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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
SunClosed
Extra Phones

Phone: (480) 968-0080

Fax Number: (480) 968-0080

Fax: (480) 968-0080

Payment method
all major credit cards, diners club, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhood
Downtown Tempe
Categories
American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, French Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Health Food Restaurants, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Vegetarian Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, American, Sandwiches, French, Hot Dogs, European, Healthy, Vegetarian, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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PaulB589

04/21/2012

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
We decided to celebrate my wife's

We decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at House of Tricks. We told our guest from Holland and Canada how great it has always been....
On the 19th of April that was not true. We ordered drinks and after some time placed our order... and waited for over 30 minutes for the soups and salads. The soap was not warm... and we shared that with the waiter.
After another long wait we received the main courses.... again food was not at a good temperature. We again shared that with the waiter when he ask... how is everything. His response was a no response... just walked away.
I hope the owners stop celebrating 25 years and get back to managing what has been a great place to eat.

drummerted

10/01/2008

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
please

this place is the worst ever - our food was undercooked and disgusting. the service was terrible - very rude and unresponsive. go here if you want to have a terrible evening. house of tricks shouldn't be on any ""romantic"" restaurants list.

mydogisyella

06/12/2008

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Don't sit inside

I went a few weeks back, by myself probably around 5 pm. They have a great patio but for some dumb reason I sat inside. The inside is small and includes the kitchen where the wait staff tends to congregate. They didn't have their a/c at full blast when I first arrived. I was treated to conversations between the servers plans for later that night, and the added bonus of hearing the servers kicking open the front door everytime they walked out the front door.

My server was awesome and professional, but the busboy was a little off. Untucked shirt and a tendancy to slam down drinks and food on the table. Ok in a casual restaurant but considering they have white tablecloths, the servers are in aprons and ties, it just didn't fit in.

The food was ok. Prior to my meal I had a piece of bread from the complimentary bread basket. Skip it. I had a $7 ceaser salad that was delish. For an entree I had the $24 homeone pasta (tagliatelli?) with the fennel sausage. The portion was big but I just thought it was ""eh"". $2 for a lemonade (I don't drink so can't speak about the wine menu). $38 w/tip.

kimmer1414

10/26/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Great dining experience

We went to Tricks with a group of friends for an evening out w/o the kids. While rather pricey, the food was superb as was the dining experience. The portions were not huge, and that is to my liking for not overeating. I would definitely eat there again. Any chance they'll open up on in Queen Creek?

dralls

01/28/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Great salmon!

Home run! Come early, this place is packed...for a reason. Great service, food, drink, deserts, etc

lionel_batfish

08/07/2004

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Overall
ASU Grad

After living in Tempe for nearly five years I have finally found a restaurant that serves exciting, sensational, tasty food. What a great place to relax with a glass of wine under the huge trees and misters at the outdoor bar. I can't wait to show Mom and Dad I really do have good taste buds.

tomstewart

03/02/2004

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Overall
Mr

I had a group reservation there and they could not have been more unpleasant to deal with. They did not seat us on time, they could not figure out how to get drinks to the group once they were waitiing and their host was awful.

This was an unpleasant experience and I could never suggest anyone go to this restaurant. Customer service is not a word that is understood here.

hellcatzach

08/17/2003

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
expect something different

Tricks provides the atmosphere, style, and elegance of an old Eurpean cafe mixed with the attitude and style of an elite independently owned American resaurant. Tricks completes a circuit of independently owned businesses in Tempe that add character and individuality to our town. Tempe is quickly becoming overrun by corporate restaurants that condition the average customer to expect mediocrity delivered at a fast pace. Tricks on the other hand allows its cutomers to slow down, enjoy a drink in the garden, while waiting for a table or thier food. Go with no expectations and relax.

rrw23

05/09/2003

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Overall
ok

The atmosphere was light and romantic, but the food didn't knock my socks off. It definitely falls under ordinary, no better, no worse.

HBB80

01/02/2003

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Overall
Romance?

I tried this place because I had read so much about it in our local newspaper. They did not let me down. This place was amazing. We sat outside on Valentines day, our party of 10 had not heard of the place and it was such a wonderful find. I think I am going to try to go there every Valentines day!!!!

guerreronm

11/14/2002

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Overall
Not Worth the Wait

Although the food at this quaint cafe is not that bad, the amount of time you spend waiting for it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I ordered a salad and it took over 45 minutes to bring it to me. What irked me is the large price I was charged for the small salad. Regular menu items are a lot more fulfilling, but who wants to wait for them? If a salad takes 45 minutes, imagine the wait I had when ordering the roasted chicken! One last point, because the restaurant resides in a historic home, the evaporative cooler makes the restaurant VERY humid in the warmer months.

sweetjam

11/09/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
LOVELY, FOOD NOT

This is really a lovely setting for a resturant and probably the nicest place in downtown, but the food can be hit or miss. It is also not cheap so bring your VISA.

SuzaLily

10/29/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
House of Joy!

House of Tricks is the most romantic restaurant in the Valley with food to die for. We love it there.

DesireeB

08/14/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Best Kept Tempe Secret

What started as an extravagance as an undergrad at ASU, has developed into a long term relationship, post college. The ambiance, the service and the cuisine are a rare combination. To dine at Trick's is like stepping into a page of gourmet food magazine, what with the grape arbour and the fountine/fire pit (season dependent) and lovely mature landscaping. A ideal restaurant to take family, friends or that special someone.

astigen

08/08/2002

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Overall
The perfect place for a date!

This place was wonderful for my fiance's and I's anniversary. The setting was wonderful, the food incredible...I've never tasted duck cooked so amazingly...and the ambiance incomparable. Overall the perfect place tucked away to give a wonderfully romanitc atmosphere.

Roanne

08/06/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
poor

Very expensive, long wait before and during dinner, food looked very pretty but did not taste as good as it looked.