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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, , International
8187 Yonge St, Thornhill, Vaughan, Ontario L3T 2C6, Canada
+1 905-881-2233
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Closes in 5 min
Bar, Canadian, International
$$ - $$$
8187 Yonge St, Thornhill, Vaughan, Ontario L3T 2C6, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Birthday Party
"Excellent service."
Joyce Kristine C
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2. Family And Friends
"Would definitely recommend stopping by with friends and family;"
Roxan K
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3. Satisfaction Guarenteed
"Personally, I had the eggs benedict. I've never had better."
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed today

I brought my grandparents to Symposium for lunch this afternoon and couldn't be more disappointed. Our server was disinterested and didn't smile once. I ordered the sesame thai chicken wrap and not only did our food take 40 minutes to come out, but the wrap...More

Thank RebeccaA2513
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Thursday four course dinner menu was well priced for the lovely food and large portions. Excellent desserts and not just coffee but latte, capacino, and expresso. Service was good and the owner/manager was friendly. Seating was spacious and felt cozy. The art on the surrounding...More

1  Thank Priya B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sign on every table states they don’t use straws yet every drink they brought to the table had straws? Don’t get it

Thank aldridgejessica339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of food and appetizers I have been to this restaurant a number of times and always find the waitstaff friendly and polite Food is tasty I have also been to other symposiums and find them to have good ambiance

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here before, pretty good selection and food was good. But came saturday night about 8:00. Full house with one table. We ordered, very friendly waiter. After a half hour wait for our appetizers, I asked was there a problem and was told by our...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I met with some friends there. It is easy to find parking space. Food and drinks are very good in terms of quality and price and service.

Thank Atefeh G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Went for lunch with friends-service was very poor-place not busy but all 4 of us felt ignored. I had the steak sandwich-it was open faced-steak was flavorless. we all felt we would not return

Thank FuntravellersToronto
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The food is awesome, wonderfully priced, coffee is exceptional but what gives this place the charm is my opinion, Nathan and his impressive customer service. It has been 2 years now I think that we keep coming back! We have another location closer to us...More

Thank BeatriceTO
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had met at symposium on yonge,south of hy7. We always go there, whether it's a family gathering or friends. Today was a nice day, so we sat outside. I love going to this place. I have reviewed this place before. Always...More

Thank sunhee k
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Good atmosphere. Decent decor. Service is just OK. Extensive menu, with very competitively priced daily specials. Good burgers. Very busy Saturday nights. Overall good, but not great.

Thank Gerry K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Bar, Canadian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 8187 Yonge St, Thornhill, Vaughan, Ontario L3T 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Vaughan  >  Thornhill
  • Phone Number: +1 905-881-2233
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There are many reasons to dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Thornhill. Located on Yonge Street, just south of the 407, we are open 7 days a week - early mornings and late nights – and offer complete menu options for dining. With 90 indoor seats and 40 seats on our scenic patio, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Thornhill is a favourite restaurant choice in this community. "Redefining the Cafe experience ™" since 1996, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a fully licensed family restaurant, that offers a large variety of great menu options including: full service breakfasts (served daily until 4pm), seafood, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit smoothies, and rotating daily special features; as well as exotic desserts, traditional european cappuccinos and specialty beverages. Symposium restaurants are a unique and exciting concept with a contemporary twist on a traditional cafe. Upscale, yet casual, the Symposium’s unique decor provides the perfect ambiance for any type of gathering: from business functions and family celebrations, to intimate dinners and formal cocktail parties. Open 7 days a week from early mornings to late evenings, we also offer open air dining options with vibrant, social, full- service seasonal patios. A complete Symmetry for the Senses. ™ Try everyone’s favourite meal deal with our 7-Day promotions – the most innovative and popular in the Ontario restaurant market! And when combined with the Symposium Cafe customer service and quality, it’s no wonder Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge continues to be honoured with Readers’ Choice awards including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Business lunch, Best Desserts, Best Atmosphere and Best Bistro. Come see why Symposium Cafe is your best dining option. Full service Breakfast/Brunch menu: Omelettes, Waffles, French Toast, Freshly squeezed juices Lunch menu: burgers, salads, soup, appetizers, sandwiches, and full breakfast menu til 4 pm Dinner menu: steaks, seafood, pastas, rice bowls and unique appetizers Fully licensed lounge: specialty cocktails, over 30 martini options, 12 beer on tap, 34 varieties of wine, specialty coffee beverages. Late night Kitchen open: full restaurant menu available til closing including burgers, steaks, seafood Our restaurants are open early mornings and late nightsAward winning restaurant concept Scenic patio dining Upscale, romantic restaurant: perfect for engagements, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners Good selection of vegetarian menu options Extensive selection of decadent mouth- watering desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes Kid’s menu Early Bird BreakfastEarly Bird Dinners Monday special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints Tuesday special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials Wednesday special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels Thursday special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal
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