The House Brasserie

4.6
574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 in 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 the highest quality food, hand-pressed cocktails and eclectic wine & beer lists. Come join us at our House. 
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


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Phone number
(480) 634-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Carter
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Cross street
Goldwater Dr.
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Parking details
We have a private parking lot in the front of our restaurant with access from Main St., however space is extremely limited. Additional street parking is available on Main street. Please be aware of surrounding lot's restrictions.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 574 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Very romantic venue

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Beautiful, romantic, cozy ambience. Perfect date or special occasion spot. Cocktail were superb, service was exceptional. Food met expectations. Will definitely be returning with friends and family in tow.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Thomas, our waiter, is awesome! Great food, great drinks and a beautiful and romantic setting...

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

As always, a great meal at a great location

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I asked to be seated on a booth but was denied. I was told that seat was reserved but no one sat there the entire time we were in there. I am sure that they wanted to keep the servers sections. Place was empty. Asked for a medium well steak and was served a medium rare. The servers was ok.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

How can you go wrong when you start with amuse bouche? The lobster gnocchi is now my faborite dish in all of Phoenix. I wished the aerver would have been more helpful with wine pairings. My friend and I order two starters and two entrees amd shared everything. I found the potionsamd quality and flavors to be tremendous. The lobster gnocchi is my favorite dish in all of Phoenix the strip was phenomenal withthe chimichurri sauce, great dlavors melding together well. The pastel tres leches was disappinting. In my estimation that is a dessert that should never be dry and yet it was. If I couoe give 4.5, I probably would give 4.5 and not 5, but ghis is definitely above a four so i rated it a 5. The scallops were good, cooked well but the sauce was moghing to write home about.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

While the food was very good the service was not. It took over an hour for our entrees to arrive; about 45 mins after our salad, our server virtually ignored us the whole time. The indoor seating area is so dark it was hard to see the food. We won’t return here.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

House Brasserie is adorable. I loved the tented dining area and the indoor area inside the original house is stunning. We were 3 tables in the entire restaurant and the service was glacial. The food was okay, nothing that stood out. We had the gazpacho which tasted like my morning green shakes with some cumin seasoned shrimp. Chicken meatball gnochi which the gnochi and the sauce were okay, but the chicken meatballs tasted store bought and not housemade. The lamb bolognese was an overwhelming portion, but tasted fine. The house salad was also an average salad, the butternut squash bits were miniscule. Such a cute location and I left wanting a food experience that matched the adorable ambiance. Would like to recommend to the restaurant to offer a wine+tapas special like 2 small plates and a glass of house wine for $25 -$30 to get more people in their adorable patio.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

As visitors to Old Town Scottsdale during the off-season, we were pleased with how easy it was to get reservations. The restaurant was relaxing with great ambience and the wait staff was awesome. We would recommend The House to anyone who asks!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Beautiful place and atmosphere! The food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

All around great choice for dinner! Sit outside and make sure to order the Lobster Gnocchi!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The server went above and beyond to make sure we were always happy. He worked really hard to accommodate my diet restrictions. I always love coming here and this time was no exception. The food is always amazing and the drinks are fantastic too. My favorite!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went to dinner with my husband for a pre-mother’s day celebration. We had just gotten our food when a large group was sitters behind us. Not only was the group loud, an oblivious to the fact that other people were dining in the restaurant, the were using inappropriate language fit for a fraternity party, and not a fine dining establishment.
The staff made absolutely no effort to correct the situation. People were standing from that group, talking loud and practically over my husband’s head. We ate as quickly as possible and practically ran out.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We a had a wonderful dinner. It’s our second time celebrating our wedding Anniversary there. I think we will continue to do so for years to come.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was excellent and our server was great. Definitely a place you need to try.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The food was fantastic, one of the best cocktails ever had (smoked manhattan), and service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We sat on the patio and it was lovely. From what I saw of the inside, that looked really nice as well. All the food our party had was amazing. I thought it was decently priced for good food and drinks. We had a leisurely meal, so the service matched that just fine for us. I would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A quaint setting in the second oldest house in Old Town Scottsdale. Semi-outside sitting in a tent area. which could use a fan in the summer months. Menu selections are fairly limited, but well prepared and with a creative touch. Service is very efficient. Definitely calls for repeat visits.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The music was too loud for the ambiance of the dining area despite the wedding party outside. Could have been an off night.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

First visit and it was wonderful. Nice menu, delicious food, unique ambiance, great waiter.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Hadn't been in a while, and it was even better than we remembered. The patio here is delightful, and the servers well trained and knowledgable. We shared the burrata and chicken meatballs/gnocchi small plates and they were both great. Hubby had the lamb bolognese; I had the chicken and we thoroughly enjoyed both. We'll be back soon....

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I love the restaurant but service was much slower than usual. The young lady server had a table of 8 or more come in right behind us. We became a lower priority. Or it could possibly have been the kitchen.

It took a long time between drink orders and placing our order, and between each course. By the time desserts were offered we were too tired of sitting to add dessert, even though we would have enjoyed dessert otherwise.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Server added zero to the experience which was a shame.
Not sure if she had too many tables or just zero personality.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent service and outstanding food plus the outdoor seating is cool. Go and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Our meal was very delicious. We shared the burratta appetizer, the porkchop, and the mac and cheese. All were excellent. Our wine selections were very good, but overall, we thought the wine choices were overpriced.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food was great except for the fries and dessert... I would not recommend the fries side dish... Nothing to write home about... the lemon meringue dessert was sour and plain, so I would not waste any money on it either. The service was very good and the place was nice.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great Knowledgeable Service on Wine List and creative cocktail creations!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service and ambiance.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The setting and server were amazing. However the food lacked in a lot of ways. The Mac & Cheese is amazing if you go though.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Didn't disappoint for a second time. This is a staple will go to anytime we are visiting the area.

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