The Greene House in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card
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The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 until 6 p.m.
Located in the middle of Kierland Commons, North Scottsdale's fresh, light California cuisine concept is a departure from heavy Italian and hearty new American cuisine found at other Sam Fox joints. The location makes it a nice stop between bouts of shopping at Kierland. The décor in general is simple, light, and earthy, likely to mimic the menu. The covered patio is great for this time of year, but you can also take advantage of bar or indoor dining room seating during happy hour.
With seven fancy food options $10 or under, this is definitely the kind of happy hour where you can take someone you want to impress. Truffle fries, spinach and artichoke fondue, herb hummus, and warm Brie are all good places to start, with the latter being our recommendation. The slice of gooey Brie spreads nicely on the buttery toasted bread and the added flavor of sour cherries, Marcona almonds, and roasted garlic makes the dish definitely noshable. On the lighter side, the kale salad is a delicious mix of roasted corn, Amish cheddar, grapefruit, pistachio, and a tart vinaigrette that likely would win over even staunch kale haters.
The star of the Greene House happy hour menu, though, is the $10 tuna tartare tacos. The trio of tacos with fresh tuna and crunchy, fried shells are light but still pack flavor in with wasabi, avocado, and aged soy. After all that, the only thing left on the happy hour menu is a meatloaf sandwich on a brioche bun. However, the kale salad, Brie, and tuna tacos far overshadow the meatloaf sandwich. Though the meatloaf was moist and the pickles gave it a good contrast, the tomato sauce was too sweet and overpowering.
Heather Hoch The gooey Brie pairs nicely with the sour cherries, marcona almonds, and roasted garlic.