Five Horses Tavern (Davis Square)

July 14th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

This site has been largely dormant for a while now, but I’d still like to ultimately post more regularly. However, in the interest of trying to shake things up a little bit, gone are the days (at least for the foreseeable future) where I write full-length burger reviews. I just don’t have it in me anymore. I found that most of the time I’d eat a burger, get caught up in everything else, and never get around to writing the review. It didn’t seem fair to the restaurant or you the reader to write something weeks, or even months after enjoying said burger. Moving forward I’ll just be doing quicker snapshots of the burgers I consume, starting with a recap on Instagram (username: bostonburgerboy) and the overall score posted the next day. That’s it for now, I’m always around in meal form even if I am a bit off the grid sometimes, so keep the suggestions coming and I’ll keep eating those burgers. Cheers!


Five Horses Tavern (Davis Square)


Five Horses

The good: Accoutrements were outstanding. In this case: crispy onion strings, dirty cheese sauce, pickles, tomato preserves and Kewpie mayo. There was a dominant sweetness that balanced nicely with the buttery beef. The flavors were slightly competing, but you could pick up the nuances of everything. I could have eaten a sandwich with just the sauces and vegetation within the burger. Tater tots were flawless and superb.

The bad: The beef was a bit overcooked and the ciabatta bun was a little too flaky and bread heavy for its own good. About a 50/50 ratio of beef to toppings, the purist in me would have loved more beef flavor although I did thoroughly enjoy the condiments and vegetables included here.

Overall score: 84

One Response

  1. John Donovan says:

    The Five Horses Tavern is in nearby Somerville but it is well worth the trek to get there! The burger in that photograph looks especially tempting. You also can’t go wrong with deliciously crispy onion rings!