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35 Church Street
Toronto, ON  M5E 1T3

(416) 366-7800

Visit: hothousecafe.com

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Status: Open

Monday
11:00-23:00
Tuesday
11:00-23:00
Wednesday
11:00-23:00
Thursday
11:00-23:00
Friday
11:00-01:00
Saturday
11:00-01:00
Sunday
09:30-23:00

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English
April 01, 2015

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

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March 10, 2014

Specialties

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.

History

Established in 1994

Located in Downtown Toronto's historic St. Lawrence... more

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October 11, 2013

Located in Downtown Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, The Hot House offers great food and wine, service, and a comfortable atmosphere at a reasonable price.
Whether it's for a special occasion, a romantic dinner, a quick meal before seeing a show, or just a casual night of snacks and cocktails, The Hot House Restaurant & Bar offers a setting for casual fine dining.

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Reviews [10]
English
4 star rating
Zach99 Toronto, Ontario February 11, 2012
Nothing special

I was there once and it is a normal place, nothing special

4 star rating
myshell Toronto, Ontario March 30, 2011
Yummy Pizza

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!!

4 star rating
John March 30, 2011
Great service from the staff

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.

4 star rating
AJ Update December 22, 2010
Quality and service !!!!

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

4 star rating
JMC December 05, 2010
awesome brunch

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.

4 star rating
Jeremy Van Sickle November 27, 2010
Wonderful restaurant on front st

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...... :)

4 star rating
Angela November 27, 2010
Mmm Vino!

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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4 star rating
Dizzle November 25, 2010
Good eats!

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.

4 star rating
Kayla Toronto November 25, 2010
Well priced food!!

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!!

4 star rating
hollynik Toronto/Mississauga August 30, 2010
Amazing Brunch!

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!

Editorial Reviews from the web
English
4 star rating
January 13, 2008

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.

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English
4 star rating
June 21, 2015

We went with a bus trip on tour in Toronto. Having been on a number of bus trips, we anticipated a mediocre meal with cold food. Boy were we shocked when we had a great meal served piping hot. We had the chicken parmesan and and the pork tenderloin served with a fabulously fresh Caesar salad and fresh roasted veggies.... more

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4 star rating
June 20, 2015

My sister's fantastic choice for our Group of Seven - 5 adults and two teenaged girls - was this establishment. Arturo, our handsomely-graying waiter, pleasantly seated us and tended to our immediate needs on this hot June afternoon. Our three appetizers were a sudden hit: the truffled crostini was redolent with mushroom and cheese, the calamari was delicately floured and... more

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4 star rating
June 16, 2015

I would travel to Toronto for no other reason than the Brunch at this restaurant. Every time I visit Toronto, I make reservations at this restaurant for their brunch. I visit from Cleveland, OH and it's truly my favorite place for brunch. Great price, delicious selections, amazing smoked salmon, fabulous desserts, wonderful service, great location, close to St. Lawrence Market!!!... more

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4 star rating
June 15, 2015

Service was exceptional - very friendly staff and attentive to our needs without being 'in our face' - food was very good. Patio was a nice location even though the street was busy. Tiramisu was to die for.

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4 star rating
June 14, 2015

Had the Wednesday dinner buffet after taking some photos around St Lawrence market. To sum it up food was good but not enough variety. Unlike other buffets I was surprised it is not just drenched in oil. Ingredients tasted fresh. The mussels were amazing but unfortunately I didn't think there was enough dishes to make a good buffet.

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4 star rating
Great shared plates on outside patio
June 14, 2015

Found this restaurant after asking a woman on the street. It worked out great. We sat outside in a large patio area and ordered three shared plates. Chipotle mussels, warm chevre and tapenade, and bruschetta. Everything tasted fresh and delicious, and the service was good.

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4 star rating
Consistently good
June 12, 2015

This is a comfortable place with a nice atmosphere, good food, and a pretty big menu. I have been here a number of times and have always enjoyed it.

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4 star rating
Always great food-fantastic staff
June 12, 2015

Never had a bad meal. I could make too many suggestions from the menu and everything is delicious. Sunday brunch is best in the city and worth returning to every week... more

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4 star rating
June 10, 2015

After the painting classes, we picked a restaurant randomly. Luckily, we picked the correct one.
The decor, menu variety, service and the taste were amazing. We three ordered jambalaya, which was so filling and yummy. Lunch menu, 13. Dollars.
The rice and meat were juicy and creamy.
Minha's baked potatoes and Cherry's lobster spaghetti were awesome! Will come back!

