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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tempe’s top treat. Every dish is excellent. Get there early and reserve a table. Exceptional during fair weather evenings. Salads are crisp and fresh. The purple sweet potatoes are prepared lovely.

Thank The_Man1965
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! We appreciate your support.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some favorite Mill Ave restaurant closures (Ztegas, MBFatGW) drove us to look off strip. House of tricks reviews and ambiance drew us in. Menu is varied and interesting, wine list is extensive. Our server initially seemed to have menu and specials committed to memory. She...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House of Tricks has a beautiful shaded outdoor patio area that would be great on warm days. We opted for an indoor table when we stopped here for lunch. The indoor space is not very big but it has a lot of character (restaurant is...More

Thank Diane W
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Warmer days are almost here! We can't wait to have you back in at a time where you can enjoy dining outside on the patio. Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect evening of fantastic food, cozy rooms and a delightful server! Finally got to experience House Of Tricks and was not disappointed! My hubby and I shared the blueberry/corn salad with spicy dressing....unusual combo, but worked. Then we also shared the sweet potato pancakes, a...More

Thank Nancy Z
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming in, Nancy! So glad to hear you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any time I dine out, I always prefer to dine at a locally owned restaurant because those are the places that usually have the best food and service. I can honestly say that this place is no exception. It is in a nice area just...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for supporting local! As a business that sources ingredients and products from local purveyors, we truly appreciate everyone who makes an effort to support small local business. Thank you for the kind review and we hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had six in our party and we were all thrilled with the evening. Our table was next to the fireplace with a beautiful fire burning throughout the evening. We had been there before but not our friends. The waitstaff was very patient and explained...More

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

Thank you so much for choosing to dine at House of Tricks for your evening out with friends. We loved reading your fabulous review and are so delighted you enjoyed everything. Thank you again and we hope to have you all back again very soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch is the value here. Great service food and location for a business meeting. Value considering the quality of the food. Portions were ok for a lunch but more would have been preferred.

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

Thank you for this kind review!

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar as i was traveling on business. Friendly, attentive staff and good bartenders. Had one of the better Mussel dishes of my life (in Arizona go figure!). Harissa spiced mussels with chorizo served with slices of toasted bread to soak up all...More

Thank Josh C
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you so much, Josh! We appreciate these kind words and we're glad you chose to visit us while you were in town. Thanks for this amazing review!

Reviewed 9 December 2017

We were visiting a friend who lives in Chandler and he took us out to dinner. He said he had been here before but hadn't been back for a while. Although it was fairly crowded (especially for a Wednesday night), we got a table right...More

Thank jpwmi
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We appreciate your kind words and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully, we'll see you again during your next trip to AZ.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Decided to visit based on all the reviews here on TA. We drove from our hotel near the airport and found a parking space outside the front door. Used my app to pay the meter and went in. Had a drink at the bar and...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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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