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About Monarch

Sophisticated steak house with the air of a London Gentleman's Club. Whether you are searching for a romantic dinner, a new experience, or simply looking for the finer things in life, you'll find it at The Monarch. World-class cocktails, classic aperitifs, exquisite prime steaks, table side caesar salad, caviar service and an extensive wine selection.

411 S. Monarch St.
Aspen, CO 81611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week: 5:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
Durant St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 925-2838

Website:
http://www.monarchaspen.com/

Executive Chef:
Barry Dobesh

Private Party Facilities:
Wine Cave and Roof Top Terrace available for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Samantha: (970) 925-5160

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Monarch Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
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Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

It was the best dinner experience!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of the very best resteraunts in Aspen. A really nice ambience, excellent service, great food. Even though this is a steakhouse- we really enjoyed the lobster and fish meals. The wine list is also good. All told- we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious steak house without the stuffy environment, love the setting!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Highly recommend! Not only our best meal in Aspen but one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We got the scallops to start, then I got the ahi tuna and my husband got the porterhouse. Normally I am not a fan of the non-filet side of the porterhouse but this one was very, very good. The chocolate truffle cake for dessert was AMAZING!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had an amazing dinner here Saturday Jan. 6. We were traveling from Napa, California and the food here was spectacular. When we walked in, we had an earlier reservation at 6pm and there were few people in the restaurant and the music wasn’t on. I felt as if anyone could hear our conversation. It set an odd atmosphere in the beginning but then as more people came in, the music came on and we felt more relaxed.

We ordered the foie gras torchon and prawns to begin. The foie was delicious and generously portioned but the brioche was oddly cut and there were only 4 small pieces. I was expecting more mini slices instead of clumps? The prawns were fresh and amazing.

For our main, we shared a cowboy beef chop, creamed spinach and the mushroom gnocchi. All were spectacular. The steak was perfectly prepared and the sides were delicious as well. The gnocchi was a bit tough but flavor was there.

Overall, we had a wonderful dinner and the food and wine list was awesome.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The French onion soup was one of the best I've had; right on the mark. The bread as excellent as well. The 8 oz Prime filet however wasn't medium rare (red warm) -- it was a bit over cooked (brownish red warm) and the blue cheese 'crown' inundated the steak in flavor (more than a dollop which is what I usually see when ordered at other places). My wife's Bison was cooked perfectly (medium rare - red / warm), but it was far too peppery. The sautéed spinach had too much garlic; the garlic was a too bitter (over sautéed) and it permeated the dish. The wine was excellent -- however at $25 for a glass and since it was a recommendation the waiter should have stated the price.

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 (México)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The steak was truly outstanding, delicious flavour, perfect cooking. The macaroni and cheese was a wonderful surprise. Side dishes are expensive, but enough for two people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent restaurant, great experience

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came for Christmas Dinner and it was a good decision.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best steak I’ve had ! A little pricey but perfect for a special occasion !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was very overpriced. Great service. Nice atmosphere .

Tags: Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The bone marrow was fantastic but so was everything else we ate. A+

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent as always!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice ambiance. Warm and inviting.
Lydia was a great server. Taylor, sommelier, was helpful and knowledgeable.
Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This was our first trip to Aspen and we dined at Monarch because it was was so highly recommended by our friend. We were not disappointed. In fact, our dinner at Monarch was one of the highlights of our 5 day visit. On a Sunday night, after the weekend crowd had disappeared, the beautiful and classic dining room felt quiet and cozy (after we asked the wait staff to turn down the loud music). My bison filet was the best I've ever tasted, and my husband and friend raved about their beef filets. From the appetizers to desserts and Cappuccino, we were all completely satisfied. The wine list is superb, as well as the service. When in Aspen again, our first choice for dinner will be Monarch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Everything about the restaurant is top notch! Food, service and decor scream excellence! Enjoy!

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food and wine were excellent. Overall, the restaurants were expensive in aspen but we really enjoyed the food here. The Sommelier was very good and never pushy on any certain brands. He listened to our favorites and we came up with a great wine for our dinner. My wife was exceptionally happy with the pavlova. It was a perfect dessert after a heavy meal. Would go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Loved brexi too

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Sadly this is my 2nd unfavorable review for them. When it was Brexi we would eat there weekly. The food was amazing! ! Then they changed to a steak house where everything is alacarte. We rarely eat red meat but Decided to give it another try, to see if the food was any better a year later. It was just awful! Caesar salad had so much vinegar in the dressing we couldn't really eat it. The dressing was actually brown. They used to have an amazing Caesar. The Dover sole was bland, tasteless and just not good!! Sorry but it was a waste of time and money. Too many great restaurants in Aspen to go back.
And I did try their steak since that is their specialty but it was just mediocre . Waste of time. Get a new chef

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything was perfection with regards to food, hostess, menu, ambiance. Service needs some training in warmth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was mixed. Steak and ceasar were surprising lowpoints. Service was only fair. Considerably less appealing than 316 down the street (which may even have same ownership). I prefer most other Aspen options first.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service was excellent, the atmosphere was romantic and inviting, and the food exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The evening started with a wonderful bowl of carrot, coconut, ginger soup that was fantastic. This was only surpassed by one of the best steaks we have ever been served. My wife had a bone in filet and I had the bone in strip. This is one restaurant we will come back to and won't forget.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a good time. the service very attentive an kind, Good quality food very well prepared, tasty.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Every bite was excellent. Service was excellent. The tableside Caesar salad was excellent and lived up to its reviews.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Caesar salad is always overdressed but delicious otherwise. Steak always amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love the muscles!
I compare all muscles I have ever eaten to those prepared at Monarch...absolutely the best!
Great bar with inventive drink menu.
And the table side Cesar salad is a treat.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was excellent. We would recommend the restaurant to our friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I am expected it to be a good meal. It was exceptional.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Wonderful meal with excellent service! The bison filet is scrumptious and the Cesar salads are a must!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Service was excellent, food was great! Loved the ambience. Great vibe. Quality of food was outstanding.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Enjoyed a great dinner at The Monarch. Exceptional food, outstanding service. A must visit steakhouse in Aspen, Colorado.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic seafood and excellent steaks. Definitely one of the good places in Aspen.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great service and atmosphere, but steak not up to par for a steak house ... steak was dry and overdone and tasteless but staff made it up by comping the drinks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great food and very nice place! My steak was excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The ambiance, food and service was amazing! We will definitely be coming back on our next trip.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great food, service, atmosphere! A must in aspen!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Food was excellent, service was a little slow, but manager made up for it.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We had high hopes. It's a cozy room. Our table-side prepared Caesar salad was over-dressed, my sister's bison filet was luke-warm, and she never received the drink she ordered at the end of the night. Service was friendly and good, but the food did not live up to the price.

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