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“Unique environment and concept”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Monarch

Cafe Monarch
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Ranked #2 of 1,241 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$65 - US$100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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!
Kettering
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unique environment and concept”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

We were greeted at the blue chalkboard outside by an employee. He asked us to sign our name and enjoy the butterfly garden while he prepared our table. He led us to a garden shed looking house on property and told us about the 2 Sunday brunch options. Sweet or savory. Salmon or beef. Both were ordered, both were delicious. Drinks are self serve out of study vases on a island central to the dining room. Lemon water, mint tea, orange carrot and coffee were among the unusual offerings. Service was prompt. It is $20-plate and cash only.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Only Open Thursday- Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Unfortunately we were not able to eat here because it was not open. It looked very nice. The owner came out and apologized that they werent open but gave us a great recommendation to go to Arcadia Farms-which was awesome. Wish we could have tried Cafe Monarch as well.

Visited April 2012
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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Little Gem in Scottsdale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We visited this little gem on a Thursday for lunch. Their usual hours are Thurs - Sun 11-2, Thurs - Sat 5 - 10. They will close for Summer in late May and for special bookings. Dinner is by reservation ONLY. This establishment takes CASH ONLY. The menu varies daily, there are usually 4-5 items to choose from and one dessert, these are posted at the front door on blue chalkboard paint on the side of the door frame We were seated outdoors on the very lovely patio, surrounded by vegetation lending a very calming oasis feel to the ambiance. The lunch I ordered was a grilled pork dish with cheese polenta and red chili. The ingredients were fresh and obtained locally. We also ordered the fudge brownie, which was in fact 2 brownies sandwiched around dark chocolate ganache, mango and raspberry sauces, and a garnish of fresh strawberries. The brownie had a bit of cinnamon which complimented the chocolate nicely. Lunch with tea and a shared dessert for 2 was about $42. It was a great value for the quality of the food. I plan to return the next time I am in the area.

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7 Thank Jana T
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“Excellent lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere and service, with innovative cooking, make this a real gem.

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Thank David S
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prescott, az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Flawless!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We've been here multiple times and each experiences has out-shined the previous! A delightful spot not to be missed!

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