One of the best dining experiences we have had, the place is beautiful, service is fantastic, everybody makes you feel special and welcome, the food was amazing, we will definitely be back!
The food was delicious, the ambiance was relaxed, with plenty of room between tables and the service was impeccable
This restaurant is simply the best for food, service, ambiance and wine. I highly recommend Cafe Monarch to everyone!
Quite possibly the best dining experience we ever had. Ambience, food, service all fantastic. Most enthusiastic waiter. Overall worth every penny!!
Our server Chris was friendly, knowledgeable, professional and engaging without being intrusive. The outdoor patio seating was beautiful, comfortable, romantic. Food was incredibly delicious and wine recommendation was spot on. My husband was so impressed and excited about his birthday dinner. The birthday beignets were outstanding and a wonderful surprise ending to the evening!
Nothing more top notch than monarch!
Amazing experience - absolutely loved it
One of the best meals I ever ate. Sam, our waiter was fantastic. He truly added to the enjoyment of the meal. The courses were just enough for a nice bite, but left enough room for the next course. We were a party of four so there was a variety of meal selections. Everything was delicious. We will be returning next time we visit AZ.
Wonderful evening. Treated wonderfully by an exceptional waiter who made a special occasion even more memorable for us. Can't wait to go back!
Outstanding as usual! Service is exceptional, food is delicious and atmosphere is completely charming.
The service was excellent, the restaurant was beautiful. The food was amazing. This is our new favorite spot. We were celebrating my birthday and they brought out desert and also a beautiful souvenir gift to remind me of them (which I will definitely put to good use). The experience alone is worth visiting. Thank you to our server Chris who helped make it a special night!
We have been to the old Monarch & the new Monarch. We have never been disappointed. We have always left with the feeling that this a special gem in Scottsdale. Our waiters were Noah and Norman. We were treated so well, we didn't want to leave. Definitely the place to take someone who you want to impress and let them know how special they are.
Exquisite dining experience !!! Food was out of this world and the restaurant ambiance is breathtaking.
The owner, Christian, is always available and extremely nice
This is the first time I have been to the new location, which is right across the street from previous place.
The inside is beautiful! But my hubby loves the outdoors so we sat on the patio. The patio is intimate and charming. The service is amazing! The food fabulous! It was definitely a memorable evening. Thank you!
I have eaten at many restaurants and by far this is the best experience that I have ever have. Great atmosphere, awesome service and the food is unbelievable !! Well worth the money that you spend and cannot say enough about Noah who waited on us. Will be back again !!!
Absolutely stunning restaurant. Portions were very small and not worth the price at all. I go out to dinner every night and do appreciate good food, it was gig but not spectacular. BUT I do Love the ambiance, the new restaurant is BEAUTIFUL and romantic but once again it was very expensive.
We love cafe monarch. Its the best.
The other night inside the restaurant all the candles
burning triggered my husbands asthma.
Although the candles are scentless and probably soy, to have that many candles burning in a enclosed area really messed with his breathing.
Between the heat they put off, the burning wick emitting black soot and the melting wax it was bad.
Other than that the new location is stunning. Sam our waiter is fantastic and the food superb.
Its our favorite restaurant in the US and we will be back again!
We love Cafe Monarch!
We loved spending our anniversary at Cafe Monarch. The service was the best I have ever experienced and the food was outstanding. I would return again and let everyone I know how great it is.
Beautiful place with amazing food. The staff is even more amazing- very customer service oriented.
The food was good however the service was extremely lacking. The meal was good until we there was a 30 minute delay between our 3rd course and the main course. We were given the excuse that a party of 7 caused the delay which seems ridiculous. No one other than the waiter said anything to us.
When given the bill the wine pairings were left off along with dessert and coffee. That was some redemption for the restaurant. However someone other than the waiter took our bill and card and then came back and rudely asked if I had enjoyed the wine pairing. I replied yes and then he stormed off. The waiter then brought the bill back after having run the card with the wine pairing added back to the bill and then told us he took off dessert and coffee. The overall experience was just weird and generally a let down.
I am not high maintenance and I understand that mistakes happen in restaurants and in life but it’s how you deal with them that counts. Cafe Monarch proved itself to be amateurish when it comes to fine dining and could have redeemed itself by offering more than 1 free dessert. Not even an apology by a manager.
