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Cafe Monarch

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6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
+1 480-970-7682
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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Café Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine...
Café Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine in a fine dining, ultra-romantic setting. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Cafe Monarch offers guests a seasonal, chef-inspired 4-course prix fixe menu, which changes every week. Its candlelit courtyard is surrounded with vines, lanterns and bubbling fountains, which makes for a very romantic experience. The chef at Café Monarch is chef/owner Gus Lewkowicz and is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family. Café Monarch is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday. DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR OUTDOOR SEATING WE CANNOT GUARANTEE OR RESERVE COURTYARD SEATING. WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO ACCOMMODATE REQUESTS WHEN POSSIBLE. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great outdoor area

Seating outside is a must. Very pretty private garden. Tables are pretty tight. There was a small mix up in the kitchen with our order but they recovered nicely. I would highly recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Cliff M
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Seattle, Washington
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely spot! Our anniversary fell on Sunday night and Cafe Monarch was very busy! Our waiter made the experience very memorable. He started by bringing us sparkling wine to celebrate our special event. We started with both soup selections - Cauliflower and Lobster Bisque - they were not the highlight of the meal as both were just fine.... More 

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Thank GaryMillerAZ
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seating outside is a must. Very pretty private garden. Tables are pretty tight. There was a small mix up in the kitchen with our order but they recovered nicely. I would highly recommend this place.

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Thank Cliff M
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 4 of us had dinner at Cafe Monarch last night and it was one of the top three lifetime meals and dining experiences we have ever had. From the moment we were greeted by the hostess, we knew we were in for something special. Sam was our head waiter and he could not do enough for us.... More 

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Thank Joan C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter and her husband here to celebrate her birthday. This restaurant is beautiful and the service is excellent. You have at least 4 choices of main entree's to choose from. I had the filet, my daughter had the pasta and her husband,..the sea bass. All of us were very happy with our choices. My son-n-law did try... More 

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Thank TDHArizona
Saint Louis, Missouri
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388 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Already rated the #1 place to dine in Scottsdale, you would think they would become "Complacent", NOT SO! This is "A Big Deal, and Worth it"! Only having a chance to enjoy this special place once a year, the really deserve "Special Credit" for maintaining such high food standards, along with a most pleasant staff. We celebrated my Wife's Birthday... More 

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Thank jerrycoin
Castle Rock
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Monarch has been top rated in Scottsdale and therefore a place we wanted to try, but on a special occasion. So we decided to go for my birthday. It turned out to be everything the reviews had said--excellent food, ambiance, and service. Cafe Monarch is a fixed price restaurant, and includes 4 courses, so if you don't usually plan... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for our 33rd Anniversary and when we walked up and gave our name to the Hostess she wished us a Happy Anniversary great PR. They sat us in the outdoor Courtyard which is absolutely Beautiful candles every where and very romantic a most see. The food was excellent from start to finish it is a four course... More 

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Thank Paulette G
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef/Owner Christian Lewkowicz has blended the perfect setting for a intimate and romantic night out. We visited Monarch Café this Saturday night to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We had not been back since the change of ownership and we were wowed by the change in setting. From the décor to the harmonious blend of music to the tour de force... More 

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Thank pascalphx
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect in every aspect of a dining experience. The service is flawless, the food is impeccable and the courtyard is incredibly charming. This is a haven for serious foodies and lovers of the luxury dining encounter.

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Thank Thomas K
Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing dinner! Cannot say enough good things, just do yourself a favor and EAT HERE! I am jealous of everyone who is local to this beautiful spot. The ambiance is perfection. With a gorgeous, candle-lit vibe, it feels as though you have entered a secret garden. Wine was delicious. Food was to-die-for. Every single thing we ate was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • 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: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Café Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine in a fine dining, ultra-romantic setting. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Cafe Monarch offers guests a seasonal, chef-inspired 4-course prix fixe menu, which changes every week. Its candlelit courtyard is surrounded with vines, lanterns and bubbling fountains, which makes for a very romantic experience. The chef at Café Monarch is chef/owner Gus Lewkowicz and is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family. Café Monarch is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday. DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR OUTDOOR SEATING WE CANNOT GUARANTEE OR RESERVE COURTYARD SEATING. WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO ACCOMMODATE REQUESTS WHEN POSSIBLE. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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