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4 star rating
No ‘Boaring’ Food Items Here
June 10, 2015

Check the menu or previous reviews for the intended title food pun. We were a large party of seniors having a group lunch before an afternoon tour of nearby St James Cathedral. The alphas ordered a sampling of the excellent craft beers on tap and our table tried a selection of lunch menu offerings, all totally satisfactory. The Hothouse French... more

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4 star rating
June 07, 2015

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

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4 star rating
Team dinner
June 02, 2015

Really enjoyed a team dinner for 12. Set menu was fantastic and enjoyed by all! Very tasty good selection of Italian fare. Highly enjoyable, great staff!

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4 star rating
June 01, 2015

Really solid 1/5. I know a lot of folks on Yelp have diverse tastes and often rate based on their general impressions on the staff, ambiance, price, food, etc as a package deal- so this is how I'm rating this place.

I'm going to say right off the bat: you can tell by the manager's attitude here that they're certainly making more than enough money without your business. They make it clear that... more

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4 star rating
Great food, great service, friendly staff
June 01, 2015

That's wild boar Fusili... Seriously....wild boar Fusili... Great food. Great service... Must try their Bruschetta. The chicken Supreme is probably one of their best dishes. But the boar was just out of this world. Great job guys

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4 star rating
May 31, 2015

We were staying nearby at the King Edward, so this spot rated 2 visits on a rainy weekend. We opted for inside, although big umbrellas and tiki torches sheltered and warmed a few outdoor guests. Window seats were great for people and weather watching.

Draft beers were all excellent, but on the second trip I opted for one of three hard ciders (can't remember the name, but it was Toronto made)... more

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4 star rating
May 26, 2015

Great brunch on Sundays- well described in other reviews so not much to add. One of the head waiters was particularly helpful with out toddler and attentive throughout. Huge choice for all tastes so good for a crowd.

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4 star rating
May 24, 2015

It has a very good plates, it's our first time in Toronto and we have good reviews from this restaurant.
BUT, I had an incident with one of the waiters. He throw over me a mussels plate... He replaced it but the owner didn't have any kind of reward with us... I'm not talking about to have our food for free, but at least the coffee.. She (the owner) acted very arrogant.
It's easy to treat your... more

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4 star rating
May 18, 2015

The food was good. I went to the sunday brunch, Truly worth it. Great environment, food and the price was right!

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4 star rating
May 15, 2015

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!

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4 star rating
May 15, 2015

Friendly service, although food was served rather slowly. We tasted the pastas and salads: large portion, tasty food ! A pleasant meal outside in a sunny day !

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4 star rating
May 01, 2015

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 very friendly and nice.

The only thing is that sometimes they have line ups when... more

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4 star rating
April 30, 2015

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 our food. Then finally....while we were getting our food brought over the server walks behind... more

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4 star rating
April 20, 2015

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.

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4 star rating
April 09, 2015

I love this restaurant . Such variety of food and excellent service! I visit this restaurant at least once a week!

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4 star rating
March 28, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant for YEARS and have never had a bad experience or a bad meal. I am very particular about how my food is prepared and the servers are always very patient with me ;) They get my order perfect every time I am there. We had my daughter's birthday dinner there a couple of weeks ago and then her Sweet 16 birthday party there this weekend, a large group of young... more

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4 star rating
March 25, 2015

Came here for my birthday brunch and had a lovely afternoon! The brunch had a great variety of food, particularly since I'm not much of a 'brunch' person, and the 2 mimosas for $9 were a great deal! The mussels and the broth they were in were DELICIOUS - I had three bowlfulls, as was the salmon and capers! I also had bites of almost every cake, all yum, but I think the waffle, red velvet, and... more

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4 star rating
March 22, 2015

Loved the Sunday brunch! Very reasonable priced...the sheer volume of variety was not impressive, but the quality of the selection was sure to impress! Truly gourmet and truly delicious! My favourite dishes include the lasagna, prime rib carving station, mussels (wow, had them by the platefuls) and their dessert selection was pretty amazing.

