Reviews of Cafe Monarch (Restaurant)

6939 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States

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REVIEWS OF Cafe Monarch IN Arizona

Ann Furnari

Great service and food!

Kate .

Absolutely amazing service and food. Totally worth the price, sit in the outdoor patio if you can!

Jenna Olds

One of the best experiences I've ever had. Five of my favorite friends and I enjoyed a fantastic night at Cafe Monarch back in February. It was strangely cold in Phoenix at that time, but we still chose to dine outside. We were more than comfortable as the fantastic food, drinks, and conversation flowed. I believe our experience lasted approximately 4 hours, and it will always be one of my favorite memories. The food was beyond amazing, and the service even more so! We came to Cafe Monarch on the recommendation of one my friends who had been there 2 years prior. Not only was she remembered, but her choice of wine was as well! WOW! Phenomenal is the only way to describe Cafe Monarch!

Corey Willis

An incredible experience from start to finish. A beautiful atmosphere and professional staff.

Richard Bray

Great food, friendly service and nice ambiance.

Fineas Florean

Amazing Food! Extremely Nice Atmosphere A++

David Stewart

One of the top restaurants in America. You will be amazed with the food and service.

Sally Cohen

I had a wonderful experience at this establishment with my family! Delicious food and charming atmosphere. The servers were very courteous and always made sure our needs were being met. It's refreshing when a waiter actually pays attention to when your drink is needing refilled without you having to flag them down.

Nancy Rossman

This is a special occasion dining experience. Everything was delicious and the attention to every detail exceptional. It is a four course dinner... small and tasty first three courses of which you choose one of two. Then main course there were 10 to choose from. Inside and the terrace especially... magical. Expensive but worth it. Highly recommend!!!!

Terry Jirovsky

I've been fortunate to travel the world....and this is truly of the finest dining experiences anywhere. Worth the splurge.

Christopher Fowler

What an excellent place. If you're looking for a great romantic dinner with your spouse or maybe a serious business deal this is The place to go. Customer service is outstanding and the staff are well-equipped with great knowledge in what they're serving that week. Family-owned as well seems like they take care of their employees very.

Nikki Fowler

Celebrated an Anniversary here. What a charming place! The food & service was fantastic. Every course was better than the last somehow. I stuck with the seafood & it did not disappoint. Pricey but worth every penny!

Alexis Koskan

This is a fantastic place to go for a special occasion. The food was absolutely amazing. Every one of the three mini courses and the main course was memorable, and you could tell the chefs took utmost care in preparing the meals. The ambiance is pretty romantic. It was a great place for a (fancier) date .

James Wing

Amazing dinner. I've never had better ambiance or food. The service was outstanding as well.

S Patterson

We took a group of 6 to Cafe Monarch based in the reviews online while attending a conference in Scottsdale. It was an incredible taste experience with amazing pairings. Even if you don’t have a refined pallet you will still agree that this was the best thing you had while in Scottsdale. Please bring your wallet as this is not Joe’s Clambait.

Branden Weinblatt

One of the best meals I have ever had. The service was beyond compare and the house Sommelier, Wesam Kawa, was truly knowledgeable and a great host. He even recommended a winery back home in the Finger Lakes of NY.

Ellen Blum

This is extraordinary...it is a dining experience..not just dinner! Every taste was just wonderful...the chef's creations had just the perfect combinations of taste, texture, color and SURPRISE !! A very unique and special place....and the newer restaurant environment is beautiful.

Bradley Rose

This place is the best. Seriously, the best. I would rate this among the finest restaurants in the country. Avg cost for our party was just under 500 per person. It was worth every penny

sharra mastroianni

My husband and I celebrated his birthday on Tuesday June 4th,2019 at this outstanding restaurant in Scottsdale. This was one of our most incredible,enjoyable dining experiences for us ——thanks to the wonderful hostesses, servers, and management who made sure that attention to detail of every aspect of our meal was perfect. We both had the vegetarian 4 course fixed menu . The food was great and the presentation masterful. This is by far one of the most romantic restaurants we have every had dinner at. The restaurant both outside and inside exemplify the feeling that you are dining in an Italian villa! It is tastefully decorated inside and has a wonderful outdoor dining area in the back. We will definitely return very soon!

Jack Mosquera

Service was impeccable food was awesome a very romantic setting

Laura Brooks

THE most amazing restaurant experience EVER. We celebrated our anniversary last night... it was perfect. Sam took such good care of us as did all the waiters that followed. The chief prepared a wonderful meal. Fabulous food. Fabulous service. An experience like none other.

Amy Walsh

Amazing food and service!

James Bannerman

Well prepared eclectic dishes. The ambience was equally impressive. An extensive wine list is a plus.

Sean Rogers

Among Phoenix's finest dining options. A carefully curated, lovingly crafted prix fixe menu. Stellar, attentive service. Incredibly romantic, and also perfect for special occasions with friends or family. This will be an experience you remember.

Forrest Cowie

Absolutely the best dining experience and top good quality. I'm so very happy with this place. Amazing

Jeff Einwiller

Love this place. You'll never guess where these are hanging.

Len Quadracci

Way more than just an excellent meal. Get the wine paring. Get ready to make a priceless memory.

Nicholas Z

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The wines were great and paired up well. Service was superb. Will definitely return for another special occasion. Thanks for a glorious experience!

Ali Bolourian

Amazing ambiance, professional service and making us feel at home. The food has been made with utmost care and love and the waiter was helpful picking the right dishes! Even though it's a pricy restaurant it's absolutely worth it for special occasions.

Ann Furnari

Great service and food!

Kate

Absolutely amazing service and food. Totally worth the price, sit in the outdoor patio if you can!

BlueStone Therapy

Amazing place! Excellent food, Wonderful Service. Perfect place to come with your Love one, celebrating a special occasion with family & friends!

Jenna Olds

One of the best experiences I've ever had. Five of my favorite friends and I enjoyed a fantastic night at Cafe Monarch back in February. It was strangely cold in Phoenix at that time, but we still chose to dine outside. We were more than comfortable as the fantastic food, drinks, and conversation flowed. I believe our experience lasted approximately 4 hours, and it will always be one of my favorite memories. The food was beyond amazing, and the service even more so! We came to Cafe Monarch on the recommendation of one my friends who had been there 2 years prior. Not only was she remembered, but her choice of wine was as well! WOW! Phenomenal is the only way to describe Cafe Monarch!

Corey Willis

An incredible experience from start to finish. A beautiful atmosphere and professional staff.

Richard Bray

Great food, friendly service and nice ambiance.

Fineas Florean

Amazing Food! Extremely Nice Atmosphere A++

David Stewart

One of the top restaurants in America. You will be amazed with the food and service.

Belqui Ortiz-Millili

As a huge foodie I am very picky about my culinarily experiences. I must say this dinner surpassed my expectations from beginning to end. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Definitely recommend Cafe Monarch for an unforgettable dining experience.

Kathleen Annala

The best private dining experience I've ever had.

Penny Harrell

THE most romantic dinner I have ever had. Atmosphere, attentive staff and meal was perfectly prepared. Definitely a place to remember and return to.

Karin Michelle

Went here for a company holiday party. Very fancy place. They did a great job setting up an outdoor beautiful atmosphere. Everything was perfect from the moment we entered to the moment we left. The food was excuisite and nicely portioned. There are two buildings for this location, know which one you're supposed to go to before you arrive.

