HOTHOUSE

4.3
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CAN$30 and under
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International
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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

I love Hothouse but unfortunately they were far too busy to attend to us this visit, making my guests quite unhappy. The food was good as always, but we were seated on a table that was far too small for us and due to the rush of customers our server was a little pre-occupied.

DM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious turkey meatloaf and seafood puttanesca dinner. Server was confused about sides but very attentive. Will definitely come back.

TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, food and service. Whatever the occasion it is always a good experience.

RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Held my department's Christmas Lunch at the HotHouse. The food was good, the waiter attentive however 1 person in our party of 10 lunch order was not served until well after the entire party had finished eating and only after constant following up. Apparently the kitchen staff had "messed up" - their words not mine - because they were really busy. The manager, Adam, came over after I told the waiter to credit the missing meal. I understand things happened but the manager came across with a condescending attitude when attempting to deal with our situation and that added insult to injury. Some feedback for Adam - In a customer service industry a humble attitude can go a long way.

CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved donner at your restaurant and we had not realized but on Wednesdays, your bottles of wine are 1/2 price. What a bonus! The appetizers and the mains that we enjoyed were delicious. No room for dessert. We will surely have dinner at your establishment when we are next in Toronto. Thanks for your good efforts. Bob

CL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good location to get together with friends. Food is great. A good selection for everyone.

S
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were very friendly and courteous. We had to catch a show and needed to be served faster. We received very prompt service. Upon finishing the appetizers, our main courses arrived. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Great ambiance. We had a great time.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to go before a game or event - different selections than normal restaurants make it fun to try new dishes :)

BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy the food and drinks here. I had made a reservation however the hostess seemed a little confused as to where to put us. When I asked for a booth or somewhere at the side so it was quieter, she said it was too busy. I would have thought by making a reservation the restaurant would plan out prior to my arrival where we were going to sit. I have never encountered this issue before when I have reserved here.

GP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy dinner at Hothouse. The noise level is minimal so we can talk to each other. The food and service were excellent.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was extremely exceptional food was great

GG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

S
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food great service

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner before the Leaf game

JP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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!

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