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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

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2247 Rymal Road East | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J2V8, Canada
19055789900
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Dine at this Symposium Cafe Stoney Creek restaurant located at 2247 Rymal...
Dine at this Symposium Cafe Stoney Creek restaurant located at 2247 Rymal Road East. This Symposium Cafe Restaurant location is conveniently located on Rymal Road adjacent to the main shopping power centres and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your dining restaurant pleasure. The newly opened Cineplex Odeon theatre and adjacent Power Centre is located only minutes away, and we are only 10 minutes from the town of Binbrook. This Stoney Creek Symposium Cafe Restaurant seats 90 indoors and over 40 seats in a scenic patio and has a private 30 seat bar lounge. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions. Hope to see you soon at this Hamilton Symposium Cafe Restaurant location! Beautiful Restaurant DecorScenic PatioFully Licensed Bar LoungePrivate Dining RoomLocated minutes from #407 and QEWOpen Early MorningsOpen Late Nights - Dining Available to Closing
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch just happy I was not in a hurry!

Joined a friend for lunch, this was a first time visit to Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge on Rymal Road. The food was fantastic, but I am really glad I was not on a work lunch hour. the service was extremely slow. Waitress, billed us out without even asking if we wanted dessert. Had ask... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Barb A
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Varied menu with great choices from breakfast items to appetizer bar snacks to a considerable dinner menu. Consistently very good food for good value coupled with excellent service and....should there ever be "an issue" - it is "made right" without hesitation and usually complimentary. We are "frequent flyers" at this location and have never been disappointed. If doing breakfast on... More 

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Thank Randy B
Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this Symposium more times than I can count. From what I hear the other locations don't compare to this one, but I don't know for sure. The owner/management are always friendly, they come around and check on every table. The restaurant is usually pretty busy (at least at breakfast) and food always comes out in a reasonable... More 

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Thank Jordan_Williamson
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were exhausted and hungry after searching real estate possibilities. We just happened upon this cafe/restaurant out of the blue. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience. The wait staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We ordered soup of the day, cream of cauliflower which was thick, hot and extremely delicious. In addition the salad which... More 

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Thank Allan A
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Joined a friend for lunch, this was a first time visit to Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge on Rymal Road. The food was fantastic, but I am really glad I was not on a work lunch hour. the service was extremely slow. Waitress, billed us out without even asking if we wanted dessert. Had ask twice for a glass of... More 

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Thank Barb A
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of 6 for lunch. Service was good. Food was simple but well prepared. Desert was to DIE for !! Next time I'll skip lunch and just have desert :) Had the mile high carrot cake. Yummy is an understatement!!! Bill was reasonable. Will return .

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Thank Marilynn R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Manager was so rude and liked to argue. Food was terrible had to send a quesadilla back because there was nothing in it. Had three different servers, wasn't sure who the actual one was. Told the manager and he asked me what he should do about it. Well....

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Thank Jennifer D
Parry Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We wanted to go out for some deserts and a drink after a day of shopping so stopped by here and it was a pleasant surprise. The prices were reasonable and the place was packed. It's definitely a place we will try for dinner or lunch at some point.

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Thank klein3
Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I've been here quite a few times while the dinner menu is pretty sub-par, their dessert menu is great and they have a good wine menu as well. Definitely would recommend as an after-dinner place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Terrible untoasted toast. Over cooked bacon wilted lettuce. Greasy ketchup bottle. Gross. All they could say was sorry. Well i am sorry too. I will tell all my freinds

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Thank Lynn S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great place to meet friends and have a nice, casual meal. Great food and great service. Don't eat too much and pass on the dessert, though. The Chocolate Divine and Brownie Cheesecake are delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2247 Rymal Road East | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J2V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 19055789900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Bar, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Dine at this Symposium Cafe Stoney Creek restaurant located at 2247 Rymal Road East. This Symposium Cafe Restaurant location is conveniently located on Rymal Road adjacent to the main shopping power centres and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your dining restaurant pleasure. The newly opened Cineplex Odeon theatre and adjacent Power Centre is located only minutes away, and we are only 10 minutes from the town of Binbrook. This Stoney Creek Symposium Cafe Restaurant seats 90 indoors and over 40 seats in a scenic patio and has a private 30 seat bar lounge. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions. Hope to see you soon at this Hamilton Symposium Cafe Restaurant location! Beautiful Restaurant DecorScenic PatioFully Licensed Bar LoungePrivate Dining RoomLocated minutes from #407 and QEWOpen Early MorningsOpen Late Nights - Dining Available to Closing
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?