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Hot House Restaurant & Bar

647 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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!

Enjoy our popular Wednesday Night Buffet from 5 to 9 pm

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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Vegetarian, Canadian
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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 - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 366-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Curt Hospedales
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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.
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Cross street
Front and Church
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Parking details
Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 evenins and weekends. GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade.
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Public transit
Short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes)
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Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!
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Special events & promotions
We host weddings, showers, rehersal dinners and more!
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
What 647 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

There are so many delicious items to choose from. The meals are beautifully seasoned with excellent pairings of ingredients. The ambience is always fun but it is quiet enough for easy conversation. I really appreciate the price point. A stellar meal without exorbitant cost. I return all the time although I live in Markham. Too bad your sister restaurant is on The
Danforth instead of in my area.

4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great meal and nice touch that the manager came to our table to ask how everything was

SpecialK (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for Winterlicious and absolutely loved our meals. Generous portions, delicious flavours.

PhilipK (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great restaurant. First time here and will definitely return.

jenkxtaposition (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful dinner for Winterlicious. My date and I found ourselves enjoying the food and meal enthusiastically. Looking forward to coming back to try the menu further.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice cozy place with great ambiance and attentive staff; food was good too.

Takatron (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Nothing was overly outstanding about the whole experience. Reasonable prices, food was fine (nothing to write home about, but no real complaints either, I could eat it again), but our server needs to improve.

He brought out a pate appetizer dish with no bread or toast to go with it. We waited to see if he was coming back with the rest of the dish. When it was clear that it wasn't happening, we had to flag someone else to get him so we could ask if we were really meant to eat pate and mustard alone. He mumbled something vague and quickly came back with a two slices of crostini. After the meal, he gave us the bill without being asked. If it was a lunch, I'd appreciate it because speedy service is a godsend when you only have 1h for lunch. But this was dinner. Are they trying to kick us out? The place was half empty and it was only 8:00pm.

Overall, not a bad experience but not the greatest either.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I had lunch with a friend. We loved the Winterlicious menu. I had the ribs and soup and my friend ordered the chicken parm and salad. All were very good. The hostess greeted us warmly and made us feel special. She even held the door as we left the restaurant. Highly recommend.

RobAgincourt (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The dinner was, as always, excellent. The Hot House is a long-time favorite.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The waiter was incompetent. The food was horrendous . The manager was disrespectful and lacked common sense.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend and I go at least once a month to The Hot House. Our server was Dan, he's excellent and we are sorry to hear that he is leaving.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic experience. The gentleman who served us was very pleasant and professional. The man who greeted my girlfriend and I at the door immediately suggested for us to be seated in a nice booth.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always good,

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

My friends and I go to Hot House often because it is one of, if not the only, restaurants near union station (convenient location for us) that can accommodate larger groups, is quiet enough for conversation, has a menu with lots of options, reasonable prices and tasty food. We love hot house!

AnnaK (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

It was very easy to set up the reservation via Open Table. We were a group of four and we were seated at a table near a window. The server was very friendly and patient. He offered many daily specials and recommendations. I’ve been to this restaurant numerous times and I always enjoy taking my friends here to eat. I will definitely come back!