Sally Cohen

I had a wonderful experience at this establishment with my family! Delicious food and charming atmosphere. The servers were very courteous and always made sure our needs were being met. It's refreshing when a waiter actually pays attention to when your drink is needing refilled without you having to flag them down.

Terry Jirovsky

I've been fortunate to travel the world....and this is truly of the finest dining experiences anywhere. Worth the splurge.

Christopher Fowler

What an excellent place. If you're looking for a great romantic dinner with your spouse or maybe a serious business deal this is The place to go. Customer service is outstanding and the staff are well-equipped with great knowledge in what they're serving that week. Family-owned as well seems like they take care of their employees very.

Nikki Fowler

Celebrated an Anniversary here. What a charming place! The food & service was fantastic. Every course was better than the last somehow. I stuck with the seafood & it did not disappoint. Pricey but worth every penny!

Jason Vanderlip

My wife and I had what we thought was a 5 star meal here. I can't wait to surprise her again. If you have reservations about the fixed price restaurant...you need to try it before you swear off it. Expect to spend at a minimum 250.00...but as my wife said...my tongue just had an or+#*m!

Anthony Aletto

Never had anything like this before. Simply unbelievable. It does not matter what you order, it will be the best version of that dish you ever had. Their unique choices are equally as palate expending.

Scott L

This place will change you. They have a lot of delicious whiskey's you can't usually get anywhere.

James Wing

Amazing dinner. I've never had better ambiance or food. The service was outstanding as well.

S Patterson

We took a group of 6 to Cafe Monarch based in the reviews online while attending a conference in Scottsdale. It was an incredible taste experience with amazing pairings. Even if you don’t have a refined pallet you will still agree that this was the best thing you had while in Scottsdale. Please bring your wallet as this is not Joe’s Clambait.

Chad Porter

Best meal of my life!

Branden Weinblatt

One of the best meals I have ever had. The service was beyond compare and the house Sommelier, Wesam Kawa, was truly knowledgeable and a great host. He even recommended a winery back home in the Finger Lakes of NY.

Ellen Blum

This is extraordinary...it is a dining experience..not just dinner! Every taste was just wonderful...the chef's creations had just the perfect combinations of taste, texture, color and SURPRISE !! A very unique and special place....and the newer restaurant environment is beautiful.

Bradley Rose

This place is the best. Seriously, the best. I would rate this among the finest restaurants in the country. Avg cost for our party was just under 500 per person. It was worth every penny

Mike Travis

Excellent for our anniversary dinner.

Joe Valcik

Excellent food, excellent service and an overall experience in fine dining thats hard to replicate.

sharra mastroianni

My husband and I celebrated his birthday on Tuesday June 4th,2019 at this outstanding restaurant in Scottsdale. This was one of our most incredible,enjoyable dining experiences for us ——thanks to the wonderful hostesses, servers, and management who made sure that attention to detail of every aspect of our meal was perfect. We both had the vegetarian 4 course fixed menu . The food was great and the presentation masterful. This is by far one of the most romantic restaurants we have every had dinner at. The restaurant both outside and inside exemplify the feeling that you are dining in an Italian villa! It is tastefully decorated inside and has a wonderful outdoor dining area in the back. We will definitely return very soon!

Jack Mosquera

Service was impeccable food was awesome a very romantic setting

Laura Brooks

THE most amazing restaurant experience EVER. We celebrated our anniversary last night... it was perfect. Sam took such good care of us as did all the waiters that followed. The chief prepared a wonderful meal. Fabulous food. Fabulous service. An experience like none other.

Amy Walsh

Amazing food and service!

James Bannerman

Well prepared eclectic dishes. The ambience was equally impressive. An extensive wine list is a plus.

Sean Rogers

Among Phoenix's finest dining options. A carefully curated, lovingly crafted prix fixe menu. Stellar, attentive service. Incredibly romantic, and also perfect for special occasions with friends or family. This will be an experience you remember.

Forrest Cowie

Absolutely the best dining experience and top good quality. I'm so very happy with this place. Amazing

Jeff Einwiller

Love this place. You'll never guess where these are hanging.

Len Quadracci

Way more than just an excellent meal. Get the wine paring. Get ready to make a priceless memory.

Dave Harrell

The absolute best dining experience I've ever had. Sam and the crew took wonderful care of my wife and me on our anniversary. We'll be back!

Nicholas Z

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The wines were great and paired up well. Service was superb. Will definitely return for another special occasion. Thanks for a glorious experience!

Ali Bolourian

Amazing ambiance, professional service and making us feel at home. The food has been made with utmost care and love and the waiter was helpful picking the right dishes! Even though it's a pricy restaurant it's absolutely worth it for special occasions.

Gregg Dourgarian

Great food and ambiance at the bar.

Skye Mccarthy

Decided to do something for our anniversary. Absolutely perfect choice. Yes it's a expensive but it's worth it for the quality of ingredients and dishes. I have not tried a lot on this menu and reading it, I wasn't sure about the limited choices. But I absolutely loved EVERY course. Richard our server was a delight. I don't come from an upscale area and me and my boyfriend were out of our element here but Richard made us feel very comfortable. A great experience and will definitely be back for our next special occasion. Thank you Richard (:

Tom Gojcaj

Want art and passion? Try this and ask for a brief history of the place.

Douglas Jones

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.

michael crahan

my wife and i have never had such a great dinning experiences.Gus the owner and executive chef is the best we have ever had the pleasure of having him serve us. there food is out of this world great.what a fun treat this was, Gus's staff is top notch and so professional,we can not say anuff about cafe monarch. NO DISAPPOINTMENT'S HERE do try the octopus.

Sean Storer

Best meal we've had in the last 20 years. That is not an exaggeration. An awesome experience from beginning to end.

Derek Abello

A must have experience. Everything was simply exquisite. The music, the atmosphere, the people, and of course the food. Took my wife here for our anniversary. Did the wine pairing thing (another must-the server pairs wine with every course and tells the history about the wine) and just simply enjoyed the whole evening. My wife was just giddy the whole time about the experience. The pricing is on the website so you Can have a really good idea what you’re going to spend...Needless to say happy wife happy life.

Paul Buteau

Absolutely incredible food and service. Beautiful restaurant. Been there many times and it's always an amazing dining experience.

Swetha Chellappa

Stellar service! And hands down the best vegetarian food I've eaten in the valley!

Bob Alsbury

Beautiful experience. We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and enjoyed every minute of it.

Barbi King REALTOR

Mother's Day Dinner on the patio I will never forget! So beautiful. Charming patio with a fireplace & water fountain. Unusual and fun cocktail menu. Appetizer were tasty with creative presentation. Once the sun sets and the lights come on it is especially romantic. The wait staff was over-the-top attentive and knowledgeable about the foods and the region. Our waiter was funny and personable while giving us plenty of space. Food prices are definitely on the expensive side but the experience was beyond comparison. Perfect location for romance.

frank kastl

Enjoyed Cafe Monarch so much, I can't say enough about it. We dined at French Laundry last month with the same party of four and we all agreed this was as good if not better!

Harold Smith IV

One of the best meals of my life

Saghar Fz

Amazing food and presentation. Very friendly staff Best food I’ve ever had by far. Definitely an amazing experience.

Kayla Cunningham

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I have NEVER had service like this before ❤️. I was treated like ROYALTY!! Our server was Richard and HE IS AMAZING. Will definitely be going back.

