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Hot House Restaurant & Bar
Hot House Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    35 Church Street
    Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
    Distillery District/St. Lawrence Market
  • Cuisine:
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Hot House Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hothousecafe.com
  • Email: info@hothousecafe.com
  • Phone: (416) 366-7800
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Curt Hospedales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Provide menus for a variety of events such as lunches, cocktail receptions and corporate events.
  • Entertainment: Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front and Church
  • Public Transit: Short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 parking lots across the street
A word from 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!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a nice time at Hot House Café. Food was delicious especially the desserts. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "They really know how to cook vegetables. A great place for dinner before the theatre."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "So handy to the St. Lawrence Market with lots of space. No trouble finding a table at 10am Saturday (though I had reservations)!! Smoked salmon platter was delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Ate dinner before a concert at ACC. On street parking was really close by. Waitress and manager realized we were limited in time and were very accommodating. Food was tasty .we enjoyed the shrimp appetizer the best. Jambalaya sauce a little overpowering. Crab cakes were Ok but not great. Enjoyed the meal had a nice view of front street. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The time we had and the food we ordered were limited. So can't comment too much. But enough positives to go back and try it again."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The hothouse has always provided great service and food. It is great for parties as the menu has a wide selection and everybody can find a favourite"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The Hot House never disappoints. The food and service is consistently good. Always lots of great choices on the menu. If your looking for a good dining experience at a moderate price you can't go wrong at the Hot House."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times with my work colleagues. They love the jambalya, and I love the pizza's."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food was great and so reasonably priced. The crab cakes and the pizza was just lovely and our waiter, he was from Australia was so nice. Our meal arrived in a short time. My friends who had the meat dish said it was good as well."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The meal was ok. I had been there a while ago and the food was of much better quality. I guess with the amount of people being served, quality might take the back seat. The steak was drowning in sauce...I prefer getting a good piece of meat and not masquarade it with sauce. Different strokes... I found the noise level was quite high. I some times could not hear what my friends were talking about."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Had 6 friends visiting from out of town and we all loved it here! Made a reservation for 8:30pm on a Saturday night, table was ready and the staff were very attentive. I had the Sicilian Gnocchi which was fantastic. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went with 3 girlfriends for Winterlicious. We found that we were mixed on the fod. Some enjoyed it while others were very disappointed. Overall I'd say it was average."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Anytime I have visited the HOT house has been enjoyable. Whether Sunday brunch, Wednesday buffet or Summer/Winterlicious it never disappoints. Sometimes servers at some restaurants don't want to help when on feature menus. Our server was excellent being both professional and friendly offering personal recommendations."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food while tasty, it was not imaginative. The chipotle mussels appetizer was delicious and spicy. The portions are very generous. The service was indifferent not very friendly. The wine list was acceptable. I will not rush back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great value and food. Pizza was enormous, well good size. Can't beat the price during this event. Everyone that we went with felt the same. Sourdough bread was warm and fluffy."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My group and I came here for the Winterlicious lunch. Service was fantastic- the waitress asked us what we needed at the right times- she was quick and friendly. The crab cakes were fantastic, but then the meal went downhill from there. The wild boar was probably the best dish we ordered. The pizza was dry- didn't taste much cheese, and.. I found a hair embedded in the cheese. I didn't bother with complaining, but I probably should have as I struggled to finish it (not because of the hair, but because of the texture). Dessert was so-so as well. Expected more from the restaurant as I had a wonderful experience at Sunday brunch last time I came. Not sure if I'll return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious, server was helpful, great experience"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my husband and both of us loved this place. Great Food, amazing service, cozy restaurant, perfect for Any occasions"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food always consistent and tasty there is always something for everybody's taste Recommended for your office party or family gathering"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal, and Jasmin, our waitress was fantastic. I'll be back again soon"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The lunch was great and big portions. The service was courteous and friendly. Not enough words about how great this place, each time."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I had their classic salad for my appetizer which was nice but a little small. My friend had the pate and crostini and it looked like the better choice. For main I had their fish, a barramundi fillet in a wonderful butter white wine meunière ( which was amazing. The fish had so much flavour and was a large portion that didn't feel like it was too heavy. Their wild rice pilaff was packed full of flavour and oozed in that wine butter. I was very happy with my choice, which also included some fresh roasted vegetables. For dessert I had the chocolate pot de creme (which was yummy and not too rich) while my friend had the sticky toffee pudding with a creme fresh (which looked and tasted way better, clearly the more sophisticated dessert)."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The winterlicious menu was superb. The salad was fantastic, the chicken was divine, the sticky toffee pudding dessert was to die for. And, I had an ice-wine martini... No words to describe. I was in absolute #foodheaven."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was great here. We ordered off the price fix menu, had the chowder, filet mignon, and a chocolate pudding for desert. All was excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went here for Christmas even dinner. Food was excellent, atmosphere was nice, service was a little slow but not unacceptable. Had a great time!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our xmas dinner with friends and family at Hot House. Our wait staff Shawn was excellent and very attentive."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Our waiter Konrad was absolutely amazing. Loved his appearance, attitude and everything about him. His service was worth 5+ stars and he deserves to be promoted. Wish more restaurants could offer such classy service."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Haven't been in a while and last time service was VERY slow but this time it was perfect and food was great!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Food is just OK...prices are fine...but deceiving...in that soup is about $6.50...but it is a very small portion. The jumbalya is ok...but not enough rice...and too much chorizo sausage...I won't be back for awhile...there are better options nearby. Pizza looked good tho!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Surprisingly, the food serving speed improved a lot from our previous experience and we could get back to the office on time."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Excellent Service Delicious Food Great Atmosphere This is a excellent place to go for both special occasions and for a night out with friends"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Hot House is a very reliable spot in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Food quality and variety is good and staff are helpful and accommodating. There is a range of pizzas and pastas, in addition to numerous apps and salads so it is suitable for folks with a variety of tastes, including children. The warm bread is delicious. If one wants to sit and visit with friends over drinks and food for a couple of hours, this is a good spot. Also, it's good for people-watching if one gets a window table on Front or Church Streets."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Does such a large menu = average food? Perhaps. This is my second dinner there and both times food was just OK. I have however been there for brunch and it was great. I would return for brunch but can find better dinner entres at other restaurants close by."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "consistently good food & service bring us back often, pre and post-theatre"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "It was my second visit to Hot House Cafe. The ambiance is great and my friends and I had great food and great conversation. There's a lot of variety in the menu so there's something for everyone. The location is great - just a few minutes walk from Union Station. I would definitely come again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Service was timely and always unobtrusive, with no awkward gaps between courses. Food portions were generous without being overwhelming. Food-preparation indicated that our meals had actually been "made to order", rather than re-heated from frozen. Particularly noteworthy was the Fusili Salsicce, which had the sort of heat that should be realistic associated with that particular dish. Wine-pricing was significantly less stratospheric than is the "norm" for downtown restaurants. The mojitos were not "rum surprise", as is all too common with mixed drinks. Nor, on the other hand, were they overwhelming. We will certainly be returning."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We were a group of 9, the menu was varied to accommodate various special needs (vegetarian, gluten sensitive). We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was able to put aside our cupcakes aside until the end ( and even provided a treat for the birthday person). The wait staff was very attentive and friendly throughout our visit. The portions were all good sizes and very yummy."
    Dined on 10/10/2013