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House of Tricks

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114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711 (Mill Avenue and University Drive)
+1 480-968-1114
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortunately we were in no hurry for our food. It was a long wait. We were a party of six and finally food came for 5 of us. The meal for the 6th person didn't arrive until the other 5 had almost completely finished their meal. The wait staff stated there was a mix-up in the kitchen. For the inconvenience... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night 11 of us on a golf trip had the pleasure of dining outdoors at this wonderful resturant. There was a minor mix-up with the time of our reservation but it was handled very efficiently over the phone prior to our arrival The wine list is extensive and of excellent quality. With a broad selection of by the glass... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat on the patio beside the bar and had dinner. It was great food - had steak and seafood appetizers.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a large group that we were taking out for an incentive dinner. The food overall was very good. The service was a little slow and kept mixing up orders. I think they realized this and added another server for our group. Nice location and patio.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here on a Spring Training/anniversary trip to Arizona. We ate on the patio of this charming house restaurant. My hisnand and I botg loved the food and the service! Elena, our waitress was attentive, but not intrusive and paced our meal perfectly. My Purple Rain cocktail was delivious, refreshing and only slightly sweet. Yum! We... More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a group to this downtown Tempe restaurant. We enjoyed the meal and appreciated the good service.

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to see how crowded this restaurant was on a Monday night. We ordered a bottle of tempranillo to go with our dinner. For starters, I had the bone marrow while my husband had the diver scallops. Both appetizers were very satisfactory. I chose the beef tenderloin (medium rare) and my husband opted for the bison meatloaf. Again,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard so many good thing about The House of Tricks we were looking forward to trying it and it Didn't disappoint. There were four of us for dinner. Started with drinks, the salad, which was delicious. Entrees that we selected were the Mahi Mahi and the Salmon. Both were excellent. Finished off with coffee, espresso and the Apple... More 

Thank Susan R
Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit House of Tricks often for dinner or simply to grab a night cap and desserts. As a chef, I can definitely call this one of my favorite places in Tempe. As it is true to its menu items, House of Tricks always delivers! From the impeccable service to the array of natural flavors in every item. The ambiance... More 

Thank 959delilahb
Tempe, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at House of Tricks for years and have always loved it. Their outside dining is perfect for a ladies luncheon or just friends getting together. Inside is also wonderful, but why not go outside if you can? Food is fabulous and interesting and the service is PERFECT. Only reservation (4 stars not 5) is that inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?