Nic Raines

One word. Amazing. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for a romantic dinner with the most delicious upscale dining experience. Visit Café Monarch. You won’t be disappointed. Richard, our waiter, was beyond helpful. He was very nice, friendly and gave very good recommendations. We will be back soon, and thank you guys for an amazing 8 year anniversary!

Bill Kobylarek

Best meal I have ever had. Dont even look at the prices at the end it wont matter because the food is so good you would pay it again.

Private Pawn

Great food and a great experience

Karen Campbell

Great place for a birthday celebration.Food was excellent and worth the price. Can't want to go back again

Roamer1

Setting: Even though parking isn’t great the place is beautiful. Great decorations that aren’t tacky and not over crowded. Service: The servers are fine, other places ensure the servers are more professionally dressed and maintained. They kept our drinks full most of the time. Food: The tuna dish in the second pic was difficult to chew. The pork and fettuccine dish delicious with lots of flavor but the pork was way to rare. The cauliflower soup was AMAZING! The compressed melon salad was full of different flavors and textures that really made it unique. Filet mignon Wellington was also a great dish but the filet mignon main dish was not a good cut of meat, fatty and rare. Overall it’s a good place but for the cost I’d try Kai or Quiessence which have better presentation and food.

Nikunj Patel

Great food and superb fine dine place. Had gone there for my wife's birthday. Great staff. Vegetarian friendly.

Rebecca Quijano

This was hands down the best restaurant experience I have ever had in my life!! The drinks were amazing, the food was exquisite, and the service was phenomenal!! If we ever plan another trip back to Phoenix we are absolutely coming back here!!

Jay Shechter

Unbelievable food in a very romantic setting

Debi Caron

Oh Vey thank you for your review! I don’t even know how to review Cafe Monarch any better than “Oy Vey” did. It was a perfect description of service, ambiance, exceptional food, romance and an amazing experience! If you are visiting Scottsdale don’t miss this world class restaurant! Romantic engagement, anniversary, birthday, this is a memory in the making! Truly something you will never forget!

Riley Pearson

Incredible experience, delicious food, knowledgeable and articulate wait staff, and a wonderful atmosphere as well. It is like nowhere else I've ever been. Thank you for making our 5th wedding anniversary so special.

Isaac Yacoub

This was a beautiful restaurant. I took my wife here for a special Valentine's Day dinner. The atmosphere was very romantic and my wife loved it. The food was delicious and we even tried some dishes that we've never eaten before. The attention to detail and their service was impeccable. It is pricey, BUT it's worth it!

Maxine Poirier

Yassss. This place is awesome! It’s beautiful inside, and I love every area of this place. Their drinks aren’t bad either

Asha Pavic

Our lovely close friends had referred my hubby and I to this wonderful place. And we are so happy they did. The service and food was phenomenal. Super cozy and romantic. Love the decor, from outside to inside. We really enjoyed everything from beginning to end. We will definitely be back when in town.

Joseph Moreno

Great ambiance and staff. The cocktails are excellent. It's not the quality of food found at Quiessence, but nevertheless the environment makes a memorable experience for any special occasion.

Marc Maloney

Located in Old Town Scottsldale, the Cafe Monarch chef offers a four-course prix fixe menu that is out of this world! Sourced with local foods enhanced with mouth-watering sauces, meat cooked to perfection, and extremely attractive presentations, every item we tasted was superb. Service was impeccable. Servers were extremely knowledgeable, very accomodating, and made frequent appearances though did not hover or intrude. If you are looking for a very special gourmet feast, you won't be disappointed at Cafe Monarch.

Barbabas Kevan

My AZ bestie selected this restaurant for our sexy lady dinner and it did not disappoint. Not only was the food incredible, the entire experience was fantastic. We arrived a couple minutes early for our reservation so we obviously needed to try a fancy cocktail at their bar.

Marla Hackett

What a wonderful experience I had tonight. Thanks to the impressive staff, Chef Gus and his wife Sophia. The food was like eating works of art and delicious! I will treasure this memory. Thanks to my daughter Sasha for the evening.

Jim Gadd

I took my wife here for a big birthday. We had a wonderful time and the food (4-courses) and service was absolutely the best. Our most favorite restaurant for sure.

Thomas Sramek

Hands down one of the top 5 meals I have had in my life. The food is front to back delicious, cocktails and wine are outstanding. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about the entire menu, even explaining the different flavor combinations in the dishes. Service is outstanding and extremely attentive. I will be back, this place is outstanding.

Gregg Dourgarian

Great food and ambiance at the bar.

Skye Mccarthy

Decided to do something for our anniversary. Absolutely perfect choice. Yes it's a expensive but it's worth it for the quality of ingredients and dishes. I have not tried a lot on this menu and reading it, I wasn't sure about the limited choices. But I absolutely loved EVERY course. Richard our server was a delight. I don't come from an upscale area and me and my boyfriend were out of our element here but Richard made us feel very comfortable. A great experience and will definitely be back for our next special occasion. Thank you Richard (:

Tom Gojcaj

Want art and passion? Try this and ask for a brief history of the place.

Douglas Jones

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.

Sean Storer

Best meal we've had in the last 20 years. That is not an exaggeration. An awesome experience from beginning to end.

Derek Abello

A must have experience. Everything was simply exquisite. The music, the atmosphere, the people, and of course the food. Took my wife here for our anniversary. Did the wine pairing thing (another must-the server pairs wine with every course and tells the history about the wine) and just simply enjoyed the whole evening. My wife was just giddy the whole time about the experience. The pricing is on the website so you Can have a really good idea what you’re going to spend...Needless to say happy wife happy life.

Paul Buteau

Absolutely incredible food and service. Beautiful restaurant. Been there many times and it's always an amazing dining experience.

Swetha Chellappa

Stellar service! And hands down the best vegetarian food I've eaten in the valley!

Bob Alsbury

Beautiful experience. We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and enjoyed every minute of it.

Whedah Mcfartch

Took my mother for her birthday again, came here last year also , I can not express how professional, delightful, knowledgeable the staff is, my son of 1.5yr old the chef made him some fries and chicken tenders to hold him over till we had our meals, our party of 6 can not express how good the food is, it is so exquisite in it's presentation, smell and taste of course, we met the chef to say thankyou for everything, very gracious chef, the hospitality I told him was best I've ever had along with my guest said the best they've had and experience, do not pass this opportunity up! To the restaurant thankyou thank you!!! Thank you for the desserts and allowing us to bring our homemade cake to share

Barbi King REALTOR

Mother's Day Dinner on the patio I will never forget! So beautiful. Charming patio with a fireplace & water fountain. Unusual and fun cocktail menu. Appetizer were tasty with creative presentation. Once the sun sets and the lights come on it is especially romantic. The wait staff was over-the-top attentive and knowledgeable about the foods and the region. Our waiter was funny and personable while giving us plenty of space. Food prices are definitely on the expensive side but the experience was beyond comparison. Perfect location for romance.

Casey Hendler

Insanely good over the top service. Great food too. Super romantic.

frank kastl

Enjoyed Cafe Monarch so much, I can't say enough about it. We dined at French Laundry last month with the same party of four and we all agreed this was as good if not better!

Harold Smith IV

One of the best meals of my life

Saghar Fz

Amazing food and presentation. Very friendly staff Best food I’ve ever had by far. Definitely an amazing experience.

