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Permanently Closed - The Wild Horse Cafe

335 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Wild Horse cafe is an American Bistro serving new american cuisine focusing on local ingredients.
Boasting 24 hand crafted draft beers, an extensive martini and cocktail list. Easily accessible from Rte 128 and close to the North Shore Music Theatre. We also offer late night food 7 nights a week. Come in and let us feed you! Celebrating our 14th year.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday 11:30am-4pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-3pm

Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(978) 922-6868
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Hunt
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Cross street
Bennett Street
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Parking details
Private lot parking directly across from the restaurant. On Street parking in front of restaurant on Cabot Street and Bennett Street.
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Public transit
MBTA train stations within 2 miles at Beverly Depot and Montserrat.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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mmerriman (New England)
1.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Well - we made a reservation, got a confirmation, and bought a coupon. We arrived on time and found it closed. and snow and ice in front of the doors. No one answers the phone, or returns email or voicemail. I can only guess they closed and didn't bother to tell anyone...

vipLJoy (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

Made a reservation for myself with a group of friends, based on a personal recommedation and the information available on their website. I relied mostly on WS info to decided whether to book there or not. Turns out it looked nothing like the photos on the website and the menu had about 5 entrees to choose from, which was a fraction of what was on their website menu. The restaurant was very dark and uninviting, the booth we sat in was very uncomfortable, the best glass of red wine was just 'eh' - and the food was unimaginative and tasteless. The waiter explained that he tells everyone to disregard the website as it hadn't been updated in ages, and the reason why only a few people were there (our party + 3) was because they were closed the next day. hmmmmmm..... overall, Blahhh

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Great meal and the service was outstanding

Kmmp (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food! We finished every bite from unique appetizers to delicious dessert!
I would highly recommend!!

DAAC (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food, wonderful staff, delightful eclectic atmosphere and cool seasonal cocktails and a fantastic wine list. Romantic for a special day or cool enough to meet up with a friend to catch up on things. Definite recommend.

adreaminaqua (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

Love The Wild Horse! My husband and I have been coming here for years and have consistently excellent service and delicious food. We are never disappointed and always spread the word!

Maria (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I dined here for Valentine's Day. The low lighting and rustic atmosphere enhanced our romantic evening. The bread was fun and interesting and it helped that we were given four hunks of it instead of a load that often detracts from the appeal of bread. The entrees were certainly tasty and the wood aroma and flavor is a winner.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. The room was a little cold (temperature) and there was a gas fireplace in the room that was not turned on. Not sure how much heat that would generate, but it was Valentine's Day so it would have been nice ambiance. Great grilled salmon, generous portions, cooked perfectly. Awesome dessert called "chocolate therapy" half cake, half brownie, whipped cream. Awesome! I recommend this and will go again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

The dinner menu was very basic and uncreative. We were rushed to order entree with apps due to running out of items. It was 8:00pm with room half empty. We were told orders would be put in after apps but they came out (cold) immediately after apps were cleared. Entrees were mediocre and apps were better. Disappointed overall.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Great place to hang out and relax with good food and drinks

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Restaurant was empty on a Friday night. Likely because the food is not very good. We ordered lamb lollipops for appetizer. The server asked very precisely how we wanted them cooked and mentioned that if they're undercooked they can be chewy. Better to go more to medium. They arrived raw and were sent back. Item was taken off the bill. The entrees were okay but nothing special. $17 for a salad with salmon isn't too pricey, but it was something I could make very easily and better at home. They had a haddock special that we wanted, but one table of about 7 people apparently ordered all the portions they had. The special was 86'd at 7:30pm.

As we were leaving around 9pm, a group of younger folks was arriving. There was much discussion about whether the kitchen was open and still serving. Really? 9pm on a Friday and the kitchen must have been closing due to boredom.

Paul (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

This was our first time at The Wild Horse. The staff was very attentive! The atmosphere was very nice with the open kitchen. The food was very good! We will be going back!

MimiPapa (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

we were attending North Shore Music Theater following dinner with our family.
The service was quick and efficient.
We will definitely visit your restaurant again!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

My daughter and I come once a year before our annual viewing of A Christmas Carol. We have had the same waiter each year for the last 4 years. He is always friendly and helpful with the menu. The food is excellent every time we have come. I can not imagine going anywhere else for our annual dinner. I also work close by and have come to the Wild Horse with my co workers on occasion and continue to have great food and excellent service.

Ironwing25 (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

The menu was somewhat limited but what we did order was very good. Our server, a young man by the name of Henry, was superb and made our experience that much more enjoyable.