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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless ordering
  • Bookings & call-ahead seating only
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US$6 - US$16
Bar, International, Italian, Cafe, Fast food, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 17, 2020

went to the resaurant in Thornhill yesterday with my wife. she ordered the chicken kabob ans wanted some bread with the order. they did not wish to provide the bread. i ordered what was supposed to be a 9 oz. tenderloin steak dinner. i know...my tenderloin and folks, what was delivered to me was unchewable top sirloin at best. horrible selection and for them to try and sell it as temderloin is criminal. service was not bad. i do go there sometime for breakfast and it is usually good. that is why i went there for dinner. watch for bait and switch!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

I'm still sitting in this restaurant, waiting for my desert to arrive... I couldn't wait to give this establishment an EXCELLENT review. The service, from ALL staff, was way beyond what I experience in most other restaurants. The food was incredibly fresh, and exactly what...I'd ordered. I highly recommend this location of Symposium Cafe to everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020

Visited on Jan 10, 2020 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Ordered Calamari, Steak Bites, Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Wings , Cajun Dusted Shrimp, Caesar Salad, Fire Grilled Jack Daniel’s Petit Filet, Teriyaki Grilled Salmon, lime margarita and fruit juices. So many choices on the...menu, it is difficult to choose. The Cafe was very busy but alive, the ambience great and the food very, very delicious. The customer service was excellent. We were there till around midnight, and there people still coming in at that time. It is understandably a very popular hangout, for snacks, drinks or a full meal. We will definitely visit again soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Food is amazing and service is really friendly. Place is clean. We have been going there for over 5 years.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Delicious cappuccinos. We also tried the fudge brownie cheesecake, and the symposium brownie. All amazing. Great service as well.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019

Went for lunch with a friend and this was by far our worst experience at this location. Our waiter did not bring cutlery, brought us cold food. We asked for coffee several times and he never came. We finally had to ask one of the...female waiters and she came right away. The coffee was terrible and cold. The waiter disappeared and never brought us our bill. Again we had to ask a waitress and she brought it. Our waiter, Omar, was totally out to lunch that day.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I met co-workers for breakfast and both times we went with the early bird special and it’s a very good deal and the portions are big and filling. The service is kinda lacking so u have to get the waiters attention for refills or whatever...but there around. The atmosphere is good and the food comes out hot and relatively quickly. It’s in the Colossus plaza so if you want to do some shopping there’s lots of stores to shop in and there’s lots of parking.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Always great tasting Foods excellent coffee fantastic service. Wait time for the food was very good, presentation and taste was delicious. Check out their specials after 10 p.m. Great apps and desserts.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Visited this place on a Friday night for dessert with a group of friends. Arrived shortly after 11pm. The service was rushed and at 12:30 we were advised that the place is closing and we had to leave. We have Never been asked to leave...a restaurant before. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

At this particular location was only once for coffee and desserts, which are very good (had waffles and sundae).Decor needs some updating though, feels like 90s. And bar as well coukd be more appealing. Other than that good food.

Date of visit: February 2019
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May 9, 2017|
Response from batoronto | Property representative |
Yes we do take reservations at our Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge locations for most meal times. However we do not take reservations between 10 am and 2 pm on weekends, and select locations do not take reservations after... More
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