Kayla Cunningham

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I have NEVER had service like this before ❤️. I was treated like ROYALTY!! Our server was Richard and HE IS AMAZING. Will definitely be going back.

Nic Raines

One word. Amazing. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for a romantic dinner with the most delicious upscale dining experience. Visit Café Monarch. You won’t be disappointed. Richard, our waiter, was beyond helpful. He was very nice, friendly and gave very good recommendations. We will be back soon, and thank you guys for an amazing 8 year anniversary!

Bill Kobylarek

Best meal I have ever had. Dont even look at the prices at the end it wont matter because the food is so good you would pay it again.

Private Pawn

Great food and a great experience

Karen Campbell

Great place for a birthday celebration.Food was excellent and worth the price. Can't want to go back again

Roamer1

Setting: Even though parking isn’t great the place is beautiful. Great decorations that aren’t tacky and not over crowded. Service: The servers are fine, other places ensure the servers are more professionally dressed and maintained. They kept our drinks full most of the time. Food: The tuna dish in the second pic was difficult to chew. The pork and fettuccine dish delicious with lots of flavor but the pork was way to rare. The cauliflower soup was AMAZING! The compressed melon salad was full of different flavors and textures that really made it unique. Filet mignon Wellington was also a great dish but the filet mignon main dish was not a good cut of meat, fatty and rare. Overall it’s a good place but for the cost I’d try Kai or Quiessence which have better presentation and food.

Nikunj Patel

Great food and superb fine dine place. Had gone there for my wife's birthday. Great staff. Vegetarian friendly.

Rebecca Quijano

This was hands down the best restaurant experience I have ever had in my life!! The drinks were amazing, the food was exquisite, and the service was phenomenal!! If we ever plan another trip back to Phoenix we are absolutely coming back here!!

Jay Shechter

Unbelievable food in a very romantic setting

Debi Caron

Oh Vey thank you for your review! I don’t even know how to review Cafe Monarch any better than “Oy Vey” did. It was a perfect description of service, ambiance, exceptional food, romance and an amazing experience! If you are visiting Scottsdale don’t miss this world class restaurant! Romantic engagement, anniversary, birthday, this is a memory in the making! Truly something you will never forget!

Riley Pearson

Incredible experience, delicious food, knowledgeable and articulate wait staff, and a wonderful atmosphere as well. It is like nowhere else I've ever been. Thank you for making our 5th wedding anniversary so special.

Nan Aton

Sublime food and service.

Frank Emmanuel

This place has the best culinary experience to offer here in scottsdale. The food is superbly delicious and flawlessly served and the staff are extremely attentive and friendly. I would love to always celebrate my wedding anniversary in this place. Cosy yet classy and romantic!

Kathleen Benyak

It's perfection. The food, the service, the ambiance. Doesn't get any better.

Maxine Poirier

Yassss. This place is awesome! It’s beautiful inside, and I love every area of this place. Their drinks aren’t bad either

Asha Pavic

Our lovely close friends had referred my hubby and I to this wonderful place. And we are so happy they did. The service and food was phenomenal. Super cozy and romantic. Love the decor, from outside to inside. We really enjoyed everything from beginning to end. We will definitely be back when in town.

matthew mike

Incredible fine dining! The servers and staff were amazing and so was the food - from creativity, to presentation, to taste. Wonderful restaurant.

Joseph Moreno

Great ambiance and staff. The cocktails are excellent. It's not the quality of food found at Quiessence, but nevertheless the environment makes a memorable experience for any special occasion.

Marc Maloney

Located in Old Town Scottsldale, the Cafe Monarch chef offers a four-course prix fixe menu that is out of this world! Sourced with local foods enhanced with mouth-watering sauces, meat cooked to perfection, and extremely attractive presentations, every item we tasted was superb. Service was impeccable. Servers were extremely knowledgeable, very accomodating, and made frequent appearances though did not hover or intrude. If you are looking for a very special gourmet feast, you won't be disappointed at Cafe Monarch.

Avivia Beck

We were there last Friday ... and though it's a but more on the pricy side it was definitely worth it. Our server was phenomenal, the food delish and the wine fantastic. Already have another date night planned!

Barbabas Kevan

My AZ bestie selected this restaurant for our sexy lady dinner and it did not disappoint. Not only was the food incredible, the entire experience was fantastic. We arrived a couple minutes early for our reservation so we obviously needed to try a fancy cocktail at their bar.

Michael Stidham

The environment, the respect, the treatment, the quinine. All was perfect for a one year anniversary down to the bathrooms which smelled wonderful. Plan to spend 2-3 hundred here but for a b-day/anniversary/any real occasion to celebrate. Plan it here.

Marla Hackett

What a wonderful experience I had tonight. Thanks to the impressive staff, Chef Gus and his wife Sophia. The food was like eating works of art and delicious! I will treasure this memory. Thanks to my daughter Sasha for the evening.

Jim Gadd

I took my wife here for a big birthday. We had a wonderful time and the food (4-courses) and service was absolutely the best. Our most favorite restaurant for sure.

Thomas Sramek

Hands down one of the top 5 meals I have had in my life. The food is front to back delicious, cocktails and wine are outstanding. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about the entire menu, even explaining the different flavor combinations in the dishes. Service is outstanding and extremely attentive. I will be back, this place is outstanding.

A Google User

It is a very nice intimate dining experience. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a wonderful food experience.

Alicia Salloum

“Prix-fare” - 4-course mandatory. Cafe Monarch Scottsdale, Arizona is 1/25: “Top 25 Best Restaurants in the United States” awarded by TripAdvisor. Situated in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, expect full-service accommodations from arrival to departure. "Full service" can be described as in-depth selection anecdotes, valet parking & extensive table-side accommodations. Our table was situated on the patio- surrounded by waterfalls, dimly lit candles & white-clothed tables. The patio was “closed” on the evening of our visit, but our reservation preferences were honored regardless of this. Cafe Monarch exudes the type of class difficult to recreate amongst nearby competitors. Spirit recommendations were provided mid-course; opting for jalapeño & chipotle tequilas imported from Mexico. Imports from every region of the world are available within Cafe Monarch’s spirits list. Having a difficult time deciding? Staff are eager to provide recommendations, paring seamlessly with your individualized 4-course tasting list. When dining at Cafe Monarch, expect world class accommodations, premium quality prix-fare & surroundings, reflecting its established repute. All 4-course tasting lists are fully-customizable. My evening selections consisted of; (crudo, lobster ravioli, bucatini, tiger-shrimp) with ingredients anecdotes preluding each course. With selections & additions sourced from around the world, you are sure to discover something exotic at Cafe Monarch. Are you looking for a full-bodied dining experience in Old-Town Scottsdale? Cafe Monarch contends for #1 amongst surrounding venues. From accommodations to course selections, Cafe Monarch lives true to its “US Top 25” reputation.

miles ware

Cafe Monarch offers an exceptional dining experience. The staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. Noah and Jamar made our dining experience for our anniversary one we will never forget. For fine dining in Scottsdale Cafe Monarch definitely raises the bar for excellence.

Jeffrey O'Donnell

Expectations were very high, but Cafe Monarch did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. Highly recommend for a romantic meal and other special occasion.

Kim Mehring

Simply amazing. The staff, the food, and venue made this for an unforgettable evening! Thanks mom for taking us.

Michael Aschenbrenner

The best fine dining experience! Staff very pleasant & knowledgable , every course bursting with fantastically balanced flavors, wine pairings were spot on with each course made for a wonderful 10th wedding anniversary!

