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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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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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November 18, 2017

Great value for money and always so welcoming.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

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 16, 2017

Very good service all around. Happened to go on night with buffet. Lots of variety including gluten free options. Cooked pasta options were average but made to order was great. Excellent dessert choices. Good value overall.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

Excellent service and food. We will be returing to the Hot House.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2017

Best fish and chips EVER - and everything else!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2017

Great evening! As women, we like to share and did last night. We were served individual plates with the split serving. Very thoughtful and considerate. Also offered separate bills without asking! Thank you!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2017

Our server was very outgoing and pleasant. He was quick, informative and all and all made our visit to your restaurant that much nicer. (I wish I could remember his name) to say hats off to him. The food was good, overall a great place to get together.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2017

Great food and excellent service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2017

group setting. Service (normally very timely) was a bit slow this time. We arrived at 11:15, advising that we had to leave by 12:30, however, there were delays in service that meant we did not leave until 12:40, with patrons having to 'inhale' the dessert portion. Food was well received...just needed to be a bit more timely.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

November 9, 2017

Hello Elanor/Arif and the Team: Wow, we are all very HAPPY with the SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE, and the FOOOD, FOOOOOD. and the FOOOOOD. Congratulations, keep-up the good work. With best wishes. Rajan Tharmarajah and the members.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

My friend and I split the calamari. Portion was a little on the small side considering the cost. My friend had the seafood pizza and she enjoyed it. I had a salad with a grilled chicken bread. The salad was okay but a bit on the small side. The chicken breast was dried out and the texture at each end was tough like it had been sitting around for a while. Nice selection of craft beer.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

We had a lovely time. Everything was exceptional. Will definitely be dining there again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2017

Had the same server yesterday and a week prior for another event - he was excellent and very accomodating. Thank you to Hot House for hosting another event for us and for the event staff for organizing. We will be back next year.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2017

My friend and I had a lovely time in your dining room, with friendly attentive service and a lovely private table by the window. The food was alright. My salmon was over cooked and dry, however I wasn't asked how I would like it done, so maybe that was the problem? My friends lasagna on the other hand was hot and delicious. Overall, it was a nice lunch!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

November 2, 2017

The buffet was very good. And so was the service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 31, 2017

My friend and I had superb meals at Hot House. We also enjoyed the house wines very much. As if that weren't enough, carrot cake for dessert was to die for. Hot House provides one of the best dining experiences in TO. We want to come back soon to try the Wednesday night dinner buffet.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

Our server Mark was fantastic! He spent time promoting various menu items & we all enjoyed everything we had. Manhattan Clam Chowder was excellent & the chipotle mussels were as good as ever. We’ll be back next month!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2017

Food and service was very good no complaints.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 27, 2017

Mom and daughter dinner out. We had a great meal and a very relaxed visit with each other. The atmosphere was very comfortable and we could even hear each other talk even though the restaurant was full. We will be back for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2017

Appetizers were okay. For a main I had the butternut squash ravioli. Small portion in a giant bowl. The sauce was good but the ravioli was so overcooked it was falling apart. One of my friends had the prime rib and said it was just okay.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2017

Excellent as always. The wild boar bolognese is highly recommended!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 17, 2017

I enjoyed the dinner, the atmosphere and the location very much. I would go back there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

This restaurant never fails to provide great food, for a reasonable price and with exceptional service. It's my official Go To place for business or with friends. Actually it's so good, I often dine there alone too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

Having our office dinner in the library was a great way to separate us from the rest of the diners. It made the dinner more special to our group. The service was fantastic! I can't remember his name but the main server was funny, charming and delegated his staff exceptionally. The food was very tasty! The dessert was a hit with the staff especially the watermelon sorbet!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2017

Everything was great. Our server was very professional. We will definitely go for our next get together. Thank you

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

October 10, 2017

A great Thanksgiving dinner at the Hot House

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious home-style Thanksgiving dinner at Hot House.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2017

This is our second year of visiting Hot House for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was excellent and we have already decided to go again next year. We are all from the OWN Co-op and visit Hot House often individually. We all love his restaurant and will continue to patronize it for as long as we can.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2017

Been going to this place for years and have NEVER been disappointed... amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2017

Nice go be back at Miller Tavern, last there shen it was Jolly. My brother & sil enjoyed there belated birthday dinners and appreciated the complimentary drinks. We will be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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