Cafe Monarch

4.9
4934 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4934 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaulB
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience as always. The food and service is superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we’ve ever had and it isn’t even close. The staff/service was immaculate and the food was even better. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipBeverleyB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have visited here but definitely won’t be the last! An amazing evening with some friends celebrating my husbands birthday. Food hands down the best we’ve had in the 6 years we have lived in Arizona - rack of lamb was so good - and service was second to none. All the staff so attentive and polite. Agreed, it is not a cheap night out, but in this case you definitely get what you pay for. Perfect for a special occasion- roll on my birthday! 😁

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vipMarkymark
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistantly incredible. Cafe Monarch will likely be the first to earn Michilin Stars in this state.

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jimk
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was beautiful, the service was outstanding and the food was better than expected. Overall it was a great experience.

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vipCousteau
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here for every special occasion as well as when we just want to treat ourselves and
have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and a wonderful location to celebrate a special event. We will definitely be coming back.

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Steve
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch was a total treat. The entire Crew made us feel special and took great care of us. The food was fantastic. You could tell the Chef and Staff have a passion for exceptionally fine dishes that you just will not find at other restaurants. We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience and look forward to our next visit.

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EricS
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true GEM! Absolutely amazing fine dining!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant surroundings and enjoyable dining, with great service to top it off. Fantastic welcome at the door, all the way to being seated. Thanks so much for a great evening. The little gift was a nice touch.

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SherriL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary last night. We had a fabulous time. Sam and the rest of the staff were wonderful and treated us like treasured family. We are grateful and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and wanting to make for a favorable experience. Food presentations, taste, and decor very pleasant.

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vipDKP12
London
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience

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ElizabethM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal. We loved everything about our time at Cafe Monarch. Perfectly romantic for our anniversary dinner

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EricC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and wait staff were amazing the food left a bit to be desired nothing that blew me away...

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vipmrh1
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably as fine a restaurant we’ve ever been to. Its culinary excellence at the highest level.

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Nothappy0818
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Service, food and ambiance were outstanding. A wonderful evening and a fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Had an amazing experience. Great tasty food, great service and loved the mescal drink! Can’t wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary dinner here last night and it was one of the best meals we’ve had in years and top 3 meals ever. The menu changes about every 2-3 weeks and every server is at least a level 1 Somalia. Incredible service and the best romantic atmosphere. Definitely recommend sitting outside in the garden patio. We went in early June and it was still perfectly cool with the misters going in the area. A must go to for a special occasion!!

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vipMBbt
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!

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vipRWDiner
Phoenix
118 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monarch continues to be the best restaurant in Arizona and among the best I've ever been to anywhere. Every course is perfect - every item of stemware, silverware, plates match the food and wine/cocktails. The pork belly preparation on the current menu may be the best plate of food ever placed before me. Thank you to every staff member who makes this place special!

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vipmike
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a celebration! The cocktails. Staff, and food was fantastic. Compliments to the Chef for a fabulous pairing and exquisite presentation.

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CathyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasion. 90 page wine list. Very interesting menu. Beautiful decor & great service. Expensive but worth it !

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Rock
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my experience at Cafe Monarch. Booked a table for my wife's birthday and it was definitely worth it. The food was amazing, they have great wine selection and the service is the best. Everyone were so friendly, took the the time to explain the dish and help select wine. 4 course meal was perfect. Its a fine dining so the price is justified but the service was commendable. I will definitely recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! Cauliflower soup is amazing, service is impeccable

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vipDeborah
Tucson
52 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch continues to be THE best restaurant in Arizona. They always provide perfect service, great attention to detail, and an inspired meal They do EVERYTHING to perfection. The new chef has fabulous new creations, and a new twist on menu items which have been on the menu before.

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LindseyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special experience. The romantic atmosphere, kind and thoughtful staff, and incredible food was something we will never forget. Our server, Sam, was excellent. Can’t think of a better place to celebrate a special occasion.

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KarenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food ! Just the right amount of fancy foe a celebration!

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vipvincerisi
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent premium experience.. Recommend it for a celebration!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Cafe Monarch was perfect from start to finish. The quality of food and drink, service, and ambiance were all outstanding. Kyle made us feel valued, welcomed, and special. One of the best if not the best meal we have had in our entire lives!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, service and food.

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MichaelM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, but for the reputation of the establishment and the cost we had multiple pieces of meat under or over cooked. Wine pairing was only adequate and the pours were small. I would skip it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly, the best dining experience of my life. I look forward to returning every time I visit this city.

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vipStacyR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the BEST food I've ever had!! The flavors and presentations were simply amazing!! I highly recommend Cafe Monarch! Enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an exquisite culinary experience. the ambiance, attention, and heightened level of service made the evening extra special. the was love in every bite. nothing like this place compares.

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vipLLee
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at many fine dining establishments all over the world, and Cafe Monarch may be my new number one! Why? From the moment you step onto the property, you are greeted with gorgeous candles, hundreds it seems, a grand home, and an outdoor dining garden complete with candles, waterfalls, and chandeliers! The ambience is very romantic, both inside and out.
Next the service! Our waiter was outstanding and knowledgeable. He led us through the tasting menu, paired our wine, and educated us on some of his favorite wines and some of the techniques used to make the wines so delicious!
The food is beautiful, detailed, and delicious. We were even brought a few selections, not on the menu, for us to experience as well. A nice and unexpected complimentary touch!
The price is not for the faint of heart, but given the service and the ambient surroundings, the amount paid was well worth it! I highly, highly recommend this restaurant. It will be an experience you will forever remember!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect romantic spot or fine dining experience. Great drinks, wine list, and food selection. Service was outstanding, really great people and with extensive knowledge.

FAQs

Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 4934 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Monarch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=a551d709.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.