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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, ,
64 Hamilton St N, Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario L8B 0E6, Canada
+1 905-645-0107
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64 Hamilton St N, Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario L8B 0E6, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great staff who truly care coupled with great meals and reasonable prices. Love the decor and the desserts are incredible.

Thank sdavoren
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I rated this restaurant very high a year ago. It was partly because of excellent service by Cherie We came today and were told that at 5:35 we were too late for early bird special. I ordered a flat bread which was served cold. I...More

1  Thank Doug200
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great atmosphere and service. Have been twice with friends and one of our favorite dishes is the Fish and Chips. Only problem is leaving space for the wonderful dessert selection. Just wish we could try them all! No worry. They will arrange for take out...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Decent food, ambiance and atmosphere. The speed of service is disappointing. The food takes a while to get to ypu

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with 2 friends. Our waiter, Kyle, was the only nice experience here. Two of us ordered hot tea; my cup had lipstick on it and both pots of water were lukewarm. The server who took away the cup and pots of water just...More

Thank Marion P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My friend was getting his car serviced in Waterdown and I suggested we get a hamburger and root beer at that place we all know of. He had a much better idea, because he knew about the Monday special at Symposium....$5 beer & $4 8oz....More

Thank dgray002
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Food is okay but nothing to write home about. Stay away from the fish tacos. They should update to more enviromentally friendly take away containers...and you know, the straws.

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant three times with different groups of family and/or friends and have always enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the total experience. The staff have been friendly and accommodating. The food has been great, whether the abundant Cobb Salad or the...More

Thank ruthnicholsonue
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The food was good and came out quickly. The service wasn't the best but I think we caught them on an off day because we only hear great things about this franchise! We will be back very soon.

Thank johnmacdonald132
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Great place for a nice desert! Our waitress was super friendly and very helpful when choosing which cake we wanted to try... Will come back to try drinks and possibly breakfast!

Thank Sally S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Hamilton St N, Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario L8B 0E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Waterdown
  • Phone Number: +1 905-645-0107
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BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT Book your Holiday Party at Symposium. We have an extensive menu for every taste and for every budget. Office Party, Social Brunch, Large Group Gathering, Family Celebration: Symposium is the best place for casual, upscale dining Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Waterdown and experience Symposium, an exciting restaurant destination for the Waterdown, Ontario community. We are open 7 days a week – early mornings to late nights – offering complete menu dining options including full service breakfast and brunch (served daily until 4pm), mouth-watering desserts, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, pasta, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 145 indoor seats and 50 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio, Symposium Cafe Waterdown is an excellent restaurant choice and the favourite dining destination for guests from the Hamilton area. Early bird dinners and breakfast specials
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