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PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$19
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Canadian, International, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have loved this place but last visit was disappointing. Service was good but food disappointing in quantity and quality. Fish tacos not warm, chicken quesadillas very little filling, minute quantity of cheese. If restaurants want me back they need to present better food, or I’ll...stay home!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

Tonight was the first time we had dined out in over ten months. We choose the symposium as we’ve been there many times before and it’s never disappointed... I have to say I was somewhat nervous reading some recent reviews on covid dining. We arrived...and where told it would be a 30-40 minute wait to dine inside but we could get a table right away if we dined outside... We choose to dine outside there was only one other family in the tent outside... Although it was a chilly evening the tent was heated with lovely lights strung about. We ended up having an absolutely delicious meal that was not only served piping hot also but fresh and absolutely delicious! Our waiter Robert was lovely at times it seemed as though he could read our minds and I have to say he was an excellent server! It was really humbling to see the hard work that this restaurant has done to ensure customer safety while still maintaining excellent customer service... The fish and chips and butter chicken and Calamari where absolutely delicious! Thanks Symposium restaurant for a much needed memorable dining experience in these very difficult times! We will be back soon for the delicious Calamari.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

The food at this location was better than the others. The service was good. Still, it’s a restaurant with high prices and low quality food. Montana’s and other chain restaurants have really stepped it up and are more worth while than this place. If I...want to spend that type of money, I’d rather support a local small business restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

I went on a Sunday with two of my friends. The caesars were the worst Caesar’s I’ve ever had. They tasted like spicy water. My two friends also ordered theirs not spicy, but got spicy water as well. The French onion soup was extremely salty....I had the chicken rice bowl, and it was delicious! The service was not good. I’m not sure if our server was new, but she took the order- and then we never saw her again and needed things like ketchup and napkins etc. I keep trying to give this place a chance but it always seems there is something wrong.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 8, 2020

I've been serving there for years and I took a position there for a handful of shifts. I was the only server scheduled and had over 20 tables, while the owner of that location nephew, the 'manager', refused to do anything, he was on the...phone because he's going on vacation. I still haven't been paid, but they claimed my pay; because I saw if when I filed for income tax.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Went with a girlfriend and was pleasantly surprised as the last time in October I went for dinner and would only rated it a 1 then. So had the 3 egg special which included coffee and came to just under $10. Had good service this...time and would go back again for breakfast.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

I go here a lot because the food / drinks are good and usually the customer service is as well! I’m not sure if they are short staffed but my service on a Saturday early afternoon was terrible. Barely saw the waitress. Finished eating and...wanted another drink and waited with our finished plates for 20 minutes before she came to clear them and we were able to order another drink. I love going here it’s a great local spot so I hope they can fix the staffing issue or address them if that is what the problem is with the customer service!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Go there quite often for the breakfast. Can be a hit or miss at times, toast can be anemic at times. Peameal could be better (dry most of the time) On the whole I think it's the best breakfast in town.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

A pretty large group of us wanted to go out to dinner but it was later in the evening. So we decided we would try Symposium in Georgetown. We had a great time. Everyone had something different and everyone enjoyed their meals. No complaints, except...my father in law asked for the 3 piece fish and chips and couldn’t eat it all—it was massive. So not a complaint. The prices are reasonable, the service is good and the food is great.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

I went with a friend thinking it was going to be another evening but BAM POW WOW so much fun music on Wed night....also I love breakfast here too excellent price...best in town....Gavin the MRG and Gavin and Candice excellent service...thanks for the best evening...and the food was the best...thanks again....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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MEW1710
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Response from karen w | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website. Yes
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Buddy S
February 11, 2015|
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Response from karen w | Reviewed this property |
This isn't a hotel. Restaurant with one main floor. No upstairs.
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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5