Fine Dining, Redefined...

Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

At Cafe Monarch the menu is always changing, bringing you an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations that feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menus are meticulously designed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates.

Additionally, each server at Cafe Monarch is trained through the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers program. This ensures that they are ably suited to help you select the ideal vintage from the vast selection of spectacular and unique wines from across the globe to pair with each course of your dining experience. 

Add to that a balanced assortment of perfectly crafted cocktails and you have all the proper ingredients for a meal to remember for a lifetime. Come celebrate your birthday, anniversary, holiday, or corporate gathering, at one of America’s Best Restaurants.

***Children 10 and up only. No dietary restrictions. See our menus for selections. 

Dress Code

Cafe Monarch is an elegant fine dining restaurant. We believe formal wear & business casual attire is best, while jackets are only preferred for men, collared shirts are a requirement. Casual clothing and active wear are not appropriate for dinner. This includes t-shirts , baseball caps, shorts, sandals, and spandex's.

2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award - Top 25 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the U.S

Wine Spectator - Best of Award of Excellence 2020

2020 Tripadvisor Top 25 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. (#2)

2020/2019/2018/2017/2016/2015 OpenTable Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

2019/2018/2017/2016/2015/2014 OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

"This Is the Most Romantic Restaurant in the U.S., According to Yelp" - Travel + Leisure

Wine Spectator - Best of Award of Excellence 2019

Phoenix New Times Best of 2019 -"Best Romantic Restaurant"

2018 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award - Top 25 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the U.S. (#3)

Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence 2018

2018 OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

2019/2018/2017/2016 OpenTable Top 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America

2019/2018/2017/2016/2015/2015/2014/2013/2012/2011 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 

2017 Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley "Best Special Occasion Restaurant"

2018/2017/2016 OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

2019/2018/2017/2016/2015/2014 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award: "Best Food", "Best Service", "Best Ambiance", "Best Romantic", "Best Contemporary American", "Best Special Occasion"

Phoenix New Times Best of 2014 "Best Romantic Dinner" 

Local Eats Award under category "Best Restaurants in America 2013"

Phoenix Magazine "Best Restaurants" 2012

Phoenix New Times Best of 2011 "Best Contemporary Restaurant"

Phoenix New Times Best of 2009 "Best Place to Meet the Chef"


Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 970-7682


Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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