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Posted by CU Prof on 09/08/2013
You can pay more at other Greek restaurants. You won't get better-tasting food. The flaming cheese and the shish-kabob are as good as I've had anywhere, much better than most other places. Likewise the fish roe dip, and the fresh (whole) fish, especially the porgy. They have good house wines and a selection of other wines and beers. The management and wait-staff are friendly and efficient. I've been to Symposium for dinner many, many times. I'll be back there for dinner tomorrow.
Posted by Symposium Fan! on 09/03/2013
I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. I love the food and the incredibly friendly service --I have chosen this as a place of family celebrations. The pita is warm and delicious, their taramosalata and tzatziki, fantastic, and I love the lemon soup, the lamb, the stuffed sole fish, and the moussaka. I really cannot say enough of this restaurant, after the years, it is one of my all-time favorites in the city.
Posted by anonymous on 05/02/2011
On Easter Sunday we decided to go to Symposium because is in my neighborhood and we wanted to have lamb. It was totally disappointing. The flowers on the table where dead red carnations, the place was messy near the register where we sat. To my surprise the Greek spinach pie that I order was microwave or reheated several times it was soggy not flaky but burn the green spinach look old. The green veggies that accompany my son's lamb and dish both were green beans and peas from a can overcooked and process. The food clearly was old. I complain to the Mexican manager and his answer was that the owner was on vacation. Lunch for 2 was $52.00 we could have gone to Community the new place on Broadway and had really fresh food for very little more. I used to love your place and have been your customer for 30 or more years in the area.
Posted by anonymous on 02/18/2011
Me and my lovely went to Symposum tonight, Friday the 18th. what an evening. the cheese came to us on fire. literally, on fire. It was delicious. we ate there over an hour ago, and we are both still full. mam.
Posted by Columbian on 02/26/2010
The food here is pretty boring--a lot of it is probably not made fresh in house and it tends to be simple in an uninspired rather than an elegant way. The sangria is pretty good but too expensive for a mixture of cheap wine and a few pieces of fruit. The people who run it are nice (but they're not Greek) and the atmosphere is pretty fun. There is much better food within a few blocks of Columbia (Pisticci, Indus Valley, Max Caffe, Amsterdam 106, etc.), but it's fun to go to Symposium every once in a while for a change and for the lively mood of the place.
Posted by Harlem girl on 02/19/2010
My husband and I have come here ever since we started dating, and we love it time and time again. The food is wonderful, every special request is taken care of. We love the atmosphere, the manager is super friendly and knows our names and preferences. (Big shout out to Thassos!) We love the place so much we don't want it to get so popular that it gets overcrowded - so let's keep this our little secret ;-)
Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2009
When I attended school in the area, my friends and I ate there once a week. Now, it's the only restaurant I return to in the area. Honestly, I really only ate one thing there: THE SYMPOSIUM SALAD. It's what they do best and all the reason to go there. It's not a green salad but rather 4 dips, 2 blocks of feta, homemade olives, and the best pita bread i've ever had. The service is always good and the old greek men there are very friendly.