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The Hot House

) #36 of 6,998 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ International, , Italian
35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
+1 416-366-7800
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (130 reviews)
“pasta” (60 reviews)
“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
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International, Canadian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What can I say? Food excellent, friendly, great service and people the best, The location is just ideal. Sitting on the patio on a sunny day, makes the place even better

1  Thank Rene1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

The patio is in a great location for seeing and being see, yet it is private enough that you don't feel you are sitting on a busy street. The menu is varied and our server gave us great recommendations when we weren't sure what to...More

1  Thank AKto900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late night went to this Hot House. It was a surprise indeed. Sit by the street, quiet and comfort. The dishes taste well, price also reachable.

1  Thank philipmix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice decor. Food was good, I enjoyed the burger I had but the pasta could use a little bit more seasoning. I would go back again.

1  Thank sjeng08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good lunch here. The Lasagna Al Forno was very good but the Marrakesh Chicken was to die for. For some reason our waitress would not bring the check when we had been done for a while. Other than that, we really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Toronto 5 nights, wnet to The Hot House twice. Both times food was excellent with different waiting staff who were all equally efficient and friendly. Good choice of food, fish, meat, pasta salads and more, the desserts were to die for my husband...More

1  Thank Stephanie K
HotHouseRestaurant, Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback - so glad you dined with us not once, but TWICE during your visit! We just wanted to let you know that you rated us a 1 star and I think it may...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for lunch with my guest and ordered a pizza and pasta dish. The food took over half an hour to arrive to our table and the portion of the pasta was very small for $14. Both the dishes didn't have much flavour at...More

Thank Beachvibesonly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after a very soggy day touring Downtown Toronto....Warm welcome and obliging staff...Crisp salads and hot Italian bread... Enjoyed the mains that were cooked to order and fresh... Crisp veggies and garlic mashed potatoes... Generous portions and everyone said what great food!... Service was...More

Thank Fransan2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Sunday brunch here on the long weekend. We were a party of 9 ,and had a reservation, good thing we did, very busy, but not so busy that we had to line up for a long time for food. Selection was very good, breakfast...More

1  Thank nartnart
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Located in Toronto's financial area, this restaurant offers a full service dining and bar. The service is impeccable without being overbearing. The quality, quantity, and preparation are equal to 4 or more stars. Highly recommended without reservation or hesitation.

1  Thank efs4170
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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I read your response to the large group - we would be looking about 30 for Sunday brunch but don't need to sit together. My motorcoach groups are very used to standing in line and taking 2, 4, 6, or whatever number at a time. They break up quite easily and don't even need to eat in the same section of the restaurant. We would be arriving around 11:30 on Sunday September 3, 2017 hoping to be done with brunch by 1:00-1:15. Your thoughts. MPH Tours 567-712-5737 Gary
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!
Is there a kids menu at The Hot House!
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
Yes, do they have a private area for sunday brunch if we have 40-50 guests? How expensive is it for adults and kids?
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$11 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
    (Front and Church)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-366-7800
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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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