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Cafe Monarch

6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
+1 480-970-7682
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Ranked #3 of 1,014 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $65 - $100
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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 menu for $65 per person. Menu changes weekly. Upon reservation please specify if you have any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions. Cafe Monarch will accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions to ensure every guest can enjoy every course. Reservations are highly recommended. Local Eats Award under category "Best Restaurants in America 2013" Phoenix Magazine "Best Restaurants" 2012 OpenTable 2014 Diner's Choice Award
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English first
Portland, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a splendid dinner here, sitting in the back patio. A lovely prosecco to start and the waiter let us be a good long time, which was lovely not to be hurried. A trout pate was delicious with apple chutney. Then a lovely salad followed by one of the bets filet mignons ever -- cooked to perfection. Dessert was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our experience at Cafe Monarch was extraordinaire. We choose the out door patio for our meal and the atmosphere outside is romatic, cozy, very relaxing and pleasant. We found the food extremely well prepared and well worth the money. If there's anything I can point out was the dessert since all previous courses set the bar pretty high. It was... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have not ranked this as one of the best meals I have ever had but as an overall dining experience it was excellent. It is a set menu apart from the main course but the balance was perfect and all the tastes merged together well. It has a lovely outdoor courtyard for dining but sadly the night we were... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews 249 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We drove 30 minutes for this place and well worth it. We didn't know it was a set menu and were a little disappointed at first but WOW were we wrong. Everything we put in our mouth was amazing. The ambiance is soo lovely - perfect for a special evening! Definitely request outdoor seating it's so lovely. It's an old... More

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Surprise, AZ
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163 reviews 163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cafe Monarch is a boutique dining establishment in Old Town Scottsdale. Dinner service consists of a price fixe menu with several entree options and an optional wine pairing. Full bar and wine by the bottle also available. The setting is rustic and trendy, the type of place only insiders know about. + Excellent cuisine all dishes expertly prepared with great... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My Husband and I had a wonderfully romantic dinner at Cafe Monarch recently to celebrate my Birthday. This gem is tucked away on a street in Old Town Scottsdale and is so cute and inviting from the moment you pull up to the parking lot. Upon our arrival we were asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside. Given... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Love the quaint and Spanish looking decor. It made us feel like we were somewhere in Europe. The food was excellent, very flavorful. They serve a pre-fix menu with several options between meat/fish or vegetarian. I recommend this place for couples, to celebrate anniversaries or birthdays.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place is four course prix fixe (a good value at $55). Creative, interesting menu. One dinner (only choice was fish or filet entree, the other 3 courses are set) runs for the week. So check out what's for dinner before you go. Lovely setting. Misters in the garden area kept it nice, even for this time of year, but... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had booked here a couple of times but something always came up. Finally made it and it was worth the it. I was here with my wife and two 20s sons. Awesome place - old house atmosphere with a great garden area out back. We sat inside beside a window looking out onto the garden. The menu changes so no... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The menu is fresh and modern. The food preparation and presentation was outstanding. We are hard to impress New Yorkers, and we were blown away. Sit outside, the garden is lovely. W

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