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Cafe Monarch, Scottsdale, AZ

Cafe Monarch

4.9
4.9
6463 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, Hoodies, Shorts or Sandals. ***Children 10 and up only.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (480) 970-7682

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gus Lewkowicz

  • Private party facilities

    Host your special event, private function or business dinner in one of America’s Top 25 Best Restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Lewkowicz: (480) 970-7682

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentines Dinner 2023

    $195.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Thank you for choosing Cafe Monarch and choosing to join us for a 5-course dinner to celebrate Valentine's! The menu will be published on our website very soon. $195/person for 5 courses including a champagne reception. We look forward to serving you!
  • DAOU | Patrimony Wine Dinner

    $625.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 22, 2023 only
    Enjoy a 7 course dinner paired with wines from DAOU and Patrimony!

What 6,463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Overall

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Food

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Service

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Best Value

  • Scottsdale

    Great for fine wines

  • Scottsdale

    Romantic

  • Scottsdale

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch is a wonderful spot to enjoy a delicious meal! The food is fresh and flavorful, with an extensive menu that offers something for everyone. The service is excellent, and the atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. Overall, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and have a wonderful time. Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and service you will experience!
  3. r

    rachel

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I’ve been to cafe monarch many times and it’s always such a treat. Service, ambiance, and the overall dining experience is usually executed to perfection, but we left feeling very underwhelmed by the food. We were excited for the new menu roll out, but I think there may be some kinks to iron out. Hoping this is an “one off” experience because we look forward to coming back in the near future.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner celebrating a birthday. Every dish we tried was amazing and the chef was able to accommodate an allergy with some minor modifications to the great options on the menu. The staff was also incredibly friendly and helpful making it a memorable experience for us both.
  5. L

    Loves2graze

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch is a very special place. The atmosphere is magical. We have only dined on the patio, primarily because of the potential noise level inside. The ambiance inside is equally magical. The staff is amazing, from the time you walk in the door. The food is gourmet. My experience this time left me delighting in a couple of the courses, and neutral on a couple. The quality is spectacular, so perhaps mostly related to personal taste preferences. I was disappointed in how expensive a glass of wine is. Would recommend this to any friend who can afford it. While pricey, it is still a very unique and wonderful experience.
  6. CP

    CrystalP

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I celebrated his 58th birthday at Cafe Monarch. The customer service, atmosphere and food were exemplary 🥰
  7. RG

    RaulG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food with stellar service. Looking forward to visiting again!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for birthday celebration it was great experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Lothian

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drew was an amazing waiter! Great experience. Food was unbelievable as was the service. All around wonderful time. Will be back again!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PHENOMENAL. Truly phenomenal. We had the eight course menu. The food was wonderfully presented and balanced beautifully. Each dish brought something unique and was great in its own way. The wagyu, cauliflower soup, Argentinian shrimp, and lamb rack was cooked stupendously. Definitely coming back here again to celebrate our next anniversary. Extra points for a stunning atmosphere and beautiful lighting juxtaposed by the red hues all around in the patio.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch is the perfect place if you view food as an art form. Top to bottom this place is stunning. Our server Kyle went above and beyond throughout our entire service and helped us navigate the menu thoroughly as well as guide us with excellent suggestions. The attention to detail doesn’t go unnoticed here either, our food runner Nick described each course in great detail and made sure the beauty of each dish was captured by words. Chef Marcos greeted our table for dessert and thanked us for sharing the occasion with them and displayed the passion this place puts into every service. An exceptional place & I highly recommend.
  12. KS

    KurtS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From greeting to our departure, the staff was incredibly accommodating. The ambience and service were both amazing and I probably don't have the right words to describe the food. Every course was a step above the previous. Not to take anything away from the earlier courses, but the flavors built upon and complemented each previous portion. We look forward to returning to try the next change of menu.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch is always our goto special ocassion restaurant!! It is always superb!!
  14. SW

    SusieW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 58th anniversary and the evening could not have been more perfect! Beautiful restaurant with elegant ambience. Staff, food were all 5 star!
  15. T

    Tank

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding.
  16. CS

    CaptainSisko

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful dishes, and the service was flawless.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible in every way! What an incredible experience. I’ve traveled the world and Cafe Monarch is by far, the most amazing!!!! Outstanding!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and ambience Delicious food and wine Fantastic waiter and service Wonderful anniversary
  19. MO

    MeganO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 30th Anniversary and had a fabulous experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding experience. Everything from the wine to the ambiance and everything in between was 5 star. Highly recommended to anyone for a special occasion.
  21. K

