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Cafe Monarch

6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
+1 480-970-7682
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fixed menu” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Open Table named the Monarch Cafe as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the country. What a perfect place to have dinner with long time friends from Colorado who are now "snowbirds". Reservations are recommended. The prix fixed menu included four courses. The first...More

2  Thank yolos
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the nicest meals that we enjoyed as a family (with grown children). We're New Yorkers and used to fine restaurants and the service, food quality and ambience exceeded many places in the city. We ate out on their heated terrace. It...More

1  Thank Alheonu
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A friend from MD recommended this restaurant to try. We had no information other then the recommendations. It was one of the best meals I ever had. Delicious flavors. Lovely outdoor seating. The staff was very attentive, welcoming and just fun. They really seemed to...More

1  Thank Tracey E
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Man Oh Man Don't know how it could get any better than our dining Experience! What a Staff What a Meal What great ambience Chef Gus has hit it out of the ballpark We can't wait to visit his new place across the street when...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I visited the Monarch Dec 2016. The ambiance and decor is really beautiful. Candles everywhere, dark wood. What I think an old world Parisian Cafe must look like. The food was phenomenal. It's a pre-fix menu, loved it all. We had the...More

1  Thank PatEquack
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We spent T'giving week in Scottsdale and had several terrific dining experiences. But the Monarch was surely a standout on all counts. The prix fixe is well priced for the quality and presentation of all five courses (including, at a modest additional charge, a shared...More

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Was looking for a great experience for our 10th Anniversary. My husband is the romantic and I am the foodie. The ratings on this place are spot on! We had the most enjoyable experience and this is our new "go to" place for celebrations and...More

1  Thank TheEpicureanQueen
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Probably one of the most special and magical dining experiences of my life has been at this restaurant. The Pre-Fixe menu has incredible options that are sure to delight any palate. We had the pleasure of enjoying the service of Sam, the sommelier. He made...More

1  Thank The_Midtowner
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Amazing service, atmosphere, and food! The food, which is mostly locally grown, was prepared perfectly and presented in a very attractive way. Every server was very friendly and professional. We'd both agree that Monarch is one of the very best places we've ever eaten. It's...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

All the excellent ratings must be relative to other local restaurants not on an industry wide scale. Mostly uninspiring presentation, above average food quality, attentive wait staff, wine selections a curious mix, must have been done by a local distributor. Wine glasses stored upside down...More

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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
16 June 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.
10 May 2016|
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Response from SNG56 | Reviewed this property |
No entertainment. For 2 people with a couple of glasses of wine and tip, just over $200, really a steal compared to places in NY, Chicago, SF, etc. Very pretty courtyard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$65 - US$100
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6934 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4329
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-970-7682
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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. Our sommeliers taste wine weekly to ensure the best pairing for each course. *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!
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