Café Monarch

4.9
2371 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • 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.

For larger reservations or private events, please contact 480-970-7682 ext. 2
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Private dining
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
Jacket Preferred
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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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Parking details
On site parking
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Gift Card
Additional
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 11 hours ago

Every morsel of every course was absolutely delicious... cannot wait to go back

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

$800 for four people. Honestly unless you have a Michelin Star that is absurd. Some of the food was amazing, some was not. The starting courses were wonderful, the main course lacked. I got the trio, the sea bass was bland, no flavor, the lobster ravioli was good and the filet was as expected, the truffles I added were not worth it, I’ve had so much better. Service was ok, ambiance ok. Just completely not worth the money. I would have had a better experience at Eddie V’s for HALF the price. We won’t be back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

they need to deal with the heat on the patio; misters, outside AC blowers

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was amazing, food was fantastic, the ambience was delightful. Couldn't ask for more in this wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Off the charts delicious... wine pairing is a MUST and really makes the experience! Highly recommend for anyone looking to have a special dinner!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Truly one of the best meals that we've had in a long time. The service, the ambiance, the food, the wine selection . . . everything clicked perfectly. We couldn't wait to see what the next course offered. We've found our new favorite special occasion restaurant. Kudos to the chef, our knowledgeable and engaging server and all of the staff.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of the best dining experiences! Everything from the ambiance, food, and service were perfect. We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent place and excellent service. They gave us free champagne and free gift. Very nice place. Beautiful restaurant. The food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Very nice place. Romantic and charming. Expensive, but the food and ambiance is well worth it.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Deserving of its top rating. A little on the noisy side, but they are aware and making attempts to solve the problem.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This was our second time to dine at Cafe Monarch and we once again were not disappointed. The ambiance is absolutely amazing - best of any restaurant in the Valley. The service is impeccable and the food is divine - innovative and creative. Sam was our waiter on both occasions and he is a delight. Very professional with a wonderful sense of humor and a great knowledge of wine. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates fine dining. We will absolutely return.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Cafe Monarch in its new location is an amazing experience that will honestly make you wonder why you've been wasting your time at other restaurants. The opulent decor and clean crisp interior would be considered stuffy if it weren't for the positive energy and friendly staff. Every single person that spoke to us during our dining experience wished us a happy anniversary. Every. Single. Person. Aside from the food being amazing, the service was impeccable, the wine pours generous and our waiter was funny and friendly from the very start.

You won't regret spending an evening at Cafe Monarch - we didn't.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Let me just say everything was just perfect. They were just wonderful....I like that they stared you off with a bit of champagne to toast and get the evening going. Noah our main server was just so inviting....but they work as a team and everyone really knew how to explain each coarse and what was in it .

They took them time not rush you.... From the bread all the way to dessert ….excellent.

You feel like you are in Europe in a quaint little place. I highly recommend anyone that like to dine and take their time to go and enjoy and just relax....

I would add on the octopus one of the best I have had....:)

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Absolutely perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Likely the best restaurant in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, maybe AZ although pricey!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Everything from the parking to departing was nothing short of perfect. Such a wonderful restaurant and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great high-end, upscale restaurant. Food was excellent. Piped-in music was too loud (had to ask for the volume to be lower twice).

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Wonderful anniversary dinner. From the beginning to end, FANTASTIC.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Every time I eat here my expectations are blown away. I swear this place gets better with every visit. The food is the best you’ll ever find and the service is top notch. I would be disappointed if we ever had to go anywhere else for our anniversary. Nothing compares to cafe monarch!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The best meal we have ever experienced. Tremendous value.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Cafe Monarch was an amazing experience! The food and service were some of the best we have ever had. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Cafe monarch is a beautiful high-end restaurant with impeccable service and excellent food. The Decor is absolutely beautiful.There is a extensive wine list as well. This is a special occasion restaurant since it is not inexpensive.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had a great experience celebrating a birthday at Cafe Monarch. Servers were excellent. All very kind and accommodating, as we were with our four year old. One server even made up a salad plate for her to enjoy instead of just sharing with mommy. Great ambience. Some of the courses were five-star, such as the sea bass, tuna, bucatini, and relleno. The food was good quality, but for the price, we would expect every course to be five stars. Awesome that they also surprised us with cake and a small birthday gift. Thank you Cafe Monarch!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Best meal and service we have ever had! Outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The absolute best of the best. An experience and a journey from start to finish. Every time seems like the first and I always feel like there is nothing that compares to Monarch Cafe in all ways. Servers - Sam in particular. Servers that deliver the food and explain what each course is in the most beautiful delivery - like a song. The chef/owner - self -taught a concept very hard to wrap my head around. The ambiance - like you are in Europe. Feels very far from Scottsdale, yet so convenient. The entire staff becomes so familiar yet gives you privacy - hard to explain, but it IS!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Top restaurant for a special evening in Scottsdale...or pretty much anywhere!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Cafe Monarch is our "go to" for our birthdays and anniversaries. The food is always creative, great taste, innovative, and excellent presentation. The wait staff is knowledgeable. they are attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I herd a lot of good things about this place and now I can say that everything is true! Our server Chris and his team made or visit magical. Meeting Gus the chef at the end of or meal and being able to give him complements was fantastic. I was so glad that he walked the floor to say hello to the guest.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Price was quite high. An evening to remember.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I wish I hadnt waited so long to visit. Sam was absolute perfect mentor to enjoy the food and experience. Each member of the team were all extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I am looking forward to experiencing more and trying the rest o the menu.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

An evening at Cafe Monarch is always a special experience. Our anniversary night out was a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Honestly the best place I’ve ever dined. It had it all. Classy,personal, quiet, excellent service, accommodating, extremely beautiful, amazing food, and even surprised us with champagne and cake for our anniversary. Top notch highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We dined at Cafe Monarch for our anniversary. What a wonderful and elegant experience. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! A definite must for those special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Outstanding and over the top in every way.
Cannot wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our favorite place, no weaknesses, it really provides a lesson to all restaurants in service. 4 course, pristine meal plus dessert as an option too make it a fun experience where they tweak the menu regularly to get you excited for the next time to see what’s new.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Best most romantic restaurant in Scottsdale! Ambiance, food and service is extraordinary!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Best experience ever !! Loved the food and the service!! The wine was top of the list! And one in alifetime experience!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Love, love Cafe Monarch. Food is always spectacular- fresh and delicious with impeccable service. A must for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Appreciated the fixed price menu so all guest can enjoy each course together. Food was flavorful, well executed. Loved the service of replacing utensils. Thank you for the birthday deserts so that all guests could try. Loved the rum cake the best. I enjoyed the bucatini along with the squash blossom relleno .

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