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.

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What 1132 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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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
16 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
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Great value. Wonderful memory!

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vipbarone77
Toronto
39 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
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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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentine's day

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HarryJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

I may have chosen the wrong food. Barely touched either of my two courses as neither were good. Waitress amazing in terms of friendliness and service, but surprised she didn't question that she took two uneaten courses back to the kitchen.

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MamaC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I chose the Hothouse for the Winterlicious menu which was posted on line, but it seemed there was not the same choices available. However for the most part the meal was adequate. the Portuguese cod cakes were very good and salted nicely. The pot pie that my guest ordered seemed a bit dry at least the patty did. My main which was the Eggplant Parmagean was well prepared but not stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have been coming to the Hothouse for more then 20 years. Lots of changes.

Missed the warm basket of bread and some of the items on previous menus. It would be nice to see some foods on the menu again.

You use to take pride in matching wines with your meals, since your wines don’t come from the LCBO.

The noise level was so loud that we had to shout at each other during our conversations. It was very frustrating. We decided to go somewhere else for coffee so we could continue our conversations in a quite atmosphere. We never stay for coffee and dessert for this reason.

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Raphaelsousa
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are perfect. All The things that i ate was amazing.

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Adrienne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the Server & Jazz! They had changed owners & renovated since we were there. Food was good, large selection

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MariaI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

I was disappointed with our server. We told her we’d never been there before and she didn’t tell us there was more than one section of food. We thought the brunch was only the omelet station. After sitting down and extremely disappointed with the food options at the restaurant we noticed others with more food. We then asked around and were found the main food area (thank goodness)

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LM989898
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, good value and space for big parties.

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Faribeaultn
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I spent a really good moment. Service and food really good. Thanks

FAQs

HOTHOUSE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-7800.

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.3 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

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

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