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Cafe Monarch

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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
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.
US$75 - US$140
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My parents live in Scottsdale, and I suggested that we we have dinner at Cafe Monarch after reading a top 100 restaurant review. Our experience was terrific, and we agree it’s a top restaurant anywhere. Andrew was our very knowledgeable and personable waiter. He guided...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been a few times to Cafe Monarch and each time I’ve been bowled over and the standard of the food. However, our meal last night was by far the best...... how they keep managing to raise the standard each time is beyond me! Congratulations,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family was here for a birthday dinner and having experienced places like Daniel's and Eleven Madison in New York, I can unequivocally state that Cafe Monarch is in the realm of outstanding dining experiences. From the moment of arrival until your departure is outstanding....More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank scooter6850
Reviewed 6 days ago

Romantic setting. Elegant service and ambiance. Prix fixe menu with three small bite courses followed by a nub course. The servers were unobtrusive and understand the menu well. Always willing to make substitutions.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 574et
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have heard that it was a great place for several years but we never made the effort to drive over from Goodyear for a special occasion. I guarantee it will not be the last time we make the trip. We were concerned that eating...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gregh466
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant. All of the staff were friendly, courteous, and accommodating. We were greeted as we entered and everyone was wonderful. Our meals were delicious- the steak and fish were outstanding. Wonderful ambiance, dinner, and service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KristenOAC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted with bar when you walk in the front door. Andrew was the rudest bartender to our physician (might know what she’s talking about) friend who requested a different vodka due to allergy to lesser inexpensive vodka. Andrew asked her if she would ask the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
4  Thank TravelerKristenann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is everything that people say... Crazy good food, outstanding service from huge staff. Worth every single penny!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank L55386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a high-end establishment in a gorgeous setting that offers doting service and a number of unusual dishes. If you want to impress someone, this is the right choice. You know as you walk up to the front door that you aren’t in Kansas...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MarshalltownMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our big anniversary dinner and we were absolutely blown away by the food and their service. Food - it was a four course dinner. When the first course arrive, I thought we would be hungry at the end of the meal...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Joyce H
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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.
22 May 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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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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