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Cafe Monarch, Scottsdale, AZ

Cafe Monarch

4.9
4.9
6134 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named 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. *Dress Code: Collared Shirts and Long Pants Required. Dress Jacket Strongly Preferred. No T-Shirts, Shorts or Sandals. ***Children 10 and up only. No Dietary Restrictions

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (480) 970-7682

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gus Lewkowicz

  • Private party facilities

    Host your special event, private function or business dinner in one of America’s Top 25 Best Restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Lewkowicz: (480) 970-7682

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Dinner 2023

    $195.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Thank you for choosing Cafe Monarch and choosing to join us for a 5-course dinner to celebrate Valentine's! The menu will be published on our website very soon. $195/person for 5 courses including a champagne reception. We look forward to serving you!

What 6,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Overall

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Food

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Notable Wine List

  • Scottsdale

    Romantic

  • Scottsdale

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular good, service and ambiance. We had the 8 course tasting menu and it was fabulous and the cocktails were wonderful too.
  2. DC

    DannyC

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, service, food and attention to all detail. This is the place to go for any special occasion!! The wine menu is extensive. Just couldn’t of asked for a better evening.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and outstanding food every time!
  5. C

    Cathie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is perfect and worth the price. Ordered a bottle of wine and it was surprisingly good.
  6. DR

    DawnR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Everything was perfect!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a celebration and the food, ambiance, staff & service was amazing. First time here, and won’t be our last. They made us feel special and taken care of! It was end of September, we sat outside and was very comfortable!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service and everything was great except my friends got stuck in the rest room few times. The door was difficult to open and it had to be open from outside.
  9. J

    Joedaddy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 15th Anniversary on a Friday night at 6:30. Lorean (sp?) was our waiter. The staff may have outnumbered the patrons-meaning the services offered to each guest is without wanting. The restaurant is beautiful as is the outdoor seating. Ambience is excellent. All of the staff are clearly at the pinnacle of their profession. The food was stunning, and the wine pairing perfect. We were incredibly pleased with the entire experience from the valet, water service, waiter, chef and sommelier. It is not cheap, but there was absolutely no buyers remorse. It is clear why they are regarded as the best or one of the best restaurants in the southwest.
  10. R

    Robert

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service from beginning to end. Food was plentiful and surprisingly very filling for the smaller portions and the final dinner entrees was substantial.
  11. D

    Danny

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was all exceptional. A little bit pricey for what you receive but still exceptional. Extremely extensive wine list. Waiters/Servers were all exceptional as well. Very nice and knowledgeable over their menu. The ambience was great. Old town authentic feel. The overall noise level is a fair bit louder than you would expect at this price point. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great experience.
  12. SR

    SamR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True fine dining in Scottsdale. Outstanding gourmet food and impeccable service.
  13. NH

    NHRH

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Not as great at this dinner visit, although ambience and service remain superb. Pork belly appetizer was great, however, the scallops were just OK, missing the sweetness I look for in great scallops. The main dish of striped seabass was superb but the supporting fixings didn't come together. The fish sat on a bed of ratatouille that got lost in a mishmash of other fixings like gnocchi, and something oddly tart. Maybe this was just an off night, albeit a pricey one when superb dining expectations not all met.
  14. B

    Blair

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary and exquisite dining experience. 8 course tasting menu was innovative and of course delicious with outstanding appeal to all one’s senses—visually stunning, of course, but as important, a stunning array for the palate with some unique and tasteful fresh combinations to surprise and delight one’s ability to experience different food preparations and combinations running the gamut of taste sensations. Service was impeccable—friendly, caring, and helpful but never officious. The wine list—remarkable. The setting is gracious, tasteful, visually inviting, and elegant. Almost wish I had worn a jacket—but I didn’t, and that was OK. There is a price to pay for this experience, but in the end it was worth it.
  15. C

    Chris

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have been to. Impeccable service. Spectacular food. Savors were extremely well balanced.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing dining experience we have had in a very long time
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience for my wife and I’s 1 year anniversary! The pre fixe menu is phenomenal and you will not leave hungry, nor disappointed. Our server Michael was beyond knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu and ensured to provide a top notch experience for our special occasion!
  18. AZ

    AZFoodie

    Phoenix

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly lucky to have Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale. The staff, the ambience and the incredible food make for a completely, wonderful dining experience! This is our go-to for birthdays, anniversaries, promotions or any special occasion! Every time we come here, they just keep elevating - from the personalized menu (nice touch!) to their menu options! It’s guaranteed 5-star, first class treatment!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous all around!
  20. M

    Maria

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table wasn’t ready so we were greeted with glasses of champagne. (That May be something they do for everyone?) loved the old world style, keepsake menus, vegetarian option, and special dessert to celebrate our anniversary.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our youngest son getting married.
  22. RR

    RobertR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the finest restaurant in the Southwest. Elegant, sophisticated, and perfect in every way!!! Cannot wait to return, which I will do often!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Cafe Monarch, but it most certainly won't be our last. We tried the chef's eight course tasting menu. The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere were all impeccable. Can't say enough good things. Special shout out to our server Giovanni! He took great care of us and is extremely knowledgeable about the wine offerings. His pairing suggestions were on point!
  24. SD

    SarahD

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place for a very special occasion. Pricey but delicious! Excellent service, food and wine.
  25. TH

    TedH

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so good, great ambiance on the back patio. Our waiter Mike was fantastic and fun! Amazing tasting food and so deliciously different!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed by every staff member we saw. The service was better than any other restaurant I have been to. All servers were kind and helpful. The food almost had me in tears because of how good the combinations were and I have never experienced anything like it. Overall the best restaurant I have ever been to in every way.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend out for her birthday and she loved everything about the place. The atmosphere, the food and decor. Definitely makes for a memorable date.
  28. A

    Anton

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most of our anniversaries and other romantic evenst are celebrated at Cafe Monarch. We just love the ambience, the romantic feel, and the overall beauty of the restaurant. The service is always amazing!!
  29. AM

    AngM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef's tasting was amazing! Some of the best food we have ever had. The waiters are excellent and go above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful experience.
  30. CR

    ClediaR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my boyfriend and we had the most wonderful experience in this restaurant. Food and service are phenomenal!!
  31. KR

    KyleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 17th anniversary last night at your wonderful restaurant. My girl picked your place. It was entirely exceptional from the jump!! Both of us were extremely happy and all I can really say is just keep doing what your doing!! We of course will be back & recommend your establishment to others. Oh I guess that is what I am doing right now :)!!! Oh by the way....Keep The Chef!!!!! Amazing.....And every and I me every staff member was The Bomb!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my best friend’s 40th birthday! Such a fabulous venue! We will come back for sure!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than multi Michelin star restaurants we’ve been too. Incredible food. Incredible service. Too 3 meals I’ve had. Definitely go here if you’re in Scottsdale or Phoenix.
  34. d

    drjeo

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and service. Our go to place when visiting Scottsdale.
  35. DP

    DylanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurants for special occasions, such friendly staff and top quality food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food at Cafe Monarch was exceptionally delicious. The service was phenomenal. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the wine was old and smelled a bit funky. Our waiter was more than happy to take care of the issue but the dessert wine he gave as a kind gesture was also more than a bit stale. I would definitely dine here again and refer my friends. My hope is that they will pay closer attention to the wine they serve and how long it’s been open.
  37. KH

    KathyH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous dining experience for a special occasion!
  38. SR

    SteveR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch by any measure is one of the finest dining experiences that I ever had. From the time you enter and throughout your dining journey, you are made to feel like you are the only diner in the restaurant. The service is impeccable, timed perfectly to allow you to enjoy the food and not have a long wait between courses. The wine list is over the top, great wines from all over the world. If you are looking for an excellent dining experience and excellent food, Cafe Monarch should be at the very top of your list. If I could I would have given 10 stars!
  39. RR

    RocketRob

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and Service. Very expensive, but we knew that going in. A great place for a special occasion.
  40. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so glad we dined at Cafe Monarch while visiting Scottsdale this week. Definitely recommend you try the pork belly, the sea bass, and the wagyu. The dining experience at Cafe Monarch made our visit to Arizona more memorable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 6134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gus Lewkowicz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 970-7682

  • Private party facilities

    Host your special event, private function or business dinner in one of America’s Top 25 Best Restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Lewkowicz: (480) 970-7682

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