HOTHOUSE

4.4
1660 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1660 People Are Saying
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CarolynM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the House. I'll be back as soon as it is open again. SO sorry that things are so difficult for all staff.

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Colleen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had a wonderful lunch …. food and service was ver good

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AlanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good luck through the lock down part 2. Your staff are fabulous!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Hothouse was a pleasant visit! I love the ambiance, it is such a family friendly restaurant and the food was delicious. The portion is quiet big for me, not to worry about this they do have takeout box on site :) Our server always check on our table to ensure we're doing okay and she came to our table not too long after we were seated. Will come back for sure next time to try the dessert menu!

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, gorgeous ambiance, and delicious food. The Sunday brunch mimosa was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod fish was delicious! I loveeeeeeeed our table at the corner and very private! Server was amazing!!! Truly loved the restaurant!

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Teddy
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, and service were excellent. My fiancé and I really got to enjoy our dinner together. Price was reasonable for what you were getting. Also everything in the restaurant was very clean from what I could see. This wasn't my first time coming, and definitely won't be my last.

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barone77
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was delicious

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food subpar and very expensive. Mexe platter was served on a huge plate with very little in the way of actual food. Very disappointing.

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MJW456
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large dining area, lots of space, good service, excellent jambalaya and lamb shanks. Within walking distance of Distillery Market which is nice! Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The gnocchi was so delicious, and you definitely get your monies worth for the muscles. Would 100% go back,

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

best seafood pasta. Going back for a second dinner tomorrow

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rosco
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My Husband and have been going to Hot House since it first opened and we live in the neighborhood. Last night December 28 was a big disappointment. We were seated at a nice table. We both ordered the Tomato Bisque soup which was my usual. Then my husband ordered the Jambalaya his favorite there. This time the portion size appeared to be a small and there was no Rice and hardly any sausage. My calamari came but the sauce they gave me was mayonnaise which gave no flavor at all. Then we noticed a bug flying around our table. It ended up floating in my beer. When the waiter came he offered to bring me another one but by then we had finished eating and just wanted to leave. When I got home I discovered they had charged us $9.00 for the tomato bisque and on line it said $8.00. I feel they should have comped our beer and they did charge us for the large size Jambalaya. We left disappointed and not impressed

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MathiasG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service -- our favourite Christmas Eve dining spot, after St. James Christmas Ever service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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Anjj
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Food was really good and staff was very friendly. 10/10 would recommend.

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Hot House is consistent in it's quality food and good service.

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Mich
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We waited nearly 20mins to get served then half of our food was terrible… not my first time here but I guess service changed because of Covid?

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vipGSuave
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable, warm environment. If you time it right, you can get a table by the window when the sun shines through. Very comfortable

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Mishellaellaella
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pretty good brunch joint! Service was quick and the food was great! Ordered the French toast with compote and it was delicious. My partner ordered shakshuka; decent portion and really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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SusanS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious corned beef hash with the most perfect poached eggs! Service was quick and friendly. Felt very safe because of distancing and protocols. Would highly recommend!

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HaydenS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle, our server, was excellent! He felt bad that they were so busy but we had a lovely experience! He even gave us free drinks for the wait… which was not bad at all, I will say. He was very nice and the food was also excellent. I will definitely be returning!

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CheryleF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is very good. Service was excellent. The waitress was great and very attentive and friendly.

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SJAA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Hothouse. I had the lamb shank with mashed potatoes. The lamb was so tender it fell off the bone, and the mash was divine. Our server was also fabulous, with his suggestions and his attentiveness.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and just the right amount....the waiter was very attentive, and the atmosphere was relaxing... would definitely go back again!

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Foodiefiend
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hot House is always a good time. The food is good and it arrived quickly. Server is fabulous…ask for Scott if you can!

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TamaraB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was my first time experiencing the brunch buffet service at The Hothouse. The live band was a very nice added touch. The food was okay, there were a couple of dishes that were bit too salty for my liking. The service was alright as well. It took a while to get glasses of waters sent to our table. It seemed as though we had two servers assigned to our table, but neither of them were aware of what orders/ requests were made. Every time we came back to the table there were no cutlery to eat with and so my partner had to find a server to replace them each time. There was
also a few time when I was walking back and forth to our table and was rudely cut off by the server assistance. As someone who has worked in the hospitality industry, this is not appropriate. I don’t expect them to stop abruptly every time because I understand how busy a brunch service of this magnitude can be, but it would be nice to get cut off while I’m walking with a full plate of food.

Overall I gave a 4/5 because I do enjoy coming to this restaurant and intend on coming back again.!

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Paid $10 a glass for Apple
Juice. Prices high especially that food was not always replaced unless someone was saying something. More concerned with sanitizing than providing food

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skedguy
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the pear cranberry French toast. Would be great to have the eggs Bennies back. Coffee was weaker than I remember.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good place for a brunch, lasagna us amazing and yhe BBQ chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

My 4 friends and I were seated BEHIND the band in the upper dining room. I stated on the reservation that this was a special occasion. I wouldn't have sat people at that table, given the amount of foot traffic, and it's proximity to the band. We were constantly being nudged and interrupted. It really put a damper on what should have been a celebratory occasion.

We found the music MUCH too loud, we couldn't hear each other speak. We had to constantly yell at each other. It's unfortunate that we had this experience, given that we've enjoyed Hot House in the past.

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CherylF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always enjoyed brunch at The Hothouse. The food is amazing, so much variety to please all tastes. The ambiance is electric. And the jazz band playing in the background is always enjoyable.

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DanielI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was an unusually long wait for drinks and then for dinner. The server was attentive but almost impossible to hear with all the noise around, Food was good if not a little overpriced.

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vipnicoler
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing … my friend and I both had the earl grey mimosas. I had it 2yrs ago for the Mother’s Day brunch buffet and was still delicious. Had the shouskha and the spices were on point.

Would def come again and again 😋

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KarenB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tomato soup based on the recommendation of our server, and he was not wrong! We also had the capelletti and the curry chicken. All of it was hot, fresh and delicious. We will definitely return!

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Showtime
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious meal! Always a positive experience at Hothouse !

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Been eating here for years and it never disappoints.

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NeilR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasure to eat there.

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PaulJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been the most reliable hospitality site in the pandemic.

FAQs

HOTHOUSE does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. HOTHOUSE also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-7800.

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.4 stars by 1660 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 bookings at the moment.

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