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The Hot House

35 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
+1 416-366-7800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (170 reviews)
“pasta” (71 reviews)
“jambalaya” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
International, Canadian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 734 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food and reasonable prices. friendly server that let you relax but was there when you needed them to be. One downside is the salad had a bunch of mushy lettuce mixed in amongst the fresher stuff. pasta was delicious and beer was cold.

Thank hunglow
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were 9 of us for the Sunday brunch. Usual mix of meats, salads, noodles, pasta, breakfast bits, plenty of veg options. Nothing wildly unusual but all done well. Beef perhaps a little overcooked. Decent drinks menu, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only the waiting time was short, Parmesan was offered and someone held the door open for me to leave. My meal was rightly portioned with a savory new aroma and taste from the wild boar pasta. Everything was clean and priced accordingly.

Thank 7Frenchjerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had grilled salmon with steamed veg and rice yesterday. It was delicious. The salmon was moist and very fresh. Restaurant is clean with friendly staff. Great location.

Thank Sandra Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed pre-theatre lunch here (my 2nd visit) and was not disappointed. With 4 all-inclusive meal choices, there's something for everyone. The food is nicely prepared and presented, and everything tasted fresh and good, including the bread and the coffee. Dessert was cream-filled lemon sponge cake...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend birthday decided to for there Wednesday Buffet But found out they had lot of pasta dishes on the buffet and a person like me who is nit a big fan of paste choices are limited and also less choices for vegetarian people as...More

Thank mitu a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Advertised specials not available to the first table seated at 11am?? $18 hamburger?? Not the Hot House we recall. Seems the place has been turned over to the tour bus crowd.

1  Thank Michael33776
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Hot House for dinner and the food and service were wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. I had the smaller choice Jambalaya and the Chef made sure it was gluten-free. It was hot and spicy and absolutely delicious.

Thank MamaLoca58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an event downtown with a bus load of people. Booked our dinner here with ease. Paid a rate per person with everything included. They had a room waiting for us with everything set up and staff ready to go. I got rave reviews from...More

Thank thepetehogan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good food & service pre sporting event. Salmon portion added to spinach salad was generous size & nicely cooked. burger was delicious.debb

Thank honeybee1951
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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27 May 2017|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi! Can you call us at 416-366-7800 to discuss and plan! Thanks!
28 July 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
17 July 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$12 - US$20
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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