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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, ,
668 Erb St W, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2Z7, Canada
+1 519-749-4616
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible28%
28 Oct 2018
“Lunch”
15 Jul 2018
“Speed of service needs improvement ”
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
668 Erb St W, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2Z7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My spouse and I visited this location on New Year's Eve to purchase a slice of cake to go. We went to the back of the restaurant where the cakes are on display. This is also the area where the desserts are plated. We watched...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JennKon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible night at Symposium Cafe. Ordered dinner and drinks. Vegetables were cold and had to wait 30 minutes for waiter to come back. . The special offered this evening was buy one dessert and get one free. Asked if we could take the desserts home...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Moorecdjss2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was extremely poor: they ran out of fruit for the waffles and had to be asked for a bill reduction. Food was greasy and cold. Served table syrup instead of maple syrup. Overall very bad experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A good addition to the neighbourhood. I've only been for breakfast and it was good both times but it's better on the patio. Service was a bit uneven but I'll chock that up to the growing pains of a new restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank JeffGingerich
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We went to lunch with friends and we all had the Friday special which was fish and chips. It was lightly battered haddock two large pieces, and lots of french fries and was delicious. My husband and I split one fish and chip dinner feature...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank booking745
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The Symposium has just opened up and I have had lunch there at least three times. Each meal was very good and the servers were friendly. It is quite crowded and noisy so if you can get a booth, so much the better! The service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pmschof
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Good prices for lunch adequate service. The food was good but not great. They could do with more lunchtime options

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jean B
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Incredibly disappointed. The service was soooo slow and requests took so long food went cold. Food was bland and over cooked. Took forever to get bill and finally went to cash to track someone down. Will never go back. Other symposiums are good but pass...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MJBALM M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Although we have eaten at this chain on King Street and were quite satisfied, this visit to Erb Street was the opposite. Our meal of onion soup, spinach dip and quasadilla was a huge disappointment. Soup was fine but the quasadilla @13.95 was lacking in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scroochy
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Our first visit to this new restaurant was quite good, so we returned with our elderly aunt and uncle for lunch today. This second visit was terrible. We had three servers, none of whom seemed to know that the others were also serving us. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rick C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 Erb St W, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-749-4616
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