Café Monarch

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3387 reviews
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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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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable. Richard ensured that we had a great culinary experience. We look forward to returning when we are back in town.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in Arizona!

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

We were out for our anniversary. I had heard it was good, however the attentive service, the nice extra touches like a complementary champagne toast and desert were over the top. The presentation of the food and the cuisine was absolutely delicious. We had a very wonderful evening.

MM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of out favorite resturaunts. I gave it three stars for,value only because it’s expensive and I would not list value as one of the reasons we go there. Outstanding food, best service ever. a special, occasion restaurant.

EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food that tastes as as good as it looks!

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

Though a beautiful location and service overall is impeccable - the first three courses felt like speed dating and the new locations noise level made it almost impossible to have casual conversation.

J
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nicest restaurant in Scottsdale. Have been twice and each time was spectacular.
Such a special place to savor. The decor is divine and the food is spectacular. Service was A-1.
Just can't say enough. I'll be back for sure. So fortunate to live here and can do that for
special celebrations.

CA
Phoenix
189 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know this place is special when you pull up to the door, and it only gets better from there. Yes, it’s very, very expensive, but you get what you pay for. The dining rooms are exquisite - you’re transported to an Italian mansion. And the servers are fabulous - knowledgable about the building, the chefs, the menu and the wines. Each bite of food is visually and gastronomically a treat, and the degree of care and imagination used in the preparation is evident. You cannot go wrong, no matter what you choose for your 4 courses.

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

Amazing food, amazing, service, amazing experience!

EL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my husband's birthday. Everyone was very attentive and friendly. Food was great. First three courses are small with a regular size entree as the final course so you get a variety of delicious food without being hungry or miserably full when you leave. We did a wine pairing which complimented the food wonderfully. Only down side is that it's a little pricey but we thought it was worth the splurge. Overall, great food and great service. Really enjoyed the experience.

DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came for our 5 year anniversary, service was impeccable, Kellan gave great recommendations and great service. The food was skillfully made and tasted wonderful.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best restaurant in Arizona

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AH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our second time at Cafe Monarch (before at the old location). The food and service were amazing! The patio is not as romantic and relaxing as the old one. The wind was blowing all the candles out and making the awning pop noisily over my head. However, it was still an amazing experience! And we will be back!

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our new favorite restaurant.

SM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch offers the pinnacle of service and food quality - great to bring your foodie friends or for a special occasion. My favorite restaurant

S
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and wonderful food, we will definitely be back!

m
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Sam is a great Somm. Just received Level 3. Congratulations!!!

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Pricey. Some seats had too much noise from adjoining room.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great, and service is wonderful!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous as always, but since it started to rain they moved all guests from the patio inside and it felt like they pushed us out when we were finished because they had a bunch of couples in the bar waiting. They did it nicely and offered to have valet bring up our car, but still, my husband and I definitely could tell what was happening since we were only there for less than 2 hours and normally dinner there is longer.

B
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Cafe Monarch. Our server was Chris and he confidently guided us through our meal and wine pairings. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Our outdoor seating was interrupted by some rain but no worries, we were moved inside until they could seat us again. A truly special experience!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch is by far the best dining experience in all of Arizona! The food is second to none, the service (especially Wesam!) is impeccable, the ambiance is romantic and elegant without being stuffy or pretentious. This place is our favorite for a reason! Every time we leave, we can’t wait to come back!

c
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most classy and service oriented gourmet restaurant in Scottsdale. Exceptional meal, service, and wine.
Thanks for making our evening so memorable.

m
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is creatively put together and good quality overall..... the lobster roll had very little lobster and was very salty , the salmon was more rare than I like, the ravioli was a hit with both of us.. great flavors, my main dish was the seafood combo.. the four pieces of seafood were tasty but disappointing in the amount offered!. My husband had the steak and it was delicious! We do feel the pricing is still too expensive in the end result!!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All your staff made our 50th anniversary very special!!!!
We had an exceptional experience. Fantastic food and service was the absolute best!!!

a
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and presentation is second to none! Extremely attentive staff. Great experience

j
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Friendly staff. Beautiful interior Great food

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

TH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service outstanding. I highly recommend for a romantic dinner.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having heard great things about the restaurant we were extremely pleased to have their excellence confirmed. This was one the best meals ever, having experienced Michelin restaurants on different continents. Strongly recommend!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great.
Only complaint is the waiter poured wine only once when he opened the bottle.After that I had to pour the wine my self.

I
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special occasion restaurant because of the cost. 4 courseDinner served in the Nouvelle style. All 4 courses were excellent. Beautiful restaurant. Professional staff.

RT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. I loved the ambiance and the service was impeccable. We did the wine pairings which added to it all. Definitely plan on going back.

BG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam and Noah were great. The food and service was fantastic, as usual. This is a Must Visit experience

TN
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is not a word in the english vocabulary that captures the totality of a Monach Cafe experience.
Phenomenal is the best I can come up with.
The place for any occasion. If its not an occasion, the dinner itself will make it one.

JM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch was a wonderful food experience. The staff are very professional and the ambience is perfect. It is very beautiful with candles and beautiful chandliers. The food is perfect and the timing of bringing out the dishes was perfect. We were a party of four and everyone loved their food. Can't say enough about the wonderful atmosphere and the delicious food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Living up to its reputation and reviews, Cafe Monarch was an outstanding and memorable experience for my wedding anniversary. Rarely, would I say, is a restaurant so finely tuned in making every dish and wine paring worth the entire night out, and Cafe Monarch managed to do so for all four courses. My wife and I will return!

SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dinner! The Surf and Turf trio was excellent. My wife ordered the cauliflower soup, which was very good. We will be back!

GU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It took a long time to be seated after having a reservation
It was the first time this happen especially when it was not busy.

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