The House Brasserie
LINZ FILET MIGNON
GRILLED BROCCOLINI, ELOTE, SHISHITO CHIMICHURRI, COTIJA*
HEIRLOOM CAULIFLOWER STEAK
ROMESCO SAUCE, MARCONA ALMONDS TAHINI CREAM, GRAPES, OLIVE***
JERK BERKSHIRE PORK CHOP
SMOKED PARSNIP PURÉE, APRICOT DEMI, GINGER APPLES, WHEATBERRY*
Had been to The House Brasserie for lunch pre COVID and was anxious to try it for Fall Restaurant Week 2021. We sat inside since the space is lovely but outside in cooler temps would be nice too. The Restaurant Week menu was limited and surprised there were no options for the starter and dessert. The main course offerings sounded good and we tried the skirt steak and the duck. Portion sizes were small and presentation was lackluster - just OK. Think I'd return to try the regular dinner menu since some of the items that passed us by looked wonderful but this Restaurant Week menu missed the mark.
We chose House Brasserie for our anniversary dinner. Fortunately for us it was also restaurant week where a chef puts together a signature 3 course meal showcasing his talent. There were many lows and several extremely high points but overall, very disappointing. We were greeted and seated immediately in the cozy dining area of the former home. A nice puff pastry amuse was served as I made a wine choice from the generous list provided. Unfortunately, the wine arrived at our table very warm. When a wine list includes wines priced over $1000.00 my expectation is to receive a red wine that is less than 70 degrees and not pushing 80. It took a full 30 minutes to bring our pinot down to a pleasant temperature. We ordered the Foie Gras which came in the form of a poached goose liver and not a pate’. The flavor was very good and the texture creamy. It was accompanied by middle eastern seasoned mushrooms and vegetables which were also good on their own but placed together were very unbalanced and completely overwhelmed the delicate liver. The roller coaster continued with a very delicious and balanced mixed green salad and then plummeted with the entrée. The duck arrived deconstructed and scattered about the plate. The skin was chewy, and the meat was inconsistent where some was very overdone and dry while other parts were borderline too rare. The seasonings, however were amazing and would have been a home run if not for the texture the meat. The Barramundi was worse. The fish was well past its prime and to provide the promised crispy skin made the rest of the fish overcooked and dry. It paled completely to the succulent sea bass We enjoyed earlier in the week at Ocean Prime. Fortunately, the meal concluded on a high note with an amazing house prepared apple tart and house spun ice cream. The Pastry Chef is amazing. It is an interesting restaurant but for the price I can not recommend it. There are too many issues that need to be addressed.
Such a fun experience!!! And kudos to our server Justin for making it an amazing evening!!!
Awesome Dinner and Venue. Staff was very nice. Chefs food was fantastic for Restaurant week.
We tried this restaurant during restaurant week and it was a great experience! Very cozy restaurant in Scottsdale’s second oldest home. Hamachi on watermelon appetizer was delicious! We both had the barramundi and we’re not disappointed. Although we were seated inside, by choice, we look forward to trying the outside patio area next time.
We visited during AZ Restaurant Week. We sat outside. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!
Food and service were very good for Restaurant Week! Just beware that parking is challenging because of all the construction in the area.
Not cheap but worth every penny. Great attentive (but not overbearing) service, presentation and taste were outstanding, the outdoor seating was comfortable and attractive a la a New Orleans courtyard. Will go back in a heartbeat!
Fantastic service and fun vibe!
OMG. This place is AMAZING! First time here, service was EXCELLENT, food was incredible. I had the salmon, friends had porkchops...salads were great, appetizers tasty and all of the wine they offer is also by the glass. I would definitely come back, especially when the weather is cooler and you can sit outside.
We had a delicious dinner to celebrate a birthday. We love the atmosphere and food was excellent!
Beautiful ambiance outside, great music and lighting. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Highly recommend!
The House is a hidden gem although it’s been around awhile. The food is top shelf and the wines by the glass are unmatched. It’s not every day that you sample a Harlan! You are missing out if you pass by the House…
Anniversary, very accommodating
Perfect place to mingle with close friends, enjoy house made cocktails and artfully flavored food. Service is absolutely superb and ambiance possesses all the charms that enhance an evening.
Be sure to reserve your patio table and don't fret the heat... their misting fans and cold martinis will serve as your Kevlar to that spicy bowl of peppers.
Incredible food, great service and beautiful patio.
Amazing food. Well balanced flavors. Gorgeous patio. Service was excellent. Shoutout to Justin for spot on recommendations. We will be back.
Had our anniversary dinner here on a quiet Thursday evening. We sat outside and it was pleasant, if warm. Staff did offer to turn on the outdoor fan to move air around but we declined.
