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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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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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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

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

A great Thanksgiving dinner at the Hot House

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 10, 2017

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

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

October 9, 2017

Awesome Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2017

Had a great Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 9, 2017

We had the fixe price Thanksgiving Dinner - excellent food and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu Nicely priced I love this restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

Staff was extremely friendly and service was quick. Ordered the apples and frisee salad and the pizza il diavolo. Pizza was tasty and of good size however the salad I felt did not have enough of apples, walnuts and cherries to make it whole sum for a meal given the price of the dish. I would visit again but try something else other than salads.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

We enjoyed dining on the patio; likely a final dinner outdoors this season.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2017

An amazing anniversary with my wife. Great spot great location beautiful Drjnks. Way to go!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

The food, atmosphere and and service was excellent as usual!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

I was very disappointed in the quality of the food and the service. I've been many times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. I've recommend it to many people that have also enjoyed. I ordered Spagettini with rapini and olive oil. When it can the pasta was stuck together, so obviously not enough olive oil on it. The worst part though was the amount of salt that had been used. It was so salty that I had to send it back. At that point we didn't have long before we had to leave for our show. The manager was standing there asking me to order something else, so I just asked for crab cakes. We then paid the bill and left. I was surprised that the manager didn't take care of my bill for me, which was not high, as the dinner experience had pretty much been ruined. Very disappointed in my experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

October 1, 2017

Great, fast service and delicious food! Recommend highly!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

I have been to the Hot House many times and this is the first time that I have been disappointed with the quality of the food. Both my friend and myself did not enjoy our entrées and I found this surprising since I had enjoyed both of these selections on other visits.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

October 2, 2017

Great as always, I think this is the third business lunch we've hosted in the Library, and as always, food was great, service was great, no problems. Looking forward to coming back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2017

Thank you guys for making my special day so special! i was impressed by the atmosphere at the restaurant, that was my bridal shower, every body were there to say congrats to me, helping out with family picturs...wow! that was really awesome the time spent with you guys. HIGH FIVE!!!! Thanks again and well done!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2017

Very nice enjoyed every moment of tht place EXCELLENT

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2017

Really bad food, never go back there again. Our salad had old greens and chicken looks and taste not fresh at all.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

September 23, 2017

Food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 24, 2017

We have our writers' group quarterly at this venue. The food and service is always excellent. I highly recommend the Mimosas!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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