Elizabeth Morris

This place is AMAZING! Came here for our wedding anniversary and was truly wowed. The food is delicious. Excellent wine selection. Beautiful decor. Superb service. And it does not feel uppity or stuffy at all. Really can't recommend this restaurant enough. Expect to spend around $100+ per person, but it's well well worth every penny.

Cor Man

Great food. Excellent service.

Sharlissa Moore

Wow-- best of three visits to Monarch. First time in the new building, which is lovely. This was the best meal of my life. Fantastic food and service. Great vegetarian menu and amazing drinks. Can't wait until a future visit.

Johnny Gomez

Located in Old Town Scottsldale, the Cafe Monarch chef offers a four-course prix fixe menu that is out of this world! Sourced with local foods enhanced with mouth-watering sauces, meat cooked to perfection, and extremely attractive presentations, every item we tasted was superb. Service was impeccable. Servers were extremely knowledgeable, very accomodating, and made frequent appearances though did not hover or intrude. If you are looking for a very special gourmet feast, you won't be disappointed at Cafe Monarch.

Alice Daniels

One of the finest restaurants in Arizona, everybody needs to go there at least once. Every time I have been there it has never been nothing but the finest food and the finest service.

Aubrey Wigner

Astounding food and service. Also, their vegetarian menu is every bit as good as their other offerings. I could wax poetically about their inspired cocktails and the flavors of each course of the meal, but, since the menu changes over time, none of that may be relevant by the time you go. Suffice to say, Cafe Monarch is a dining experience that you will love.

Elizabeth Norris

Cozy and elegant dining area. It's a place you can dress up to go out dining. I love to travel and have been to many places in the world... Cafe Monarch is world class dining! It really should be Michelin rated. Service and food was superb. Everything was sumptuous and delectable. Can't wait to return. This is a pricey dining experience but, if you are a foodie, you will enjoy this dining experience immensely. My girlfriend and I loved it.

David Barnett

This restraunt has to be on everyone's Bucket List if you enjoy the best. Food, Service, and Quality $$$$

Pete Tamburelli

World class food and service! Thank you Robert and staff for making my wife's birthday so special. This was easily the best meal we've had all year!

Black Swan

This place is amazing! It is small and cozy, the decor is awesome, not corporate and planned but authentic and cool. Candle lit with small tables. The food is fresh, delicious and not over done. The menu is simple and the staff are kind and attentive. So many restaurants in Scottsdale are pretentious. This place is like going to your best friends Italian grandmothers house for dinner.

Heather Trenholm

Our service and 4 Course meal was phenomenal. Packed house full of happy customers. Waitstaff was extremely attentive. Wines were excellent. We will be back and definately recommend to others for special occasions.

Natalie Lawson

Hands Down, best dining experience ever!!! Everyone I've ever refered also agrees. Enjoy.

Anthony McNeely

What great atmosphere me and my girlfriend had an amazing time. The portions where nice sizes as well. Go if you can make it.

Ryan A

I honesty can’t say enough how perfect this place was. It is classy yet without being presumptuous. The service is honestly the best I have ever had and I have eaten at many restaurants and fine dining establishments across the country. From the moment you walk in every staff you encounter is professional and courteous. Our server Chris was down to earth, helpful, and on top of everything. The food was great and full of flavor and interesting tastes. The patio in the evenings is beautiful and serene. This place isn’t cheap, but it is honestly worth every dollar. Not many places you find anymore with both superb service and great food. I can’t wait to return.

Denny Wildeboer

$$$$! Wow beautiful and outstanding.

oy vey

I was completely blown away, the French inspired decor was gorgeous, I felt as if I was in a Château in the French countryside and I didn't leave Scottsdale. The service was impeccable, I've never been to a place that has the same level of professionalism. The staff are friendly and they make you feel special, everything was prompt and on time. The food was beyond comparison, I've never had anything like it in the US. The only restaurant I can compare it to would be the restaurant I visited in Bordeaux. If you're going to marry someone, take them here and it would be unforgettable.

Michael Fox

Approaches perfection. Amazing fine dining for mixed groups of vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters. Wonderful service and amazing atmosphere. Would give 6 stars if possible.

Sam Abweh

Awesome food, amazing ambiance, excellent service, love to go back and visit the best place in Scottsdale

Victor Smith

One of the most exquisite dining experiences I've had in quite some time! I recently took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary and the young Man who served us was beyond what I could have ever expected! He not only made changes to the meal plan to better accommodate our tastes but also made recommendations that were exactly as he described! Everything he suggested really was as delicious as he said it was! Very fine establishment if you're celebrating something special or if you just feel like treating yourself. The Chilean sea bass and fillet mignon were both excellent and my personal favorites!

Brian Downey

Best restaurant in phoenix , hands down. Very good food, service and wine list. One of the best wagyu rib eye steaks ever had.

Jonah Malloy

It may be on the pricey side, but it's worth the treat. The food was phenomenal, and was definitely fresh. Our server, Richard, was fantastic. We added a wine pairing to our evening, and Richard brought my fiancee a new glass of wine for each course, and included an interesting crash course on each wine and the regions they came from. Everyone was courteous and professional, and seemed genuinely happy to be there. We'll keep this place in mind for the next special event or celebration.

Jenny Hunt

excellent food. excellent service.

A Google User

It is a very nice intimate dining experience. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a wonderful food experience.

Alicia Salloum

“Prix-fare” - 4-course mandatory. Cafe Monarch Scottsdale, Arizona is 1/25: “Top 25 Best Restaurants in the United States” awarded by TripAdvisor. Situated in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, expect full-service accommodations from arrival to departure. "Full service" can be described as in-depth selection anecdotes, valet parking & extensive table-side accommodations. Our table was situated on the patio- surrounded by waterfalls, dimly lit candles & white-clothed tables. The patio was “closed” on the evening of our visit, but our reservation preferences were honored regardless of this. Cafe Monarch exudes the type of class difficult to recreate amongst nearby competitors. Spirit recommendations were provided mid-course; opting for jalapeño & chipotle tequilas imported from Mexico. Imports from every region of the world are available within Cafe Monarch’s spirits list. Having a difficult time deciding? Staff are eager to provide recommendations, paring seamlessly with your individualized 4-course tasting list. When dining at Cafe Monarch, expect world class accommodations, premium quality prix-fare & surroundings, reflecting its established repute. All 4-course tasting lists are fully-customizable. My evening selections consisted of; (crudo, lobster ravioli, bucatini, tiger-shrimp) with ingredients anecdotes preluding each course. With selections & additions sourced from around the world, you are sure to discover something exotic at Cafe Monarch. Are you looking for a full-bodied dining experience in Old-Town Scottsdale? Cafe Monarch contends for #1 amongst surrounding venues. From accommodations to course selections, Cafe Monarch lives true to its “US Top 25” reputation.

miles ware

Cafe Monarch offers an exceptional dining experience. The staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. Noah and Jamar made our dining experience for our anniversary one we will never forget. For fine dining in Scottsdale Cafe Monarch definitely raises the bar for excellence.

Andrew Weir

If you are looking for an experience that surpasses any other restaurant in the area than you have found it. Each course had the perfect balance of flavors and was a culinary journey. The service was exemplary, Noah took fantastic care of of us and was genuinely engaged in ensuring we had a five star experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Myron Klevens

All is fabulous,but too much food for any normal person.

