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HOTHOUSE

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CAN$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1249 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debbie
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite neighborhood restaurant, food is always good and servers are super friendly.

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LynneK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are delighted the Hot House continues to provide us with great hospitality. Other places have cut their menus substantially while HH offers us a full menu of food and wine. The daily specials are appreciated.

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MalleA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and very accommodating. Food and table service was excellent.

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MorganS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and ambience ae fine. I just find the prices a bit high.

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luna
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food great price. It’s a bit noisy outdoor tho.

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MissKiss
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place to eat downtown! Have been coming here for years and always enjoy it.
Thanks HOT HOUSE for a wonderful evening.

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Kris
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to have lunch/dine in

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HetM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is really great. Ambience is nice. Would recommend this place.

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Kesd
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, disappointed that sign said catch of the day was arctic char and waitress said otherwise.

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Domenic
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Waitress was extremally pleasent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for dinner .
The tables are spaced out well ,food was good and service is timely and attentive
It is great you have heaters which are good as the weather is getting cooler .The manager was around and we can see that he genuinely cares and always says hello
We will come back again
Thanks for an enjoyable time !😊

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DonnaV
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful, good service And accommodating !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server!! Always delicious food

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was awesome!
The curry chicken was incredible!
Fun place

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food, reasonable price... Everything I need!

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AllSmiles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the restaurant was very relaxing, the atmosphere and environment made it easy to interact with my guests. The staff was very helpful and constantly making sure we were being helped. They were friendly and nice and easy to talk too. I felt like I was a regular even though it was my first time with my guests.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been going to the Hot House for years - never disappointing. First time dining on the patio and it was equally as good as the dining room.

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vipbarone77
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are frequent hot house guests. It was great as always

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Arrpita
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The shakshuka was really tasty, hit the right spot! The 2 mimosas for $10 was a steal!

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JosephM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Outstanding service by server. Just the right amount of attention without being intrusive.

Given the current virus situation, the check in was a little too long and the line-up went into the street. Should have had two people at the front.

Had the Lasagna, came back on that night. Desert was very good. They had a Ice Cream vendor at the front but Ice Cream was not on the desert menu.

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ShazadO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and location was perfect. My only gripe was that the food portions were much smaller than expected. With this in mind, I still plan on being a returning customer, but I would likely go here for a drinks and light food type of event, not when I/my group is looking to feast.

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waikiki
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Pizza disappointing. Drinks expensive. Menu limited which is understandable but would have benefited from more staples.

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ASG722
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for a drink and light dinner around 7 pm on a Thursday. They are open and managing during phase 3 of the pandemic, which is commendable.

Ambience - Outside roomy patio with distanced tables. Fairly safe (very, very unlikely one would catch the virus here).

Drinks - Had the house red, which was okay/fair.

Food - Limited options, and menu was all over the map in terms of cuisine. I guess this is primarily a place for relaxed drinking for the quieter crowd. Had calamari, which was actually done well. Nonetheless, not sure if I'd come here if food was the only priority.

Noise/Music - Thankfully no loud club music blasting off from the speakers. One could actually converse.

Service - Very good, friendly (without being too enthusiastic) and polite staff, and attentive.

My only complaint - I felt that the seats/tables aren't the best in terms of height/ergonomics. Could use better seating and table furniture.

I wouldn't probably go back in a non-pandemic environment, but I thank the staff for running it at the time of a pandemic. Biggest reason to revisit would be low noise levels (unlike most other similar places in the same neighbourhood).

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. Service was good and food was delicious. We would return again.

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DavidD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Good food, pleasant ambiance, friendly service, adequate COVID measures

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DavidP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio downtown. Great food great server great value

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dreary
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I chose the patio to be seated at....however the noise of the traffic was horrific. So not the restaurant's fault but something to keep in mind. Net time will sit inside!

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Michael
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and professional service. Lovely patio. COVID safety in place. We were three people having lunch - we all enjoyed our meals.

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andrea
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

definitely worth the price, food was absolutely delish, and a wide range of delicious cocktails to chose from

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff are courteous and very quick to respond to your requests. As always, the food was great but we so do miss the brunch and looking forward to it's return. Oh yes, loved your coffee!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great !!

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KimD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The one place in the city that has always been consistent in their meals.

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GinnyC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was awesome, ambiance was great! However, they had limited servers and our server was the worst. I felt judged and he almost forgot that we existed. The manager apologized for being understaffed, and the server was probably overworked. But the little interaction we had with our server was literally abysmal. We all have personal problems and bad days, but it is unfair to everyone to bring it to work and spread whatever negative stuff one is going through.

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RomaB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at HOTHOUSE was exceptional. I was very pleased by how attentive everyone was. From the hostess to the manager himself, my friend and I felt very important because of how nice they were! Huge shoutout to the irish bartender for the wonderful drinks and great conversation. As well as the chef(s) because the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely planning to come back here!

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Erik
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. I believe she was Irish or Scottish and had curly red hair. The food was excellent and the timing of the service was spot on. The only thing that put a little crimp on the night was some random person as we were leaving that was asking for money and wasn't wearing a mask and was quite rude. This of course had nothing to do with the restaurant however.

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EmmaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent :) would definitely go back, especially on the patio!

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vipZeeBee
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely. The crab cakes and white pizza with mushrooms were delicious.

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KeithW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for two friends to gather and spend two hours in discussion over lunch and a bottle of wine. It doesn't get much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!
And the alcohol is not watered down.
Good options for vegetarians as well.

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Brian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and patio! We did the Sunday ribs deal and they were delicious.

FAQs

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

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.4 stars by 1249 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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