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HOTHOUSE, Toronto, ON

HOTHOUSE

4.4
4.4
1788 Reviews
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Canadian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 366-7800

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Curt Hospedales

  • Catering

    HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    HOTHOUSE Events: (866) 309-4376

  • Neighbourhood

    St. Lawrence Market

  • Cross Street

    Front and Church

  • Parking Details

    Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.

  • Public Transit

    Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!

  • Entertainment

    Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

$10.50. Choose one of the following entrees

  • Pizza

    Gourmet thin crust pizza with a choice of pepperoni or cheese

    • Pasta

      Penne with your choice of tomato, Alfredo, or tomato cream sauce

      • Burger

        8oz beef burger served with HOTHOUSE fries, caesar salad or garden salad

        • Chicken Fingers

          Breaded chicken tenders served with HOTHOUSE fries, caesar salad or garden salad

          Featured Items

          To accompany your entree

          • Beverage

            Soft drink, apple juice, cranberry juice, or milk

            • Dessert

              Vanilla ice cream with a choice of chocolate syrup, strawberry topping, or caramel sauce

              Last updated: February 2, 2022

              What 1,788 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

              4.4
              4.4 based on recent ratings
              • 4.3Food
              • 4.5Service
              • 4.3Ambience
              • 4.2Value

              NoiseModerate

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              1. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 2 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food and great service

              2. CS

                CathyS

                Toronto

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Great service, excellent food, consistently good experience!

              3. l

                lenf

                Toronto

                5 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                What an incredible birthday lunch with friends! The food was delicious and service was next level. Thank you so much for making my friend's 85th birthday a joyous event.

              4. TF

                ThomasF

                Portland

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                Delicious fresh food at the Sunday brunch ch buffet. Very professional and efficient service.

              5. IR

                IngridR

                Montreal

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                My 5 year old asked me to go back the next day which never happened in her 5 years of existence. That’s to say about the convenience and the quality of the food.

              6. M

                Michelle

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall5food4service4ambience4

                Food is always great Just need to refill buffet stations more frequently during rush time. Scotty is always our favourite server keeps us coming back!

              7. DN

                DavidN

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 7 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Making a reservation online was quick and easy. Good was amazing. Our server Sunil was great!

              8. C

                Claude

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 16, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                What a great spot in the middle of Toronto. It is not upscale, but the food is delicious, and the service was great. Prices were reasonable and portions were a good size, but not too much. Recommend the cauliflower appetizer and the halloumi fries---also, had the Salmon-really tasty-mashed potatoes a little dry. Options for inside dining or outside made it a lovely evening

              9. MK

                MKS33

                Toronto

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 15, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Great Brunch but very crowded. Never waited for food refreshing and it was always hot. Would have been nice to see more gormet breakfast options than scrambled eggs and pork and chicken sausage and bacon. The rest of the food was incredible and I’ll definitely be going back though.

              10. SE

                SharifaE

                Toronto

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 15, 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                I’ve been to this location before but I brought my Mother and cousin from the UK with me this time. They LOVED it! My Mother did have feed back that there should be ramps in the restaurant to cater to seniors who have trouble going up and down stairs.

              11. D

                Dook

                Toronto

                8 reviews

                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The menu is varied so one can find almost anything they desire. The ambience inside and outside is agreeable. Mac & Cheese was favoured but beef bourginone was delicious. The staff are very pleasant and willing to accommodate any request, within reason. Can't speak for wine but the beer was good. Over all a good place to dine or just greet and eat....

              12. JC

                JudiC

                Vancouver

                8 reviews

                2.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall2food3service3ambience1

                I wouldnt go back to this restaurant but it has a really big patio which was nice. its in a great area. its like going to a big chain restaurant.

