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Dining: The House at Secret Garden

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

Dining: The House at Secret Garden

House at Secret Garden, Phoenix

Update 2014: This restaurant is currently CLOSED

The House at Secret Garden on Urbanspoon  

The House at Secret Garden is one of those places that you arrive at and ask yourself “Has this place always been here?”  The property definitely has because the main house was built in 1929.  According to the restaurant management,  it used to be a hippie commune.  Personally, if I was hippie in the 30s, this would have been heaven because it’s a giant property with multiple structures and private spaces set way back from Baseline.  A perfect spot for frolicking hippies!  Today, The House at Secret Garden has been transformed into a quaint, and  considerably affordable restaurant with outstanding food and service.  They are keenly focused on the local food movement and offer fresh farm-to-table seasonal cuisine. This restaurant received the award for Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant of 2012 by Phoenix New Times.  Not only that, check out that Urban Spoon score, not too shabby!

There’s a certain air of mystique about the candle lit hacienda that you will immediately sense when you walk through the main doors. There is a beautiful stair case adorned with Mexican tiles and iron railings.  The House has a patio with outdoor dining that is set far back from the street and is a quiet, tranquil area.  It is surrounded by flowering trees, a brook, and during the cooler months it’s warmed by an outdoor fireplace and heaters.  The House at Secret Garden is truly a delight from the charm of the old home to the service, food, and affordability.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to stop in at SmartFem.com, please do so because I have a detailed review of the lovely restaurant published on their site.   You can expect a delightful evening at The House in a relaxed setting and likely find yourself eager to return.  My detailed review resides here.

House at Secret Garden main home Photo by: Janine Hill

House at Secret Garden main home
Photo by: Janine Hill

House at Secret Garden main dining room Photo by: Janine Hill

House at Secret Garden main dining room
Photo by: Janine Hill

 

 

 

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