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35 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
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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,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Group Reservation,
  • Online Menu,
  • Online Reservation,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
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Atmosphere

  • Upscale,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Catering,
  • Hospitality Events,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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January 19, 2018

We had a lovely evening. Our waiter, Ahmed, was very friendly, helpful and well organized.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2018

excellemt service and great food as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 19, 2018

Great food, great staff, wonderful atmosphere, just simply the best!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2018

The reason that I picked this restaurant for a going-away lunch was that I knew from previous experience that they would do it right and they didn't disappoint. We ended up with 18 attendees; only 16 RSVP'd but they were able to accommodate the drop-ins. We had a private room at the back with a welcome message on the chalk board. Nothing but good reviews from my co-workers, unlike the previous function at a different restaurant in the neighbourhood. I love the food here are they are more than capable of accommodating business functions. Highly recommended at any time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 17, 2018

Everything was amazing! The atmosphere was perfect, the food was spectacular, and the servers were very friendly, attentive, and accomodating. It was a very fun night out and I would recommend to anyone looking for delicious food in a beautiful setting.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 14, 2018

Service was great, food was great, the place is huge, take advantage of the chef specials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 5, 2018

A fantastic restaurant. Food has amazing flavour!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 5, 2018

We thought that the Cosmopolitan Martini were very skimpy even if they were only $7,,

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2018

Nothing ever changes here - ALWAYS great service, food and experience. Keep up the good work.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2018

Our private post-secondary institution consistently reserves Hot House for our small graduation gatherings. Whether we use the buffet or prix fixe option, we are never disappointed. Great atmosphere, caring and invested servers, and delicious, reasonably priced food and drinks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2018

I always enjoy the atmosphere and food at Hot House. It was great to be back on New Year’s Eve.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2018

Holidays menu should be richer and more varied, it sort of fell short this year.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 29, 2017

The bread is always out of the oven and good and hot. We had rib eyes. Very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 28, 2017

steak was perfectly cooked; service was spectacular; a bit loud but that is a testament to how popular a place this restaurant is. would definitely return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2017

Christopher is a great server.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 24, 2017

Went for a pre Christmas dinner with family. (4) Ordered one Shrimp Appetizer that was 15 dollars that turned out to be 3 Shrimp and cabbage. Although the food was good ( Not anything exceptional) the service by Arturo was excellent. Just over priced for the meal we had. $220 with (4) six ounce glasses of wine.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2017

Especially enjoyed the cauliflower appetizer

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2017

There is no place like the Hot House .... amazing food and wonderful ambiance !! This is my comment and the comments of all 75 guests. Thank you Andrew, Elinor and staff !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 24, 2017

Enjoyed the buffet dinner. Service was top notch!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2017

Amazing food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2017

We old friends had a great time and we're treated exquisitely! Thanks Hot House.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 22, 2017

An awesome place to hold our holiday dinner for our Toronto office; the Wednesday night buffet worked out well as not everyone could leave from work at the same time. The service was top notch, the servers pouring the wine did it so seamlessly. Highly recommend this place and in fact, returning for New Year's dinner with my family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 21, 2017

I met a friend for lunch on December 20. There were lots of larger parties about, but our food service was fast and the waiter was on top of refilling drinks and water. The food was delicious and our waiter was amazing. I have been to Hot House several times over the last six years. I keep coming back because of the phenomenal service and great food. Keep up the great work!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

WONDERFUL AS USUAL. MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN TOWN - MY SECOND HOME.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

I use this restaurant for a lot of business entertainment as well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

Nice spot! Definitely come back and will reccomend it!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 19, 2017

Good food, friendly and competent service --- same as always!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2017

Originally the reservation was for 10 people. I expressed concern that more may show up and the hostess said "we will make it work". Ultimately, 15 people showed and they made it work without hesitation. Individual bill were provided for all and service was excellent. A great and easy experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 18, 2017

We had a lot of great comments about the food and how delicious it was from our guest. The waitress and waiter were very helpful and accommodating for our last minute request. Nothing but good things to say.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2017

Even though a very busy Friday night everything was fine, staff highly professional and polite. Food and service excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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