Cafe Monarch

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3910 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named in 2018 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. This ensures that they are ably suited to help you select the ideal vintage from the vast selection of spectacular and unique wines from across the globe.

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JoeW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience. With the smaller portions I felt I might still be hungry after desert. As it was, after the fourth course, I could not even force myself to have desert. I was looking forward to the rum cake and gelato. Never did get to taste it. Perhaps next time.
I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Had a great time with my girlfriend.

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NancyAZ
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Monarch and was an evening to remember. Celebrated my husband’s birthday. Sat outside with tables separated nicely and misters. The food was over the top. Definitely a ‘fine dining’ experience.

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vipShandyC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (EVERY BITE). Excellent service! I'm back at work after the long weekend today, and have already recommended Cafe Monarch to multiple people.

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Averill33
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first class as advertised. Staff was helpful and knew the menu inside and out. Would definitely recommend and return!

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TrentS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Among the best restaurant i ve ever been to! So romantic, worth every penny

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary!

CH
vipChadH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Arizona gem!!

KF
KarenF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This venue really lives up to its reputation. The food and service were exceptional. I cant wait to go back.

MS
vipMonaS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is brilliant, the service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable.

DB
DavidB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening for our first night out after the virus.

JK
JamieK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service never fails! Always excellent and creative presentation and quality culminate in fabulous taste. The staff is wonderful!!

PK
vipPhyllisK
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy to return to our fav place.
Staff welcoming as always. Great food.
Food was slow being served- probably just getting back in the normal swing with new safety measures.

JR
JeanneR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very awesome experience. Kyle was our waiter and he was excellent. Food was special and atmosphere elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment their valet opened my car door for me to step out, to our last bite of dessert, Cafe Monarch proved to be one of Scottsdale’s all time best restaurant experiences. Our 4-course meal was exceptional and the flavor profiles of each dish spoke for themselves. Some of our favorites were the cauliflower purée soup, salmon, lamb, and passion fruit mousse! Our server and the Cafe Monarch team were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and illuminated class. Additionally, the ambience was magically romantic and relaxing with the various lit lanterns, foliage, and flowers surrounding us as we dined. Thank you, Cafe Monarch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing experience, food, wine and service! This restaurant will be our regular date night destination!

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DannyW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first meal on our honeymoon...amazing food, wine pairings, and customer service. Our sommelier Wesam was especially attentive and passionate about his wine pairings!

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vipSthelenagal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff was exceptional! I will definitely come back next time I’m in Scottsdale. Food was amazing and great cocktails too. Highly recommend!!!

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vipJames
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We were a little surprised that Cafe Monarch was operating in a "business as usual" fashion after the reopening. No one visible to customers was wearing masks or gloves, the tables were set up as before (with every table in use on the patio), and even valet parking was in use. The only difference that we could see is that we were handed a paper menu.

In the midst of the pandemic we expected more. The food and service was as good as ever, but we were left a little uneasy by the restaurant's approach to the current situation.

MP
MelindaP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special safe environment to relax and forget the outside world

RL
RohnnL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first night out after the shutdown and it was a great choice. The food, ambience and service were all superb. The wine pairing added to the enjoyment of the experience, and our waiter had charisma to burn, along with a great sense of humor. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, satisfying experience.

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vipLafree
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten in many amazing restaurants while traveling abroad, this by far was one of the BEST. Everything was perfect: the ambiance, the quiet patio, the food presentation, and our server Robert was simply fantastic. We loved hearing about our food and wine pairings from someone who was not only very knowledgeable but clearly enjoyed the service he provided! Just Wonderful! Thank you for making our wedding anniversary celebration so special. We will be back!

KA
vipKevinA
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monarch never disappoints!! It's one of the very best date nights in all of the valley. The impeccable service rivals the impeccable food and we will keep going back as long as it does!

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Foodie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary delights in all of the southwest.. Bravo. Can't wait to go back!

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vipLaurenK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most romantic restaurant with excellent service and food that anyone could possibly want. The restaurant closed (Governor stay at home order) days before our last reservation where my boyfriend was going to propose. He proposed anyway at a stay-at-home dinner with take out and we celebrated our engagement last night. We absolutely love this restaurant and have never been disappointed. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A phenomenal restaurant top to bottom

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner as always - my special spot

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Crystal
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was without our most decadent dining experience ever! Every detail at Cafe Monarch is executed perfectly. Our waiter and servers were so friendly and attentive without feeling smothered. Every course was a piece of art and tasted divine. This is definitely a restaurant you want to save for a special occasion but absolutely worth the price! We have dined all over the world and Cafe Monarch is at the top of our best list!’

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vipcupcake
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great variety, fantastic service!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!!

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vipAlegna
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Dishes were all delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was soooo nice to not see masks. Food and service was amazing.

LK
vipLindsayK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant so much! The food is always incredible, the atmosphere is so romantic and the servers are always so knowledgeable and friendly! One of our favorite restaurants for sure!

DS
vipDScott
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IF you've never been GO! There are so few restaurants any more where you can have a conversation without yelling across the table. Sitting in a magical setting, you might even feel like you are in another country!! Dining al fresco was perfect, the outdoor patio is wonderful. The indoor dining area is a bit more formal but with Arizona weather why not dine al fresco if you can? Every detail is top notch, the servers are first class and the food is divine. Once again a bit pricey but worth it, maybe share an entry? Definitely the restaurant you should make the effort to dress up! Quaint lobby bar, best part the always seat you right away verses encouraging you to hang in the bar and spend money on drinks which is pretty much the way it is in every other high end restaurant you go to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Most beautiful if not the most beautiful restaurant in Scottsdale. Top Notch cuisine with service to match, all servers are not only attentive, but extremely knowledgeable about the menu and where the food itself is sourced. Stepping through the gate it was pure elegance and class all the way.

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CarlaE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner Friday night was the best dining experience we have ever had! The food was perfection, the service spectacular, the setting romantic. It made for a wonderful anniversary celebration.

JK
vipJosephK
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a perfect evening. Incredible service. A wonderful dining experience.

NB
NikB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as usual! We'll be back for more soon and again after that. John was an amazing server who made sure we understood what we wanted especially when it came to making our wine selections. Glad you guys are back to operations after the shut down was over, we missed you guys!

CW
ChuckW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Experience .. Food was excellent! Caelen did a marvelous job. Would highly recommend !

FAQs

Cafe Monarch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 970-7682.

Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 3910 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.