Coup de Tartes, Phoenix’s longest running bistro-style BYOB French-inspired restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its new location on May 1, with a special VIP reception for those who contributed to the restaurant’s $500,000 crowd-funding campaign.
Owner Ron Pacioni was told he’d have to vacate the 1932 farmhouse he had operated out of for more than 17 years by April 2014, as the property he had leased was sold to a car dealership—to be razed to make room for an overflow parking lot.
After an extensive search, a new site was found and Coup Des Tartes held its official groundbreaking in January 2014 at the new location, a 1920s red brick Tudor Revival duplex that housed a former doctor’s office.
Pacioni raised $500,000 through in-house crowd funding to finance the move to the new location, which required some extensive remodeling. The new Coup has seating for 60, plus more than 3,000 square feet of outside dining and entertaining space, and now also has seating for 90 in the new wedding venue. The grounds are full of mature trees and a lush garden surrounds an outdoor patio. Talented Chef Jose, who trained under the original owner, Natasha Ovando, is still at the culinary helm.
While the new location does offer a full-service bar, the familiar BYOB option is still available to diners through a yearly Wine Club membership, which costs $45 per year.
Coup Des Tartes is located at 1725 E. Osborn Road. For more information or reservations, call 602-212-1082 or visit www.nicetartes.com.