              13. h

                honeybee

                Toronto

                97 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                97 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall3food4service1ambience3

                On all previous visits, food & service were consistently very good. Today was a big disappointment! Food was OK, but portions noticeably smaller. The main issue was the service — it took a long time for meals to be served and only 3 meals arrived at the same time. The 4th meal apparently either wasn’t ordered or went missing. Both the server & manager came by, neither with a good explanation. By the time they re-submitted and delivered the food, everybody else had finished eating their meal. …and the missing meal, a beet salad, had only 2-3 small pieces of beets on a huge bed of greens. Our friends were visiting from out of town & were looking forward to the restaurant based on our rave reviews — very disappointing.

              14. b

                barone77

                Toronto

                56 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                56 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We are frequent customers at the Hot House. Everything was delicious as usual and the service was great

              15. SH

                StephenH

                San Francisco

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Good location. Excellent vegetarian choices. Reasonable prices. Friendly service.

              16. T

                Travellers

                Toronto

                37 reviews

                4.0

                37 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Good food and great service. Location isn’t anything special. Would recommend it.

              17. VR

                VincentR

                New York Area

                3 reviews

                2.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on May 14, 2022

                overall2food2service4ambience3

                Disappointed by the quality and the quantity of their brunch. Would not recommend personally.

              18. L

                Local

                Toronto

                2 reviews

                3.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 13, 2022

                overall3food4service3ambience4

                Server appeared to be extremely busy, only one server in our area with many tables/customers. She was very good but service was slow. Saw people leave due to slow service. Food was very good.

              19. LK

                LouiseK

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 12, 2022

                overall2food1service2ambience4

                CRISPY Calamari is not crispy but soft & oily. Served warm, not hot. Would never order again.

              20. SB

                StephanieB

                Toronto

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 10, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Dependable and decent food. A bit pricy for a salad for lunch at 23$ Really nice staff

              21. J

                Jaclyn

                Toronto

                23 reviews

                5.0

                23 reviews

                Dined on May 9, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                My friends and I chose Hot House for our first dinner out since the pandemic began, because the restaurant is spacious and has a large menu. The food was delicious, and our server was great — very friendly and attentive. Hope to go back soon! We were so hungry, we forgot to take a photo of the mains.

              22. B

                Brian

                Toronto

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 9, 2022

                overall2food1service3ambience3

                My calamari was under cooked & the Caesar salad consisted of browned stem ends. Not very appetizing.

              23. JM

                JoeM

                Toronto

                14 reviews

                2.0

                14 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall2food3service4ambience2

                Been to Hot House on multiple occasions over the years and always enjoyed it however yesterday (mother’s day) was not a good experience. Seems very unwise to serve a buffet given COVID and there was no social distancing at all - felt very unsafe and we chose not to join the long crowded line for pasta. Very busy and staff worked hard but still many stations out of food, or missing labels (makes it hard for vegetarians and others who want to know what the dish might be). Website did not indicate it would be buffet (no a la carte available and info on website doesn’t say anything about Sunday dinner being buffet only). otherwise we might have made a different choice. Way too crowded. Knowing it was Mother’s Day (and this was not actually an occasion we were celebrating) we booked well in advance and sure would have thought the experience would be better. Hope our next visit is better.

              24. AM

                AshM

                Toronto

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall2food1service1ambience3

                The waiter was great but the other staff members were rude and horrible.

              25. R

                Rosie

                Toronto

                11 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                11 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Plenty of good food. The ambiance is vibrant and fun.

              26. TS

                TenilleS

                Toronto

                4 reviews

                3.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall3food3service2ambience2

                It was much too crowded to be enjoyable. A very poor Mother's Day experience. A better effort should be made to optimize spacing and reduce overall congestion. I will be taking my mother somewhere else soon to make up for this underwhelming experience. Also, I was very disappointed that there was no à la carte menu available for Mother's Day. This was not made clear when I booked online.

              27. CO

                CarltonO

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall3food2service3ambience3

                Booked for Mother’s Day. Mom said lasagna was cold. Aunt said dishes weren’t replaced and many options were empty. I found deserts mostly empty except for squares. We went at prime 1:40 so disappointed. They asked that I don’t make reservations here in future.

