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 . Monarch is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Hours of Operation:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: Closed (For Summer Only)
NW Corner of 1st Ave and Goldwater BLVD
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site parking
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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Monarch Ratings and Reviews
We are absolutely blown away by the meal ...
We are absolutely blown away by the meal at Monarch. We enjoyed every single bite from the moment we started their menu. We will definitely be back. The quiet atmosphere is nice and romantic and encourages quiet conversation. It is one of the best evenings we've had here in Scottsdale.
The service was impeccable, the ambiance ...
The service was impeccable, the ambiance very romantic, the food was creative and amazingly flavorful. Wait staff were so responsive they brought things before you even requested. Extra touches were very nice. We were blown away by the evening. Definitely a $$$-$$$$ venue.
The menu is seasonal and I appreciate th ...
The menu is seasonal and I appreciate the level of care hat goes into the selection of ingredients. It's like the perfect marriage of science and art! The portions are perfectly sized to please but not spoil the subsequent course--and with each course, it gets better and better! The wait staff is top notch; efficient, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The theme of Monarch is timeless and memorable--not just a drab place with great food. Everything is deliberately genius!
We have vacationed all over the United S ...
We have vacationed all over the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Dining out is always a favorite part of the experience. How in the world did we miss such a gem right in our own backyard? Thank you Open Table for bringing this restaurant to our attention. We celebrated our anniversary there and what a delightful experience this was! Everything was exceptional. The food, the presentation, the ambience, the service - it was all top notch. We were so pleased to find this wonderful family owned and operated restaurant and we will certainly make a point to visit it often.
Overall an excellent experience..ambianc ...
Overall an excellent experience..ambiance, service, and food. Only service flaw I could point out was that the support staff dropped food to the wrong person at times. Other than that, a definite gem..I'll be back.
An Absolute Must! I am sorry we waited s ...
An Absolute Must! I am sorry we waited so long to try the Monarch. Every course left me wanting more, they were each that good. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was romantic and quiet. Without a doubt this is our new favorite Scottsdale restaurant. The only caution I would have is, The Monarch is a fix price four course menu restaurant with only four main courses to choose from. So go online and check the menu as it changes regularly.
This was our second time to this wonderf ...
This was our second time to this wonderful place. We were celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter Sam is outstanding. His knowledge of the food as well as the wine is superb. He is a wonderful addition to this fine restaurant. Sam made us feel very welcome, when he found out it was our 30th anniversary he brought us champagne to enjoy. What a great start to the evening! Please find this hidden gem you will NOT be disappointed.
This an excellent restaurant as rarely s ...
This an excellent restaurant as rarely seen in Phoenix. That's the fourth time I go there and I always had a perfect experience!
The service is also very good!
The only thing that could get better is the price. A couple would spend at least $ 300.00. But it worths avery penny.
Even though we had dinner reservation fo ...
Even though we had dinner reservation for 7 pm, we were told to come a little earlier if we wanted a table inside. Inside sitting was not guaranteed due to the few tables inside that were for 4 people. Having given that information, we came at 6:30 and got the last table. It was a night that was VERY, VERY , hot and humid having had received a long summer rain earlier that day. We were VERY GRATEFUL for the information and that we ate inside. I did not realized that this restaurant was a fixed fare, since my husband and I usually split the entree. This was a lot more food that I usually eat at one setting. I probably would not come back due to the cost and the amount of food. Having said that, I was blown away by the atmosphere and the excellent food and service!! It was a night to remember.
Monarch is a beautiful and charming rest ...
Monarch is a beautiful and charming restaurant with exceptional food. Our experience there was not what we had anticipated. We chose the restaurant because of the quality of service and what we believed to be the higher end of Scottsdale dining. The factors that disappointed were not exactly the fault of the restaurant. Other diners were exceptionally loud and boisterous, including an infant accompanying four women who were 'partying' and a table of six doctors discussing organ transplant procedures. The management recognized our 'disappointment' and took full responsibility by generously compensating us for our meal. It was unexpected but helped soften a not great experience. The restaurant is lovely and romantic. We would give it another try and hope the management finds some solutions to the noise level and customer 'control'.
a friend recommended the Monarch Cafe an ...
a friend recommended the Monarch Cafe and I couldn't be happier. We initially were seated outside and asked for a cozy table inside as there was a rather large party arriving and we wanted something more intimate. They said one would be ready in about 30 minutes. We ordered a bottle of wine and were seated inside in about 15 min. We were seated at a cozy corner table.The courses were perfectly timed and the food was outstanding especially the foie gras. The wine list is wonderful and the service superb. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Very thoughtful service and presentation ...
