Café Monarch

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2997 reviews
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Contemporary American
Café Monarch, in Old Town Scottsdale, is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering a elegant, fine dining setting for your birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or extravagant night out. The four-course menu is altered weekly and features local, organic, sustainable and premium ingredients.

In addition to the consistent quality of food and service, Café Monarch continuously evolves the menu, dining room, and service standards. All with the objective of maintaining a vibrant and beloved guest experience. All servers are trained through the Court of Master Sommeliers program, all having extensive food and wine knowledge.

For larger reservations or private events, please contact 480-970-7682 ext. 2
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St. Louis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, beyond our expectations!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal hands down was the BEST meal I have Weber eaten! Every bite was as if I’d died & gone to heaven. A truly memorable dining experience. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, will be back soon!

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surroundings and an impeccable waitstaff start you out for a great evening. Great wine list missing some but with terrific alternatives that were very pleasant surprises. The food was off the hook. Do t let the small portions of the first three courses fool you - you will leave very well fed. The lamb chops are wonderful, as was the lobster ravioli. And the tiger prawns are a must. O e of the top 5 meals in America today.

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TK
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch does not disappoint! Fantastic for a special occasion or date night, with a romantic setting and service that makes one feel like royalty! The food is delicious with well rounded choices and is also fit for foodies. The courses were beautifully presented! Cocktails are carefully crafted and wine parings at two price points. They do ask about food allergies if needed.

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J
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An absolutely stunning and classy restaurant. Not only was the food outstanding, but it was an experience in itself to just take note of the clientele. Definitely the Mercedes crowd.

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JS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but wonderful Beautiful evening to eat outdoors.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! The service was impeccable! Everything was delicious and especially loved the octopus! Highly recommend it for a special night out.

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KG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best dining experience we have ever had. The food was the best food we have ever had and the service was incredible. The ambiance was perfect and we loved every minute of this experience. We have already recommended this restaurant to many people since our dining experience 2 days ago. I feel like any 5 star rating I have given a restaurant in the past should have been a 3 or 4 because NOTHING compares to the food and dining experience of Cafe Monarch.

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b
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They over cooked a filet that was replaced quickly and added a free outstanding desert for their mistake. Awesome place.

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B
South Dakota
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday at Cafe Monarch on a Friday evening. This was our first visit and we were impressed from the moment we pulled into the valet parking. We were greeted at the door by a host that offered to take our picture in front of the restaurant by the beautiful fountain. The restaurant was filled with candles and calming scents. All the servers were excellent. We were well taken care of all night. Each course was absolutely amazing. The best bite of the night for me was the Maine Lobster Ravioli. The birthday dessert was a nice touch, especially with the sparkly candle. They included a gift of a beautiful ring box. The patio area looked gorgeous and we’d try to sit there next time, having seen it. We’ve never spent this much for dinner before but would come back again for another special occasion.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unquestionable attention to detail in everything. Wonderful experience for an important date night.

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A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monarch is our very favorite restaurant! It’s a gorgeous space and the food, wine and service are perfect, every single time. We can’t recommend it highly enough!

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LK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful once in a lifetime experience. Too expensive for normal people. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding.

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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I think i’ve ever had in my life. every bite was a treat! We were equally blown away by our server Jamar and would suggest, if you go to ask to be seated in his section, he was fabulous! We couldn’t recommend this amazing gem of a place anymore! So worth it.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You get what you pay for. Great food, great service (Noah), and great night out with the wife.

Thanks for the great evening!

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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! Everything was perfect. If you are not a wine drinker, try the blood orange beer. It is the best! The food is beyond delicious. The service is impeccable without being stuffy. Worth every penny!

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b
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite and one of the best restaurants in the country. Never disappoints. The four course menu is wonderful and I appreciated the ability to order from vege menu as well as the main menu.
Bucatini with seafood was spectacular as was the deconstructed “wedge” salad.

Entire meal was Innovative and scrumptious with an experienced team of highly professional servers. The valet is so service focused that he runs at high speed to return the car after the meal!
We love the courtyard - so romantic.
Wished we lived closer but will return next year for our 5th time.

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Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing cuisine. Deep wine list. Had the seafood price fixe. Ravioli and bucatini were so delicious! Hard to swallow!! Carrot cake was amazing! We will return!

