HOTHOUSE

4.6
1312 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
Welcome to HOTHOUSE, one of Toronto's destination food and wine eateries. We nourish your family like we would our own, and believe quality food shouldn't break the bank. Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many of the city's iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots and are in close proximity to the Financial and Theatre districts.

HOTHOUSE offers a multicultural menu reflective of our city's diversity. With local produce at our doorstep, we offer fresh food with a sophisticated wine and cocktail menu to match. Whether you're joining us for a romantic dinner for two or hosting your family at our famous brunch buffet, a warm welcome awaits you.

Patio at the HOTHOUSE is open now. We are currently not taking reservations. Seating available on first come first
serve basis.



SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BRUNCH: ALA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1312 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gregory
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great place, would go there again once reopened! Food was decent. Didn't really like their cocktails. Service was good.

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OphelieZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great lasagna good service will definitely come back !

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CaptainCrizzy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went the day before the lockdown started again,so patio is only available. Nice ambience for the day, they had the heaters on as well so it was quite comfortable. Our server was very patient with us and recommended a couple things. Would definitely go again

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CVSC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with very reasonable prices. I pray that their brunch buffet comes back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience dining out for the first time after reopening.
The receptionists ignored me twice while I was waiting in line for my turn to be seated. Instead they went ahead and talked to two other groups of people who jumped the queue. Eventually I had to interrupt and tell them that I was there first and had a reservation in order to be seated. I don’t want to think it is because that I was the only Asian in that circumstance while everybody else was Caucasian. But it is hard not to think that way especially when that happened twice in a row.

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vipKrystal
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio. Attentive service. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter birthdays, we enjoyed the lunch Thanks

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GlenH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

THE LAMB SHANK WAS DELICIOUS. The server split our order of soup as requested, also the dessert. The wine was pricey for an outdoor cafe but tasted very good.

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Sheri
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food options. Outdoor seating was warm and Covid friendly!

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downtowner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips. Social distancing great, we felt very safe and heaters!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely patio. The server was to modify my meal in order to accommodate my needs. The hot apple cider is a must on their menu!

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DanK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food. Friendly staff. The Smokey Old Fashion is amazing!

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KeithW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three cheers for Hothouse! Still an active social gathering spot where good food, great service, and safe dining are available. You have done just about everything right, despite a provincial government that doesn't know which way is up. Keep up the great food, great service, and friendly wait staff.

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JenniferN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid perfect! Good food and great service!

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SophieV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Everything was great except the dressing for the cobb salad.

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JohnD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

For the first time the service was not good, we finally asked a server if he was on our table, answer, NO, but took our drink order and we requested he take food order as well.

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CarolynM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hot House has been a happy mainstay of my/our experience during the pandemic – a bright light, full of vitality and cheer, in an otherwise dim time. The food is wonderful, the wait staff truly outstanding and the effort taken to stay open and responsive to customers truly a thing of beauty. Thank you for making the effort and succeeding! I am looking forward to happier, more open days, when we can all green each other without discomfort and be confident to sit wherever there is space. In the meantime, you have created such a welcoming space during the time of Covid. Thank you!

Carolyn MacLeod
Neighbour

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were perfect.

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SarahE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant, terrific food, friendly staff, good value.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service with vast menu and good quality food.
Fabulous patio with Good Covid19 restrictionists adhered to.
I highly recommend Hot House.

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SusanneW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, however, we appreciate Hot House even more now with its thoughtfully designed and executed heated patio space. A heater was even moved closer for our comfort. The steak and boar dishes, Caesar salad and sticky toffee pudding were great! Ask for the bread!

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SueT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great big patio, recognizing safety and great food
Kids menu, asks great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch was beautiful here! I had the shakshuka for the first time and it was so good!!’ I can’t wait to go back !

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vipYYZresidents
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

HotHouse has one of the best patios open during this colder weather and of course COVID restrictions. They have enough heaters everywhere to keep us warm, service always friendly and efficient.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We were put at a table without any heating even though we made a reservation three days in advance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have excelled with their patio service. Great to see Hothouse keeping going. Good food and service

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vipjaclyn
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our 11th anniversary, and we made reservations but had to wait practically 15mins before being sat because they had accepted too many walk-ins which was disappointing. Service and main dishes were good. Was really looking forward to their house tiramisu which was unfortunately, dry in the middle and wasn’t perfect like it normally is. Also, disappointed that they didn’t write Happy Anniversary or something on the plate to acknowledge the occasion. Why bother asking when completing the reservation then?

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CATHERINE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time visiting and was pleased over all. They were able to accommodate us to a warmer spot, due to the cold temperature on the weekend. Great service

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dannyboy
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good but the outdoor setting was way too cold - insufficient heaters and an open wall with frigid air blowing in. We decided early on to ditch the appetizers and dessert, and had only an entree. We won't be back until spring.

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Annie
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had drinks on the patio which was a nice change. We were warm enough.

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EvanL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was friendly and efficient; food delicious, portions generous and nicely presented; price point as advertised - good value for money.

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vipalextacy
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a cold October night, the patio was nice, great service and food!

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Sheri
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was great and the food was great!

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Justine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming service and a delicious brunch on a fall morning downtown!

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vipYYZresidents
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hot House has added a huge tented area, open ends, to make it more comfortable for outdoor dining. So even in the rain you can still do some patio dining. They seem to have added even more heaters, so maybe this can continue into the winter?
We always have great friendly service and this last time was no exception.

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vipShirleyM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great but drink was mediocre for a change.

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StephanieL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very great outdoor, covered heated patio. Nice ambiance, recommend.

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SusieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately the full Sunday brunch was not available due to COVID but the waitperson and staff made us feel welcome. The menu was varied and even though it was cold we were toasty by the heaters.

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JacquieG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The heaters were okay. However my feet and legs were very cold.

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JenniferN
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and we were comfortable with the outside burners keeping it relaxed. Food was excellent. Service was friendly and safe.
Had a good time despite the COVID concerns and are hoping to go back again before the weather becomes impossible.
Highly recommend.

FAQs

HOTHOUSE does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. HOTHOUSE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-7800.

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.6 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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