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About Hot Stove Club - MLSE

Established in 1963, and revitalized in summer 2012, the Hot Stove Club is a place where fans can enjoy traditional steakhouse cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere with modern amenities.

The Hot Stove Club exudes class and glam with earth-tone leathers, dark wood finishings, marble displays and star-lit ceilings. A custom-built meat locker, with backlit Himalayan salt wall, showcases a wealth of dry-aged premium cut meats, sure to arouse your appetite. Our raw bar, set in front of a stunning mother of pearl wall, offers fresh seafood from local markets. Along with the many steak and seafood options, the menu also offers an array of classic cuisine including, Roasted Chicken, Trout Amandine and vegetarian options.

Complete your dining experience with a premium cocktail or after dinner drink and pair it with a classic dessert like the melt-in-your-mouth Butter Tart or Hot Stove's famous Carrot Cake

40 Bay Street
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON M5J 2X2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Open during Event days only. Hours vary.

Cross Street:
Bay St. & Lakeshore Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 815-5983

Website:
http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/hotstove

Entertainment:
The Club Restaurants of the Air Canada Centre offer dining just steps away from the action of the game. Whether you are attending a Toronto Maple Leaf's Hockey game or a Toronto Raptors Basketball game you will be able dine in luxury and feel the excitement of being in the presence of 20,000 fans.

Catering:
We offer an extensive range of food services coordinated through our in-house catering division, the Platinum Catering Company. We are also excited about extending our culinary expertise beyond the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre with our off-site catering packages. We will customize menus to accommodate dietary restrictions while pleasing everyone's palate. Whether you're hosting an intimate affair for ten or a large convention for thousands, allow our experienced, friendly staff to assist you in planning and executing a successful and memorable event at the location of your choice.

Parking Details:
Public Parking is available across from the Gate 2 entrance on the East side of Bay St.

Public Transit:
Connected to Union Station and Toronto's PATH system makes getting to the ACC and the Hot Stove Club effortless.

Executive Chef:
Chris Zielinski

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hot Stove Club - MLSE Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.3

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4.2

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first visit to the Hot Stove Club. We made reservations for 5:15 pm — plenty of time before the 7 pm Leafs game. We waited almost two hours before we received our main courses and missed the first 2/3rds of the first period and the Leafs’ only goal of the night. I will never return.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

First impression was very good, great atmosphere and obviously perfect location if you're catching an event at the Air Canada Center. However the food was underwhelming for the price. In particular the caesar salad and the crab poutine disappointed with their lack of creativity and portion size, for the price. The mains were pretty tasty though. Service was uneventful - took our order, brought our food, took our money. Glad I tried it, probably won't go back.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The staff was fantastic at changing our reservation due to a change of needs on our part.
They reacted and were able to accommodate very quickly and the evening was saved
Thanks to them

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Calamari appetizer badly overcooked and/or reheated. Twice-baked potatoes were at least thrice-baked and embarrassingly mediocre for a restaurant of this calibre. Excessive mark-ups on wine list, together with lack of low and moderate cost options. In fairness, the steaks were good. Waiter pushed and pushed us to place our orders, since the kitchen gets overwhelmed on game nights. But isn't every night a game night? $400 for dinner for two including tip - nope, no next time for me.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Tables crowded together, menu uninspired, food ordinary decor not great, service was very good though, would not go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great dinner and great service as usual. Go Leafs Go!!

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service! Johnny was very attentive. Food was fantastic and service was quick!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Comfortable ambiance , low level lighting.
Food was excellent but pricy.
Wines by the glass a little expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The fact that you can return to your table between intermissions is priceless. The staff is very accommodating. While the price may seem high it is inside the ACC so that is to be expected. Very nice experience and we will certainly be back. Oh and when the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs stops at your table and shakes your hand, well thats priceless.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The bacon wrapped filet is to die for and so is the Prime Rib roast. Soooo tender and soooo flavourful. Great sides too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I loved this place! I am a raptors season ticket holder and this is a great pre-game spot to enjoy good food before the game. Not the perfect spot for game viewing as there is no court view but there are televisions everywhere and good entertainment .. The decor is really cool and the food is delicious. I had the lobster pasta and to my delight it was al dente ... my mom had the trout and it was fantstic. I would most definitely visit again and am looking forward to my next visit

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Overall great pregame dinner. Price is high, but as people report, to be expected. I give the food a 4 star as they missed the mark on the steak this time. They offered to re do it, but I just declined.

Only thing I can say is .... bring back the donuts !!!!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service and staff were great! Quality of food was less than we expected given it boasts its meat locker and hand cut steaks the quality wasn't to par. It might have been a Hit and Miss but we had to send our meals back for not being cooked as requested. Would give it another try as it could have been an off night in the kitchen.

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I was late by 45 minutes for my reservation (Toronto traffic getting ridiculous) and was greeted respectfully by front staff. Sat down right away, attended to quickly ordered food and received it all before puck drop which I thought was incredible...I will come back everytime I have an event at the ACC...

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I used to go to the Hot Stove quite often, before most Leaf games that I attended. However, last year, I found it simply took too long-from the time we got to order, to when we got the food, to when I was able to pay and leave. So I switched to E11even (another great place).
Thought I would try the Hot Stove again for the Leafs home opener last week. Noticed a few changes to the menu as well as management of the restaurant.
Service was noticeably better from the moment we sat down. Food, as good as always, arrived much faster-just as it does as at E11even. Noise level is high but it's to be expected given the number of tables in that space.
Was impressed with the changes. Will be back in November.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Not only is the food fantastic, the service is top level. The staff actually makes you feel like a member of the family

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great service, very good food selection, very warm atmosphere and great quality of food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Always a great time !! Best prime rib !!!! Bring back the donuts !!!! You need to have them all season long !!!!