Very thoughtful service and presentation. Atmosphere was beautiful. Our server was extremely professional and interested. They knew about my wife's GF need and planned a menu for her.
It was our 25th anniversary and could not imagine a more evening or place!
The rain was terrible when we got there. ...
The rain was terrible when we got there. We arrived early because of the rain. They met us at the car with an umbrella and a smile. We were seated right away and asked if it was a suitable spot. The atmosphere was great, not to low of lighting. Romantic soft music, candles, roses, white linens, and pretty dinnerware. Our waiter (Sam) carried a friendly conversation with us and explained everything perfectly. The food and pairings that followed were out of this world. Sam and Monarch made this a night to remember. For our 30th wedding anniversary it was special. Boy did they deliver. If I could give 6 stars I would.
Easily the most palate- pleasing and exq ...
Easily the most palate- pleasing and exquisitely prepared dinner we've had in years. This is indeed gourmet dining, not inexpensive, but well worth it. From the appetizers through the 4-course prix fix menu (which changes somewhat weekly), there is nothing to complain about and much to praise, not the least of which is the seared filet mignon and sea bass entres. A couple of nice touches were the chef coming out with an umbrella to help us through a monsoon cloud burst at our early-evening seating, and capping off the evening with a complimentary anniversary desert. We'll be back!
We found this gem by luck and I couldn't ...
We found this gem by luck and I couldn't have been happier. Their menu changes weekly so you know they are serving the freshest and most in season items. They only do a four course menu but all the options where outstanding. This place is on the pricey side but well worth every penny. I would recommend for an evening out for a special occasion or a date night.
While we wouldn't consider ourselves "fo ...
While we wouldn't consider ourselves "foodies," my wife and I would put our dinner at Monarch in our Top 3 dinners out - ever. The food, service and ambiance (dinner outside on the patio) were all spectacular. Wow.
Great ambiance! The food was amazing, an ...
Great ambiance! The food was amazing, and the service was first class. Each course was unique and delicious. We had the filet and the Chilean Sea Bass. Have honestly never had a filet that even came close to tasting as good as this one, and the sea bass was equally as tasty. The staff was professional, and very welcoming. It's so nice to be at a restaurant and be treated like they are so glad you are there. That kind of customer appreciation is very rare these days.
This is the second time my husband and I ...
This is the second time my husband and I visited Monarch under the new ownership. We invited friends (one vegetarian, one gluten free) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed every course selected. I am not a foodie, but the presentation and taste of everything is fantastic! Both times I asked to have the scallops as my main course and was pleased both times. My husband had the chicken the second time and enjoyed it more than the fish he had the first time. The wait staff was great in spite of the fact a huge monsoon storm swept in and soaked nearly everyone and thing at the height of the dinner rush. They performed like rocks stars that night and were very gracious to give us a a discount on our bill. We will definitely come back again for a special occasion!
Have been looking forward to coming to t ...
Have been looking forward to coming to the Monarch for quite some time. Worth the wait. Yes, we chose Monarch for a birthday. However, we would've come for any evening. Food, Service, Room was all worth every cent. Beautiful job! Sam was our server. Tom assisted as well. Both delightful. As younger guests (late 20's early 30's) it isn't often we are treated with beyond expectation service. As hospitality lovers, (not to be confused with self appointed foodies) -think of it more as someone who appreciates and loves hospitality.
When it is performed how it is at The Monarch Cafe, I am a fan. True, ever loving Fan. We will see you again Monarch! Please stay in business always.
~Shannon & Greg
One of the best meals of our 70+ years o ...
One of the best meals of our 70+ years of life, and a marvelous way to celebrate our anniversary. The food is simply superb, and the service could not be more attentive, informed, sensitive, and sincere. This is simply a fabulous restaurant experience.
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