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Cafe Monarch

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4049 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4049 people are saying
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4.9
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a destination in itself! Food was absolutely amazing and spot on in flavor, preparation and presentation! We felt like a king and queen because the staff took such amazing care of us and are so knowledgeable! The entire establishment should be so proud of themselves! We will be back!

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Tavo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff, and great food. I am not sure whey we hadn't heard of Cafe Monarch, but definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, food and room. Outstanding wine program.

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vipFoodWineGuy
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening. It’s like dining with friends on a special occasion. All the mor important in these times. I have could not have asked for better service or suggestions. The Monarch will always be one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent. Very expensive but worth it all, the waitstaff and food was really something special

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MarkH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We celebrated our 33rd anniversary here and enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. The four courses were delivered with delivered with perfect timing and and the food was fantastic. The service was outstanding. Highly recommended and we are planning to return for another special occasion on the coming months.

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Dash
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with to die for food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the absolute best drink I’ve ever tasted there, the Aztec Fire I think is what it was called. Food was amazing, very peaceful and quiet inside. Very romantic place!

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vipAZCraig
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome food and service. Good news that they were busy tonight but service never suffered. Some new items on the menu were great!!

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karenb
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch has been our “special occasion” restaurant for years now- and it NEVER disappoints- it just keeps getting better with time! The food is as good as I have had anywhere in the world and we are SO lucky to have this gem in our “backyard”. The service is outstanding and the attention to detail is unprecedented. Do not hesitate to book a table- it is pricey, yes- but worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary, the service was great & the staff were so friendly

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ElizabethR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was exceptional. food very good. fun enjoyable evening

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my very favorite restaurant by far. I love the food, the presentation, the ambiance, and the service. It is definitely pricey but to me worth every penny. It’s fun to bring friends there cause they will never forget the experience!! Scottsdale should be very proud to have such an extraordinary dining facility in their midst.

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vipluvfinefood
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

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MyrandaN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CHRIS GAVE US THE BEST SERVICE EVER. WE CELEBRATED A BDAY DINNER AND IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from beginning to end.

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vipAlicia
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this lovely establishment. It was truly a culinary experience. The service was amazing, the food superb and the atmosphere was inviting. We were escorted through each course in a professional and entertaining manner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to those seeking an evening of scrumptious cuisine and impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch was absolutely OUTSTANDING in every way possible. We went to celebrate our 1 year married anniversary, and we both have never experienced better food or service. We HIGHLY recommend Cafe Monarch and their staff for a superb dining experience!

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vipgourmand
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was everything we expected and...more.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to our meal the evening was one to remember. The staff at Cafe Monarch are on a level of their own.

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vipMonaS
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent, as always. The food is creative and amazing. The service is outstanding.

SM
SeanM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, service, very romantic and special. 1st class all the way. Can't wait to go back.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My current favorite restaurant. I travel for work, and this restaurant beats everything in New York, San Francisco, LA, Santa Fe, and points in between. Bold flavor combinations with perfect acidity and balance. The Chef rocks!

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vipMarkR
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in Scottsdale! It’s a must go!

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VickieT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic atmosphere. Service was awesome. The best food we have ever had so delicious every course. The waiter was so informed on food and wine. It was our wedding anniversary and we loved out experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for a special occasion. Our waiter and the staff were fantastic

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AshishS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but better service! one of the best dining experiences in Phoenix

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vipKimberly66
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time and won't be my last!! We had looked to come here before and why we did not I am not sure. Our server Kyle was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed every aspect of the meal the course selections were beautiful the presentation and flavors exceeded. I can't wait to bring my husband back.

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JulietteL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely a photo shoot spot if you're looking for a romantic, warm and cozy place to start an unforgettable night date. The service was impeccable started with the wine pairing from the extensive list.

It's a 4-course dinner menu with least two options per course, but you can get à la carte if you sit at the bar. For pricing, everything is determined by the fourth course of your choosing. I chose the "Dijon Brushed New Zealand Lamb Rack" which was $120. While my mother (whom I brought for long-overdue Mother's Day dinner) ordered the "Niman Ranch USDA Prime Ribeye" which was $135. The other three courses are included in that price. We also ordered the add-on "Hudson Valley Foie Gras" which was out of this world--my mom loved it so much that she wouldn't save any for me. Dessert is extra, ours were $12 each. The dessert menu includes not only cakes but sorbets, dessert cocktails, coffee, grappa, digestifs, cordials, dessert wine and more.

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vipJohnC
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and the ambience was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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SummerT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! The entire staff was exceptional! Food was superb...we keep coming back because Monarch truly is the best in Phoenix!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - best service!

JA
vipJAR1262
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Thank you to John and Juan and everyone at Cafe Monarch. We will be back.

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vipRikki
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch is always an amazing experience and tonight did NOT disappoint!

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vipunbearable1
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always enjoyed it very much

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Otis
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was outstanding. The restaurant exudes total style and class. The food far exceeded my high expectations and the Chilean Sea Bass was the best piece of fish I have ever eaten.

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Comodude
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious restaurant. The service was first rate and the cuisine was of the highest caliber. Our bill was approximately $200 a person with tip.

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vipAzrock
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Cafe Monarch. Each course has a wonderful combination of flavors and is very visually appealing. I would further emphasize that when you are spending several hundred dollars for dinner/drinks you don't want to feel hurried or rushed but rather made to feel you are taking part in an event or a very enjoyable experience. We definitely feel that way every time we dine here and greatly appreciate that they incorporate this into their way of doing business with their customers.

By comparison some of the high end "scene" seafood and steakhouses in Old Town have decor is that is modern/beautiful and their service is polite/attentive but we always feel hurried along. They try to do it inconspicuously but it is always noticed. For the same money we would rather return again and again for the experience we receive at every Cafe Monarch visit.

Keep up the amazing job!

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EliSabethH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an experience, a real treat! Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy upscale dining.

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A435783
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah’s the best, but the whole place is first class. So grateful for a place like this that makes you feel so special. They will redefine how you view service.

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 4049 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Monarch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=a551d709.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.