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6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
+1 480-970-7682
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Ranked #1 of 1,025 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $65 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Monarch creates a dining experience unmatched in Arizona. Surrounded by a candle lit courtyard and 2 gorgeous dining rooms, guests enjoy a menu featuring fresh, organic, all-natural seasonal ingredients. Quaint, charm, romance and warmth surrounds this true foodie destination. Cafe Monarch offers guests a 4 course dinner menu for $65 per person. Menu changes weekly. Upon reservation please specify if you have any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions. Cafe Monarch can accommodate most allergies or dietary restrictions to ensure every guest can enjoy every course. Reservations are highly recommended. Family owned and operated. Cafe Monarch is now open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm. Come enjoy a seasonal, chef inspired 3 course menu in our beautiful courtyard with plenty of shade and misters. Phoenix New Times Best of 2014 "Best Romantic Dinner" OpenTable 2014 Diner's Choice Award, "Best Food", "Best Ambiance", "Best Service" Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence 2014 (ranked #2 of 1,005 restaurants in Scottsdale) Local Eats Award under category "Best Restaurants in America 2013" Phoenix Magazine "Best Restaurants" 2012 Phoenix New Times Best of 2011 "Best Contemporary Restaurant" Phoenix New Times Best of 2009 "Best Place to Meet the Chef"
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing lunch experience. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere out in the patio was truly epic. This is the blue print for success in the restaurant business. Our 3 course lunch started off with a prosciutto goat cheese appetizer followed by choice of soup or salad then lunch. I had the portobello mushroom cannelloni for lunch and... More 

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We had the 3 course lunch which was out standing. Service was very good but not great. The food sure made up for it. Will be returning in the future.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere and cuisine in downtown Scottsdale. Very knowledgeable staff and worth a special trip. Reservations a must. Scottsdale dress code is a must. Near the Hotel Valley Ho.

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Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our first night in Scottsdale we decided to check out this small but very quaint restaurant. Loved the vibe in the restaurant - lots of little details. The fixed menu did not disappoint. Our waiter was great making suggestions and wine pairings. We enjoyed a great food and wine. Would highly recommend this great find!

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Evergreen, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had a great time. Beautiful outdoor space. The service was perfect, just the right balance of attentiveness, information and not interrupting our dinner conversation. Enjoyed each of the four courses, including some items we never would have ordered ourselves. The wine flight went very good with each of the dishes. Overall, had a great evening

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have to say the service was perfect for us. When our cocktails arrived we asked not to have our first course come until we had finished them. That's exactly what happened. The spacing between courses was just right as well. The food was as good as the service. For the price I did not expect to have a $400... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I had been to Cafe Monarch in its early days, and was rather unimpressed, but was so happy that I agreed to try it again. I didn't realize that the original restaurant had been sold, and the new owners took over a larger space in the same building, and turned it into one of the most romantic restaurants in the... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Cafe Monarch is our very favorite restaurant. We've been there > 5 times in the past year and have never been disappointed. This year I am buying gift certificates as thank-you gifts for supportive colleagues, businesses and for family members. The menu varies and you'd think with a limited choice we would have had a mediocre dish, but not so.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I am sorry to say that Cafe Monarch just did not live up to it's billing for us. The setting is amazing. The food was quite good, though I would not say amazing. Our biggest issue was the service. We were in and out of there in 75 minutes, and that was only because I asked them to give us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great neat lunch menu, enchanting atmosphere in the courtyard...super experience! Highly recommend Cafe Monarch!!!

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Address: 6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
Phone Number: +1 480-970-7682
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
Average Prices: USD 65 - 100
Cuisine: American

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