The House Brasserie
Excellent bison short ribs, only surpassed by the superlative service. Charming patio made very comfortable with heaters. Romantic and peaceful.
House Brasserie continues to provide an outstanding dining experience. The ambiance, both inside and out is wonderful. My party had the scallops and the striped bass and both were excellent. Cocktails were fun and original.
I finally asked my girlfriend to marry me and she said yes thank you to the staff and are waiter you guys were awesome I really appreciate it
Prior visits yielded good food, but on NYE this place dropped the ball! When the best tasting item was the tomato bisque - over steak, fish and desserts - that isn’t anything to celebrate. The steak wasn’t cooked to the temperature ordered, the fish was over-cooked and we were given the wrong desert (ordered it to go). Also, no one wants to sit next to a revolving kitchen door so don’t try to cram patrons in like sardines. This isn’t NYC.
New Years eve
It was terrible! First of all they did not have a reservation for us. Also I requested indoor dining, which they did not have so they placed us outside where it was raining wet and cold. lastly, my husband actually believed that the over priced menu was pre-made food from Costco, not worthy at all.
Food was cold when it arrived, and the scallops were inedible and we sent them back. We suspect this was because it was New Years, and the servers were over-worked.
We had a wonderful NYE dinner. Dining here is an experience. It is a very old house with a tree growing right up through the roof. Nice ambience!
My husband and 8 split the filet it was served over beans and corn and was delicious! My niece and her husband both had the scallops. They were very good also.
Celebrating New Years. No indication when reserving that the seating was outside. It was cold and rainy, and bathroom access requires going outside through the rain. But staff tried to make us warm and food was good.
Amazing. Service. Food. Atmosphere.
Horrible service and overpriced for the quality. The hostess was unorganized and unprofessional. After seating us inside and we were given menus and water, she came back to our table and told us she made a mistake and needed us to move outside. Magically when we stated we were going to leave (we should have seen this as a sign), we were able to stay inside. Waited one hour just to get our salads. Food came out after two hours and it was mediocre. The valet interrupted our meal to tell us he was leaving early because he was too cold standing outside so we had to stop eating to pay him and get our keys.
Outstanding evening from the time we arrived until the desert dish was empty! We chose a crab fried rice for a side dish to share and we all said we will be ordering that every time we dine at the house Brasserie. Lovely atmosphere in this little gem in old Scottsdale!
Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend-great service, phenomenal food, and spectacular wine selection!
The crab fried rice was way too salty. The only flavor was salt.
It started out lovely at 6:30, but by 7:15 it was so loud inside, that there was no point in talking!
I love a dark restaurant , but there was not enough light at the table to see what we were eating !!! Part of a great meal is the visual .
Service was great !
The House Brasserie is this adorable restaurant built into what I assume was a neighborhood house at one time. It's nicely decorated, very comfortable and the staff is spot on with the service. I'd worth a visit and if I remember correctly the regular menu is very nice. This visit was for a Christmas dinner and in all fairness it was pretty forgettable as far as the cuisine goes. None of the dishes were especially catering to the holiday tradition and or of such a variety and flavor that I'd go back and hug the chef. Having said that I have had very nice meals here and I must like it, I've been several times, think I'll skip the holidays though.
The House Brasserie is an odd restaurant. Enjoyable, but odd. First, the restaurant looks like a little house with a parking lot in front and surrounded by outdoor tent-covered seating. In fact, there’s way more outdoor seating than indoor.
Given that the restaurant is mostly outdoors, the overall theme of the restaurant was oddly generic. We found the outdoor seating to be pleasant but dominated by the parking lot and street – the headlights, engine noise, and exhaust certainly detracted from the overall experience.
The menu, too, was odd. The name of the restaurant might suggest French influence on the menu, but it’s not. Its advertised as Modern American, but all of the items we got were really more Asian Fusion than Modern American. Certainly the Chef put a lot of thought and care into his dishes, but the flavor combinations just came out as odd. We’ve journeyed the world and enjoy adventures in cuisine, but the dishes at House Brasserie were just jumbled. The Dungeness Fried Rice tried to combine subtle sweetness of crab and savory fried rice in way that made me just want to have the two items separately and made normally. Similarly, the Umami Filet (or Ribeye) was under seasoned and tasted vaguely of a store-bought teriyaki marinade juxtaposed against mashed potatoes that, again, made me want the two items separated and made in the traditional manner. But, the menu was definitely different, and in a sea of banalities, sometimes different is a great thing.
Unlike some other reviewers, we found the service to be attentive and knowledgeable.
Overall, the chef and service made for an enjoyable evening. I’m not sure that I’d be in a hurry to go back, but am glad we want.
Food was excellent. Choices were unusual but delectable. Service was top notch. We had very good comfortable seating. We had no problem with too much noise. The location was easy to find. Parking was easy and free. Hostess was pleasant. Drinks were expensive. Atmosphere was cozy. Inside and outside seating choices were available.
The food - AMAZING! Always great - everyone needs to experience The House Brasserie. It never disappoints!
great service and delicious food.
always love The House
Food was great. Service was amateur.
Service was so bad, we were actually joking about it. All the appetizers (four plates worth) were delivered to one end of the table (we had a group of 8). Some salads were delivered with appetizers, some were delivered with entrees. The entrees came out in waves with several minutes in between.
My favorite moment was when a server walked up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder and asked me, "you want more water?". She then proceeded to take my glass from the table, fill it up, and hand it to me. A close second was when the server delivered my entree be reaching in front of the two people next to me, leaning over their food and in their faces, to set down my plate. LOL
Atmosphere and food were truly excellent, but the service was like a sitcom.
