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Cafe Monarch

6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
+1 480-970-7682
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Ranked #6 of 992 restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cafe Monarch creates a dining experience unmatched in Arizona. Surrounded by a candle lit courtyard and 2 gorgeous dining rooms, guests enjoy a 3 course menu. Menu changes often based on seasonal ingredients, market selection, an artistic whim or even weather will inspire the creation of a cozy-hearty soup or decadent dessert! Quaint, charm, romance and warmth surrounds this true foodie destination. Reservations are highly recommended! Cafe Monarch offers guests a 3 course menu which changes often based on seasonal, local and organic offerings for $55 a person. Monarch's in-house sommelier pairs each course with the perfect wine which you have the option to experience as well. Monarch also offers a variety of boutique spirits. Upon reservation please specify if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, etc. Cafe Monarch will accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions to ensure every guest can enjoy every course. .Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence 2013 ranked #3 of 903 restaurants in scottsdaleLocal Eats Award under category "Best restaurants in America""Cafe Monarch is like no other restaurant in town, which is precisely its appeal" - AZCE
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92% Recommend
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Dothan, Alabama
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Fabulous ambiance and food with attentive service at the Cafe Monarch. The restaurant itself is quaint and romantic. We were a little skeptical about the set menu but it was such a non issue. The food was amazing with beautiful presentation. We absolutely loved it!

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We picked this small restaurant after reading the very favorable online reviews. We were not disappointed. The menu is limited to two fixed price entree offerings, which change weekly. This is done because of the very small kitchen. The other three courses are common to both entrees, so may not seem to be a "perfect fit" at first, However, they... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Delicious prefixed dinner, great staff, great ambiance, cool drink menu and amazing food. Made for a great date night... The garden patio was cozy and with a Parisian decor and feel

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Scottsdale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I could go on for quite some time about this incredible Scottsdale gem but I won't. All you need to know is that this was an incredible meal only surpassed by the hospitality of Sofia, Phillip, and Steven. Our visit was an experience we rarely come across......it was truly unexpected. I encourage all to try it if they have a... More

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Bloomfield, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I recently visited Scottsdale and planned this dinner well in advance to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with a rather large group of his friends (about 15 people) and it could not have been a better experience. When I first reached out to the restaurant manager a few months prior to the dinner she could not have been more friendly... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We tried Cafe Monarch after a TripAdvisor search. It was by far one of the best meals we have had in Scottsdale and we eat out a lot. It started with a wonderful patio beautifully decorated with perfectly paired music that was just the right volume. Our waiter was very attentive and even brewed me a glass of iced tea... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I tried dinner here one night and it was wonderful. We sat outside in the garden and they had enough patio warmers to keep us warm. It is a set menu by the chef and they are working on being able to view the menu online before coming here. Otherwise, at this time the menu is presented... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Hidden gem just outside of Old Town Scottsdale. Chef Chris is excellent. Great option outside of mainstream dining.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I was here a couple weekends ago to see what the hype was all about. I was not dissapointed in the least. It's a pre-fix set up so you get a salad and then a choice between meat or fish for your entree and then a dessert. I chose the monkfish served with farrow grains and aspargus done three ways.... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After reading the reviews on this place I decided to go unfortunately I was very disappointed . Let me start by saying that this is a most charming and romantic location I thought that I had hit a home run when we got seated. It was my wife's birthday so I was hoping for something special and this spot was... More

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