The House Brasserie
I first ate here the year they opened. This place was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings that year.
That experience was a complete disappointment. Slow service and cold food are a few things that I recall. At the time I was approached by the manager and she apologized and asked me to please contact her directly the next time and she would personally “make up for it”. I live only a block away from HOUSE, but never went back. Fast forward to tonight... we decided to go back. there was a set tasting menu, as per the Valentine’s Day tradition, so we just ordered that. First course: scallops - pretty good. Next course: rib eye- fatty and not very warm. But the worst part was that there were no mashed potatoes on the plate. When I inquired the server looked at me confused as if she didn’t know whether mashed potato’s were included (they were). Then she came back and made up some excuse about how she thought they were served separately, and then said something about a “learning curve” on the chef’s part”. No apology Just excuses. Bottom line ... the potatoes weren’t ready for the first seating of the night. Nobody was served potatoes during first seating.. I looked around. I just happened to be the only one to notice. House Brasserie is the most overrated restaurant in Scottsdale. Do me a favor.. when you read this review and you decide to go there anyway, but then regret the experience... just hit me back and tell me that you should have heeded my warning.
Server was prompt, friendly and knew the menu well. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly to order and was especially flavorful. I will be back.
This was my second time for dinner. It was exciting to see new dishes and specials added to the menu. I love the way flavors are combined in the dishes and the presentations are over the top! I had the Salmon Crudo and it was amazing. Service, staff and bartender also, amazing! We all had a great time!
Concierge at the hotel recommended The House for an important business dinner, and the food was awesome. Started charcuterie plate, which had a great presentation and was excellent. Finished with the buttermilk fried chicken breast and confit leg - really good. Also had a drink one of the bartenders created. Don’t recall it’s name, but hopefully they’ll still have it next time I’m in town. Fun ambience, upscale but not pretentious. Able to take care of business, make a good impression, and enjoy myself.
From beginning to end, everything was wonderful! Service was on point, the food was delicious and eclectic, really enjoyed the Salmon and Charcuterie, the ambiance is elegant supper club - something you would see in New York. We had plans to go some place else afterwards for drinks but instead moved to the bar for a night cap, cozy & elegant, great bartender & drinks!
Outdoor dining with the fireplace was amazing!
The food was over cooked and portions were shockingly small. This was our third time eating here and will probably be the last. Not sure if there has been some change in management or cook staff recently 🤷🏼♂️
My husband and I ate here two years ago and it was wonderful. Great food, beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service. We truly felt well taken care of.
We were excited to be back in the Phoenix area for our anniversary and excited to eat here again. This was not the same experience we had two years ago.
The food was still delicious however the service was seriously lacking. We waited almost 20 minutes before we even saw a waiter. It took an hour and 15 minutes to get our entrees. I am ok with an extended dining experience as long as I feel well taken care of. However at The House we spent very long periods of time without seeing our waitress and were never apologized to for our wait. A simple acknowledgment of our wait would have gone a long ways. We were at the restaurant for well over two hours with very little interaction with our waitress.
Apparently The House has switched ownership since our last dining experience 2 years ago and it was not for the better. We will probably not eat here again. There are several restaurants in the Phoenix area where you can get wonderful food and be treated like royalty. This is not one of those restaurants anymore.
poor service waited over an hour for our food, menu is so generic now. French name, no french food choices.
Always great cocktails and food. Service was impeccable as well. Love this place!!
We come here once a year when we go to the Phoenix open. Always amazing.
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. We had a wonderful meal and drinks with fantastic service and ambiance. Would highly recommend The House Brasserie. As good as Cafe Monarch
Great cocktails, food, service and Ambiance. What more could you ask for!
Service was amazing. Knowledgeable waitress. Friendly and well informed
3rd time there. My go to place for a great dinner when in Scottsdale
The Brasserie House was good, but not as great as I was hoping it would be, my rating reflects how the meal didn't meet the expectations I had going in. I love tartar and this was not one of the best I have had which was a big disappointment. The fresh homemade pasta on the other hand was to die for. Be careful what you order and it might be a different experience.
The food was fantastic as was the ambiance. The service was so so. Our server was slightly neglectful at times and forgot to return the check to us after I gave her my credit card. I waited 15 minutes before going to find our server to get my card back and sign out. That interaction, once I found her, was extremely awkward on her part.
Service was ok , did not enjoy scallops , my friend had the chicken meatballs with gnocchi, he enjoyed that dish. Salad was lovely, some dishes were overpriced .
The food was very good, if you don’t like going out of your boundaries I do not recommend. Also if you don’t like the smell of cigerretts and people starring at you while you eat , do not eat on the patio. Over all yummy food just odd location and no parking at all. The manager was wonderful customer service and so were the waiters.
i went there for the first time to celebrate my birthday at the suggestion of a friend. i liked it so much that i made reservations to go back there in a couple of weeks with a group of 8 friends.
the food was delicious and creatively prepared.
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
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.
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.
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.