Bad food, bad service, freezing cold interior. Nothing really redeeming.
Beautiful dining experience. Excellent food, excellent service. A place to go back multiple times to explore the chef's creations.
We were delighted by our first visit to this restaurant. The food and service were both casually elegant, well-served and very tasty. We will certainly be returning with friends in the future.
Ahhh can’t say that I really enjoyed. The food was ok but over the service plus the price of the food wasn’t really wowed me.
Don’t see myself going back there soon.
They have a very cozy interior, but we chose to dine outside where they have a pleasant large covered patio. The background music has a good vibe. The service was friendly and relaxed. They have a very interesting menu with lots of small share plates as an option. We choose a couple to start and then each picked different entrees. The food was rich and delicious, with reasonable portion sizes. The wine list is a bit short, but fairly well rounded and everything is available by the glass. This allowed us to sample a couple of similar wines to help us decide which bottle we wanted to order. Definitely on our return list.
Cozy place. It was a bit too dark for us. We couldn't read the menu and could barely see the food, which was a shame. Once illuminated with my phone flashlight, the food looked quite artistically presented.
Food and service were ok. There is a nice selection of items to pick from. The interiors of the dining room and especially the bar are very well done. Sort of a gentlemens country inn. Cozy and comfortable. Against my better judgement we ordered a simple Oregon Pinot to share over dinner from a vineyard I've visited and have drank on many occasions. The wine tasted as expected, however, management felt it necessary to quadruple the price. I collect French wines as such I am pretty insensitive to price. This wine can be found retail all over town for $50. a bottle at The House Brasserie it is $200. THB has convinced me to not return to their store.
The House Brasserie was picked off the internet for a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The menu that day was prix fixe. The food was awesome with great presentation and service. My wife had a salad starter; I had the pumpkin bisque. The pumpkin bisque was excellent. Just a hint of pumpkin; not sure what other flavors were in there. Among the entree choices were roast duck and sea bass. The roast duck was very tasty and tender; not tough like duck can sometimes be. Sea bass by itself is usually not that flavorful but the way it was prepared and served with a compote made it top notch. The deserts were exceptional as well.
The outside dining was covered and semi enclosed with efficient gas heaters. Very comfortable. The one exception is that the outside dining area faces Main St. and one can see and hear the traffic from 2 or 3 tables. I should have asked our waiter to sit us further away from the street as there was ample open tables. It was not that distracting but would have been nicer to be away from the street.
No doubt, the restaurant is pricey but we thought it was worth the fine dining experience: great service, exceptional food, great atmosphere.
I rated it an 11.
We will return.
Great special menu for Thanksgiving night.
Went for the 3-course tasting menu on Thanksgiving! Since we are not traditional turkey eaters for Thanksgiving anyway, this was really intriguing and did not disappoint. Our waitress Pocahontas and the entire staff were all wonderful and made us out of townees feel at home. The food was absolutely phenomenonal.
Very quaint and romantic. The food is very good Contemporary American. Great wine and drink list. Short list of dessert, which maybe a small downfall. Overall this is a great place and definitely coming back soon.
We were happy to try the House again since we’d read of the new owner. The menu has wonderful and creative options that you can enjoy on a light dining night or a full gourmet experience. The eggplant appetizer was healthy and delicious. Our cauliflower and broccoli sides were also very tasty. The foie gras and the striped bass were perfectly cooked and the accompaniments were creative and just right. If I have one ding it’s that they made the aperol spritz with white wine and not Prosecco and one martini wasn’t quite cold enough but the second very cold martini and some wine erased that disappointment.
The lemon bar and the Pavlova dessert were also above and beyond the norm. Happy to have the renewed restaurant in the neighborhood and most happy they left all the old “smoke flavors” behind.
What a great experience, exceptional service and the food was amazing, the wine was outstanding as always. The House Brasserie is the first choice when I’m looking for a great evening with a group of friends & colleagues.
Very limited menu. The broccoli carbonara was awful. Deserts were limited. We have been there in the past with many great options. This time underwhelming
We visited for our anniversary, they accommodated a special request which was nice. The tartar was amazing, the wine list extensive. I had the bass which was phenomenal. Wife has the duck sausage, the duck was great but the pasta was luke warm and a bit clumpy. Overall was a great place to have a romantic dinner.
For those who long for the bygone era of fine restaurants who focus on every aspect of the dining experience, this is the place. The cuisine is creative and fresh, the staff are all knowledgeable and have an eye for detail, and the ambience is reminiscent of a cozy Paris bistro. A must try. However, this establishment is not ideal for children.
We had the most aggressive waitress I've ever had. She was pushing hard upsells to every member of the party at every turn, and then tried to both charge us for things we didn't order and pre-add in a 22% tip because we had 7 people.
The restaurant has a nice feel. Its too bad the food and overall experience didn’t match. It was our 31st anniversary, we were seated promptly for our reservation, nothing else went right. It took 10 min to get drink orders. And over 90 minutes before our salad came. And that only happened when we told our server. Out entrees took another 30 min, and were honestly awful. I had a fatty undercooked pork chop, my wife had bland scallops with chewy black rice. $250 later and it ruined our anniversary.
Your salads and wine list is outstanding.
The crispy chicken was gross. Not sure what all the crispness was all about. A full leg should not be served at a quality restaurant.
The pork chop had some very weird flavour. We love spicy and herbed dishes but not when it takes over and you are not sure what kind of meat you are eating.
We were ther a few months back and had a great meal.
Your desert was also lovely.
It will be a tough decision for us to want to return.
Hope this helps the chef to make better decisions.
Perfect ambiance, service, and food with a great wine list on the side. Outstanding!