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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!

6934 E. 1st Ave.
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:
NW 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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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (145)
Special Occasion (129)
Good for Anniversaries (118)
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Good for a Date (104)
Great for Outdoor Dining (101)
Creative Cuisine (95)
Fit for Foodies (83)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Cozy (65)
Notable Wine List (65)
Quiet Conversation (63)
Local Ingredients (54)
Worth the Drive (53)
Tasting Menu (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Authentic (30)
Seasonal (18)
Healthy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (15)
Scenic View (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Fun (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (10)
Organic (8)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 15 hours ago

Everything from the atmosphere to the food was perfect!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was terrific! Our waiter John was great at explaining the cuisine and answered all our questions. The food was exceptional! The four course menu was well thought out and offered very good choices. The Sea Bass and Duck were really flavorful and well prepared.
Looking forward to the opening of their new place across the street.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

This place is ridiculous. Everyone should eat here at least once. Incredible service, interesting and creative menus, wonderful cocktails and really the most delightful ambience. Chris was our server and took such good care of us, but everyone we encountered was just as pleasant and professional as Chris. We can’t wait to return on our next trip to Phoenix.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always. They were accommodating in changing our interior table to their charming patio. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Impeccable service, fantastic food in a very romantic setting. A perfect setting for our anniversary. Thank you Sam and all the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Monarch Cafe:
Attentive valet service,
Pleasant greeting at reception,
Beautiful outdoor table for two,
Soft music
Attentive well dressed black& white attire
helpful service by all.
Food price fix: 4 course each flavorful, perfect amount,
Perfect espresso machiato,
Atmosphere dim lights and lots of candles
Palm trees, vines
Sommelier : Sam, Pinot noir recommendation and service great!
5stars!
Came to Phoenix by way of Las Vegas after experiencing some great restaurants. Café Monarch rivals them!
Thank you,
Mike & Lynn Guerriero

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were great. Request a table in the garden

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Cafe Monarch the other night. I can't say enough good things! Our waiter Chris was very personable as well as knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The menu offered a good variety of locally sourced ingredients, and each course was delicious. We loved the cozy, romantic ambiance on the patio, as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Monarch never fails to impress. The food, service and atmosphere are top notch. I can highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing by Sam the sommelier. It has consistently been the best dining experience I’ve had in Phoenix.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Reviews were great, the experience is even better
Distinct flavors, balanced texture, great taste

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The dinner was amazing - atmosphere, service and ending with the food.
EVERYTHING that our group ordered was fantastic- soups, salad and entrée (pork chop, Bolognese, sea bass) Desert was also wonderful.
The place is unique- music right volume. See website for pics.
I eat out several times a week and I have never had a better experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice dinner, excellent service. We would go back again!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

fantastic all around. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I usually get to Cafe Monarch once a year, and it is something I very much look forward to. the ambience, the food and the service are second to none. I am astounded by the wait staffs knowledge of wine and food and pairings of the two. It truly is an amazing experience.

Ryan

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Most amazing ambience ever. Most of the food was amazing. The only champagne snivel I have is the wines are marked up 3X. Over 2X always seems like a gouge to me.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was delicious with beautiful presentation. The ambiance is gorgeous and comfortable. The service was top notch! We will definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Vegan
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had such a wonderful meal. Brought out of town guests and they were very impressed with the ambiance and the food. My husband couldn't decide between two entrees and the waiter was so awesome that he brought us one to share at the table on the house. It was excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

this is now my husbands and my favorite restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a superior restaurant. Consistently excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We truly enjoyed everything about our visit to Monarch cafe. The food was incredible. Each dish was better than the lasr. Service was impeccable - Chris and his coworkers paid attention to every detail. And the atmosphere is second to none. A truly excellent restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I felt like we had been transported to a romantic outdoor restaurant in Italy! Truly a spectacular evening!!!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant is the best in the area and every aspect - staff, service, food, wine, ambience - brings elegance to the Valley.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This restaurant completely lived up to its claim as one of the most romantic restaurant atmospheres I've ever been to.

We had a great table tucked away in the corner. Very, very quiet. Unfortunately just in the window next to us was the Waiters' station. They spent a lot of time talking to each other, telling jokes and laughing. All the while, our cocktails went empty, or even unordered and the food was slow. My date commented on the food being cold. Cauliflower soup was awesome.

We were there for about 15 minutes before we saw a server. I started to get impatient (and thirsty) and, just as I was about to get up, our server showed up. The drinks took another 10 minutes to arrive. Mine went empty twice until I asked for another.

My date asked for her favorite wine, which they only had by the bottle. I said that was fine, but he decided to talk her into a wine by the glass. She did not like it, so I told him to bring the bottle and sent the glass back with my thanks. Yet he actually put that glass on the bill! Just tacky.

Our salads came out so drenched in dressing that they were inedible. I sent them back. When they were replaced, I was still unable to eat mine because it was still drenched. I took two bites and set it aside. The small piece of sausage that came with the salad was awesome.

No one asked why I didn't eat it, just cleared the plate, as the other course was coming out. There was zero interest in ensuring my satisfaction or asking if there was a problem.

As we ordered, the server and I discussed the Sea Bass. When he mentioned the duck, I jumped on it and he said that was his favorite yada yada...

What came out? Sea Bass. I had to force the server take my date's meal back to keep it warm while we awaited mine.

Some of the food was great, especially the lamb lollipop.

$430 for two inc tip. Very poor attention to detail. Go to the bar for the ambience. Go somewhere else for food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had an wonderful dinner last night. The lobster ravioli was amazing as was the sea bass. I do not normally order sirloin tips, but Richard recommended them and they blew me away. Delicious! The staff was very attentive and well informed. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was heavily over salted and lacked finess

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We eat out a lot! That being said, I think this is the best restaurant in the Phoenix metro area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

An exceptional experience. Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. The food was wonderful and the wine choices unique. Although a small menu, it offered a superb choice of entrees. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our meal at least ties for the best we’ve ever had. The ambience is excellent. The service is spectacular. The cocktails are creative and superbly crafted. The food was marvelously prepared. Did I say it’s at least tied for the best meal we’ve ever eaten? Yes, I did - because it was.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything from the four course dinner was so flavorful and outstanding! All of the staff, including our waiter, were awesome. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are new to the area and have been trying out new restaurants weekly. We were extremely pleased with our experience at Cafe Monarch. The atmosphere is incredibly charming, service is exceptional (highly professional waitstaff), and impressively handcrafted menu items. We will certainly be return customers. In fact, we’ll be booking Cafe Monarch for my husband’s office Christmas dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Other than the waiter being a bit over the top, the place is magical.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience. Professional service, great wine list and super food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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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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vip
 (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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