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Café Monarch

4.9
2154 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Café Monarch, in Old Town Scottsdale, is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering an ultra-romantic 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.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(480) 970-7682
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gus Lewkowicz
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Cross street
SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD
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On site parking
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The cutest and most romantic place ever! Loved it.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was by far the best dining experience I’ve ever had in Scottsdale. The service was outstanding - warm and impeccable. The venue is beautiful. Food, cocktails, wine, and service start to finish were perfect. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This is my favorite place Pheonix for a truly special occasion. Every detail!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and service; very knowledgeable staff. Romantic.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, the service wasn’t on the same level as the food. Our server was nice and apologetic but the service started out poor and continued on a downward spiral.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was exquisite- will definitely recommend to anyone coming to the area. Thank you!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The first time my husband and I went (at the previous location) we thought we had died and gone to heaven. This time the service was slow, and the food was inconsistent for a hugely expensive restaurant. The first course was wonderful/ a squash blossom relleno/ but the remaining courses went downhill from there. The second and third courses were good but nothing I couldn’t prepare myself. For the main course I ordered the rack of lamb which was not only over cooked but difficult to eat. The bones were not separated leaving me to wrestle w finding the separations, and the meat was a bit tough. My husband’s duck breast was unappetizingly presented w very thick slices, but the flavor was okay.
After 3 hours, we couldn’t wait to leave. Too high a price for what we got.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The most romantic restaurant. Food is incredible n service is wonderful. 5 star.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We went for our anniversary dinner and had a fabulous experience. Out waiter Sam was attentive, helpful, and very friendly. We love their new venue - spacious and elegant. We can't say enough good things about Cafe Monarch or wait to return!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our experience at Cafe Monarch was exceptional! The service is attentive but not overly so and the food preparation is impeccable. The food is fresh and thoughtfully created. We can’t wait to go back. The atmosphere is classy but balanced with a level of comfort and privacy. The wait staff are knowledgeable about the food they serve and will accommodate dietary needs. This restaurant is a gem.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a gem of a restaurant. Impeccable service. Every morsel was delightful. Great wine selection.
A very nice touch to bring a sprarkler with a dessert & a beautiful gift box, as it was my birthday.
We will definitely come back when in Scottsdale. Hail to the chef!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Romantic and elegant atmosphere. Best meal my husband and I have ever had and we dine often. If you live or are in the Phoenix area, you must check out this place. Pricey but completely worth it.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Service is outstanding. Food was great (little too much salt on the filet) wine list is amazing

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance for that very special occasion. But very, very expensive. The food was good but not spectacular for that price.
Prix fixe menu and cant split, so too much unnecessary food. Chilean Sea Bass was not cooked enough. We just didn’t eat the middle of both our dishes and no one asked if anything wrong. Usual, bus boy picks up and doesn’t ask. Waiter busy serving others. Probably won’t ever repeat as found a superior restaurant close by called Sel

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fine dining in Scottsdale! The best special occasion place, very romantic atmosphere. Our server was a certified sommier and made the whole experience very entertaining. The food was outstanding, 4 course prix fixe-very pricey but totally worth it!! While there were many courses, it was not too much food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was the fourth time I've been to Cafe Monarch and they are 4 for 4. I tell people all the time, in terms of food, service and atmosphere, Cafe Monarch is at 10 out of 10 on each and without a doubt my favorite restaurant ever...and my wife and I have lots of fine dining experience. John was our server and WOW, he is good. The food is absolutely amazing and the wine list is excellent.

Cafe Monarch is an experience!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Finally, an elegant restaurant for Scottsdale/Phoenix. Not a baby carriage in sight. Atmosphere, Food, Service right on.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was fabulous...it is a very special place.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A very elegant restaurant with creative preparation of the various courses in the pre fixe menu -- "over the top" in the best sense.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Garden Patio ambiance made my evening as it provided a warm and cozy setting for conversation and dining. Each course of the prix fixe menu was perfectly timed and beautifully prepared. All the wine pairings were exquisite. The wait staff was most helpful in describing dinner choices and accommodated us with all requests. This restaurant rates in my top five dining experiences!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Consumate and delightful excellence. A wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic Food, great Service, wonderful setting, just the best restaurant!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

First rate dining experience. I would expect no less for the $.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Wonderful creative menu with attention to detail. Presentation on point! Worthy of a Michelin Star.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This restaurant hits it out of the ball park in every way. The atmosphere, the bar for pre dinner drinks, the lighting, the service and most of all the food. The wine pairings with each course were perfect. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves a great meal with great service and great atmosphere. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

service & food were excellent Sea Bass not as good as I thought it would b but the rest
was outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Every time I come to the southwest, a reservation is made to come the cafe monarch. The food is off the chart delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I was there for an anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Executive chef Ryan is an up and coming star and by far the tastiest creative menu in Phoenix. The ambiance is geared for romance and relaxation, service is top notch, and all food items are explained in detail. Cafe Monarch is our go to restaurant for romance and I am so thankful for quality places like this one, especially when you want to make that loved one feel special.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ambiance was as advertised, most charming and romantic especially in the courtyard. Food also excellent as expected.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our meal was excellent. Food was delicious servers were very professional. Ambience was perfect as we ate outside in a beautiful garden like-like setting.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

From the moment you arrive at Cafe Monarch, you sense that it is a very special place. Every member of the staff greets you warmly. The wait staff is skilled in all facets of their responsibility. They communicate succinctly when describing the food choices. They are attentive without hovering. And are engaging to a satisfying degree. We truly enjoyed the dining experience here and would recommend it highly.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect. The food is spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Well, I don't give 5 stars - I do now - Cafe Monarch is 5 stars. Food and service were outstanding.
Price point is a bit high but you get what you pay for.
Jamar did an outstanding job serving our table.
Recommend the patio.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Mostly amazing. Great Atmosphere. Great Service, Great Wines Mostly Great Food.....Almost everything was great.......Now the dirt....Chairs are uncomfortable. The springs are busted and our butts fall threw the chairs....after a while you forget about it and get used to it. For the most part the food ranged from good to expectational. The only food course we didn't care for was the dessert. We tried the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. It was very dense and lacked sweetness. The bananas in it didn't taste flambe or even ripe...? I'd go back and recommend going to this restaurant but I might never eat a dessert here again....I don't think I can recommend getting dessert here...

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing experience start to finish! Every dish we had was outstanding with the exception of the surf and turf trio ( they made a last minute substitution without alerting us). The atmosphere- tiny lights, fireplace, music was perfect. It was romantic and upscale without being too formal or stuffy.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing service and fantastic four course dining . A little heavy on the pocket book, however I've never experienced such amazing service .

My wife and I were thrilled with both the quality of this dining experience .

Would love to visit again

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I can’t say enough great things about our dining experience. Sam who waited on us was wonderful. He dealt with my wife’s food restrictions without making her uncomfortable with her requests. And now for the food. One of the best meals I have had in many years. Can’t wait to be back for another round.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were there for a Birthday dinner. The food was delicious. Our service was good except for right before ordering our food. The server had several tables to look after and there was a delay getting our dinner ordered. After that the service improved.

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