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  • Symposium Cafe

  • 4.0 stars
    (11 reviews, average rating: 4.4/5)
  • Cuisines: American (Traditional), Cafe
  • (905) 336-3332
  • 2180 Itabashi Way Burlington, ON L7M 5A5
  • Neighbourhoods: Millcroft
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Lo
3 Reviews
2011/04/09
  • Great date night at Symposium!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The location is odd and easy to miss as it shares a building with Zarky's but has a separate entrance around the side. Lovely atmosphere, decorated well and the staff was friendly and attentive.
    For our first time going we were lucky to go on Date Night, which consisted of a decent menu for $20 a person (included one appetizer each, one entree each, coffee and a slice of cake of your choice to share). The food was quick but not rushed, it was hot and fresh and the portions were fair. We wound up pretty stuffed by the end of the meal, so for $20 a person it was excellent.
    The regular menu looks full of great dishes, and I can't wait to go back and try a few. The selection of cakes was to die for as well. Definitely recommend going to this hidden treasure!!

  • Order: Brocolli soup, almond covered trout, vinagrette salad, cajun catfish, Symposium pale ale, triple layer chocolate cake.
 
lovefood
4 Reviews
2010/02/21
  • One of the best kept secrets in burlington...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • One of the best kept secrets in burlington. Service was excellent food was amazing every time I come here it gets better. came for thursday night .place was very busy food was excellent

  • Order: mushroom pork, and sea bass
 
Greeycroft
1 Review
2010/02/07
  • Atmosphere was typical francise,service was good...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Atmosphere was typical francise,service was good menu was sufficiant.I just dont like hair in my food.Perhaps I'm expecting too much from an under trained kitchen?

  • Order: Wraps & Spinach Dip
 
janeatsm
1 Review
2010/01/09
  • Been here before and every time I come it has...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Been here before and every time I come it has been
    a pleasure.Food is great and staff is fantastic, I have had different waitress every time and never been dissapointed . I never do this but I have let people know how great this place is and I'm glad to see this place busy.The Manager John always makes us feel welcome. we will keep coming back and keep telling all of our friends.
    Thanks John for making our birthday dinner special.

  • Order: Steak Special, Tilapia, Spinach Dip , Cake
 
KrystynaK
1 Review
2009/11/11
  • The ambience is quaint with style. It is a warm...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The ambience is quaint with style. It is a warm fusion of artistic and urban. The menu is flavourful and unique. Trying to eat sensibly, it is nice to see options that are low carb at a decent price point with flavour.
    The desserts are amazing.
    Symposium cafe is great for breakfast, $4 martinis on a Wed. night, a Friday night,or just stopping in for dessert and coffee.

  • Order: meditteranean tilapia/calamari/mocha crunch cake
 
hrd2pls
7 Reviews
2009/09/19
  • I've been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner......
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • I've been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Compared to a lot of other Burlington restaurants in this price range with an equivalent atmosphere, the service and the food were quite good.
    There are a lot of different choices available here so you could take a group of people and everyone could find something they would like to eat.
    Breakfast was good, but it was not my favourite spot in Burlington for that.
    Overall, a decent place to try.

 
lovefood
4 Reviews
2009/09/18
  • Well I went back for Mussels and was not let down...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Well I went back for Mussels and was not let down
    this resaurant is for real! great job! keep up the great work and we will keep coming!

  • Order: Mussels/martinis
 
Annoymous
10 Reviews
2009/09/06
  • This restaurant is top notch. the food, the...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This restaurant is top notch. the food, the portions , the taste and the service are outstanding. I have now been once for breakfast and would have to say the ABSOLUTE best breakfast in Burlington. piping hot unlike Cora's which is always stone cold . The value and taste is excellent. I returned with my family for a special dinner and the dinner menu was extremely tasty and well done. Did I mention the courteous outstanding service. Will definietly take all my friends and reccomend highly this lovely restaurant.

  • Order: Omelette, eggs benedict, waffels for breakfast and faboulos smoothies. For dinner, almond tilapia, salmon, amazing burger.
 
CindiTran
1 Review
2009/08/28
  • The best service ever had, a gy name ADAM!..he is...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The best service ever had, a gy name ADAM!..he is very FAST at bringing out food, and coming MAX 2x to ask if we need anything, he didn't annoy us or bothered us on anything. He was maybe 10 ft away and i said " oh adam.." he heard me that far ..great service coming back again!..ok, and food was alright i had a chicke tuscaqn or soemthing the bread was over cook beside that food was great size. Had to take it home and we had a cake slice that was $4 soend $55.05 for 2 ppl and tipped him 20% because they take 4% of the poor ppl tips.!

 
lovefood
4 Reviews
2009/08/25
  • We live across the street and came on a Thursday...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We live across the street and came on a Thursday night, Alot of other restaurants are offering similar deals but I must say not the same value as this place.Entrees were fresh and hot and service was excellent, Manager even said hello to us and it was busy, Wouldn't change a thing as we came back on monday, best burger ever.. we will be back on Wednesday as per above review ,although I am a big mussel Fan, hope they are consistant We'll see.

  • Order: Pouched salmon BBQ Ribs
 
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