I'll definitely be back!

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4 star rating
March 22, 2015

Best Sunday brunch in Toronto!

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4 star rating
March 11, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I've tried many dishes on the menu and am never disappointment. Everyone needs to try brunch on the weekends. I'll be a customer for life.

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4 star rating
March 07, 2015

I love this place! I have only come here on Sunday for the brunch buffet and it's great! The food is always delicious and the staff are always friendly. I love how they have a jazz band to tune out the noise of ppl as it gets pretty busy here. The perfect time to come is between 9:30-10:30 am. You won't have to wait for a table between those times and you'll be able maneuver through the... more

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4 star rating
February 28, 2015

I noticed that the Mardi Gras menu was still available on arriving. The delicious. gumbo soup was sold out. I did have the New England Clam Chowder. The soups always bring me back to the hothouse (hearty and infused with flavour). The soup was served with a fresh, warm jalapeno cornbread.The cornbread was a combo of savory and a little sweet,moist and light but had the corn texture. Had... more

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4 star rating
February 18, 2015

Went to dinner here tonight and I was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was. I wasn't sure what to expect after reading reviews. But the martini and dessert was exceptional. The dinner was ok. Io to the chicken supreme. It was the best dish I have ever had but it was good. I would probably order something else the next time I come. The food did come out very fast and the service was... more

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4 star rating
February 18, 2015

Great buffet on Wednesday nights. Did not know so it was a pleasant surprise when I stopped by last night. Just get there before 8:30 pm since it closes down at 9 pm.

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4 star rating
February 08, 2015

Came here for Sunday brunch for my birthday. Was not disappointed! For 22 dollars all you can eat breakfast, talk about reasonable! They have a cheese board station, bread, scones, croissants station, cold salad station featuring a huge salmon with capers and lemon, omelette station, breakfast station, hot food station, roast beef station and dessert and waffle station. I would be lying if I... more

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4 star rating
February 08, 2015

Do yourself a favor and skip the winterlicious menu come here instead on Sundays for all you can eat brunch or breakfast. The food is much better and it's all you can eat. Don't let that fool you the food is terrific. I love the pastas and me at a that are served everything tasted fresh and delicious I was overstuffed on the meals. The seating area was a bit crazy as I'm sure everyone knows to... more

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4 star rating
February 07, 2015

Highly recommended. I find this place is always pretty consistent in terms of food and service. I go here a lot and tend to order the same thing but occasionally mix it up. The mussels and calamari which are always just so delicious. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. I have not had one bad experience at this place. Their menu really has something for everyone so I feel good about... more

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4 star rating
February 06, 2015

For a place called Hot House, the restaurant wasn't very hot.

We came here for Winterlicious and we were not impressed.

The Food:
Came quickly but was the main was lukewarm. It also came out pretty bland. I got the surf and turf which had one jumbo shrimp and a 10oz steak. I didn't finish the steak because it wasn't worth the calories. The vegetables tasted like it came from a frozen bag and... more

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4 star rating
February 06, 2015

The Sunday Brunch is an institution I was raised on and the tradition continues today in my family. Birthdays, holidays, special occasions. Reasonably priced. You must experience. The food is consistently excellent.

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4 star rating
February 06, 2015

The name would suggest your food will be served hot.

It won't be.

We came here for Winterlicious and how disappointing.

Firstly we were seated in a cold area with a great view of the Metro next door even though there were plenty of other seats. The chairs were very uncomfortable and the decor (in this section) was hideous. Some sort of net looking material on the ceiling.

The Good:
1. Fast.... more

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4 star rating
February 03, 2015

I went here for Winterlicious (dinner) today with 2 friends and it was just amazing. I wasn't expecting it to be as nice as it was because it was only $25.

Let's start with restaurant itself:
It was my first time here and I expected a small, quiet, "hole in the wall" type of restaurant. To my surprise it was quite large and beautifully decorated. It had a very nice view and a lot of natural... more

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4 star rating
January 17, 2015

Book your brunch experience and enjoy. Bring your appetite and a good friend or lover, there's something for everyone. Mostly, the service is superb. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about every dish. Hot House is worth every dollar.