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Marko is an awesome waiter.. always brings smiles to the table and remembers names.. like an old friend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 13, 2017

If ordering from kids menu for your children, the chicken fingers were fine, hamburger is terrible, pasta is average. The catch of the day was dry yesterday, the lobster pasta and prime rib were good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Amazing foods incredible

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 9, 2017

A great place to dine prior to the game. Steaks and table dishes are done to perfection. Service is top notch and professional.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Surprised my husband with a Leafs game and dinner for his 75th birthday. He was blown away!
The game was the highlight but the Hot Stove Club was a great time and wonderful dinner. When we arrived, my husband was greeted with a "Happy Birthday" by the Hostess and Service Staff. The quality of the food was comparable to other high end restaurants, expensive but worth it! You have the option of coming back to your seats between periods for drinks or dessert, etc. We did the dessert and they provided my husband's at no cost because of his birthday, but we didn't have time to finish it and get back before the period started. We would highly recommend the Hot Stove Club when visiting the Air Canada Centre.

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 24, 2017

the food and service were great.... i will return,,,,

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 23, 2017

With it's legendary place in Maple Leafs lore, the Hot Stove provides a convenient, and somewhat pricey, place to enjoy a good dinner prior to seeing the Leafs, Raptors, or other event at the Air Canada Centre. The space is somewhat "close", so you'll get to know the folks at the tables next to you. But, the food is very good. But don't be looking for reasonable pricing. As part of the overall ACC environment, you have a premium to pay on your food and beverages. But, it is open to all attending an event - you don't have to be a part of the Air Canada Club or similar. And, it is a quick walk to your seat after dinner. I will go there again for nostalgia and the food, but thank goodness I have an expense account!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 21, 2017

An enjoyable family evening. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Was not aware of food tasting. Our server Francesco was excellent very attentive and thorough!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We are never disappointed with the meal, the level of service or the ambiance at the Hot Stove Lounge. It is always a first class evening. Kelly and her staff are focused, well-organized and very attentive to all guests. Wait staff have a full understanding of the menu items and the wine list. Highly recommend this dining experience to anyone.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 23, 2017

I had a 6 pm reservation for a 7:30 pm puck drop. All guests were on time. Our food did not arrive until moments before the start of the game. We rushed through our meal and missed the first 10 minutes of the hockey game. Most frustrating, especially when the neighbouring table arrived after us and received their food before our table. In exchange for paying a premium for food, service and location at an MLSE restaurant (not to mention the cost of game tickets), I expect MLSE to hold up their end of the bargain and allow me and my clients to get to our seats on time. Very disappointing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 23, 2017

One of the available restaurants at the ACC to have a meal before an event. This restaurants roots stem from Maple Leaf Gardens "Hot Stove Lounge". Its something you need to do at least once.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Great venue, great for people watching, food is overpriced for the value. Think of the meal as expenseable or else you're out of pocket.

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Typically usual good food and good service, way to expensive but that goes with everything MLSE

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Long lineup to get in...had to wait outside in the cold...should have a separate door

Drinks and Salad served promptly

Steaks were at least 45 minutes and we missed 1 period of hockey

Even the dessert arrived only after 1st intermission

Steak was below expectation...had a funny smell and certainly not worth 50 bucks

Waitress was good and friendly

Ambiance was very so so

When the game started...they actually televised the Edmonton opening anthem...lots of network issues and no sound...bizarre for a sports arena

Very disappointed

will never go back

Eric

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

I have been to the Hot Stove Club 4-5 times in the past few years. I have always had great experiences and continue to go back. On this particular visit the service was not what I am used to. I spoke with the Manager, Ms. Kelly Riggs and she took my concern very seriously and addressed it to my satisfaction. It is obvious they pride themselves on a great customer experience. I will continue to go back to this great pre-game gem!

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Server was good but service was extremely slow. We arrived over an hour before the Raptors game and the dining room was only about 10 tables. Yet we received our meals in the middle of the 1st quarter and didn't get to our seats until just before the half. This is without appetizers and no desserts! Not sure why it took so long. We will say though, the food was amazing. Between the four of us we had filet mignon, rack of lamb, snapper special and tenderloin tips.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Food and service was very good. Our waiter was very good , helpful with menu and attentive without over doing it. A bit slow for a restaurant that caters to pregame diners. We had a reservation for 6pm and Raptors game started at 730pm. We got to our seats just at the end of the 1st quarter. Was disappointed to have missed beginning as this was our first basketball game in years. The food was vert good but pricey. We both had steak adding potatoes and veg and a bottle of wine our bill for 2 people was over $300! I guess that is why the place was about 1/4 full. If they could speed up service and adjust menu pricing especially wine list which is extensive but starts at $70 (for a bottle that retails for $12) and goes up from there. It was a one time experience. Glad we went but don't need to do it again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Enjoyed this experience. Very good food, nice decor and excellent service!! Would definitely go back. Cannot see the game from the restaurant except on television. Expensive!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great place to eat before sporting event. Good food and service. Also can leave your coat there and return to your table during intermission (or anytime) and have dessert or drink.
Great idea!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Food was absolutely delicious but very expensive and small portions.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Food was very good as was the service . The price points were quite high for the menu items and the drinks thus the over all value would be a 4 vs a 5. Having a captive audience with in the ACC obviuoulsy allows the restaurant to charge premium prices for the convenience.

Tags: Business Meals
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