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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations
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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Usually enjoyable but disappontrped with cold food, slow and disorganized service and sloppy plating. Not giving up but hoping one of my go to places is not slipping into bad habits

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Ontario, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?