Located in the heart of downtown Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, The Hothouse is in close proximity to the city's Financial and Theatre districts, and is within walking distance of the Bluma Theatre, the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre and many other major Toronto attractions, theatre and Sports/Concert venues. The Hothouse offers an inviting, spacious and flexible... more
HotHouse offers a spacious, upbeat atmosphere with an eclectic menu to suit all tastes. From thin-crust gourmet pizzas to steaks, rack of lamb, Cajun shrimp, numerous pasta dishes, seasonal salads, and decadent desserts, this menu has it all, including extensive vegetarian & gluten free selections.
Established in 1994
Located in Downtown Toronto's historic St. Lawrence... more
I was there once and it is a normal place, nothing special
My girlfriends and I love hot house, we meet up here at least once a week!! The service is amazing and the food is delicious, the pizza is my personal fav. The winterlicious menu was great, offered a wide variety, and gave us the chance to try different things. The vegetarian dishes are to die for!!
The staff is friendly and accommodating. They welcomed my friends and I as soon as we walked in the door and seated us right away.
There are lots of menu options to choose from and they are all rich in flavor. The over sized patio is perfect for a large get together in the summer.
Delicious food and great patio in summer ,enjoy some wine...yum. Pizza..that's amore...private rooms for corporate functions...what else can you ask for..check it out...delicioso
it is not cheap, but you could skip dinner the night before and fill up on all the wonderful things being offered. the food is delicious and the live music is a nice touch too. good for a special occasion.
I've been at this restaurant for lunches and dinners with reps & clients and can always count on exceptional quality and service. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is second to none. Great venue for corporate parties or future team events. Tell your friends...... :)
Hot house cafe has great pasta,pizza and vino! The tomato basil soup warms me up on those cold winter days and the hot house penne is my favorite!
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Lovely background music and a great stop for lunch or dinner. Its a little pricey but nothing shocking and you get a pretty decent portion.
Had the warm chicken salad and shared the dip appetizer and it was really great for a light meal!! I highly recommend it if you are in the area!!
This place has a great brunch. The food is unbelievable! They have jazz music to enjoy while you eat or you can sit on the patio and people watch on Front St which is also good Sunday morning fun! It's about $20 for the brunch which may seem a little pricey for breakfast but trust me its well worth it!
Hot House Cafe at the corner of Church and Front Streets specializes in pizza and pasta. Cajun Shrimp Fusilli, Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb and Jambalaya are some of the items on the menu.
This is near St. Lawrence market. We went by here on our trip to the market and it looked like it had some good vegetarian options for my friend. I got a salad and a tropical drink. Both were really good. The server was very friendly and was very genuine when he talked to us.
I'd give this place 6 stars ! Our server was great! Food was amazing. We sat outside and it added to our experience. I had the Asian stir fry with shrimp ....YUMM!!!
Fabulous to wine and dine, the patio is the best in Toronto love the service . Scott is amazing Andrew and his wife treat you like family. There is something on the menu for eveyone.
With all the options we had for dinner we chose this place. Soooo glad we did!! Our waitress was fantastic, our drinks were good and the Mediterranean Trio appetizer and the Waikiki Pizza were out of this world! If we ever visit Toronto again we will most certainly come back!
Went on a Sunday -- around 1pm. 2 of us for lunch.
Place was packed -- always a good sign of good food.
Asked front staff how long of a wait -- was told matter of minutes.
Matter of minutes turned into 30 minutes and we gave up and shared with 4 other people at the bar area.
Good food. -- get a reservation prior to coming for Sunday brunch.
Don't believe front line staff at door re... more
I've eaten here with friends or family maybe forty times over the last 10 years. It never fails to be an excellent experience: delightful staff, delicious food, and ample portions for greedy types like myself. It's smart enough to be suitable for special occasions, but unpretentious enough for a spontaneous bite to eat.
I like Hot House. It gives me the option of stuffing my face with embarrassing quantities of good food rather than mediocre food. The "award-winning" Sunday brunch buffet is what I came for and I must say, the food quality justifies the price. Both are pretty damn high! (~$25)
Onto the food itself, I didn't find there to be that much variety but this is brunch after all. What it does have, it... more
This is a lovely place for a Sunday brunch. I was invited to a paint party bridal shower here a few weeks ago. I ordered the omelet with the toast and it was perfectly cooked. Service was ok, we didn't all get out food at the same time. Portions were large and food was hot and delicious. Parking was not great but nothing in that area is.
I would love to go again.
