Great menu with genuinely
Great menu with genuinely different meals. Great bar and staff.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been to the Museum Tavern
I've been to the Museum Tavern a couple times and have enjoyed both visits. The only negative comment would be the waiter did not provide my dining companion with the cost of her class of wine. It wasn't until we saw the bill that we noticed it cost $24. Given the cost of this glass of Chardonnay was quite pricey, it would have been nice to make an informed decision around the price prior to assuming she would not like to reconsider her choice.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time here. Wait staff
First time here. Wait staff , ours in particular was very attentative and provided great service. A little to noisey for my liking, but considering who we were sandwiched between quite normal. I found the frites far too salty! My tuna was not done as well as I would have liked , but was still delicious. Overall I would return, but asked to sit elsewhwere.Great place!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a very pleasant lunch
It was a very pleasant lunch and we will certainly return.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Interesting and very tasty
Interesting and very tasty menu, Look forward to my next visit,
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A GREAT PUB OUTING
We'll be back. A beautiful young woman next to us had a piercing and very loud voice. It was difficult to hear my two companions. I did not ask to be seated elsewhere, as we had already had drinks where we were, and ordered.
My Menninite chicken was not very moist; I did enjoy the meal however. I didn't expect a brilliant dish. It was good. The potatoes and greens were delicious. We drank beer for supper that night.
The balcony looks tempting. Is it only Saturday night you don't take reservations? We had tried once for Saturday. We DID have Friday night reservations. There were three of us. WE HAD A GOOD EVENING. The first time we've been there. Thanks for this opportunity.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been to Museum Tavern
I've been to Museum Tavern on numerous occasions and will keep coming back. Service and food are always great and a fun place to come to unwind.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My only complaint is that
My only complaint is that the wine list is limited and the price per glass is much higher than in other comporable restaurants.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this reincarnation of
Love this reincarnation of Bemelman's. interesting and unique menu
Easpecially if you like game. Great vibe. Service was a bit erratic
the second time we were there. But we'd definitely would go back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, excellent
Outstanding food, excellent service, cool ambience. Only downside is the noise level. For not such a large restaurant, the noise decibel sounded like triple the number of people in the restaurant. One tiny issue was the delcious ceviche was served on a warm/hot plate - easy fix. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates tasty, creative takes on your favorite foods.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and helpful service.
Friendly and helpful service. It would be nicer if a bun of tuna burger is warmer or toasted. I think I will go back.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I liked the way my on line
I liked the way my on line reservation was handled. Made a note about separate cheques which was noted whe I was called by Museum Tavern to confirm. Very pleasant experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good with caveats
We chose the Museum Tavern for its proximity to Koerner Hall. We were dining early in order to make a 7::30 performance. Oysters were great. We had the fish of the day which was served on a bed of arugula and was quite good except that the fillet portion was a bit small for the price. We would have appreciated some other vegetables to round out the dish. With only the arugula to accompany the smallish fish portion we were left a bit unfulfilled. No bread was offered to the table. We did find that the food delivery was a bit long. We expected that 2 hours would be ample time to have a 3 course meal but did not have time to have dessert because we had to run to our concert.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Museum Tavern and definitely won't be our last. The atmosphere was very lively and the staff were all friendly. The food was excellent, they even have a variety of dishes for vegetarians or vegans. Everyone in our party was extremely pleased with their meal.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit cramped by design
The front of house could use a discussion on seating arrangements - they currently fill one part of the restuarant at lunch, then another - so early and late diners both feel hemmed in with people on the bench side or back side. If they staggered diners in teh two area, it would still seem lively and yet more relaxed for lunch.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love it
Very good restaurant staffed by people who know their food, are friendly, know how to take care of diners. Menu is interesting with great classics like fish and chips, but also flavors of Thai and farm-to-table specials. It has become a favorite go-to.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Civilized Place to Eat & Drink!
I've been to Museum Tavern several times over the past few months and am really impressed! The menu is simple and tasty, especially the appetizers which are really fun to share. Thehighlight for me, however, is the drink menu. Museum's take on an old fashioned is smooth and refreshing and one manhattan is alyour takes to shake the day off and slide into a warm, cozy, happy place:) Have recommended it to friends and will definitely be back again!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
best beef cheeks ever
Had lunch with friends. Food, service were all excellent. The beef cheeks were superb!!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time having Wendesday night girls night at Museum Tavern, and it couldn't have been better!
The steak frites was spectacular! We couldn't decide what part was better... the steak or the amazing fries!!
The drinks are very interesting, a great change from a simple champagne or vodka soda kind of place! The wine list has a lot of choices with 6oz, 9oz, half litre or bottles, and some really great VQA's to choose from too!
Great ambiance in the restaurant! Very attentive staff who really know their stuff!
Overall, we would definitely go back here to try the other food on the menu and other great wines on their list!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find!
Had no idea this place was even there!! We need a place to grab dinner before going to an event at the ROM. This place is great! Great food! Great service!, Great!! Thanks!! Also thanks to the waitress that too a picture of the dessert so I could see what it looked like before I ordered! wow!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
i've been twice and both times was not disappointed. Great food and some of the best servers I have ever encountered in Toronto. Helpful, attentive, friendly and fast. Great place for a date or a fun dinner with friends.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great, not your typical fare to be found in Toronto! Love the wild game sausage....perfect everytime!
Wait staff is friendly and just the right amount of attentive. Their recommendations, whether for the food or the drinks are good and I haven't been steered wrong yet.
