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HOTHOUSE, Toronto, ON

HOTHOUSE

4.3
4.3
2030 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.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Canadian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 366-7800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Curt Hospedales

  • Catering

    HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Great food is the foundation of every noteworthy event. Whether you're hosting a corporate dinner or private event, HOTHOUSE delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Our venues host a range of capacities up to 350 people. Share your event needs and we'll craft a uniquely catered celebration.

  • Private party contact

    HOTHOUSE Events: (866) 309-4376

  • Neighborhood

    St. Lawrence Market

  • Cross street

    Front and Church

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.

  • Public transit

    Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!

  • Entertainment

    Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,030 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Great for Brunch

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  1. SD

    ShelleyD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hats off to Scotty. Best server ever!!! And he decorated the restaurant so beautifully.
  2. a

    autumnd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was fantastic, server was friendly and quick. we are looking forward to coming back!
  3. M

    Marco

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lot of fun dining here. The food was tasty, and the waiter was polite & friendly. My only criticism would be is that the layout seemed a bit "out of order". The desserts were served closer to the entrance whereas the lunch items like pasta & BBQ chicken were way at the back
  4. P

    Patricia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was too busy, food trays empty at the buffet, long lines.
  5. ER

    ERINR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Wonderful brunch buffet! I’d recommend offering more hot dish selections. I had a reservation and the staff were seating walk-ins before me while I waited 20 mins for my table. Over priced non-alcoholic beverages.
  6. L

    Laur0406

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We had a nice brunch, I am glad to see the menu has stayed consistent throughout the years! There were lots of staff working and it never took too long to get new drinks or coffee refills. Diners should be aware that, although it isn't advertised or communicated, your dining time has a limit.
  7. MR

    MarcosR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still one of the great Sunday Brunch Buffet locations in downtown Toronto… Don’t forget to add to your ‘checkout’ list when in town.
  8. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great and the staff were very welcoming. Definitely make a reservation as it filled up quickly and many people were waiting for a seat.
  9. XO

    XmasOuting

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hothouse never disappoints. The food and service is consistent, which is what keeps me coming back!
  10. V

    Vince

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would highly recommend the Pasta Puttanesca .Excellent waiter
  11. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a great place to grab a great bite and warm up after the Santa Claus parade. May make it an annual tradition!
  12. D

    Dusty

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was very pleasant, we had a nice booth beside the window as requested. The service was very good. The food was mostly good, although the poached eggs in the eggs benedict were overdone and the sauce was slightly congealed, although it had been sitting under a hot lamp for awhile.
  13. LP

    LydiaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good but waiter got the orders wrong. There were three of us. We all asked for well done burgers but only 2 were as ordered so we had to send one back. As well we ordered 2 classic burgers and a hot house burger..got 2 hothouse and one classic…the hothouse burger was ordered with side salad but fries came instead. The salad was brought to us right away and a few moments later 2 more orders of sweet potato fries came to our table…not sure why. We told the server we didn’t order any more but she insisted they were for us. We kept one as 2 of us had ordered sweet potato fries as a side. We then ordered a coffee and tea which never showed up until we reminded the waiter who had forgotten the order. All in all not a huge deal. Food was quite good and servers were very polite. And no charge for the coffee or tea even though it was brought to us right after the waiter was reminded of it. I would definitely return. This is my 3rd time at the restaurant and have never been disappointed with the food.
  14. EI

    EricI

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent. His name is Rafi. Will go back again. Food is good and good value for what you get.
  15. PD

    PaulD

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. Service could be slightly better!
  16. MB

    MartyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good choice. Nice menu and the Vegan Chocolate Tort is a super way to finish off.
  17. A

    Aris

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinning. They have many options to choose from
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Took really long to be seated even with a reservation. There should be a line for people with reservations and a line for people who walk up.
  19. P

    Paola

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I thought charging almost 3 dollars for coffee after paying 35 dollars for the Sunday brunch is a bit excessive.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The quality of the food has definitely dropped down. The quantity has reduced a lot. Its like they are forcing you to order but nobody wants to pay double the price. You could charge couple dollars extra but also provide a heavy quantity of pasta. In just 1 year they are going down and you can just tell that it was not busy at all. I hope they improve- really used to love their food
  21. AS

    AnitaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hot House Cafe is a great restaurant and the food is always reliably good. The eggs benedict breakfast was superb!!
  22. GB

    GinaB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A favourite go to place. Food is more than very good and consistent. Lots of choice. Wonderful ambience but not too noisy that it impedes conversation. Always welcoming staff.
  23. PZ

    PatZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Big airy space. Good friendly servers Be sure to read small print on menu
  24. A

    Aranya

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Really love space and good selection of food. The apps are the most diverse set of options and are the most fun items on the menu. Great featured seasonal drinks.
  25. RD

    RebekahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My friend and I were looking for a place near Mirvish Theatre to have dinner before a performance - a place that offered plenty of gluten-free options. Hothouse fit the bill, and the food was excellent! Close enough that we could walk to the theatre after supper. Definitely recommend!
  26. RS

    RobertS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken cordon bleu was exceptional! And talk about a Manhattan to boot - WOW!
  27. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very excellent Brunch with something for everyone!
  28. AH

    AnneH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch. As always great service and food.
  29. h

    happydiner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Wait staff excellent. Lots of variety at the buffet. Would definitely go again and recommend to others
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great evening. Would recommend the lamb cutlets and the sticky toffee pudding. Reasonably priced & delicious food. (Nice restroom!)
  31. B

    Benzaiten

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, timely and excellent service. Will be back!
  32. BF

    BarbaraF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to go for a quiet lunch!! Our meals were wondeful! Our server, Jen was so attentive and efficient as well!!
  33. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I just wish there was another vegan option other than a burger, although the rest of my party enjoyed their food
  34. BO

    BulentO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Sunday brunch. Just one word: perfect
  35. SS

    SSYYZ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service at brunch. Hopefully you can fix your chafing dishes so they don’t slam open noisily each time someone goes to open them :) I freaking LOVE the Hot House.
  36. M

    Mish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and so appreciative of how many gluten free options they had! Pasta and pizza had the option of gluten free
  37. BD

    BonnieD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for brunch on Saturday and it was lovely although one guest who had Eggs Benedict felt her eggs were too well done and the English muffin was to hard. She didn't speak out at the time, only the next day when I questioned her. Personally I'm in favour of commenting at the time do that the problem can be rectified. The others were very happy with their brunch.
  38. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service. Check menu before you get there.
  39. EK

    EvelynK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wait staff friendly and efficient… food tasty , good value for the price.
  40. HA

    HarjitA

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and great food and atmosphere! Our favourite spot to eat in Toronto.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.3 stars by 2030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for HOTHOUSE

35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front and Church

  • Neighborhood

    St. Lawrence Market

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Canadian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.

  • Public transit

    Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Curt Hospedales

  • Entertainment

    Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 366-7800

  • Catering

    HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Great food is the foundation of every noteworthy event. Whether you're hosting a corporate dinner or private event, HOTHOUSE delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Our venues host a range of capacities up to 350 people. Share your event needs and we'll craft a uniquely catered celebration.

  • Private party contact

    HOTHOUSE Events: (866) 309-4376

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