Cafe Monarch

4.9
5176 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and entire dining experience.

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PanchoU
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, very friendly employees, outstanding food!

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vipVandypop
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food, impeccable service & beautiful outdoor dining.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a high end formal restaurant! Excellent experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, service and venue. We will definitely be back. This restaurant exceeded all expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd visit. Always a great choice for a special night out.

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Davidm
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable on the food and drinks. It was very pricey but the food and service, the overall experience was worth it.

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LexiP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable, and the food is tremendous. Sam is the best! If you want an incredible dining experience, Cafe Monarch is the place.

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adrienneh
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You enter a beautiful setting of candles and flowers. The staff is beautiful and kind. If you have to wait for a table, no fear, the bar is wonderful. Amazing cocktails or wine in unique stemware. depending on what time of year you go, the menu compliments the seasons. The surf and turf is a must, it’s the best of both worlds and don’t forget to add on the octopus! Full of flavor. But you can’t go wrong with the menu, everything is great.

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stacyd
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest restaurant we have dined in with the most beautiful atmosphere and amazing food. Best servers as well. Worth the price!

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vipDestin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, stunning presentation. Truly the best meal I be ever had. Beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robby was AMAZING!!! My favorite server of all time. He knew his menu front, back, and upside down!! Took such good care of us. The food was impeccable!!

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vipAniaK
Phoenix
170 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, absolutely perfect! This was my first time trying the lamb here, which was a pure delicacy. I still think my favorite will always be the seafood dish, but the lamb is now a close second. The coffee crusted venison was perfection. It is always a very special experience to be.

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vipccbaab
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been fortunate to dine at highly recognized restaurants including per se, french laundry, and eleven madison. Cafe Monarch is the best of all. A wonderful experience.

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AnnD
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Monarch Cafe was terrific in every way, except for the recommended dress code which asked the gentleman to wear a sport coat. My husband did and was the ONLY male patron in the fairly full and busy restaurant to be wearing one. Why was this emphasized in the reservation confirmation call if it is not followed at all. Other than that, the food and service by Daniel was outstanding, along with excellent advice from the sommelier.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tres magnifique!

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vipDiner
Atlanta
380 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant! We loved driving up to it as it was a lovely building. We were greeted by three lovely ladies who wished us Happy Anniversary. We arrived at our table which was in the gorgeous enclosed outdoor space. Our servers were all wonderful and the food absolutely delicious. Everyone was so nice and accommodating! We will definitely visit this restaurant the next time we are in Scottsdale! It is a jewel for this city.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional food! The potions were a little small, but the food was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. It is pricey, but the atmosphere, service and food was outstanding.

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DanvilleDoc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Well worth the price for a special occasion!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! The service was exceptional and the food was exquisite! Such an enjoyable anniversary! Kyle was our server and we highly recommend him!

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JillIffer
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam the team were incredible with accommodating dinner for my birthday and their service and care are exceptional! The atmosphere was moody and elegant, and I will visit time and time again for such an outstanding experience.

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mimimae
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special night. Beautiful surroundings with fabulous service and phenomenal food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place and excellent food!

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GregoryM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey yes, but have to say that's the cost of perfection! Everything was perfect; food, service, ambience. Next time we are in Scottsdale we will enjoy another meal at Cafe Monarch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Scottsdale for first and and had the restaurant highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Service is outstanding and food excellent.

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Tallone
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four course prix fixe menu is wonderful and all dishes we ordered were extremely tasty, particularly the pear & pork belly. The first three courses are just a taste with the fourth course being a quite ample entree. The surroundings are exquisitely elegant highlighted by candlelight throughout. The staff is very attentive, knowledgeable, accommodating and professional. Everything about the experience was 5-star.

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AngelofNH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Monarch is truly a Scottsdale gem. I think a Monarch butterfly garden would be a nice addition. Upon our arrival, Café Monarch staff wished me a happy birthday. Fernando was bubbly and left an amazing impression. We were waited on by Joseph; he was courteous and attentive. Overall, Café Monarch's service was exquisite and nothing short of excellence. Each scrumptious dish that was brought to us was artistically and meticulously plated. I specifically enjoyed the perfectly-cooked scallops; it was one of the best scallops I have ever had. Joseph made our dessert decision-making easier by suggesting his personal favorite (the white chocolate passion fruit cheesecake). It was decadent. Finally, prior to ordering our dessert, they surprised me with a sparkler paired with their complimentary birthday dessert and a lovely birthday gift.

Thank you Café Monarch Management and staff for an extraordinary experience and a birthday to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was our server and he is outstanding!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning with Cafe Monarch for the first time for our anniversary was magical. I want to thank you for showing celebrating us too with a glass of champagne & a delicious treat. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food, ambience, service, just everything is 5 stars.

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vippoliticals
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Cafe Monarch and we will definitely be back. Loved everything! Service A+, Food A++ Everything about the food was absolutely wonderful. I have never given a review like this and may not again except when we go back to Cafe Monarch!

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CPLP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Café Monarch for our 25th anniversary, while visiting Scottsdale. It is definitely on the expensive side, however this experience for a special occasion is well worth it. The staff is outstanding, and Joseph made our anniversary extra special with champagne and a dessert.

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vipCriticalReviewers
Phoenix
192 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Café Monarch again and it was as wonderful and delicious as it always is. It was more crowded than on previous visits and the noise level was a little too much at times but we didn't let it detract from the evening.

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Sandra
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was worried that perhaps our 5:45 reservation would be too hot to eat outdoor but they have fans and misters and plenty of shade. Service was great and food outstanding. They have tons of staff so nothing goes unnoticed. Love it there. Thanks for the terrific evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always with so many taste surprises.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious dinner I’ve ever had. Loved every bite! The Resturant was gorgeous inside and the waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend for any special occasion!!

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not recall using the word sublime ever before this dinner. Everything from service to the combination of flavors (including wine pairings)... incredible!

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vipSheenaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate ambiance!!! The food selection was nicely put and beautifully presented. Had to be the perfectly cooked filet mignon I have ever eaten. My other favourites were the pork belly, charred Octopus, and the venison. 👍👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Monarch! Our favorite restaurant in Arizona

FAQs

Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 5176 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.