Five Horses Tavern - South End

4.7
673 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 673 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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MAnd
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Menu varied including wide and interesting drink options. Great beer list. Friendly atmosphere. Terrific brunch.

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vipmsmj2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with a friend. Perfect weather for eating outside. Our salads and drinks, perfect. Thank you!

LR
LovelyRi
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite go to restaurant in S End. I do live close by and it’s convenient but I’m blessed. The food is comfort food with amazing flavor. Unique items without being weird. Plates are perfect size. Not too big nor small. Easy to share but not too much for one either. Not over priced. Casual but classy comfortable but not lazy atmosphere. Waitstaff are pleasant. I never feel like I had to wait long for food or service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, nice outdoor and indoor seating. Definitely worth it- the Mac n cheese is amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I am gluten free and they were great about telling me what my options were

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We came for brunch and it was really not good. The service was probably some of the worst I have ever received. The gal working acted extremely inconvenienced that we even came.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice, servers are super attentive and they were super helpful with my two little ones. I invited some friends that were new to this place and they loved it.

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Steve
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful, staff was very accommodating to special requests, gave us a choice of tables. Great beer section.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. Food was exceptional. Where this place really shined was service. My husband and I eat out frequently and haven’t had this type of service in a very long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great!

MT
vipMarkT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Five Horses Tavern in the South End. We were easily able to get outdoor seating, but was nicely spaced out, quiet street, easy to talk and the beer selection is back to their usual standards. Great place and great service.

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vipAnnie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

JS
JenniferS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite Boston restaurants. Delicious food and great vibe. Especially love the patio seating. Highly recommend.

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vipdininggirl
New England
47 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our food and drinks were delicious. They may have been short-staffed, as some of our order was forgotten and it took a bit longer than usual to receive our drinks. (We had different servers throughout the meal as well). All in all, a nice meal and atmosphere.

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Denise
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and we got seated very quickly

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and excellent food. Happy to hear Dylan, Beth and team are opening in Brookline.
With a new air filtration system we can feel comfortable and protected from COVID.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine, service was fine, cheesecake was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Gen Z servers have attitude

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again in love with this place and our experience. We came to Boston today just to go here for brunch and it’s our favorite place to go. Everyone is so lovely, food is absolutely amazing, overall a 10/10. Cannot wait to go back.

SS
SomerSlam
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our dog and sat on the patio. The beer selection was excellent, as was the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience. Nice outdoor seating area and everyone was very friendly. Food was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! We had great service. Our server was very understanding and accommodating for food allergies. Will definitely be coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food. No option to sit outdoors but otherwise a good experience

EM
EmilyM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch quesadilla was very good, also tried the mimosa flight which was unique and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brunch was delicious everyone really enjoyed their food. Their service was incredibly slow and they charge a 4% covid recovery fee. Also don’t bother with the mimosas, the flight was not good and their mimosas regular and flight had essentially no champagne.

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vipKevinboston
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant staff. good service and good food. I always enjoy it.

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vipHappybirthdayboy
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Reservation on time, great table, great food and the service was top notch-they really worked as a team! Will definitely go back!

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

The staff and the food was incredible. I have been there a few times and I’m never disappointed.

J
vipJane
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Five Horses Tavern! If you’re in the South End it’s the perfect neighborhood spot to grab drinks with friends, go on a first date, or anything else really. The cocktails are fun and they have a large selection of beer as well (pink ghost is my favorite cocktail, check it out if you like tequila) and the food choices are unique and delicious (the skillet cornbread unreal!).

KK
vipKathyK
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food and a lot of drink options. We sat in the bar so it was a bit loud, but that’s to be expected. Would definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family if five are dinners here. Everything we had was amazing. The cornbread is sweet with honey butter and the pretzel is more of a two people serving. We had the tacos. Every kind was really good. There’s heat in almost every one. The service was stellar. We were t rushed at all. Really overall a great meal. Highly recommend.

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vipAmyp
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for Brunch and such a friendly staff

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vipDrgumby
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative take on traditional Southern and Mexican brunch items like huevos rancheros and chillechiles.

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EliS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, good service, but a bit noisy. It is hard to hear others

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FathersDayGroup
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful Brunch Outside with fast and friendly service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many, many times. And we’ll be back many more…

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Nick
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant service and I appreciated not feeling rushed. Not many gluten free options though…

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Quality food selection

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Harry
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, as always! The specials also added some new and interesting choices for dinner. Can not recommend the Shrimp Tacos enough!

JM
JennaM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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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Five Horses Tavern - South End is rated 4.7 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

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