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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

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American, Bistro, Family Fare, Continental
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2247 Rymal Road East | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J2V8, Canada
905-578-9900
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Dessert
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  • 13
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  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 3
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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 night out

Friendly restaurant and the food was great. The portions were generous and we did not leave disappointed. One of my friends ordered the calamari and were very pleased. The waffles for dessert were made to order and were delicious. Great spot to catch up with friends or to have a nice dinner out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Susie C
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Hamilton, Canada
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was there with a fairly large group of 12 for dinner on a weeknight. The atmosphere is wonderful and warm. Our server was wonderful - friendly and very attentive - we didn't wait or want for anything. The pricing was about $12 - $20 for most fare. I had the steak wrap and it was absolutely amazing! The steak... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly restaurant and the food was great. The portions were generous and we did not leave disappointed. One of my friends ordered the calamari and were very pleased. The waffles for dessert were made to order and were delicious. Great spot to catch up with friends or to have a nice dinner out with your family. I will definitely be... More 

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STONEY CREEK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

we go here for breakfast several times a year. husband usually gets omelettes and I get eggs benedict. service is good and food is great

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The drinks menu is quite delightful with a wide variety of hot, cold, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. There is quite a range of choice in cuisine and types of dishes on the food menu. The desserts are worth the indulgence. The decor is quite tastefully done. The music is at the perfect volume to allow for good conversation or just... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I was on a first date here, my choice of location and the venue impressed her. Great desserts and the server was awesome

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

6 Adults, 2 kids and 1 baby all went to Brunch at Symposium on a Sunday for Brunch. There were a few problems but overall it was good. I called the day before to make 11:30am reservations so this large group didn't just show up and stress the staff out. The guy who handled my reservation was super sweet and... More 

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Traverse City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

great Sangria but noisy patio. Staff very friendly - place inside needs some TLC - great mussels, burgers and brunch

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our food was delicious - homemade pasta - service was wonderful and server gave s our space. Very lovely atmosphere.

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Hamilton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our 3rd visit will be our last! Decor ok, waitress was good, but the food was very disappointing! Too salty. Poor presentation. Poor quality ingredients. Who uses processed cheese on garlic bread?? First visit was average at best. 2nd was for breakfast and was good enough to give them a 3rd chance, but I will never go back!

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Hamilton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Had a outstanding Breakfast .The Eggs Benedict with Spinach was amazing. I know the toasted western is just a sandwich but wow could they make a great sandwich. Staff (Frank) was an excellent server. Please don"t miss.

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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: 905-578-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bistro, Family Fare, Continental

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World> North America> Canada> Ontario> Hamilton> Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?