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Five Horses Tavern - South End

4.6
591 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 591 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCatherineD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice servers

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Lyons
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiver Horses is a South End staple. Can always count on a good cocktail or beer and some great food. Their beer selection is always extensive. Their cocktails are always fun; we had one called lil' sebastian. Highly recommend Five Horses

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vipNicoleW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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thebostonian
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and prices. The restaurant has a cute charm to it, and the service was always prompt and friendly. A+

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Abby
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere with a good selection to choose from for food and drinks. Service was kind and quick even during peak hours

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hostess yelled at me and sat us at a table by the coffee maker in no man’s land. Our waitress, however, was EXCELLENT and salvaged our whole experience

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JonG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great (although a bit chilly) night for drinks/food with friends on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The staff were on top of their game. The buttermilk fried chicken tenders were a tasty starter (either the sweet chili or creamy dill dipping sauce works well). The butternut squash soup was phenomenal. And the special spiced apple cider drinks finished off a wonderful evening outdoors.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great meal on a beautiful day, no complainant only appreciation.

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vipJohnB
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A reasonably priced hidden gem in among much higher priced neighbors

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Mo11111111
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Glad to have outdoor seating on a nice October day. Felt safe on the COVID front. Food was good but some items are pricer than needs to be - side of bacon $4 for two very small slices. The donut holes were sort of like beignets but not as good as I would have liked.

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ChrisS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

They didn’t make the sprouts properly. The mushrooms were still cold, like they tossed them in after cooking. Just lazy cooking it seems.

Cornbread remains excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service, delicious sangria and good food ! Need to go back soon

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AnnieP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the waitstaff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute southie brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I’ve always been an avid Five Horses fan and come here at least once a month. Huge fan of their outdoor seating, rosé sangria and the buttermilk ranch is incredible. I went for the veggie burger (which i’ve had and loved many times before) but was severely disappointed when it came out looking and tasting like a store bought, frozen burger. Not sure if you’ve changed the recipe?? Either way, I was bummed and unimpressed this time around.

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DineNDash
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came out suprinsingly fast. I really enjoyed my experience. Our waiter was attentive and really showed that they genuinely wanted us to have a pleasurable dining experience. I think the drinks could be a little stronger, but I would definitely come here again.

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vipJeffT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the second time I visited Five Horses Tavern since it re-opened in July 2020 and the first time we dinned indoors. I was impressed by the health and safety precautions that restaurant has put in place due to the pandemic. Also, the removal of the bar seating improved traffic flow in the restaurant. Our server was attentive, but the kitchen became overwhelmed up at one point. We waited approximately twenty minutes between the appetizer (the Brussels sprouts) and the entree (the Tavern burger). Nonetheless, it was a pleasant atmosphere and a good value. I will return.

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HalleC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is AMAZING. I love the sauces they use. Drinks were reasonably priced and very delicious as well. Given the challenges COVID has brought to the service industry, 5 horses has really adapted so perfectly. Maintaining a non invasive but consistent check in (while keeping their distance) and also being quick to respond. Really awesome.

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vipYoSoyFiesta
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to Five Horse aTavern as they had a good outdoor seating arrangement during these times of COVID. We had intended to go for dinner, but we ended up getting the cornbread and nachos (with smoked pork) and we got full enough off of these that we never ordered dinner. They were both top of the class as appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant for a birthday celebration! Welcoming staff, wonderful menu, quick service and comfortable outdoor seating option!

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LaLa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome atmosphere. Spectacular service.

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vipMarkT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved outside tables on a beautiful day. Service was great, food was up to the usual high standard. Great beer list, although not as big as it used to be (understandably). Still had Trillium on tap though so all good. I had eaten at the Davis Sq location many times, this was the first time to the South End location. Great experience, really friendly servers, fast service, did not rush us out. Really enjoyed it.

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MichaelF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Beer selection.

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LauA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

was just OK - nothing special and even though it was quiet the hostess made sure to tell us it was time to leave when the 1 1/2 hour time had been met. no one else was waiting....probably won't go back.

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Audrey
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great job under terrible conditions. Live in south end and go here among other restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been here for brunch and for dinner. The food was amazing! The beer selection was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. GREAT food and super sweet staff. Thanks for another great meal!

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vipLeslieK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my college kids to lunch. We ate outside and or server was super friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent… They did a great job with social distancing and making the guests feel comfortable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service!

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vipIanP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here, one of my favorites in the city! The staff was very friendly & took all the proper Covid precautions. The food was delicious as always. Look forward to going back again soon!

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vipCatherineD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger around!

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Michelle
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will absolutely be going there again! Food was great, especially the nachos, ORDER the nachos. A great, quiet hangout spot on a weedy dinner with the girls.

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DanielL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere and location.

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vipBostonDiner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Horses is an incredible spot for everyday dining in the South End. Extensive beer list, expansive Columbus Ave patio and a variety of cheap eats.

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Bobo
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food and atmosphere were good - but the bill was outrageous for a neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just reopened! The patio was wonderful

FAQs

Five Horses Tavern - South End does offer 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 4.6 stars by 591 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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