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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine

6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
+1 480-488-8031
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (38 reviews)
“ranch house” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had previously heard that Cartwright's was "really good" and that new management had reaffirmed that commitment. Our experience found it even better than we expected! It was a delightful blend of great food, wonderful presentation, and attentive service with a warm touch of Western...More

Thank jlmm427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been here for several years but decided to have dinner here last night. Am I glad we did! I have nothing but positive things to say about this restaurant. We started out at the bar for a little Happy Hour (daily 4-6.)...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We went to Cartwright's during restaurant week and boy were we surprised. I had driven by this restaurant for years and hadn't stopped in. From the street it looks like a pretty small place but the inside is cavernous. We started with crab cakes and...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A very nice old time restaurant with a sweet ambiance of the old west. Food was very good and prices were reasonable.

Thank GrandPa64
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Went there with a party of 12 and were pleasantly surprised with the excellent service, great meals in a pleasant western atmosphere.

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Have nothing bad to say about this eatery. Have ha some real good ones and some that were not up to standard.

Thank _martinrsykes
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been to Cartwrights a few times and not terribly impressed with the food. I like their sister company - Tonto Bar & Grill a ton more. The service was good but the food was not. We went on Valentines day and spent a...More

1  Thank Michele S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

If you want to try different types of meat, such as bison or elk, this is the perfect dining opportunity. However, there are also options for fish lovers or vegans. The portion sizes, especially offerings of three varieties of steaks are quite large, so sharing...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My husband and I ate here for a romantic dinner. The waitress MaryLou made our evening! She was a wealth of information regarding the dishes served and helped us make some excellent selections. Everything was delicious! Highly recommended.

Thank AZFamilyFun
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Go there for the authentic feel of a western ranch house/lodge and a good steak. They also serve gamey dishes, but I'll always pass on that.

Thank wgilkison
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Response from Vaneruss | Reviewed this property |
Not much more you can do. The meal I had at cartwrights might be my favorite all time restaurant:
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695 (Formerly Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-8031
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Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine honors the spirit of Arizona’s ranching days with rustic yet upscale dining. Located on Saguaro Hill and overlooking Black Mountain and the Sonoran desert foothills, the restaurant’s ambience inside is as captivating as the setting outside. At Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, a hacienda style dining room, enclosed patio and private wine room boast artistic touches such as straw-packed walls, sandstone and slate accents, woodwork from local mesquite, and a wood-burning fireplace in each room. The interior recalls the original ranch house built by Jackson (Manford) Cartwright in the early 1900s. His father, “Red” Cartwright, was a pioneering cattle rancher in Cave Creek in the late 1800s. The family ranch operated for three generations and more than a century, and is still in use today. Chefs continue this tradition with all-natural meats, including Arizona beef, Colorado range-fed lamb, and North American elk and buffalo slow-cooked over a crackling mesquite wood fire. Also enjoy fresh seafood, house-made bread and desserts, a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list and fine whiskies, bourbons and Scotches. Cartwright’s is available for private events and off-site catering. Reservations are recommended.
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