son goes to MassArt so it’s close by.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Would definitely come back here in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I think Sunday brunch is compromised of two very important aspects. Not only does their need to be delicious and creative food options, but their has to be crafted quality cocktails as well. Our food was pretty good with lots of flavor and left us very filled. The brunch drinks sounded like they had A LOT of potential with high end ingredients, however after the wine flight ($18) and the very very tasty Lil Sebastian ($12) I had absolutely no buzz. Very disappointing given the price. I am in no rush to go back and if I do, it would only be for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Lively but not loud. Food was fantastic and our server made great recommendations. I was hesitant to try the Brussels sprouts as I’m not a fan of pickled anything but they were so good!

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JakA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a great meal. Very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The food was delicious and our server was extremely attentive! Looking forward to going back.

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Beerger
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Horses Tavern is a no-brainer when you're in the mood for some good american food. Get the burger for dinner and the chimichanga for brunch. You can't go wrong!

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vipJenniferT
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch on their patio on a day off, service was awesome, food was fantastic (their skillet corn bread is AMAZING!) Charming patio, great food and service, you can't ask for more. Cleaning/COVID precautions was also very evident, so we had no worries in that regard either.

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You can order delivery directly from Five Horses Tavern - South End using the Order Online button. Five Horses Tavern - South End also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Five Horses Tavern - South End also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 936-3930.

Five Horses Tavern - South End is rated 4.7 stars by 634 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.

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