Kim Mehring

Simply amazing. The staff, the food, and venue made this for an unforgettable evening! Thanks mom for taking us.

Michael Aschenbrenner

The best fine dining experience! Staff very pleasant & knowledgable , every course bursting with fantastically balanced flavors, wine pairings were spot on with each course made for a wonderful 10th wedding anniversary!

Elizabeth Morris

This place is AMAZING! Came here for our wedding anniversary and was truly wowed. The food is delicious. Excellent wine selection. Beautiful decor. Superb service. And it does not feel uppity or stuffy at all. Really can't recommend this restaurant enough. Expect to spend around $100+ per person, but it's well well worth every penny.

Cor Man

Great food. Excellent service.

Johnny Gomez

Located in Old Town Scottsldale, the Cafe Monarch chef offers a four-course prix fixe menu that is out of this world! Sourced with local foods enhanced with mouth-watering sauces, meat cooked to perfection, and extremely attractive presentations, every item we tasted was superb. Service was impeccable. Servers were extremely knowledgeable, very accomodating, and made frequent appearances though did not hover or intrude. If you are looking for a very special gourmet feast, you won't be disappointed at Cafe Monarch.

Alice Daniels

One of the finest restaurants in Arizona, everybody needs to go there at least once. Every time I have been there it has never been nothing but the finest food and the finest service.

Forster Bolton

When we got the 3rd course of salmon I was not impressed with the dish, it was served almost raw (which is ok with me) but the texture of course is soft, served with potato salad (weird combo) that was also very soft and mushy. A very very hot pepper that was so spicy I couldn't finish the dish, Served with some random parsnip chips. That dish didn't come together for me

Aubrey Wigner

Astounding food and service. Also, their vegetarian menu is every bit as good as their other offerings. I could wax poetically about their inspired cocktails and the flavors of each course of the meal, but, since the menu changes over time, none of that may be relevant by the time you go. Suffice to say, Cafe Monarch is a dining experience that you will love.

Elizabeth Norris

Cozy and elegant dining area. It's a place you can dress up to go out dining. I love to travel and have been to many places in the world... Cafe Monarch is world class dining! It really should be Michelin rated. Service and food was superb. Everything was sumptuous and delectable. Can't wait to return. This is a pricey dining experience but, if you are a foodie, you will enjoy this dining experience immensely. My girlfriend and I loved it.

David Barnett

This restraunt has to be on everyone's Bucket List if you enjoy the best. Food, Service, and Quality $$$$

Black Swan

This place is amazing! It is small and cozy, the decor is awesome, not corporate and planned but authentic and cool. Candle lit with small tables. The food is fresh, delicious and not over done. The menu is simple and the staff are kind and attentive. So many restaurants in Scottsdale are pretentious. This place is like going to your best friends Italian grandmothers house for dinner.

Heather Trenholm

Our service and 4 Course meal was phenomenal. Packed house full of happy customers. Waitstaff was extremely attentive. Wines were excellent. We will be back and definately recommend to others for special occasions.

Dan Blumberg

Wonderful food, excellent service.

Natalie Lawson

Hands Down, best dining experience ever!!! Everyone I've ever refered also agrees. Enjoy.

Anthony McNeely

What great atmosphere me and my girlfriend had an amazing time. The portions where nice sizes as well. Go if you can make it.

Carla F

We had a great experience celebrating a birthday at Cafe Monarch. Servers were excellent. All very kind and accommodating, as we were with our four year old. One server even made up a salad plate for her to enjoy instead of just sharing with mommy. Great ambience. Some of the courses were five-star, such as the sea bass, tuna, bucatini, and relleno. The food was good quality, but for the price, we would expect every course to be five stars. Awesome that they also surprised us with cake and a small birthday gift. Thank you Cafe Monarch!

delta forming_hardware

Food and service was top notch

Ryan A

I honesty can’t say enough how perfect this place was. It is classy yet without being presumptuous. The service is honestly the best I have ever had and I have eaten at many restaurants and fine dining establishments across the country. From the moment you walk in every staff you encounter is professional and courteous. Our server Chris was down to earth, helpful, and on top of everything. The food was great and full of flavor and interesting tastes. The patio in the evenings is beautiful and serene. This place isn’t cheap, but it is honestly worth every dollar. Not many places you find anymore with both superb service and great food. I can’t wait to return.

Denny Wildeboer

$$$$! Wow beautiful and outstanding.

Michael Fox

Approaches perfection. Amazing fine dining for mixed groups of vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters. Wonderful service and amazing atmosphere. Would give 6 stars if possible.

Sam Abweh

Awesome food, amazing ambiance, excellent service, love to go back and visit the best place in Scottsdale

Victor Smith

One of the most exquisite dining experiences I've had in quite some time! I recently took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary and the young Man who served us was beyond what I could have ever expected! He not only made changes to the meal plan to better accommodate our tastes but also made recommendations that were exactly as he described! Everything he suggested really was as delicious as he said it was! Very fine establishment if you're celebrating something special or if you just feel like treating yourself. The Chilean sea bass and fillet mignon were both excellent and my personal favorites!

Brian Downey

Best restaurant in phoenix , hands down. Very good food, service and wine list. One of the best wagyu rib eye steaks ever had.

Hector Roman

If you want fine dinning, this ia your place. This was a four course journey to remember with modern twist on classic and a pinch of next level cuisine. The staff was great and extremely knowledgeable of the menu components. This is their new location and the decor fits. It was good to know there menu changed regularly so it will be safe to say i will go back to amuse my palate.

Jenny Hunt

excellent food. excellent service.

Father Above

Took my Lovely wife to this exquisite establishment for her birthday and our experience there was nothing less than spectacular! The moment we stepped into their atmosphere there was an elegant and classy feel to their service and staff. The menu and food was amazingly perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Sunjammr .

The best breakfast of my life!

Stephanie Lokuta

We went to Scottsdale for our mini moon and were told if we leave our resort the only place we need to go to is Cafe Monarch and it was the best advice. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the wine... all amazing. This place is so beautiful for a special occasion and if you’re there when they serve their cauliflower soup consider yourself very lucky!

Roy Schultz

Love the atmosphere. Love the waiters , all workers on the floor. Everything is just some notches up!!

Bernard Kirk

We were celebrating a birthday and this is the perfect spot for a celebration! The service is outstanding from the hostess, to the bartender, to the waiter, to the food server - top notch. The food - fresh and delicious. The atmosphere - sophisticated but not stuffy. Lovely room and tables. Not too loud - just right. They made us feel special and finished the meal with a birthday dessert full of fun. Thank you Cafe Monarch for making our evening so wonderful. Highly recommend for a memorable night out.

Erin Sperduti

Absolutely exquisite, and entirely worth the months of saving up for a meal. If you have a passion for the culinary arts, Cafe Monarch will remind you why you fell in love in the first place. Combining flavors that most chefs would never even think of in an upscale, romantic environment makes this place the perfect special occasion destination.

Dave K

Service, food and ambiance was amazing. Made our 25th anniversary extremely special. Highly recommend!

Ferras Elshair

Unbelievably delicious food! Flawless service with servers that are passionate about good and take the time to explain every detail. CM is easily one of the best restaurants in Arizona. Highly recommend it for special occasions.

myessence1 .

