Meet the owner

Around 2010, siblings Kyle, Glen and Chloe Kristenbrun were tossing around concept ideas for a bar they wanted to open above their successful breakfast restaurant, Over Easy on Bloor Street. They wanted something that reminded them of a classic North American tavern. “We went around the U.S. to New York, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans to get ideas and research what we considered to be in the same vein,” says Kyle. “We checked out the food, the design and décor, and we came up with our concept from that.” That idea resulted in the opening of Museum Tavern in July of 2012.

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    I had Keevan serve me at the bar and he was absolutely phenomenal! I will definitely be returning for his exceptional service.

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    May 22, 2019

    Always a good time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 17, 2019

    One of my fav places in Toronto I bring all my out of town guests here And now they request it Duck buns Heaven My fav is the lobster roll Thank you So special

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2019

    Museum Tavern never disappoints and last night's service, food and friendly, bustling vibe cleared their already high bar of excellence. Can't wait to be heading back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 14, 2019

    Excellent food and a fun atmosphere to dine in.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 13, 2019

    The food was incredible as always, but the service truly went above and beyond. The servers even played peekaboo with my two-year/old son several times over the course of the meal. If I could give six stars I would.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 11, 2019

    Very noisy.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 11, 2019

    Burgers were terrific!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 9, 2019

    Finally a restaurant that not only has efficient friendly service, great food and an atmosphere in which you can actually carry on a quiet conversation. Just like the old days before over amped “background” music.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 7, 2019

    Always a great place to grab a meal and a drink.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 5, 2019

    Our server was extremely attentive and responsive and lovely. Even when our food got held up a little longer than usual because of a huge bunch descending on the place, he managed us so well. Checking in, updating us and treating us very well. I came here only a week before for drinks with my friend because I love your Tavern Chop and I typically come here for pre-concert dins but now I'm even more of a fan because of the service. Bravo!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 5, 2019

    I expected the Aztec Bowl in a bowl made of bread like I'd had several years ago. So having it served in a ceramic boel was a disappointment. But other than that, the meals and our time there were fine.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 5, 2019

    Always the service is outstanding! Prices are a bit high, but mostly well worth it for most menu items, and especially for the quality and enjoyment of the staff and establishment. We've had only one dish--the lobster roll--that was bland, flavorless, boring and not at all worth ordering.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 2, 2019

    Terrific place for a myriad of food items, good wines and excellent service.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 1, 2019

    Fries a bit soggy and not too many

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 1, 2019

    Server was outstanding. The kitchen staff altered our mains as we requested .... result was perfect.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 20, 2019

    Outstanding service, great atmosphere, great food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 17, 2019

    Lobster roll was outstanding service even better!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 17, 2019

    Both my friend and I liked very much. Will come back for sure.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 17, 2019

    Loved the ahi tuna burger!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 15, 2019

    We had a wonderful time. Server was very accommodating for two children in our party. Food was terrific.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 14, 2019

    Ordered muscles, server came back a short time later to advise us that they were out of muscles. We should have been advised of unavoidable items prior to ordering. Otherwise, a very good experience. I visited this restaurant numerous times before.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 15, 2019

    Really a great place to eat. Staff were terrific and food was very good, well priced and the place is a delight to be in, a warm and inviting space.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 12, 2019

    I like to go to the Museum. The food is very good and the service is just right. Very lively atmosphere. Not for an intimate gathering. All around a great place to eat before a show.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 11, 2019

    We had such a blast at the Museum tavern! Our food and service were top knotch. Definitely be going again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 7, 2019

    Fantastic, as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 6, 2019

    Gluten free options are limited and handled as an afterthought. You would think having a GF hamburger bun available for a burger is not too much to ask for in 2019! Otherwise, menu is interesting and offers variety. Service is outstanding and very attentive. At its peak, it is incredibly noisy so be prepared to yell your conversation to your friends.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 6, 2019

    Wonderful atmosphere. My favourite table is an end booth and they gave us one. They marked it down as my preference for next time. We'll see if that works.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 3, 2019

    As usual, the service was friendly, polite and efficient. Always appreciated.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 1, 2019

    Furst time trying this restaurant. Terrible service - unfriendly, curt waitress. I brought a group of people and they felt the same. Will never come back.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    March 28, 2019

    A completely excellent experience as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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