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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,

Ratings & Reviews - The Hot House Restaurant & Bar - Est 1994

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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February 21, 2018

We really appreciated your efficiency and the personal attention we received from the owner and manager.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2018

The service and organization were perfect for my big group, the food was fresh and excellent however I would suggest to put some tablecloth for the table when it is an event because the table are not new.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2018

This was my birthday and all went well for which I am very grateful. I like that I can count on the Hot House every time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2018

We had had a rather ill fated lunch at the Hot House before Christmas and left a review that was not favourable. The owner called to apologize, and she invited us to try again. We did. I am pleased to say that we had a wonderful lunch today, Family Day. The restaurant was busy with people enjoying their kids, the atmosphere was cheerful and the service kind and attentive. The food was good, too. The Greek salad was laden with chunks of vegetables and had a very pleasant dressing. The pasta puttanesca was appropriately garlicky and had a generous amount of seafood hiding under the tagliatelle. We had a lovely time. Glad we returned.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

As always, a great experience for the family. There is something (very good) for everyone on the menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

Really enjoyed our pre concert dinner.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Excellent Service and great atmosphere. Lively but not loud.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Valentine's Dinner Buffet with the wife. Same consistent quality as when we had our wedding reception at Hot House in 2006. Cheers!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Toronto area.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

Always a pleasure! Great food and service. Comfortable and quiet which makes it so very easy to talk with friends. Love the cozy booth.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

Been here once before, and this second time was better than the first. Sitting farther from the door so there was no draft, the atmosphere is dim but with a light right over your table, it’s perfect to focus on your significant other. The service was amazing, not to fast or not to slow. The food was impeccable, lots of it and a good variety.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

Never fails to impress.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2018

My friends and i were there for Winterlicious. We had a great time. Both the food and service was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 7, 2018

It was a wonderful meal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Hot House. The Winterlicious menu was diverse and delicious! PLus our son got an extra dessert for his birthday , so he was very happy. Thanks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2018

Enjoyed our meal and great server

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

Staff was incredible and accommodating. We went for winterlicious. I just feel like maybe the saad could've been better, the bacon on top was on the verge of being burned. Also, the steak I got was supposed to be 6 oz but looked to be about 4 oz.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2018

All good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2018

Wonderful as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Outstanding winerlicious 3 course meal. Try the lamb shank- slow cooked and the meat just fell from the bone. Exceptional value. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

We have been coming for 24 years. Service, food, ambience friendly staff always. Ric & Chris

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Always an excellent meal and service at Hot House Cafe. We've been visiting there for over 25 years (it used to called Pat and Mario's) and we continue to go back for more. Long may HHC remain in Toronto!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2018

Food and service very good but a bit of a wait for drinks...

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 27, 2018

Great service, attentive staff, a lovely afternoon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Everything was great except the food. I could have gotten a better steak from a grocery store and it was more than $35. Not their normal standard. Creme brulee was great though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2018

All excellent, as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2018

Always the best food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2018

Raffi was our Server. Made recommendations for wine and food which were greatly appreciated. We took advantage of the VIP 50% off food promo for January and our experience was great! Thanks as always, Kay

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2018

Our waiter was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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