HOTHOUSE

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CAN$30 and under
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Welcome to HOTHOUSE, one of Toronto's destination food and wine eateries. We nourish your family like we would our own, and believe quality food shouldn't break the bank. Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many of the city's iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots and are in close proximity to the Financial and Theatre districts.

HOTHOUSE offers a multicultural menu reflective of our city's diversity. With local produce at our doorstep, we offer fresh food with a sophisticated wine and cocktail menu to match. Whether you're joining us for a romantic dinner for two or hosting your family at our famous brunch buffet, a warm welcome awaits you.

WEDNESDAY GOURMET BUFFET
Feast with us every Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 pm.

SUNDAY BRUNCH
Don't miss our award-winning brunch buffet with live jazz music. For all Sunday reservations, please call us at 416-366-7800.

Private Dining

Great food is the foundation of every noteworthy event. Whether you're hosting a corporate dinner or private event, HOTHOUSE delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Our venues host a range of capacities up to 350 people. Share your event needs and we'll craft a uniquely catered celebration.

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What 993 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was extremely exceptional food was great

GG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Accommodating. Good food. Prompt service. Good ambience. Certainly expect to return in future

S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best for Sunday brunch. Something for everyone!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food great service

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were greeted upon entering & it was very welcoming. Got seated in a booth which I had requested online...so glad. To top it off we had an amazing waiter called Liam, very warm, funny, pleasant & quick. Service was awesome!

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

This place used to be so good. It was “the restaurant” I’d choose to impress important guests.

Now, everything looks and tastes like it was prepared from a frozen mix.

JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner before the Leaf game

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Hothouse is a great standby for pre theatre dinners. Efficient service, extensive menu and good quality food. We were early enough in the evening to snag a window table with views over Front Street.

AG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've been coming to the Hot House for years. It never disappoints.

JJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful time, great service, and highly recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was fantastic like always . Many thanks

ED
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been coming to Hothouse for many years and often bring friends there. Always a pleasant experience in every way.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice round table for eight. Great to have vegan options - even cake. Draught beer selection was good. Service was attentive.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, beautiful environment and delicious food.

OT
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food wasn’t what we expected

JM
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

I felt like I had wondered into a tourist restaurant. I guess being on Front Street I should have thought better than to make this reservation. The food was mediocre at best. Our server was great and attentive and the $8 martinis were pretty good. But with so many choices in Toronto, I don't need to go back to Hothouse again.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

I have been to the hothouse many times and have never had such bad service. The food was fantastic. Our server was extremely slow and it was not busy enough for that to be an excuse. He forgot to order 2 salad entrees and it took him 15 minutes to come back to the table after all of our other entrees were delivered for us to tell him the salads hadn’t shown up yet. It took almost 30 minutes from when the hot entrees were delivered to when the salad entrees arrived. There was no apology, no offer to take care of the bill for these salads and no manager to come over to check on us. He did not bring fresh bread to the table, I had to ask after my meal arrived, my water was never replenished. I will go again but if the service is the same, I will not return.

PJ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Salmon add on for a salad is a ridiculous $14. Highest I’ve seen at a restaurant downtown. My friend had the jambalaya and there was barely any rice. I will pass on hot house for lunches going forward but still enjoy their brunch on Sundays

RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looked after my request for a round table in a quieter area.Great service and great food.
Well done. Thank you.

GH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Hot House is a great place to meet friends for a catch up.. easy to talk , food was tasty but not fancy . Waiter was very experienced and gave us time to chat and order at our own pace.. Bottle of wine half price on Tuesday!

C
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience at the Sunday brunch. We visited from the states! Friends won’t stop raving about the food here!

F
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!!! I came here for brunch with my two friends at 9:15 (we came 30 minutes early) and were seated anyways. It was amazing.

d
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The beer menu was completely useless because they had none of the first 3 I ordered. Updating the menu might be in order. A conference had just walked in without any reservations so it was quite loud but that isn’t Hot House’s fault.

The awesome service and awesome food helped overcome those issues. I’ve been here before and would happily return again.

SI
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Below average food quality.

AK
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The service and ambience was great. Food was decent. Unfortunately my poke dish didn't seem fresh and was overly salt.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Missed our appetizers.

PF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Our waiter was excellent. The food was very tasty and I will come back next time in Toronto

R
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Food was not great. Had the super salad but it wasn’t great. Mush on spinach

LF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Saturday brunch was not good...food presentation and quality not impressive, I expected more from
A place with such nice ambiance...disappointed
And not coming back. The food looked like it was thrown on the plate....

JP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have dined at HOTHOUSE many times over the past 10 years and have always enjoyed everything about the restaurant.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have had many happy events at Hothouse. We had great time. Was very busy so servers very busy but most pleasant. Thanks for having turkey special.

TK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the second time we've had thankgiving dinner at Hot House.
Booking was easy.
Our table was ready on time. The service was pleasant and attentive .
Our dinners were delivered quickly and piping hot . Food quality was excellent.
All in all, a very nice dining experience.
I would definitely come back to Hot House on future trips to Toronto.

PZ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went there on Thanksgiving sunday for their thanksgiving special; the turkey entree was very tasty and BIG, the seafood chowder wasn’t the typical cream base soup but more like vegetable fish soup which was very tasty too; the dessert was apple crisp, not bad taste but could be hotter, it served with ice cream but the oats and apples were just lukewarm.. the restaurant was packed with two buses of guests showed up at once so it’s noisy but they are well staffed so everything went quickly. We asked for a table at a quiet corner using OpenTable, they delivered exactly that, very pleased.. will go again for sure...

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was tasty and nicely presented. But if you have any food allergies/restrictions, beware. I have Celiac and my husband is dairy-free. The waiter was less than helpful when we asked what would be safe - he simply referred us to the menu icons. I ordered the jerk cauliflower as it was labeled gluten free. However I always ask if food would be safe for me, he answered yes. So when it arrived I realized I didn't confirm the fryer, if it was gluten free. When I asked (before I ate it, thank goodness) the waiter said it was not a dedicated fryer and would not be safe. I take full responsibility for my food choices, but in a big city and big restaurant I expected a higher standard upfront. My husband wasn't so lucky - something he ate gave him a reaction.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall good. The sweet potato fries were a bit over done.

TA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this restaurant. Will definitely be returning.
Food was great as was the friendly service.
Atmosphere is very pleasant.
Good for vegetarians, and meat lovers alike.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m Soo glad I managed to find this place, I had a great experience and can’t wait to go back. Awesome Sunday brunch!

KA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservations were easy. Food was amazing. Service was friendly and welcoming.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a great experience. Food amazing as always.
Disappointed with the cheesecake looks like you changed the supplier or something. It was much better before.
Other than that service and food were amazing.

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