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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: 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!
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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
A VERY Special Anniversary Evening

This was our first time to Café Monarch, but it most certainly won't be our last! We selected it based on reviews on Trip Advisor...we were not disappointed! We both had the filet mignon...excellent. The chef agreed to personalize my husband's choice with a different presentation as he doesn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Carefree. AZ
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Carefree. AZ
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to Café Monarch, but it most certainly won't be our last! We selected it based on reviews on Trip Advisor...we were not disappointed! We both had the filet mignon...excellent. The chef agreed to personalize my husband's choice with a different presentation as he doesn't like squash or sweet potatoes. Some people might not like the... More 

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Rockford, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent service and food. Both the chicken and steak dishes were extraordinary. I also recommend the wine pairing.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best filet mignon I have EVER eaten. Unbelievably tender, that was one pampered cow. All our dishes were tasty, creative, and well prepared. The setting is lovely with a beautiful garden, and great service to match. I will go back and appreciate that they change their menu. The only thing I wish was different is for an option to eat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Prix fixe with selections. Each course is prepared perfectly. Flab ours and presentation are excellent. Outdoor seating is misted and is tolerable later in the evening. Don't miss this tptestaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We come to Scottsdale often and because of Trip Advisor we go here. Tonight we were amazed again. First, the patio in the summer is a real surprise. The misters make the charming patio a tropical forest with romantic lighting throughout. The waiter tried to convince us to order everything on the prefixe menu and I thought it would be... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I picked Monarch Cafe because it was Trip Advisor's #1 ranked restaurant in Scottsdale and I was taking my (now) fiancee and her Aunts who had come in from Italy (first time the Aunts were ever in America) on a whirlwind engagement trip and I wanted to impress them. We were definitely impressed. Despite the #1 ranking, Cafe Monarch STILL... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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ottawa canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

$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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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:
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
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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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!
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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