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Cafe Monarch

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6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
+1 480-970-7682
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine...
Cafe Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine in a fine dining, ultra-romantic setting. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, footsteps from the Valley Ho Hotel, Cafe Monarch is locally owned and family operated. Monarch offers guests a seasonal, chef-inspired 4-course prix fixe menu, which changes every week. Quaint, charm, romance and warmth surrounds this true foodie destination. Cafe Monarch, is especially popular for special occasions. Its candlelit courtyard is surrounded with vines, lanterns and bubbling fountains, which makes for a very romantic experience. Cafe Monarch is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at 5:30 p.M. Last seating 9:30pm. The chef at Cafe Monarch is Branden Levine and is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Atmosphere Divine - Food OK

I visited Cafe Monarch given its extremely high ratings. The atmosphere most definitely did not disappoint...just beautiful. This is almost all outdoor dining so be prepared for what the weather may have in store for you. The food at $65 for a 4-course meal was good but limited to 3 choices. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sandra W
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Cafe Monarch given its extremely high ratings. The atmosphere most definitely did not disappoint...just beautiful. This is almost all outdoor dining so be prepared for what the weather may have in store for you. The food at $65 for a 4-course meal was good but limited to 3 choices. It was worth the price but given the outstanding... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The salad was amazing, we loved the wine pairings and the cozy ways the tables were nestled into the "backyard". My fish was overcooked and they did not hesitate to take it back and provide another. That's said, for the price point...I found myself wanting a bit more creativity.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I do not understand how this place gets such high reviews. Our food was ok but not great. The starter was a plain mixed salad...surprising for a place that renowned. The rest of the meal was just good. Simple food well made. Overall it was definitely overpriced. I know more than 20 restaurants in Scottsdale where prices are lower and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We ate at Cafe Monarch for Valentines Day, 2015. I chose this place based on reviews from previous customers. We were early for our reservation and seated immediately on the outside patio...which is beautiful, especially after dark. The menu is very limited, with a fish/soup course followed by a salad course..both are chef's choice. There are 3 selections for main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife Kristi and I try to visit Scottsdale at least once a year around her birthday (early February) to get out of the winter! After flying 6 hours and checking in at the Phoenician, we decided for an early dinner. Cafe Monarch was recommended by many and the reviews online were in agreement. We arrived at 5:30pm which was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Yes, this is rated the #1 place to dine in Scottsdale, and it is totally justified! The atmosphere, food, service, music and attitude of all the staff, is second to none in the area. The prices are roughly $65 pp, for a wonderful four course meal, and it is a bargain. Having a: Roasted Apple and Parsnip Soup, Winter Salad,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Elegant and tasteful. This is valid for both the decor and the menu. Lights, size of the tables, paring of tastes: elegant and tasteful.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had originally wanted to go for lunch but ended up going out for dinner instead. The ambience was superb. A garden atmosphere and lots of candles. The Lewkowicz family owns and operates the establishment. The husband ,wife and 2 sons could not be more friendly and accommodating . They came over several times to make sure everything was ok!... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A table for 6 visited the night before the Superbowl. Had looked up reviews of this restaurant and couldn't get in Mastros steak house is North Scottsdale. After our meal, we were glad we couldn't get in Mastros, this place was wonderful. We had 2 gluten free people which is always a pain but they gladly accommodated them. Me, extra... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is the best restaurant we've ever dined at, EVER! We went there for our wedding anniversary and I am really glad we chose Cafe Monarch. The ambiance was fantastic, the service was great (Scott- our server, was very knowledgeable and provided us with spectacular service) and the food - I don't even know where to start, you have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-970-7682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 65 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Cafe Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine in a fine dining, ultra-romantic setting. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, footsteps from the Valley Ho Hotel, Cafe Monarch is locally owned and family operated. Monarch offers guests a seasonal, chef-inspired 4-course prix fixe menu, which changes every week. Quaint, charm, romance and warmth surrounds this true foodie destination. Cafe Monarch, is especially popular for special occasions. Its candlelit courtyard is surrounded with vines, lanterns and bubbling fountains, which makes for a very romantic experience. Cafe Monarch is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at 5:30 p.M. Last seating 9:30pm. The chef at Cafe Monarch is Branden Levine and is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?