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HOTHOUSE

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1142 reviews
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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.

Patio at the HOTHOUSE is open now. We are currently not taking reservations. Seating available on first come first
serve basis.



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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1142 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christi
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They were able to accommodate my service dog and go above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They placed us AWAY from the dog friendly area (reduce distractions), in a shady area so she could stay cool, brought her water, and were very friendly with us (I’ve experienced places where they make it seem like a burden to accommodate us but HotHouse was fantastic and did not make us feel like a burden at all). The food was good, the ambience was good, but the service was fantastic!!

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JenniferN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Lovely patio and space during 2020 summer season. Good Neighbourhood spot with excellent service. Menu needs some updating and better variety. Food was ok but not inspiring. Had the Thai Bowl and it was bland. No tamarind?
Would still recommend spot. Pizza’s are good. Service great and seating and spacing excellent.

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vipTrish
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent Mojitos and amazingly clean!! All servers wore masks, menus are scanned onto your phones and utensils individually wrapped. Each table and seat wiped down after every customer.

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Song
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

For a superfood salad priced at $19, I expected more than two grapes and two pieces of broccoli. 99% lettuce. Not filling and over priced.

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RR2003
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first restaurant meal after the lockdown ended. Servers wore masks and checked your health on entry. That's normal these days. The server was attentive without being obtrusive, had a good sense of humour and great personality. The meals were good as usual at the Hot House, but great when shared with friends after so long apart. The tables are well spaced to keep distance so everything was quieter and more intimate with your friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great!

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RickV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio area is already open and it is very nice. Food and service was excellent. I recommend this restaurant. Happy to continue supporting our businesses in the city.

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RussianFoodie
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food options! Loved the half priced wine special on Tuesdays.

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Montgomery
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant pandemic measures implemented made our first summer patio experience very welcoming, comfortable, and enjoyable. Will definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

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EatWell
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and customer service. All the staff were very friendly and handled the extra safety precautions needed at this time.

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EarlG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was pleasant, relaxed, professional and a pleasure to deal with. We had a delicious, I rushed dinner before our event. Thank you Arturo!

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MayBride2013
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scotty is the absolute best. The food and service is wonderful but the main reason I love going is because of wonderful Scotty!

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vipGiannaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Over the years I must’ve eaten at the Hot House nearly 100 times. It is always excellent with maybe two instances the entire time that the food wasn’t really excellent. Of late the calamari is not very good but everything else is superb. The hot house is our go to for many many events. We’re so lucky to have it in the neighborhood.

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vipthetravelmuncher
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Rob was very attentive and nice. The food options were good.

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CarissaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Took 2 kids and hubby to Sunday brunch. It was $140 for all 4 of us. There was a decent selection of food and it all tasted delicious. We stuffed ourselves silly. Our server, Rob, was great and attentive. The 2 guys making the omelettes were extremely polite as well. We went at a good time, 09h30, as the restaurant was empty. When we left at 11h00, it was really starting to fill in and I was so glad I reserved for an early start. We literally had the place to ourselves. I feel it's extremely over-priced and will not be returning because of that. But if you don't care what you pay for breakfast, it's a great place to eat!

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Montgomery
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was exemplary and quality of food was excellent. Great value for money.

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kenJestin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

HOT HOUSE is the best restaurant ever i have dined at all four in party
say same a place to dine and enjoy thank you Barbara Ken Jestin

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vipBennyhadley
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It seemed like the portion sizes were smaller this time. Still good food though

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squirt
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

the lamb shank was tasty and tender. the waiter was wonderful. You could tell he really enjoyed his job and then he said he did! It was wonderful to take the bottle of wine home. I drink red wine and rarely enjoy white but most of my friends like white so one really can't order a bottle for yourself unless the restaurant lets you take it home.

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MarisaR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing the restaurant was relaxing and inviting and the food was beyond words. Very good experience for my first time at the hot house. Will definitely be back and will definitely refer too many friends

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GwynneM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Their used to be way more options for brunch. Not impressed

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be making this my new favorite place to dine in Toronto. The buffet was amazing and service was refreshing.

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RaymondZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was good. Reservations easy to put in through Open Table. Food, staff, all good. I would like to see some mashed potatoes on the buffet to go with the roast.

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KarinaM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I would say too many people in one place, but really good staff, nice music and delicious food, not incredible, but good.

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JenniferR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Great value. Wonderful memory!

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vipbarone77
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been to the HH many times the past. Always great food and service.

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SamQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Our server set the tone for the best lunch
Praise
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Birdman
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This was my second visit for their buffet. I tried the brunch buffet, 2 years ago and loved it. This time we tried the Wednesday night buffet, and found the food very mediocre. Bland. Reasonable selection though. Unlikely to go back.

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robinsja
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a good place for catching up with friends and enjoying a variety of great food (I like to try something different every time I go to the Hot House. We don't feel we are being rushed when we are there and the restaurant is very accommodating.

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MTconcertgoer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was just right, except the wait for our order. We were famished by the time the food came.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place changed hands a while back and ever since this has actually been a favourite. We have a large family and a mom that is a great cook and a bit of a food snob, and this seems to work for everyone. There is a great selection (especially vegetarian dishes) and everything so far has been delicious. Very decent wine selection (bonus for Tuesday nights where most wine is 1/2 off), and service is always excellent. Great if you’re looking for a place that always has room and can usually accommodate a larger family/group. I was there to reconnect with friends and I didn’t feel rushed or bothered - they kept our wine glasses filled!

Bottom line: give it a try! if you haven’t been in a while, give it a second chance.

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

A little disappointed very small breakfast menu - nothing for kids. Inflexible on substitutions on items. My son had a raw burger they didn’t even try and make it right - would have expected them to take it off bill.

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PiusM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and outstanding value. The best desert offering at any buffet.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible venue. No one gave us details on buffet location or available options. Omelette bar had poor service, lack of filling choices and omelette was very small. No dairy alternative for coffee. Very expensive given such limited / poor food options.

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lorik
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was good and lots of variety. It was a bit noisy but manageable. I do think that it is unacceptable that with the price of the buffet they charge for coffee and tea.

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EldonB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I have been here a few times when in town. Good quality food at reasonable prices and the menu has variety so you should find something you like no matter what your tastes are

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AnneH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant. Always good food and service.

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SarahL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were seated early but not rushed as we were waiting for one more person to arrive.
As it was a birthday celebration we wanted a relaxed atmosphere, good food and wine and good service and I am happy to say we got exactly that as well as excellent value for money.

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BonnieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came back after just having our holiday party there. Love the food and the service! Looking forward to trying brunch soon!

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KeithW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Capable competent service and very good food. Just what we've some to expect of the Hothouse

FAQs

HOTHOUSE does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. HOTHOUSE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-7800.

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.3 stars by 1142 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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