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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,
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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.3/5
  • Service: 4.1/5
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Had a great time doing a paint night here

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Mary D
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My family was in Toronto for a staycation and very much enjoyed the Sunday morning brunch. Was promptly seated as we had a reservation, staff was very personable and even gave us some recommendations during our trip. Would definitely recommend but make sure you make a reservation for the Sunday brunch.

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Restaurantica12
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Not so "Hot" House Cafe

Booked supper for Winterlicious 2013 with high expectations based on website reviews. We were seated promptly and our waitress was there in a quick time to take our drink order. She brought water while the sommelier (?) was getting our wine. Our food order was taken. Their "Caesar” salad was too garlicky for me. The surf and turf (8 oz NY Strip loin and one jumbo shrimp on a skewer) was okay, although I don't think the cut of meat was very good. Also, I asked for mine to be done medium well and it was closer to medium rare. Side with the steak (fries for me, mashed for the bf and vegetables) were fine. I may give this place another chance and order off the regular menu. The wine (a Chilean Carmenere) was wonderful. Service decent (although getting the bill was slow). The servers should be told not to wear strong perfume/cologne. It was overpowering and really ruined what was already a disappointing meal.

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Jerowe R
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Overall a great experience

Come here for brunch!

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Restaurantica12
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Wednesday all you can eat

This is a great place for an all you can eat buffet. The choices are enough to satisfy anyone pallet. The desert table is great.

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Restaurantica12
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Sunday Jazz Brunch is more Lunch than Breakfast. I went there just this past weekend with a friend, and I was a bit let down that the only "breakfasty" foods were breads, omlettes, fruits, and waffles (technically in the dessert section of the buffet). I didn't get to try any of the "lunch" items, but there seemed to be lots of variety. I would only recommend going to the Sunday Brunch for lunch.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Came here for Summerlicious 2009. Great food...

Came here for Summerlicious 2009. Great food! We ordered everything from the menu and all was good. The portions for the main dish was surprisingly large for a summerlicious menu - my chicken was huge, I couldn't finish it. If you are going for summerlicious I recommend the tiramisu for dessert and the crab cakes for the apps! I would recommend an entree but all four choices turned out to be great. (All for only $25, what a great price!)

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Best Sunday Jazz Brunch

You will not be disappointed by the spread of delectable pastries, seafood, meat, salads, made-to-order eggs, and desserts. All for less than $20, it'll last you til dinner time! The atmosphere is also great but do expect a lineup. Well worth it!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Amazing Brunch Buffet

I recommend the Hot House weekend brunch buffet to every who goes to Toronto. The selection was fantastic. Delicious breakfast favourites, pastas, salads, breads, cheeses, meats, and so much more. Dessert buffet that calls for seconds. We can't wait to go back.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Excellent buffet, so much variety!! The dessert...

Excellent buffet, so much variety!! The dessert buffet is amazing...save room!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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They handled a large party of nearly 20 quite...

They handled a large party of nearly 20 quite efficiently. I found the food to be oversauced and tangier than it needed to be. Apparently they're known for their pasta dishes.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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May 26, 2017

As usual, everything from the ease of booking, the first person's arrival to the groups send off, everything was "FIRST CLASS!". A big thank you to Andrew and Patti for the care and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 25, 2017

Great food and great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2017

We had a very nice table and two wonderful servers. The food was really good. We are looking forward to coming there for Sunday brunch one day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Very enjoyable visit. The food was great and the staff were friendly and happily accommodated a last-minute change in plans

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2017

Our waitress was very patient with us and accommodating. Food was amazing. Portions are huge so go for lunch sizes always! Great prices too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2017

Fantastic experience. Service and food amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Excellent service, tasty meal in the very nice atmosphere, upscale casual environment, had a dinner before the show. Parked at adjacent Indigo parking garage for only $7.00 Very happy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 9, 2017

