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Cafe Monarch, Scottsdale, AZ

Cafe Monarch

4.9
4.9
5961 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 34 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 5,961 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Overall

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Food

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Service

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Notable Wine List

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Romantic

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Notable Wine List

  • Scottsdale

    Romantic

  • Scottsdale

    Special Occasion

  • Scottsdale

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience every time!
  2. B

    Brandy

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here. Never disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. !!
  4. BC

    BrianC

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. We did the 8 course tasting menu and wine pairing. It’s a must try.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  6. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I had a wonderful time celebrating our 13 year anniversary. They knew right away who we were. It’s a bit fancier than we do normally and we’re worried about feeling out of place- however, they were warm and inviting and walked us through all the amazing food. Would highly recommend for special occasions!
  7. J

    Jessica

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here, always the best experience for a special occasion
  8. P

    kathyP

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were so accommodating with my husband in an electric wheelchair they made it a special time for us to celebrate our daughters 50th birthday💕
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could say that almost everything was exceptional, food, waitress service, atmosphere, music, 5 stars, but the bar service was horrible and rude.
  10. RW

    RWDiner

    Phoenix

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Monarch many times, but last night was the best ever (and that's incredible, because prior meals have been amazing). Service and food exceeds all expectations. Incredible wine list. Can't wait for our next visit!
  11. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was outstanding. Our primary server Kyle was extraordinarily attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable. The rest of the support staff was very professional and courteous as well. If you would like to experience fine dining, this has to be number one on your list!
  12. PL

    PatrickL

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To celebrate our 36th anniversary we chose Cafe Monarch and we were not disappointed. This experience rates as one of our most memorable. From the greeting to service to the meal. Highly recommend the eight course tasting dinner beyond compare.
  13. t

    trishw

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute beautiful evening from ambiance to service to food to wine and finishing with 27 year old Red Breast was a real treat . They deserve all accolades given . Never a disappoints !!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As if the food isn’t enough, the ambience is just so beautiful and romantic. Lots of attention to detail and it’s all appreciated. The service of the entire staff there from servers to bussers to valet is impeccable! They go so far beyond and everything they do with manners and thoughtfulness to make you feel like absolute royalty! All the servers are very knowledgeable and friendly as well! It honestly couldn’t get any better than the service at Café Monarch! They change their menu about every six weeks or so and she has to keep a few of the popular ones. There’s also a secret menu offered if you choose to do the eight course dinner. I like to go there with my husband every few months or so and it is always a very special experience!
  15. JB

    JordanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were phenomenal. I loved that the servers are all sommeliers and we got an incredible recommendation for a Rhône wine that paired perfectly with our dinner.
  16. LR

    LindaR

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!! The food and service was exceptional! Definitely the best restaurant in Phoenix/Scottsdale! Five stars!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  18. RG

    ReneeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I atmosphere was great people very friendly, waiters opinions on food over rated, food adequate. I love the first couple courses but main dish was a little disappointing, waiter gave a very strong suggestion that if he would have lessened he would not have made because my fears were exactly what was wrong with the dish.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monarch was a dream! We were so impressed with the experience.
  20. M

    Mily

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and atmosphere and probably one of the best meals I have had in my life.
  21. JS

    JohnSD

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our family 4 had 8 course tasting menu. It was excellent. We originally had courtyard reservation since inside reservation was unavailable. When I called with concern about the rain forecast and high outside temperature about a week before, they were able to seat us inside if we can arrive 30 min earlier. We agreed and very pleased with their accommodation. Thank you.
  22. KB

    KendraB

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely time! One of our favorite places to go!
  23. Y

    Yolanda

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I just moved to Scottsdale and Cafe Monarch came highly recommended by a couple of our friends. We celebrated my birthday dinner here and the entire experience was exceptional from beginning to end. Everyone from the host at the front to all the waiters and servers made an effort to make me feel extra special and wished me happy birthday. They even brought out a birthday gift with a sparkler! What a treat! The food is delicious! I especially enjoyed the Peaches and Cream dish (the pork belly and peach was a great combination! It was so refreshing and flavorful!), the grilled octopus (a supplement dish) and the sea bass. They were all cooked to perfection! The strawberry tart was also a favorite. Thank you Cafe Monarch for such a lovely dining experience ♥️
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Cafe Monarch for 10 years and always justified the price because the food never disappoints. Unfortunately after our last dining experience, I can no longer justify the price. The food was good but not incredible like our other experiences.
  25. RK

    ReneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's 55th birthday at Cafe Monarch. They did not disappoint. The food and atmosphere is fantastic. Highly recommend!!!
  26. PC

    PersonalConsumption

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You'll thoroughly enjoy your meal and have an amazing evening as long as you don't look at the cost !
  27. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly one of the best evenings we’ve had. The food and sevice, as well as the ambiance, were outstanding.
  28. AW

    AngeloW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome, perfect date night! Ambiance and food was wonderful! We went for the 4 course and each one left us wanting more!
  29. MG

    MelissaG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place to celebrate a birthday with my husband. Service was impeccable, food was delicious and the atmosphere was quant and quite.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing. We will definitely be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, one of the last restaurants in Arizona that you can count on for great food and old school service.
  32. TO

    TamiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The most incredible food experience that me and my wife both had in 60 years it was amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going to a romantic five star fine dining experience thanks so much
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Monarch perfect.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Sophisticated menu. Every bite was enjoyable. Highly recommend.
  36. LF

    LaurenF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! By far the best meal I’ve ever had. Expensive but so worth it. First three courses were delicious and so flavorful. Final course was exceptional. And the service was impeccable. There is a reason it is rated so highly. Great restaurant for a special occasion.
  37. EH

    EileenH

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the most exquisite dining experience we have ever had in Scottsdale. Expensive? Yes! But worth it. Everyone should dine there at least once!
  38. HJ

    HeatherJ

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from the first bite to the last.
  39. i

    icechiu

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Perhaps we set our expectations high, we all had the 4 course dinner. The first 3 we’re excellent but the main dish/4th course was a bit disappointed. 2 of us had the same choice and both were returned as they were way too salty. Otherwise we had a great dinner gathering with friends
  40. A

    Ale123

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! Enjoyed the 4 course dinner at cafe monarch last night. Host and wait service were exceptional! Some of the best food I’ve had in Arizona. Ordered the seafood pasta and duck for entree. Highly recommend both options!

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 5961 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 34 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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