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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

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American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare
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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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
outdoor drinks

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Laura K
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Traverse City
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Traverse City
Senior Reviewer
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We ordered multiple appetizers and dinners for our group. Food was very disappointing. Didn't even have the wine we wanted. Manager was observant enough to ask what the problem was. But it was still a real downer to our celebration. Walked outta there feeling like we needed to celebrate the birthdays another day, another place.

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is a nice family restaurant with an extensive menu. The food is good with exceptional desserts if you happen to have room for them! They have a great early bird deal for $13.98...main course, drink and dessert. There is plenty to pick from and each one is a winner! It is rapidly becoming our go to place.

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Stoney Creek
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I recently, along with two friends visited the restaurant after hearing rave reviews of the place. We arrived around 10:30 for a late breakfast . Our server , Jenny ,was friendly and easy to talk to. I chose the french toast with white chocolate sauce ( on the side )...it was a very good size portion...too much really as it... More 

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binbrook
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been here 4 times and was never disappointed. The food is very good and the prices are good. I recommend the eggs benny. Yum

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My party of four really enjoyed their Pad Thai and Tiapia suppers. Huge portions, very hot ..but the only negative thing was waiting for ever for our bill..20 minutes. Certiany would go back for the food and hope that the bill comes out faster next time. After eating we wanted to get going....

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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To start we ordered cocktails, Ceasars to be exact. They were the worst ceasars EVER. No really, they obviously use the fountain clamato and it was way too watery. The bartender and then the server should really have noticed but no, they deemed the drinks servable. oy. When I called over the manager he just stated that yes it looked... More 

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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, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?