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“Really excellent food but...”
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House Cafe
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
Reviewed 9 September 2012

I'm gonna give this restaurant a 5-circle review because the food is like nothing I've tasted anywhere and it's prepared in a way that shows that the kitchen is paying attention. For example, most restaurants serve entrees with the meat/fish piping hot and the vegetables at room temperature. This is probably because the veggies are put onto the plate first and they lose their warm while they wait for the meat. Once it arrives, the plates is whisked to your table. But at House, the food on your plate is all the same temperature (what a concept) and it's unique and downright delicious.

I hesitated to give the place a 5-circle rating because I believe the wait staff could use some improvement. The place is really attractive (a little bit fancy, I guess you'd say) but the wait staff behaves like it's a neighborhood bar that happens to serve food. Compared to the food, the wait staff pales. I hope the owner sees this review and does something about this; I'd visit more frequently if the staff improved. Don't get me wrong -- they're not horrible. They're just not as good as the food.

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Thank HopSkipJump
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Was visiting friends and one suggested dinner at House. It was great. Had the special pasta, it was amazing. Tried to go back for a mid-week brunch because we heard it was great but they weren't open yet. Apparently brunch only on weekends. Overall good atmosphere, cool decor and nice staff. Prices were pretty reasonable.
Would go back again.

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Thank Marnsala
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

We went to House Cafe late after a movie and were thrilled that the entrees were both delicious and a reasonable portion. The staff was both friendly and willing to offer suggestions on the menu. The wine and beer selection fit both our tastes and the menu.

Thank Beersnobs
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

been to this restaurant on many an occasion at different times of day. unique fresh food and consistently delicious.

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Thank stylcounsel
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