My husband and I both had pasta dishes here and ended up with terrible food poisoning. We called the restaurant the next day to inform the manager that the food made us both sick, and he replied that he had not received any other complaints and perhaps it was something else we ate. There's no mistake though, Hot House food made us sick and had us running to the bathroom night long and all day.... more
Great spot for brunch! Live music and all you can eat buffet for $20. This place is classy and spacious. The only downside is the waiting time, which can be up to 40 minutes without reservations. Strongly recommend the cheescake and the variety of salads.
If you are looking for a good restaurant that is not over the top, this is the place to be. The service was outstanding and food was great! It is not too fancy, hence the prices are not too high, which makes it an affordable place to eat.
Wish I had gone sooner!
I've heard tales of the famous Sunday brunch at Hot House, but only had the pleasure of enjoying it for the first time last week.
Excellent service, the jazz band and the wide variety of excellent dishes exceeded my expectations.
A not so hidden gem in this wonderful city!
Not our first choice for valentine's dinner but they had room and away we went! Service throughout was excellent. Lovey had the fixed price menu ($45) and I went for just a main. She started with the crostini with beets and mushrooms, followed by beef wellington. Both were excellent with the main being done a perfect medium-rare. My main was the chicken stir fry - a large portion! dish that... more
PLEASE STOP WITH THE JAZZ MUSIC!!!!!!
The brunch is incredible, been here 100x. But the jazz band is so horribly annoying, nobody wants to yell over their table on a sunday afternoon.
Please stop with the jazz band!
Literally NO ONE likes it.
This place is a staple for Sunday brunch whenever I'm in Toronto. Great spread. Great atmosphere.
I love the omelet station here. For some reason, I've never come across a brunch spot that has better tasting omelets.
If I'm in Toronto on a Sunday, then I'm here.
I cringe writing this review. I lived in Toronto my whole life but I've since moved to Vancouver. I planned a trip back to Toronto to see friends and family; I raved about Hot House Restaurant to my friends in Vancouver and told them all how excited I was to eat there again.
My best friend and I showed up at 11:30am on Sunday for the brunch buffet. We were told it would be an hour wait. I was... more
I came here for a friend's birthday. We had a party of 7 people for brunch on Saturday and all had a very enjoyable experience! The restaurant was mostly empty, so we didn't have to wait at all, unlike 99% of brunch places in Toronto. The wait staff were also extremely friendly and attentive! We're a pretty rowdy bunch and our waiter humoured us and laughed at our jokes.
The food was okay.... more
I am a frequent customer at this place.
For dinner and lunch, they have a nice patio which is a perfect place to get drinks, mingle with friends, and people watch. The personal pizzas are delish. Can't go wrong with pizza and drinks. Crust is nice and thin. The rest of the dinner/lunch menu are just alright
However, My favourite thing to do here is Sunday brunch with my girlfriends. Nice... more
Review will be based on both the Sunday brunch and dinner menu.
Very good Sunday brunch buffet
Very nice staff
Place gets very busy at times
Most people know Hot House for their Sunday brunch buffet. Come early on a Sunday because the place fills up fast. Hot House has one of the most varied brunch buffets I've ever been too. There are tons of items available. It's a little... more
This is one of our favourite places to go for Brunch. It is full of wonderful food, from salads, roasts, entrees and breakfast foods. The deserts are also very excellent. In face there is too much for one person to sample it all. The service is fantastic and the ambiance is wonderful. It's a treat to come here for brunch!
This place is definitely for brunch on Sunday that you have to book well in advance. It is always pretty busy but finally after a couple of times that I've tried to book it for me and other 2 friends we finally found a spot on a Sunday morning around 11:30am. The food is very abundant and all the staff there is …
AVOID. My co-workers and I went for lunch and I cringed when this place was even suggested. I went along with it because I didn't want to come across high maintenance. Now I know why I don't come to this place. This place is lucky they're getting even ONE star from me. First off we waited an hour for …
Had the pollo pasta. Did not like the use of half-shell pasta for this dish. Also tried a bite of the dill salmon which I guess was ok if you like dill. Side veg were doused in oil. It was basically as good as I expected. I would give it 2.5 if I could. It was not horrible or anything, just not something I'd pay money for again. Was surprisingly busy for a Sunday night though.
I love this restaurant . Such variety of food and excellent service! I visit this restaurant at least once a week!
I went here after planning for awhile. It was for the Wednesday night buffet. At first, I had a pretty good experience and the staff at the door were quite nice. The food wasn't amazing but it was a nice buffet. Ultimately, I got super sick after I left. Their quality of food might be lower end...
