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The Hot House

35 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
+1 416-366-7800
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (175 reviews)
“pasta” (74 reviews)
“jambalaya” (29 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
International, Canadian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is not that wow. Our waiter sadly spilt red wine over my t shirt, it was an accident , but not good. When our food arrived my husband was given the wrong dish. The manager was very kind and took my pizza ( which...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We were seated quickly and always well attended. Although there is more on the menu, it is mainly Italian food. My market salad was very fresh and tasty. Our mains came quickly and were well-presented. I found my...More

Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, good selection of many types of food. You will. It be disappointed. Great staff, helpful and kind. Worth a visit. We go back for sure.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst house hunting with our real estate agent, we decided to stop by Hot House for lunch and a tasty beverage on the patio. Great patio for enjoying Toronto’s summer heat - perfect for people watching and has nice shade. Ordered the fried cauliflower which...More

Thank lnbaril
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we visited this restaurant with a large business group, we were impressed with the overall feel of the place with several rooms and some nice areas with window access to the surrounding area. My halibut in a light lemon sauce was quite good. Others...More

Thank mikeforney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a number of years since I've been a guest at this restaurant but it won't be long until I'll return for a lunch or dinner. I attended yesterday with a bus load of theatre goers and both the food and the service...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot House provides a good variety of dishes, combined with good service. Close to theatres in the downtown core. Good for groups

Thank LHenderson55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good. Food was average. The surf and turf was average. The trout was good. The salad was very good they added bacon to it. Make sure to let them know if you don't want bacon on it cuz the Caesar salad came with...More

Thank Kathlina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rainy afternoon in Toronto, we wanted a place for a late lunch that was near our hotel in the St. Lawrence Market area and chose the Hot House. The restaurant is attractive and service was good. Cocktails were exceptionally inventive. We had the...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a reservation for a birthday dinner for our daughter. We had hoped to sit outside but it was too cold. We were easily relocated inside and enjoyed a delicious meal that we all enjoyed. Our server made the evening ... Kolos was awesome....More

2  Thank Susan W
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Gary L
May 27, 2017|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi! Can you call us at 416-366-7800 to discuss and plan! Thanks!
July 28, 2016|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
We do have a Children's Menu! $8 for a choice of pasta, burger, chicken fingers, pizza or chicken Caesar salad, and inlcudes a drink and dessert. On Wednesday's Buffet or Sunday's Buffet, children under 5 are FREE, 6-10... More
July 16, 2016|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
Good afternoon! Our Sunday brunch is every week 9:30-3pm and we are always a full house start to finish so reservations are a must! For a group of that size, we would be able to book it in for 9:30am-12pm time slot, or a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
    (Front and Church)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-366-7800
  • E-mail
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 it all, including an extensive vegetarian selection. The Hot House Restaurant & Bar also has an extensive selection of wines from around the world, as well as an impressive cocktail menu and a selection of offerings from Canadian microbreweries. The sun-drenched 150 seat patio at the Hot House is an excellent setting to sample some fine Italian wines, Canadian craft beers, or the one of the best mojitos and margaritas in the city. In addition to the patio and the eclectic menu, the Hot House also offers group menus and private areas ideal for birthdays, showers, office parties, meetings, or any other function.
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