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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an amazing Father’s Day dinner at Cartwright’s. Dinner from appetizers to dessert was delicious. We had a wonderful time. The five of us plan many more dinners here in our future. Cody will make your dining experience one to remember.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's not totally hopping, but the food is excellent, prices great, and service very friendly. Oysters, sushi, and calamari are all fantastic and priced to move for Happy Hour. This is a beautiful restaurant in old Cave Creek, and everything we've had on 3 visits...More

Thank dreamscale
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Cave Creek for years but had never visited Cartwrights. There were four of us, all serious foodies.The place was almost empty when we arrived so our reservation was really not needed. We ordered two bottles of wine which were properly...More

Thank gardner34285
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting restaurant which service wild game as well as steak and seafood. Two of my companions ordered the bone-in ribeye which was delicious. The stuffed pepper was fabulous and I ate it all when my husband decided he was too full. The...More

Thank njoireading247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at Cartwright's with friends food was excellent. I highly recommend the wild game trio with consist of bison, venision and beef

Thank vsmith930
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Chef Brett Vibber welcomed Chef German Sega of Chico Mallo into the kitchen last night for "A Night in Spain. Tastes of the Mediterranean." We enjoyed a scrumpous seven course dinner with wine paring by Bryan & Nancy Franks from Brix Wine Bistro. Singer/Songwriter Stephanie...More

Thank aztraveler897
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This is probably the most upscale restaurant in the area. We went here for dinner one night with 4 people and had a very nice time. The menu was tasty, but the prices were steep so be prepared. It was a lovely meal and we...More

Thank parkervs
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We had a great family dinner here on the last night of our holiday. The food and service were excellent-- particularly the sushi and bison!. One of the best restaurants in the area.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I’m here to rave about the Happy Hour at Cartwrights! First of all, the atmosphere is elegant and plush, but you can dress casually and feel comfortable. Secondly, the staff and owners are friendly, capable and accommodating. From 4-6 PM you can get an assortment...More

Thank AnnofCC
Reviewed April 16, 2018

The service was excellent! And the food - Wow! We started off with a sushi roll, the best I have ever had, and followed up with the "trifecta" of buffalo, elk, and steak. ...I've worked on top quality cattle ranches and my husband is an...More

Thank Susan N
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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
$9 - $75
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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