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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

2247 Rymal Road East | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J2V8, Canada
905-578-9900
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Ranked #185 of 942 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
87 reviews 87 reviews
42 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Hamilton Ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Atmosphere is kind of cafeteria style and not very private. Food was very good but wasn't enough for the $$. I have only been for breakfast so my feedback is limited. Lots of fresh fruit juices which were very good. I have been to others in this chain and the portions were larger

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good, reliable restaurant with good food, a great drink menu and excellent service! Good spot for family & friend gatherings! Try the martinis & margaritas, there are 100 to choose from! ;)

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Additional Information about Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 2247 Rymal Road East | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J2V8, Canada
Phone Number: 905-578-9900
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD 13 - 17
Cuisine: American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare

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