Food: 2/5, buffet choices weren't a lot and it was secluded in the restaurant. I had to walk... more
Had the Curry shrimp meal which was fantastic. Excellent service. I would recommend and would return.
BRUTAL food....completely unexpected as I had been here a couple of times before and thought it was great enough to come back a 3rd time. Although, it had been approximately 3 years since my 2nd visit, so some MAJOR must have changed in the kitchen. The staff was as friendly as I remember, extremely professional/pleasant.
Run down of issues with quality of food:
1) Bacon/cheese burger -... more
Just returned from the Sunday Brunch where I took my sister to celebrate her birthday. When we were leaving my sister & I agreed we would not return for Sunday Brunch again. The food was "underwhelming" but the young lady providing service was very attentive, smiling and the reason for the 3 stars.
I went to this place 2 weeks ago and love the foods here. I ordered chicken and goat cheese ravioli, and also cheese cake for desert. I like the chicken but not ravioli. I didn't taste it at all. Cheese cake not bad but not the best to compare for others that I ate. The services are quite late. Last option when you don't have anywhere to go.
Went here for Winterlicious 2013.
Everything was just average. I wish I paid my $15 somewhere else. It was nice that we had an appetizer, main, and dessert, but the quality of food was just okay. I had crab cakes as the appetizer (which in my opinion, was the highlight of my lunch). One piece of crab cake which tasted good. I had the Neopolitan Pizza next, it was waaaaay too salty! Too salty as... more
I went here for Winterlicious 2013. The food was pretty good. My starter salad was pretty bare, but tasted good. The main was extremely filling. My dessert was dry and hard, but the others that I tried were excellent. The service was wonderful. Not only was the waiter attentive and friendly; he even brought out a sorbet on the house because I mentioned in passing that I wished I had ordered... more
Good selection, fresh food, employees worked very well under pressure (full house), a little pricey but worthwhile. I suggest reserving a table ahead of time to avoid 20 minute wait time on Sunday.
After strolling the city for an hour or so looking for something new, decent, a quick bite and well priced me and my girlfriend finally gave up the "new" and went to Hot House Cafe, where she has been before. And thankfully we did so! We got a very romantic cute (half open) corner in a overall very well decorated restaurant, nice open concept but modern and warm. Service was very friendly and... more
Booked supper for Winterlicious 2013 with high expectations based on website reviews. We were seated promptly and our waitress was there in a quick time to take our drink order. She brought water while the sommelier (?) was getting our wine. Our food order was taken. Their "Caesar” salad was too garlicky for me. The surf and turf (8 oz NY Strip loin and one jumbo shrimp on a skewer) was... more
Magda and I went to this great restaurant for our dinner one evening. I don't remember what I ordered but I know that the food was wonderful! I remember the attractive waiter we had and he also served me at brunch the following day! So wonderful that I returned the next day for Sunday Brunch where a buffet was served with a wide range of choices and we had live jazz played! I highly recommend... more
The Hot House Cafe was picked for brunch for the VT Toronto Meeting because of it's location - downtown, walking distance to many hotels, and to the subway; and also because of the fact that it didn't request a deposit for a group (keep it inexpensive for organisers) and the price for brunch. Some of the hotels had supposedly marvelous brunches but they started at $24 dollars... this was $16.95... more
Hot House Cafe is my favourite restaurant in Toronto. Their food portions are generous, delicious, and competitively priced. Their menu selection is primarily Italian / Mediterranean, though they offer many other choices (inclduing a good selection of Vegetarian dishes).
The atmosphere is casual yet refined. Families can just as easily show up in shorts / jeans / grubs, or dress up a little... more
WooHoo! What a place!
You couldn't tell to look at me, but I'm not a very big eater (meaning I don't have a huge appetite). However, there places that I remember and places that offer such an amazing array of food that even I succumb to glutonous behavior. And only because I want to sample and taste everything! Well, it was not humanly possible here, but what a pleasurable challenge...
I thoroughly enjoyed the company at this location - as it was the final meet-up for the VTers who had traveled in to Toronto for the big meet. But, the food was also fabulous! The buffet had a waffle bar, wonderful roast beef, asian delights, lox, great breads, pastries, and many other wonderful choices!
The company was grand as I had a little more time to visit w/ spgood, LoriPori and... more
Had to wait an hour and half for Sunday brunch but worth every minute of it. I have never seen so many desserts in the one place, (and ive been on an all-inclusive in Cancun). The hot food was very tasty and the three man omlette station....mmmm.
