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35 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
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  • $11 to $25,
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, The Hothouse is in close proximity to the city's Financial and Theatre districts, and is within walking distance of the Bluma Theatre, the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre and many other major Toronto attractions, theatre and Sports/Concert venues. The Hothouse offers an inviting, spacious and flexible accommodation making it the ideal venue for a small intimate gathering to a corporate dinner from 200, the flexible dining and drinking spaces can be altered to suit any event. Each area within the restaurant retains its own individual charm and depending on the type of occasion you are hosting, from dinner with clients to cocktails with colleagues, you will find the perfect atmosphere within. If you can imagine the enjoyment you'll have, we can arrange everything else. more...

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Restaurant type

  • Restaurant & Bar,
  • Coffee shop,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Gluten free options,
  • Vegetarian options,
  • Brunch,
  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Restaurant with terrace,
  • Restaurant with live entertainment,

Atmosphere

  • Upscale,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Online reservation,
  • Events,
  • Group functions,
  • Catering,
  • Patio,
  • WiFi,
    • Wheelchair,
  • more...
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March 25, 2017

We were eating a little early, before going out to the theatre, so the place was far quieter than usual. That said, the service and our food were both excellent. I have no trouble recommending this restaurant to anyone. We had a great time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2017

Had drinks and appetizers at one table and dinner at another. The service at the first table was as good as it gets. Thanks for a great experience. Bob Evans

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2017

Great lunch. All 4 of us, loved our meals. Service was on point, and the overall experience was well above average. Good option when in the area. Would definitely come back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 23, 2017

The Hot House was BY FAR the easiest place to make a reservation for a group of 10 in downtown Toronto. I made the reservation online without any problems. Hot House called to confirm and inform us that there was a buffet on Wednesdays to make sure we were OK with that. We had a nice table, quiet enough for us to talk. That is not always feasible with a group of 10 people. Service was great. Food was good and there was enough variety to please everyone! One person in our group had a dinner planned for a group at a different restaurant that week and changed his reservation to the Hot House.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2017

We had a hair in two baskets of pita breads that we ordered. A little annoyed that price fix meal was sold out yet when asked to replace it with a cheaper meal off the menu server had to check with manager and would do it for $2 more. Made no sense. Luckily our service went to bat for us and the meal was given at the fixed price. Food not quite up to standard with the cost. Hardly any lamb in the lamb stew. We've had better visits.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 19, 2017

EXCELLENT experience from beginning to end (and they charged my phone!)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

Best corned beef I've ever had

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2017

Great food. The cappeleti and pizza were especially good. Also loved the cheese platter and roasted potatoes. The pasta bar is a great idea! I would recommend adding more vegetarian options.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 13, 2017

I was going to write anyway. We came from Perth and Huron counties annually to attend an annual meeting and we always pick a downtown restaurant for our delegation dinner. Unanimously our delegation thought this was our best dinner in years. Server Kathleen was outstanding in her service, in helping deal with food sensitivities, in her friendliness and interest in us. We were blessed to have Kathleen assigned to our table. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Thank you thank you thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Food was very good. We shared the beet salad, and entrees we ordered were the butternut squash raviolo and wild boar boulagnase. Delicious. Only problem was not sure what the point of having a reservation is, as we waited almost 20 min for a table and a couple who came in after us with no reservation were seated at the same time as us.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 3, 2017

Great...real nice place...

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 26, 2017

The hostess and waiter were amazing. The atmosphere was warm. The food was okay, not that great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

We were a Iarge group with food restrictions and young children, and our server was helpful, friendly and patient. The food was tasty, and the portions generous. A warm, welcoming place. Thanks for everything!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2017

My first visit to Hot House restaurant was really impressive. I really admired the interior decor and the dim lights at night which set the right mood for a warm dinner with my friends. I'm a very picky eater but I like new tastes at the same time so this is the kind of restaurant you'd want to go to- just a uniquely delicious twist of familiar meals. Apart from that, the staff are really warm. Definitely a go-to spot for dinner with friends and other loved ones.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2017

A group of about a dozen of us come every month. We have been doing it for several years now so that is a testament to the fact that we like the service, the atmosphere and the food. They always take good care of us.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2017

great service and we always enjoy the food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2017

As always a good experience. However, our favourite remains the Sunday Brunches.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2017

Above average middle-of-the-road restaurant. Nice location. Overall very good value.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 21, 2017

ALWAYS a great place for food, service and atmosphere. Been going for years. BEST Sunday brunch ever!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2017

Service was fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2017

Table was a bit cramped - table for 4 but there were 5 of us. Service was very good and attentive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2017

Good food and great service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 18, 2017

My first time at Hot House, and definitely won't be my last. What a charming restaurant. Great location, as we were going to the Sony Centre after dinner (just 5 minute walk away). The food was superb. Our server was very welcoming and informative. Prices were very reasonable. We chose the fixed price menu. It was a very pleasing experience to dine at The Hot House. Can't wait to go back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Our FIELDS TRIPS group stopped in at the Hot House Cafe for yet another stellar repeat performance before heading off to see 'Cabaret.' Our group of 40 was met by the staff and very well taken care of. The food was hot and delicious and people were still raving about it on the way home. Well done!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

The Hot House is my favourite restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Fantastic meal, excellent service. The Jambalaya was delicious!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Me and my boyfriend came here for our first time on Valentine's Day. We had three courses and everything was amazing. The prices were so reasonable aswell. We will definitely be back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

An amazing experience. Top notch service, our waiter was excellent. All 4 of us ordered the surf and turf weekend special, a bottle of Silk & Oak red wine (recommended by our waiter) and everything was phenomenal. A very enjoyable and memorable evening. Thank you Dale McKelvey

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

I had a reservation here on Saturday to host my birthday dinner. The food was amazing, definitely recommend any of the pasta dishes as it's fresh pasta. Service was great. He was efficient and very accommodating. Never felt like we were being rushed to leave. Would definitely recommend this place!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2017

Family sort of place. Comfortable. Really liked the food!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

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