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Monarch, Dallas, TX

Monarch

4.7
4.7
273 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Monarch is a wood-fired, modern Italian restaurant serving handmade pasta, steaks, and grilled seafood. The overall approach to preparation is light, fresh and technique driven. Our generous staff and sultry atmosphere promise an unforgettable experience designed to be the ultimate expression of luxury dining in Dallas. Visit us online for additional reservation availability - www.monarchrestaurants.com

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 945-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    East Dallas

  • Cross street

    Akard St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 273 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for your very nice review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great service. Very attentive. They provided excellent selection suggestions. The ambience was invigorating not to mention the view. I will return very soon.

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for your compliments on our service and view. We happy your team's suggestions worked out so well, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The atmosphere and food is amazing. My complaint is when the waitress was bringing our cocktails, she spilt a empty cup of ice and part of my mix drink all over me. My sports coat and our table were soaked for the rest of the evening. They didn’t offer to change the table cloth. The staff just brought extra napkins to help soak up the table cloth. The food came out and it was amazing. The staff was extra attentive afterwards. Me and my wife aren’t ones to complain but most restaurants would at least comp my cocktail or even a dessert. They charged full price and we paid. Once again, everything else was amazing and my sports coat made it to the cleaners.

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for your very kind words regarding our food and atmosphere. But please accept our apologies for that accident with the ice and drink. Please message us here or at the email, we will message you with when you were in, your reservation name, and the best way for us to contact you. We like to apologize directly and see what we can do to make things right. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wa excellent food and service! We went there for our anniversary.

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for joining us for your anniversary! We love helping make special occasions like yours even more memorable, and we hope you will be back next time you want to celebrate!

  5. g

    gabriellac

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend said that this was the best meal he ever had! We went for my birthday and they made it so special for us. I would highly recommend Monarch for their food, service, and atmosphere!

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Gabriella, we are so happy to see you and your boyfriend enjoyed celebrating your birthday with us. Thank you for your compliments on our food, atmosphere, and service! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

  6. KA

    KateA

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    BEAUTIFUL environment with wonderful views. Drinks were fantastic! IMPECCABLE service! Food: BEST charred octopus we have ever had! Steak was overdone. Lasagne was an odd deconstructed version on the greasy side.

    MonarchResponded on January 22, 2023Kate, that's wonderful to know you loved our environment, drinks, service, and octopus. Thank you. Please accept our apologies if your steak and lasagna weren't what you had hoped. We wish we had known so we could have either made you new items or suggested others we think you would have loved. Hopefully, you will join us again soon for what we're sure will be a great experience in every way.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was nice

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023We're happy to hear you had a nice meal with us. Thank you!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food is hit or miss. Their lasagna and shrimp scampi ravioli are fantastic. The fish and filet left much to be desired. Same with desserts and cocktails. Also, their cocktails seem to have a sliding pricing scale. It’s not unusual to order a $20 rye and have them exchange it for a $35 rye without telling you until you get the bill. And I was served champagne in a red wine glass AND dessert port in a red wine glass, which I found strange.

    MonarchResponded on January 21, 2023We're happy to know you've enjoyed our lasanga and shrimp scampi ravioli, but please accept our apologies if everything was not perfect on this most recent visit. We always aim for consistant excellence for your entire experience, and we'd love to hear more details from you about your visit. Please look for a private message from us to continue this conversation and see what we can do to serve you again someday. Thank you.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second best meal I've ever had! Took a date here and we shared food. She had truffle risotto, oysters, and charred octopus. I had branzino, mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts. Best food I've had in a long long time. One small issue...the fish had bones in it. I bit into one, not expecting it, and it hurt my mouth. I was at a place that was so far above my normal spending level, I didn't know if it was a mistake by the kitchen or if it's assumed the diner should work around the bones in the fish with this presentation. I was too embarrassed to ask for clarification. Even with that, the food was one of the best food experiences I've ever had. Everything tasted amazing, and the views were great. Five stars.

    MonarchResponded on January 5, 2023That's wonderful to hear. Thank you for your compliments. Please accept our apologies if you found bones in your branzino. While the branzino is a whole fish that we debone, there inevitably will be some bones left in the fish. We'll keep our eye on it as best we can, and we hope you'll join us again soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Japanese A5 steak was the best steak we’ve ever had - and we eat a lot of good steak. The pasta was just fine, but everything else was exceptional and the service was outstanding. We will definitely go back.

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023That's very kind of you to say. Thank you for your visit and wonderful review! We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal, and we hope to see you back again someday in the near future!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating the holidays with dear friends! I had received a gift certificate and found the hotel, dining room and the view spectacular. Our server, James, was attentive, professional and friendly. I had the octopus as a starter and the halibut for dinner. Everything was perfectly prepared and seasoned to my liking. I am dairy free and gluten free and James made sure chef knew and accommodations were made. Our table was near the kitchen which wasn’t ideal but I didn’t request a window when making our reservation. Rookie mistake!!

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023We're so pleased to see you and your friends enjoy a holiday meal with us, and we greatly appreciate your wonderful review. We'll let James hear your compliments, and hopefully, you'll be back soon so we can make sure your table is as enjoyable as the food and service next time. Thank you!

  12. A

    Anabella

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Our experience it wasn't as we were expecting. We ordered pasta and the size of our portion was a joke. It was extremelly small and they even suggested we could share. They never offered parmesan cheese for the pasta. I was dissapointed.

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023Anabella, we are genuinely sorry to hear that we let you down during your recent experience. Please contact us at the email we will message you, as we'd like to apologize directly and see what we can do to earn a second chance to impress you. Thank you for the opportunity, and we hope to hear from you soon.

  13. AK

    AbeerK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    TLDR - Not worth the hype! The welcome experience was great at the hotel lobby. The restaurant vibe is good but nothing special for the price. Same thing can be said about the food - we ordered medium rare fillet and it came medium-well done so had to get that exchanged. For a primarily italian place, the short rib pasta was kind of disappointing in both taste and presentation. The drinks and desert were good and are the saving grace.

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023Abeer, thank you for your visit. Hopefully, we'll have the chance to serve you again soon so we can help you choose items you will love. And next time you are in, please ask for a manager so we can see that you have a great dining experience.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing date night experience! Very courteous, helpful and welcoming staff. Food was delectable. Great ambiance with amazing views of the Dallas skyline. I will definitely return. Thanks!

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023We are happy to see you and your date enjoyed our food, atmosphere, and service so much. Thank you! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

  15. R

    Rocky

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was decent not great. Gave server clear directions as to food order but wanted to do it his way - we sent the order back. We were asked whether we were celebrating an event which we were and we told the hostess - then nothing happened - ridiculous to ask and then not provide a benefit - such as a complimentary dessert. Overall very good but I won’t go out of my way to eat there again.

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023Hi Rocky. Thank you for joining us. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our food, but we apologize if our service missed the mark in any way. We look forward to having another chance to show you an outstanding dining experience. Next time you can make it in, please ask for a manager so we can make sure everything is fantastic for you.

  16. JE

    JamesE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and overall restaurant experience was outstanding.

    MonarchResponded on January 4, 2023Hi James, thank you for your compliments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  17. AS

    AlishaSt

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great, food was delicious. Slightly disappointed they didn't offer a complimentary dessert for the birthday we were celebrating considering - which was indicated when making the reservation. Also mislead by OpenTable saying the restaurant offers complimentary valet, which is incorrect - wound up being charged $10.
  18. L

    Leigh

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I was really excited to go to Monarch but was pretty disappointed in the food and the level of service. The atmosphere was outstanding though and the salads were awesome. Everything else just okay and for it being a special occasion and how much we spent, I was pretty disappointed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for the moment we walked in! We will definitely be coming back
  20. FG

    FoodGourmet

    Dallas

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo was an excellent table captain. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The wood oven roasted tiger prawns are highly recommended; as is the Momma's Spicy Rigatoni. An excellent meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience!

    MonarchResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you!

