As a Chef I find it very hard to spend a lot of money on fine dining as I know what everything costs. This restaurant & Chef is the exception. Worth every penny. Food and service was perfect in every way. Service was attentive without being pushy. The food was so point that I was left without words several times. Crudo was beyond good. Roulade was amazing. I could enjoy the fois gras 7 days a week 3 meals a day! The only downfall to the whole night is it had to end. Thank you for a memorable 5 year wedding anniversary.
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at cafe monarch and treated us so well. They went out of their way to make the night special with a glass of Bubbly and a dessert. Every course was lovely.
the food and unique ambience lived up to Café Monarch's reviews and recommendation from friends. It was my daughters 34th birthday and the dessert and personal gift she received really impressed her. Andrew took excellent care of us, as did Jason. A memorable dining experience to be sure.
Perfection! As a regular to exclusive restaurants to Scottsdale’s & Phoenix’s best restaurants. We felt transported to European, California’s best cuisine of wine and food pairing. What a delight to find ambience, service (Gratzie Noah) Outstanding food combinations and presentation. Wine pairings are on point. Knowledgeable staff. Very busy with locals must make a reservations.
A fantastic meal with an incredible wine pairing. We went there for our 15 year anniversary and had a great time.
All was excellent...EXCEPT noise level in main dining room almost intolerable. Romantic evening but couldn't hear well do to noise level.
It was a wonderful eating experience and reminded us of being in a wonderful European restaurant. The service was outstanding as well as the ambiance.
Cafe Monarch is the best restaurant I have been to in Phoenix, and that includes having dined at all the usual suspects among Valley celebrity chefs. It is rare indeed to pay an exorbitant among of money for a meal and not feel even slightly that it wasn't worth it. Save this place for a special occassion and you will be rewarded. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious - the menu changes often, and the wine list (splurge on the wine pairings!) is excellent, and the setting is romantic and quiet.
We had not been to the new location, mostly because I always waited to long to try to get a reservation. The new location is unlike anything else in Arizona. Elegant, cozy, inviting. The tasting menu is among the best we have ever had. Each course was wonderful. The cocktails are fun. The wine list is wonderful. And the service could to have been better.
Cafe Monarch was a really outstanding dining experience. The service was a 10. Every detail was considered. It’s a beautiful decore and very clean. The food was carefully selected and prepared and was delicious. I would definitely eat here again and again.
By far, one of the most delicious meals we’ve ever experienced. The impeccable service and whimsical atmosphere added to a very special Mother’s Day dinner. Cafe Monarch absolutely earned the honor of being among the best 100 restaurants in the US.
Dining at Café Monarch is always an experience. The food and service are impeccable. Truly a special night.
As always, outstanding! The staff, the ambiance, the beautiful food and a parting gift for Mother’s Day, all very well done. Can’t wait to come back!
Great tasting food with many flavors, great service. Although it's not for those who are short on money, the experience is well worth the money spent.
Monarch stands alone in the greater Phoenix area with superb professional service and an outstanding menu.
Wow, wow, wow! My family took me to Monarch Cafe for Mother's Day. What an absolute treat! The ambiance of the restaurant was outstanding. It has an "old world" look and is beautifully decorated and laid out both inside and out. The overall feel was light and airy, yet sophisticated.
They had a special menu for Mother's Day that gave us the opportunity to pick from several different small plate appetizers as well as several options for the main course for one price. By the time the chef included a special appetizer at the beginning of the meal and a dessert at the end, we had 6 courses. Each one was a flavor explosion!
Our server, Sam, was outstanding and truly top of the line. He helped make our meal extra special.
Creative cuisine options, strong wine list and highly polished service in a delightful setting made for a wonderful Mother's Day luncheon. Expensive, but worth it.
I love great food and my favorites range from three Michelin starred restos in Paris to amazing taco trucks in LA. That said, this restaurant is definitely a great addition to my list! Every bite of food was amazing and service was impeccable. Each member of the staff that we encountered was friendly , knowledgeable, accommodating and paid attention to every detail, but in the most down to earth way possible. And the cocktails...so flipping good that we never made it to the wines list and I LOVE WINE! The best descriptor I can think of is to say that our dining experience was perfectly balanced. We’ll be back here on our next visit and every one after.
