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
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BRUNCH: ALA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Penne with your choice of tomato, Alfredo, or tomato cream sauce
Gourmet thin crust pizza with a choice of pepperoni or cheese
The Mediterranean platter and fried cauliflowers were absolutely delicious!
The food was delicious, will definitely be back again!
I rated the food 3 stars though I did not actually eat here but had to enter a rating to save the review and did not want to penalize the restaurant based on its food. I have eaten here in the past and the food was good.
During this particular occasion, the service was abysmal. First off we did not have any reservations. It was 7:45pm on a Friday evening. We were told that that they do not accept walk ups until 9pm but they'd be willing to put our name on a waiting list. We said no thanks and was going to find another place. We then tried looking for another restaurant on OpenTable. That's when we noticed that we could book at this restaurant for 8pm!! A whole hour earlier than they said we'd have to wait. So I booked it and we went back with our reservation. They then seated us promptly. So not sure why they can't accept walk ups but are willing to accept last minute reservations online??!!
Next when we sat down the server asked if we wanted water. I said yes. She leaves while we check out the menu. Comes back to take our order but still no water. My friend tries ordering the Reuben but we're told they don't serve sandwiches after 3pm (as indicated on the menu). Our bad for missing the fine print. So we ask for another 5min to decide. She leaves and comes back in 5min. Still no water. My friend decides she will have the Fish and Chips Friday special, which was what I had intended to order as well. And we're told it's sold out. It's only 8pm and you have a giant banner on one of the columns advertising your Fish and Chips Friday special. And you've already sold out?
Frustrated we decided to leave. Very poor service.
Seating was comedy. People taken to tables that had just had other people seated there. Off to another table just to have it happen again.
It was like musical chairs.
Service was awful. We were asked every 2 minutes what we wanted to order. And when we did order the server forgot to bring it. Groan.
But I have to say it was lively.
Good was okay.
And I think they are trying.
We will go back
Staff was courteous and prompt. The food was absolutely delicious. 5 star experience.
Good place to dine in and chat with friends. Food was ok!!!
Either kitchen or server did not get order correct, but manager apologized and adjusted the bill. Food and wine was very good. A definite go to restaurant with a great patio.
Our server was friendly. Our food came in a timely manner and was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back
Serving sizes were small for the price, but tasted good overall.
The service was excellent and the meal was delicious. Same goes for the ambience. I feel "at home" at the Hothouse.
We had a quiet lunch outside on their patio - good food , & atmosphere & their tall plants along the sidewalk are beautiful
As always, excellent food, service and drinks.
Music is always great and we always walk away with a smile.
See you again
Our waiter was amazing and funny af! Great vibes!
Appetizers arrived 2 minutes before main course.
2 steaks ordered medium, one was rare, the other well done & burnt.
Service was slow & disinterested
I have been coming here for years, but clearly there is something wrong in the kitchen, I can no longer recommend, there are better places to spend your money.
Service and food were great!
Food was good. Service was pleasant though a bit slow
We always like eating at the Hot House. Their menu is extremely varied, giving choices for everyone regardless of their taste and the quality is always consistent even when other restaurants struggle with their kitchen output after COVID. It's always a relax and friendly atmosphere.
Bon service. Ambiance sympathique. Nourriture correcte. Très bien situé. Apprécié par les gens de la place car beaucoup de locaux. On a aimé la soirée
The $14 cauliflower we got had five pieces - but then we saw another one coming out to another table that was piled up high, so I’m not sure why we got so little. I got a $29 Asiago chicken - it tasted fine but I have no idea how something so small would cost nearly $30. The food was good but vastly overpriced relative to the quantity we got.
Always a great spot, prices gone up, by a lot, but I guess covid it to blame for that.
Service is okay, staff is doing their job, no more, didn't see any server chatting at any table. If you are looking for a dinning experience this is not the place, but for a bite on a beautiful patio this IS the place to be
Ribs fell of the bone, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies complimented them so well, accompanied by a nice glass of California Cabernet Sauvignon and a Tiramisu for dessert 😍 my third time there and I will definitely go back.
Our server, Daniela was awesome👏
The food is great; we ordered four different kinds of pasta and we love them all. The deserts are good too! A very pleasant experience to dine here!
Substitute table bread was so much better than the regular one!
Had the pizza and calamari; the pizza was extremely greasy and the calamari was soggy.
Busy night on the patio but our server and the team were so attentive and seamless they met all our needs! Food reliably good with lots of fun gluten-free options!
The food is very good in quality and presentation. The server was excellent in his measured responses and attentiveness. We had dinner with friends/relatives who were first visitors to Hothouse and they were very impressed and they know good food and restaurants. We have been to Hothouse many times and consider it a go to place on our list of favourites.
Had a great date night here. Service was very good. Got the capriccio bread to start and the tuna poke bowl, which were both delicious! One of my fave restaurants downtwown
Huge patio. Well spaced tables. Food and staff excellent. Manager around and paying attention. Lovely flowers surround it. Great 2 for $10 Caesars on Sunday brunch. Great omelets .
Great food great ambiance had lots of fun !
Was our first time, was a pleasant evening considering the company. Food was nothing to write home about, not that we expected it to be. Good enough. Pleasant reception all round… under the circumstances, times we live in, good all round.. thank you Staff for making our evening possible.
Reserved a table for 2. We sat on the patio and ordered the penne alla sambuca and the carne pizza. The ambience was good and the food was delicious. It was a little loud at times because of traffic on the street beside the patio. Overall, a great experience.
We were at Hot House for a late lunch. We both had pizza and it did not disappoint. Service was fantastic.
Only problem was the wasps on the patio. it is that time of year and for the most past HH had wasp catchers but a few of them did not get the message to not bug us :)
This was the third time we have been there (2 couples) this summer as it has a spacious and airy patio with full shelter from sun and rain, is accessible with both patios and the inside dining area and washrooms all on one level, and a good variety of tasty food selections at reasonable prices. The wait staff are efficient and personable, and the location is in the core and interesting and easily accessible by subway, with two stations a few minutes walk away.
The food and service were very good. the meal came quickly after ordering and was tasty. The after dinner coffee was not as hot as I would like but that is a minor complaint. Great lunch
Been coming here for years. Was here a few weeks ago and the service was amazing. Can't say that about last night. The waiter we had was the most unenthusiatic ever. Very unfriendly and unattentive
Exactly as advertised. My steak was perfectly done and great value. My children’s GF pasta was also excellent, not tasteless or powdery. Flavourful despite our dietary requirements, unlike many restaurants. Highly recommend.
Server arranged a drink after the bar closed since we weren’t notified of last call. Also prompt to respond to requests.
Overall the best value and service we have received on vacation for a week in Toronto. We have dined at 4.6 and 4.8 star restaurants that were less impressive.
i ordered a caprese salad which was not available until after 5 pm (that was a daily special ) unsure WHY the time restriction as it was made of tomatoes, greens and soft cheese - our server was the superhero and argued with the kitchen on our behalf and i got my salad!
was a great day - tropical mimosa was deeelish !! will visit the hothouse again.
The food was tasty.Our waiter was attentive, polite and prompt.
The patio ambience is amazing…..makes you feel like you are dining on a tropical island……gives you a relaxing feeling. The noise level, however, is annoying and frustrating, especially when trying to carry on a conversation. Some of the tables are a little too close. Other than that, the experience on the whole, was great.
We have been to the Hothouse several times and we are never disappointed. The service and the food are always excellent. We will continue to enjoy meals there. Thanks!
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 4.3 stars by 1544 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.