I don't write reviews unless a place is exceptionally good or they are so bad that I can't stand it and I have to complain. I've been around the world and dined at the best places. This place is a cut above most of the other really good places in Phoenix/Scottsdale. This town has good food, surprisingly good food. From sushi to steak to you name it, if you are careful here you can get food that is as good or better than what you get in cities with bigger foodie reputations. Where we tend to fall down a little is thinking outside the box. This little gem is a treat. The ambience is charming. The food is creative and delicious. They have a nice curated , albeit short, wine list with almost all wines by the glass and bottle. The service is prompt, courteous, and professional, but not as strong as you will get in NYC or SF. Still, the service is very good. We started with smoked burrata and fois gras. My wife had the pork chop ( outstanding, and I'm not a big pork chop guy. Smoky and just a bit sweet with jerk seasoning.) I had the duck breast special. Beautifully cooked and presented. Side dishes of roasted cauliflower and buttered asparagus in a bechamel and pepper sauce were excellent. Everything was cooked to the perfect temperature.
Desert offerings are limited, but nice. We shared a tropical treat. Highly recommended for date night and foodies.
Great Knowledgeable Service on Wine List and creative cocktail creations!
I do not write reviews generally (more like ever), but this really was an enchanted evening for us: intimate and beautiful setting with many culinary delights, library wines, inventive cocktails, and warm, expert service.
It’s rare when you have that all in one place, but it’s here. And our thanks for it all.
This is one of those restaurants that makes you love food and drink! Garret and Nicholas, behind the bar, are knowledgeable and creative mixologists and our waitress was top of the line. The food is fantastic; the chef runs an unmatchable kitchen, and the entire experience is fun! An added bonus is the history and story behind the pine tree! Visit soon and often.
Great service and ambiance.
Terrible experience. Don't fall for their website which talks about how romantic of a restaurant this place is. It's only romantic if you're a lover of loud dance music tables crammed together under banquet tents.
Server walked by us seven or eight times without acknowledging herself before coming over to ask what we'd like to order. Never bothered to introduce herself. We ordered some appetizers. My steak tartar was pretty good, rich and flavorful with some bright acidity. My wife's chicken meatballs with gnocchi were bland and tasteless (she also asked for no cheese over the top so of course they were covered with it). The table next to ours made the same complaint and the waitress mentioned there was a lot of turnover in the kitchen staff.
The waitress didn't bother to apologize for getting the app wrong. Rather than wait around to be disappointed by $50 entrees, we decided to get out of there while we could.
Save your cash, stay away.
The staff was very accommodating to our needs. The food was great and good portion size. The noise level inside was loud; being outside helped with the noise level.
Food was delicious. We had the smoked burrata, New York strip, and veal bolognese. The Bolognese was AMAZING. Such good flavor and tender meat. The drinks were delicious, we had old fashioneds and manhattans. My only complaint is our waitress was a little slow, and it took forevvvvverrrrrrr getting the dessert menu - nothing on which looked good at all - and then even longer to get the check. Just a pet peeve of mine. Once you ask for the check you’re ready to get out of there and having to wait forever with nothing to eat or drink is so annoying. Otherwise, super cute and romantic!
The setting and server were amazing. However the food lacked in a lot of ways. The Mac & Cheese is amazing if you go though.
This is a very special place. That doesn’t mean you should only go for special occasions. I’m in the area on vacation, but if I lived here I’d make this restaurant a regular spot for dining out.
It was great.
Didn't disappoint for a second time. This is a staple will go to anytime we are visiting the area.
This is the first time we visited but love other Matt Carter restaurants. The food was excellent. The asparagus with light cream was heavenly and the scallops perfectly cooked. The staff had a good sense of timing - immediately detected our pace- cocktails, then order, then eat. Definitely will be back and recommend it to others.
Beautiful patio and varied menu. Superior service and cheerful staff
The food was fantastic - service was subpar.
We arrived about 15 minutes early to our reservation. The staff was polite and accommodating to our early arrival. Our table was set up and waiting for us in the spot I requested just 12 hours earlier (in front of the outdoor fireplace) the level of accommodation at that moment was impressive, especially during their busy hour.
Upon being sat, a busier offered us ice water while we waited to place our main drink order. After 15 minutes of waiting our server had not shown up. A manager noticed and apologized for the wait and took our drink order. Shortly after, we were greeted by our sever who had our drinks in hand. He proceed to introduce himself and did a fantastic job explaining the menu and offering his personal recommendations .
Following placing our orders, our server was seated with a private party of 30 plus. Which was the last time he acknowledged us.
