House of Tricks

service

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Positive 41

  • Great atmosphere, great food, great service. - Nadia
  • The food is wonderful (creative, fancy yet totally edible), the ambiance is cozy, sophisticated and classy, and the service is spot on. - Mary
  • Very nice outdoor seating in a quiet location, great food and good service. - Aura
  • Lovely service. - sarah
  • Great food and drinks; beautiful atmosphere; excellent service. - Annalili
  • Great prices and friendly service! - Stephanie
  • Consistently wonderful service and food. - Greg
  • Great food, good service, and a lovely space. - Leslie
  • Service was very friendly and attentive. - Eric
  • Food is amazing and service is great! - L

Negative 21

  • Overpriced, mediocre food, uninformed and disinterested service. - Kristin
  • " Beware of the unprofessional service and the unlikely bedfellows! - Annmarie
  • We had very poor service. - Cindy
  • We had the worse service there this past Tuesday night. - Mary
  • This is possibly the worst service I have experienced at a restaurant. - Lisa
  • Someone mentioned in another review that House of Tricks seems to be having some issues with service around this time-frame. - Steve
  • The waiter's answer to the bad service was simply, I am behind and just catching up. - Lisa
  • The bottom line-the House of Tricks has THE WORST SERVICE in Arizona!!! - Tom
  • This clever house of tricks keeps their way over priced, mediocre food and horrible service well hidden until you, and your wallet, have already be taken. - Tom
  • Food was good but the service was the worst ive ever had. - Kyle

restaurant

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Positive 10

  • My favorite restaurant in Tempe. - Pierre Trudeau
  • I especially like the atmosphere of this restaurant with a great patio! - Darin
  • This is my new favorite restaurant! - O
  • This is the perfect date restaurant. - Heather
  • This is absolutely an amazing restaurant. - Michael
  • This is my favorite restaurant in Tempe. - Mary
  • House of Tricks is by far my favorite restaurant in Phoenix. - Kelsey
  • This is a great restaurant for a date or a special occasion. - L
  • I was lucky enough to indulge in the restaurant week menu. - Heather
  • I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. - Aura

Negative 8

  • This is possibly the worst service I have experienced at a restaurant. - Lisa
  • This restaurant is very expensive so to be treated like that was unacceptable. - Lisa
  • I am certainly not going to go back to this restaurant. - Mike
  • top it all off with food poisoning and I think you have the worst restaurant experience ever. - Joshua Nohea
  • This restaurant has possibly the best patio in the phoenix area. - Lisa
  • Best part about this restaurant are the friendly stray cats that hang out around the patio begging for scraps of food. - Stephanie
  • The restaurant bar that we waited at was surprisingly crowded too. - Michael
  • The restaurant is so unique and I absolutly love the outdoor seating. - christin

food

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Positive 83

  • Great atmosphere, great food, great service. - Nadia
  • The food is wonderful (creative, fancy yet totally edible), the ambiance is cozy, sophisticated and classy, and the service is spot on. - Mary
  • I love good food. - Carol
  • Very nice outdoor seating in a quiet location, great food and good service. - Aura
  • Great food, great staff... - Ted
  • The food is delicious, the ambiance is classy but relaxed, the menu changes but is consistently intriguing... always a pleasant experience. - Sarah
  • Great food and drinks; beautiful atmosphere; excellent service. - Annalili
  • Great food and awesome wine list. - Ryan
  • Great food, good wine, and a romantic atmosphere. - Alicia
  • The food is inventive and supremely well executed. - Zachary

Negative 34

  • Overpriced, mediocre food, uninformed and disinterested service. - Kristin
  • Wish I could give a lower rating than 1 star because FOOD POISONING should be negative stars since I was forced to lose my entire dinner. - Joshua Nohea
  • Out tab came to $70 and I would have been disappointed with the food even if it was $10. - Tom
  • Our food got cold while wiping up the mess- because it was everywhere. - Dana
  • No complimentary breadsticks or anything waiting for the food to come out. - Tom
  • Anyways, my cold food was not that great and the experience really sucked. - Dana
  • Their overpriced food features barely palatable dishes and the portions are small. - Tom
  • This clever house of tricks keeps their way over priced, mediocre food and horrible service well hidden until you, and your wallet, have already be taken. - Tom
  • The food was over-priced, the portions were small and really the food was nothing special. - Mike
  • For me, the food has always been just ok, not bad, but not anything special in this city of really good restaurants. - Steve

dinner

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Positive 20

  • Great for dinner parties as well. - sarah
  • I asked the waiter who replied, "the Airplane Chicken is a nice meal; it's like a very upscale Thanksgiving dinner and quite delicious. - Chris
  • We celebrated our Anniversary dinner there and it was fantastic. - Ms.
  • Overall, downright exceptional place for dinner! - Cameron
  • At lunch or for an early dinner, this is an appropriate setting for well-behaved children. - Anne
  • This place is awesome for lunch, dinner, or just happy hour. - Ryan
  • Living nearby has given me good opportunities to visit Tricks for lunch and dinner, I've never been disappointed. - Ryan
  • We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was incredibly well run. - N
  • Best apology dinner ever!....just kidding. - Camille
  • I only have one substantive comment about the dinner I had there tonight: Wow! - Erik

