HOTHOUSE

4.4
1586 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 1586 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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HelenG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

This time, I did not have a good experience.
Food was way too expencive for what we ate.
18 dollars for an Avocado toast? Come on...it was basically a slice of bread with probably half avocado and 2 poached eggs.

My boyfriend ordered the St Lawrence Classic and the pemeal bacon was soo dry he almost chocked at every bite.

I won't recommend this place.

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April
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Best calamari rings and strawberry cheesecake I've ever had. Worst aioli I've ever had, was supposed to be pineapple flavoured but tasted like nothing. Waitress was meh, the table they gave me was in an awkward position and meh. It came highly recommended by the hotel concierge and barely hit Boston Pizza levels of restaurant experience. At least the food was good. Probably will never go back.

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DenisK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very reasonable.

Could use a different type of propane or electric heater on the patio as it was uncomfortable at times.

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Anonymous
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Simple place

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Stillhungry
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The calamari was very good but the sauce they served with it was mayonnaise. The ceasar salad with chicken was very disappointing. The romaine was wilty and the dressing was Renee's. The strawberry cheesecake was very sweet but creamy. The kitchen must use strawberry jam. The whole experience reminded me of throwing slop on a plate. The last time I was there was about 20 years ago and the meal quality hasn't changed. See you in another 20 years Hothouse!

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VjeraH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful
The food was great
The patio was great

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row416
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The Thai noodle bowl was good but it did seem to have an odd spice in it...it over- powered the peanut sauce

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Patio was nicely set up. Food was OK but took a long time to come.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambience, food and service. My go to place whenever I’m unable to find anything else.

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AKal7
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Their Oktoberfest menu had some interesting items and the drink menu was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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Lesbot
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I love hot house. If I was rich I would eat at Hot House every single day of my life.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zero complaints! Great service, great drinks and delicious food. The pumpkin pie tart was soooo tasty. Perfect dessert.

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LouT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hothouse is a a fabulous spot. Great staff, food was really good and the place was super clean.

I was pleasantly surprised how nice the patio was along with it being warm on a cool evening

A perfect place to have dinner and they can accommodate larger groups as well.

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Gary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and professional service. The heated and covered patio was perfect on a coolish, rainy fall day. Good coffee.

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ElaineH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat in the patio in the rain. Jessica our server was fantastic. Left us alone served us when ready was on top of everything. She is excellent

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JackyH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! It was a bit noisy early on but that was due to construction on the street. Hot house have done a great job using lots of tall plants to create the impression of a private patio. Food was excellent as always!

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JerryG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I value the consistency of HotHouse --- good food, pleasant servers and pretty much always the case.

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Diana
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Reuben sandwich is FAR too greasy. Had to wait for vinegar for chips, no salt on the table. I asked for a quiet table, got stuck right by the street and traffic noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and my daughter took me for dinner. The bonus was that my daughter only have 1 dose vaccine, but because Hothouse still have their patio open, it was awesome.

Ravi was our wait staff, he was pleasant and very informative.

I especially loved that there was a wine special, 50% off bottle.

The food was good also. This restaurant is one of my favorite spots

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I have been coming to the HotHouse for years. The service is always friendly, courteous and professional, and the food is always delicious, for a reasonable, mid-range price. I love the ambience, which is nice and quiet, so we can hear each other talk.

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RacquelA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hot House is a staple! It never lets me down, from the atmosphere, the attentive and friendly staff, the amazing food! 5 stars all around. I love the Caesar salad and the Salomon and chives mash potatoes.

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RickV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and ambience. Great service and attention. Excellent restaurant

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Tinsel
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent patio dining experience for a rainy October evening. Our server was polite and friendly. our food arrived hot and prompt. Everyone at our table was more than satisfied with their dish. Well worth a visit while it is still warm outside their patio is heated too.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service, would definitely go again

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Sarah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food, patio and service were all amazing. Will definitely be returning!

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Seaseas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Ambience was wonderful and so was the staff. Cleanliness was great.
Food was average. Two of us had the eggs benedict. The eggs were done perfect, but the Hollandaise sauce tasted like it had vinegar added to it! Not especially nice at all. I like traditional hollandaise sauce or maybe a little lemon in it, but that is it. Also the Canadian/peameal bacon was overdone. The home fries were droopy, not crisp on the edges.
My husband had an omelet which he said was ok, but not $18 worth. Can get just as good if not better in Egg Smart for much less money.
I'd recommend to a friend only for the ambiance, cleanliness & lovely staff.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to grab dinner and drinks. Great food, friendly service and pleasant ambiance.

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vipBennyhadley
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always have a great meal at Hothouse. Never disappoints

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Diner11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner before the theatre!

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JayeS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The reason I selected hothouse wss their brunch buffet. I was so disappointed and it was not indicted anywhere prior to booking that it was not available. I came so far for the buffet to celebrate my birthday. Please upfront informing your patrons this is not available. So they make informed decisions

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Sean
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Appetizers and mains were very poor quality considering the prices paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food! We can always depend on HotHouse for an excellent dining experience.

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Tifa13
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch! Patio was lovely to sit in

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vipEnaLal
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food and service

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KeithW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice seat outside along Church Street. Pleasant competent staff. Food excellent as usual. Keep it up Hothouse.

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MarilynnL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food & Service. Welcoming staff. Efficient and friendly service.

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JerryG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, superior service --- we were in a bit of a hurry and were well accommodated. Always a dependable place.

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ChefJoe
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and staff were just fantastic and we were not rushed.Jess our serve had a smile and willingness to help with everything. My friends had pasta dishes that looked delicious and steming hot.I had the wings that were steaming hot and very delicious plus French fries and 🍺 🍻 The high flowers kept the foot traffic from seing us which was really nice plus the awning was lowerd for those not wanting the sunlight. Just a fabulous afternoon lunch Cheers HotHouse!!!!!

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vipparisiens
Montreal
89 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a table of 4. We loved the cauliflower appetizer, broccoli stir-fry, Sambuca pasta, and ribs. The ribs were average in taste. The other meals were excellent.

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Chris
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was hreat

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 1586 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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