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House of Tricks

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

SOUPS & SALADS
$13.0
Shredded Kale and Marinated Mushroom Salad
with Creamy Burrata, Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Garlic Truffle Vinaigrette
$8.0
Chef's Soup du Jour
$9.0
Mixed Spring Greens
Mixed Spring Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Radish with Soft Goat Cheese and White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette
$9.0
House of Tricks Caesar Salad
House of Tricks Caesar Salad with Garlicky Dressing
$14.0
Sliced Beets, Mixed Radishes and Cucumber
Sliced Beets, Mixed Radishes and Cucumber with Shaved Pecorino, Hazelnut Dust, Lemon Infused Sherry Vinegar and Black Pepper Olive Oil
Roasted Tomato, Radicchio and Arugula Salad
Roasted Tomato, Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, House Made Fresh Ricotta and Mixed Olive Saba Vinaigrette
STARTERS
$16.0
Harissa Spiced Mussels
Harissa Spiced Mussels with Charred Tomato, Chorizo and Creamy Sweet Cilantro Vinaigrette
$14.0
Smoked Korean Style Baby Back Ribs
Smoked Korean Style Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Red Chile Paste and Barely Pickled Cucumber Salad
$5.0
Grilled Noble Bread
with House Salted Whipped Butter
$13.0
Pork Carnitas Rillette
with Warm Tortillas and Fresh Escabeche
$19.0
Seared Foie Gras
with Spiced Apple Butter, Warm Baguette, Tamarind Honey and Pickled Fresno Chilis
$16.0
Lamb Barbacoa Arepa
Butternut Squash- Pomegranate Salsa and Brown Butter Crow's Dairy Quark
$15.0
Artisan Cheese Plate
Artisan Cheese Plate with Candied Nuts, Grilled Baguette, Sierra Nevada Dijon Mustard and Local Honey
$15.0
Charcuterie Plate
Charcuterie Plate with AZ Dairy Cheese Curds, Queen Creek Olive Mill Picholine Olives, Hennessey-Blackberry Compote Grilled Noble Bread and Apricot Mostarda
$14.0
House-Smoked Salmon
House-Smoked Salmon with Lemon Crema, Red Onion, Avocado and Capers
$19.0
Seared Diver Scallops
Seared Diver Scallops with Roasted Bell Pepper-Cauliflower Puree, Confit Garlic, Brown Butter and Parsley
ENTREES
$35.0
Ancho Spiced Six Ounce Beef Tenderloin
with Smashed Garlic Potatoes, Oyster-White Beech Mushroom Chasseur Sauce, Crispy Curried Brussels Sprouts and Dried Cherries
$25.0
Vegan Tyme Gnocchi
with Roasted Onion Cream Sauce, Sauteed Root Vegetables, Vegan Ricotta, Brussels Sprouts and Fried Kale
$30.0
Whole Grain Mustard-Cider Braised Beeler's Pork Volcano Shank
with Fried Cheddar, Celery Root Puree and Jalapeno Apple Jam
$29.0
Spiced Duck Breast
Crispy Fingerling Potato Melange, Orange Gastrique and Pickled Beet Relish
$28.0
Bison Meatloaf
with Purple Peruvian Potato Puree, Confit Cippolini Onions, Grilled Asparagus and Red Wine Demi-Glace
$32.0
Saffron and Fennel Braised Grouper
Saffron and Fennel Braised Grouper with Tomatoes, White Beans and Kale, Toasted Almonds and Fresh Herbs
$27.0
Guajillo Spiced Game Hen
Guajillo Spiced Game Hen with Avocado-Pepita Sauce, Sweet Corn Puree and Charred Cherry Tomato Orzo
$33.0
Jerk Spiced Seared Ahi Tuna
Jerk Spiced Seared Ahi Tuna with Mango Puree, Cucumber Salsa, Ginger Pickled Cabbage and Jasmine Rice Grits
$28.0
Grilled Orange Glazed Salmon
Grilled Orange Glazed Salmon with Charred Radicchio, Sautéed Spinach and Buttered Balsamic Lentils
DESSERTS
$9.0
Salted Caramel-Apple Bread Pudding
with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
$7.0
Assorted Gelatos and Sorbets
Choice of three flavors
$9.0
Flourless Chocolate Date Cake
with Espresso Glaze and Creme Fraiche
$9.0
Berry Cobbler
Berry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Crust and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Gelato
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
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, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant - the ambiance was probably the best part. Most of the seating is outside, under the trees, in the patio area. The mussels and fries were good - but very small portion. The burger was very good - particularly the sauce on...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gregfriess
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Desert Botanical is one of our favorite places too. Thanks for the review Greg!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to HoTs several times, always excellent! Multiple entrees ordered and all were tried and wonderful! Volcano pork, mussels and tenderloin were loved by all! Great wine selection too!! Made a reservation for a Saturday evening however walk-ins were seated. Definitely recommend ordering the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steph_Gray_IN
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Those mussels are absolute winners! Glad you enjoyed them too, and thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this gem while trying to find a better dining option around the Arizona Grand. We had to drive further than we had planned, but we were rewarded with the best meal of our trip. The cocktails were complex and well balanced. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank timmL7529VK
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Tim. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was 94deg outside and sitting in their garden was like an oasis. I think all the greenery and trees dropped the patio temperature at least 10 deg, it was very pleasant. We each had a salad. I live their Cesar Salad and my wife...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mhessl
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Love hearing this! Tank you so much and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at this awesome restaurant. Food and wine were great. Good value too. I had too much sun that day and we had to cut our visit short... I much regret it. Could have stayed longer much longer! Service was perfect too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rskelly2018
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much and come see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusually nice dining experience: -good food. -helpful service - including meeting special requests (such as low-fat). -lovely courtyard - with flowering trees. -locaton in a charming, older house. This is a great choice in Tempe !

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank triptraveller
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for summing us up in one easy review! Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there after getting a recommendation and had a wonderful meal. From the cheese plate to dessert it was all very good. The patio is lovely and we would eat there again next time in town

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 55rdss
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, and hope you make it back to Tempe again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in the heart of college town, but feels like you are in an isolated place away from it all. We came here with family for a wine tasting / dinner and it was a great experience. Met some great people and the wine...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RknRon
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad to hear that, Ron! We sold out this month's wine dinner and we host one just about every month of the year. Hope you'll be back for another soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, the green chili BLT was very good! Muscles were good, pasta good. All the food was good. Service was decent but avoid the bar area, the lady there was rude. They put us to wait on our table there and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dannyl160
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about that Danny. We'd love to learn more. Would you please email me at Dining@HouseofTricks.com

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant housed in an old home. Nice menu with unique food. Tasty food and great service. Great wine list.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HotPocket505
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much!

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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
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They do have options and are willing to work with customers
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