Negative 6

  • Wish I could give a lower rating than 1 star because FOOD POISONING should be negative stars since I was forced to lose my entire dinner. - Joshua Nohea
  • We went here for dinner, which is priced than their lunch menu. - Tom
  • We started dinner at 7:30pm I finally ate at midnight at our hotel which was a 5 minute walk. - Michael
  • Eating dinner nice and peacefully, nearly finishing up and the waiter comes over to snag my plate to wrap up my leftovers. - Annmarie
  • It's never a good experience paying $200 for a dinner and feeling completly unsatisfied. - christin
  • I come for lunch regularly and occasionally for dinner, but only when I have time to burn. - Emily

server

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Positive 4

  • Food delicious, our server Michael was great. - amanda
  • Our server was friendly, prompt, and gave us the full description of menu items, wines, etc. - April
  • The wine our server paired for us was wonderful. - Kelsey
  • Our server was attentive and helpful and I really liked the atmosphere. - Jennifer

Negative 9

  • Our actual server finally showed up, and we told her we were now in a bit of a hurry, since it was now about 6:00. - Steve
  • We asked our unfriendly server for a recommendation - she recommended just about everything. - Tom
  • To top it all off, my server charged my card a different amount than was on the receipt. - Kyle
  • Instead of getting something to clean it up, our server was preoccupied with the older ladies behind us- which were not hit but whining about their desserts. - Dana
  • When we informed the server, she said our meals still weren't ready anyway. - Steve
  • No remorse from the server nor did a manager show up. - Michael
  • I had to ask a server/busser again to take the dirty dishes from our table. - Jennifer
  • Server was in attentive.Salmon portion was about 3 oz for $27, basic flavor. - Russ
  • The only saving grace was the server, who was sweet and responsive. - Joshua Nohea

wine list

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Positive 11

  • Great food and awesome wine list. - Ryan
  • Nice wine list, impressive entrees (probably the best scallops I've had in a non-coastal city) and truly great desserts. - Greg
  • Great drink list with specialty beers and wine available. - Emily
  • Wine list is terrific. - Zachary
  • The wine list was incredible . - Yvette
  • Very nice wine list accompanies and the cocktails are quite good - try the salted old fashioned for a unique twist on the old favorite. - Deb
  • Great menu with unusual choices of appetizers and entres and a terrific wine list. - Joel J
  • Great food preparation, amazing wait staff and a wonderful wine list. - Daniel
  • The wine list is exceptional as is the beer list. - Christy
  • This is a fit-for-foodies place with a fairly priced wine list that has a pretty deep bench for a smaller place. - Kevin

Negative 2

  • The hostess sat us in a quite room (which was really nice)., gave us the menus and wine list. - Lili
  • The wine list is decent, but not great and the service is usually attentive, but not always. - Nathan

lunch

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Positive 17

  • Service was great, and it was the perfect location for a romantic, lazy lunch on a beautiful day. - Steph
  • Enjoyed a terrific lunch here mid-afternoon on a Saturday. - Anne
  • The lovely Sarah G decided to bless me w her awesome presence for lunch this afternoon. - Laura
  • If you're interested in trying HOT, I'd recommend going in for lunch. - Josh
  • The lunch is delicious. - Jamie
  • They always have amazing lunch specials and the atmosphere is wonderful. - Jamie
  • For those considering taking their family out for a nice quiet lunch, Tricks is a no worry choice. - Ryan
  • At lunch or for an early dinner, this is an appropriate setting for well-behaved children. - Anne
  • This place is awesome for lunch, dinner, or just happy hour. - Ryan
  • Living nearby has given me good opportunities to visit Tricks for lunch and dinner, I've never been disappointed. - Ryan

Negative 5

  • We went here for dinner, which is priced than their lunch menu. - Tom
  • The last time I stopped in At HoT was with clients for a lunch. - MalibuRum
  • However, lunch is a good deal here since the meals are in the 7-11 dollar range and there is quite a range of dishes. - Sunny
  • I come for lunch regularly and occasionally for dinner, but only when I have time to burn. - Emily
  • My friend, who had only been here for lunch, apologized for the unexpectedly high prices. - Robert

house of tricks

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Positive 22

  • I recommend House of Tricks as a place for excellent food in a relatively quiet, intimate environment. - John
  • I love House of Tricks. - Carol
  • I LOVE House of Tricks. - Sarah
  • I am so glad we decided on this lovely House of Tricks! - Laura
  • From the friendly, nice-looking wait staff and hostess to the interesting food combinations, House of Tricks gives you an intimate dining experience in the heart of Tempe. - Tonya
  • Thank you House of Tricks for a nice break after a long work day! - Becky
  • Oh~ why can't I live in the city to enjoy a Gem just like House of Tricks ? - Yvette
  • House of Tricks has a great ambiance. - Natasha
  • Nice enough to propose at and casual enough to see stray cats, House of Tricks is an old-school Tempe treat. - Noah
  • House of Tricks is great for romantic and special occasion dinners or when having drinks and appetizers at the bar. - HM