Few other diners outside, mid-level background music. Very attentive wait staff. Enjoyed the food very much. We had the pork chop and the filet. Prepared very nicely and tasted amazing. Also had the cauliflower and a roasted peppers dish.
Wine list looked very good but we did not have a drink.
Restaurant is just down the street of from the Scottsdale arts district. We had a nice walk and window shopped in the galleries after dinner.
Love the old school decor food was excellent, great overall experience
I had not been here in about 4 years and was so glad they were still here - not surprised though. This is such an elegant restaurant. The atmosphere is awesome in that it is an old home with beautiful adornments. This is as outstanding as I remember it and so is the service. The winds are fabulous and just everything from the crabcake appetizer to the pork and chicken dishes that we had. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
You cannot go wrong.
We have been coming to Scottsdale every year for about 15 years but have never been to The House Brasserie. It is one of our new favourites and we will define be back. Great outdoor patio, outstanding food and service. A little pricier but worth every cent. It’s also in the second oldest house in Scottsdale. Our waiter Tommy and the entire wait staff were amazing. Don’t miss out on this dining experience.
What a fantastic find! Lovely atmosphere with greenery surrounding the outdoor patio and string lights and mirrors adorning the space. Even though it was summer, they had fans going that made the patio quite comfortable. We had a reservation and they sat us immediately. The food was TOO DIE FOR, literally the best food I have EVER eaten!! And the service was fantastic, we always felt cared for. Great spot for a date night or a celebration!!
Outstanding as always. The server Tommy made the experience special. One of the best burgers we’ve ever had and the wine was excellent.
Excellent food & wonderful servers... we will certainly go back again & again!!!
Justin was our server and he was amazing. Impeccable service! Food was also top notch. Perfectly cooked filet, citrus fried chicken was moist and deliciously crispy. Chicken meatball appetizer was also better than expected. I would definitely recommend going there - I will be going back for sure!
We had a wonderful time, service was outstanding, the food was fantastic, you must try the Lamb.
This was our 1st visit and we really enjoyed it would highly recommend it!
Excellent food, friendly service. Good vegetarian options although the cauliflower steak could have had fewer ingredients: a lot going on there.
What a great date night out!! This chef and this menu
WOW!! We had a great waiter to Justin is a pro
It’s one of those places that if you only had two days in Scottsdale it’s a do not miss
There are so many great restaurants in the city and this just got in on my top five!!
Quaint restaurant nestled in an historic Scottsdale home.
Inside dining is a little tight.
The outdoor patio looks beautiful and spacious and would be delightful when the temperatures cool this fall.
Our server, Justin, did a very nice job! He was attentive and took care of any requests we had rapidly.
The food presentation was very nice. We shared the pork chop, arugula salad, cauliflower/broccoli side and the Mac n cheese.
Our biggest disappointment was with the flavors of the various dishes. We found them to be rather bland or the flavor pairings of the seasonings, sauces and sides somewhat confusing to the palate.
As former restaurant owners, we’d suggest the chef do some independent focus group tastings to get frank and honest assessments of his dishes. We are only one couple, but we left feeling that we were not motivated to return.
Being a “destination” restaurant, you want a memorable experience for your patrons to make them want to return.
We had a table of 5 and were sat immediately upon our arrival. Ordered shishito peppers and steak tartare for appetizers. Both were just okay. We ordered 3 filets and the pork chops. Every single dish was overcooked. The sides were small, especially for the prices. The wine was way overpriced, especially in comparison to similar restaurants. The service was fine. The ambiance was great, but hard to enjoy with everything else. We will not be returning.
We had the best time and best wine pairing! This is a favorite spot for a special occasion
It was wonderful!
Some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had here! I tried the green lantern and their coffee cocktail! Food was incredible too!
A wonderful experience that will be repeated. Food, service and attention are unmatched in our recent experiences. Joe's leadership experience makes for a grand evening for all. Hurry over!!
a wonderful experience that will be often repeated. Joe makes you feel so comfortable and welcome.
Host was amazing, server was mediocre, at best. Ambiance was fun. Food wasn’t anything to write home about. We had to get salt and pepper from the bar, server spent time talking to people,
he obviously knew, and sitting at the bar. Restaurant was NOT busy. There were a handful of tables while we were there. For the price, not worth it.
Wonderful place for a special dinner. Delicious food and amazing service.
Best meal in Scottsdale
Outstanding dining experience in every respect.
Server “Tommy” personalized his efficient service beyond any expectation.
The House Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.
The House Brasserie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2001-the-house-brasserie#/merchant/2001.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.