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US$5 - US$18
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Canadian, Contemporary, Healthy, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 29, 2022 via mobile

So this was a tough one. Loved the decor. Loved our server - he was fantastic! But the food was just ok. It all looked beautiful and high class but the food itself was just alright. The taste wasna bit lack luster and that seemed...to be the consensus from each of us. The veggies weren't quite cooked enough to get that al dente result, some of the calamari was chewy, a few dishes could have used more seasoning... and the whipped cream on the dessert tasted like fake whipped cream. For what it cost, we had hoped for a bit better.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

I had a lovely server Dianne who welcomed me and served with a smile (I could tell even under her mask). She was friendly and kind and the food was delicious. I was impressed with the high ceilings and eye catching art work. A great...meal.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

I had a reservation at this location on Aug 27 2021 at 5pm. On arrival we were greeted by the hostess / server with her mask sitting on her chin not covering her nose or mouth. When she returned to our table the first time...she had her mask over her mouth, but not her nose. Then when she brought our beverages she had the mask sitting on her chin again covering nothing but her chin. Also noticed a male staff member mostly in the back with his mask in the same location. Looking at the menu right on the bottom, also on their website they say they are keeping their customers safe by wearing masks, and disinfecting their tables between customers. The table was covered in salt and pepper, yet there were no salt and pepper shakers on the table. So this made us very uncomfortable. When the hostess / server came back to take our food order, we were honest and told her we didn't feel comfortable as she was not wearing her mask properly as it was only covering her chin. We said the table was dirty, so it obviously wasn't sanitized. She apologized, and still stood there with her mask on her chin. I will say, I noticed two other servers who did have masks on every time I saw them and they were wearing them properly. So, if you want to risk catching Covid-19, this is the place to go.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 10, 2021

We ordered online and our meals were ready as soon as we arrived at the restaurant. The service was very prompt, polite and friendly . The servings were very large and we've had 2+ delicious, flavour filled meals out of each plate . We would...definitely do this again, and recommend that others don't hesitate to try Symposium.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2020

Was a beautiful breakfast and experience. The restaurant is very spacious and the atmosphere is great as well as the service. We received avocado toast and 3eggs bacon and home fries and both plates were presented beautifully and tasted even better. Diane our server was...very friendly, smiling a lot and glade good recommendations on what she suggested. Lovely experienceMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant I’d only ever been for breakfast We thought we’d give it a try for dinner. My wife had salmon and I ordered seafood pasta We were both sooo impressed. The salmon was delicious and had no skin (a big deal...to my wife) My seafood pasta had plenty of shrimp and big pieces of salmon. The spinach dip appetizer was good but not the best we’ve ever had. We will be going back for more.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

After the “shut down” as a result of the COVID 19, it was refreshing to return to one of the best restaurants in Alliston. The atmosphere is great and the service is exceptional, the quality of the food is amazing. If you are looking for...a wonderful meal, this Is a restaurant that should be first on your list.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

Our server was great & food too! Our meal was very good, cooked perfectly, good portions & nice flavour. The cakes we took home were also good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

Was there on Friday and have the best experience of my life! My server diane was so attentive, friendly,and funny!! This is my new go to restaurant! And i will always request this server. My seafood pasta was so delicious, the flavour was immaculate. My...dessert was the cherry on top! By far the best cheesecake I've ever had! Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020

Have not been here for awhile because service had been slow so we tried it again tonight. Food is alway great but the server we had is not the best. We watched how the couple beside us had got their main dishes before they had...got their appetizer. When the same server we had said oh I did not hear that. When. She took our orders we did let her know we were in a rush so she never asked how I wanted my steak bites . They were ok but I would have liked to have them medium rare not the way they were. I am glad that we went again but I will now ask not to sit in that server's area as. She is always there.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Meal was lovely. Waitress was very nice, the manager was very helpful at finding us a table, it was busy and we did not have a reservation. We are also going to a movie afterwards, but timing of food and drinks coming out was great....Will go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

Have eaten here twice , first experience was great ,we shared mixed starters .Went for my birthday ,love mussels , came cold served with a toasted hamburg bun will give another try,

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Really liked the deserts I got from our server Diane. They both look really good and there was a 2 for 1 special going on for cake slices, I really wanted the apple slice though lol. Our server was nice and our food came out...quick. Thanks Diane!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere and great service... We will definitely be eating here again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Last dinner before 2 snow birds head to Arizona. The orders were the Hamburger special, the Pad Thia, Chicken Parmesan and Pork tenderloin. All good Mary Lou was our server and looked after us very well.

Date of visit: November 2019
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I would say yes. The restaurant is street level and no stairs inside plus the dining area is all quite spaced out so lots of room to navigate.
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SYMPOSIUM CAFE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Alliston - 117 Yonge St - Updated 2022 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4