I've been to the Hot House
I've been to the Hot House several times and have yet to be disappointed. Great atmosphere, excellent service and yummy food. Pricing is very reasonable as well.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hot House Cafe is a "stand
Hot House Cafe is a "stand by" for me. The food is consistent and the menu has many choices. The menu has recently changed slightly but the variety is still there. I had the caesar salad with grilled shrimp and I have to say that the shrimp was fantastic. I've had the salad before but with the chicken breast and I enjoyed the shrimp more. Service was good despite there being a couple of large groups in the restaurant at the same time for lunch. This is one place that I will always go back to.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is a larage restaurant,
It is a larage restaurant, so when busy, slow. Also slow for a large tables. (Most of the time worth the wait) My last experience, the service was fast and good as there were few tables occupied. The food is very good, although, I do not care for their Caesar salad dressing but their tomato soup is amazing! Check out the menu - something for everyone. We go regularly for lunch.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
he service and food was excellent.
he service and food was excellent. Really great value for money.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner with Mom
firstly - making the reservations via OpenTable was so easy ! I had requested a corner round table
it was a very busy night for the restaurant - there was a busload of ladies from some organization so it was busy & it was loud
the food was great & we had the most wonderful server - although it was busy, he remained attentive & friendly - he was fabulous !
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has been a favourite of mine for years. They have a very good menu with something for everyone and a killer Sunday Brunch. I made my reservation at 3:25pm for dinner at7pm. When we arrived the host said that they didn't have my reservation. After it old her that it was made on Open Table she touched the screen and said she found it and explained that they only check for online reservations once in the morning and write it into the list. I guess here Open Table is only good if you make your reservation the day before and not same day before you finish at work. Other than that it is a very good place to dine.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in our group enjoyed there food and beverages.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First bite of Summerlicious 2013
I came to Hot House with some co-workers to celebrate my birthday. I was excited to find that Summerlicious had begun and Hot House was my first and only choice of restaurants to go to. The server was very nice, however he was no where to be found at the end of our meal. We were there for lunch and had to go back to work. The restaurant was not that full, so I didn't really understand why he wasn't around. The food was great; I tasted a bit of everyone's. I didn't love what I chose. Im not sure what it was called, something Agnossi maybe...with goat cheese. I believe there was chicken in it but I didn't taste any. I'm glad I went and I will definitely go back for a non summerlicious meal option.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for brunch!
This place has a lovely patio and it big enough for groups. It's got an awesome brunch buffet with a lot of choice (although I have to admit it's been in awhile since I had brunch there). The menu has enough choice for everyone—from meat eaters to vegetarians. It's not really a foodie type of place for dinner, but the food is decent enough. They also have good service even when the restaurant is fairly busy—our waiter was attentive and pleasant and we didn't wait forever for our food. The pace of our 3-course meal was perfect. They are also part of Summerlicious.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for summerlicious!
Went there for summerlicious! The food was good and server daniel was awesome
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came for SUMMERLICIOUS with
Came for SUMMERLICIOUS with a large group of work colleagues. Excellent service and food was great! Nice atmosphere and view of activity in the St Lawrence area!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been taking my mother
I have been taking my mother there every year for Mother's Day brunch, so I decided to check it out for Summerlicious; it was great as usual. My friend and I sat out on the patio this time, and I will be taking my sister for her birthday. Great resto!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining all-around
Great food. Great scenic outdoor patio space. Great ambience and vibrancy to the neighbourhood. Friendly waitstaff. Easy to find and easily accessible by transit or car.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious. We ordered from the Summerlicious menu. I have been there several times before and found the service is always the best I have seen. This one was the best. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we were happy with our food.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it thought the buffet
Loved it thought the buffet and the service staff were exceptional ;)
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food came fast, good portions, tastes good :) I especially love their soup!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a lovely lunch with my family on a Friday afternoon, food and service was great. We really enjoyed the veal sandwich, very tasty! Will defninitely return, thanks for the great experience!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was attentive
The wait staff was attentive and friendly with the ability to make great recommendations . We found the atmosphere relaxing and quiet enough to enjoy conversation at the table. The food was great and the swordfish was a hit!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summerlicious at Hot House
A friend (visiting from Banff) & I participated in the Summerlicous festival offered in Toronto (2013) as a treat, selecting Hot House because it's menu boasted varied offerings, featuring fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. What a treat it was, worth every cent. Great location, easy to find, boasted a large patio & spacious interior. The food was excellent, very flavourful, tastes were thoughtfully paired using fresh ingredients, & the dishes were easily catered to accommodate for food sensitivities/restrictions. What really made the experience, however, was the service-every person we encountred was friendly, welcoming & helpful. Our server was knowledgeable, gracious & helpful. I can't wait to return to this restaurant!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good service.
Very good service, though water could have been refilled more. A/C was on full blast but they adjusted for us. The renovations are really nice and the place looks great inside. Was very impressed with the food and serving sizes.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot House has been around for many years and is always a great place to meet and is open late. The sunday brunch is always popular and offers many choices of food items to suit all tastes.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family gathering
We had a group of six. We drive down from Ottawa to see our family and we meet at the Hot House about three times a year. It has always been a favourite of ours since it first opened years ago. We used to go often when we lived closer by but that was 15 years ago. The food is great, just the right ambiance and the staff friendly. A great place to go.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
priced competitively, the food was excellent as well as the service provided by the crew. will go back again.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and the service
Food was great and the service was very friendly. The location is great, especially if you're on the patio (weather permitting).
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best thing about Hot House is its menu and its diversity. There's easily something for everyone, from salads to pizzas to burgers to steaks. I've eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal. The service is usually quite good and efficient. I'll continue to eat here when I'm in the neighbourhood.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Patio Dining
My friend and I love to dine on a patio especially Front Street . We thought we would try Hot House , weather was wonderful but
for some reason there were very few people on the patio that day.
Food was really yummy but the kitchen service for the mains was slow. We were not in a hurry as did not have to be back to work, but if we had to be ,it would have been a problem.
Will try it again thought for sure, server was efficient and pleasent.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 9, the
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.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
As ever, they exceeded expectations
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.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice meal
consistently good food & service bring us back often, pre and post-theatre
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good vibe and food
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM