Café Monarch

4.9
2765 reviews
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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was one of the best I have been to. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding! Loved the atmosphere.

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DM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in an amazing setting. Highly recommend!

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

This restaurant never disappoints and it’s our very favorite place to dine. On this recent Birthday celebration we had family visiting to share their first dining experience here. As foodie conesiurs we knew they’d love it and we weren’t surprised when they said it was some of the best food they ever had. Also our wine was excellent as well as the patio atmosphere and staff. Service is outstanding and the owner Sophia and her son Christian greeted us personally . It is truly a family affair that makes this restaurant special and consistently great!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal. Gluten free accommodated easily. Lovely birthday!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely stunning to look at and the food is elegant and tasty. The entire staff was very accommodating. We will be returning next time we are in town.

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f
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. We had a wonderful experience.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Cafe Monarch a few years ago for our anniversary and loved it. The atmosphere was quiet and beautiful-very romantic- and the food was amazing! This trip was for my birthday and we were not let down. The restaurant is now across the street in a beautiful building that wreaks class and elegance. Before you even walk in you are welcomed by staff that knows how to start your evening with grace. The food was masterfully presented... each course so delicious and well thought out. The price tag is up there but well worth the $$ for special occasions. Would recommend over and over again!

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

Wonderful experience. This a hidden gem . My opinion ‘‘tis is the best restaurant in Scottsdale

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HA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! The food was exceptional! Service was impeccable!
It was my birthday! They gave me a nice little gift at the end.

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at Cafe Monarch - hands down the best food we ever had in Phoenix! Ambience, food, service - every single detail was perfect. We ordered the 4-course vegetarian dinner (it's hard to find a truly vegetarian fine dining menu), and the chef surpassed even our highest expectations.
Highly recommended for a special occasion!

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

If I could I would give 10 stars. Enough said.

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MD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Monarch has to be on every ones to-do experience list.
The food, service and ambience is really that good. This will not be an inexpensive culinary delight but will be one that you will share with all foodies for years.
I highly recommned the wine pairing with which ever main you decide on. You will have the oppotunity to enjoy several wines that normally would not be available.

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SK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed numerous memorable special occasion venues, but would rank Cafe Monarch at the top. It was an incredibly romantic experience, the service was impeccable while not overbearing, and the cuisine was creatively divine.

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K
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding, albeit expensive. Reserved for birthdays and anniversaries, I remember each and every one of my experiences at Cafe Monarch because of some magic the chef presents.

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Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Food was great and the service was beyond compare. We were treated very well. Fun and attentive servers.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was wonderful - romantic; service was extremely friendly, smooth. Food was excellent, as were wine and cocktails. It is quite pricey, so definitely a special occasion place. That being said, they do everything possible to make your evening worth what you spent.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. Simply amazing!

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C
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch is the best restaurant we have ever dined at. And we have been to a lot of excellent restaurants. The atmosphere, staff, food and wine are without equal!!

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CO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have gone many times and have always enjoyed Monarch thoroughly until this visit when the noise level was deafening!!!!! The music was so loud that the waiters were shouting to be heard. In response, the diners were shouting to be heard. To have a simple table conversation we were straining not to shout. We will never, ever go back on a weekend night and will always ask for a smaller dining room each time. Cathy and Doug Olesen

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was beautiful, food was good but of course portions were a little on the stingy side. Service was pretentious. They tried too hard and were very disruptive while our party was trying to converse. But again, food was delicious. Not worth the price.

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LD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! This is "the" special occasion restaurant in the valley.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hsve found the perfect restaurant. The food is unbelievable,

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f
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cafe Monarch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband and I were welcomed with a flute of sparkling wine. What a lovely surprise. Our meal was full of interesting flavours. All the staff from servers to waiters to maitre d were so lovely offering suggestions and information about food preparation. Each staff member seemed so happy and proud to be involved in such a fine establishment. Our plan is to celebrate future anniversaries at Cafe Monarch as well as return with friends who are interested in an evening of culinary excellence.

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HL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is now across the street from the old location. It is much bigger, with a romantic outdoor sitting area similar to the old place. The food is excellent. This is a prix fixed four courses dinner. The cost varies depending on course four. The menu is changed weekly. Desert is extra. We love it.

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OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Listen, this is not an ordinary fine dining experience. If you want something special in the Valley, my suggestion is Cafe Monarch. We did our research, and decided on Cafe Monarch for our wedding anniversary.

Every serving was superb. The setting was “fancy” but not stuffy.

The key differentiator is the service. It is a talented team oriented approach and they have an extremely talented staff. And as a diner, we were in nirvana.

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CH
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant decor was very relaxing and romantic. The music was also relaxing and enjoyable. The food was superb with great flavors and interesting creativity. The service was also suburban as Chris was very informative and upbeat throughout our meal service. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I agree it is one of the top restaurants in Scottsdale if not the US.

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C
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As written in the five stars given for all categories, this was one of our finest meals ever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favourite!

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CP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 29th anniversary at Cafe Monarch. The atmosphere was romantic. The service was attentive without hovering. And the food was the best we have had in Arizona!! Truly enjoyed our evening and will definitely plan to spend other special occasions there as well.

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SP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal to be treated to for a celebration or a special occasion! Absolutely fabulous food and the property exudes romance. Don’t hesitate to go and order the strawberry rum cake for desert!

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OT
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Second visit to Cafe Monarch. Food was excellent, however, we were disappointed with the pace of service. Time between courses was excessive.

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Everything was wonderful. Romantic setting. The one thing I didn’t like is the bread... toasted to the point of being too hard.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better. Samuel is a treasure

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MJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only food suggestion: mine was too salty for my palet. As you know ... no “unsalting” prepared food...plz leave that option to the customer. Lamb: I asked for medium and got rare.
Service... excellent and extremely personal..your staff enjoys what they do and are well trained. Beautiful meal. Will come again for sure.

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TF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is AMAZING! It's pricey, but you are paying for more than just food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here. Wow, they made me look good. Service above and beyond by Michael Richard and any staff we encountered. Portions were perfect and not your everyday dining experience. I highly recommend for that special occasion.

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ES
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best fine dining experience I have had in Arizona. Worth every penny for the service, food, and ambiance. Highly recommend choosing Cafe Monarch over other steakhouses/fine dining establishments because they offer a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. Not only that, but as a vegetarian, it is almost impossible to find upscale options -- Cafe Monarch offers an entire vegetarian menu (with vegan substitutes!) Though it is a bit expensive for us, I will be returning for my next very special event. Incredible!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff here are amazing. They go above and beyond to make your experience special. The food choices were al so good. The ambience is very sophisticated.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Cafe Monarch made my birthday very special. Cafe Monarch is one of my most favorite restaurants in
the Phoenix area so it was a the perfect place to dine and celebrate my 80 th birthday. My husband and I enjoyed amazing tasting food and faultless service in a beautiful dining room.

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