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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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    November 15, 2017

    Great ambience. Buzzy energetic and fun. Highly recommended.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 11, 2017

    Great spot, if a bit noisy - but a bustling Bistro convenitenly located across from Koerner Hall. Really good food both at lunch and dinner, friendly and efficient staff - all-in-all a new go-to eatery !

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2017

    Great friendly service. Andrew was on the ball! Food was delicious

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2017

    The wild boar pasta was a big let down...not worth the carbs. However the perogi's are still the best ever

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 9, 2017

    This is a great setting for business meetings or family meals - very atmospheric. I have now been to the Museum Tavern, for various business and family events. The staff are always pleasant, attentive, and well-informed. And the food is excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 9, 2017

    Great, quick service, with server keeping in mind our timing to attend event at the ROM right across the street. Fun menu, good selection with several vegetarian options.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 8, 2017

    Andrew our waiter was cheerful and helpful (not to mention philosophical and bilingual). Food was terrific, service couldn't have been better. Restaurant has flat hard surfaces everywhere, so when it's busy, it's LOUD. A minor quibble. Recommend the double cheeseburger and buttermilk fried chicken. Best french fries in the world.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 5, 2017

    Wonderful heritage tomato salad. The chicken sandwich had way too much sauce. Double French fries and not some vegetables should be changed.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 6, 2017

    A little noisy for a business lunch on a Friday lunchtime, but this restaurant is a welcome place to dine in an area filled with fast food or overpriced restaurants.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 31, 2017

    Excellent and attentive server

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 25, 2017

    Pros - great service. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and easily accessible. Cons - I ordered the fish tostadas and spicy tuna from the starter menu. There was probably less than 2oz of fish on each tostada. In fact, I had to wade through the slaw to try to find the fish. Disappointing. The spicy tuna was also lacking a bit in flavor. My colleague ordered the crab cakes and mentioned they were fishy tasting. For the prices being charged on their lunch menu, I was expecting a much more refined meal. The food was a bit better than bar food. However, the prices are hugely inflated based on the food quality. And for this reason I will not be returning for their food. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming so I might go back for a drink after work but I would skip the food.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 24, 2017

    Wonderful restaurant in every way.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2017

    Our waitress was very cheerful an attentive.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 19, 2017

    Everything about Museum Tavern is fantastic. We first ate there a year ago, and am still kicking myself for waiting so long to come back. The food is outstanding, and so is the service. The servers go that extra mile to ensure you have exactly what you need.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 19, 2017

    Very good food and excellent service

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 7, 2017

    A great meal. Kids loved it. It was a perfect place to eat before heading to the ROM.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 6, 2017

    Excellent!! I am very fussy about food and this is definitely now on my top list and will be going back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 1, 2017

    Great lobster rolls!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 1, 2017

    Great cocktails, lovely service. My one comment would be the lighting - lower lighting would be better! Would add to the atmosphere!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 30, 2017

    Food and service superb as always but once more than half the restaurant is full, intolerably noisy.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 25, 2017

    The waitress was too loudly spoken and didn't listen carefully to what we had to say or ask.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    September 24, 2017

    Once again, a very enjoyable meal.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 23, 2017

    Best dinner experience in Toronto, hands down the best burger we've ever had. Service was impeccable. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2017

    Exceeded all expectations

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 15, 2017

    I am a big fan of Museum Tavern and it does not disappoint. Whether for lunch or dinner and with friends or business associates, I have always had a good service and a great meal.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 3, 2017

    this is the third time I was there in the past month. Service and waiters are great. Had the chop salad and it was okay. I am just not a salad person. other times the food is amazing. will be back again!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 1, 2017

    We really enjoyed ourselves. Sitting on the balcony was a treat. Our server was terrific -- great suggestions.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 29, 2017

    Always great there. I need to break out and order something else from the menu because I always have the delicious Tavern Chop salad....

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2017

    Waiter was amazing! He did substitutes well for my mom. Second time this week Thanks Keith

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 17, 2017

    Brilliant service, perfect for a business meeting!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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