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Hot House Restaurant & Bar
Hot House Restaurant & Bar

Hot House Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Diner Reviews
  • "I was there for Summerlicious. It wasn't very busy and we had good service and good food. Nothing really stood out as exceptional but a nice dining experience none-the-less."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We like the restaurant, just felt it was not worth trying summerlicious there, as it had very limited choice for food and ending up being pricier than probably would be a regular lunch at Hot House."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It had been a long time since we had been to Hot House and we had a really great dinner. Interesting menu choices, both food and wine. Our servers were great! We'll definitely return"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My dinner companion and I arrived almost an hour before our reservation time and the staff was so accommodating. We really appreciated being treated so well and of course the dinner and the service (Arturo) was top notch. This was my 4th time visiting and my companion's first....she was impressed!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have had dinner here on a number of occasions. The food is always good and portions are generous. And a decent glass of Pinot Grigio for an affordable price!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good ol' hearty and filling meals can be found here. The dishes appear a bit sloppy, but the I always walk out smiling and satisfied."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Sat outside on a nice Saturday night. Great food, reasonable prices. Great for people watching"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were visiting Toronto and walked by this restaurant. Menu looked very good and people were so nice that we went back for drinks that night. We sat outside for drinks and stayed longer than planned because it was so pleasant. Went back the next night for dinner and again had very good food, excellent service and we were made to feel very welcome. We highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have been dining at Hot House for many years. They are very accommodating. Always enjoy."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Have been going to this spot for lunch for years and have always found the food okay, had Sunday dinner there recently and the experience was so much better than what we expected. The service was great and the food exceeded our expectations. My friend had the surf and turf special and said it was the best lobster he's had in years."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Very responsive to needs we had. Very nice to allow us to bring in birthday cake without charging plating fees!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 having dinner before going to the theatre. We let the server know this and staff were attentive and efficient. We liked that lunch portions could be ordered for dinner and the food was quite tasty."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Happened upon this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon while walking around Toronto and decided to return for dinner based on the menu. We got a nice window table for 4 even though there were only two of us and there were lots of tables for two empty in the restaurant. Our waiter was not very friendly, spoke to quietly and could have been more attentive. We both had pasta dishes and they were served piping hot and very very good. Would definitely eat here again when we come back to Toronto"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nice patio, great location, great service. Food was good too. Good selection, good prices."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had dinner there on May 27, 2014. Was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. The food was very reasonably priced for downtown Toronto and was quite delicious. Wine and drink menu equally reasonable and good! Was a great find and we were just sorry it was our last night in Toronto or likely we would have gone back a second time!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Packed out for Sunday brunch, so we went for dinner instead! Watched the hockey at the bar afterwards. Great food great staff! So good we went the next day too!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Casual vibe with excellent food. Good for a fun night out and reasonably priced. Service was timely but not all that knowledgeable."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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