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About Hot House Restaurant & Bar

Located in Toronto's historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood in close proximity to the city's Financial and Theatre districts. The award-winning Hot House Restaurant & Bar offers an eclectic menu of international dishes to compliment its extensive range of Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas. An extensive selection of Wines from around the world, compliments an impressive Cocktail menu makes Hot House the ideal venue for any occasion.

If you are looking for the best patio in the City, then Hot House Restaurant & Bar is the place to be!

WEDNESDAYS!
Enjoy our popular Wednesday Night Buffet from 5 to 9 pm


SUNDAY BRUNCH
Come for our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Omelette station, dessert paradise and so much variaty awaits you from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Enjoy our live Jazz!

35 Church Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1T3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Front and Church

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 366-7800

Website:
http://www.hothouserestaurant.com/

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

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 evenins and weekends. GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade.

Public Transit:
Short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes)

Executive Chef:
Curt Hospedales

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host weddings, showers, rehersal dinners and more!

Hot House Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
People Watching (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Reliable cozy neighbourhood gem. Consistently great food and service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day. It was great. Wonderful buffet with lots of variety all for $25.00. You can't find anything like that elsewhere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Reliable and cozy place to eat. One of our local favourites!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always reliable at the Hot House

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Cozy atmosphere and warm service. Good food and is very reasonably priced, especially for the location. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 1, 2017

2 for $9 mimosas! I had the eggs Amelia and it was okay, but the service was super friendly and we never had to wait for a thing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Boar bolagnese was outstanding. service very good. I heard the buffet is great but we ate off the menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at the Hot House Restaurant & Bar. We were with a group of 8, and had great service, a good variety on the menu and the food was all amazing! I would definitely like to go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Consistently reliable, friendly, and tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It has been about 10 years since my first and only visit to the Hot House. My experience was fantastic all around! There are plenty of food options that accommodate different types of dietary restrictions. My friend and I shared the Stella mussels and it was delicious! I could've eaten the whole basket of bread with this sauce. We also shared the jambalaya, which was delicious with a ton of flavour. It has a good spicy kick to it so only order it if you like some heat in your food. We also shared the lobster/crab pasta, which was tasty and very filling. We ended the night with some homemade tiramisu, which was nice and light. Service was also great- no complaints. My next visit will definitely be a lot sooner than 10 years!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Spicy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Came in on the last day of Winterlicous, their surf and turf for $28 is an unbelievable value.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We didn't go for the buffet as we were meeting and didn't want that interruption. the food was really tasty and the service excellent. I would recommend this as it is in a convenient location and fun area. It wasn't too busy, which was perfect.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Left a note to be seated near the buffet and got seated very far away and had to ask for a new table. The host was not friendly...he did his job but he didn't look happy. Luckily things changed once we started dining as our servers and the servers in the buffet area were all very nice.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A very well-prepared three-course dinner at an amazing price during Winterlicious 2017.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We've been to this restaurant on many occasions and has been consistently good food & service. Today's visit was a bit sub-par. The service was very slow -- we were almost late for our post-dinner sporting event. The food was OK, but not cooked as requested. A bit disappointing :(

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Can dress up or down. Eat by self, as a couple, or a larger group. Very good reasonably priced wine selection. Very flexible place can share a pizza and salad or have a major meal or come to buffet special.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We were at The Hot House for my birthday and I had mentioned it at the reception. After we've had our fill of the scrumptious Karaage chicken and Jambalaya, they surprised me with a big slice of cake. I thought that was super sweet. The food in general was great as well. Definitely returning!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2017

My friends and I meet here once at least twice a year and have always had great food and excellent service. We spoke with one of the owners about how much we like this restaurant. They have been in business for over 20 years and it is not surprising. I have never had a bad experience with food or service. The menu has so much selection, it is good for even the pickiest eater. This restaurant is a gem and is a go-to suggestion for get-togethers.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Food is always good however our friend sent his steak back as it tasted and smelled bad. They apologized and provided him another meal.... but should have comped it. Otherwise always a good experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 8, 2017

One of my favorite places for brunch in Toronto. Very good value for money. Im from out of town and always recommend it to my friend who are going to Toronto

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The food was great and the service was timely and courteous. I was a half hour early for my reservation and was seated right away . Highly recommend hot house !

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great lunch - the January 50% off for "members" is a terrific value! Wish I had time for $6 martini!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Lived up to the usual standard of this restaurant, food is delish and good portion. Server was very friendly and efficient.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food and service was great despite it being New Years Eve.
The only draw back was the group of people sitting behind me who were very loud and obnoxious. Every other table was looking at them.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Very good service with good food that was delivered quickly as requested prior to our hockey game.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Calamari was great. Steak was done perfectly. Salmon was overcooked and dry.

Service was efficient and not intrusive. Server was enthusiastic, engaging and cheerful. I appreciated that very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas eve family meal 11 people, Rob (our server) went above and beyond. Wonderful time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2016

What a location!
We arrived early and enjoyed a short stroll around the neighborhood.
Food was fine, well prepared. Service also.
It was quiet.
We will return.
thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Enjoyeed anither meal at HH was attentive service with a global fusion menu

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Had a great time at Hot House with friends for Saturday breakfast. Our server, Scott, was amazing--very friendly and kept our coffees and mimosas topped up the whole time. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (東京)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was ok and relatively good value. Service is good but the food takes sometime to be ready.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Fun for a business luncheon.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Attended Oct 1st for a birthday breakfast. We ordered French toast and an omelet. Both meals tasted great. The manager also walked around and greeted the guest seated. Nice touch. Our table was right against the windows which was perfect for people watching on Front St.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2016

We really enjoyed an evening out with friends. The service was excellent and the food was good.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We were a little disappointed as we used to go there all the time when we lived downtown. Sadly, the food wasn't that tasty. My adult grandson just picked at his pizza (with prosciutto)- he took it home so hope he ate it later that day! I had another pizza, with Italian sausage and it was just so-so. My husband had the Gumbo and wasn't overly impressed. Our server Kathleen and the other staff were fantastic, thank you. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated, clean & large. The outside patio is lovely.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Service is always outstanding - serving staff professional but personable.

Food is consistently good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Great service and great food. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2016

I like the location & fast service. The noise level needs to be looked at,maybe a quiet section for pairs.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Great buffet on Wednesday evenings.
I booked ahead to get a table near the buffet.
But when I arrived on time, they had given away my table.
Even though they bumped us up in priority, they put us at the other end of the restaurant and it was impossible to get food.
It was a horrible experience and showed they don't really care about the experience of their customers.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2016

My out-of-town family members really enjoyed our dinners at the Hot House cafe. The food was excellent as was the service. We would like to try their Wednesday evening buffet dinners and the Sunday brunch. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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