The House Brasserie
The House Brasserie

The House Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thehousearizona.com/
  • Phone: 4806341600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Carter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Goldwater Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private parking lot in the front of our, restaurant with access from Main St.but space is extremely limited. Additional street parking is available on Main street. Please be aware of surrounding lot's restrictions.
A word from The House Brasserie
The House Brasserie evokes a bygone era, a time when service and hospitality mattered most in the dining experience. Tucked away in a shaded corner Old Town Scottsdale, The House is also a place of culinary artistry. Chef Matt Carter combines worldly flavors and techniques to create an elegant and cozy menu with homespun style. Set beautifully in the Scottsdale's second-oldest home, The House is a vintage chic space where you can expect nothing but highest quality food, hand-pressed cocktails and eclectic wine & beer lists. Come join us at our House. 
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The House Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (29)romantic (28)notable wine list (13)hot spot (11)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • steve
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This nice little restaurant is right in the middle of downtown Scottsdale and was busy when we got there on saturday evening. Parking is on the street and hard to come by. We went there during restaurant week and the food was very good. The appetizer, pork belly and simple salad, are tasty. The entrees are to die for. The seared scallops and veal chops are a bit small but exquisite. The dessert, chocolate mousse and mochi are excellent. In all, the experience at this restaurant was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Awesome As I'd Hoped!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had heard tons of things about The House and was so excited to finally try the food-- during Arizona Restaurant week, no less. The service was as awesome as the food and the ambience is exactly the amount of character and class as I would've imagined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dined at House three times, within the past 10 months. On 9/26 we unpleasantly surprised by the changes. My initial comment to our wait person was that the menu had changed. Her response was that "we are trying to be more like Zinc Bistro". Wrong answer! Separate drink menu no longer presented and now included on a laminated menu, only missing photos of the starters or entrees a la Denny's. I would not have ordered either the ahi tuna app or the duck meatballs with foie gras if pictured. Portions were beyond small. The vacant tables at prime time during restaurant weekend belied the fact that the wait person indicated that Matt Carter spends little time here. Salads over dressed, entrees barely memorable. Dessert skipped & boring.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely evening
    yaya
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Two friends and I were thrilled with our evening at the House Brasserie...great everything! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    PAFan99
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and loved it. The food was excellent and so was the service. We look forward to coming again. Both of us had the steak filet - and it was probably the best steak either of us has ever had. Next time I come in I'm looking forward to trying their Streak Tartare :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Return trip, not a charm
    exServerNowFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After making reservations, when we arrived they trIed to seat us outside, mind you it was over 100 degrees. It was a romantic dinner for two & we ended up in the bar at a pub table with the staff trying to act as if this was a normal 2 top. With no place settings, the bar TV blasting the baseball game, and people talking loudly (after all it was a bar). While the server was nice, she didn't even attempt to try to make up for the atmosphere. We asked for a bread basket (food was taking forever) the bread came loaded with butter (so we didn't eat it, 2 more pieces came on my hubby's plate also loaded with butter) & when the bill arrived she charged us $4 for it. No 'deal' for restaurant week either, we ordered off the regular menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Female bindind spot
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Strangely enough we selected this restaurant for its comfortable seating. My 9 mo pregnant friend need a cushy chair. This my third visit here and knew it would have good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • herbodocVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    avery charming early Scottsdale restoration.Very enthusiastic servers. We felt that it was quite pricey...$36 for a pice of grilled salmon is a bit excessive but probably in line with Carters other highly priced venues and some of the other trendy places in Scottsdale.I had a gift for dinner so it wasn't too painful, however I doubt if I would go back on my own tab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the cost.
    Chuzifood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived, so having the waitress seat us next to the back door was a bad sign from the start. Upon requesting an alternative table, we were placed within inches of one of the 3 couples already seated. I asked the hostess if it was necessary to sit on top of other people while the restaurant was empty. "Would you like to return to the original table?" she asked. No. The food had issues, also. The pork belly was over cooked and rubbery. $26 for some noodles with the faint hint of lamb is not my idea of fine dining. All in all, the meal lacked depth, balance, and modesty. The manager was very quick to expound on the virtues of their chef, but the fact of the matter is we cook better food at home.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hidden gem, we had an outstanding experience. Food was superb and service was excellent. Sitting outside was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best meal so far in 2014
    CMF123VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Used yelp to find a business dinner restaurant and found this awesome place. My business colleague booked a dinner with his wife before we left our dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Special Occasion
    foodnfriends
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We celebrated in style with great food and ambiance. We couldn't have felt more welcome there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Service, Great Food
    PhoenixRisingVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server, Lindsay, kicked off our wonderful experience at the House Brasserie. She not only knew the menu, but she was able to provide details that made you aware that she not only knows the menu but has tried probably everything as well. The food and drinks were great, and the highlights were definitely the broccoli (A recommendation from Lindsay), and also the side of corn that came with the beef filet that i ordered. A nice touch were the additional samples prepared by the Chef that made it to our table to help provide a personal touch. Definitely a place to bring someone on a special occasion or when you're just feeling like treating yourself. Try to go when it's cooler to get a seat outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed it...