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4 star rating
January 15, 2015

I love the patio at this restaurant in the summer. They have couches outside and a beer in the hot sun in the middle of the St.Lawrence Market can't be beat. I wouldn't go there in the winter though. The decor inside is a little bland, dated and strip-mallish.

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4 star rating
December 25, 2014

What can I say? It's a buffet. A couple of decent items, and mostly c@!%!y ones. For $21+, you are better off going anywhere else and ordering from the regular menu. I ended up eating the fruits and a couple of pieces of cake because they were the only decent items--my experience got shot to hell the minute I bit into cheese that had gone bad. Nasty! Avoid this overrated brunch.

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4 star rating
December 04, 2014

Pretty good casual relaxed spot in a good location. Was here for a work Xmas party lunch so was a set menu. Was pretty good though, better than I expected.

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4 star rating
November 23, 2014

Went here for lunch on a weekday. The service was poor and slow, and the food was pretty average. On a positive note the patio is big and the food's not crazy-expensive. I won't be back though.

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4 star rating
November 20, 2014

BF took me here for a surprise brunch date. We made reservations the day before so we expected to get seated on time.

When we got there we did not get seated until maybe 40 mins later...paid parking might as well have been expired. The staff seems to not really know what to do about the crowd building up. There does not seem to be a good flow for those that have reservations. When we got... more

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4 star rating
November 16, 2014

I decided to give Hot House another chance since they had the ideal location to watch the Santa Parade. I have to say their service and food has improved ten fold since I was last there.

The Sunday Brunch is open until 3pm and it is really delicious. The head chef gave me a tour of the buffet and told me everything that was both gluten and lactose free. This was a really nice surprise. It was... more

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4 star rating
October 28, 2014

I've been to this restaurant many, many times and it always the best. Great service, food, location and reasonable prices. You can't ask for more than that. Sunday brunch is outstanding. Make a reservation well in advance.

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4 star rating
September 21, 2014

I visited Hot House because for a work lunch and was surprised to find such a large venue like this in downtown Toronto. Because of it's large size, I noticed that a lot of big groups end up here which when I visited ranged from medium size groups of professionals to families / tour groups. The prices were fair considering that the styling of the place was pretty old and traditional - more of... more

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4 star rating
August 07, 2014

Hothouse is a very good restaurant to get together with either family or friends. The menu has a good selection, and the wine list provides a lot of variety.
I had a pleasant eggs benedict, and my friends had omelets. We had a relaxing brunch on the patio.

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4 star rating
July 29, 2014

They do not deliver FYI. I have now called seven days in a row to confirm. Every day they say they "can't deliver today". It's an ok place. Food is somewhat decent. Would definitely keep it in the rotation. Just don't consider it a delivery option.

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4 star rating
July 23, 2014

Had the Curry shrimp meal which was fantastic. Excellent service. I would recommend and would return.

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4 star rating
July 13, 2014

I want to say I'm indifferent or neutral to this place, but I've been meaning to try Hot House for a while because I live in the vicinity and it always seems to be popping, especially on the patio. I eventually went here and tried their Summerlicious menu - that was my first mistake. My friend and I ordered the artichoke dip as the app, which came with three measly, slightly burnt pieces of... more

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4 star rating
July 09, 2014

We came here for Summerlicious. Wow the atmosphere, the price and the food. Amaazing. The waiter was very friendly and courteous. If you havent already been, a definite must.

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4 star rating
July 04, 2014

My other half and I have been coming here for years and I felt that I finally had to write a review because we had such a good time! We had taken the subway from the west end of town, and walked down to Hothouse. Usually we like to sit at the bar for fun, but the bar stools were packed last night (always a good sign). As we stood assessing the lack of seating, the floor manager recognized us,... more

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4 star rating
June 04, 2014

Came here for the first time for Mother's Day Sunday brunch. The place was pretty busy. They have live jazz during their Sunday brunch which added a nice touch to the ambiance of the place. Decent selection buffet items. Some items that made this buffet unique were the smoked salmon, steamed mussels and the huge variety cakes. Didn't get a chance to try their cakes as I was pretty full by the... more

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4 star rating
June 04, 2014

Really good! The lobster risotto is amazing! Probably the best I have ever had :) a pleasant environment and decent service

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4 star rating
May 23, 2014

We ordered the prosciutto pizza, organic burger, and a custom poutine. The pizza was pretty much flatbread with arugula, the burger was great, and the gravy on the poutine was unreal. We also ordered the cappricio bread and it was amazing.
The first pitcher of beer was warm, we made a comment and they brought us a cold one. The sangria was strong with a heavy lime taste and lots of pulp. The... more

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4 star rating
February 23, 2014

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

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4 star rating
January 23, 2014

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.