              28. P

                Parissa

                Toronto

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We go to this place all the time. We enjoy the food and services we get. The food is high quality and the staff are very pleasant. Highly recommend the place to everyone (specially the Sunday brunch).

              29. H

                Helen

                Toronto

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall3food3service1ambience3

                Three of us received our meals together. The fourth person waited another 40 minutes for theirs!

              30. SG

                SandraG

                Toronto

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                This is a good all around place to eat... the menu is varied and the food is very good. The service is excellent. We really enjoyed our dinner there and have always had this great experience!

              31. I

                Ibizagirl

                Toronto

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I live a 5 minute walk from Hot House and go there often because their food and service are excellent.

              32. A

                Andrea

                Toronto

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a pre-dance dinner and it was great. The calamari was perfectly tender and not over-battered. We had the diavolo pizza and the mushroom béchamel one and both we spectacular. Excellent thin crisp crust and two very different and very complimentary topping combinations. This will be my new go to place when I'm going to a theatre or dance performance in the area!

              33. CG

                CalGal

                San Francisco

                14 reviews

                3.0

                14 reviews

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall3food2service4ambience3

                We had brunch here a few weeks ago and it was delicious. But last night dinner was not that good. I ordered calamari which might have been cuttlefish. It was not the small tenticles and circles that I like. Although it was ok. The small caesar was pretty awful. The croutons were so overly salted and seasoned as to be inedible. So I would recommend breakfast/brunch but choose some place else for dinner.

              34. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Brazil

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall3food3service3ambience2

                Lots of large parties taking place and our table for two was sat between them, extremely loud and people walking around our table.

              35. RD

                RobD

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall2food2service2ambience2

                Extremely disappointed! Firstly we made reservations and didn't and still waited half an hour. Secondly we were seated so far from the buffet which was terrible. Also most of the food was bland and dry except for the omelets. Roast beef and ham was fatty and dry! Bacon and sausages extremely oily! Lasagna and BBQ chicken had a burnt taste, noodles were very undercooked, French toast was soggy. Service was below average, we had to continuously ask for napkins , water , and to clear our plates etc. $35 is totally not worth this experience at Hot House. Extremely disappointed!

              36. K

                Karen

                London

                6 reviews

                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great buffet brunch. Very busy but staff were fantastic.

              37. j

                jenjia

                Toronto

                1 review

                vip
                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall3food5service3ambience4

                Great for special occasion. Always good food but price is a little high.

              38. M

                Mags

                Toronto

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience5

                Good experience This is our third time for brunch. You never disappoint. We still love it

              39. E

                El6295

                Montreal

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 1, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great brunch menu on Sunday, jazz was also a nice touch.

              40. RF

                ReneF

                Toronto

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                We go to HH regularly for a good reason: food is good and service is friendly.

              Safety precautions

              • Cleaning & sanitising

                • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                • Contactless payment available
              • Physical distancing

                • Limited number of seated diners
                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                • Extra space between tables
              • Protective equipment

                • Waitstaff wear masks
                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
              • Screening

                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

              FAQs

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

              HOTHOUSE is rated 4.4 stars by 1788 OpenTable diners.

              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

              Make a reservation

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              Booked 28 times today
              Google Map for HOTHOUSE

              35 Church Street Toronto, ON M5E 1T3

              Additional information

              • Cross Street

                Front and Church

              • Neighbourhood

                St. Lawrence Market

              • Hours of Operation

                Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

              • Cuisines

                International, Canadian, Contemporary American

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress Code

                Smart Casual

              • Parking Details

                Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.

              • Public Transit

                Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!

              • Payment Options

                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

              • Executive Chef

                Curt Hospedales

              • Entertainment

                Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!

              • Additional

                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

              • Phone number

                (416) 366-7800

              • Catering

                HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/

              • Private party facilities

                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.

              • Private party contact

                HOTHOUSE Events: (866) 309-4376

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