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About Hot House Restaurant & Bar
Located in Toronto's historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood in close proximity to the city's Financial and Theatre districts. The award-winning Hot House Restaurant & Bar offers an eclectic menu of international dishes to compliment its extensive range of Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas. An extensive selection of Wines from around the world, compliments an impressive Cocktail menu makes Hot House the ideal venue for any occasion.
If you are looking for the best patio in the City, then Hot House Restaurant & Bar is the place to be!
Enjoy our popular Wednesday Night Buffet from 5 to 9 pm
Come for our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Omelette station, dessert paradise and so much variaty awaits you from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Enjoy our live Jazz!
Italian, Vegetarian, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Front and Church
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!
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.
Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 evenins and weekends. GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade.
Short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes)
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host weddings, showers, rehersal dinners and more!
Hot House Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
First time at Hot House and it won't be our last. So many delicious choices that we are looking forward to our return. I had the ribs and my wife had shrimp and a salad. Arturo was our server and he was brilliant. Only next time was the hostess who lacked a warm welcome.
Sunday Brunch, & Jazz... wonderful food options, from breads, an omelette station, ( breakfast
choices, including bacon, sausages), healthy salads, hot entrees, such as lasagne, roast beef, etc., - all 3 meals & desserts at one time !!!
Did not have anything more that day, other than water, coffee, tea !
Good food, consistently delivered. Good menu choices at very good prices. Enough vegetarian choices to satisfy my daughter-in-law. Great staff.
always enjoyable, and a great buffet when available.
A few girlfriends went to the theatre and this was a nice walk from Ed Mirvish on a lovely summers day. The food is always good and the menu has great variety for all tastes. We all had Sangrias and they were delish! Two of had the rack of ribs and they were excellent. I have never been here for the regular menu before as I have always come for the brunch and I was very pleased. We all enjoyed our exprerience.
Our waiter, Arturo, was wonderful, managing to strike the exact balance of friendly, efficient and professional. He had a good understanding of the menu and was able to describe items perfectly. The food was very good but the restaurant is a bit noisy at times. We'll definitely be back.
Dinner buffet was great and staff were friendly! Very good service, always love coming to Hot House
Wanted to take my parents somewhere nice as they came down to the city to visit. It took 20 min to get our drink order (to be fair there were 2 weddings going on, the restaurant should have planned) and then it took another 10 min to get the drinks.
We gave ourselves an hour and a half (as we had a concert to make) and didn't have our meal order taken after 45 min. We had the menus closed and just felt very unattended.
Note to the restaurant is give your servers smaller sections or support. The food was good but service definitely lacked.
Met my cousins for lunch & shopping & ordered my usual G-F pizza . Delicious. Never disappoints ! Conversing was fine even tho my husband is hearing challenged ! Maitre d' at this place is a class act !
I've been to the Sunday Brunch at Hothouse several times, and loved it. We thought we'd try the restaurant for dinner, and were sorely disappointed.
The server seemed new and didn't have knowledge of the prix fixe nor the kids menu. My husbands entrée didn't come with the rest of the entrees, and we had to wait for a good 15-20mins to flag down the waitress - then she apologized because she'd forgotten all about his entrée! The kids menu came with a drink, and again we had to remind her about the fact and ask her to bring it. Both my husband and I got the prix fixe, and it wasn't worth the price we paid for it - the food was just average.
While we will return for their famous Sunday brunches, we will pass on regular meals at this spot.
Too much confusion seating patrons.
I had reserved a table for 3. One of my guests showed up before me and my accompanying guest. She was seated inside. We went in provided the name on the reservation and asked to be seated outside. We were never told that one of our party had arrived and were told to speak with the person outside assigning seats. We wanted to sit on the west side of the restaurant and told we could only sit on the south "to balance out the tables for the servers". I had to text my guest who was already seated inside so she could join us. Very unorganized.
The food and service were good despite this mayhem on our arrival.
Brownie dessert is to die for!
Always good, visit frequently.
Note: Your OpenTable invite should have an Accept/Decline option. I send out an invite but I have no idea if the invitee received it nor if they are coming. I have to follow up with a phone call or email. Very inefficient!
