Open Hours: Lunch: 11a-2p M-F, Dinner: 5p-midnight
This restaurant claims to be Montreal's first psarotaverna; 25 years later, it's still among the best. It's partly due to the decor, which gives the ... More
This restaurant claims to be Montreal's first psarotaverna; 25 years later, it's still among the best. It's partly due to the decor, which gives the impression of a lazy summer day by the Mediterranean, and partly because the food and prices are great. The menu is on the blackboard, where fresh fish and seafood are charged by the pound—most are between CAD18 and CAD23, with shrimp around CAD30. Dinner for two, excluding wine and tip, comes to between CAD50-80. Second location: 4293 St-Denis St, near Mont-Royal, +1 514 842 0867.
i used to go to symposium every month loved the atmosphere the food and the staff.allways ate well and very reasonable for what we had now with the new owners never going back bad service no ambience just not the same .miss you and yes i would not get an ice bucket.
I went with a group on a saturday night, we were excited to try this place cause a friend of a friend recommended it...WOW. the owner Bobby (was drunk and possibly high) this clown came and poured himself vodka from the bottle that we purchased(drank approx half the bottle without asking..then charged us for it) Got better he tried to borrow money from my friend($20) then he ran out as soon as he got the money..What a disgace for an owner...I lost my appetite,even the food wasn't half bad..that scene made it disgusting...Bobby the loser!!!
I like to think that I have good taste in food and am always in search of new hidden jewels in my city. Unfortunately, my experience at Symposium left me disappointed and thinking that I should just stick to the great Greek restaurants I have been to before.
My bottle of white was left to warm on the table (no ice bucket); the restaurant was stuffy and humid with no ventilation; my cutlery had a previous patron's food caked onto it; the restaurant only served half my meal of grilled calamari because they forgot to make the whole portion and kept insisting that they would "bring the rest soon", which never even happened; every dish was doused in oil; and finally, the staff is useless.
I love this incredible restaurant...
I first went to Symposium in 1989; and while I lived in Montreal - I would go as often as I could.
The food is incomparable - it's even better than most of the restuarants I ate at in Athens, Santorini and Mikonos.
The octupus is the best I have ever had - anywhere.
I love the ambiance - the little checkered table cloths, the little wine glasses and the people who have been there for years.
I moved from Montreal in 1998 - and every time I come back - I make certain that I have dinner at Symposium at least once.
We are going back in June for a week... I can't wait.
We were recommended to this wonderful seafood restaurant by a friend who lives in Montreal while we were there for our honeymoon. While it's not located near the center of the city, it's more than worth the trip.
The host was outstanding. The food was incredible and the wine the host recommended cannot be found in the US where we live. Next time we go to Montreal we will definitely be back, as it is _the_ restaurant we still talk about.
Just like all fine restaurants in Montreal, the host is bi-lingual (French and English) and he probably speaks fluent Greek. It's apparently owned by a Greek family who loves food and routinely and convincingly displays that love through their excellent cooking.
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