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House of Tricks

Cozy up on the patio of a 1920’s cottage

Robin and Robert Trick first opened House of Tricks in 1987, converting a 1920’s-era cottage into a lush oasis steps away from Mill Avenue. It had a dozen tables indoors, and patio canopied by mature trees creating an intimate haven for outdoor dining. They purchased the house next door in 1994, tripling their indoor seating capacity, and building a wooden deck and outdoor patio bar to link the properties together and provide even more alfresco dining space. With the mature trees and outdoor patio lighting, in the evening, House of Tricks feels a bit like a slice of New Orleans, mere steps from the bustle of downtown Tempe. The seasonally-inspired menu changes regularly, reflecting an eclectic blend of cultures and flavors. The menu is best described as contemporary American, with a creative approach to both lunch and dinner entrees. Daily lunch and dinner specials add to the variety. Each of the restaurant’s patios has a distinct feel, and are available for private events as well as regular dining. The outdoor patio bar between the two houses is the perfect gathering place for a casual meal or happy hour celebration. House of Tricks is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch, and from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. for dinner, with bar service until midnight.

  • Dine among grape-covered arbors, beautiful trees, potted flowers and café lights
  • Proximate to the Arizona State University campus
  • Highlights of the seasonally inspired menu include seared foie gras on a sweet corn-duck confit tamale

HOUSEOFTRICKS.COM, 114 E. 7TH ST., 480.968.1114

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