If you are living in or traveling to Ontario, you will want to pay a visit to the impressive Museum Tavern. With views of Bloor Street and a panorama that takes in Philosopher’s Walk, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Royal Ontario Museum, it has a lot of atmosphere. Offering classic American tavern food, it is also a classic brasserie offering fantastic cocktails, wines and beer.
The standard fare at Museum Tavern includes innovative salads, such as the ancient grains or the grilled halloumi choices. There are hefty sandwiches like the Mediterranean lamb and burgers that include a buttermilk chicken option.
A friendly, popular gastro-bar/resto with a great location, good service, but uneven quality in food prep. Not the same care taken, depending on who’s in the kitchen, A little too reliant on mayo to fulfill the menu aspiration. Lousy coffee at premium orices. Very good drinks menu, although expensive. Any complaints quickly rectified.
Our group had a wonderful evening at the MT. The atmosphere is warm and convivial. Service was excellent. One caveat, food quality is uneven — fish and chips arrived at the table overdone and had to be sent back.
Museum Tavern was suggested by a friend in Toronto as a place to try. He was very right: excellent service and food. Museum’s menu is unusual and varied – not huge – and both appetizer and entree were terrific: well spiced mushroom pirogi followed by wild game sausage. In addition recommended wines were delicious with each course. When I am back in Toronto I will return.
I booked on line a lunch for my sisters bday and asked to be seated away from the front door- of course that’s where I was going to be seated until I said no- Service was good, food good, but nothing outstanding but I luv the restaurant and will be back
I’ve been to Museum Tavern a few times now – it’s in a great location and it is a friendly, upbeat environment but can be a bit noisy. The food is always decent – not spectacular but good and something for everyone. The servers have always been friendly and helpful but it can be slow. I would recommend Museum Tavern for a small bite or drink with friends.
We love their specialty drinks. We especially love their sazerac made with their own barrel aged whiskey. The food is innovative and delicious. Great appetizers like crab cakes and duck buns.
Our second visit for dinner pre concert at Koerner Hall. Service was very good, with consideration for our need to be out for the concert. Food was the steak dinner…both our meals were done exactly as requested and were delicious. Wine was fine. Dessert…the chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sauce…was ‘melt in your mouth’ delicious. There was a fairly high noise level, but most patrons there were going on to the concert, and all seemed to be in a cheerful, festive mood. So, the noise was of happy diners and certainly did not distract in our night out. Thanks for a great dinner…we will be back!
Had the vegan chop and it was delicious. Great atmosphere, servers were polite and adequately attentive. My friend brought her baby and they did accommodate us even though the dining room is tight for space in the winter.
We like the Museum Tavern because the food is good, service is reliable, and we can have a fine meal before we go to Koerner Hall to enjoy a concert!
Had an alright dinner with a friend and a good conversation and dinner. The dinner was great in the last part of the evening. The time spent with the person was the best part. Good evening at the Museum Tavern. The server was attentive and good for the most part throughout the evening.
This was our third visit to the Museum Tavern on Bloor, and we were not disappointed. We had reservations for 6 p.m. and when we arrived, the place was already full! Food was excellent as was the service. Great martinis and a good wine list. We will go back again!
We were completely ignored for close to 20 minutes. Our waiter disappeared and the other staff couldn’t have cared less, including being surly to where I had to speak up about how poor it was once our waiter finally returned. I have been here in the past and had good service, this experience was so poor I won’t be back. They acknowledged how bad our service was by taking 50% off the bill. I wanted a nice dinner, not a cheap one!
I’ve been living in the neighborhood for years and didn’t know about this gem of a restaurant. Dropped in last Saturday and the place was packed and couldn’t get a table so I booked a reservation. It was a Wednesday and again, packed! Food was excellent. I had the Aztec Salad and a soup for starters. Both were delicious. The salad was a good size that I couldn’t finish it was that big. Very tasty and perfect for vegetarians (I’m not a vegetarian but I thought it looked really good on the menu so decided to go with it…glad I did!). My friend had the tuna burger. We were drooling as the plate hit the table. Generous filet cooked to perfection accompanied by a ton of THE BEST fries and slaw. We both had a glass of wine…kind of pricey per glass considering you could probably buy the bottle at the LCBO for the a few bucks more but the prices were compatible to any other restaurant in Toronto. Service was excellent and timing good. Only not-so-positive was the noise level. It is loud there! If you like a good buzz the n its a good place to go.
My group of four had a reservation for dinner after seeing an exhibit at the ROM. Our visit at the ROM finished earlier than expected and upon calling the restaurant to see if we could come earlier, Bill, the manager, was so helpfull and was able to seat us early. The food was great, PEI MUSSELS = YUMMY, service good, and ambiance lovely. We will visit again.
My wife is originally from Nova Scotia , the lobster roll is what caught her eye . I had never had one and also ordered the same . The meal was delicious and met her approval .
The food, drinks and especially the service was absolutely incredible! Can’t wait to come back!
Me and my GF celebrated our five year anniversary here. We wanted to have a fun night out centered around a great meal. Museum Tavern provided much more than that! Great service and phenomenal food! I’d highly recommend it for a great time!
This was our fourth visit, Food very good, nice atmosphere, courteous service. We love the steak and fritters and fish and chips. This time we had the raspberry and lemon custard for dessert it was fabulous.
Everything we had was excellent,the lobster roll ,the sausage and the tofo burger.
We had the soup of the day and a small main both of which were on the lunch prix fixe. The quantities were just right and they both tasted great. As with most prix fixes, there were no substitutions allowed. A great beer and wine list and typical pub atmosphere. I’d go again.