We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Special Dinner”
Review of Cafe Monarch

Cafe Monarch
Reserve with OpenTable
Cafe Monarch is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #1 of 1,339 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$75 - US$140
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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 and features local, organic, sustainable and premium ingredients. In addition to the consistent quality of food and service, Café Monarch continuously evolves the menu, dining room, and service standards. All with the objective of maintaining a vibrant and beloved guest experience. All servers are trained through the Court of Master Sommeliers program, all having extensive food and wine knowledge.
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

What a special treat to celebrate our birthdays at Cafe Monarch. The ambiance was romantic and the service was excellent.

The four course pre fixed meal started with cauliflower and clam chowder for each of us. Second course we both picked beef tartare. For the third course I had the duck and my husband had the Lamb Kreatopia. Both were so delicious. I had the seafood risotto for my main course and he had the Chilean Sea-bass. The main courses were so well seasoned. To top of it off they brought us each yummy desserts, banana fosters beignets and rum cake!!

Richard and the team were so friendly and attentive. They made the evening so enjoyable. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

Thank Sophie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (754)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

84 - 88 of 754 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2018

There are so many good restaurants to try in Scottsdale and the Phoenix area. However, if you're looking for something very special and a place to make your date feel that you have taken the extra effort to book a special evening, then Cafe Monarch is the choice.

Everything, and I mean everything, is planned to perfection. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave, you will be impressed with the details that this restaurant watches.

The valet that we had possessed both manners and a personality that is not the usual experience. We were seated outside in an intimate setting to enjoy a drink while we waited for our table. The waiter, Sam, was a breath of fresh air and professionalism. The food was unparalleled (and we have eaten at some of the best around the world), Wine as very good.

You have to try the Cafe Monarch. Oh, bring your credit card with the high balance.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Blips53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The Monarch is in a new location, just across the road from the original building. Just amazing!! We ate outside in this beautiful courtyard. What a classy place. The service and food were outstanding. We had a four course meal and each course was unique and beautifully presented. If you want a special night out Cafe Monarch should be part of your plan.

Thank L1drake
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous four course meal in a great ambience. When you arrive they place in you on the Terrace to enjoy cocktails while you wait for your table. Then you enjoy a wonderful meal on which the price is based on the entree. Had delicious filet mignon and my wife had a very interesting seafood risotto. Not a place for those on a tight budget but well worth it if you can go.

Thank Henry B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We previously wrote a review 18 months ago. Since then the Cafe Monarch has opened a new improved restarant across the street from the old location. It is simply the best restaurant in the Phoenix area, PERIOD! The new location is romantic and well appointed. The food is the same amazing food and the service is still friendly and impeccable.Only caution, this level of food and service comes at a price, and it is a fixed prix menu.
Don't care how you get there, but just go! It is that good.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ifly737
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cafe Monarch also viewed

Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 

Been to Cafe Monarch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing