Hot Stove Club - MLSE
Hot Stove Club - MLSE

Hot Stove Club - MLSE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/
  • Phone: (416) 815-5983
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open during Event days only. Hours vary.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Chris Zielinski
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an extensive range of food services coordinated through our in-house catering division, the Platinum Catering Company. We are also excited about extending our culinary expertise beyond the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre with our off-site catering packages. We will customize menus to accommodate dietary restrictions while pleasing everyone's palate. Whether you're hosting an intimate affair for ten or a large convention for thousands, allow our experienced, friendly staff to assist you in planning and executing a successful and memorable event at the location of your choice.
  • Entertainment: The Club Restaurants of the Air Canada Centre offer dining just steps away from the action of the game. Whether you are attending a Toronto Maple Leaf's Hockey game or a Toronto Raptors Basketball game you will be able dine in luxury and feel the excitement of being in the presence of 20,000 fans.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay St. & Lakeshore Rd.
  • Public Transit: Connected to Union Station and Toronto's PATH system makes getting to the ACC and the Hot Stove Club effortless.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking is available across from the Gate 2 entrance on the East side of Bay St.
A word from Hot Stove Club - MLSE
Established in 1963, and revitalized in summer 2012, the Hot Stove Club is a place where fans can enjoy traditional steakhouse cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere with modern amenities.

The Hot Stove Club exudes class and glam with earth-tone leathers, dark wood finishings, marble displays and star-lit ceilings. A custom-built meat locker, with backlit Himalayan salt wall, showcases a wealth of dry-aged premium cut meats, sure to arouse your appetite. Our raw bar, set in front of a stunning mother of pearl wall, offers fresh seafood from local markets. Along with the many steak and seafood options, the menu also offers an array of classic cuisine including, Roasted Chicken, Broiled Salmon and vegetarian options.

Complete your dining experience with a premium cocktail or after dinner drink and pair it with a classic dessert like the melt-in-your-mouth Butter Tart or Hot Stove's famous Carrot Cake
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Hot Stove Club - MLSE reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)good for groups (9)notable wine list (7)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (2)romantic (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Game Night Dining
    GameFan
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The Hot Stove Club's great asset is its location. It is a very convenient place to have dinner before a game. The food is fine and the service is acceptable. There is better food and service available for the price, but they are not in the ACC.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for dinner with clients going to the ACC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent place to dine before the game and during the game. Ideal for business
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor experience
    JRaptor
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Steaks were overcooked. Waiter was too busy to come by and refill drinks. This experience was not even close to worth the cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • World-class service!
    EdmontonianFirstVisit
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    First time at the HSC for a pre-Leafs game meal with a couple of friends. Food was fantastic and the service was over the top! Andy was probably the best server I've had for as long as I can remember. My friends agreed as well. From the food recommendations, to attention to detail to tips he gave to make our experience memorable. Well done Andy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ML1984
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A tip for those eating before the game...as the restaurant suggests, do get there in plenty of time to ensure that you can enjoy your meal and make it to your seat before the game starts. Selection of steaks, many aged on site, and wine is fantastic. Excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fleetwood Mac Event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We sat for too long without anyone coming to take our drink order, finally my husband went to the front to get someone. The waitress was so frazzled she greeted us with what we could not get and get out on time for the show, she gave us the wrong start time of the concert, stressing us out instead of ordering what we wanted we ordered was was the fastest. After a longer wait the drinks arrived, the order was wrong, we ordered 1 diet coke three Gin and tonics, we got 1 Canadian beer and three gin and sodas. Flagged her down to change them, she brought us finally the right drinks and said she had to take back the wrong ones as was policy not to give free drinks. Meal arrived, ordered wine,Savignon Blanc took so long took go cups.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed somewhat
    BonBon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Myself and guests were very impressed when we walked in and food was good but when I went to pay with my debit card was told not acceptable payment.What fine establishment doesnt take debit,I have ate at many fine restaurants and none refused debit,you need to get with it.Also was not impressed with your washroom situation.Was shocked along with a ton of other people that there was only 1 stall in washroom and hardly room to move around for anyone waiting their turn.I guess to the food situation we were one of the lucky groups,2 tables within earshot of us never got the meal cooked the way they had asked and refused to pay.Would have to think long and hard before returning to your establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, made up for bad service
    BlondeAmbition
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not impressed with the wait staff. After seated, we waited 10 minutes before anyone brought us water, or took our wine order. Wine took forever to come out. Water glasses never filled unless we asked. No one came by to see if we needed anything, or how our food was. The only thing that saves this restaurant is the lobster cob salad and steak! And ... it can get very loud and rowdy. Not a pleasant evening before the concert. I will not dine there again. Too expensive not to have great service at ACC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hockey night at ACC
    TorontoCanadaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food and service was great. Great place to go when going to a hockey game. The only issue is it is a little bit on the pricey side. $19 for a small salad is a little bit too much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I can't believe for a steak house that your chefs don't know how to cook a proper steak. My steak was beyond well done and overall was terrible. Was not impressed
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but good
    leaffan
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was good but expensive. Had read several reviews that the food came out lukewarm or took too long, but we were at a pre-season game so the restaurant wasn't full and we experienced no problems - food was hot and tasty. If you go on a regular season game night, get there at least 90 min before game time to ensure you are not rushed and your food arrives in time to get to your seats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I were very impressed with ambiance, service, and food selection. It was delicious and spontaneous. It was recommended, and we were very happy we followed through. Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 117 reviews are from the Hot Stove Club - MLSE reviews archive.
