Café Monarch

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

It is perfect fine dining. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous, food was outstanding and the ambiance was the most romantic place I’ve ever been. Loved it!

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

Perfect for a special occasion! Great service and the ambiance on the courtyard was perfect.

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DB
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class and fabulous from start to finish!

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it for our anniversary.

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

This was our second time here, and as with our last time we were highly impressed! It was my sister-in-law‘s birthday, and everyone did such a wonderful job in acknowledging her and making her feel special. We will definitely be back!

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l
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely nothing in Phoenix compares to Cafe Monarch: There are no more superlatives to describe than that. If you want the best, this is it.

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

The service was amazing! The food was out of this world delicious! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Will be recommending Cafe Monarch to our friends and family and will be returning if we are still in the state for our one year wedding anniversary.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to go for special occasion

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AC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very special restaurant that is the finest cuisine and service. The four course meal offers a taste of a variety of foods without being overwhelming. Nicely done! A real gem in Scottsdale!

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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter; Chris; was excellant. All others very good.

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

I mophed ere from southern Cal about a year and a half ago and have been enjoying myself going to all the restaurants I can find and indulging myself in the experience. A great may of them are also in southern Cal but I have also enjoyed others that are tremendous and have incredible ambiance and phenomenal wait staff. Element, T Cooks, Virtu have all been exceptional but this surpasses them. The food is so saturated in flavor. This is not a place to go to on a weekly basis as the foods are rich and the price is on the higher end but it is a place I would go to every couple of months for certain and if I had friends or family in town it would be on the top of the list

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JO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch is, hands down, the most delightful, delicious and extraordinary dining event one could hope for. From the exquisite service, to the beautiful presentation, to the simply decadent courses, the entire experience is one to be savored.

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

Noah was a most gracious and knowledgeable host. Every course of the meal was delightful, however, as tasty as the butter cake dessert was, it’s presentation was not up to par with the rest of the meal. (Not a criticism, just some friendly feedback.)

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch has everything you imagine a top tier, world class special occasion establishment should have. Ambience, pleasing staff, and imaginative and tasty offerings. The sole misalignment was a price point that is better aligned with San Francisco or Midtown Manhattan, where high prices are necessary in order to cover exhorbitant rents. Plan to drop about $200 per person which includes a 4-course prize fixe, 2 drinks, dessert and gratuity. I highly recommend the restaurant, especially for very special lifetime celebrations

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FM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris did a great job for us. He knew the food and made great suggestions on how to order since it was our first time. He was also outstanding with his wine knowledge. We could not have enjoyed our food and wine pairings more. Across the board it was great flavor and quality. We also want to say thank you to the entire team for making my wife's birthday a great one. The host greeted us with a Happy Birthday. Chris the server did too. Plus, and this was very cool, the person who delivered our food also said Happy Birthday. We enjoyed our experience tremendously! Thank you.

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

Top notch
From start to finish..
Just incredible
Treat yourself
Life’s too short not too

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BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around; glad we chose to dine here & they certainly earned/maintain their position on the list of Top 100 restaurants in America.

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L
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants that I have every had the pleasure of dining at. Very expensive and worth every penny. Will certainly return for ultra special occasions.

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m
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true dining experience. From the valet parking, to the mixologist at the bar, right on through 6 courses. Fabulous menu choices. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. A place for a very special occasion.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection! A four course tasting menu with wine pairings served by Sam was from start to finish was absolutel perfection

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place with excellent and unique dishes presented well by an attentive staff.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a beautiful, outstanding, memorable evening!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was one of our best ever. Every moment was enjoyable, the setting was beautiful, and the food was exquisite. Portions were perfect and we left satisfied but not stuffed. Even the music was perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want a very special dining experience.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we have been since they moved to a new location. Everything was so elegant and gorgeous. All of the staff were so kind and fun. We will dine here again very soon.

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CH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant - the food, the ambiance, and the service are always spot on. This evening was a special wine tasting dinner with wines from a Paeso Robles winery. We thought the wines were disappointing but the food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is into fine dining, amazing food, and incredible service. They also have a wonderful wine list.

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e
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences ever! We have been coming to Scottsdale for years, and have always shied away from this place because of the mandatory four course fixed-price format. Don't! The courses are small but exquisite. The experience is drawn out - in our case almost three hours. Super romantic ambiance. Incredibly attentive while not intrusive service. Expensive, so best saved for a special occasion. But worth every Benjamin!

Note: I believe you can order this exquisite food ala carte at the bar only.

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GW
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 30th wedding anniversary dinner here. The ambiance, the service, and the food were superb. We are dining enthusiasts, and Cafe Monarch stands shoulder to shoulder with top spots in NYC, London, and more. Highly recommended.

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OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best place I've ever been. Everything was 10+. Definitely recommend for any special occasion or just a nice evening out.

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MS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful experience! Every course was a delight. Amazing wine list too. Staff and service was excellent. The menu offers something for everyone. A most definitely 5 star restaurant

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RM
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch continues to be one of our very favorite restaurants. We love sitting in the outside courtyard. The ambiance is delightful, with water features, soft music, candle light, and fresh air. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. A wonderful dining experience!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS DINING Experience!!! I love everything about Cafe Monarch. The cuisine is delicious and the service is wonderful. A romantic Old World favorite of ours.
Jane Crotty

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, beyond our expectations!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal hands down was the BEST meal I have Weber eaten! Every bite was as if I’d died & gone to heaven. A truly memorable dining experience. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, will be back soon!

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surroundings and an impeccable waitstaff start you out for a great evening. Great wine list missing some but with terrific alternatives that were very pleasant surprises. The food was off the hook. Do t let the small portions of the first three courses fool you - you will leave very well fed. The lamb chops are wonderful, as was the lobster ravioli. And the tiger prawns are a must. O e of the top 5 meals in America today.

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TK
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch does not disappoint! Fantastic for a special occasion or date night, with a romantic setting and service that makes one feel like royalty! The food is delicious with well rounded choices and is also fit for foodies. The courses were beautifully presented! Cocktails are carefully crafted and wine parings at two price points. They do ask about food allergies if needed.

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J
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An absolutely stunning and classy restaurant. Not only was the food outstanding, but it was an experience in itself to just take note of the clientele. Definitely the Mercedes crowd.

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JS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but wonderful Beautiful evening to eat outdoors.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! The service was impeccable! Everything was delicious and especially loved the octopus! Highly recommend it for a special night out.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best dining experience we have ever had. The food was the best food we have ever had and the service was incredible. The ambiance was perfect and we loved every minute of this experience. We have already recommended this restaurant to many people since our dining experience 2 days ago. I feel like any 5 star rating I have given a restaurant in the past should have been a 3 or 4 because NOTHING compares to the food and dining experience of Cafe Monarch.

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b
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They over cooked a filet that was replaced quickly and added a free outstanding desert for their mistake. Awesome place.

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