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Cafe Monarch

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Tue, 8/20
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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $160
CUISINES
American

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FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)‏
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
SECOND COURSE (CHOICE)
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
THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)‏
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
FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)
135.0
Surf and Turf Trio
Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Ravioli
90.0
Citrus Crusted Chilean Sea Bass
Asparagus Emulsion Jasmine Rice, Leeks, Corn, Black Lentils, Peppadew Peppers, Charred Ginger Beurre Blanc, Finger Lime Petite Salad
90.0
Maine Diver Scallops
Parsnip Purée, Spiced Heirloom Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Blackberry Tapenade, Citrus Vinaigrette, Crispy Root Chips
95.0
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
165.0
Snake River Farms Kobe Ribeye
14oz USDA America Wagyu Beef, Yukon Potato Mash, Sautéed Asparagus, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Demi-Glace, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
85.0
Kurobuta Pork Chop
Whole Grain Mustard Mash, Caulilini, Napa Cabbage-Pineapple Slaw, Pork Demi Glace, Thyme-Apple Gastrique
110.0
Lamb Rack
Organic New Zealand Lamb, Black Pepper Polenta, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Butternut Squash, Lamb Jus
95.0
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
ADD-ONS‏
35.0
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Peach Canasta, Pecans, Apricot Mostarda, Pinot Noir Reduction, Toast Points
30.0
Charred Spanish Octopus
Napa Cabbage,‏ Pickled Summer Vegetables, Yuzu-Soy Vinaigrette, Tempura Shishito
80.0
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
DESSERTS
14.0
Rum Cake
Pecan Butterscotch, Vanilla Bean Gelato, Chantilly Creme
12.0
Chocolate Flourless Cake
Seasonal Berries, Cherries, Raspberry Coulis, Black Cherry Gelato, Caramel Pearls
12.0
Strawberry Tres Leches
Macerated Mangoes, Vanilla Bean Gelato, Roasted Hazelnuts, Dulce de Leche
12.0
Crème Brûlée Tart
Caramel Apple, Honeycomb Brittle, Honey Oat Crumble, Toasted Cinnamon Gelato
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$95 - $160
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
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, BYOB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in with my son on a fluke. It was wide open, breezy, gorgeous and clean. We each only had a drink, but it was memorable in that I wanted to remember how I felt in that restaurant. Love it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DeeDee480
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, attentive service, good wine list and a very romantic environment make Cafe Monarch a winner for those special times when you want to show you care... we’ve eaten here on multiple occasions and always went home feeling like it was an evening to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Janae L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food delicious nice ambiance Noise level low Recommend for a romantic evening Or a surprise engagement

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank C D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top 3, if not #1, best restaurants in AZ. The food and service is top notch. The wine list is awesome.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank gmay921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high end restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is first rate. This is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion or a romantic evening.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank golfer39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance, Service and Food was impeccable. I Would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank h0llyfrith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing dinner from start to finish. Elegant dining at its best. Service was impeccable and the food choices, presentation and flavor were superb. Noise level was minimal for pleasant conversation. Perfect for a special occasion but good any time.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank smarion22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby took me here for my birthday and the food, ambiance,service was excellent! Highly recommend and will definitely go back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tennisandchamps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I suggest making reservations. It appeared that those who did not were out on the lovely patio in triple-digit heat. The patio has misters and fans, but I can't imagine being out there when it is so hot. The hostess desk seemed efficient. The waiter...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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.
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lindlash
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
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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CarolJean35
June 16, 2016|
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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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