My husband and I enjoy quality meals around the country and abroad. We’ve eaten at Michelin Star restaurants (of which Cafe Monarch should definitely be included) as well as your average fine dining restaurant. I have to say: you don’t have to be a “foodie” to enjoy the food at Cafe Monarch. I was extremely impressed with not only the quality (I knew for the price, that would be a near given), but the actual flavors of the food offerings. I’m not often surprised by food at this point - not in a negative way, it’s just that I can look at menu items and know what to expect - but I was totally surprised with the food at Cafe Monarch. When you partake in each course, you can tell the chef put serious thought into every detail of that course - from the sauces to the vegetables to the presentation. I loved every single thing I ate at Cafe Monarch. I was so impressed with the entire experience; it’s unlike any other restaurant in the valley. There are no gimmicks here: no searing hot plates with grocery store chain meat thrown on top, no sauced or carb-y accompaniments required to hide the entrees’ subpar flavors, no darkly lit restaurant you have to take out a phone flashlight to see, the tables aren’t so close you feel like you’re in a cafeteria hall, etc. Cafe Monarch serves each course simply, in a romantically elegant environment, and the only possible downside to this method, is that everything is so good, you end up wanting more of each individual course. Overall, I highly recommend the Cafe Monarch experience. For myself, I cannot wait to go back.

Tiler Speak

We were celebrating a birthday and this is the perfect spot for a celebration! The service is outstanding from the hostess, to the bartender, to the waiter, to the food server - top notch. The food - fresh and delicious. The atmosphere - sophisticated but not stuffy. Lovely room and tables. Not too loud - just right. They made us feel special and finished the meal with a birthday dessert full of fun. Thank you Cafe Monarch for making our evening so wonderful. Highly recommend for a memorable night out.

Stephanie Casterline

The staff were all very accommodating to my food allergies. They served me dishes that were very similar to my husband's dishes with minor changes which didn't seem to compromise the integrity of any dishes. I had 6 complete courses including dessert. The service was top-notch and each dish was complex in textures and flavors. The only thing I miss is the rose garden coziness of the outdoor seating and cottage-like indoor seating that existed at the building across the street... where Cafe Monarch used to be. Now it feels like an upscale restaurant (not a bad thing, just missed the comfort of the home-feeling)! At the end of the night, my husband and I left Cafe Monarch with incredibly happy and full bellies! Can't wait to come back!

Frank Rizzo

XLNT food and service... $$$$$! Pricey.

Julia Huang

Truly an amazing experience! Happened to be visiting family in town and this place was recommended to us, and it was fantastic! Food was unique, wine pairings were spot on, and the service was friendly and great overall!

Burt Spearmint

This place is special. Very fancy with great food. I will be back for sure. Worth the price for sure. Amazing attention to detail and the staff was great !

Claire La Shomb

Very nice experience from ambiance, service, food. Very enjoyable, plan to go back.

Mary P.

Amazing culinary delights a wonderful attentive staff! The ambiance by Owner Sophia is unmatched by any other restaurant. Her chef husband and two sons work tirelessly to make every little detail a work of art. Highly recommend for special occasion or romantic date

Ben Unna

Uh. Mazing. Everything was literally the best. Wine pairings we're spot on. Each course was top notch. Ordered filet for the main, and was extremely satiated. Tried the sea bass, and it was also 5star.

Michele Mann Hopkins

Without question Cafe Monarch is delightful, the food is amazing, the staff are well trained in everything but snobiness they are warm and friendly. They want to make sure your experience it is all you dreamed it would be.The vegetables are all from local organic farms. They're also selective on where their meats come from most of which are prime cuts. So ladies put on something lovely And be treated like royalty. It's a bit pricey but come on you deserve a treat !!

Derek Duhaime

Absolutely amazing! Not only did we get married here, we came back for dinner months later and the service and food was incredible. Our server Chris was completely understanding of allergies, explained the menu perfect and made us feel so comfortable. The bartender was super friendly and made great cocktails. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? YES!

Renny Mitchell

This place is the best. Seriously, the best. I would rate this among the finest restaurants in the country. Great for special occasions but be sure to save your dollars for this night out so yo may enjoy all they have to offer. Avg cost for our part was just under 300 per person. It was worth every penny.

Teddy Bear

Great anniversary dinner

Peter Sulley

This place is super elegant and savvy

Jeron Downing

Very unique place to eat. The chef prepares a 4 course meal and you have a couple of options for each course. The portion sizes are small, but the food quality is exceptional. The wine list was good and the server's are sommeliers so they can help you with food pairings. Not the cheapest place to eat. It's a $$$$ type place. Great place to go if you are splurging on yourself for a special occassion.

Rob Fletcher

Really amazing food in a beautiful environment — the mushroom ravioli (pictured) is a top 5 dish I’ve ever had. Wait staff was also passionate and very knowledgable on wine.

Benjamin Sze

Very pretty restaurant tucked away in old Town Scottsdale! Service was top notch. Food quality was great. Had a great experience. Highly recommend.

M

Some of the best drinks we've had in Arizona. Amazing multi course menu. Vegetarian options available (and delicious)

Guy Kezirian

Elegant setting, service was great, but the food, while beautifully presented, was not spectacular. This is one of the most expensive restaurants in Scottsdale. Go for the experience, keep the culinary expectations in check, and you will have a very nice evening.

Betsy Billue

Dinner at Cafe Monarch was wonderful. This restaurant was my daughter's choice to celebrate a few very special events and CM did not disappoint. First of all I suggest you make reservations. We arrived early for our reservations and enjoyed some great cocktails in the bar. We enjoyed all of our choices for the four courses. My favorite was my choice for the third course - steak medallions. Yummy. I do not often eat beef and this was a treat. Because of the opportunity to choose between course selections, my daughter and I choose different things. CM's wine pairing option worked well for us. 4 glasses of wine each paired for our selections. Dessert should not be missed - fantastic butter cake. So, the evening (yes the dining experience was savored over several hours) was pricey but a great value. The service from beginning to end was over the top. Again, we were celebrating some really big events. Our memories of our celebration at Cafe Monarch will be fondly remembered for years to come. Go if you can.

Paula Trush

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Cafe Monarch. It was the perfect choice for our special occasion! The food was delicious, the restaurant was beautiful and romantic, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will certainly return.

Father Above

Took my Lovely wife to this exquisite establishment for her birthday and our experience there was nothing less than spectacular! The moment we stepped into their atmosphere there was an elegant and classy feel to their service and staff. The menu and food was amazingly perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Sunjammr

The best breakfast of my life!

Stephanie Lokuta

We went to Scottsdale for our mini moon and were told if we leave our resort the only place we need to go to is Cafe Monarch and it was the best advice. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the wine... all amazing. This place is so beautiful for a special occasion and if you’re there when they serve their cauliflower soup consider yourself very lucky!

Roy Schultz

Love the atmosphere. Love the waiters , all workers on the floor. Everything is just some notches up!!

Bernard Kirk

We were celebrating a birthday and this is the perfect spot for a celebration! The service is outstanding from the hostess, to the bartender, to the waiter, to the food server - top notch. The food - fresh and delicious. The atmosphere - sophisticated but not stuffy. Lovely room and tables. Not too loud - just right. They made us feel special and finished the meal with a birthday dessert full of fun. Thank you Cafe Monarch for making our evening so wonderful. Highly recommend for a memorable night out.

Erin Sperduti

Absolutely exquisite, and entirely worth the months of saving up for a meal. If you have a passion for the culinary arts, Cafe Monarch will remind you why you fell in love in the first place. Combining flavors that most chefs would never even think of in an upscale, romantic environment makes this place the perfect special occasion destination.

