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
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Cafe Monarch was the perfect restaurant for celebrating our anniversary. The ambiance, food and service were superb. We felt very pampered and we highly recommend this spot for a romantic dinner.
An incredible experience from start to finish. Ate outside on the patio under misters, so the temperature was fine. Four course meal was close to perfection, highlighted by our sea bass and frutti de mare entrees. Service was absolutely spot on, without be obtrusive. Great wine list. The restaurant on the inside was also gorgeous. Prices are not for the faint of heart, but you definitely get what you pay for. Cheers to Cafe Monarch
Excellent service and ambience. The food and wine were perfect.
Our service was "slow" at first, but great the rest of our evening experience. Perhaps it was because we arrived early? Anyway, the evening was wonderful, the cuisine amazing, right down to the valet, everything was lovely. Our car magically appeared from another parking area as we left the restaurant. Very impressive.
Amazing restaurant! The food, service and ambiance is excellent. I am visiting from San Diego and will definitely recommend this restaurant.
My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining at most of the best restaurants available in the US and abroad. Cafe Monarch is at or near the very top. As rated above there is nary a single thing that we would change from the absolutely beautiful decor to the outstanding service. The food was superb in every way for each and every morsel. We could not have been more impressed, an evening to remember.
I can's say enough about the team at cafe Monarch. The food, the service , the warmth and the welcome we were given was the best, bar none. I particular, Andrew in the bar and Wesam the Sommelier were just great and made us feel special and at home. We loved the menu and the food as well of course, and we enjoyed a very special 45th wedding anniversary celebration. Thanks so much!
Our waiter, Sam, was truly outstanding. He was extremely attentive without being cloying, and incredibly knowledgeable about the wines available. Thanks, Sam!!
This IS the best! DO NOT miss the place! Five Stars plus!!
Cafe Monarch was outstanding. The food and service was beyond expectations. They dealt with some dietary issues beautifully, and made our dining experience even better then we anticipated. A lovely evening in every way.
Where do I begin?! Everything was cooked to perfection. Each course was perfectly spaced out and allowed us time to have conversation, order excellent drinks, and take it all in. The venue was beautiful, and the wait staff was topnotch. I especially appreciated that each course contained a variety of textures and flavors that paired perfectly with one another. Accommodations were made, as necessary, which surprised me, with such a set menu. We will definitely be returning each time we make a trip to the Scottsdale area. Definitely make sure you reserve ahead of time as seated is limited. We visited during the "off" season and it was a full house.
This was our 4th time enjoying the wonderful cuisine of Cafe Monarch. We were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty. The flavors are unlike anything else in town and the service is top notch. The staff makes you feel so warmly welcomed and it's not at all a fussy environment. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the courses but the pineapple gazpacho with the rock shrimp really stood out for its unique flavor combination. Thank you chef and everyone at Cafe Monarch for making our evening so special!
Be prepared! This restaurant offers a 4 course meal. Every selection was delectable and our final entree was delicious. We didn't have any room for dessert however! Staff is friendly. Sit outside if you can!
Excellent food, service, wine, and more! Thank you Christian for a fantastic birthday!
We have been to Cafe Monarch many times and it is always outstanding. I made my reservations 2 months in advance (party of 4) and when I arrived they seated us on the patio. I did not request outside seating nor was I told in advance we would be seated outside. It was 102 degrees this day and we arrived at 6 pm. This kinda ruined our experience, we were sweating for the first hour and a half, no fun. I asked to be moved inside but was told I would have to wait 2 hours to do so. My suggestion is that they let people know in advance they will be seated outside so they can make the decision to do so. We almost got up and went to Mastro' where we could be seated inside in the summer time. Also, the trio main course portions were much smaller than when I had it a few months back, not sure what happened this night. This rest of the food, desert and drinks were amazing as usual. We were also told by the one who seated us that there is no guarantee where you will be seated, inside or out. She also said making a request to be seated inside was no guarantee. That being the case, we will only go during good weather from now on.
The food and service are both great it’s a little pricey but considering that was you get 4 -5 courses it’s not
Pricy but exquisite.
Great food, excellent and knowledgable staff.
Great authentic fine dinning restaurant for the rich and famous.
The food, ambiance and service were excellent. Each course was excellent and portions were all well done ant he size was perfect.
This place was amazing! Exceptional food and the service was really top-notch
Spectacular! The best it’s ever been. Monarch you never disappoint. By far the best dinner in Scottsdale.
Absolutely amazing experience!!
Simply the best dining experience in Phoenix. If you need to do vegan or vegetarian, they can easily accommodate you.
Wow! This restaurant did not disappoint. The place is absolutely lovely. Opted to sit outside which they were amazed because it was 105 (we are from DC and experience the humidity and the heat). We had the whole patio to ourselves. They put the misters on and we were very comfortable. Our waiter, Noah, was excellent. A waiter can enhance the meal/experience and he did. He was personable, efficient and so nice. My daughter and I ordered the tasting men. I paired my tastings with a cocktail and two glasses of wine. Every dish was excellent. It was literally on of the best meals I have had. Would highly recommend it if you are in town. Worth every penny.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cafe Monarch. It was our first time dining there in the new location. We were seated inside. The interior is lovely, but I guess we are still partial to the old location. The new interior seems to lack some of the warmth and ambience that the other site had. But the food and service is still outstanding! It was fun to have the same waiter that we’ve had on previous occasions. His service was exceptional, as usual. We will definitely be back. Cafe Monarch is our go-to place for all our special occasion celebrations!
Totally enjoyable, we are anxious to return and appreciated the outstanding politeness of the staff.
Been here many times and every time is an experience to remember. The food is exquisite, the service is flawless and the ambiance is romantic. We leave full, happy and feeling like we are kings and queens! Vegan friendly!!!
Loved the color scheme and decor. Fresh flowers on table are a lovely touch. Wait
Service is impeccable.
Will return again and again!
Amazing food. Everything was perfect.
Anyone that has not had a chance to dine at Cafe Monarch needs to go! The service is impeccable, the food is extraordinary and the ambiance is great.
It’s a wonderful night out. Culinary excellence combined with great service. No one is going to leave and not think about when they can come back
We were celebrating our 25th year Anniversary and we had the experience of a life time! The patio was beautiful and romantic!
The four course menu was very flavorful! I particularly liked the yellow tomatoes gazpacho, the tuna tartare and the foie gras.
The food was incredible, the drinks were amazing, and the wait staff was impeccable! Such a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary! We felt special!!
This was our first visit to their new location. While I do miss the romantic garden setting, last night was wonderful. Sam directed our service and he was perfect. Every morsel was delicious. I would not change a thing.
Food unbelievable, the service was fantastic. The manager was so nice and polite told us about the food, Arizona, etc, just a wealth of knowledge and couldn't be any friendlier and professional.
One of our best dinning experiences ever, I definite must for anyone in or traveling to the Scottsdale / Phoenix area!!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here after finding Cafe Monarch in a search for "Romantic Restaurant Phoenix." I saw one rating that named it "the most romantic restaurant in the U.S." Having eaten there, I can't argue with that review. Sam and team made it the most enjoyable dining experience we've ever had.
Great time. The most knowledgeable wait staff I’ve ever had in a fine donning establishment. Will go back soon.