Between the appetizer and main course we waited about and hour and were only offered refills on our cocktails once (again by the manager). When we were finished with our main course we waited another 15 minutes for our sever to check us out. I finally had enough of waiting and placed my debit card at the edge of the table. My husband witnessed coworker pointing out the debit card on the table to our sever which is when he finally acknowledged us for the last (ok second) time and checked us out.
I’m not sure if our server is to blame for lack of empathy, customer service and attention, or management for not noticing his section was overbooked, however, the lack of customer service and acknowledgement is completely inexcusable.
We loved The House Brasserie! We tried five different small plates/salads and each item was delicious! The Crispy Chicken Thighs and Tomato Bisque especially stood out! We can't wait to come back.
We have Dinned there a number of times and keep coming back because of all that we like there . Outside meals are very nice - in front of the Fireplace is our favorite. Brussel Sprouts, Crab fried rice, and virtually any Fish that they are featuring have always exceeded exexpectations -
Outside seating is much better than seating inside.
Had a 6:30pm reservation on a Friday. By 7:45 the place started to fill up but it didn’t feel crowded or loud. Gnocchi was amazing, simple salad was great too. The rose sangria was so light and citrusy, definitely suggest it.
Outside patio is beyond beautiful. Lobster gnocchi was delicious. Service always excellent. Second visit and better each time.
Outdoor seating near the fireplace is elegant and romantic. If weather is good, ask for this area in the reservation. Rare offering of foie gras as chef's special. Paired with filet mignon, over the top. Steak Tartare is delicious. Arugula salad is outstanding. This is our "go to"restaurant in Scottsdale. This was our second visit in two weeks!
Beautiful romantic setting outside by the fireplace. Impeccable service. Waiters actually spend time with diners. Great arugula salad. Fois gras and filet - cannot be better.
One of the best date night restaurants in Scottsdale. Charming atmosphere, delicious food. Always delivers an amazing dining experience. Love this place!
Really great find. Everything was excellent. Truly enjoyed the ambiance and enjoyed our evening on the outdoor patio. The food was wonderful as well as the service.
I love House Brasserie. It’s atmosphere is fabulous, the staff is always great. The menu is varied and always has such exciting choices. However, this time I found the food to be very overly salted. It started with the Brussels sprouts appetizer and finished with the filet with a corn garnish. Both were so salty that they were close to being inedible. I mentioned this to the server and he made a soothing sound but that was all.
I was so surprised by this food as I have never experienced this before. I will be back and I hope that is just a fluke.
Wonderful meal and excellent wine list. Service was exceptional! Would highly recommend!
We had a delightful dinner at House..the food, including the Chef's gift of gougere's to start and the small plates were all outstanding. Service was really good too. I thought the wine prices were a bit high..$24 a glass for Willamette Valley Pinto N. but that would be my only less than positive comment.
Honestly the BEST experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The waiter, Garrett(sorry if that’s misspelt) was amazing! Very helpful and awesome customer service!! Would recommend to anyone that’s in Scottsdale
Always fantastic food and ambiance.
What a beautiful restaurant! It speaks of bygone days with dim lighting, damask wallpaper and Art Deco mirrors. Cocktails: wonderful! Service: great! Wine list: amazing! Food: to die for, except for my entree(grouper) which was entirely too salty. I did not inform my server, so he wasn’t able to remedy the situation(my fault). The lobster gnocchi was so flipping amazing, words cannot describe. Great place for a special occasion. Hefty price tag, so don’t go in expecting anything budget friendly.
For the price of the food, the restaurant is just not worth it. The noise from the parking lot behind us was annoying, they only offer limited signature mixed drinks and the food was nothing spectacular. Very disappointing.
This is one of my favorites places. The chef's surprise was amazing. Wonderful outside patio. Highly recommend.
We had a large party and the staff was very accommodating. It took a while for our entrees to come out, but the restaurant had several large parties. Walking distance to Hotel Valley Ho and Old Town Scottsdale. Will come back. Highly recommend.
Loved our table outside near the fireplace. Very cozy and warm with great service and food. Expensive but high quality food and drinks in a great atmosphere. The lobster gnocchi was amazing!
Lovely location, delicious and imaginative menu.
Tremendously slow to get food and service. Food was over salted. Not going back.
We very much enjoyed our experience; the food was great, the service top notch, and the setting perfect. Thank you.
Food and service were wonderful. The high end wines by the glass are a plus.
The heated patio provided the perfect ambiance. We will return.
Meat was not well done.. handled it well
Out of town business associates...love highlighting local talent and House did not disappoint!