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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

#1,414 of 7,226 Restaurants in Toronto
€€ - €€€, International,
5221 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P8, Canada
+1 647-350-5221
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  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, International, Canadian, Cafe
€€ - €€€
5221 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food itself was OK. But we had to wait an hour+ for our food, the waiter kept saying it was coming for about 30 min. If you want to grab a fast dinner, please go somewhere else.

Thank sarabiles
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Dinner was great :) My wife and I enjoyed a incredible meal of pasta, meat dishes and a marvelous desert. Their cocktails were effective and refreshing too.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My favourite place to stop for an app and a drink or lunch and even breakfast. The food is always great and the staff are super. Love that the appetizers are reduced after 4 pm and there's a daily special to choose from. The chef...More

Thank whitakersedge
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Although on Yonge St. there is a patio on the side street that is pleasant except in winter. Food is Ok.

Thank joeljj39
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A group of us came here for brunch to celebrate a friends 30th birthday. There was 8 of us, and the service was so good and prompt. The food and drinks were great and reasonably priced. The location has a parking lot right across the...More

Thank TaliToronto
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Came early one morning and saw they have great early bird deals will be back for sure ..... Josh is a great server !

Thank Z2347CMdave
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Whether you fancy a piece of heavenly cake or you are out for food and drinks, this is the place to go. Make sure you get ''Ram'' waiting you: Polite, professional and precise with a helping attitude all your way. We had Caesar salad, fresh...More

Thank Dentotoro
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the food and tea place but the service wasn't that great. The waiter was not so friendly to us.

Thank Xoliepm
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I love this place! We've been coming here for years. Whether you are dinning out with the family or hanging with some friends, this place hits the spot. Notable favorites are the calamari, the fish tacos and the burgers. They also do breakfast everyday. Try...More

1  Thank LeConnoisseur_111
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Very impressed with Symposium Cafe for a quick and tasty local restaurant. We have eaten here several times in the last couple of months and every meal has been good. Service is good, Weekly specials are fun, desserts are very impressive. Most of the meals...More

1  Thank ehathome
North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse
neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events
throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied
ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see
what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of
inhabitants include students and long-time residents,
giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both
local and international. Extremely family-friendly,
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Nearby Attractions
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North York Civic Centre
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Bar, International, Canadian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5221 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 647-350-5221
  • E-mail
Symposium North York is a unique and welcomed dining alternative situated along a vibrant and developing stretch of Yonge Steet, north of Sheppard. Located at 5221 Yonge Street, Symposium North York is a short walk from both the North York Civic Centre and the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, and offers the diverse neighbourhood a variety of dining options. Whether it's a bountiful breakfast with our famous Eggs Benedict, a quick bite with the family before lessons at Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, a working business lunch with lighter fare, or a full course "Date Night" dinner, Symposium North York provides menu choices for all your tastes and all mealtimes. For you Late Nite diners, we offer meal options until close, along with, of course, our signature European Coffees and Desserts, for that special end to your night at the theatre. The elegant, yet casual, decor is the perfect backdrop for business functions, family celebrations, intimate dinners, or even formal cocktail parties. While our Early Bird Specials offer guests excellent value every day of the week. With seating for 95 indoors and an extra 40 seats on the beautiful outdoor patio, Symposium North York specializes in large group seatings and can accommodate last minute functions. When the weather is less than co-operative, enjoy the extra comfort of our outdoor heaters along our wrap-around patio.
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