    tkaz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I left this place missing something without knowing what it was. The place is adorable & would be great to sit outside when the weather is cooler. The outside is unassuming, the inside is rockstar cool. Everyone wears black - I wore black - I was scared someone might mistake me for waitstaff. They sat us near children (what??), children who were on iPads the whole time. I left my kids home and no one brings an iPad to a nice dinner out! Ok, back to the food. Our waitress recommended a great wine but could not articulate why. The food was actually very nicely prepared and very tasty but again....we were left wanting. And I don't know what it is so I'm going with ambiance. The din was a little hard to take. Dessert -WOW! It was WONDERFUL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have been to House Brasserie three times and each visit has been an absolute treat. The menu is interesting and the food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The hardest part is deciding which wonderful thing to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern brasserie (heavy food)
    Joe3
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Modern American food mixed with French classics: very tasty, but very very heavy. Everything is made with cream, bacon, butter, foie gras, etc. etc. Cocktail was superb; wine list is very good, also by the glass. Service is technically correct, but very overbearing ("This is so delicious/the cook is absolutely amazing/that is my favorite dish in the world") and more lines like that: shouldn't the patrons be the judges of that? The room is very beautifully done; so recommended, but do not count the calories or go onto the scales the next day...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible food
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waste of money terrible terrible food dry salty also took 45 minutes for the entree. Will not go back or recommend this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service issues
    MissitVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our service was far more pretentious than she needed to be. It's one thing to carry yourself with class and another to be outright rude. This is the second time in a row I have been here with a bad experience. Funny part, manager said come back and "I'll take care of you" and I told him... I don't care.. just want to enjoy your food and have a good time. Sorry guys. Strike two. She should NOT be a server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    threedogkitchenVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took a towncar from the airport to Hotel Valley Ho and our driver was full of great tips. He told us about House Brasserie and I'm so glad he did. We had some of the most fabulous bites and it may have been one of the best meals during our stay in Scottsdale. It's just a block away from the hotel with a gorgeous outdoor patio. We had pork belly and watermelon bites, this perfect crostini with ricotta and radishes, delicious grits, and a fried chicken dish that we gobbled down. I would go back to Scottsdale just to revisit them, and maybe some of their sister restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Splendid
    fooddiva
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lovely atmosphere. Though the menu is small, the food was suburb. The scallops were cooked just write and the dessert was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 4
    KellyCrew
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We opted to eat outside on June 14th and it was very pleasant due to the large chillers that are set up during the summer months. Our server was fantastic and navigated us with ease through the menu that was in the midst of a change. We ordered the ricotta with roasted radishes to start which was great. The salads I've sampled are fine, but don't leave me wanting to order them again. The scallops, jidori chicken, and salmon for entrees were good and enjoyed by all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first time here. The server was AMAZING! She explained the menu in detail, she helped with choices and all her help was spot on! The food was very good, and we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    azvisitor
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Had the Braised Lamb Ragout, so good! Staff very good and helpful. "Background" music a little loud but I definitely recommend. Beautiful facility inside and out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place
    DavidB1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is our second time dining here, and we really enjoyed it. A bit pricey, but nice for special occasions. Would like to see a misting system for the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Ladyluncher
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Menu was creative, dishes well presented and tasty. Music was too loud and not to my taste. Service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 73 reviews are from the The House Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant is great. Had the black kale salad and added salmon. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Enjoyed sitting on the patio for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great. A great menu for trying different foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The House is a gem!!
    KingLeoVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great ownership, plus great management, plus great service, plus a great chef, a great place and great food = a consistently fantastic dining experience. We love this place and keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not memorable
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We went for restaurant week, which is kind of pricy at $40.00 per person for a 3 course meal. Also, the restaurant week portions are smaller than the same item on the menu. I had the pork, which was nothing special. My wife had the salmon, which was good, but not great. The best item was probably the chicken terrine. The pistachio ice cream was also very good, but I do not know if it was made in house. Would I go back here? Probably not with so many other great restaurant choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and service
    Hungrynurs
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Delectable dining and excellent service made for an amazing night at the House. Chef Matt Carter is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Nice locals dining option with creative menu and fun cocktail list. Dine outside if weather permits. But get a drink at the bar first
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointing
    01seafoodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our six visit to the House, worst visit yet. Service was slow, didn't honor outdoor dining request, and all of our orders were wrong... too many great restaurants in Scottsdale to waste another night at such a dispaoointing spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Very interesting food done very well. Nothing mainstream here. Craft food and cocktails with great service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Scottsdale Gem
    SeekingtheBest
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I consider the restaurant one of the top three in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Service is outstanding and the food is both creative and remarkable. A unique and creative mix of menu choices, great wine, remarkable food with that creative touch which leaves one a lasting impression. I wish we had 10 more restaurants in Scottsdale of the quality and caliber of The House Brasserie. Matt Carter has the "recipe" and continues to amaze me with his "culinary magic"!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant evening outdoors
    geofromazVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    A lovely setting in perfect weather. The food was up to expectations and the service was first rate. I will return as will my dining companions.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • far from positive
    reservationsVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was my second visit and I was very disappointed in the food. In my opinion, they are trying too hard. There were so many competing flavors in our dishes that nothing stood out. Our taste buds were very confused. I know there is a lot of competition out there, but throwing a lot of conflicting flavors together is not the answer. In fact, we had to have a drink after lunch to cleanse the palate. Giving a bad review is the last thing I want to do, but maybe The House will take something away from this.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint and memorable
    SuziQVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    A friend and I enjoyed salads and an Oregon wine for lunch. We dined on the comfortable patio at this quaint cottage in old town. Cannot wait to return. The food fresh and tasty and the staff us efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very eclectic manu. Nothing like this menu anywhere else in Scottsdale. The only issue we had was the cocktails were all ice with very little drink. They should fix that for a $14 drink
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fantastic Date Night
    JDB86
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was the perfect place for my girlfriends birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    VisitingfromNY
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Innovative, well crafted dishes. New and inventive cuisine. Very attentive and professional staff. We stumbled on Brasserie for Sunday brunch and were smitten. We returned two days later for dinner and were similarly impressed.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.