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4 star rating
September 23, 2013

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.

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4 star rating
September 23, 2013

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

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4 star rating
September 23, 2013

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

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4 star rating
September 23, 2013

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.

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4 star rating
September 23, 2013

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

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4 star rating
Not so "Hot" House Cafe
January 29, 2013

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

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4 star rating
April 17, 2011

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

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4 star rating
Hot House cafe: WHAT A BRUNCH!!!!!!!
April 03, 2011

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

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4 star rating
Hot House cafe: Sunday brunches aren't to be missed!
April 03, 2011

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

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4 star rating
Hot House cafe: The Best Buffet... EVER!
April 03, 2011

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...

This... more

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4 star rating
Hot House cafe: The Buffet is Heavenly!
April 03, 2011

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

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Hot House cafe: What a buffet
April 03, 2011

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.

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4 star rating
April 03, 2011

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.

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4 star rating
Hot house cafe: Award winning sunday brunch
April 03, 2011

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

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4 star rating
Hot House cafe: A Gastronomical fete
April 03, 2011

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.
Totally cool.

I liked the brightness of the room from the skylights. It was a grey day outside but... more

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4 star rating
Overall a great experience
October 17, 2010

Come here for brunch!

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4 star rating
Wednesday all you can eat
May 04, 2010

This is a great place for an all you can eat buffet. The choices are enough to satisfy anyone pallet. The desert table is great.

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4 star rating
November 09, 2009

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

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4 star rating
Came here for Summerlicious 2009. Great food...
July 04, 2009

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

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4 star rating
Best Sunday Jazz Brunch
August 10, 2008

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!

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4 star rating
Amazing Brunch Buffet
June 16, 2008

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.

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4 star rating
You have got to be kidding me
March 26, 2008

Whoever rated this a 5 staryouve got to be kidding meThis restaurant might look palatable from the outside but the food tastes like processed food from the package

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4 star rating
The food is so yummy. They have a breakfast...
September 10, 2007

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.

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4 star rating
ymmmm....dont forget to try their jumbalaya...very ncie ...
August 04, 2007

ymmmm.dont forget to try their jumbalayavery ncie location at front street. They even have live music on weekends sometime.

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4 star rating
They handled a large party of nearly 20 quite...
February 28, 2007

They handled a large party of nearly 20 quite efficiently. I found the food to be oversauced and tangier than it needed to be. Apparently they're known for their pasta dishes.

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4 star rating
Excellent buffet, so much variety!! The dessert...
February 28, 2007

Excellent buffet, so much variety!! The dessert buffet is amazing...save room!

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4 star rating
July 20, 2004

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.

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4 star rating
April 23, 2004

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

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4 star rating
February 25, 2001

I've only been here for the Sunday Brunch, and it's been a while,
but wow!!
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)

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April 23, 2015

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

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August 13, 2014

Spacious standby for pizzas, pastas & assorted dishes, plus a Sunday buffet brunch with live jazz.

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May 31, 2014

Colourfully decorated rooms and large summer patio. Thin-crust pizzas, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and six desserts round out the extensive menu. Vegetarian choices, too. Lunch, dinner, late-night daily; award-winning Sun. brunch with live jazz. Casual. 2005 MMM Best Breakfast/Brunch. Entrees: $12.95-$27.95. AE, MC, V.

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April 24, 2014

Serving Toronto's historic St. Lawerence Market for over 20 years HotHouse Restaurant & Bar offers guests great food and wine with exceptional service

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August 27, 2013

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.

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February 28, 2013

Hot House Cafe's Sunday brunch buffet from 9:30am -3pm includes traditional breakfast favorites, numerous pastas, beef and seafood specialties, a divine dessert table, plus an impressive salad bar. Accompanied by live jazz, it's a fun experience not to be missed. The rest of the week, the cafe satisfies hungry diners with hearty and innovative Italian pastas, gourmet pizzas, and an interesting... more

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November 14, 2012

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.

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