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About Café Monarch

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. The food program at Café Monarch revolves around local, organic, sustainable and overall responsible procurement.



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.

*Reservation Only

*Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free restrictions can be accommodated


*Due to the high demand for outdoor seating we cannot guarantee or reserve courtyard seating. We will do our very best to accommodate requests when possible. Thank you for your understanding!

6939 E 1st Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 970-7682

Website:
http://cafemonarch.com/

Parking Details:
On site parking

Executive Chef:
Gus Lewkowicz

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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Café Monarch Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (182)
Special Occasion (174)
Good for Anniversaries (142)
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Good for a Date (137)
Great for Outdoor Dining (116)
Creative Cuisine (108)
Fit for Foodies (102)
Good for Birthdays (97)
Notable Wine List (91)
Cozy (83)
Quiet Conversation (82)
Worth the Drive (73)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Tasting Menu (58)
Local Ingredients (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (55)
Authentic (37)
Seasonal (26)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (16)
Healthy (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Scenic View (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
People Watching (11)
Organic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience from start to finish. The restaurant and service are elegant, but not stuffy and old. I brought my son and his girlfriend, who are both in their very early 20's, they LOVED it. The entire staff were warm and welcoming and tailored the experience to the guests. The mark of true professionals. I do not have pictures to share; we were so engrossed that it never occurred to us to bring out our phones.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

we had an amazing time with our friends. The service by the staff and especially Sam was great! The wine we were served was fantastic and enhanced the meal. the food was superb and I and my friends would recommend this to any of our friends. The ambiance and level of service, the quietness of the place was great. The nice thing with going with three couples was we got to try everything and we did. There was not a bad dish among us all . We will be back!!!!!!
lee w scottsdale

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely lovely...ambiance, food, cocktails/wine, and waiter

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

After doing lots or research on restaurants for our Scottsdale vacation, I was excited to experience Cafe Monarch. However, I got the vibe of an expensive high end resort dining experience with a 5 course meal and AARP members. Just ok in my book.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best dining experience I can recall in over fifty plus years of fine dining. I highly recommend Cafe Monarch to those who are celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and outstanding service and beautiful decor

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in the US without question. The new location is very beautiful but miss the old intimate courtyard very much. Fortunately the great service and food made up for missing the original location. The new space will eventually come to feel like the original. Truly a Scottsdale gem!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The poor quality of my filet did not meet my standards. My wife's Lobster Ravioli was served luke warm and had to be reordered delaying her eating with the other members of the party. The service was outstanding and the ambiance of the restaurant was excellent.

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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Best restaurant that we've found on our trip to Scottsdale.
Everything is first class.
Would recommend without hesitation although, one caveat, it's close to $200 per head, with one of the less expensive bottles of wine, but for a special occasion, it's perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant with excellent food, ambiance and service. The prices are quite high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Charming restaurant in old town Scottsdale with an amazing atmosphere. I like that the tables are spaced so you have intimancy with your group and don’t feel crowded. Excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Very impressive atmosphere, food and service. Look forward to saving up some money so that we can go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

You would think that critiquing this restaurant is easy... well; let me tell you something: yes. it is. Describing the full experience is a challenge if you wish to be as informative and accurate as you should be. So, in my best ability to succinctly express our view I am writing here that this place is gastronomically superior and amazingly gratifying. Top of the list. And, the service (mainly by Kellen) is impeccable. We definitely are coming back with our friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my night out at Cafe Monarch and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a different experience. The service is exceptional as was the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely stunning dinner. Sam’s service was exquisite. Who gets to try a blind tasting for a dinner date. Great job by the staff at cafe monarch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was my first time at Cafe Monarch, but it won't be my last. What an incredibly lovely place! It's absolutely beautiful decor, creative menu, and very attentive service will make this a go-to for any special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Cafe Monarch is an excellent dining option. The service is great; the staff are friendly but very professional. The new setting is beautiful. It is a real experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The very best in Scottsdale. Period. Everything is perfect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was our first trip to Scottsdale, we hit some amazing restaurants during our visit and this one topped our list. Was an amazing experience with the tasting menu and wine pairings

