Five Horses Tavern - South End
historic South End, walking distance of the Orange Line, Back Bay Station,
Symphony Hall, Northeastern University, Boston Medical Center and
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.
Five horses always delivers!
Great local Tavern! Awesome food and beer choices. Great place all around!
We were going to a NEU Men’s hockey game and met up for a bite to eat before the game. Great location, good food, good beverages and easy walk to Northeastern.
The food is a bit overpriced, in my opinion, but the cornbread is delicious and the service was great!
Amazing experience. Very attentive, great food, lovely atmosphere! Will be back!
Small and cozy, very good food, decent beer selection. Were there on a Monday, but it must get crowded on weekends. May make sense to get a rez.
The food was flavorful and the portions are ridiculously large.
Food was great, drinks work great. Service here is fine during the meal, but it took a good 40 minutes to be able to get the check. Would appreciate more frequent check-ins from the server, especially when it’s clear no one is still eating.
Definitely hit up the Bloody Mary but they really ought to figure out a better way to handle the amount of ice in the pitcher.
Average, average, average. If a restaurant serves a $14 burger that is better than what I would make at home, it gets my vote. Average burger at too high a price loses my vote every time. Good, pleasant service doesn’t overcome average food, especially at a tavern/pub where burger should, IMO, be the best item on the menu.
Always Seem to Enjoy Five Horses
Three of us had lunch at Five Horses to celebrate a birthday. This place always seems crowed, so I recommend you make reservations. I did on Open Table. We were sat at a nice table by a window. Started with the K-Town wings and a bowl of tater tots (which they are known for). Both delicious. The birthday boy enjoyed the chicken tenders while the other two enjoyed the tuna tacos. They were OK....but would have preferred a hard taco shell. We ended with the birthday boy enjoying two Blackbottom cupcakes. The service was great and the food great. The drinks also very good!
Brunch here was excellent! My partner got the Old Dirty Benny and it was amazing. I had gotten the Southend Sunrise - a breakfast pizza with eggs and prosciutto which was also excellent. May be my new favorite Boston brunch spot!
Went there on Saturday night. Ordered a dirty martini, it came with a twist. I told our service that it was incorrect and that it should have been dirty. He took the drink, came back with the same lemon peel and an olive in the drink...so I had a lemon dirty martini. We ordered two salads, hangar steak, and a burger for me. I asked for no mayo and wasn’t hopeful that it would come without it. My guess was correct, mayo on the bun. My burger was cold, not hot, not room temperature, but cold!
Excellent beer list with many local options. The food was also fantastic. We ordered a pretzel appetizer which was hot and delicious, accompanied by a spicy mustard and a cold cheese dip, which was different but welcomed. I ordered mac and cheese with bacon and jalapeños. The size of the dish was not overwhelming, but appropriate. The service was fine, although our waiter may have changed halfway through (maybe due to a shift change?) but we were not notified and our new waiter didn’t identify himself as such. Regardless, everything was delivered accurately and in a timely manner. Prices seem aligned with similar venues in town, but the beer and food costs add up quickly. We are not used to city prices, though. We would return again and we recommend for casual, tasty local options.
Loved the ambience.
Food was not great. Chicken fingers very overcooked. Jalapeño mashed potatoes were quite good though. Burger was fair.
Have been here for drinks before and it’s been great vibe and selection, but when I came in to have dinner everything was terrible. The food was barely like warm, the lime wings had no flavor unless you squeezed the already pre squeezed lines onto them, my burger had something that resembled spray cheese on top, and was so soggy it stared to fall apart. I’d come back for the beer selection but definitely not the food.
Service and food were fine - this was our second time there while in Boston. We complained that our pepsi tasted like water - we received four new ones that none of us consumed as there was clearly something wrong that day. We did not complain again, assuming the waiter would notice that none of us consumed them and they were left on the table. Needless to say the drinks were still on the bill, which we paid as we did not want to create a fuss.
Always a favorite.
Great food, beer selection, and atmosphere. One of our favorite neighborhood spots.
