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Five Horses Tavern - South End, Boston, MA

Five Horses Tavern - South End

4.4
4.4
878 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.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–23:00 Fri 11:30–00:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 936-3930
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Christopher Foy
  • Area
    South End
  • Cross Street
    Claremont Park
  • Parking Details
    Every side street in the South End has the first four spots reserved for visitors!
  • Public Transit
    Symphony & Mass Ave
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 878 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

878 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love five horses!! Great food and drinks! Would recommend for brunch or dinner!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & drinks- in true Boston fashion tables in the smallest spots but very enjoyable- great apps , burgers & pizza!

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  3. msmj2

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great dinner! The Powerbowl is my favorite item.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, and our server rushed through a late addition to our order for a latecomer. Prices are reasonable for good quality food and drinks. It was fairly quiet early on Tues evening, I think the noise level would be pretty high when busy

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  5. msmj2

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love that we live around the corner. So cozy and inviting on winter evenings. The seasonal power bowls are a menu favorite. Thank you!

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  6. DavidT

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good chicken sandwiches, nachos and cold need. Nice neighborhood bar.

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  7. GuestfromBoton

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch - service and food were great! This was our first time going here for brunch and we will be back.

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  8. Greg

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recommend the Egg Sammy. My Friends liked the breakfast quesadillas. Avocado toast looked healthy and filling. Chicken and waffles looked delicious but maybe on the smaller side.

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  9. Tanya

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service, a little too noisy for me; good food.

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  10. LisaG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grinch mimosa! Always festive and brunch was delish.

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  11. KarenR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot of things we wanted: beers, booze and food were "out," which was disappointing. Also, because the liquor license is limited, there is no ability to get regular vodka. It is all flavored. Was still fun. The location and building is great. Wood floors, exposed brick walls. Cozy.

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  12. JulieC

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The table was ready when requested. Our server was attentive and friendly- A+ The food was good, menu is limited. The drinks/martinis were tiny. Maybe 3-4 sips and glass almost empty. Also they were not strong at all. Overall everything was great except for the drinks.

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  13. RobT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, very friendly prompt service, good value. Flavors were really good, Mac and cheese, chicken, eggs, gravy all delicious. Only downsides were that the breakfast tots got super mushy from the gravy and cheese and the menu ingredients were slightly different than what was listed on the website. Overall a solid place.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Had tickets to a show and the staff ensured we were able to eat and leave on time. The tacos were awesome. Definitely recommend and will revisit soon.

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  15. bdp1

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was disappointed because I’ve enjoyed this pub in the past. Many items on the menu were not available. They were even out of lemons. The Power Bowl I’ve had in the past which had been good was bland. When I asked for vinaigrette to make it have more flavor, I was charged $1 for the little container of vinaigrette. Give me a break. $11 for my beer was also too steep. Will definitely look for another place to have dinner.

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  16. LinaB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible with our orders, got most of it wrong, not careful at all with food allergies / gluten free food

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  17. Jack

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch on Saturday morning was rather nice; a great place to stop by anytime from what it seems.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing. My son has food allergies and they were so knowledgeable and accommodating! Drinks were really yummy too!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It appeared as if the restaurant was trying to get us to leave from the moment we sat down .

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  20. Tree

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the O.D.B. (Old Dirty Benny). It was delicious. Never had eggs benedict with pulled pork before. Service was very good. My food came out pretty quickly. I was surprised because the restaurant was busy. My servers were attentive. I recommend this place.

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  21. RobertS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated promptly, but unfortunately next to a large group with several screaming children and the adults talking loudly over them. Though our meal was excellent and the service was very good, we ate as quickly as we could and left. I'm sure there were other tables so our seating was rather thoughtless.

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  22. JeffG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried chicken salad and tacos were delicious. And the mocktails had some great and interesting flavors.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered one of their Oktoberfest specials. Turned out to be a stone cold likely uncooked sausage on a supermarket hotdog bun with a sprinkle of red cabbage on top. Had to send it back and wait 25 minutes for a repeat dish. My friend had the hamburger and also gave it a very low rating. I really want like this place. They have a great beer selection and it’s a nice spot. I’ve eaten there three times, but always incredibly disappointed with the food. Always happy to go here for drinks, but would not eat here again.

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  24. HannahD

    NRW

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the mimosa flights. Food is great and good value.

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  25. scottw

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were both great. Server and managers were attentive to our needs. We would go back again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gosh and chips was bad - only 2 very dry pieces and a few fries

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  27. NFC3k

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good, service was pretty meh. I guess this review was too short. It's long enough now. So I guess I can stop writing.

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  28. TiffanyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and delicious food -- we loved having our team gathering here!

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  29. Thompson

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Half the menu was out of stock. Service was slow despite not having many customers. Food was unfortunately not great.

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  30. Arlington

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    5 Horses South End has slightly improved their performance with regard to food and service over the past 5-years. Annoying is the 4% fee they automatically add to the bill which they characterize as a "hospitality fee". But hospitality provided by a tavern/restaurant is expected - - it should not be an additional charge automatically added to the bill. Thus, we will not be back.

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  31. GerryY

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitor, came here for my birthday with a party of 5 plus the 1 year old. Energetic vibe and was placed at a great location in the back/center but with a view that that 1 year old loved for the entire time!!! Food was excellent, especially the corn bread, onion rings, fish & chips, tacos of various kinds, fried chicken sandwiches, many kinds of beers, and cocktails. Can't wait to go back for brunch!

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  32. JulieF

    Las Vegas

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great selection of items - tacos, pizza, burgers - and reasonably priced sides. I wouldn't recommend a virgin margarita but the burgers, tacos, and mac n' cheese were great!

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  33. BrendaP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch with my girls and we had a great time ! All the brunch food was really good and the mimosa flights were amazing

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  34. DonF

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Service was fantastic very friendly and helpful ...the food was very good Farrow salad was excellent...my only issue was the wine pours...for the price 2 anemic pours isn't acceptable :0)

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  35. Kacy

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a quiet night after the holiday weekend. Had nice table on outside patio. Many items not available due to new menu starting today. But enjoyed our tacos (both pulled pork & shrimp versions were very flavorful). A bowl of their infamous tater tots was addictive. New menu sounds very tasty. Excellent service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting outside was very nice! Service was good and food was great.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was beyond slow and we were the largest party in the restaurant for a birthday. Took over 2 hours to get food. Very disappointed and won’t be returning.

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  38. KimR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There was something for everyone including children here. The seven of us loved our meal and drinks. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful South End. The table and chairs could have been more comfortable. I would revisit this spot again and so would my family.

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  39. Table43

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent

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  40. BOSFED

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The appetizers, corn bread and nachos, were very good. The entrees were so-so at best. Two of us had the BLT; it was tasteless. The salmon was bland. The steak and cheese sub was more bread than beef. Be advised: the restaurant also adds a 4% service charge which is ok by me but I wasn't aware of this until the bill came. Moreover, I have paid this charge at some other Boston restaurants at 2% or 3%. IMO, restaurants should note this service charge on their websites and/or the menus.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Five Horses Tavern - South End

535 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Claremont Park
  • Area
    South End
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–23:00 Fri 11:30–00:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Every side street in the South End has the first four spots reserved for visitors!
  • Public Transit
    Symphony & Mass Ave
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Christopher Foy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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