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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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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 experience in spite of itself!

We found Café Monarch to wonderful in almost every way. The only exception to be the attitude of the management, to wit: Reservations will be held for five minutes! Please! At these prices! Speaking of prices, this type of restaurant with an extremely limited menu and fixed price is an very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Solidfellow
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colorado
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We found Café Monarch to wonderful in almost every way. The only exception to be the attitude of the management, to wit: Reservations will be held for five minutes! Please! At these prices! Speaking of prices, this type of restaurant with an extremely limited menu and fixed price is an very efficient money machine, but evidently they want to wring... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends in Scottsdale, Arzonia and my birthday happen to fall on the Friday we were visiting. Earlier in the week prior to our trip to Arizona we had purchased a gift certificate for another couple in Scottsdale that would be celebrating their recent marriage during our visit. Taking advice from Trip Advisor I selected Cafe Monarch for... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This absolutely beautiful restaurant will not disappoint. The atmosphere is so romantic and quaint, the food is delicious and the service perfect. Affordable wines and outstanding food. Can't wait to go back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful little restaurant tucked up a quiet street just off Old Town. Friendly staff and great service. Set menu was excellent and the quality and presentation was 1st class. Lovely evening.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cafe Monarch is probably the most charming and romantic restaurant in the Phoenix metro area. Unfortunately, it is not normally opened on Sunday or for lunch. A nice wine list is offered as well as a lovely amuse bouch. The noise level is conducive to a normal conversation. I would not suggest this restaurant for children. I cannot find anything... More 

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Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a business dinner for a large group. The pre-fix menu selections were excellent. It can be difficult to serve a lot of people at once but cafe Monarch pulled it off beautifully. I cannot rave enough about the roasted corn soup. Wish I could find a recipe for that! Even the restroom was charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

i made dinner reservations on a Saturday and my experience couldn't have been any better. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a friendly hostess. They have a great seating area outside which was perfect for the nice evening weather AZ has to offer. Once we were seated the pre-set menu makes choosing a great meal simple.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the service was ok , the food was pretty good. they ONLY HAVE ONE BATHROOM FOR THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT !!!!!!!! Id like to know what idiot at the city they had to payoff to get an occupancy permit with one , yes one unisex toilet for a restaurant of aprox 100 seating???????

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The ambiance is the best in scottsdale, especially in the evening on the European style patio. Then the best thing of all is that the food presentation, taste and service lives up to your firstigh expectations. We have eaten here many times with different friends and the only complaint we have heard was that the portions are small, stated by... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The food was amazing. It is a fixed price menu. It included soup, salad, entrée and desert for 65$. We thought we would add the wine pairing at 45$ per person. We have always been very satisfied with the wine pairings at other restaurants we have dined at. The food was excellent, white asparagus soup, salad with bitter greens, hazelnut... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?