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“excellent service”

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #27 of 484 Restaurants in Richmond Hill
Price range: USD 5 - USD 19
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Description: BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Richmond Hill where we bring the unique Symposium dining experience to the Oak Ridges area. 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, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio come see why Symposium Cafe Richmond Hill is a favourite go-to destination for this growing Oak Ridges community. 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’s customer service and quality, it’s no surprise that 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.>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.>Restaurant open early mornings and late nights>Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood>Business meetings and staff functions party menus>Award winning restaurant concept>Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio>Good selection of vegetarian menu options>Extensive menu selection of desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes>Early Bird Breakfast, Early Bird Dinner, Kid’s menu>Monday restaurant special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints>Tuesday restaurant special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials>Wednesday restaurant special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels>Thursday restaurant special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal>Friday restaurant special: $5 off Wine List with Seafood Features>Saturday restaurant special: $13.95 Pitchers of Draft with Appetizer Platter Specials>Sunday restaurant special: 50% off! Owner’s Cellar Wines – 2 for 1 Cake Slice Promo>Cocktail Hour Specials: $4 Bar Shots, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour Specials, 11am-3pm Mimosa & Caesar specials>Late Night Specials: 33% Off Appetizers 4-6 and 10 until close
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Description: BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Richmond Hill where we bring the unique Symposium dining experience to the Oak Ridges area. 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, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio come see why Symposium Cafe Richmond Hill is a favourite go-to destination for this growing Oak Ridges community. 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’s customer service and quality, it’s no surprise that 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.>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.>Restaurant open early mornings and late nights>Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood>Business meetings and staff functions party menus>Award winning restaurant concept>Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio>Good selection of vegetarian menu options>Extensive menu selection of desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes>Early Bird Breakfast, Early Bird Dinner, Kid’s menu>Monday restaurant special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints>Tuesday restaurant special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials>Wednesday restaurant special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels>Thursday restaurant special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal>Friday restaurant special: $5 off Wine List with Seafood Features>Saturday restaurant special: $13.95 Pitchers of Draft with Appetizer Platter Specials>Sunday restaurant special: 50% off! Owner’s Cellar Wines – 2 for 1 Cake Slice Promo>Cocktail Hour Specials: $4 Bar Shots, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour Specials, 11am-3pm Mimosa & Caesar specials>Late Night Specials: 33% Off Appetizers 4-6 and 10 until close
Reviewed 10 January 2018

resturant is clean and the staff are usualy very good and service is on point. very inviting atmosphere and great paito when the bugs are not biting

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Great way to start the day,we had a business breakfast and it was hot,fresh and quick love the food and service , we have made it a weekly spot

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Thank cmertsis11
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Local restaurant, has wide variety on the menu and nightly specials. Part of a chain, so quality is very good, not excellent. I always have the grilled veggies in spinach wrap - one of Symposium’s specialties. Always yummy.

Service is always excellent in this location. Attentive.

Huge brunch menu as well. I personally love the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. A large choice of eggs, pancakes, waffles, etc. Etc. Good value for cost.

Thank Global606319
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We visited this restaurant early on a Saturday night. It was a family outing, with two kids under 12. This restaurant is part of a small chain of restaurants so our expectations were that the food would be good (not great) but consistent.

The decor of the place is interesting. The space is cavernous with a really high ceiling, and reproductions of paintings or frescoes on the walls. The lighting is relatively low. I can't really complain about the decor.

Service was attentive and unobtrusive.

My complaints are about the food. First, we ordered draft beer. Initially the server told us she had to check whether the beer taps were working, since they weren't the day before. She then confirmed they were working, and brought us our draft beer. I can tell you that the taps were NOT working - the beer was completely flat and lifeless. We sent it back and ordered bottled beer.

One of my kids ordered the chicken fingers, which she said were very dry. My wife and I ordered burgers - my wife's comment (whether true or not) was that she felt the burgers were made from preformed patties and not made in the kitchen. The greek salad was pretty boring - some lettuce with olives and feta. I will say that they did get my other kid's simple cheese pizza right. My impression was that this was more of a "reheat" type of restaurant where they take lots of shortcuts to ensure that the food comes out quickly (which admittedly it did).

When I add this experience to the last time we were here, where the server completely forgot to bring us our appetizers and just appeared with the mains instead, I can't see this as a place we will add to the rotation.

I wanted to like this place as it is conveniently located, but we won't be back.

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Thank RHtraveler
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Absolutely love this cafe. It's super versatile - good for studying, desserts, brunch, drinks, dinner, and whatever else you're feeling. It's beautifully decorated and fantastic atmosphere. Most importantly, staff treated me wonderfully (my thanks to Feri and Tyger). The food wasn't too bad either ;)

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Thank Nicoleta L
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