The House Brasserie

4.7
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 595 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall I thought it was a good restaurant with a nice range of options. Some of the food was over salted and could have been better flavored, others were fine. At this price point it seems that it would be more consistent.

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SA
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants with a great outdoor space...it never disappoints.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the outside dining.

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b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment. Will absolutely return. Excellent service and the food/wine is everything it’s talked up to be!

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Asked for patio but was seated in a dark empty booth inside and back of the restaurant. Seating old and worn. Would not return

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The outdoor seating area was nice but my wife and I were disappointed with the quality of the food. The Chef's choice Hors d'oeuvre was excellent but unfortunately the dinner choices were not as good as we thought they should be. The Scallop dish did not have the expected good deep flavor and the flavor of the beef filet was very disappointing as well. For the price that was paid for this dining experience we expected a much better tasting meal. During the reservation process I selected that this was a birthday (special occasion) dinner. At no time did the restaurant comment on this special occasion. We do not recommend this restaurant and will not dine there again.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit to The House Brasserie. Each visit is better than the last. The menu changes seasonally, as a great chef would do - work with the ingredients that are at their peak!! The menu is inventive, creative, BUT, not creative just to be "weird", creative in a way that makes sense and each dish creates a perfect composition of flavors, scents, textures. The service is attentive without being intrusive, it's an intimate space in one of the oldest homes in Scottsdale. The decor is nice, with quaint outdoor dining, if you choose. I love this restaurant and will get back there again in a couple of months!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Having said that , the service this time was off, slow and non attentive. My GF's meal was not very good , so the server did deduct from the bill which was very nice.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Cuisine très créative et de très bonne qualité. Service parfait et très sympa.

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v
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great outdoor seating. Menu was a bit limited in variety. Everything seemed heavy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best overall service and and genuine hospitality I have ever received at a restaurant. You just don’t get treated this way anymore. I would recommend to anyone!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very cold inside the restaurant.

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy and crew could not have been kinder as hosts We were having a New Zealand family reunion Waitress had amazing memory for the menu specials Excellent cuisine and accompanying wine from the list We shall return!

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite an Open Table issue, we had an amazing dinner. The table in the bar was exactly what we were looking for. Our server was just attentive enough without feeling overbearing and the food was out of this world! We loved everything.

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MR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best damn meal I have had in Scottsdale, it was perfect

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LB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Scottsdale culinary experience spots! Everything is GREAT!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great wait staff. Will definitely be back soon! The Salmon was to die for.

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NG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time here. Love this place. Cozy, small,casual,clean, great service, great food. Gnocchi & pork chop excellent. Will return.

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RQ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To the Proprietor:

The food and service was absolutely outstanding when I visited last Friday night 8/10/18 for a birthday celebration! Our waitress, unfortunately I forgot her name, AKA "Hamburgler" (nice touch) as it is denoted on the receipt was not only courteous, professional and engaging but showed tremendous passion for her job! This trait is sorely lacking in many individuals throughout the service industry but "Hamburgler" had it in spades. You are well served by this individual and she deserves to be recognized for her efforts!
The Lobster Gnocchi, Brussel Sprouts, Salad, Filet and Scallops were all exquisite along with a lovely wine selection. Nice work Chef!
Kudos to all for providing a first rate dining experience for me and my guests!

Cheers!

RQ

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great wine menu. Excellent food. Romantic. We stayed inside because was way too hot to eat outdoors, but even that looked great. Can’t wait to go back

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very romantic venue

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EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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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SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JL
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal at a great location

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the atmosphere

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J
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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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PF
Caribbean
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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JM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and atmosphere! The food was delicious!

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

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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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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GA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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