Favorite Dish: Anything you want in it omlette or the dessert table. Have a wheel barrow handy so someone can wheel you out when you are unable to walk.
The Hothouse cafe is right downtown Toronto and has a really good selection of a wide variety of international dishes. They specialize in Pasta and pizzas but have wonderful salmon and a really good all you can eat buffet on some days. They also have an extensive Sunday brunch.
Favorite Dish: I had the buffet for $12.95 (Wednesday nights) but pretty much everything is good.
Perhaps one of the best Sunday Brunch I have ever had was at the HOT HOUSE CAFE'. They had an amazing spread with roast beef, salmon, unbelievable salads, pasta, dessert table and made-to-order omelets. I really wish I could have had a doggy bag for later as you can only eat so much. At $16.95 per person, which doesn't even include your coffee ( extra @ $1.95) it is a little pricey but it is... more
I did not get a picture of this but when we walked back to the area where we were having our meetin there was a couple of candles on the end of the bar's passbar. You could tell they had been there a LONG time as the numerous candles that had burned there melted into a large heap of white wax.
I liked the brightness of the room from the skylights. It was a grey day outside but... more
Sunday Jazz Brunch is more Lunch than Breakfast.
I went there just this past weekend with a friend, and I was a bit let down that the only "breakfasty" foods were breads, omlettes, fruits, and waffles (technically in the dessert section of the buffet). I didn't get to try any of the "lunch" items, but there seemed to be lots of variety.
I would only recommend going to the Sunday Brunch for... more
Came here for Summerlicious 2009. Great food! We ordered everything from the menu and all was good. The portions for the main dish was surprisingly large for a summerlicious menu - my chicken was huge, I couldn't finish it. If you are going for summerlicious I recommend the tiramisu for dessert and the crab cakes for the apps! I would recommend an entree but all four choices turned out to... more
You will not be disappointed by the spread of delectable pastries, seafood, meat, salads, made-to-order eggs, and desserts. All for less than $20, it'll last you til dinner time! The atmosphere is also great but do expect a lineup. Well worth it!
I recommend the Hot House weekend brunch buffet to every who goes to Toronto. The selection was fantastic. Delicious breakfast favourites, pastas, salads, breads, cheeses, meats, and so much more. Dessert buffet that calls for seconds. We can't wait to go back.
The food is so yummy. They have a breakfast buffet that is delicious and a dinner buffet during the week. The buffet gives you the best value for your money but try ordering from the menu too everything is delicious And I love the location the patio is a nice place to eat.
ymmmm.dont forget to try their jumbalayavery ncie location at front street. They even have live music on weekends sometime.
Excellent buffet, so much variety!! The dessert buffet is amazing...save room!
ive been to this place a two separate visits. the restaurant offers
a huge seating capacity and a variety of food dishes. the brunch
was incredible with every dish imaginable. i would recommend
this place for brunch only.
For a brunch, this place is great. They run the brunch Sunday mornings
with live jazz. Get a reservation because the place is packed.
The brunch is actually a buffet, but unlike a typical buffet the
food is fresh a hot. The omelettes are made to order and the waffles
are turned out right before your eyes. One of the waiters will
carve you fresh beef. They have huge bread, cheese and fruit... more
I've only been here for the Sunday Brunch, and it's been a while,
Such a great array of dishes to try for brunch, from custom made
ommelettes, to fresh carved roast beef.
Salads and sweets, cereals and breads.
All you could want in a very nice place. (plus live jazz trio)
The Hot House Restaurant & Bar is one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto and the reason is clear... Great food. The Hot House offers spacious, colourfully decorated rooms and an upbeat atmosphere in addition to an eclectic menu to suit all tastes. From thin-crust gourmet pizzas to steaks, rack of lamb, Cajun shrimp, numerous pasta dishes, seasonal salads, and decadent desserts, this menu has... more
Spacious standby for pizzas, pastas & assorted dishes, plus a Sunday buffet brunch with live jazz.
Famous for its infamous Sunday brunch, the Hot House Cafe offers a continental menu in a casual setting. Choose from traditional breakfast foods, seafood and pastries and make your own omelet. The Hot House Cafe is also known for its famous pasta selection and delectable desserts. Reservations are recommended.
Hot House Cafe Inc is a private company categorized under Restaurants and located in Toronto, ON, Canada. Our records show it was established in 1990 and incorporated in . Register for free to see additional information such as annual revenue and employment figures.