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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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Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 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
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 5:30pm. 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! SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION: July: Thursday - Saturday August: Wednesday- Saturday Open for Dinner at 5:30pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Perfect Anniversary Dinner

My husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary at Cafe Monarch and cannot say enough great things about it. The meal was excellent and definitely not your typical food in Arizona. The atmosphere was charming and beautiful and we also really enjoyed talking with our server, who has almost passed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
ChandlerMBC
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary at Cafe Monarch and cannot say enough great things about it. The meal was excellent and definitely not your typical food in Arizona. The atmosphere was charming and beautiful and we also really enjoyed talking with our server, who has almost passed all the levels of Sommelier training. We did spend a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Found this place on trip advisor. The reviews continually rave about everything from the service to the food. With high expectations I was a little worried. The place was amazing. The outdoor patio was perfect, misters going to handle the heat. Service was top level from the time we sat down. We had a 10 year old with the party... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely meal with family and we were pleasantly surprised at the preparation. Started with the gazpacho soup which was made with locally grown tomatoes. Next course was a lovely salad with very mildly flavored yellow beets, arugula and a lovely balsamic dressing. I enjoyed the main course of a citrus roasted salmon which had a wonderfully sweet, crunchy... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

$65/person for a four course meal. When I first read that, I questioned whether that would be enough food. Now that I have eaten there, the answer is yes. And it was delicious. The flavors are well balanced. I usually don't like arugula due to its bitterness, but that was balanced off with compressed watermelon and sweet beets in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went before summer it was a beautiful place to have dinner outside, food was perfect, and very friendly staff! It

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For our anniversary, I picked this after seeing raves for being singularly romantic online, in a top 10 list. We were not disappointed! Only catch was finding it, we stopped first at that mid-century hotel thinking it was inside so that was a bump in the road. After my spouse stopped fuming and we were seated early, all calmed down.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you need a quiet moment to say I love you, this has the ambiance of a small French garden filled with lighted candles and colorful flowers. Inside there are only a few tables, not at all cramped just intimate. The food was delicious.

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Globe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very rarely do you find a restaurant that exceeds expectations. Café Monarch does just that! The food was perfection, from the butternut squash soup to the strawberry crepe dessert! Service was fabulous but not overbearing. By far, the best eatery in the Phoenix area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dined here twice on a recent visit to the area. We were seated inside for the first visit and outside the second visit, both were enjoyable. The outdoor area is very nice, attractive and relaxing although warm in June. Food was very good and we enjoyed the salmon, the chicken and the filet. Desserts were very good also. All portions... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We arrived a little early and were seated almost immediately. From the starters (squash soup and some kind of shrimp thing) through the salad (greens and pine nuts and cheese, oh my) and entrees (salmon for one of us, steak for the other) and right on into dessert (cheesecake and crepes), everything was insanely delicious and beautifully presented. We also... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Monarch

Address: 6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone Number: +1 480-970-7682
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 65 - 100
Cuisine: American

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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 5:30pm. 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! SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION: July: Thursday - Saturday August: Wednesday- Saturday Open for Dinner at 5:30pm
Open Hours
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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