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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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June 21, 2017

we had a great time!! thank you.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 20, 2017

Great location in trendy area of downtown TO. Service was quick and friendly right from showing up. Had the Jumbalaya and it was excellent as recommended. Tiramisu was delicious and the coffee was fresh and tasty. Will hopefully get there again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

Great as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

Very efficient service. Catered to our group of 12 people.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2017

We sat at the bar and the service was great, thanks Vinney! I was introduced to a wheat beer on tap, which was delicious! The food was good and served very quickly. I'll be back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2017

This restauarant is always great on every count. Very reliable that way. Food quality, atmosphere and service. Group feedback is always very positive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2017

Service was terrible. Waited over an hour for our food, despite the restaurant being half empty. Some of our party were late returning to work. After waiting about 40 minutes we were given one breadbasket for our party of 10. No apology from management. Server was polite but kept forgetting to bring things we asked for. Food was decent, some dishes a little heavy on the garlic.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

June 12, 2017

Our office party this past Friday was perfect! The staff were amazing and extremely helpful, and the food was delicious and plentiful. Thank you!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2017

Great server. Don't know his name but was bald with a beard. We have been to your restaurant many times and will continue to eat there. Very good pasta and atmosphere. We were by the window so a great view.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2017

The waiter was a lovely young man, who did a very good job. He went out of his way to give me a half decaf, half caf coffee. The food, on the other hand, was below par. Although the chicken was okay, the salad lettuce was not fresh, and the dressing fairly tasteless, not what I would have expected. The restaurant is just too big and I don't think they can serve that many people and do a good job.I had the sense that the wait staff generally was very stressed, our waiter being the exception. I definitely will not go there again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

June 9, 2017

Friendly staff and great service. Nice and bright inside makes for a great atmosphere. Food was excellent, great variety, and top notch quality. First visit with a group of 10, we will definitely use again for future groups.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2017

Repeat customer and will always be, excellent all round., will definitely highly recommend this place to all my friends/families/colleagues. Keep it up Melanie

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 8, 2017

Everything was fantastic! Organizing and setting up the event was easy, the food was delicious, the staff was attentive, and nothing went awry. I would recommend the Hot House to anyone looking for an event venue.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

Very attentive staff, great experience all together and to add all the food was delicious. Would highly recommend your establishment to coworkers and friends. Thank You.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2017

Service and ambiance were excellent, as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2017

What a wonderful place to hold an event. We had a conference wrap-up party at Hot House and the service was outstanding. So much communication in preparation, and such smooth operations. This restaurant is centrally located, accessible (very hard in Toronto, with most washrooms often down stairs), and willing to do separate payments (not many restaurants in Toronto do this for large parties). Good food, too!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2017

One of my favourite dining places in Toronto.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2017

Wait staff was pleasant and friendly. Excellent service and wonderful food! Interestering and different food selection all prepared well :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2017

We had the food catered to a condo, therefore atmosphere doesn't apply.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2017

The service was great. My friend and I enjoyed our meals.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2017

We had an enjoyable brunch. Good food, good service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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