Cafe Monarch

4.9
5163 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

At Cafe Monarch the menu is always changing, bringing you an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations that feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menus are meticulously designed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates.

Additionally, each server at Cafe Monarch is trained through the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers program. *Dress Code: Collared Shirts and Long Pants Required. Dress Jacket Strongly Preferred. No T-Shirts, Shorts or Sandals. ***Children 10 and up only. No Dietary Restrictions

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robby was AMAZING!!! My favorite server of all time. He knew his menu front, back, and upside down!! Took such good care of us. The food was impeccable!!

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vipccbaab
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been fortunate to dine at highly recognized restaurants including per se, french laundry, and eleven madison. Cafe Monarch is the best of all. A wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tres magnifique!

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vipDiner
Atlanta
380 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant! We loved driving up to it as it was a lovely building. We were greeted by three lovely ladies who wished us Happy Anniversary. We arrived at our table which was in the gorgeous enclosed outdoor space. Our servers were all wonderful and the food absolutely delicious. Everyone was so nice and accommodating! We will definitely visit this restaurant the next time we are in Scottsdale! It is a jewel for this city.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional food! The potions were a little small, but the food was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. It is pricey, but the atmosphere, service and food was outstanding.

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DanvilleDoc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Well worth the price for a special occasion!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! The service was exceptional and the food was exquisite! Such an enjoyable anniversary! Kyle was our server and we highly recommend him!

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JillIffer
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam the team were incredible with accommodating dinner for my birthday and their service and care are exceptional! The atmosphere was moody and elegant, and I will visit time and time again for such an outstanding experience.

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mimimae
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special night. Beautiful surroundings with fabulous service and phenomenal food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place and excellent food!

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GregoryM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey yes, but have to say that's the cost of perfection! Everything was perfect; food, service, ambience. Next time we are in Scottsdale we will enjoy another meal at Cafe Monarch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Scottsdale for first and and had the restaurant highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Service is outstanding and food excellent.

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Tallone
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four course prix fixe menu is wonderful and all dishes we ordered were extremely tasty, particularly the pear & pork belly. The first three courses are just a taste with the fourth course being a quite ample entree. The surroundings are exquisitely elegant highlighted by candlelight throughout. The staff is very attentive, knowledgeable, accommodating and professional. Everything about the experience was 5-star.

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AngelofNH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Monarch is truly a Scottsdale gem. I think a Monarch butterfly garden would be a nice addition. Upon our arrival, Café Monarch staff wished me a happy birthday. Fernando was bubbly and left an amazing impression. We were waited on by Joseph; he was courteous and attentive. Overall, Café Monarch's service was exquisite and nothing short of excellence. Each scrumptious dish that was brought to us was artistically and meticulously plated. I specifically enjoyed the perfectly-cooked scallops; it was one of the best scallops I have ever had. Joseph made our dessert decision-making easier by suggesting his personal favorite (the white chocolate passion fruit cheesecake). It was decadent. Finally, prior to ordering our dessert, they surprised me with a sparkler paired with their complimentary birthday dessert and a lovely birthday gift.

Thank you Café Monarch Management and staff for an extraordinary experience and a birthday to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was our server and he is outstanding!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning with Cafe Monarch for the first time for our anniversary was magical. I want to thank you for showing celebrating us too with a glass of champagne & a delicious treat. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food, ambience, service, just everything is 5 stars.

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vippoliticals
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Cafe Monarch and we will definitely be back. Loved everything! Service A+, Food A++ Everything about the food was absolutely wonderful. I have never given a review like this and may not again except when we go back to Cafe Monarch!

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CPLP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Café Monarch for our 25th anniversary, while visiting Scottsdale. It is definitely on the expensive side, however this experience for a special occasion is well worth it. The staff is outstanding, and Joseph made our anniversary extra special with champagne and a dessert.

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vipCriticalReviewers
Phoenix
192 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Café Monarch again and it was as wonderful and delicious as it always is. It was more crowded than on previous visits and the noise level was a little too much at times but we didn't let it detract from the evening.

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Sandra
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was worried that perhaps our 5:45 reservation would be too hot to eat outdoor but they have fans and misters and plenty of shade. Service was great and food outstanding. They have tons of staff so nothing goes unnoticed. Love it there. Thanks for the terrific evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always with so many taste surprises.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious dinner I’ve ever had. Loved every bite! The Resturant was gorgeous inside and the waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend for any special occasion!!

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not recall using the word sublime ever before this dinner. Everything from service to the combination of flavors (including wine pairings)... incredible!

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vipSheenaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate ambiance!!! The food selection was nicely put and beautifully presented. Had to be the perfectly cooked filet mignon I have ever eaten. My other favourites were the pork belly, charred Octopus, and the venison. 👍👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Monarch! Our favorite restaurant in Arizona

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

When you present a prefixed menu it should be diverse.
The staff at CM was excellent as they attempted to accommodate our dietary restrictions (no nuts, shellfish or cream).
The waiter did his best but the food was not as amazing as the pretentious ambience. Mood music was calming but it was all trying too hard.
Prefix menus just don’t cut it.

If you have any dietary concerns then pick another restaurant where you don’t have to defend what you can’t eat.

Also, servings in each course were minuscule.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. One of the best experiences ever.

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vipEmilieC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at cafe monarch. The attention to detail from the servers, chef, and all staff members make every meal spectacular.

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MichelleG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, impeccable and kind service (shout out to our sommelier, Sam!), and of course, amazing food. Order the cauliflower soup.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner celebrating our Anniversary! Juliette made us feel special.

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vipAprilY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Mixologist Dan never disappoints. Chef is phenomenal. Staff and management always making sure your experience is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was simply amazing! We were celebrating our anniversary and it was the perfect spot. Food was fantastic and service was superb.

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vipJeff
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible place to celebrate any activity birthday anniversary or even holiday. The staff the Ambiance the food was amazing. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch is a beautiful restaurant. It is warm, intimate, refined and the perfect place for a celebration, romantic dinner or big splurge. Prices have increased quite a bit but the service, ambience and people who work there remain top notch.

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DanA
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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MoakiD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-M-G Monarch is impeccable. Bravo! Service is above and beyond. Food is out of this world. Cocktails are top notch. Ambiance is absolutely stunning. Telling all my family about this place. And will be going back soon myself. Bon Appetit

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vipChris
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of the best fine dining restaurants I have been to in years. We had the 4 course meal and it was executed perfectly. The grilled peach salad was great and the coffee crusted venison in the third course melts in your mouth. I can’t recommend this place enough. 5 Stars!!

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RyanJ92
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have at least one Michellin Star if the Phoenix area were part of the Michellin system. Incredibly attentive and friendly staff, Phillip and Daniel were awesome. The owner was kind and made an effort to chat with me for a few following my tasting menu. Great wine pairings too, I'm definitely looking forward to trying the owner's other restaurant in the near future. If you can afford to eat here, it's worth it.

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Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 5163 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Monarch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=a551d709.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.