Cafe Monarch

4.9
4316 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named in 2018 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. This ensures that they are ably suited to help you select the ideal vintage from the vast selection of spectacular and unique wines from across the globe.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4316 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TalaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening here. Ambience was great with nice lounge music and a beautiful patio. The service was attentive and spot on. All of the food done to perfection. Highly recommend the seafood and duck. You won't regret it!

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BreezyP
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we have been here and it was AMAZING! We loved everything about it. Our table was outside by the fire place. The service and food was spectacular!

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vipSeanM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dining Experience !!

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vipchrish
Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always wonderful here, they did space tables and we felt food about being here.

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ILAZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Beautiful decor and lighting, but the food left something to be desired. Portion sizes were too small for each course. The combinations of ingredients in the recipes and the way they were prepared were not what would be expected from this type of high end restaurant. Disappointing.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. They explained the menu very well and always on top of refilling your drink. The restaurant felt nice and intimate. The food was phenomenal and left nice and satisfied.

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paulinef
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary - the entire restaurant is beautiful & elegant and the food was delicious! The perfect venue to celebrate any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations, worth every penny! Dinning here is definitely an experience in its self 🥰 To have a restaurant of this kind, here in Arizona, we’re privileged 🥰

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MCMEFM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. The food was perfect. The service was right on.
The vegetarian 4 course was an absolute feast.
The regular 4 course with wagyu beef was so tasty and the meat was extremely tenter.
We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe Monarch! The food is amazingly flavorful

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GregH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our 20th anniversary! Great food, service and a very romantic setting on the patio. We can't wait to go back.

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Masci
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a special birthday. The dining experience will be remembered for a lifetime.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for our first wedding anniversary

JO
vipJenniferO
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Cafe Monarch. It was absolutely amazing. The food and wine were both amazing as well as the service. The dining room is gorgeous! We will be returning soon.

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shannon
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above our expectations! Service was outstanding, very knowledgeable about the wine and food and the perfect amount of attention. A very special evening with my husband. Will definitely return.

JP
vipJeffP
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience- great food and service, have to experience!!

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AndreaS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect under any aspect. Highly recommend and the wine list is finally a good one.

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vipSophieR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best anniversary dinner we have ever had! Thank you so much Cafe Monarch! Can't wait to return!! Worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent on all levels

RG
vipRetroG
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't go here very often, only for special occasions, but as always the service, food, drinks and experience were outstanding. The biggest problem is although the menu is limited in choices, the choices are all so very good that making those menu choices are very difficult.

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JillianO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience for a special occasion.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a wonderful menu. Will definitely be back again!

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vipJimfromflorida
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gastronomic experience with few peers! Wonderful food created to free up your taste buds and maximize the meal. Exceptional service and decor. Actually boasts a wine steward that knows what is important. Note: VERY expensive. Probably nobody dining here is concerned with the cost.

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KatiaM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Staff are so accommodating and friendly and the atmosphere is incredible. This is a great place for a special occasion celebration. Highly recommend!

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shelovestodinefine
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellen was a our wonderful waiter for the evening, guided us through the delicious menu. Celebrating a birthday, it had the perfect ambience, service was impeccable and overall a great place to enjoy. Try a bottle of the the Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - buttery and warm, compliments all of the dishes we had last night! The vegetable lasagna and truffle cauliflower soup were to die for.

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vipsfdiner
London
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and the food was perfection. Our server Robby was amazing, the right blend of friendliness, knowledge and professionalism. We will be back.

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nicolev
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah was our server and he was absolutely amazing. Such a romantic birthday dinner for me and my fiance. The staff was FABULOUS. 10/10 recommend!

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vipJenniferT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded our expectations. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our special wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back.

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vipBarbaraS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional and unique culinary experience that is enhanced by an outstanding menu and presentation that underscores why Cafe Monarch continues to be my favorite restaurant. Absolute perfection from the first course to the last

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vipPaulV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely worth the experience. Waiters didn’t rush or push you into expensive decisions. 5 stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, amazing food, amazing service

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vipLawCEO
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Zach five stars

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vipjeffreys
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome culinary experience

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vipLindaK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Risingstock
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance.... we were celebrating a special occasion and this was the perfect romantic place to do so. Every one made us feel like we were their only table; their sole focus. The food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The setting and service really couldn’t be better. This was our second time to Cafe Monarch to celebrate our anniversary. The patio in November is one of the nicest and romantic settings. All of that being said the meal was really lacking for the price points. Pretty sure there was sand in the scallops which really hurt the main course. The Ribeye needed a better crust and seasoning as well for my liking but I will usually hold any high priced steak to steak 44.

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vipStache
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to destination for special occasions.

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Brittheiser
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, food and overall experience! Would highly recommend for date night/anninversary/birthday. Loved it!

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Hannah
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just as outstanding as the service. We felt very pampered by the staff and couldn't have enjoy our experience more. Every dish was cooked perfectly and the mint ice cream was the best I've ever had!

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AmLe
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful birthday dinner! We sat at the bar and did the tasing with wine parings, excellent all around. Looking forward to returning

FAQs

Cafe Monarch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 970-7682.

Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 4316 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.