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One of the Best Fine Dining Restaurants in America Is in Arizona and It’s Perfect for Date Nights

Suny Errot



Did you know that you can enter a world of culinary elegance and sophistication right here in Arizona? That’s right. It just so happens that it is also one of the best fine dining restaurants in America, so you won’t have to worry about getting humiliated if you are out to impress your date. Check out Cafe Monarch and see why a lot of people hold this place in great regard.

Cafe Monarch Is a Family-Owned Gem in Scottsdale Known for Its First-Rate Service and Five-Star Cuisine

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This is not a mere addition to the best restaurants you can find in Arizona. Rather, it has been named by TripAdvisor in 2018 as one of the best among the United States. Cafe Monarch is a sophisticated fine dining restaurant that serves an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations.

The chefs amaze patrons with their culinary skills as they feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients. Ask anyone living nearby and they will tell you that the place has an illustrious service mainly due to its first-rate service, stunning ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

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Just by looking at its exterior, you will already feel its prestige.

Once you step inside, the first class appeal of the family-owned restaurant with its chandelier-lit space, and classic set-up will wow you. Indeed, it lends a perfect balance to historic Old Town Scottsdale. It’s just perfect for a romantic date!

Does the Perfect Date Night Exist? Yes It Does!

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Given that Cafe Monarch has a lot of accolades, your standards might already be set on high even before booking a reservation. You won’t be disappointed because their four-course prix fixe menus are especially designed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates. In fact, you will only discover why it earned such positive praises. Everything is spot on. Believe us when we say that it is one of the most romantic restaurants in the state!

The ambiance of the place is already top-notch, and there is a lovely music playing in the background – further intensifying your quality time with your partner. Add that to the delightful experience of tasting their dishes, which is balanced with their assortment of perfectly crafted cocktails. You’re all set for a perfect date night.

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In addition, the servers at Cafe Monarch were trained through the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers program. This ensures that they are all knowledgeable with the ideal vintage from their wide selection of spectacular and unique wines from across the globe. If you are not sure what to pair with each course of your dining experience, you can just ask for their recommendations.

What About the Next Level Food and Service?

There’s no mistaking the caliber of the restaurant you are dining in because their four course dinner menu is simply impeccable.

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For the first course, you may choose from a Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Tuna Crudo, or a Celery-Apple-Fennel Soup. If you don’t feel like sipping on some hot soup, the Tuna Crudo, made with forbidden black rice, braised cabbage, peppadew peppers, wild mushrooms, scallions, hoisin glaze, black garlic aioli, and micro cilantro might be perfect for you.

Next, you can choose between Agrumato Poached Ora King Salmon and Maple Glazed Honey Nut Squash for the second course. The former packs a tasteful flavor with the crispy brussels sprouts, beet, hibiscus, champagne-orange gems, and sorrel. On the other hand, the latter combines prosciutto di Parma, pepita granola, goat cheese, arugula, and maple gastrique. Both are irresistibly superb!

You Won’t Be Full Just Yet

Choose between Confirt Pork Belly and Crispy Skinned Brazino, and wait for the top-notch dishes to work their wonders in your palate. The third course already sets the mood for your main meal.

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Finally, the fourth course lets you choose from a Surf and Turf Trio with Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, and Frutti de mare.

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If you think the presentation is awesome, just wait until you take your first bite.

Monarch signature cuts (choose from Niman Ranch USDA prime filet mignon, snake river farms wagyu ribeye, and Niman ranch prime NY); and Chilean sea bass are also available,

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In addition, they also offer a New Zealand Lamb Rack that looks unsurprisingly delicious. You can even opt for Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, and Frutti de Mare.

Top off your lovely night with a bite of their tempting desserts such as the chocolate flourless cake and apple panna cotta among others.

Cafe Monarch Also Caters to Big Groups

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If you plan to let more friends and loved ones enjoy the Cafe Monarch experience, you can always spend your celebrations or special occasions here. They have different packages.

The Madison Room – for 16 people

Get full privacy as you spend special gatherings in this room that features a long rectangle table with a beautiful view of the front patio. The patio is manicured with artificial turf, pine trees and a large paved area, adding to the overall charm of the space. If you want to make your celebration more lively, the room also offers capabilities for A/V components.

The Madison Room boasts Spanish art, including French doors that can easily be opened or closed to the adjacent dining space

Reserve Old Town – for 50 people

Nothing could be be sweeter than dining in the ultimate oasis under the Arizona sky. Reserve Old Town delights many guests in an outdoor courtyard setting, which is directly across the street from Cafe Monarch. This place is actually the restaurant’s former location. It is lowly-lit and enclosed with some jasmine vines filing each wall. The elegance is taken to another level with the water fountains, palm trees, as well as some lanterns in the secluded place. Truly, no detail is overlooked in constructing this sweet and classy venue.

Reserve Old Town is just a few steps away from Valley Ho Hotel. Your guests will feel as if they are transported to somewhere in Europe.

This would be ideal for cocktail receptions or private business functions.

Buyout – for 75 people

Why book one room when you can book the whole restaurant? This package allows you and your loved ones to get total access of the entire restaurant for the evening! You can easily make your way through the indoor and outdoor seating and get your social activities in order. You can also enjoy an open bar, a pre-selected menu, dedicated staff, and an unmatched service you won’t experience in a regular restaurant.

The space also has oversized 20-foot ceilings with cantera stone pillars throughout to give way to their beautiful chandeliers and old-world elegance and architecture.

Note: Cafe Monarch requires a minimum amount to be spent on food and beverage before gratuity and taxes on all rooms.

What You Should Know

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  • Cafe Monarch requires guests to book a reservation prior to visiting.
  • This is only for individuals 10 and up.
  • You are required to bring a jacket when coming to this restaurant.
  • Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free requests can be accommodated. Please just tell the staff beforehand.

Cafe Monarch Details

Website: https://www.cafemonarch.com/

Location: 6939 E 1st Ave Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Contact No.:(480) 970-7682

Restaurant Hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm; Friday to Saturday: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am; and Sunday: 5:30 pm to 12:00 am

Have you been to Cafe Monarch? Tell us all about your experience here.

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