One of my favorite restaurants in TO!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kent was great and helpful.
Kent was great and helpful. A large table sat next to us as we were finishing dinner...they were a little loud and obnoxious but what can you do. Great experience still.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second Visit was Superb
They've really nailed it - classy atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable staff that go above and beyond, and the cocktails!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tyler, our waiter was friendly
Tyler, our waiter was friendly and accommodating and made our evening. Food is excellent.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my third visit. We brought some friends to the restaurant for the first time. We were late for our reservation and the manager was very accommodating t o move tables around to let us enjoy our evening. The food was great - and our waitress was very personable and attentive.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Old-School Vibe
We're been to the Museum Tavern a few times and the experience is always positive. It has an old-school New York brasserie decor and vibe that appeals to me. The service is very professional and attentive. They have a good mixed drink list, including unique special drinks and older classics: all are expertly mixed and well-balanced. The food menu is similarly split between the more adventurous (some game meats, duck, interesting combinations) and classics like a Caesar salad thrown in for reassurance. The food itself is reliable though not mind-blowing, especially considering that the prices are not particularly cheap. The noise levels can become quite loud, so if you want to have an intimate conversation this is not the place.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed an outstanding dinner here. Was impressed with the service and the food. I had the Tuna Cones (appetizer) and Muscles for dinner.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
unless you are feeling rabbit-y don't order a salad and the vegan wraps together! Wish waiter had warned me that the latter was a whole lotta lettuce! Delicious but had to leave a lot...:(
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We were a group of five and everyone raved about entrees. Fish and chips and their game sausage were exceptional. Attentive service! Large selection of Canadian brews.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food - always! sat
excellent food - always! sat on the patio with the with noise reverberating from construction, so a wee bit noisy, but still delightful.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always had a great experience
I've always had a great experience at Museum Tavern. It is a hip spot with excellent service and great chefs. Enjoy some time at the bar and then move over casually-elegant dining area. You are in for a great experience at Museum Tavern.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bar across from Museum
We really enjoyed our dinner here; great service and excellent high-end pub fare. Recommend the white fish tostadas, duck buns and perogies in the Starters and the Torpedos (sweet potato fries are excellent!). Nice selection of beers and wines.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was fantastic food was unbelievable would definitely recommend our server Elaine was one if the best I have ever seen she was polite fast and efficient five stars
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upmarket tavern, great atmosphere
Approximates a Paris or New Orleans atmosphere in the otherwise fairly conventional upscale Canadian tourism zone that is Bloor-Avenue Road. The food is an inventive fusion of pub classics with international flavours and well-executed using fresh local ingredients. Prices are somewhat high, but this befits the neighbourhood and there is value and uniqueness in the offerings. Good drinks menu.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bill & Elaine did their utmost to make this night perfect. Thanks so much.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
pre-performance with friends
we had an early dinner prior to a TSO concert. We met friends, had a lovely meal and lots of time to walk to the museum subway stop to go to Roy Thompson Hall and sit in the lounge and visit with our TSO friends.
btw, I think the choices in #2 are pretty limited --nothing about friends, out of town, place to linger convenient etc.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
all good except
I have been to the Tavern many times...the food is consistently good.....but....they have to do something about the fact that there is no espresso machine...It is a necessity for a bistro like this
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We oould not hear our dinner
We oould not hear our dinner companions because of the din. Would not return because of this. Food was good but the noise drove us out
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Museum Tavern
Last Saturday night was miserable and rainy,I felt better as soon as I came in. My coat and umbrella were taken immediately and I was led to my reserved table. The service was super friendly and efficient. The daily special of scallops was delicious and the wine selection by the glass was varied. This was my 3rd visit and will certainly come back.;
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
a most f you are in the area. the food was great! soup and sandwich special was perfect
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cause it good
The fries are great and the short rib was delicious.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really wonderful server who
Really wonderful server who sat us earlier than reso, and attentive but sensitive table staff. Thank you!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the Truffled Mushroom
We had the Truffled Mushroom Perogies, P.E.I. Mussels and Fries, and the Aztec Bowl, along with a bottle of Nero D’Avola/Cabernet, Montalto Sicily. Everything was like stunningly over-the-top delicious with perfectly sized portions, although the Aztec Bowl could have used a bit of a kick -- maybe a hot pepper or two. But! Who am I to say. I am not a chef. Beautiful space and lovely atmosphere in a great location, especially if you have a concert to attend at the Royal Conservatory. Very kind and attentive staff.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal. Convenient location to ROM and Cinservatory. A little over priced. Ahi tuna burger for $26??
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting Toronto for a few days and stumbled onto this gem of a neighborhood joint! Terrific service, delicious food and very reasonable prices. Great local beer, as well!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A group of four all ordering quite different food - all very pleased. Standard burger done well. Nice selection of beer. Service friendly and fast. We were there on a relatively quiet night - might have been noisy enough to impede conversation if busier. Recommend!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food! Enjoyed it. Tuna scones are delicious :)
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service and drinks
We had a girls night out and this restaurant did not disappoint! The service was incredible from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. We had one party member who was late. But they were sincerely patient and we never felt pressured to expedite our stay. Our waiter was so patient and conscientious. Felt like the cocktail menu was quite unique. I had the pear flavored cocktail which have a good balance of alcohol sweetness and flavor. It was a great evening of discussion and again the waiter did not pressure us to leave us soon as we were done eating.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Ambiance and Great Food
My new favourite spot in that hood. The food is great and their vegetarian plates are delish. Would definitely recommend.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM