HOTHOUSE

4.4
1449 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1449 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrankieK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, great food, great portions! I will be returning, and definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Bristo omelette. It came with a side of home fries and toasted bread. It was delicious.

CG
CGI1
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch - good food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

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SteveS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We were two couples who dine out often. Our issue is that two of the meals were served fifteen minutes after the first two. Unfortunately, we had eaten a bit of the first meals and did not send them back so we could all dine together We had to flag down our server twice during the meal, Once to remind her of missing bread and once for water. Our bill was $120.00 and we were left disappointed.

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Anon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Sandwich with egg, bacon, tomato only had egg. They’re not even serving what they say on the menu. A joke. Don’t be fooled by their location/facility - this place is bad.

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deedee99
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely- the patio is fully covered and even though it was raining pretty heavily, we were still able to have an comfortable dining experience outdoors. Our server took good care of us- came and checked in several times and recommended lovely drinks. Well-priced for the quality and portion sizes. Will definitely be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Server did not pay attention to us the entire night and was a bit uptight. Hopefully their attitude changes next time for other guests.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, I tried the salmon and the BBQ ribs both exceptional. The rice was also delicious 👌

KF
vipKatF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

MG
McGillParents
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always - great cocktails, appetizers, mains and desserts. Good selection of wine at a fair price. Espresso still needs work! After nearly 30 years the espresso is still trying to match up to the rest of the menu! Service and atmosphere top notch again. Thanks!

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VickyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a nice experience. Overall everything was perfect . I would recommend Service good and food good

LM
LouisM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Terasse,
First server ( young woman) did not tave care of us during first 15 minutes: too slow. We change for Rob or Bob. I forgot.
The best!!
Thank you Rob Bob.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Arturo was super friendly and took extra care of all the dishes that came out to our table.

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Justanotherfoodie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice mussels, burgers were ok. Nice portion for all dishes

LD
LisaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good as always. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the server was professional and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was delicious, server was attentive, and safety precautions were obeyed. Great place to dine for a special occasion.

BM
BhartiM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Food was ok one of my kids did not eat there Mac and cheese it was dry. The rest of our pasta dishes were about a 6

VL
VictoriaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was fabulous- do not recall his name but so friendly and efficient! Lovely evening

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Merv
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch on the patio. Great surroundings and atmosphere.

GP
GailP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good to be back at Hot House. Been sooooo long. Everything was great as always.

MA
MariaA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived and were seated right away.
The server was training and still managed table very well.
The food was hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great but the preparation time was so long,

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TARC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food good, commensurate with cost, service excellent, space clean and upbeat with good distancing.
Miss the Jazz, tho.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch on a Sunday and everything was great but the food. The serving staff informed us it’s a new kitchen staff and they basically got both orders wrong. Also, the fruit was definitely old.
However, service staff was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our first brunch since the pandemic and having our first baby. We chose hothouse for the big patio and great reviews. We certainly weren’t disappointed. Only thing put me off was that the server seemed a bit in a hurry and rude when I made some requests. Could be cos they were too busy. All in all everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and over expectations.

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vipShelleyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly/thoughtful service, great location and great patio!

My favourite downtown restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service always. I’ve been going here for the past 10 years

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AshleyR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, and the service was good. Nice ambiance - we’ll definitely come back. The gnocchi was to die for!

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SherylC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, patio, and service. Very noisy but worth it.

DR
DebbieR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food!

CS
CindyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the place to meet! Great food, fabulous service and their patio is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great patio experience due to the covered eating area and seating plan. Very good customer service that exceeded my expectations!

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My cousin who lives downtown and is a food aficionado highly recommended the Hothouse for dinner and brunch. Pre covid my husband and I frequented this restaurant after enjoying events in the city and the outdoor patio is covered and very comfortable to enjoy a meal covid style. The food is always exceptionally cooked, the extensive menu accommodates my food sensitivities to dairy and gluten and the service casually refined and relaxed. Highly recommended place to eat and relax.

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ShayC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Sorry but the food had no taste. No salt nothing what so ever

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Lina
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and so was the tiramisu. However, the caesar salad was so so.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had a very bad experience. One hour into our reservation we asked where our food was and the food was sent to the wrong table (a server eventually told us this) but instead of telling us the truth the manager said ‘’it takes an hour for a well done steak to be made and your child’s food was already sent out”. He was very rude and defensive. He could have offered an apology or offered something for us to eat in the mean time but he obviously has no experience in customer service. We would have completely understood if he told us the truth and would have waited for the meal to be re-prepared as yes these type of mistakes do happen. We ended up leaving because of his attitude and had a lovely meal at Uncle Tony’s down the street where the service and food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice patio, the food was pretty good and the white wine sangria is amazing.

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raquelc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food service was great. And they have a great selection on the menu!

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 1449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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