Café Monarch

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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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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner with my girlfriend! The food was so good that we were at a loss for words-we just kept saying “Wow!” and nodding at each other with each new course! We were never at a loss for assistance, there were plenty of servers including our own waiter, Richard who was very friendly and funny. Even though there was rainy weather, the restaurant had heat lamps set up, so we weren’t cold at all.

Overall it was a great experience-romantic setting with delicious food!

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CB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Phoenix in my opinion. Absolutely outstanding in food, service and experience.
My wife and I are from Oregon but have lived in New York, Chicago, Tokyo and now home in Oregon. These are all good food destinations.
Cafe Monarch stands out on Phoenix for fine dining.

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

Absolutely AMAZING!!! From the moment you stepped in the door to after dinner drinks!!!! This place is TOP NOTCH!!!! Kudos out to Wesam, Juan and Peter!!! Could not have asked for better service!!!! After dinner drinks with the most innovative drinks from Andrew and service from Joe and Tito!!!! Do it!!! Owner Christian is hands down the BEST!!!

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a
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding service and only the pork chop out of 9 items was less than outstanding

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S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In our book, Cafe Monarch lived up to the hype! From the first greeting from the friendly hostess to the array of attentive and professional food servers, we felt well tended to and very well fed! As a vegetarian I was especially impressed with their special menu (I’ve been to other high end restaurants that suggested that I order from the sides menu) - definitely something for everyone in our group. Even though the decor isn’t really our style, who doesn’t appreciate flickering candles everywhere?? I’m happy to know that we truly have a special occasion restaurant in our backyard. Expensive? Yep. But go hungry and prepare to be spoiled!

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m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was decorated for Vday perfectly. The waiters presentation was outstanding, description of choices , etc. As always the food was outstanding- but don't expect large portions, just expect 4 courses that are ver different and extremely pleasing to the palette.

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HE
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am 58 and have had the privilege to dine in many fine dining restaurants. This is by far the most amazing tastes I have ever experienced. Each course was nothing short of AMAZING on my tongue! I savored each unbelievable tasty bite!
I’ve been on 5Star Cruises & nothing has tasted near this degree of deliciousness.
A lovely atmosphere & kind, professional Service folks from the Parking Lot, Table & all inbetween service folks.
I Loved It!!! You would too.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Poor service. One of the first people in the restaraunt . Main course was very late and warm at best. We think they just forgot about us. Food was very good. They need to work on their efficiency.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was perfect. The only thing that kept the experience from being perfect overall was a drunk guy at a table next to us swearing constantly and being incredibly obnoxious. Kinda ruins the mood

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JU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great place for an upscale date night. My girlfriend and I had an all around great time! It was nice that they had a vegetarian menu that didn't limit is to lesser options (she and I are both vegetarian) . The food and drink was delicious and the service was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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L
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was done to perfection. The food is amazing,service,ambience,above any place we’ve been.

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K
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant. All of the staff were friendly, courteous, and accommodating. We were greeted as we entered and everyone was wonderful. Our meals were delicious- the steak and fish were outstanding. Wonderful ambiance, dinner, and service.

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JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very very odd. Made us feel uncomfortable from the beginning and then finished the night by telling our table an extremely inappropriate joke. Was a very B movie experience. Would not go back or recommend.

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p
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had the pleasure to dine here a number of times. On this occasion I had family in from outside the state. They all commented on how wonderful the overall dining experience was. They were amazed with food, ambience and service had several commented that it was the best overall dining experience they have ever had.

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B
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands birthday. Loved the special attention he received. Carl was fabulous server. Food was awesome.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is very romantic, service was excellent, the four-course meal food was tasty and beautiful. My date stated that was the most tender steak he thinks he's ever had in his life.

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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding new menu tasty, light and well balanced.

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JW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service- timely and knowledgeable. Delectable food- beautifully prepared and presented. Wonderful flavor combinations. Delightful ambiance, lighting and music. Expensive but worth it.

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d
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal we have had in the Phoenix metro or at least the best for a long time. Not since Mary Elaine's has there been such an elegant dining room with delicious food and outstanding service to match. It is definitely a special occasion restaurant but it really exceeds expectations. I am just looking forward to our next occasion and an opportunity to try this place again.

I highly recommend the charred octopus. I try it in almost all restaurants and this version was as good as any that I have tried. It may cost extra but I thought it was worth it.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch went above and beyond, exceeding all expectations. Food was beautifully displayed, and every bite brought a literal smile to my face. There drinks are also amazing. The atmosphere is elegant but comfortable. The service was wonderful. I’m not sure I’ve ever tipped 25% but I was happy to do so while dining at Cafe Monarch. Our server noticed I hadn’t touched one of my drinks because it was too strong for me and offered to grab me a different one in exchange. If you get the chance to you must experience this exemplary restaurant.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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

Next time will ask to sit away from the door to the back. Had to keep my coat on for most of the meal because I was too cold.

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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have had dinner here...this place is so special and the food is divine!!!

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took company from NY. they loved it. We knew they would and we wouldn't be embarrassed. It is consistently good

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M
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, excellent meal and excellent service. Best restaurant in Scottsdale by far!

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DZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been a few times and had enjoyed it enough to go back for a special occasion. This was our first time at the new location across the street. They have raised their game. The food was incredible with service to match. The four course meal was delicious and worth the price. I will go back again for sure.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is equally awesome. Come hungry they are set up around a four course meal.

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CW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time dining at Cafe Monarch. And it has become a favorite for us in Scottsdale. Very dear friends of ours from Chandler we with us. This was their first time at the restaurant. They loved it. Every dish was a oh my goodness comment. The entire experience was perfect. The atmosphere, service, the wine, the dinner, deserts, and after dinner drinks made for an memorable evening. What a dinning Jewel here in the Valley of The Sun.

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D
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but fabulous ambiance.
We were entertaining a group and left multiple phone messages to get some details. They never called us back. My husband had to go physically to the restaurant the
Morning of our reservation to see the rooms and make certain things were correct for this group. Very dissatisfied with service before dinner but the service at dinner was fine.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. All courses were delicious. We also did the wine paring. The wines selected to go with each course were perfect.

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AK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best rest in phoenix..food was wonderful and service just excellent..highly recommended

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Every server/hostess knew what our special occasion was and congratulated us on it. Food was amazing. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Special thanks to our main server Andrew!

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CL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great and we had a good time. Most of the wait staff were very friendly and contributed to the dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant, period!

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HD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The total experience was superb. The tasting menu portions were all a perfect size so that we all left satisfied but not stuffed. I recommend Cafe Monarch to anyone interested in fine dining, excellent service, and a wine list with choices for all tastes and budgets. We went with a couple that we met only recently and despite the fact that the restaurant was full we were able to have a conversation without shouting over the din.

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RB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday-wife

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place in Scottsdale hands down - we always love going to Cafe Monarch for special events.

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M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am limited on time. So going to keep this short and sweet. This is head and shoulders the best fine dining experience I have enjoyed in the state of Arizona. The food is second to none and the service may even eclipse that. I highly recommend you request Wesam or Noah for servers. They are the best in the industry

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VF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always been spoiled since we were born and raised in NYC. My wife cooks gourmet, and when we go out we always seek out outstanding dining experiences. That is Cafe Monarch. We never thought we would find a dining experience equal to New York City's finest.

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. I t is Very Expensive so it limits the visits.

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