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House of Tricks

114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
+1 480-968-1114
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison meatloaf” (13 reviews)
“foie gras” (10 reviews)
“salad” (91 reviews)
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my husband, daughter and her friend to dinner when they were here to help me. The waitress was absolutely wonderful and very attentive. The food choices were enough, but not overwhelming. Then the food was cooked to perfection and as we all chose...More

Thank barbaragleason251
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for trying us out Barbara and glad we were able to make your night special! Please come see us again soon. We re-open after summer break on July 26th!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The House of Tricks is named after the owners, whose last name s Tricks - so don't expect anyone t play any tricks on you. The establishment is composed of two adjoining houses that have been converted into the House of Tricks. The menu contains...More

Thank Paul C
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5-star review Paul! Please come see us again soon. We'll re-open on July 26th after summer break with some exciting new menu options and wine selections.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend here and had such a great time! Our bartender Renee was extremely helpful in choosing our food and cocktails. Awesome outdoor atmosphere. Will be back again soon! Highly recommended!

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

Thank you so much for the kind words. We honestly appreciate the review and the stellar feedback!

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this restaurant! Enjoy a unique and inviting experience at this gem of a restaurant located in the heart of Tempe. Excellent food, great service, and a wonderful bar. Sit outdoors and enjoy the misting system, or indoors in the comfortably air conditioned rooms. Do...More

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

Thanks for the 5-star review Sandra! Everyone here works so hard to make every guest experience exceptional, and we're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 10 June 2018

A friendly restaurant where you can eat outside on the patio or escape the heat and come indoors. Easy movement of chairs accommodates all sizes of groups. I had a delicious iced tea with raspberries in it! The food, served by an attentive Axel, was...More

1  Thank ChefGeorge1
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you so much for the well-crafted and thoughtful review,George. We're thrilled to hear about your experience and will definitely pass along your compliments to Axel and the BOH staff! Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We love this place! The food is wonderful, ambiance it fabulous and the overall experience is priceless. We came and everything was as expected- except the service was just a little off. Not sure if the waitress was new, she was lovely but slow and...More

Thank aztrimom
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

We appreciate the understanding and the 5-star review! Please come see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

I went with 3 friends and am I glad I did. We had the noble bread to start. We had the pork shop, the salmon, the chicken and I had the Bison Meatloaf with pureed purple potatoes and carrots OMG. Everyone loved their dinner. We...More

Thank robaby424
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

The Bison Meatloaf is a real winner Robaby! Thanks for the 5-star review of House of Tricks and please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 25 May 2018

the food was great as was the service. we sat outside so we got a bit of street noise but nothing awful. the menu was just right not a volume but good options. was a bit pricey.

Thank John V
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for the review John. Come see us again!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great outside dining experience. Good vibe and location. We loved the cocktails and unique items on the menu. Was hard to pick an item for dinner as all looked interesting.

Thank Doug J
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for the 5 star review of House of Tricks Doug! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2018 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
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you Kip! Means a lot to us!

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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