    Kurtism

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Cafe Monarch- tried in past but couldn’t attend. We were early so we stopped by the Reserve restaurant to check it out. The hostess there was fantastic in showing us around that restaurant and giving us the history of it - and then signing us in at the Monarch from the Reserve and then walking us across the street to the Monarch- impressive👍 The service at Monarch was impeccable with having about 5 staff assisting us with wine recommendations etc (he actually went to the other restaurant across the street and brought a selection back that wasn’t on Monarch wine list. Chris our server was fantastic in guiding us thru the menu and making recommendations. We went with the Duck and also the Filet. All the first courses were terrific (the shrimp was outstanding and our fav). The duck sauce was awesome😋.-and Chris brought me out extra👍. The duck was slightly rare for me in ordering medium but still wonderful. The filet was spot on👍 Our server assistant was also fantastic- always assisting at our table and very friendly too. Chris brought out an anniversary dessert w/ a sparkler on it which was cool and very much appreciated. Thanks to the entire staff at Monarch- our best dinner any where👏👏
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We’d been told about this experience by some friends. We ended up going very spontaneously because a reservation happened to be available within 30 minutes of us looking. This meant I made the red pretty quick and we drove straight there. I didn’t read the fine print on Open table where it said collared shirts are required. I’d suggest making that a pretty large note on the reservation. My husband was dressed nice it just didn’t have a collar. He wore the shirt under his. Once he got over that, the experience itself was wonderful. I tried caviar for the first time. It was wonderful. All the courses were wonderful as well as the drinks and desserts. We got a champagne toast and an anniversary dessert for our 6 year wedding anniversary. The waiter was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed having him bring us through the experience. The only other snag which is why I didn’t give 5 stars , is because while we were finishing our dessert, someone came up (I think a manager), and told us there were other reservations waiting. I felt very embarrassed that it seemed like we overstated our welcome. He offered a cocktail at the restaurant across the way. He’d said they have a 2 hour limit. I didn’t see that anywhere on the reservation. While the cocktail was a nice gesture, it really put a damper on a wonderful experience. We’d been ordering food and drinks the entire time we were there. It wasn’t like we just sat with waters and took up a table. I think if there really is a limit it should say that very large at the time of reservation. That way patrons could be mindful of time. When I told my friends who frequent Cafe Monarch, they said they’ve never heard about a time limit and stayed longer than 2 hours before. Anyway overall, it was worth the experience. Just men, wear a collared shirt and be mindful of the 2 hour limit!!
  23. ED

    EveD

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW!!! THE BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION!!! THE SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE!!! THE FOOD WAS MOUTHWATERING AND THE DRINKS WERE TOP NOTCH. ALL STAFF WERE AMAZING. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!!!
  24. J

    Jackie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once in a lifetime experience. Everything was unimagineably perfect.
  25. TB

    TimB

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a birthday dinner for my gal and arrived to a menu printed with her name and HB. Did the 8 course with pairing of wine. Yummy good with nice pacing of service. Delightful evening.
  26. T

    Texmex

    Phoenix

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Special linguine de mar wasn’t very tasty. Otherwise all great!
  27. B

    Beautiful

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredibly delicious, impeccable, and memorable experience. Stunning atmosphere with superb food. Definitely expensive. Expect to pay at least $200 per person.
  28. HS

    HeatherS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!! Unfortunately, it was raining so we did not get to enjoy the outdoor seating but it’s just a great excuse for us to return again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The menu was uninspiring and the food was ordinary.The presentation was nice. Having dined in fine dining restaurants in Los Angeles, New York and France, Cafe Monarch does not live up to those expectations.
  30. LZ

    LauraZ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch never disappoints. Everything was just perfect. Lex our waiter was fabulous. He went out of his way a number of times during dinner to make sure we had a great experience. The food was beautiful and filled with incredible flavors. Can not wait to return!!
  31. J

    Joan

    Phoenix

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Monarch is an amazing experience. It is what dining used to be...perfect service, beautiful ambiance and delicious creative food. It is the place to go for a special night out. They treated my birthday like a celebration.
  32. MA

    MartinA

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest tasting meals we have ever experienced. We never mind paying for such quality.
  33. FS

    FrankS

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  34. SM

    StacyM

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is spectacular. It’s beautiful atmosphere with attentive and friendly service and exceptional food and cocktails make it so special. Every time we visit the area we are sure to have dinner here because it’s always a special experience. It is a 4 course dinner that really does have something for everyone especially those with a sophisticated palate. Tips- You can eat at the bar ala carte. Also, arrive early and grab a cocktail at the bar because they make the most wonderful concoctions. Valet parking across the street makes it so easy to park. There is outside limited seating by a beautiful fountain.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Mediocre when expecting best.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends to CM to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was top-notch! Everything was perfect and wonderful. We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend for any special occasion.
  37. AZ

    AZAnne

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and cannot wait to return. Our experience was exceptional! We had dinner there a decade ago when they were in the location across the street. The new setting is like European elegance. Service was exceptional and the food exquisite --- every single bite! Highly recommend
  38. KA

    KentA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we have dined at the restaurant. It is clearly one of the best we have enjoyed. Excellent service, great menu and very personal staff make for a wonderful dinner!
  39. CP

    CoreyP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, service and food! Zach and Ethan are personable, knowledgeable and a delight. Compliments to the chef!
  40. MT

    MichelleT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing service and excellent food!

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Cafe Monarch is rated 4.9 stars by 6463 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Monarch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gus Lewkowicz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 970-7682

  • Private party facilities

    Host your special event, private function or business dinner in one of America’s Top 25 Best Restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Lewkowicz: (480) 970-7682

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