I have been wanting to visit Museum Tavern for quite a while, so I was glad that my boyfriend finally made a reservation. It seemed so intriguing being located across from the ROM on an upper level overlooking Bloor St.
At first glance of the menu, I wanted everything. I decided to start off with one of their cocktails, which also all looked amazing. I chose “The Garden of Eden” consisting of Bombay Sapphire gin, Segura Viudas cava, cucumber, mint, lime, simple syrup. It was perfectly refreshing.
As for starters, my boyfriend and I ordered the lobster roll, which was served on a toasted buttery bun, tossed in lemon mayo and sprinkled with chives. It was simple, fresh, and incredibly tasty, just as lobster rolls should be. Our next dish was the Buttermilk Fried Chicken which was brined for 24 hours. The crispy, juicy chicken paired well with the maple mustard dipping sauce.
Our next dish that we also shared was the French Onion Short Rib dip, one of their best sellers. It was topped with emmental cheese, caramelized onions, sour cream, brandied broth, served along side thin, crispy fries and coleslaw. This dish was utterly incredible, but extremely rich. I would definitely recommend ordering this dish, but sharing it as we did.
If you would like to visit Museum Tavern it is probably best to make a reservation, as it was comfortably busy, but not lined up. The décor is very “New York tavern” and seemed elegant, yet classic at the same time.