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“Very confusing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Symposium Cafe Mississauga South

Symposium Cafe Mississauga South
3055 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario L5L3R8, Canada
905-820-3100
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Ranked #654 of 1,305 Restaurants in Mississauga
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bistro, Family Fare, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dine at this Symposium Café Mississauga, Ontario restaurant located directly in the heart of the Winston Churchill and Dundas shopping + dining area. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on the NorthWest corner of Winston Churchill and Dundas in a small Mississauga shopping plaza (Starsky’s, bowling alley and 40 other retailers) and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure. We are located in the heart of this area’s main shopping area and only a one minute drive to the QEW, the Highway 403 and also the Highway 407. This Mississauga - Ontario Symposium Café seats 145 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic stunning patio, a private 60 seat bar lounge and one 40 seat private room. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions fairly easily. Hope to see you soon at this Mississauga - Ontario Symposium Café location! • Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Scenic Patio Dining• Fully Licensed Bar Lounge• 2 Private Dining Rooms• Located in the heart of the main shopping area• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights 
- Dining Available to Closing Restaurant HoursSunday – Thursday 8am to 12amFriday & Saturday 8am to 1am
Toronto, Canada
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“Very confusing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We wanted a nice dinner place for our date night. Symposium looked great on the web, and the menue was inticing with yummy pictures. We made a reservation. Then came reality: the mêtre d' forgot to assign a waiter to us. After 10 minutes I had to go inside to ask for one... Then I ordered a burger 'medium' , and was told they only do well done meat. 1 minute later the manager comes out and apologizes, and I could have my burger in medium, of course. What was then served is a well done, watery, ex-frozen, tasteless patty of unknown origin. Really bad. Waiter apologizes again and later actually takes it off the bill. We order an Italian wine, out comes the manager apologizing again, they are out of that wine, and offers us a more expensive wine instead - for the same price. We ordered mussels as an apetizer, but they come after they served the main course. And they were bad, old and fishy. Waiter offers us a free desert and apologizes. My wife had a flatbread and it was mushy and had no taste. Waiter comes and - yes, offers us a free drink and apologizes. NO, it was not our strategy to get as many freebees as possible,, actually we would have preferred good food instead. They went overboard with their freebees and apologies, so 4 stars for service, but 0 for food quality, especially given that it is a very inviting place with nice interior and a patio, and would suggest otherwise. Maybe it was just ' one of those days', but I doubt it.

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English first
Toronto
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“Good food and atmopshere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

This restaurant has gone through some changes over the past few years and not all for the better though it appears to be coming back into a quality place to eat.

They have removed some of the comfortable seating which unfortunately was not always the best to sit in for eating and took up a lot of space. Unfortunately it also now means the tables are a little too close together for my liking as I prefer to feel I have a bit of privacy when I am eating out.

The menu has a good variety and some fabulous entres. I really enjoy the crab encrusted salmon on rice...wonderful. Also some of their Martinis are fun to try.

We are happy they are returning to the quality and consistency they had when they first opened.

Oh and for anyone who is a desert lover this place has a fabulous selection of goodies.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Consistently above average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I've been here a number of times with co-workers/friends/family since it opened, and the food and service are above par. Today had my favorite French Onion Soup and Bacon and Cheese sandwich. Breakfasts are excellent and the turkey club is a winner. The pastas and beef have been quite good, too. It's a nice, quiet, efficient place to get an above average meal.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lacks Customer Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

Have eaten here three times, and the customer service has gone downhill!! On the last occasion they refused to honour a coupon because we hadn't eaten enough!! Since it was a 2 for 1 opening offer that really annoyed us.

Foo was average but he service is very slow, staff tend to stand around an talk to each other rather than serve customers.

Won't be back again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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