Monarch, in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers contemporary American cuisine in a fine dining, ultra-romantic setting. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, we offer guests a seasonal, chef-inspired 4-course prix fixe menu, which changes weekly. Our intimate candlelit courtyard and romantic dining room are surrounded with vines, lanterns and bubbling fountains. The chef at Monarch is chef/owner Gus Lewkowicz and is family owned and operated .
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
NW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site parking
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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Monarch Ratings and Reviews
We were delayed arriving (20 minutes lat ...
We were delayed arriving (20 minutes late) and I had not realized my phone was on mute. The young man who received us basically told us that our reservation had been cancelled as they had tried to contact us when we were late. I was shocked as I was entertaining clients. Fortunately a lady stepped forward and said that it was no issue and proceeded to seat us. After that, the experience was truly superb. Truly some excellent taste sensations.
Intimate beautiful setting in Old Town S ...
Intimate beautiful setting in Old Town Scottsdale. Once you enter you're in a different demention.
Delicious food wonderful ambiance and terrific service. If your celebrating a special occasion the sparkling desserts end the evening perfectly. You might not know it but the owner could be waiting tables !!
Thank you Open Table for bringing Monarc ...
Thank you Open Table for bringing Monarch to our attention! It is easily the best restaurant in Arizona! We have been to Kai, and it's lovely, Monarch beats it hands down. We just returned from a trip to Vegas where we ate at amazing places...this was FAR better than any of them. This is Arizona's answer to the French Laundry. We will be back! And it's a drive from Tucson, where we live....well worth the drive in every way!!
Absolutely awesome menu, fantastic staff ...
Absolutely awesome menu, fantastic staff, beautiful ambiance. Definitely not cheap, but worth it. This restaurant is an experience!
Also, my wife met one of her favorite reality stars there at the next table, so that was a bonus! :)
Absolutely incredible. Very romantic. Pe ...
Absolutely incredible. Very romantic. Perfect for an anniversary or special occasion. At first they coursed our meals a little too quickly. We politely told them to slow down, and they did just that. Other than that minor issue, it was exquisite. I would definitely recommend the wine pairings. Everything was immaculate and delicious.
What an AMAZING Anniversary dinner we ha ...
What an AMAZING Anniversary dinner we had here! The setting is beautiful, and the food is beyond delicious. I was so happy that they offered to accommodate my gluten and dairy free dietary preference as well, it tasted just as good! We will definitely be back - can't wait to try another menu offering in the future. Definitely best for a special event given the menu can be a bit pricey!
One of the best meals I have had. My wif ...
One of the best meals I have had. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at cafe monarch and it was a wonderful dinner. The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding as well. Not an every day place, but great for a special occasion.
I can't believe we have been in Scottsda ...
I can't believe we have been in Scottsdale for 2+ years and have not been to Monarch yet - Our loss! This was the best all around dining experience we have had in AZ - the setting, architectural details, lighting, materials, plants, menu, food, wine list and the service all were exceptional and appreciated. We are very critical of details and found ourselves blown away y everything we saw, experienced and of course tasted. The only minor issues was the relative slowness of drink service - while waiting, our drink order took a long time to arrive - over 10/15 minutes - it seems like a service bar is employed that gets backed up at peak times.
We will be back soon and recommend Monarch to others looking for a quality dining experience.
Thank You Gus!
I wanted to take my brother somewhere ni ...
I wanted to take my brother somewhere nice for his birthday and we've been to Posh before. I found Monarch and we were thrilled and grateful I had spent a little extra time searching. Monarch is one of those restaurants that even if you don't like an ingredient, you will still love the meal because it is so well made. If you can, add on the foie gras. So worth it. And they brought him the rum cake for his birthday which was just perfectly cooked.
We were surprised to find this gem as we ...
We were surprised to find this gem as we have lived in the area for many years and had been missing out! We celebrated a special occasion here and it was perfect. The décor, the ambience, the outdoor patio were perfect, and the food amazing. It's not a meal that will fill you up, but the various tastes were all excellent and left room for a fantastic dessert.
Monarch is in my top ten favorite restau ...
Monarch is in my top ten favorite restaurants.
Everything was perfect. The service could not have been more attentive, the food was truly amazing and the ambiance was so very lovely.
This was our first visit and we hope to return soon!
We would highly recommend Monarch.
The food was outstanding as was the serv ...
The food was outstanding as was the service. However, the air conditioning seemed to be periodically malfunctioning or it was set to keep the electricity bill down. Although I can well afford the prices, I did find them a bit too expensive. However, a FOODIE would likely argue that the quality of the food was worth the excessively high prices. Overall, it was a pleasant evening for me and my guests.
This was our second time at Monarch, and ...
This was our second time at Monarch, and we think we've found a ew favorite date night restaurant. Such a beautiful atmosphere, great food and service. We love that the menu changes week to week, too. Every time is a new experience!
I took my wife there for our Anniversary ...
I took my wife there for our Anniversary. We had not been there but the reviews were great. The reviews did not due Monarch justice. The food was outstanding! The service and the atmosphere were incredible as well.
Disappointing start to birthday celebrat ...
Disappointing start to birthday celebration. Booked "indoor" reservation weeks in advance - restaurant called to confirm day before. Arrived at Cafe Monarch a couple minutes early to a very chaotic staff checkin desk. We were told our table was ready and then were told it would be a few minutes so we were seated outside by main door entrance at table for 2, although 3 in our party. We waited 15 minutes before anyone asked if we wanted a beverage. We were also moved to another table by the checkin desk to accommodate the 3 of us. Around 7:55 pm we asked what the status of our table was and were told it might be another 30-40 minutes and were told "reservations don't guarantee anything" and the guy kept talking in circles. Some water was offered since it was warm outside and we ordered our drinks. A complimentary appetizer was sent out to our table which was a nice gesture but not sufficient to make up for the long wait. We finally were seated at our table about 8:35 pm! Food experience was good. The wait time was outrageous although we a confirmed reservation.
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