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“Outstanding food in a beautiful setting”
Review of House of Tricks

House of Tricks
Ranked #1 of 787 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 30
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mill Avenue and University Drive
Transit: House of Tricks is located 2 short blocks from the Veteran"s Way Metro Light Rail stop. Just cross Fifth Street at Forest Avenue and head south to Seventh Street. Turn right on Seventh, and we are on your right. The Veteran's Way station is also the home of the Tempe Transportation Center and the hub of public transportation in Tempe.
Description: Welcome to award-winning House of Tricks restaurant, nestled in the heart of downtown Tempe near popular Mill Avenue, Gammage Auditorium and the ASU campus. Retreat to this charming oasis for mouth-watering cuisine, gracious service and a relaxed atmosphere that will leave you delighted and refreshed. Let us serve you on our sun-dappled patio, at our outdoor tree-covered bar, or inside one of our two historic bungalows. Perfect for a getaway lunch, intimate gathering, private business meeting, romantic dinner or happy hour celebration, House of Tricks has been a favorite treasure of locals and visitors alike for almost 25 years.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old 1920 Bungalow with cozy rooms for dining. Charming outside patio and terraces, sprinkled with tree lights. Large and small groups enjoying great dishes and fine wines. I was smitten the minute I entered the grounds. Sometime the food does not live up to the atmosphere. It did, farm to table dishes, full of
Ingenuity and flavors. We had the grilled Pork Chop with habanero chutney and the Miso Risotto - to die for! The special Pumpkin Brûlée was was perfect. On my to go list every time I visit Tempe. Will not disappoint.

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting House of Tricks and taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! We're so grateful for your kind words and are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have you back for many more.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An associate and I were in Tempe for a Conference and were looking for a restaurant a step above run of the mill restaurants in a college town. Boy did we find a good one! We were seated outdoors among old oak trees as the weather was a temperate sixty nine degrees and zero humidity being Arizona. I had a Caesar salad and for the entree beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes. My associate had the seated Ahi tuna. All of it was well prepared and presented. I highly recommend the House of aTricks.

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Phillip! We hope to have you back again next time you're in Tempe.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Beautiful outdoor patio when weather is cool and charming indoor space. I've been here a number of time for both lunch and happy hour. For lunch, you have an extensive choice of sandwiches, salads on entrees. I've had a few of their salads (yummy crab cake salad) and they are nice a fresh. Their spinach dip is excellent along with their cheese board. A nice array of wines to choose from. Always topnotch quality with excellent service.

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We love hearing about people's dining experiences and are so glad to hear that you enjoy our restaurant and continue to come back. Thank you again for the wonderful review.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A few friends were meeting before a show at Gammage, we started as a table for 6. Ended up a table for 11, the staff was very accommodating, and the service and food were outstanding! The best restaurant in Tempe!

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in before the show! We hope you had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the performance at Gammage. We hope to have you all in again very soon.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Tricks began as an offbeat place in a cramped old house. Back in Tempe after many years I was pleased to see that it’s grown up into a first class restaurant

Thank Philip S
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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We've grown a lot over the years! So glad you could come back in to visit us. Thank you for the review, Philip!

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