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Museum Tavern

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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208 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St. W.)
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant on a Friday night for an early dinner before a concert at Koerner Hall. The staff was friendly and efficient, the service was very good and they paced our meal well, making sure we weren't rushed but were done in time for our concert. The menu is very creative with a good range of choices.... More 

Thank GreyBay
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! An authentic pub tucked above the street. The food was outstanding (the best hamburger!!!) and the service delightful. We will definitely be going back!

Thank A9395HDpatriciag
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great and food very good, but doesn't justify the over-inflated prices. $25 for lobster mixture on a hot dog bun with salad or fries. Fish and chips good but doesn't even come with any coleslaw - just fish and chips. Wines also extremely over priced ($24 for a 9 oz. glass of wine? - yikes). A lot of... More 

Thank Jan_S163
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old colleague of mine and I went there for dinner, specifically for the prime rib double cheeseburger. And let me tell you, its totally worth it, and the fries are really good too! The service was extremely fast and attentive. The beer selection is decent and the coffee was good. The red velvet cake dessert was okay. I would... More 

Thank Deeviess
London, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I with our grown daughter had dinner at the Museum Tavern after a ROM visit and before returning home to London, Ontario. The food was decently good bar & grill food, i.e. satisfying but a long way from gourmet. Service as adequate. Price were average for this part of downtown Toronto and the type of food served.... More 

Thank Bill B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

After a day at the ROM we picked this location for an afternoon bite and a drink. We ordered their nachos to share ($14). Maybe we did not look close enough to the menu, but what we got was laughable. 6, yes 6 nacho chips, deeply buried in a layer of melted orange cheese and oil. We did mention to... More 

Thank buckles18
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My family ate here for lunch in August. The Tavern is small, but decorated in a nice upscale antique style that fits the name. The menu was limited but had some exciting dishes. The one that stood out for us was the truffled mushroom perogies. These were excellent and had a delicious truffle cream sauce. It was a bit pricey,... More 

Thank midnight1020
North Rubberboot
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

be sure to book your table to ensure your place! since earning the city's best burger vote the Tavern is more popular than ever. excellent service, high quality food and The Perfect Martini. what else could you want?!

Thank Astra_12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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215 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Arrive before 6 for slightly reduced beer and wine of the day. We just made it, and sat at the bar, which seemed to be mainly colleagues chatting, and a few solo diners. The fish and chips was authentic and well-done almost English, with tasty chips and just enough breading. My friend's fish tacos looked tasty, and she was glad... More 

Thank boybanker
Ajax, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Museum Tavern has an amazing bar and vast selection of drinks and food! Very friendly staff mixed with a really charming vibe made for a very pleasant visit. Located directly across from the ROM (upstairs). Will visit again for sure! Happy Travels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St. W.)
  • Public Transportation: Museum Tavern is located near two major TTC Subway Stops: Museum Station and St. George Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 416-920-0110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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