Staff was very pleasant....service was great
Food was very good ... large portions and I had lunch menu size
Such a good and reliable restaurant. Good food and good service. Every time.
Nice atmosphere, nice selection of pizzas, pastas and non Italian dishes.
Took friends visiting Toronto for dinner. Some ordered from the Summerlicious menu. Great food at a great price. One of our favourite go to restaurants.
Honestly, my worst experience at Hot House yet. They forgot my reservation, food arrived 40 minutes late and it tasted awful.
The server did say he was sorry and he had followed up with the Kitchen twice, but that doesn't help with the fact when the food arrived, it was horrible. We were there for the summerlicious menu, but it was awful.
I don't know if I would go back.
I have been here a number of times, and it is awesome every time! This was the first time my husband has gone, and he enjoyed it as well. The food is really hot, and delicious!
This place is a hidden gem and I gladly walk or take a streetcar from King/University to get there, summerlicious and winterlicious menus are great.
Met an old friend and it was her first time here. She loved it. I have always been a big fan, and it is still a hip place to be. Food was great, service reliable and timely, environment a good mix of busy and not-too-loud. I shall be back soon.
We ordered from the breakfast menu, most of which was OK, but the peameal bacon was tough because it was sliced too thin. Given the small amount of bacon, the breakfast was not good value for the money.
My medium rare came overdone (no pink at all) but when I said something to the server they were quick to replace the steak with a properly cooked one. The service overall was subpar. It took almost an hour for the main to arrive and most of the time my water was not filled. We came for summerlicious so the value was good and the food was well cooked (after the second steak)
This is one of my favourite restaurants downtown. They never disappoint. The food is always good (their Sunday brunch buffet is excellent). I sat in the patio today as the weather was beautiful and really enjoyed my time. My waitress was attentive and really nice.
On vacation. Had a good meal that the whole family enjoyed.
I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it has NEVER been a disappointment.
Great service with a server who knew when to leave us alone to chat & came at appropriate intervals to check on us.
Food was wonderful, had really improved since I was last here several years ago.
I need to go for the brunch on a weekend since I hear it's so good.
Food was tasty and well plated. The service was wonderful - not intrusive but very attentive and knowledgeable.
We went for the Wednesday night buffet there, it was really crowed that night; (it would be better if you make a reservation ahead of time). The food at the buffet was decent, the highlight was the desserts! They had lots of varieties of cakes and choices. I would love to go back there or go to their Sunday brunch buffet.
We know the place well and enjoy the varied food, high quality and good value. However, our last visit had us wait for almost 30 minutes after our reservation time.
First time at their Wed. Eve. Buffet... amazing spread, with Many choices/ combos,hot & cold
healthy options, fresh desserts, etc.- something for everyone !!
Our booked reservation was delayed, as a bus load of people arrived,
just before us , so our seating took awhile, & we had less time to try' all the goodies'!
Will be back...as our time there , was limited, with a show to see...
Looking forward ,to indulging more, next time!
Food was decent. I had the breakfast which I thought would've been the buffet, but I had my days wrong :(. My boyfriend had a burger which he wasn't too crazy about. The meals too a long time to get to the table, and the waitress wasn't too friendly.
Reliable cozy neighbourhood gem. Consistently great food and service.
Went for Mother's Day. It was great. Wonderful buffet with lots of variety all for $25.00. You can't find anything like that elsewhere.
Reliable and cozy place to eat. One of our local favourites!
Always reliable at the Hot House
Cozy atmosphere and warm service. Good food and is very reasonably priced, especially for the location. Will definitely be returning.
2 for $9 mimosas! I had the eggs Amelia and it was okay, but the service was super friendly and we never had to wait for a thing.
Boar bolagnese was outstanding. service very good. I heard the buffet is great but we ate off the menu.
We really enjoyed our evening at the Hot House Restaurant & Bar. We were with a group of 8, and had great service, a good variety on the menu and the food was all amazing! I would definitely like to go again!
Consistently reliable, friendly, and tasty.
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