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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thirty years mean something, particularly when you arrive at that time and find the plates are still awesome. Just try it.....

Thank Kip B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The House of Tricks was a grea treat. The atmosphere ( we experienced outdoor dining) the service and of course the food was phenomenal from start to finish. Thanks to all!

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting. Good service. Excellent wine selections. Niçoise salad very good except tuna not good quality - stringy. Salmon excellent. Sandwiches very good

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good but the pleasant place to sit outside really made the evening. This is a major Tempe hang out - and one for grownups not only students. I rate it highly for quality and relaxed ambience.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Suggested by a local. Make reservations even midweek. Comfortable and inviting patio. Professional & upscale without being hautey. Well thought out cocktails. Fresh, clean & large. Since I’m alone, ordered appetizers as entrees. More to choose from than my appetite could handle. 1st dining experience...More

Thank RhythmMom
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review Trini and save room for dessert next time! Our world-famous bread pudding tops the list and we always have a few other delights on hand. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2018

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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback PsychRN. We all try very hard every day to make each guest feel special, but you know some days you're the fly and some days you're the windshield. Hope you give us another try next time you're in town!

Reviewed 10 April 2018

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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review Charity! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 April 2018 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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review Laura! We aim to please and make every experience for each & every guest outstanding. Clearly you get it! Come back soon!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the honest review Madge. We do tend to get very busy in season and I'm sorry to hear about your experience.Perhaps a daytime visit inside one the historic homes or at the bar might be more your speed if you come back. Let...More

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Sharon Y
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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
21 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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