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L
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner is served as 4 courses (or more if you order desert or extra small plates). First three courses are small plate, the fourth is the main meal. So between my wife and I we had 8 different dishes, and I ordered the charred octopus alacarte and dessert. So 10 dishes. Each one was outstanding. At each dish I kept saying this is the best dish I ever had. Swordfish meatballs in spicy Cioppino sauce was my favorite, followed by the duck breast small plate. I personally liked the atmosphere. Jackets are preferred, so everyone was dressed well and the dining room was quiet and dignified. This is unusual here in Scottsdale where it is common to go to an upscale steakhouse and people are wearing shorts and sandals. If you are looking for a dining experience, this is it.

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MB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless service Great food
My steak was cooked to perfection
Vegetarian menu option
Fine dining

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l
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just incredible food, service and their new location (across from previous) is gorgeous.

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B
Omaha
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from the start. This was our third visit and all three have been fabulous-but this was the best! Service, ambiance, food, wine were all amazing. We added the wine pairings which only upped the experience.

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the most outstanding dining experience we have ever had. From the drinks that appropriately accompanied each course to the perfect portion size to the welcoming staff that made our anniversary unforgettable. I don’t know how a dining experience could get any better than this. We will certainly be back to Cafe Monarch.

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RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard how amazing Cafe Monarch was. We concur more than words can say. They did us proud and my wifes bithday celebration was the best she has had. Thank you.

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m
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Phoenix/Scottsdale without a doubt. Service, food and ambiance are exceptional!!

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu is extraordinary and the food matches it. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Although we had a reservation, the wait for a table was long and our name appeared to have been dropped from the computer. This would have been easily dealt with but we were then ignored for a time with no one acknowledging our presence. Not a great way to start an elegant though expensive evening.

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M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal. I had the vegetarian menu while my husband did the normal menu and I can’t express the perfection that was our meal. Impeccable timing with serving and every person that we saw was incredibly knowledgeable. They are a well oiled machine and if you have any sort of special occasion this is the place to go.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would find it difficult to recommend this to my friends only because the pricing of the food! Most of them are shocked when I tell them how much the menu pricing is so wouldn't feel right recommending it except to tell them if they want to have a "once in a lifetime" experience this would be it! Lovely atmosphere, wonderful food, super ambience, all of it was tops. We were thrilled to have all the rest of the wonderful experience, but are not from the economic level to pay that much for a special dinner.

Thank you for your wonderful service...the staff were incredibly attentive and when dealing with my food sensitivity they were amazingly helpful. Wonderful surroundings and nice and quiet.

I would recommend anyone check out the menu online to make sure they are prepared for the prices!

Thank you again. Clara

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was phenomenal! The 4 course meal was not as large in portions as I initially thought and the taste of each option I chose were FANTASTIC. The staff as well ensured that you were adequately tended to! Magnifique 👌🏾

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MC
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the regular menu and the vegan menu. We will be back.

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant that provides a memorable experience both in service and food quality. We will be back.

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing the second time around. I gave a five star review last month. We were excited to get back but disappointed in so many ways. The first three courses were good, but not the main.
Jamar was not nearly as attentive this time. May have been too stretched. He came back to the table to check that he got the order correct before the main dish was delivered and then they still brought the wrong main dish. His remedy was to charge us the lower price when he should have brought the right item and then done something for the table. The lamb was very disappointing. No flavor. Overdone. The rib eye we didn't order but had to eat was subpar. Too marbled. Again, no flavor. The filet was good but we were missing one.
We won't rush back again

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with excellent food and service. They pay attention to the customer needs and dietary limitations. Definitely will go there again!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have yet to be let down by Cafe Monarch. The service and the food are always amazing!

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MR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous evening all around!! Every course of the vegetarian tasting was a treat! Each dish had perfect balance. Don't change a thing! A favorite!

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r
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent and atmosphere..

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DF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly inventive food and top flight service. Well managed. Pricey.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and amazing service!

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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our dinning experience on Friday evening! We did the Cafe Monarch wine pairing and it was an evening my husband and I will remember. John, our server, was knowledgeable and very helpful. Can’t wait to return again! Five star food and service!

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KN
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special evening. They made us feel warm and welcome. Special night celebrating our son’s birthday and they did not disappoint. Thank you to the excellent staff!!

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