SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Cafe Monarch , the lauded fine-dining restaurant in Scottsdale, has found itself near the top of another "best of"-type list.
On Wednesday, TripAdvisor released a list of the 25 "Most Romantic Restaurants in America" ahead of Valentine's Day. The Scottsdale restaurant was named the second "most romantic" restaurant in the United States, according to "millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners."
The family-owned restaurant has an average five-bubble rating (similar to stars) spanning more than 800 reviews, according to its listing on TripAdvisor's website. Over 700 of the reviewers gave the restaurant five bubbles, or "excellent." Sixty-four of the reviewers rated it four bubbles, or "very good."
"Perfect for special occasions," "hands down the best restaurant!" and "expensive, but worth every dollar!" are just a few of the review headlines.
The restaurant serves a nightly four-course pre-fixe menu that ranges between $95-$185 per person. Wine pairings, desserts and add-ons are additional. Reservations are a must.
In 2018, the restaurant moved across the street to a larger building where it gained more seating, two private dining rooms, and a bar. It is located on First Avenue between 69th Street and Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. View our photo gallery to take a look inside .
Charleston Grill in Charleston, South Carolina took the top spot and Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood in San Antonio, Texas placed third. View our photo gallery to see the full list .
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6939 E. First Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251