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Such a gorgeous space and warm, welcoming staff. Lovely food, beautifully plated. Wonderful hand craft cocktails. Just a few hiccups on service, for instance no one noticed I was wearing black and I had to ask for a dark napkin. Also food servers got tables mixed up by bringing the wrong course to our table, twice. Since it was a tasting menu and we did not order the same selection for each course, we would like to have had each of the courses when brought to our table described when presented. We have ready raved about Cafe Monarch to friends, and are planning a return engagement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on January 8, 2018

A splendid dinner in a romantic setting with great food and even better matched wines and an attentive waiter. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, only slightly marred by the fact they have an outdated credit card system whereby they still use s swipe action that resulted in the card being blocked. The same card worked elsewhere, but the card provider said it was the old fashioned system the trader was using that caused our card payment to be denied, causing some problems. Nevertheless it was sorted by a lift back to our hotel, so overall the evening was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lovely restaurant and the food was very good. However we found the service robotic and felt rushed during our meal even though we did not sit down until 7:45. We had an enjoyable evening but not quite what we expected.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was fabulous. Interst8ng flavors and it is fun to have set menus with smaller portions. Even with the smaller portions, there was a lot of food. The wait staf was attentive without being hovering
They works easily with substitutes for diet restrictions

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Almost perfect - wonderful food, and the wine pairings were fabulous. The only negative thing was we were outside on a January night, and I could smell the fuel from the many patio heaters, or maybe the gas fireplace. My husband couldn't smell it but it bothered me a bit, at first. The food - four courses - was simply delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely the finest dining experience we’ve had in years. Service, quality of food and wine, presentation, ambiance...every detail was perfect. Thank you Cafe Monarch for living up to your reputation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Very romantic atmosphere

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

imaginative food in a marvelous setting... superb service..a very memorable dining experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Cafe Monarch is a top 100 in the country for good reason. A very special place that excels in service as well as the food. In my opinion, this is the best spot in Arizona for a memorable dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We went to Cafe Monarch on a recent trip to Scottsdale. It was, by far, the best meal we had while we were there. It is a four course offering with the price determined by the entree you choose. I started with a cauliflower soup and my husband had the rock shrimp. Both were delicious! Second course was a salad with beets and a garnish of pork belly and honeycomb. For the third course, my husband hanger steak and I had crab cakes, both wonderful. For our entrees, I had beef tenderloin and my husband had seafood risotto. A very knowledgeable sommelier helped us with wine. We were too full for dessert, but everything else was so good we didn’t care! My husband said if we had gone on our first night instead of our last, he might have eaten every dinner at Cafe Monarch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Phenomenal food, service and ambience!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We celebrated a birthday at Cafe Monarch. It was simply fabulous. If you enjoy great food with a four course menu with a number of choices for the main, great service and a wonderful ambiance, this place is a must try.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic menu with a fantastic outdoor patio! We had a wonderful evening and the service is some if the best around town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing!! It has been a very long time since I raved about a dining experience. Our evening was exceptional from the start with personal service at bar to dining. Loved the Manhattan....
Can’t wait to return!!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing ambience, service and food! A must on our list.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Convenient valet parking on arrival. Great new building - stunning in fact. Service is amazing. Food was off the hook good. Waiter recommended wine pairings - a sancerre and a cabernet. One of our guests said it was the best meal she has ever had in Scottsdale. Couldn't fault anything during the whole evening. Executed at a very high level and we all were talking about the experience days after. Treat yourself!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

A pleasure on all counts -- food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Can't say enough about how fabulous this place is. We were there for New Year's Eve, which is also our anniversary. The food, the service, the atmosphere was the absolute best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The New Year's Eve menu was wonderful. Perfect serving sizes. Exceptionally well-prepared. The cauliflower soup was the best we have ever tasted. They adroitly provided a variety of vegetarian options for our son. Delightful service. The new location is full of charm and warmth. I highly recommend Cafe Monarch for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

very good indulgence experience for my Wife and Me. Everything about this Restaurant is what they say it is and you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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