Negative 11

  • While I have never been overly impressed with House of Tricks, my girlfriend has, and the atmosphere is pretty nice. - Steve
  • Someone mentioned in another review that House of Tricks seems to be having some issues with service around this time-frame. - Steve
  • The bottom line-the House of Tricks has THE WORST SERVICE in Arizona!!! - Tom
  • I had a terrible dining experience at House of Tricks. - Fitz
  • I don't suggest anyone else go to house of tricks unless they want to pay $550 bucks for an average piece of salmon. - Ashley
  • This clever house of tricks keeps their way over priced, mediocre food and horrible service well hidden until you, and your wallet, have already be taken. - Tom
  • I WILL NEVER BE BACK TO HOUSE OF TRICKS. - Ashley
  • The House of Tricks is aptly named. - Tom
  • We don't need a magic door at the House of Tricks, but we do need it to close!! - Tom
  • Over all I would not recommend House of Tricks to anyone. - Lili

place

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Positive 52

  • Amazing place! - Kevin
  • Perfect date place. - Pierre Trudeau
  • This place is consistently wonderful. - N
  • But when the weather is right and you want to enjoy AZ's beautiful outdoors, this is a great place to sit for a while with good company. - Sarah
  • A great place to celebrate and laugh...the patio is gorgeous with open fire places and lots of beautiful trees. - Nina
  • I recommend House of Tricks as a place for excellent food in a relatively quiet, intimate environment. - John
  • Their service is excellent, their food is really awesome... great place for a special date - Alberto
  • I recommend this place for great food and a nice, relaxing night atmosphere... - April
  • The ambiance is very nice, and it is a great place for a romantic date. - Liza-Jane
  • Great place to enjoy a great AZ day - Michael

Negative 16

  • I've been here before and brought a friend for the first time, raving about the place. - Cindy
  • This place should be closed down. - Michael
  • THIS place obviously has gone DOWN hill!!!!!! - Mary
  • i thought this place was crap, but my gf didnt think it was that bad. - Alex
  • This place is definitely not worth the price and service was so lacking it was ridiculous. - Lisa
  • The problem I have with this place is the unconsistency of the food. - christin
  • I really hate to give such a poor star rating because I really like the idea of this place. - christin
  • I'm not saying we were looking for some chic modern place, but no noise, literally, was very weird. - Ryan
  • A good date place but you won't be raving over the food. - Sunny
  • Upon entering the place actually looked pretty cool, the patio had a nice ambiance about it. - Ashley

meal

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Positive 11

  • I asked the waiter who replied, "the Airplane Chicken is a nice meal; it's like a very upscale Thanksgiving dinner and quite delicious. - Chris
  • The service throughout our meal was very attentive and personalized. - Kelsey
  • The patio is beautiful so that's always been where I've enjoyed the meal. - Michael
  • Great spot for outdoor business meal. - Jon
  • The best part of this meal was the amazing bread pudding dessert. - Deb
  • Perfect for a romantic meal or a nightcap at the outdoor bar. - sarah
  • I went simple with my meal having this delicious quiche, fresh fruit and a cup of their corn chowder soup. - Shallana
  • We had a great meal at House of Tricks in October. - Krista
  • Every meal I have had here has been delicious. - Stephanie
  • The patio was beautiful and had excellent space heaters that made the evening meal in November perfectly comfortable. - Ashley

Negative 3

  • We ordered one appetizer, one entree and one dessert and split the meal and it took over 2 hours. - Cindy
  • But the meal ventures on. - Joshua Nohea
  • You know that part of the meal when all conversation is exhausted and everyone is glancing around wondering when they can go? - Andy

patio

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Positive 26

  • A great place to celebrate and laugh...the patio is gorgeous with open fire places and lots of beautiful trees. - Nina
  • Ambiance~ Love it, inside a cute old house or outside on the Lush and maturely landscaped garden patio. - Sarah
  • The patio was very romantic, apps were delicious. - Rhonda
  • The food is excellent, the patio is beautiful. - Meghan
  • Great food, great service, great patio. - Ryan
  • The outdoor patio is a delightful setting, the food is beautifully presented and tastes great too! - Nikki
  • And with such a nice cozy patio it makes this place one of the best places to go for brunch on the weekends. - Rani
  • did i mention awesome patio? - Travis
  • The patio is beautiful so that's always been where I've enjoyed the meal. - Michael
  • love this place... enchanting patio, amazing food...what else do you need? - Tiffany

Negative 5

  • The patio was beautiful, the area sucks (ASU area of Tempe, I mean c'mon seriously). - Stephen
  • Although we didn't have reservations, we were seated very quickly on the back patio (or we could have chosen to sit inside). - Kris
  • This restaurant has possibly the best patio in the phoenix area. - Lisa
  • Best part about this restaurant are the friendly stray cats that hang out around the patio begging for scraps of food. - Stephanie
  • Upon entering the place actually looked pretty cool, the patio had a nice ambiance about it. - Ashley