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House of Tricks

114 East 7th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 968-1114
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Ranked #4 of 634 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Nellysford, VA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely combination of flavors. The bruschetta had avacadoes, pears, and lovely variety of flavors. The lamb was perfectly cooked, and the potatoes underneath was exquisite. The creme brulee was unlike any other I had ever experienced--I think I ate more than my fair share! Service was excellent and it was fun to eat out in the fresh air.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We first heard about this place a couple years ago on Check Please! Arizona (a weekly restaurant review program on the local PBS station). We took out-of-state friends there for lunch a week ago last Saturday. Our firsthand experience surpassed the good reviews the TV show had given this restaurant. Friendly staff, prompt service, good atmosphere, out of the ordinary... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I felt bad suggesting this restaurant to my friends. One friend ordered braised short rib and for 33.00 there were 3 potatoes and one 3 oz piece of meat. She mentioned to the waitress that for The price the size was ridiculous the waitress said that was the usual size. Similarly , the salmon I ordered for 28 .oo was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excellent venue for our group of 20. Everything was well coordinated and planned; service and food was timed perfectly; service was friendly and attentive (thank you Adam!). The food was outstanding: everything was fresh and local, nothing was overdone or overseasoned. The salad was one of the best I've ever had in a restaurant (fresh greens with goat cheese). The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Too bad is all I can say. We went last night for my husband's birthday. We got there early and sat in the bar and the service was so bad we decided to leave and go to our favorite spot Z'Tejas for dinner. We got there about 5p and the place was not yet busy. The bartenders acted like it... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The chef has special selections everyday. The ingredients are fresh. The staff is excellent. We enjoyed our quiet evening with friends.

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Clinton, Washington
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319 reviews 319 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What's good--the charming patio seating, the luscious golden beet soup, the flourless chocolate cake and their lovely presentations. Also, in January they offer 1/3 off on selected wines; great bargain. Biggest problem--why ever would any knowledgable chef mix lovely French creations like smooth, delicate foie gras sautéd just right with grainy, strong tamale? Almost every dish had something Mexican associated... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been eating here for years, but I recently ate here during Restaurant Week and I was not impressed. So I decided to give them another try for lunch instead. It's a convenient location if you work around Mill Avenue. I had the meatloaf and it was very good. I have to give it better marks than my previous... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

No tricks at the House of Tricks - just excellent service, pleasant outdoor seating, and a menu with tasty temptations. The name of the restaurant comes from the last name of the owners: Tricks. This restaurant is set in a charming century old cottage with tons of outdoor seating and a large outdoor bar, A birthday party was going on... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Found this place today on foursquare. The reviews are correct. Great food, super service, cool casual atmosphere. The food is reasonably priced (lunch) for being so darn good and slightly pretentious. I had the grilled pork (spicy is an understatement) on a tamale. Usually comes with a fried egg (no thanks). It was incredible. Business associate has the French dip... More 

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Address: 114 East 7th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480 968-1114
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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