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
Great food, but for 4 courses and $260 ...
Great food, but for 4 courses and $260 later- you think we would go home full. They gave ONE shrimp for a course, 3 tablespoons of soup, a fistful of salad. Again, all that is fine but then charge us less. Ambiance was gorgeous and the food was great but just way overpriced
One of the better meals I have had in my ...
One of the better meals I have had in my life, and I have eaten at some of the best places in North America and Europe, many of them Michelin ranked.
These items from Cafe Monarch made the top of my list:
Best filet mignon (it was cooked to perfection)
Best scallops (I have eaten thousands of scallops as I'm from the Maritimes)
Best lava cake (it was even gluten free)
#2 soup (my grandmother's mushroom soup with freshly picked Finnish mushrooms beats Cafe Monarch by a hair)
This was one of the most amazing meals w ...
This was one of the most amazing meals we have ever had! My boyfriend and I had been waiting to come here for over a year and it was the most amazing experience! Our server, Sam, was phenomenal and took such great care of us. The food was impeccable! I have noticed that tasting menus can provide a small entree, however that was not the case! The filet was the perfect portion!
Monarch neve disappoints. Their fixed me ...
Monarch neve disappoints. Their fixed menu, beautiful dining room and gorgeous patio guarantee a relaxing and smooth romantic dinner. Their rum cake is a perfect light dessert. This was our third time there and we will visit again!
Absolutely outstanding restaurant for sp ...
Absolutely outstanding restaurant for special occasions! Have visited twice now and was
"Wowed" both times- amazing, creative food presented elegantly by knowledgeable staff- worth every penny! Every single thing we tasted this weekend was delicious- I seriously wanted to lick the bowls of the cauliflower and the squash soups! Multiple staff wished me a happy birthday and really made me feel special- the complimentary dessert with the sparkler in it and little gift they presented me with sealed the deal-and BTW- the patio is a MUST- so romantic- like being in an enchanted forest!! You could easily imagine fairies flying around! For all of these reasons, Cafe Monarch is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant !!
Overall we loved this place. The food w ...
Overall we loved this place. The food was fabulous and the outdoor dining perfect. Great location. I wasn't sure what to recommend the restaurant for as I was too busy enjoying myself to pay particular attention to "other" details.
We would highly recommend the Monarch and will be going back many more times. (Even if it gets too cold to sit outside)
I had read the reviews and hoped for the ...
I had read the reviews and hoped for the best (you never entirely trust what you read online).
The restaurant was exactly what I had hoped for and more... We were lucky with the weather, sat in the inner courtyard that is open air and enjoyed great food under a beautiful atmosphere of patio plants and dimmed light as if we were somewhere in a country estate in Italy. We were lucky with the weather, so it was neither too hot or cold. They have a multi-course menu for $80 and while obviously an expense it is worthy for a special occasion. It was a birthday celebration and we were a party of 8. It was on a Wednesday so the restaurant was not crowded and the service attentive. Perfect place for a romantic date too :)
A surprising experience! Good was excell ...
A surprising experience! Good was excellent! Service was outstanding! Ambiance was something special! Scott created a perfect evening for us. I would recommend Cafe Monarch for anyone looking for that special place.
We choose this restaurant because it had ...
We choose this restaurant because it had good reviews on yelp when searching romantic restaurants in Scottsdale. When we first pulled up, the restaurant is a little unassuming, to the point we thought we had the wrong place. Upon entering their outdoor patio, you instantly fall in love. The waiter was polite, well spoken, and very knowledgeable about the menu. Once the food started arriving, we were sold. The food was FANTASTIC. Delicious, tasty, unique. Would definitely recommend this gem to anyone
We celebrated a special birthday as out ...
We celebrated a special birthday as out of towners and could not have been happier with our restaurant choice. The ambiance was amazing with candles, greenery and beautiful romantic decor everywhere. Loved the delicious complimentary appetizers while we waited for our table. Amazing service and our waiter was tentative and helpful with meal choices. They even presented the birthday girl with a special birthday keepsake gift. Highly recommend this gorgeous restaurant!
This is easily the BEST restaurant in Ph ...
This is easily the BEST restaurant in Phoenix! It is hidden away just south and east of Scottsdale Fashion Square. We got there and they instantly sat us at a cute outdoor table for two and served us an amazing appetizer, cucumber water, and we ordered a glass of champagne. After enjoying ourselves, our table was ready. I could have stayed at that little table another half hour, it was so nice! We were brought in through the restaurant, and I thought this is nice, but then we went through a door to a courtyard and I thought we walked through a magic door into a beautiful oasis! We were suddenly outside, but we weren't?! I could see the moon and the stars yet felt like we were in a cozy Parisian restaurant. It just kept getting better with great food, wine, and service! Two minutes later we were enjoying a movie. PERFECT evening!
This was the best restaurant I have ever ...
This was the best restaurant I have ever been too. I took my best friend there to celebrate her birthday. From the moment we arrived, they greeted us by name and extended my friend birthday wishes along with a gift and dessert at the end of the meal. The service was impeccable and the food presentation was fabulous and delicious.
We also felt we were in a magic garden as for the patio dining. I can't say enough good things about the Monarch.
I have been to Cafe Monarch several time ...
I have been to Cafe Monarch several times and have never been disappointed. The food is absolutely amazing - something you will not see on another menu. That paired with an incredible wine list, gorgeous as well as romantic atmosphere (especially on the outdoor courtyard) and incredibly attentive, knowledgeable and courteous staff, Cafe Monarch is a place you don't want to miss out on.
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