What a special treat to celebrate our birthdays at Cafe Monarch. The ambiance was romantic and the service was excellent.
The four course pre fixed meal started with cauliflower and clam chowder for each of us. Second course we both picked beef tartare. For the third course I had the duck and my husband had the Lamb Kreatopia. Both were so delicious. I had the seafood risotto for my main course and he had the Chilean Sea-bass. The main courses were so well seasoned. To top of it off they brought us each yummy desserts, banana fosters beignets and rum cake!!
Richard and the team were so friendly and attentive. He selected the perfect wine pairing with each course. They made the evening so enjoyable. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.
The food was amazing. I’ve been wanting to try this place for a few years now and it was totally worth the wait and the tab. The atmosphere was gorgeous and perfect for a romantic upscale date night. I don’t have a single complaint - service was also excellent. If I had to change one thing, it would be for them to talk less about the menu...they give a thorough verbal description in the beginning and then again as each plate comes out. It just made me feel awkward because I was ready to eat and didn’t really feel like listening for a second time.
This is an excellent choice for a special occasion. It is pricey, but the food, service, and ambiance are exceptional.
Great experience from the warm welcome at the beginning to the flaming sparkler on the complementary dessert at the end to celebrate our anniversary.
This was our first visit to Cafe Monarch and everything was exceptional from the moment we walked in until our last bite of desert! Nothing on the menu is anything less than incredible and was topped with impeccable service! Thank you for a fantastic last night in AZ!
I had to try the Japanese Wagyu steak since it's always been on my bucket list. Chef recommended it to be cooked rare. Since I'm no expert, I let my feelings of eating rare meat aside. Unfortunately, I didn't much care for the steak. Personal preference for my meat to be cooked medium. Not into fatty steaks either. At least I can say I tried it.
The Clam Chowder soup, Winter Salad, and Lamb 1st, 2nd, and 3rd course were splendid. My date enjoyed her Clam Chowder and Surf and Turf Trio. She didn't really find the texture of the Beef Tartar to be appeasing and neither the Duck Breast. Did we regret the experience? Not at all.
All these opinions are subjective. Overall a great venue, and I'm glad to be part of Cafe Monarch as an employee.
My favorite restaurant for a special night. The new location is amazing and the food is amazing. 5 star dining.
Simply divine to eat at the staff was amazing one of my best restaurant I have ate at in very long time made my date and I very welcomed to be there
It was great!
Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and the staff and customer service was 110% fantastic.
I originally booked this restaurant for a special occasion, thinking it was $30-60 each. It is really $100+ each (just for food; not drinks). So, naturally I expected a fabulous experience. It was very nice, the decor was beautiful, the wait staff solicitous and the food good. But I could have gone to three great restaurants for the price, so the value has turned me off from recommending. It wasn't significantly better than many wonderful restaurants with a much lower price and comparable ambiance and food taste (although maybe not presentation) . I regretted my choice.
Met very high expectations in all respects given previous experiences as a guest. New location is wonderful although quite a bit noisier. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a special place for a special occasion.
One of all time favorites, Richard our server is awesome and food is wonderful!!!
Simply put the best restaurant in Arizona
Outstanding in every way!! The most romantic & special restaurant we have experienced in years!
Waiter was not attentive, pompous- no finesse, and did not listen to our requests about pacing out the meal- A tasting menu is supposed to be paced out and they were simply bringing out the next course as soon as the prior course finished- not professional at all. Also $30 crab cake supplement was as big as a 50 cent piece- really? I was also chastised by the owner for being a problem table.
LOVE everything about this place. Food, service and the new location. One thing I will change........the lighting is bright! Needs to be more romantic.
The food is consistently outstanding. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the menu choices.
Wonderful restaurant with super attention to detail at all levels. Chris made the evening perfect with his knowledge and friendly manner. Excellent place and can't wait to revisit.
My wife and I had a wonderful evening. Fantastic service and food.
Looking forward to returning
Incredible dining experience! Ambience was perfection! Everything i put in my mouth had layers of flavor without too much complexity! Strongly recommend to everyone ! Worth every penny! Thank you for making a soecial night even better!
The service was so oily and over the top, all output, no listening or asking. We do not need to have a copious description of every aspect of every dish to make a choice, or be told every last thing about every bottle of wine. The wine pairing was very overpriced
Our second visit to this place!! Being vegetarian we still got amazingly tasty food. It's on a super expensive side though!!
Excellent Service and the place is just very nice. Its the most romantic restaurant i been too. Its great for a special occasion since it is a bit price but very worth it. Everyone was very nice and me and my wife love it.
High end dining experience. Fabulous prix fixe style meal, several courses. We opted for the wine pairing. Start to finish, great service and phenomenal meal. Highly recommended
Outstanding service and exceptional food. The only downside was that we had to wait 40 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation.
Very nice new digs which has retained the lovely courtyard of earlier location.
Ate here on Valentine's Day. Delicious cauliflower soup and winter salad. Entrees were a bit less successful than first two courses. Seafood risotto was quite nice but not exceptional; double cut pork chops were a bit fatty and could have used a minute more cooking time. We do love this restaurant and would return, perhaps not on Valentine's Day.
We have dined at Cafe Monarch for 4 Valentines dinners. This year they moved across the street into a great facility with ambiance. Not certain the new place is as quiet as the previous location. They do have very nice outdoor seating options. The food is first class, five star dining. The staff is very attentive and very good at their craft. We have always enjoyed a nice wine as suggested by our waiter. The staff was also aware to ask if we had any food allergies. But, be prepared to pay....dinner for two with a bottle of wine and two bar drinks on Valentines Day is about $500 including the gratuity. If you stick with just the dinner and maybe two drinks it is probably closer to $350...but you will not be disappointed.
Wonderful dinner......well worth the price.