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35 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
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open now 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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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December 16, 2017

The food was amazing! We all had a fantastic time, service was great. A number of our group have already asked me to book our holiday dinner here again next year. (But I'll be back before then).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2017

A nice enough restaurant. Great menu options. Willing to accommodate preferences and portion sizes (e.g. cutting a full salad into a 1/2 portion) and that was much appreciated. Food was just a bit...underwhelming and I had hoped for more. The salad of my two colleagues came without dressing. I had to go find someone to bring the dressing that the salads should've been tossed in. The one portion size of pasta was rediculously large (gluttonous/embarrassingly so). The others were regular. Butternut squash ravioli with a sundried tomato sauce was just ok - had hoped for something better tasting. Service - nice enough but not around as much as we usually experience. Had to ask for water (different wait staff). First world problems, I know.. no big deal. It was a nice night out. But, having been requested to write a review, here you are for what it's worth.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

December 14, 2017

Excellent! As always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2017

Fabulous first time experience. Will certainly recommend to anyone I know in, or visiting, Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2017

Very comfortable atmosphere, although a little noisy when we went due to a number of large holiday parties in progress.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 14, 2017

Awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 13, 2017

The flavour matches are wonderful. This restaurant cooks vegetables to perfection. Crisp and flavourful

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2017

Thank you! Fabulous service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 11, 2017

Each time we have joined you for dinner we have had an exceptional experience. The food is superb, there are good wine choices and the wait staff has always been friendly and timely. Our waiter on Saturday was efficient, friendly and had a good sense of humour which makes for a great experience. When the staff are attentive and really seem to care about your experience, it really does make a difference. If we didn't live so far away, we would definitely visit more often!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 11, 2017

Awesome experience ... Food was exceptional and lots to bring home as portions are BIG! Will be going back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2017

The gnocchi dish that my wife and I had was overly salty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2017

Rack of lamb was particularly enjoyable and all the food and service excellent. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2017

Friendly and cozy venue for a get together with friends in a convenient neighbor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 10, 2017

We have been coming to the Hot House for years and years - and always found things just perfect - sometimes there was the odd flaw but we managed to overcome them. We were again there last night for a birthday dinner - it was lovely.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 8, 2017

We have been do our Kris Kringle lunches here for years - always wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2017

Excellent, as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2017

Server was great! Was always there when we needed her.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2017

As usual, our lunch at Hot House was superb! We had Sicilian Gnocchi which as excellent. The young man serving us was a delight. I am going again on Friday with another friend...I'm working my way thru their menu! 😁😁😁

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2017

As usual, everything was wonderful, my favorite place to eat. John Dow

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 4, 2017

This is why we keep coming back. The atmosphere is delightful. The staff is wonderful. The food is great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2017

Best waitress ever and divine food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2017

Another great experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2017

Beyond all expectations. - Last minute increase in number of diners was accommodated and we were still given a table away from the busy noise of the rest of the restaurant for our business lunch. Our server was wonderful - fun and yet professional. Food was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 27, 2017

Great service and great food. Could not ask for a better experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2017

Good value for money

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 20, 2017

Food was not good. My appetizer was luke warm (it was a deep fried chicken thing) on tasteless noodles. I was expecting lots of flavor, textures and hot food. Meals arrived before appetizers were finished. Companion's fish was overcooked. She sent it back and it came back overcooked again. My bolognese was mediocre; the pasta was overcooked. I will not be returning.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

November 19, 2017

Love this place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2017

The staff was great and the servers were quick and attentive despite us being a party of 20 and the restaurant being busy. It was a great experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2017

Our server Raffi was terrific. He was professional and so respectful. He made our dining experience wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious and well presented. We had a great experience at the Hot House Cafe! Thank you!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2017

Great value for money and always so welcoming.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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