Wow! Shocked at first you had moved, especially because of the former patio, BUT the new adventure proved to be extremely ELEGANT and we were placated by the fact the previous space was not abandoned. Noah was our excellent waiter, but I must say every single person in there was very well trained and completely professional. The atmosphere is so beautiful!
The location is outstanding, the service superlative and most of the food was excellent apart from the duck my wife ordered as an entree which although it tasted great was rather tough.
The seabass I ordered for my entree was great.
Cafe Monarch is expensive but justified by the service, the ambience and the food.
We would certainly consider returning for a future special occasion.
Incredible dinner and venue. We are from Pennsylvania and this restaurant is absolutely the best. We will be back on our next visit to the Phoenix area.
This place was by far one of the best dining experiences that I have ever had. The food, service and ambiance was impeccable. I read reviews before I went and most of them were spot on. The entree feature is the price that you pay but includes 3 other courses. So worth it! A++++
Fantastic experience. Amazing service and great to be around. We were told this was the most Romantic restaurant in Arizona and it did not disappoint.
This is apparently a new site for this restaurant but you sure couldn’t tell because it looks great. The service was really good. Our waiter was pleasant, engaging, and disappeared when you wanted him to. Only to reappear appropriately. That is service in my book.
The food was really good.
superb in all ways! Ambiance, food, wine and cocktails is as perfect as it comes... The staff is first class yet warm and welcoming! Noah was a wondrful server!
Great atmosphere. Maybe a little more intimate feel in old space, but this one very nice as well. Plan on being back.
Service was outstanding. Food was excellent with the exception of the Sea Bass. It didn't have much flavor. However, they were amazing in accommodating a gluten free and dairy free diet with many delicious suggestions. Very attentive staff but not overbearing. Highly recommend.
Terrific dinner. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
We have come to the old location for years. We LOVED IT! Recommended it constantly and brought many friends. That was the occasion the other night - to introduce friends to Café Monarch. Monarch has moved to a new facility. It is much larger and much less charming. The noise level and lighting levels were high. With new staff we got conflicting information on courses and the service was not its usual self either. Combined with the very high pricing, the charm and value are not there. We do so hope it can come back together the way it was. It was a very special place.
Food and ambience were amazing! From drinks all the way through dessert, everything was absolutely perfect.
This restaurant was very friendly and professional. I had a reservation, but the place was a little crowded so we had to wait a little bit. We were sat down at the bar and got a couple drinks which were very good. The waiters and hosts were all nice and knew how to treat guests very well. The food was all delicious. The value was really good for everything we had got. I would recommend going here for anyone that likes good tasting food and a more upscale dining experience.
Absolutely stunning restaurant! Service was incredible, and the food was delicious! I have severe food allergies, and they made sure to accommodate all my needs. The servers were really great, and made our night special. My boyfriend asked the bartender if he could make him an espresso martini (not listed on the menu) and he made a great one! This was a birthday celebration for my boyfriend, and he definitely appreciated the impeccable service and food. It was our first time going, and we'll definitely be back for another special occasion, I'm sure. If you're in the Scottsdale area, and you want a romantic night filled with the best of the best... this is the place to go!
It was a wonderful place for a special occasion. The food was all exceptional and very attentive service. Assume we will celebrate other special occasions at this location. The setting is exquisite and creates a wonderful ambiance.
Amazing food. They are in a new bigger location so I think they were a bit overwhelmed by the numbers but they totally made up for this us with an extra course!
Cafe Monarch was exactly as advertised. Ambiance, service, pace, and food quality were all perfect. Their unique menu concept allows you to sample several taste combinations in modest-
sized portions, so your mouth leaves happy but you're not overstuffed. It's not cheap, but for a special occasion, or just to splurge occasionally, we certainly left feeling we got our money's worth. We will definitely return and will recommend Cafe Monarch to our friends.
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and chose Cafe Monarch because we have always loved it and it is definitely the only place to go for a very romantic and fabulous meal.
Love Cafe Monarch for all special occasions. The service is impeccable every time. The food is always amazing and with the changing menu, you are always in for a surprise. Aside from the food and great atmosphere, also really love the house water!
Don't let prix fixe scary you away. Portions are generous and very delicious. Plenty of food, beverages and great service and staff. Highly recommend!