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House of Tricks

114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
+1 480-968-1114
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“foie gras” (10 reviews)
“salad” (91 reviews)
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114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an excellent dining experience. We sat outdoors and the constant misting around the restaurant ensured that the ambiance was nice and cool. I started with the soup of the day (can't remember the name but a well balanced tomato based soup) followed by...More

Thank DisappointedTrini_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with friends while attending a conference in Tempe. The atmosphere was great and relaxing. The food tasted good but took way too long. We arrived around 6:30 PM, received our starters at ~7:15 PM, and did not get our main meal until...More

Thank PsychRN12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quaint setting in Tempe, check this restaurant out. This old house converted into a restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere inside and out. The service was exceptional and the food was divine.

Thank Charity P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my new team here for dinner and wow, was it good! It was packed on a Wednesday evening and it’s no surprise why. The outdoor setting/garden is really pretty. The Tempe weather of course complimented it perfectly. We didn’t want to wait half an...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the fence as to whether to rate 3 or 4 out of 5 -- I've been here twice and have never been blown away by the fare, and certainly not impressed enough to justify paying this much for a meal that isn't simply outstanding....More

Thank Madge66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at the House of Tricks for six years. Each meal has been excellent and the service top notch. One of the most appreciated things is that the wine menu offers some selections that won't break the bank but are still excellent....More

Thank kimberlyv685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance. Indoor or outdoor option. Lively crowd. Bison meatloaf and beef tenderloin were both tasty. Weak wine list.

Thank paytonplace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining choices are excellent. The food is very good, and the service is very good as well. The outdoor patio is relaxing. I was in town for MLB Spring Training and found this place on TripAdvisor and gave it a try. We will return.

Thank California_Wine
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I have not been here for years until March 12th. I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to return. The food was excellent and our waiter gets high marks for courtesy and a terrific personality and smile. Best of all, the quiche, roast beef,...More

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

So glad to have you back after a few years! Thank you for paying us a visit and taking the time to leave a review of your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your business and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal....More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant & it was fantastic. The restaurant is a very charming, old house. We dined outside on the side, which I guess would be the patio. The service was outstanding, very friendly, knowledgeable & accommodating. Our waiter...More

Thank michaelkT1957ZO
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Michael! We appreciate the kind words and are so happy your entire group enjoyed themselves.

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Response from Tundrachoochoo | Reviewed this property |
Dear Felllow traveler, Like you, I too am not from the Phoenix area so you may want to call the restaurant directly at 480-968-1114. Good luck and I hope you find your answer, Jodi Hardy
20 October 2015|
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Response from TravelfamAZ | Reviewed this property |
They do have options and are willing to work with customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
    (Mill Avenue and University Drive)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-1114
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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.
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