Café Monarch

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2501 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Café Monarch, in Old Town Scottsdale, is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering a elegant, fine dining setting for your birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or extravagant night out. The four-course menu is altered weekly and features local, organic, sustainable and premium ingredients.

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.

For larger reservations or private events, please contact 480-970-7682 ext. 2
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(480) 970-7682
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Gus Lewkowicz
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Cross street
SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD
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Parking details
On site parking
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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Everything from the food to the enviroment was great. Beautiful place for a specia occasion.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. Highly recommend.

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SI
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food quality and presentation was great. Some small service issues - no steak knife was provided to my wife with her beef tenderloin order, therefore my wife had to wait a couple of minutes before we could eat. Servers bumped into my chair a number of times because the outdoor seating created very narrow aisles. Servers presented the wrong course choice a couple of times to my wife and I, which we just easily switched with each other. These are minor service items, but I feel need to be worked on in order to improve the experience.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Everything was absolutely wonderful

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were told this was the best restaurant in this area. Quite disappointed. The food was average at best. At least compared to the usual places we dine.

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience from beginning to end. The staff is incredible and the food is spectacular! Beautiful ambiance for a very special occasion.

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Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the finest retardants in Phoenix. Wonderful ambiance with excellent service and outstanding cuisine....but with a price tag. Be prepared to spend at least $150 per person.

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JK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food portions too small. Patrons should be called by last names not informally.

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RG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about cafe monarch. Will be back!!

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my love with a special evening at cafe monarch to celebrate his birthday. Everything was beyond my expectations. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and the service was beyond amazing. It is quite a ways outside of our normal price range but was well worth every penny.

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j
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We think this restaurant is amazing and will go back again and again

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L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. From the service to the food everything was exceptional. Richard was our server and outstanding as was the sommelier Sam.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four course meal. Each course was delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. Fixed price based on entree chosen.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, on par with the best restaurants in LA and NYC. By far the best spot in Scottsdale for fine dining.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely divine in every way!

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GM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a tremendous experience! This is hands down the BEST restaurant in Scottsdale, and that's saying something! have been wanting to go there for years and SO glad we finally did. Everything is impeccably done; greeting, servers, food wine/cocktails...everything! The only warning I can give is you are there for the long haul (3+ hours for us) so if you're in a hurry for a quick bite, this wouldn't be the place for you. Really though, you owe it to yourself to experience it at least once. I know we'll be back!

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l
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed by All from the moment we arrived. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the dishes on the menu. We all enjoyed our meals, over-the-top tasty! The service was impeccable-napkins folded when we stepped away from the table, water glasses always full, etc. Loved the whole ambiance of the restaurant. Upon leaving the chef thanked us for coming as did all the wait staff. It is a special occasion restaurant, our 46th anniversary this time, and we look forward to celebrating another special event!

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AT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu allows a variety of tasting options and had exceptional presentation of the various items to add to the experience

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Birmingham
74 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third trip to Phoenix and our third time to this fabulous restaurant!! Everything is as it should be!! The staff is amazing, the ambiance is breathtaking and the food is the best you’ve ever had!! Cafe Monarch sets the bar, period. We even went back on our last night in Phoenix to eat there one more time and try something else. We ate on the romantic patio and it was a little piece of heaven.

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JG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a special occasion. Food is awesome, Service is Awesome.

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TM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our sommelier was very good.
Wait staff knowledgeable and very pleasant.
Food was very good, one dish a little under seasoned.
Atmosphere is as advertised.
Would return.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to celebrate my wife's 52 nd birthday in style and we were not dissappointed. Fabulous culinary experience with a wine list to match. Would recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like royalty. A perfect birthday celebration!

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GL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most incredible experience we have had. From the ambiance, to the staff, to the incredible cuisine. This place was definitely one of the most special places we have ever been. We were so well taken care of and we will certainly be back!

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary. We will likely make this an annual celebratory spot. The service, food, ambiance was incredible. Do the wine pairing! When you’re getting dessert, try the guarijillo ( taste like ice coffee but 10x better). Even the valet saw us trying to take a picture and ran across the street to do it for us and get our ticket. Overall great experience and will be telling all our friends!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service beyond expectation...Richard was a true professional. Food was flawless and delicious. Extensive wine list.

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PO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monarch never fails to impress!! Another fabulous evening - every detail was very mindful and thoughtfully executed. Our waiter, Chris, did a fabulous job in ensuring that everything we never thought of to ask was taken care of.

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AZ
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were afraid as this restaurant received so much notoriety that it would lose its edge as a great place to eat. It actually is getting better. IMO, best restaurant in the Phoenix area.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with excellent food and even better service. The restaurant was perfect for our business dinner - the restaurant wasn't too loud for us to speak across the table. It was perfect!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Cafe Monarch was extraordinary. The food, experience, and atmosphere were perfect. Sam (our waiter) was exceptional in every way!!!! Thank you for making our anniversary perfect.

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k
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my son’s twenty first birthday this time at Cafe Monarch and it was amazing as always.
All four corses were delicious creative and a treat for the pallet. Dessert was equally delicious.
The service is attentive without being oppressive or intrusive.
The atmosphere is elegant and dining here transports us to Europe every time !!!

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S
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Outstanding in every way!!! Would go back again and again for any special occasion! We felt very taken care of...the food was sublime as was the wine and service. The ambiance was particularly beautiful as well. It made a special occasion even more so! Thanks to all the staff for their professional and caring service!

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Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food... as always! Beautiful restaurant. Looking forward to it's new restaurant just across the street.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner. Every dish was outstanding and delicious and prepared beautifully

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DF
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, to complement an incredible meal. Recommend the lamb.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, gracious staff, delicious tasty, food

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Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an experience! The food and service were top notch! We will be back!

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food experience you could ask for—all around.

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary but have eaten there before and always enjoyed very much

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San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been some time since I dined at Cafe Monarch-the restaurant was a Ross the street. We were greeted by a lovely fountain and a very different look and feel than the original. Absolutely stunning. Professional and attentive staff. The salmon crudo was my favorite. Although I enjoyed my filet ... I wouldn’t get it again. That’s what Steak 44 or City Hall is for... My husband had the lamb and was wonderful. A surprise dessert came at the end to help celebrate my birthday-very nice. It isn’t every day dining - and intimidating for a first date. Special occasion only

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