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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, Farm-to-table

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, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for NYE and enjoy our special 4 course menu. $150/person. Seating is very limited. Café Monarch requires a credit card for all party sizes. If cancelled within 48 hours a $50/person fee will apply.

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Café Monarch Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (160)
Special Occasion (141)
Good for Anniversaries (126)
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Good for a Date (121)
Great for Outdoor Dining (114)
Creative Cuisine (98)
Fit for Foodies (91)
Good for Birthdays (79)
Quiet Conversation (74)
Cozy (73)
Notable Wine List (66)
Worth the Drive (57)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Tasting Menu (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Local Ingredients (50)
Authentic (29)
Seasonal (21)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Healthy (13)
Business Meals (12)
Scenic View (12)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Organic (9)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was our First time dining there and it was top notch! Food was delicious, service was attentive and just plain awesome and the overall experience was fabulous! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food and service! Staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Made for a perfect dinner. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Thank you to the staff for an outstanding experience. The tasting menu was incredible and enjoyed one of the best wines ever all while sitting in a beautiful outdoor cafe under the stars. Just amazing. We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Chris was our waiter and he make a great evening even more enjoyable. Friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back soon.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and extremely romantic setting. One of the top 5 meals that I have enjoyed, and I am a foodie who has enjoyed food around the world. I highly suggest having the wine pairing with your meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely outstanding, preparation, presentation and service were impeccable. Best trained staff in Scottsdale.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was beautiful and everybody loved it

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Been here a few times for anniversary dinners. Food and service have just been outstanding. They're moving across the street soon. I hope it doesn't change anything (except the venue).

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wine prices are stupidly high, food was very good but they have reduced portions from a year ago

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous restaurant. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff Romantic atmosphere and great music. My FAVORITE restaurant !!!!!!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The ambiance was incredible, the food was delicious and the staff was as professional as they come. Thanks for making my wife's birthday dinner a very special occasion. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Seriously in the top 3 best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best restaurant ever! Our waiter, Richard was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Far exceeded our expectations. Service and food both top notch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely charming restaurant -I have to say a “best of” experience in Arizona... creative, delicious and locally sourced menu; an inspiring decoy with a spectacular patio and five-star service home run!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food as usual. Server forgot we were there for a birthday but other than that the service was excellent

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went for our wedding anniversary dinner. Everything was exceptional! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We are from Napa CA and found this to be a wonderful GEM for food, ambiance, service and great staff! Don't miss the experience when you are nearby.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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"!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was my wife’s birthday. First time but will not be the last. They even gave her a small gift. Expense but worth it for special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely incredible!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous ambience. Terrific service. I liked the price fixed 4 course meal. Amazing food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Easily one of the best dining experiences. Amazing service, delicious food and incredibly romantic setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of the best and innovative restaurants in the valley!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing dinner ! Amazing drinks! Waitstaff was outstanding!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was an absolute favorite dinner of all times! Food, service, setting all were amazing!
Sam was our delightful, fun, polished yet friendly server...We would request him on our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely Great as we have come to expect in our many times as repeat customers!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of the most delicious, romantic meals I've ever experienced!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautiful surroundings, excellent service, delicious food, and kind acknowledgment of our birthday/anniversary celebration. Expensive, but you get your money's worth.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very classy with impeccable service, food and ambiance

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was great. Portions were appropriately sized for a 4 course meal, with more than just a bite or two, but not so much that you feel stuffed. AMAZING service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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