  23. JL

    JeremyL

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food definitely wasn’t as good as we thought it was going to be especially for the price. I had requested a window seat which we didn’t get at first and was the main reason why we had even booked at the Monarch. Our waitress however the best! She was able to move us to a window table that had finished their dinner and she even offered to take us upstairs to see a better view when her shift was almost over. The food was very bland to us and if the quality of meat was suppose to better we couldn’t tell a difference. There was two older couples that were extremely loud. It was a nice place and we got it off our check list but we probably won’t be going again.

    MonarchResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Jeremy, Thank you for taking the time in writing this. We appreciate the feedback and will be sharing with the team. We hope to see you again soon!

  24. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We had a terrible experience that effectively ruined what was supposed to be a special occasion. The hostess was extremely rude, and even after calling and going through the pointless step of sending a photo of us (at the restaurant’s request) to ensure we’d be greeted - and seated - appropriately, we were not. The bar staff was very nice and accommodating, drinks outstanding. We did not stay to eat but our appetizers were alright, just delivered cold. All in all abysmal and one of the worst dining experiences we’ve ever had. Yes, there is a pretty view from the ladies’ bathroom if a snap for IG is your thing.

    MonarchResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Rachel, We apologize that we fell short of expectations during your visit. We will be sending you a DM and would love to know more about what happened. Thank you!

  25. L

    Love2eatout

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a 1st time for me and I enjoyed being served by Captain James. The food was good. The atmosphere and the vibe were awesome.

    MonarchResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We have shared this with James!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiancée and I came in looking for a fun night out, looking to see and be seen while in town on business. What a great place! The crowd was upscale, and the vibe electric. We were super comfortable and enjoyed the pulse. Staff was incredible, and we dove into the 2 ounce caviar service followed by entrees. All fantastic. Fiancée was on fire that night and she got a lot of attention. Mission accomplished. Can’t wait to come back and head upstairs after dinner next time we’re in Dallas!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of favorite spots:)
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Súper all around. Excellent octopus. Excellent service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for an anniversary or celebratory dinner
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all around . The A5 WAGYU was perfectly executed. The views were amazing

    MonarchResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you!

  31. EH

    EmilyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Delicious dessert. Complimentary cocktail was great
  32. U

    Umpire

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything excellent.
  33. s

    shaunc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Monarch. Definitely will not be our last. It was my wife’s birthday and our waitress went above and beyond to help make it special for her, and she did a great job doing it. We will be making plans to come back soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the 40 oz porterhouse, shrimp ravioli, Caesar salad, calamari, green beans, and tiramisu. I cannot say one bad thing about the food. The food was excellent and full of flavor. I am planning to come back on dates to come.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mine and my wife’s 17 year anniversary and it was amazing. We did the chef picked 5 course dinner and everything was amazing. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
  36. MV

    MariaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved loved loved this restaurant. Cocktails were amazing. Rosie was friendly & knowledgable & made us feel welcome each time we sat @ the bar. Our meal was outstanding. Worth every penny!!! I highly recommend the king crab leg. It was to amazing. Our sommelier was knowledgeable and knew exactly what we wanted. Our wine was perfect. Don’t forget the chocolate dessert. All of this and I should mention the view isn’t so bad. It’s on the 27th floor.
  37. BE

    BethE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a great experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated an anniversary, it was our first visit, everything was fantastic. Highly recommend

    MonarchResponded on October 15, 2022We are so happy to hear you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most amazing meal here - not to mention the view, which was terrific! On the advice of my server, I chose a stuffed ravioli dish with fresh truffle shavings. It was to die for! The wine list is superb. The appetizers are unique and enjoyable. Service was outstanding. Everything about this was an A+ experience!
  40. N

    Nathaniel

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Monarch. Our first visit to this establishment, won't be the last. Our guide, T, was superb. The chef has our compliments as well.

    MonarchResponded on October 15, 2022Hi Nathaniel, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Monarch is rated 4.7 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

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

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Monarch

1401 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-2910

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Akard St.

  • Neighborhood

    East Dallas

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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