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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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338 Rossland Rd E, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0L9, Canada
+1 905-683-3232
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Pickering, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat here on a regular basis..we've even had 2 Christmas lunches with our office there. Also have groups of friends, we all love it there. Mussels are delicious although a couple of times during the year they were small and they gave us extra when we mentioned the size. I'm a fan of the stuffed eggplant. A great dining... More 

Thank minc0mj0
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not my go-to restaurant but a good place to go and change it up. The food has been good. A little pricey for what you get. A nice atmosphere inside, one of the better in Ajax. I wish it was closer to the south end of Ajax, being north makes for a harder drive as it is a little... More 

Thank Thyra R
Ajax, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant! It's been amazing since it opened. I visit at least twice a month for breakfast, and go for lunch or dinner sometimes as well. They have great food and service, the owner always checks up on you and the vibes are great!!

Thank kaitkk
Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this location many times for dinner. The waitress are extremely friendly and outgoing. The foods are delicious and doesn't take a longer wait. I would suggest everyone to go there as the prices are affordable for the variety of food they serve.

Thank sajitha01
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I absolutely love coming here for dates. We sometimes come for lunch and dinner, but Breakfast/Brunch is our all time favourite, here! The waitstaff are very attentive and friendly. The owner is always in store, greeting customers and making sure they are enjoying their visit. The food is absolutely delicious, while kind of pricey--it's worth it!! My... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After reading great reviews we gave Symposium a try. I was really not impressed. I chose the chicken pesto Flatbread which came smelling really good but was pretty bland. The Flatbread was not crispy on the bottom and was luke warm. The waiters and waitresses bumped into my chair every time they passed by. I'm 5'1" so I was tucked... More 

1 Thank trish s
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We came here for dessert late Friday night. I chose the place as the menu had good options, it's too bad everything was just a little bit off. I had "just a bite" of warm apple pie served with ice cream for $5.45. It was served in a coffee mug and where I thought I would get some pie with... More 

1 Thank Miriam W
Ajax, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this location for pre- Christmas lunch. It is a very busy spot and had to wait for a table but it was worth it. Food was good with lots of choices. Light meals to heavier full meals and desserts to die for. Service was amazing even with it being very busy. I will return to try out... More 

Thank Laura T
Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing and we have never encountered any issues. We are regulars for breakfast every Sunday and dinners occasionally. Service is impeccable and food is delicious!

Thank NaazM786
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been here several times and although it is pricey the food is good, however I cannot say the same for the seating. The chairs appear comfortable until you sit in them and the padding collapses and you sink so low you feel like a child at the table!!! Also, next time staff puts a new bottle of relish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, International, Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Rossland Rd E, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ajax
  • Phone Number: +1 905-683-3232
Dine at this Symposium Café Ajax, Ontario restaurant located on the corner of Salem and Rossland. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on the NorthEast corner of Salem and Rossland in a small Ajax shopping plaza and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure. We are located one kilometer from the main movie theatre and only a three minute drive to the Highway 401. This Ajax - Ontario Symposium Café seats 95 indoors and over 40 seats in a scenic stunning patio. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions fairly easily. Hope to see you soon at this Ajax - Ontario Symposium Cafe location! Beautiful Restaurant decor, scenic patio dining, fully licensed bar lounge. Located within 3 minutes of Highway 401. Located only a minute drive from the theaters. Open early mornings, open late nights - dining available to closing. Restaurant hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8am to 1am, Friday & Saturday, 8am to 2am.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?