Wild Horse Cafe
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Just had dinner here with a friend and was very pleased with it. The place offers a smallish but pleasant bar area including tables and booths for dining with a fair sized bar. There are a couple televisions but it's generally a somewhat subdued, slightly upscale sort of atmosphere. A great place to have a few beers with the gang after work but also plenty acceptable for a dinner date or whatever. For more formal dining pleasure you can go into the dining room which is good sized and offers a low lighting, classy sort of feel. We ate in the bar where the menu was only slightly reduced from the main dining room. Food was really top notch. I had deep sea scallops with butternut squash and it was super. I would gladly have that again and recommend it without hesitation. All indications are that this place does have a solid reputation for its food and the selections are not bar & grille variety. Prices are affordable but also a bit upscale in keeping with the quality. These are somewhat gourmet type offerings, interesting and well presented from what I could see. As for the beer, I was also very satisfied with the selection and quality of the brews I enjoyed that night. I had a couple Troeg's Mad Elfs and a Southern Tier Old Man Winter. Both were properly served and tasted awesome. There were a number of other unusual selections available including a bit of an accent on Belgian styles and a few other craft brews like Lagunitas IPA. Beer will not be a disappointment here even though it is not a warehouse sort of venue. It's really a very nice restaurant supported by a beer selection that should satisfy any discriminating BA visitor. You could enjoy a night just drinking at the bar or include dinner, both with optimal results. Service was more than adequate and friendly, and the food came out pretty quick considering the quality of these dinners. This is a great place to find in this otherwise somewhat barren part of the state (within 15 miles or so anyway). Check it out!
02-02-2011 22:13:32 | More by Durge
4.55/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I was impressed with this place. The food was excellent. I had the ribs and they were really good. We moved to the North Shore in October, and this is by far the best restaurant I've been to up this way north of Boston.
The beer selection was solid, I think they had about 25 on tap, some stuff you don't see all the time, I am not sure how often they mix it up, but it was a solid selection, Allagash White, Geary's Summer, Lagunitus IPA, a few Troegg's are what I remember but there was more.
Service was really good, the guy checked to fill our water multiple times, asked if we needed anything after everything without being annoying.
All in all a very good dining experience. Chairs were super comfy as well.
Also, on the pricing, the beer prices were very reasonable and the food prices were a bit higher. So if you are looking at the beer it is not pricey in my opinion.
06-13-2010 00:24:24 | More by Pittsburgh
4.38/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Any place that has St. Bernardus Abt 12 on tap gets a pretty good rating from me. Aside from that there's usually some DFH, a couple other interesting IPAs and some belgians like la chouffe on tap with more Belgians in bottles. Its pretty obvious that someone here has an appreciation for good beer.
The food is a kind of a upscale version of new american comfort food in the dining room with some kicked up traditional pub food on the bar menu. Typically there is some kind of smoky, slow-cooked pork, and often there's more than one version of pork. Other dishes are usually something with seared scallops, a meat like a filet, and a chicken; typical for the price point. I live right down the street and have been there a number of times and I've never been disappointed.
02-25-2009 22:54:27 | More by puttyman
4.25/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I discovered this restaurant under sad circumstances: my friends' father passed away and the wake was in Beverly, I just happened to find it on the way home when I was hungry.
What an impressive beer list! Corsendonk, Chimay, on tap, Duvel, Orval, Ommegang in bottles, numerous eastern microbrews on tap as well (Victory, Stoudt, Stone Cat, Brooklyn just to name a few). It is obvious the beer is not an after-thought, which sadly seems to happen at upscale restaurants which are more geered to wine snobs....the bartenders are more than happy to engage you in discussion of the available beers.
On to the food...seems like everything is wood grilled, and everything is fabulous. They take simple comfort food, and kick it up 3 or 4 notches with expert preparation and top-shelf ingredients.
The decor is awesomely eclectic. Expect to sit on a couch or over-stuffed chair to enjoy your meal, no 2 tables are alike. Plates and tableware do not match (purposely), but are of high quality.
I would go to this suburban find over most overrated, overpriced, trendy haunts in downtown Boston any day.
05-09-2005 12:45:51 | More by SunDevilBeer
4.45/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5
The Wild Horse Cafe has a great selection of over 20 beers on the menu, including Corsendonk and Rouge. If you want to sit down to dinner it is best to make a reservation. There is seating for about 100 and it fills up fast. The food is fantastic and the menu is constantly changing. I thought the beer prices were reasonable, but the food tends to be on the higher end. Also, the bar area is rather small. I would definitely recommend the Wild Horse Cafe to anyone visiting Beverly and looking for a comfortable bar with a great beer selection.
10-18-2002 13:39:59 | More by WanderingFool
Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly, MA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.