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“Exquisite and memorable”
Review of Cafe Monarch

Cafe Monarch
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Ranked #2 of 1,276 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $65 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Café Monarch, in Old Town Scottsdale, is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering an ultra-romantic setting for your birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or extravagant night out. The four-course menu is altered weekly by Chef Gus Lewkowicz, using only seasonal and local ingredients. All servers are trained and certified sommeliers with extensive wine knowledge. *Reservation Only *Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free restrictions can be accommodated *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. Thank you for your understanding!
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We dined here Friday night. Great price fix menu offering a choice of fish, which looked beautiful, and rib eye steak. We has the latter, which was perfection. Beautiful, amazing watermelon salad to start. Dessert was a lemon cake, which was delicious. Wine list was excellent. We had a nicely prized Zinfandel, which was excellent. Waiter was a total pro. Sat in a beautiful patio with candles everywhere. There were couples there for a romantic evening, Scottsdale retirees, visitors and residents. We'd been here for lunch years ago and great to see their expansion. Dinner here last week ranks in our top 20 best meals in our life.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Probably one of the best dining experiences I had in a long time in Scottsdale. The atmosphere is beautiful and the attention to detail is everywhere. The outside sitting area has many candles, a water cooling feature, and natural vines that are growing on the walls. They have somehow managed to keep this area extremely cool even in the Phoenix summer. The inside is very intimate and be sure to check out the vintage Bar. The service is top notch as our server was well aware of the wines that were available and helped our table pick the right ones based on various palettes. Everything was delivered promptly and we had fun talking with the server. Be sure to try the cucumber martini, it was deadly delicious. My family and I are pescatarians so that was not a problem requesting fish. Being someone who cooks constantly, I appreciated all the little touches throughout the various courses. There were plenty of unique surprises rather than just showcasing a salad, a protein, and a desert - instead everything is perfectly executed and beyond expectations. My family and I had a lot of fun eating at Cafe Monarch, we will definitely be back soon.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband I enjoy trying new places to eat! This was the perfect meal in a beautiful setting. I felt the cost of our meal was a reflection of the creative expression of our delicious dinner.

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Thank aalym43
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

One of the finest restaurants I've eaten at (on a par with Beast in Portland Oregon). Fixed menu changes routinely, so you need to have a flexible palate - but it is so worth it. I highly recommend the wine pairing (we were served three different wines that well matched the food courses). Quite pricy ($55 meal; $25 wine pairing), but the quality delivers.

Thank GreenBayJack
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This quaint hidden gem produced a wonderful fixed menu with great ambiance as well as great food. We can't wait to go at night as all the candles will be lit and the outside seating will be not only romantic but so scenic. The owners focus on their customer and make it a very pleasant experience

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