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35 Church St, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
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  • $11 To $25,
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...

Opening Hours

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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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September 22, 2017

Excellent, friendly great food and location. I think our guests loved it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2017

Foos, as always, excellent. Service was friendly, pleasant and efficient.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2017

The whole experience was pleasant. Since the beginning the staff was helpful and very professional . We had a big group (80 guests) and we were able to have a private room for our function. Service was great, the servers were always checking on us and making sure all guests were having a good time and not waiting too long for drinks. Meals were served on time and the managers organized the tables to avoid delays and long lines at the buffet. Also, the restaurant made special dishes for our guests with dietary restrictions! Food was just delicious! Nothing to complain about. Everything, from booking to event was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

Great waitress but the salad could have been fresher. Also could not use the wifi it was down.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 18, 2017

Great food, service, and value for money.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

Great spot while in Toronto. Had the ribs and they were tender, juicy and tasty. Only thing better was the great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2017

Very good experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2017

The service, atmosphere, and food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2017

The food was great and the service outstanding!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2017

My husband and I had our reception at the Hot House on Sept 2/17. Our family and friends had a great time, lots of good reviews on the food. Communication with all staff was quick and pleasant. Erin and the Managers on duty (for our menu tasting, meetings with our decorator etc...) were very welcoming and nice to work with. Even if there was a miscommunication, it was fixed immediately. The servers had a lot of requests and handled our guest very well. The dance floor was on fire at the end of the night, it was awesome. The Hot House should be considered for any event you would like to host.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2017

I hosted a cocktail party for 75 guests at the Hot House and the experience was perfect from beginning to end. The events manager at the restaurant was very easy to work with, gave me all of the information and advice I needed, and put together a fantastic event. The event itself went really smoothly, and my guests raved about the venue and the food. The service couldn't have been better--the manager was very friendly and checked in with me several times throughout the evening. The servers were all helpful, friendly, and efficient. It was a great evening, and I couldn't have been happier with the food, venue, or service. I highly recommend the Hot House for any meal and especially as an event venue!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2017

Despite assurances that our CanStage discount would be applied, we realized after leaving the restaurant that it had not happened. Sorry we left a generous tip.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

September 10, 2017

A long time favourite!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2017

Fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2017

Food was delicious and service was amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2017

Hot House hosted my wedding dinner and I was happy how everything turned out. The only thing was the space for the amount of guest was a little small and maybe how the tables were arranged could have fixed that. Overall, all my guest were happy and loved the food. My husband and I are glad we chose this restaurant for our special day and look forward to visiting regularly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 8, 2017

Excellent meal! Always enjoy eating here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2017

I have always enjoyed Brunch at Hothouse. I was excited that they were having a Buffet Brunch on the Monday of a long weekend and very disappointed in the so limited food choices/selection.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

September 5, 2017

Service was outstanding!!!! Also food was well prepared and bery good however not enough bread options and no yoghurt!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2017

We took our family from Calgary out for dinner to Hot House and it was a perfect evening. The buffet was excellent, the service exceptional and the overall atmosphere was fun without being too loud. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2017

... I should have asked the server if there was supposed to be a dressing on my Shawarma Salad, but guest and I were into very animated conversation. (It was like grazing across a very dry meadow.)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 28, 2017

Absolutely one of the best meals I have had at a restaurant in a while. Made my Toronto trip experience fantastic. Excellent service and top quality food...I highly recommend this place for any meal experience!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2017

Top quality food and great service. Never fails to deliver. Freshly made pasta and sauces are top notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2017

We had a good time, we've been been to the Restuarant several times and always had a good time

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2017

was leading group tour of 30. Wonderful service; Gwen was our hostess and she was welcoming and efficient. The food was way above average -- every one of our group -- and we have a couple of fussies -- was thrilled. I hope Routes Adventures keeps Hot House on future programs. A big hit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2017

A great stop for family and friends. Sunday brunch with live jazz is a must

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2017

Great restaurant! Booked a table in the shade for the eclipse viewing and it was perfect. Service was prompt, efficient and very professional. They brought over an extra umbrella. We enjoyed the eclipse and the wonderful food and desserts.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2017

Family visiting from out of town so we needed to find a place where there was lots of different choices. Missed the previous extensive menu. However Hot House didn't disappoint. Still good selection. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Server was great. She was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Food always good and prices reasonable. Will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2017

We rented the atrium space for an event and were thrilled with the space, the appetizers, and most of all the service!! Nothing but wonderful things to say!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2017

Loved it all - as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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