Wonderful dinner. Great food and service. Believe finest restaurant in Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
Dinner was incredible! Service outstanding! We'd highly recommend to friends for any special occasion. Christian and his team do a great job!
This is a spectacular restaurant. The courses are sheer perfection and the service is superb. Probably the best restaurant we have ever experienced. Kudos to Christian and his dad !!!
This is either the best restaurant in the Valley or one of the top two with Kai being the other one. Their new location is beautiful; the patio in particular is just a lovely place to dine. Can't beat the food or the service and everything is done with such care. It was not our first dining experience at Cafe Monarch nor will it be our last.
This is an exceptional place. Charming setting, attentive & knowledgeable service, creative elegant food. A must if you visit SCOTTSDALE. Pricey, but worth it!
Amazing service and Ambiance! We’ve eaten at many fine dinning restaurants around the world and this one near the top.
First time to the new location and second visit overall. Was not disappointed. Starting with Richard our server who gave us a greeting and a description of what was prepared this night as well as some Cafe Monarch history, he hit out of the park. His and the staffs attention to detail was outstanding. The one glitch that the resturant, in my opinion was not responsible for ,one guest that was over the top loud. Not drunk just the loudest person one could ever imagine. At the end and just in passing I mentioned this to our server who was also serving that table and had already received more than one complaint about this guest and he immediately went to his manager who apologized for something he had no control over as well an offering to us. Totally was not necessary. On the way out we the loud group was there and not happy as apparently the restaurant did say something to these young people and they weren’t happy. The managers attitude was to protect his customers.
This was our third visit to Cafe Monarch and it was delightful. Our second visit last fall was not a good experience...just one of those times when the food did not meet expectations. We decided to give this lovely spot another try. Food was excellent from beginning to end. Nothing over-seasoned. The Filet was done perfect and was hot through and through. The wait staff was right on the spot without being intrusive and we enjoyed the entire evening together.
We absolutely love your restaurant but the prices are a bit too steep for our friends coming out for a visit. We will come alone again when we return in the fall. Enjoyed everything!
Our waiter, Andrew, was fantastic.
It was great!
By far the best in town!
Thanks for making our wedding anniversary special and romantic. The food was incredible.
Excellent overall experience. Great food - flavor and presentation - along with a good wine selection, great service, and atmosphere.
Our first time in Scottsdale. We had been to two other top restaurants but Cafe Monarch checked all the boxes. When we return to the area, this will always be a for sure stop! Thank you to the incredible staff, chef(Dad), Decor(Mom), menu(Son) and our incredible server who was also the wine steward. Cafe Monarch is “The WOW Factor”!!!
Food was good and the atmosphere was wonderful, but the service was disappointing. Didn't enjoy the wine pairing, the server seemed to have no interest in customer preference, and kept bringing white wines when red was requested. He kept saying you'll like it, and then when he was told he didn't, they didn't offer something else. We also had a hard time getting the server attention when our friend wanted another glass of wine. And since we didn't get service from our waiter, we asked another waiter a question about one of our courses, he said he didn't know but would get back to us. Which is fine, but then he never came back. We were expecting great service, but instead just got normal service, maybe even a little less than average. Rather disappointing.
Amazing food, great service! Well definitely be going here again! Outside was beautiful our waiter was awesome funny too which was fun.
The atmosphere was romantic. Great for anniversary, Dates or birthdays. The services was amazing everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
Service was excellent food to match. Had the wine pairings with the tasting menu. At some places this can be overpriced and you get tasted of just ok wine. Not here. Generous pours in nice stems of well selected wines. The bar is very attractive.
What a treat! Amazing cocktails, ambiance, service and the food was decadent, delicious and visually stunning.
Pricey but very good.
Exquisite food and wine, beautiful surroundings and excellent service.