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Cafe Monarch

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Tue, 7/23
8:00 PM

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner

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$95 - $160

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Italian Burgundy Truffles, Pine Nuts, Herb Butter Crostini
Smoked King Salmon Rillette
Dill Crème Fraîche, Pickled Champagne Grapes, Crispy Capers, Everything Lavash, Chives
Summer Watermelon Salad
Local Watermelon,‏ Mesclun Mix Greens, Smoked Chèvre, Pickled Watermelon Rind, Braised Pork Belly, Agridulce Cashews, Blackberry-Cherry Vinaigrette, Brioche
Burrata Salad
Roasted Eggplant Purée. Wild Baby Arugula, Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Beets, Wild Balsamic Pearls, Fennel Oil, Noble Country Bread
Niman Ranch Tenderloin Tips
Summer Squash Purée, Tempura Squash Roulade, Chimichurri, Golden Pea Tendrils
Yellow Fin Tuna Crudo
Calabrian Pepper Aioli, Crispy Rice Cake, Granny Smith Apple-Tare Sauce, Sesame Seeds
Surf and Turf Trio
Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Ravioli
Citrus Crusted Chilean Sea Bass
Asparagus Emulsion Jasmine Rice, Leeks, Corn, Black Lentils, Peppadew Peppers, Charred Ginger Beurre Blanc, Finger Lime Petite Salad
Maine Diver Scallops
Parsnip Purée, Spiced Heirloom Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Blackberry Tapenade, Citrus Vinaigrette, Crispy Root Chips
Cast Iron Seared Filet Mignon
USDA Prime‏ Beef, Smoked Sweet Potato Purée, Charred Broccolini, Cipollini Onion, Lobster Mushrooms, Cabernet Sauvignon Beef Jus, Crispy Elephant Garlic Chips
Snake River Farms Kobe Ribeye
14oz USDA America Wagyu Beef, Yukon Potato Mash, Sautéed Asparagus, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Demi-Glace, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Kurobuta Pork Chop
Whole Grain Mustard Mash, Caulilini, Napa Cabbage-Pineapple Slaw, Pork Demi Glace, Thyme-Apple Gastrique
Lamb Rack
Organic New Zealand Lamb, Black Pepper Polenta, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Butternut Squash, Lamb Jus
Bucatini ai Frutti di Mare *
Seared Diver Scallops, King Crab, Tiger Prawn, Poached Maine Lobster, Cured Cherry Tomatoes, Pecan-Arugula Pesto, Crispy New Potatoes, Shaved Pecorino, Lobster Fumet
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Peach Canasta, Pecans, Apricot Mostarda, Pinot Noir Reduction, Toast Points
Charred Spanish Octopus
Napa Cabbage,‏ Pickled Summer Vegetables, Yuzu-Soy Vinaigrette, Tempura Shishito
Wagyu New York Striploin
A5 Japanese Grade Beef, Italian Black Summer Truffles, Sunchoke Purée, Pickled Wild Ramps, Oyster Mushrooms, Petite Salad, Whole Grain Mustard-Soy Vinaigrette
Rum Cake
Pecan Butterscotch, Vanilla Bean Gelato, Chantilly Creme
Chocolate Flourless Cake
Seasonal Berries, Cherries, Raspberry Coulis, Black Cherry Gelato, Caramel Pearls
Strawberry Tres Leches
Macerated Mangoes, Vanilla Bean Gelato, Roasted Hazelnuts, Dulce de Leche
Crème Brûlée Tart
Caramel Apple, Honeycomb Brittle, Honey Oat Crumble, Toasted Cinnamon Gelato
Fine Dining, Redefined…. Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named in 2018 by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine. At Cafe Monarch the menu is always changing, bringing you an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations that feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menus are meticulously designed to delight even the most sophisticated
$95 - $160
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fine dining at its best! Third time coming to Cafe Monarch and everyone and everything was lovely. Food was superb, our server Richard was Amazing and all of the staff was attentive. Worth every penny!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank summertully
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. We ate outside on the misted terasse - idyllic fountains and string lighting - it was perfect. I would not go with children as most people there are celebrating anniversary and such.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Marie-Eve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this will be an adventure in dining like no other. the most delicious food you have ever tasted. the way the food is introduced by the most amazing servers. the timing between each course is perfect. the ambiance - you feel like you are in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely eat pork at restaurants but had the pork loin entree and my wife had the sea bass. They were phenomenal. The portions were huge. Had a second meal the next day for lunch :-) Would absolutely go there again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thai n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for a mini vacation and wanted a higher end dinner experience. The decor was lovely, we sat on the patio with a fountain, candle lit, and misters to keep us cool. The 4 course menu was great and the staff was very accomodating...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 870christih
Reviewed June 17, 2019

I was given a gift card to this restaurant. I have never experienced such fine food, fine service, and the atmosphere is over the top! If you want to impress someone, take them to this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank reneadelgado
Reviewed June 17, 2019

This was one of the best meals we have had. The ambiance is amazing. Dining room is gorgeous. We were treated like royalty the second we arrived. The bartender created a special drink based on my likes and was so nice to chat with. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jlperez13
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and it was very nice and first class all the way. The servers and staff went out of their way to explain the individual courses and it was a four course meal with a few options for each course....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 738JamesF
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful dining room, reminiscent of an European old world elegance. Food was ok, honestly I can't even remember what I had, so I guess the food was not memorable. $150+ a person, I should definitely remember what I ate. Disappointing.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful dinner at Cafe Monarch! Every person involved from the valet, bartenders and our chorus of fantastic servers ( including Andrew, Elliot and Fernando ) made our evening spectacular! Beautiful surroundings elevate great fine dining. Have experienced many mediocre services in dining this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Joyce H
February 21, 2018|
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Response from XbrDavis | Reviewed this property |
A: From 1 to 10 (sloppy to elegant) -- I would suggest 6+. Someone mentioned : "Smart Casual," -- Yep, this is it.
May 21, 2017|
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What a wonderful gift and this is the place as there is only one restaurant in AZ like the Monarch. Call them and tell them your plan. They will work it out for you as long as you give them a date & time and of course a... More
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Response from Katy M | Reviewed this property |
I think I actually remember them identifying a couple items that way but am not sure. When I called to confirm our reservation, they specifically asked about anything they should know regarding our diets.
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