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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
  • "First of all, Great Service!! great food and great location!! Love this place and this is one of my top "Must go restaurant lists" when my friends and family come to visit me here in Toronto."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Ordered my favorite curried tikka shrimp and it never disappoints! My friends ordered the lobster tagliatelle and it was delicious as well. Only downside on this latest visit was the long wait for our server to bring the credit card machine over. I guess there was only one and it made its round before it got to our table, which was a good 15 minutes."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "That's all you can say of the place. It's a good restaurant. Not outstanding. Just a .. good restaurant."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at the Hot House. Took my parents and my son, who is 7, and we all enjoyed our meals. Sangria was excellent and the pasta dishes were delicious. Had a concert to attend after dinner at the A.C.C. Great location!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • " Dinner service was great. Server very attentive, friendly. Food was good, especially for the price."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Reservation time was not honoured. 30 min delay to be seated. Hostess indicated just a few minutes delay for a table and did not communicate again with us until we were seated. Server was slow with drinks and food delivery and lacked any personality. Food tasted ok but not something that would inspire me to return. Have had better experiences here on many different occasions, but won't be coming back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had the salmon for the second time in one week and absolutely loved it! Fish tastes fresh and so do the veggies they serve with it!, Not usually a fan of cooked carrots but I eat all of mine when I dine here :)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Lunch was amazing!! Could not have made better lunch myself!!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Having had and enjoyed the steak frites during winterlicious, I looked forward to the same thing...what I got however was an average sirloin, cooked well but with a fair amount of gristle and not a ton of flavour. Frites were over done and the sauce was very rich and overpowering. Apps and dessert were solid."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went there for a date, had a great time! Service was a bit slow, but that could just be because it was very busy that night... (Friday evening, beautiful weather) Would definitely recommend and go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed my early dinner and then I was off to the theatre so cant speak to the night scene. It was the high level of service that impressed me the most.This ofcourse depends on the server I would be sure to dine here again"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hot House Restaurant is a great place to hang out with families, friends, dating ..... Both Services and food are good. It's spacious. I like the atmosphere. My friend and I had lunch by the window table, very comfortable to eat, talk and enjoy the view. The home made clam chowder is yummy. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Have been dining at Hot House for many years. They are very accommodating. Always enjoy."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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