We were sat at a table that didn’t comfortably seat 5. We were ignored for 20 minutes when a server came over and make a flippant remark “I can see you giving me the evil eye”. We then waited another 10 minutes and were told they were out of the wine we ordered. 15 minutes later we had our drinks. The rude female server never came back and a gentleman took over who was WONDERFUL. very friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. The female serve with blonde hair and a southern accent doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the staff. The hostess was also lovely.
We had a company dinner here. The food was great, service was good. We spent about $400.00 and when it was time to order desert we were basically asked to leave that they had a big party coming in and needed our table.
Hostess very unprofessional and we probably won’t have anymore parties at this establishment.
It is a fun restaurant but it was too noisy. I should have requested a table in the back. Food was ok-nothing outstanding.
My husband and I have regularly patronized Five Horses for the past four years. But we won’t return. No one, including our server, seemed interested in taking our order, and it took 25 minutes for us to be served tap beers. When our food did arrive, the staff couldn’t wait for us to finish so they could seat another party. NO longer the friendly neighborhood bar with upscale food we really enjoyed once upon a time.
Overall good time and food. Quite a few items on the menu were no longer available and the weight staff could have been more attentive.
This was our 4th year post Holiday Boston Pops and will probably be our last. Seemed understaffed and were out of the wine I ordered and the cider another in our party ordered. Waited 20 minutes for appetizer (we wanted a pretzel but they were out of that as well) and when I got my entree, it was cold. They did take it off the bill, but will try someplace different next year...overpriced and understaffed.
We had a great time and feel like we've discovered a new place to dine with friends. Great for pre Symphony Hall events! Food was excellent - diverse menu and wonderful service... Plus you could actually carry on a conversation with friends!
The last 3 years we have attended The Boston Pops followed by dinner at Five Horses. Our family loves the atmosphere the food and the service. We’ll be back
Merry Christmas 🎄
Service was a little lack luster. Wine bottle was served without being poured into glasses (not the end of the world), pizza was served without plates (again not terrible) just didn’t feel polished.
This is my favorite place for brunch in Boston! I love the food, the service and the music they play. Great atmosphere!
Prior to attending event at Symphony Hall we gave this restaurant a try and were rewarded. The bar side of the restaurant is hoping at 5:30 on Friday evening. We chose to eat at the "quieter" side of the restaurant and the entire experience was positive. Service, food and ambience all hit the "5 star" level. We would recommend Five Horses Tavern to anyone.
How in just one week place can go from being so great to so awful is beyond me. They stuck me in a corner and then proceeded to ignore me. I had to flag the waiter down 3 times. Then I waited one hour for two tacos for which the waiter’s response was “my bad” after he told me he never put the order in. I ended up walking out after being there for 1 hour and 20 minutes only having a beer and cornbread. And I had to pay- bad business move. I’ll never go back.
Nice experience, brunch tacos were great...just needed two or three more, ha. Beer selection is always great and would recommend for a nice meal and beer.
Food was mediocre at best and for the quality was severely overpriced. Would not recommend.
Food was good and delicious as usual service was attentive and friendly however they sat us in the back where the waitress put the dirty dishes I. A bin which was very interrupting and loud that made me jump every time they threw in dishes . I did speak to our waitress to be less noisy with dishes as we were having a hard time hearing each other . Between kids crying music playing and dishes being thrown in right behind us made it a very unpleasant dining experience may be we should stick to Davis square location
I’m so excited to have found this restaurant!! It is great! Fish tacos were outstanding and the waiter was really great! Fun atmosphere and everyone was so friendly!! Thank you!!!
We are repeat customers and we live closeby. Food was great tasting, but the temperature was cool to cold.
What a great find for a 'before Symphony' vegetarian meal! Loved the white mushroom pizza. Daughter gobbled up her avocado tacos. Great service.
Our server was fantastic. The food was great (be sure to have the corn bread).
Great food, fun bar, but we were seated right by the door and it was freezing every time someone walked in (often). And that was with a reservation.
That being said, the burger and tots are GREAT.
Solid choice for good food and excellent service. We had Symphony tickets and asked the waiter to get us out in time and he succeeded.