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Review of The Hot House

The Hot House
Ranked #35 of 8,574 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Front and Church
Description: 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.
Fredericton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I ate at the Hot House for my 1st time in March, 2014 for dinner. Italian menu that was nice. My particular evening they had a a special Mardi Gras menu which I ordered from. The gumbo was excellent. The restaurant is nice, roomy, and pleasant staff

Visited March 2014
Thank Paul L
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Super Sunday Brunch. Fully accessible”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

A great place to experience food and service fit for a king and queen. Reservations accepted WILL LOOK AFTER PERSONS WHO ARE MOBILITY IMPAIRED. They go the extra step to accommodate all your needs

Visited February 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch Anyone?”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whenever I visit Toronto, I love to stop by the Hot House Cafe on Church Street. The atmosphere is already fantastic to begin with, but on Sunday's they bring in a live Jazz Band that makes it my trip even more worthwhile. Granted, living in New York City one is inundated with numerous such places, but this one does it for me. I can't really explain it, but think it has something to do with the waffles and the fresh Maple Syrup along with Fresh Farm Butter. Or, could it be the fresh carving stations with Beef, Pork and even the Fish stations? I don't know, but I know that I am over due for a visit. T-DOT, here I come. See you very soon Hot House. ;-)

By the way, plan ahead, something this great is not a well kept secret, so be prepared to wait a few minutes to be seated.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kingbearny
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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Very clean restaurant and a lot of lighting. The food was good although nothing memorable. Staff was friendly. Parking is very close and underground, would go again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Matt K
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Aurora, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Declicious meals...”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Make a reservation at this restaurant, as it is very popular. They saved our table for us when we were stuck in traffic, which was really appreciated! The service is excellent and so is the food. We always eat there when attending events at the Sony Centre or the ACC, and are never disappointed. The waiters are friendly, but not pushy, and someone always checks to see if we need anything, and if the meal is to our liking. The menu is varied, and anything we have tried has been excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Lynnsie3
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