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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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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
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. Cafe Monarch is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family. 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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  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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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
Wonderful birthday dinner

This is a beautiful setting for a special night. We sat outside in the courtyard. The menu is prix fixe with choices on the entree and desert. We also chose the wine pairing which paired wine with the dishes. The menu changes with the season and each course was superb. The appetizer was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
debsimmons
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LaGrange, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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LaGrange, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful setting for a special night. We sat outside in the courtyard. The menu is prix fixe with choices on the entree and desert. We also chose the wine pairing which paired wine with the dishes. The menu changes with the season and each course was superb. The appetizer was a wonderful crab dumpling followed by a... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great evening and I love the concept of the restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, great ambiance, service awesome with a fantastic meal. Great food options and wonderful flavor combinations through each course. Can't wait to visit again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This isn’t a place you see once and are satisfied—it is a restaurant that leaves your anting to make reservations to come back again! Innovative menu- fresh ingredients and servers who could be old friends- and the atmosphere is icing on the cake!

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St.John's
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited Cafe Monarch with my husband and another couple for a birthday celebration for my girlfriend and to end a fabulous holiday in Scottsdale. What a treat! Upon early arrival our inquiry about outside sitting was available and we were promptly escorted to our seats in the Courtyard. How lucky. The courtyard is beautiful, all lit with candlelight, hanging lanterns,... More 

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Seattle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Reservations made 3 weeks earlier for a birthday celebration. We were quickly seated inside. The restaurant is nicely appointed, quiet w pleasant music playing. The menu is prix fixe so our entree choices were King salmon, fillet and gnocchi. The appetizer tomato soup w crab cake was sublime. The salad of compressed cantaloupe, beets, smoked feta and greens was good... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I can't say enough good about the Cafe Monarch. We made our reservation on the day of planned dining and there was a table only at 5:30 (which, luckily what we wanted) indicating the demand this restaurant enjoys. From the moment you arrive to your departure, you are treated with respectful hospitality. I was tipped off to this when the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We reserved a table and were seated in the beautiful and romantically candlelit courtyard at Cafe Monarch last night for our 31st anniversary dinner. Our only regret is that as Scottsdale residents, we did not discover this place sooner. What a wonderful setting and some of the most well prepared and delicious food that we have had almost anywhere. We... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you arrive atCafe Monarch you know you will be having an enjoyable experience Light music fills your ears, the soft glow of candles hit your eyes & the smell of winter scented ( lightly) candles fills the air The setting is above romantic, whether you sit inside or out the ambiance is incredible I couldn't wait to... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Scottsdale and came here for our anniversary dinner based on the reviews. It was a beautiful atmosphere and the garden was wonderful but I didn't think it lived up to the reviews. The tables are pretty crammed together and it feels like you are having dinner with the people sitting next to you. We... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

First class in a low intensity setting. I took the family here to celebrate the wife's birthday. A memorable meal. The menu is established by the chef and one simply chooses the main course. Each course was wonderful from the salad to the fish to the dessert. The wait staff is very attentive and knowledgable. Tough to get reservation but... 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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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. Cafe Monarch is owned/operated by the Lewkowicz family. 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?