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Hot House Restaurant & Bar

4.4
671 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Located in Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood and in close proximity to the city's Financial and Theatre districts, The HotHouse offers a multicultural menu reflective of the diversity of our fair city and the local produce at our doorstep with a sophisticated wine and cocktail program to match.
Join us for a romantic dinner for two, or bring your family to enjoy our award winning buffets on Wednesday night or Sunday brunch until 3 pm.
A warm welcome awaits you, and if its spring or summer, join us on our patio !


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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Italian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
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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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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.
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Cross street
Front and Church
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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..
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Public transit
Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes), and a slapshot away from the Air Canada Centre.
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Entertainment
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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us this Mothers Day and enjoy our special Sunday brunch anytime between 930 am and 8 pm.
At $26.95 per person, we offer a 2 hour seating and a tantalizing array of breakfast items during the day, fresh pastas, antipasti, roasted ham and beef carving station, a dessert table and more.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 671 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was 6 out of 5 as it has been every time before. Post Dinner food coma never been enjoyed more. Chipotle Mussels excellent, lasagna excellent, Steak Excellent, Crab cakes the best, Gnocchi perfect. Service - some of the best I have experienced. Would eat there weekly if I didn't live so far away.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Four of us were celebrating 2 birthdays (a few days apart). We were well liked after by our server & enjoyed our conversation with the manager, who checked in with us.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

In error, our waiter brought us the wrong salad. He was more than willing to take it back and bring us the one we had ordered. We were splitting the salad and he brought it already separated on two plates. We had the grapefruit and avocado salad, which was very refreshing. I had the Fettuccini Carbonara, and it was the best I have every had. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. We both really enjoyed our dinner and will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A great experience. It always is. It's about a 10-minute walk from the financial district, where all the restaurants are noisy and cramped. This is the remedy.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was a buffet night. The selections of food and deasert were great. The price was reasonable. Will go back there again.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Needed somewhere to go for a work lunch. Perfect set up for the six of us at a round table. Attentive service but not rushed. Host brought over a coat rack even. Lot s of options on the menu and quick removal of empty dishes. Always enjoyed the Hot House and glad to see its still a place to always consider. Have been for Wednesday night buffet and Sunday brunch too and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great experience!! The food was varied and delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great brunch, awesome selection, good service.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It’s a little expensive

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant was very crowded and noisy, but it was Easter Sunday and extremely busy

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great selection of food at the Sunday brunch but the brunch does NOT include beverages like tea and coffee. Beverages are extra... over and above a pricey buffet.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was treating friends who have become family to an Easter weekend dinner. I've eaten in the Hot House many times and have never had a poor or even standard meal. There's a server in the area by the Front St. windows, whose name do not know, but his attention to good service is wonderful. The food was excellent all round, and the availability of affordable wines is appreciated!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was great, food good. Always a pleasure!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brunch was amazing! It was our first time visiting, and it won't be our last. The selection of food was incredible and delicious and the staff were super friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always an amazing experience at Hot House!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We are here often. The food and service is consistently excellent. We are concerned that things will change with new ownership. With such a winning combination it would be sad to see any major changes.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Consistently good food & service pre sporting event. Salmon portion added to spinach salad was generous size & nicely cooked. burger was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always a nice spot. Quieter than restaurants in the financial district. Worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent brunch with great ambiance and jazz. A perfect place to enjoy a family outing in a fabulous location.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place! My family and I really enjoyed it! We will be going again.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch here a few days ago. The waiter (Mark) was positively perky and very friendly and helpful. The food was hearty and very good. I've also been here a couple of times with a largish group, and we were very well taken care of.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Service was friendly but a tad slow. Granted, it was a busy Saturday night. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent experience as always! When we want consistency of all the elements of eating in a restaurant we head to the HH!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Nice, comfortable place. Butternut squash ravioli was so-so – the tomato sauce overpowered the squash filling. Good deal on cocktails. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great restaurant. First time here and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always good,

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

As always, a reliable lunch with good service and great food.

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