  • Dinner before game
    Sparky
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Appetizers were great, had Green and Ceasar salad. Main Entrée had the fish special and Sirloin steak, Fish was very blan lacked seasoning, steak was over cooked ordered medium and got well done. Baked potatoe was highlight of night, was excellent. Service was very good waitress and clean staff did an amazing job
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was very impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I was very impressed with the flavours of the items we chose. Garlic spinach was the best I have ever tasted outside my home and the lobster was buttery (even before dipping it in the butter). The fries are five star as well. My criticism with the restaurant is that the serving staff, who was eager to please, did lack some refined techniques for this calibre of menu pricing. A hefty price for LongIslandTea that was over-riddled with coke & lime mix. Server neglected to have one of us taste wine prior to serving us both. Two servers, eager to please, unknowingly kept interrupting our conversation to see if everything was okay. ...Just so you know. In any event, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 90th birthday total sucess story
    LMSF
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I brought my Dad to celebrate his 90th birthday at the ACC. Of course we were hoping to be able to dine at the Hot Stove. He was thrilled to be there. The service was great. Many of the staff came over during our meal to shake his hand and wish him a happy birthday. Our food was really good, the service was really good. The people serving and around us were great. If I had to pick one thing that was a challenge was the noise level making it a bit difficult to hear once the place gets rocking, but considering the energy of the place, that was almost a non-issue. Thanks for making it a memorable!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The design of this restaurant
    theatrelover
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The design of this restaurant results in two negative situations: cramped passage for staff and customers and noise levels so high you can't have a decent conversation. The service was such that we were constantly interrupted while we were talking/eating, but ignored when we needed service. For the price of this restaurant, I was not impressed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst of the restaurants at ACC
    FishLoverVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food was horribly prepared...no doubt why the place was virtually empty. Stick with Platinum Club or Air Canada Club.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great pre game dinner
    Zook
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Dinner was great. Steaks cooked to order and out in plenty of time prior to puck drop. Apps are good. Pricing is expensive, but to be expected I guess. Table was booked for 4 at 5pm and we managed to hit our seats for about 8 minutes at the start of the game.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey
    Steph
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food wasn't nearly good enough for the price. Asparagus was pretty much raw. Steak was ok but I've had better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Game night
    SueKnowsVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Perfect spot within the ACC for a game night meal. Staff was attentive and professional. Filet mignonette was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not Enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We got my in-laws a gift certificate here and they really did not enjoy it. They felt people were packed in like sardines and said that it was so noisy they were not even able to talk over dinner. They said the food was ok, but felt they were overlooked by servers because they had not ordered much alcohol.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for the Game!
    BurghoundVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    A very good pre-hockey steak, with prompt service. Exactly what we wanted and perfect for the occasion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-game spot
    Rich
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    If you want something a little more substantial than pizza or hot dogs before a game, then this is the place. My wife and I dropped in before a Raptors game. Food is actually very good - seafood and steaks predominantly: steaks are perfectly cooked and the lobster salad was very good too. It is not cheap - $10 per prawn I thought was a little excessive, but the prawns were good! - however you are in the ACC so expect to pay a premium. Beer and wine lists also very good. The best thing about this place is the service though. Very attentive and given they are set up for pre-game clientele, they get you through efficiently, but you don't feel rushed. We booked in advance, probably did not need to, but I hear it gets busy before Leaf games.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your Enjoyment is Not the Priority
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The tables are way too close together and the service was quite rushed. The food was nothing special either.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birth Day
    BirthDay
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The experience was good, the server was friendly and helpful. The food was just good not great and the prices were on the high side but understandable due to the convenience for the game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Leafs
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    With all the staff there we had to ask multiple times for water. Had my 2 boys there and they had to eat dinner without a drink or water. I My cousin and I had no drink for over 15 mins either. They brought out the wrong salad for me twice. The good was excellent when it arrived but will never go back
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order Never Placed
    2coles
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a reservation for 5:15 on Saturday Mar 8th for the Toronto-Philly game. I made the reservation for that time to have enough time to eat and get to our seats for the pre-game warm up. We arrived on time and placed our food order about 10minutes after arriving. We did not receive our food until 6:35, totally missing the pre-game skate. I asked the waitress to speak to the manager, which the waitress did go and let her know that we waned to speak to her. I told her how unhappy we were with the service we received. She did take our food off of the bill, which I was thankful for. We were told that the waitress did not order our food. For this reason we will not be returning to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast Food at Steakhouse Prices?
    OpentableRegularVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Frequented this restaurant as we wanted in close proximity to the hockey game at the ACC. The menu and prices were that of a high end steakhouse so we were anticipating an outstanding meal. After ordering, the steaks, vegetables, etc., all arrived with 5-6 minutes after ordering. Obviously, our food was pre-prepared and tasted like it. My filet was more what I'd suspect a Waffle House steak to taste like. The chef had even cut into the centre of my steak, to check if it was cooked, "Medium". (A good steakhouse will never do that.). My steak was grossly over cooked and tougher than shoe leather! But the meal was fast. I'd suggest that future patrons might consider a stadium dog & beer. Youre experience will be better and just as fast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More for the Reputation
    shcamp1
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I'd recommend this restaurant for anybody going to the ACC for an event. Nice to get in early, have a meal and dine at the legendary Hot Stove. Nice atmosphere, good service and good meal. Nice to be in the building and walk throgh the platinum area before going to our seats. But to be honest, you pay for the experience, not the meal. The same meal anywhere else is half the price. Good meal, not great. Small menu, over priced food. I'd go back, but it's for the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still waiting
    Betterdays
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have been before. The Hot Stove is very conveniently located for ACC events. The atmosphere is good and the food is good (not great), although very expensive compared to other comparable options. On this occassion, the service was very slow, which resulted in us being late for our event. It took 10 minutes for a waiter to even speak to us after being seated, and then more than an hour for our food to come after ordering. This was inexcusable since they even had a limited menu because of the special event at the ACC. I will not return, and will choose other nearby options.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so hot at the Hot Stove...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Quiet the dissapointment. We had a reservation for 6:30 on Sat evening prior to the Sting & Paul Simon concert. We were seated immediately but waited 15 mins before anyone came to our table to offer us a drink. Food arrived within a reasonable time but the vegetables were luke warm. They offered to bring out hot vegetables but we kept the main dish...the second round of vegetables was only mildly warmer but we decided just to eat what we could. They comped our drinks but I think that wasn't really enough for the poor service and meal. Not a positive experience. As we were leaving I saw the table next to us return one of their meals too. Setting is key and great to walk out to the stadium but definitely need to work on a couple of items!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre concert dining
    Lastminute1
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The Hot Stove Club is conveniently located right at the ACC. No need to go outside to get to the venue. If dining with a group, ensure everyone has their ticket prior to entering the dining entrance otherwise you will need to wait outside until your guests join you. Food choice is reasonable and prepared adequately, however some items were served undercooked (calamari) and some over cooked (filet). Server was somewhat inattentive, asking some but not all members of the group if they were satisfied, offering water, drinks etc. Noise level was very high making conversation difficult even when sitting in a booth. Very busy location pre concert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sting Concert
    augiegerry
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The convenience of this restaurant makes coming to Air Canada Center a treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre concert
    Edavis000
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went to the Hot Stove Club before the Sting and Paul Simon concert. I was with my two daughters and their partners and one of my nieces. Very attentive staff (Andy, Maggie and Michelle), my only reason for 3 stars on the food was my med/rare prime rib was rare. Had a wonderful time with my family and would definitely go back. Excellent concert too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hot Stove is somewhat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The Hot Stove is somewhat true to the former location at Maple Leaf Gardens where Harold Ballard used to hold court with other men with business expense accounts, and women were not welcome: lots of beef on the menu and really, really expensive alcohol. The food here is pricey but very good; the wine list is extensive but the prices well beyond the normal downtown mark-up. The service is superb - I can't fathom how they can graciously serve the entire restaurant in the two hour window before ACC events, but they do. Somehow without making you feel rushed and without losing attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is "fine dining"??
    diningadventurer
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We picked the restaurant for convenience and that part was great. However the service was a bit like being at a low priced diner. We were given water upon seating and handed the sheet of paper that was the menu. We had to ask for a wine list. We placed the order for our wine and shortly after another server took our food order. We had just begun to visit with each other when the food arrived (within about 4 minutes of the order) and the wine had not arrived. We felt a bit like they wanted us to eat and leave. They had no tea selection or decaf capucinno. They never asked if we wanted anythin else and dumped the bill on the table in under an hour and a half. All this lack of attention for a $33 chicken dinner. Not impressed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hot Stove is a great place
    ML1984
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The Hot Stove is a great place to eat before or after a game. It makes you feel like an exclusive member even if you're not-a ticket to the game will allow you to make a reservation. The food is prepared how you want it, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere is not overwhelming or too loud. You can also check your coat there and get it after the game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kates Birthday
    Bill
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was good and the service was excellent! Our server had full knowledge of the menu. Best of all the Leafs won so my appetite was not spoiled. I hope I can go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, High Cost
    Bruce
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The meal was excellent. At this price it will be a special treat to go. Do not go for a romantic evening as you will not be able to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had dinner in the Hot Stove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Had dinner in the Hot Stove Club before attending the Raptors bball game. We both had steak and the food was excellent. Was a good experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.