I brought a group of my band students and parents to Toronto for our spring trip. We had dinner at the Hot House Restaurant before going to the Royal Conservatory. I can't say enough about the food, service and atmosphere. Hot House easily accommodated our grip, and did so with great professionalism. The food was outstanding, and the service exemplary. It is worth noting that we were running rather late for our reservation, and pressed for time, and yet the staff and management took great care of our group! Did I mention that the food was excellent? I highly recommend Hot House for any occasion, but especially if you have a group!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

Always great food and service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 7, 2017

This was my first time at The Hot House and you exceeded all my expectations. My clients have not stopped calling, emailing or texting to share their positive glowing comments. The food was fantastic and so full of flavor. Your staff was attentive to all their needs and did so with a smile and humor. Thank you so much for making the end of our day in Toronto a great day!! I can't wait to come back. Also working with Erin was a pleasure!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2017

Service very good. Lots of food options.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2017

A party for 30 people. The 2 serves were pleasant, helpful and provided excellent service. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2017

We come to this restaurant very often. Something was really off last night...very disappointed

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

April 27, 2017

Great dinner buffet Wednesday nights.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 25, 2017

We loved everything, the ambiance, the service and especially the food - we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2017

I have been going to The Hothouse Restaurant for years. I know the owner! This place is so comfortable and the menu is extensive, something for everyone, seriously! The food isn't super fancy, and sometimes you dont want super fancy, you just want dependable good food. This is it. The wine list is great too. It is a perfect place for a large group or for just two friends to catch up with each other. The staff is always lovely.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2017

Meaghan was very engaging and provided first rate service! We will most definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2017

I liked the fact that the restaurant wasn't really noisy so we could have a pleasant lunch. Service was good and the food was fine. Choices for vegetarians and omnivores.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 23, 2017

Great food, attentive service. Always consistently good!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2017

We always enjoy the atmosphere and the food at your establishment.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 21, 2017

Matthew our server was polite and just awesome. We will definitely come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 21, 2017

Thanks so much for the wonderful pizza, and for being so accommodating in helping us transport to our venue! Cheers! Fanshawe College, Theatre Arts Performance

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2017

Good salad bar could have had more lettuce, main meal great chicken, roast beef was tough, would have been nice have a fish option. Desert was beautiful and delicious I would have liked ice cream with the hot apple crumble.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 20, 2017

Always excellent Very good chocolate cake

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2017

I see no way to improve the meal and service at the Hot House because it is excellent. All of the staff make each person feel special and welcomed. The quality and food variety is outstanding! We will be back without a doubt!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2017

Tasty gluten-free meal. I felt confident by the service that my food allergies were seriously recognized.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2017

We had our wedding ceremony and reception dinner at the Hot House on April 15th and I don't think we could have picked a better place in downtown Toronto. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful menu, wine and in particular how friendly and professional the team in the Hot House are. Andrew, Erin and the staff there helped us from start to finish to make our day stress free and enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Hot House, the atmosphere in there is wonderful and the food is delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2017

Is perfect for gluten free options! Have a pizza gluten free!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 17, 2017

Food was not the greatest Pasta was undercooked Rice pilaf and potatos had a burnt taste to it Ran out of salad Service was good though (waitstaff) Overall was disappointing visit. Do not think will go back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

April 16, 2017

We always enjoy ourselves with you. Thanks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

A Toronto culinary landmark for nearly 20 years, The Hot House uses the freshest ingredients to serve an eclectic menu in a big, bright and airy space. For Winterlicious, their menu includes options such as house-made chicken liver pâté, Norwegian cod braised in a Spanish inspired broth, and a Nutella crème brûlée.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

A Toronto culinary landmark for nearly 20 years, The Hot House uses the freshest ingredients to serve an eclectic menu in a bright and airy space. Their three-course Winterlicious menu features a wide variety of dishes such as arancini, a stuffed short rib meatball, Calabrese pizza, a jerk chicken sandwich and Nutella crème brûlée.

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