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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.
*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!
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site parking
Banquet, 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
My first visit a year ago, I was so seduced by the ambience, food, impeccable service, etc that I was looking so forward to this meal.
Although the ambience and service was true to memory, the maple duck I ordered was tough as in seemingly not cooked long enough. I would never order that again. Last year’s filet mignonette was divine and very superior to the duck experience.
This is my wife’s and my second visit to Cafe Monarch. It is amazing all the way around! Food is truly exceptional, the chefs use a combination of tastes that all work in perfect combination. The service that is spot on and the ambiance like the garden of eden!!!!
We have our rare favourites in the world L'espellier in Boston, the Wychery in Edinburgh and now Cafe Monarch joins the small list. For ambience and quirkyness, for style and exceptionally flavoured food.
4 course all the right size and when we had a problem with a fish dish it was sorted quickly and indeed they were more upset than us and we had to plead to pay anything. Truly remarkable after a bland day in Scottsdale.
There are not enough accolades to give Café Monarch. Everything about this restaurant is exceptional! Food, service, ambience - I have a service animal and they could not have been more accommodating to me or my animal. Can’t wait to see and experience their new location!
This is hands down one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. The service is off the charts, they really treat you well. The 4 course meal was a treat for everyone, many in our group stated it was the best meal they ever had in the best setting. Make reservations well in advance and request outdoor seating, you won't be disappointed!
This was our 3rd time to eat at Cafe Monarch. We sat in the patio. (see the attached pictures). We love this place! Has to be on e of the best kept secrets in the Valley of the Sun. The server, Richard, was quite talented in many ways. His understanding of the food dishes was unmatched by any server we ever encountered before. He was entertaining and just an encyclopedia of information about anything having to do with the Cafe, menu items, wines, Cafe history, future, etc., etc. He made the evening most relaxing and enjoyable. The food was excellent, as before. The choices that the Chef makes for these different courses is just amazing. The presentation is a work of art and you almost want to not touch it because you'll mess up the artwork! However, once we starting eating each course, we became acutely aware of why Richard, our server, went on so much about that particular dish. In some cases, we told him that we understood why he said "words would not do this dish justice". Just incredibly tasteful and delicious. It is a bit expensive, but great for that special occasion and worth even cent when you consider the ambiance, location, noise level, attention to detail and the quality of all the people who are employed there. All we can say is "Bon Appetit"!
Lovely anniversary dinner. We had first seating and meal was quicker than I thought it'd be given we had five courses. All were very good and a few courses were truly exceptional. Drinks were exceptional as well and not too pricey. Loved that we could see menu ahead of making our reservation. Great for very special occasions.
We went for the first time on my birthday. An inspired choice! Service was impeccable and unobtrusive. The food was WONDERFUL! Wines selected by our server were lovely. The outdoor courtyard near the fountain SO romantic. And a complimentary dessert and gift topped off the evening. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Café Monarch. We will most certainly be back.
Every course was heavenly! Loved 100% of each bite. Highly recommend the braised ribs that just fall apart & melt in your mouth. The atmosphere is a perfect setting of nature & tranquility in a butterfly garden. For my first meal in Phoenix, I can confidently say, I can't imagine anything else being better. -jackie, KY
What a gorgeous enchanting patio for a romantic dinner for a birthday or anniversary celebration! The ambience was so lovely and the waiters were extremely attentive, genuine , and knowledgeable.
The 5 courses were delicious and we especially enjoyed the cauliflower soup and filet entree. The paparadelle bolognese was enjoyable, but just had a tad too much of a kick spice to it.
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