Dave K

Service, food and ambiance was amazing. Made our 25th anniversary extremely special. Highly recommend!

Ferras Elshair

Unbelievably delicious food! Flawless service with servers that are passionate about good and take the time to explain every detail. CM is easily one of the best restaurants in Arizona. Highly recommend it for special occasions.

myessence1

My husband and I enjoy quality meals around the country and abroad. We’ve eaten at Michelin Star restaurants (of which Cafe Monarch should definitely be included) as well as your average fine dining restaurant. I have to say: you don’t have to be a “foodie” to enjoy the food at Cafe Monarch. I was extremely impressed with not only the quality (I knew for the price, that would be a near given), but the actual flavors of the food offerings. I’m not often surprised by food at this point - not in a negative way, it’s just that I can look at menu items and know what to expect - but I was totally surprised with the food at Cafe Monarch. When you partake in each course, you can tell the chef put serious thought into every detail of that course - from the sauces to the vegetables to the presentation. I loved every single thing I ate at Cafe Monarch. I was so impressed with the entire experience; it’s unlike any other restaurant in the valley. There are no gimmicks here: no searing hot plates with grocery store chain meat thrown on top, no sauced or carb-y accompaniments required to hide the entrees’ subpar flavors, no darkly lit restaurant you have to take out a phone flashlight to see, the tables aren’t so close you feel like you’re in a cafeteria hall, etc. Cafe Monarch serves each course simply, in a romantically elegant environment, and the only possible downside to this method, is that everything is so good, you end up wanting more of each individual course. Overall, I highly recommend the Cafe Monarch experience. For myself, I cannot wait to go back.

Tiler Speak

We were celebrating a birthday and this is the perfect spot for a celebration! The service is outstanding from the hostess, to the bartender, to the waiter, to the food server - top notch. The food - fresh and delicious. The atmosphere - sophisticated but not stuffy. Lovely room and tables. Not too loud - just right. They made us feel special and finished the meal with a birthday dessert full of fun. Thank you Cafe Monarch for making our evening so wonderful. Highly recommend for a memorable night out.

Stephanie Casterline

The staff were all very accommodating to my food allergies. They served me dishes that were very similar to my husband's dishes with minor changes which didn't seem to compromise the integrity of any dishes. I had 6 complete courses including dessert. The service was top-notch and each dish was complex in textures and flavors. The only thing I miss is the rose garden coziness of the outdoor seating and cottage-like indoor seating that existed at the building across the street... where Cafe Monarch used to be. Now it feels like an upscale restaurant (not a bad thing, just missed the comfort of the home-feeling)! At the end of the night, my husband and I left Cafe Monarch with incredibly happy and full bellies! Can't wait to come back!

Robert Johnson

You have to eat here..... Just the BEST place

Frank Rizzo

XLNT food and service... $$$$$! Pricey.

Julia Huang

Truly an amazing experience! Happened to be visiting family in town and this place was recommended to us, and it was fantastic! Food was unique, wine pairings were spot on, and the service was friendly and great overall!

Burt Spearmint

This place is special. Very fancy with great food. I will be back for sure. Worth the price for sure. Amazing attention to detail and the staff was great !

Claire La Shomb

Very nice experience from ambiance, service, food. Very enjoyable, plan to go back.

Mary P.

Amazing culinary delights a wonderful attentive staff! The ambiance by Owner Sophia is unmatched by any other restaurant. Her chef husband and two sons work tirelessly to make every little detail a work of art. Highly recommend for special occasion or romantic date

Melissa Cruz

Amazing experience!! Shouldn't be missed!

Ben Unna

Uh. Mazing. Everything was literally the best. Wine pairings we're spot on. Each course was top notch. Ordered filet for the main, and was extremely satiated. Tried the sea bass, and it was also 5star.

Michele Mann Hopkins

Without question Cafe Monarch is delightful, the food is amazing, the staff are well trained in everything but snobiness they are warm and friendly. They want to make sure your experience it is all you dreamed it would be.The vegetables are all from local organic farms. They're also selective on where their meats come from most of which are prime cuts. So ladies put on something lovely And be treated like royalty. It's a bit pricey but come on you deserve a treat !!

Derek Duhaime

Absolutely amazing! Not only did we get married here, we came back for dinner months later and the service and food was incredible. Our server Chris was completely understanding of allergies, explained the menu perfect and made us feel so comfortable. The bartender was super friendly and made great cocktails. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? YES!

Renny Mitchell

This place is the best. Seriously, the best. I would rate this among the finest restaurants in the country. Great for special occasions but be sure to save your dollars for this night out so yo may enjoy all they have to offer. Avg cost for our part was just under 300 per person. It was worth every penny.

Teddy Bear

Great anniversary dinner

Peter Sulley

This place is super elegant and savvy

Jeron Downing

Very unique place to eat. The chef prepares a 4 course meal and you have a couple of options for each course. The portion sizes are small, but the food quality is exceptional. The wine list was good and the server's are sommeliers so they can help you with food pairings. Not the cheapest place to eat. It's a $$$$ type place. Great place to go if you are splurging on yourself for a special occassion.

Jeff Kleban

Best restaurant in greater Phoenix

Benjamin Sze

Very pretty restaurant tucked away in old Town Scottsdale! Service was top notch. Food quality was great. Had a great experience. Highly recommend.

M

Some of the best drinks we've had in Arizona. Amazing multi course menu. Vegetarian options available (and delicious)

Guy Kezirian

Elegant setting, service was great, but the food, while beautifully presented, was not spectacular. This is one of the most expensive restaurants in Scottsdale. Go for the experience, keep the culinary expectations in check, and you will have a very nice evening.

Al Merino

Elegant, romantic, amazing cuisine and one of the best service in town. It is pricy, but worth it.

Betsy Billue

Dinner at Cafe Monarch was wonderful. This restaurant was my daughter's choice to celebrate a few very special events and CM did not disappoint. First of all I suggest you make reservations. We arrived early for our reservations and enjoyed some great cocktails in the bar. We enjoyed all of our choices for the four courses. My favorite was my choice for the third course - steak medallions. Yummy. I do not often eat beef and this was a treat. Because of the opportunity to choose between course selections, my daughter and I choose different things. CM's wine pairing option worked well for us. 4 glasses of wine each paired for our selections. Dessert should not be missed - fantastic butter cake. So, the evening (yes the dining experience was savored over several hours) was pricey but a great value. The service from beginning to end was over the top. Again, we were celebrating some really big events. Our memories of our celebration at Cafe Monarch will be fondly remembered for years to come. Go if you can.

Paula Trush

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Cafe Monarch. It was the perfect choice for our special occasion! The food was delicious, the restaurant was beautiful and romantic, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will certainly return.

Christopher Beyer

My wife and I came here for our 11th anniversary. The staff was excellent and went out of their way to be accommodating of our experience, answering questions and giving good recommendations for cocktail pairings. The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a romantic evening. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

Business Hours of Cafe Monarch in Arizona

SUNDAY
5:30–10PM
MONDAY
(COLUMBUS DAY) CLOSED HOURS MIGHT DIFFER
TUESDAY
5:30–10:30PM
WEDNESDAY
5:30–10:30PM
THURSDAY
5:30–10:30PM
FRIDAY
5–11:30PM
SATURDAY
5–11:30PM

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