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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
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Reviewed 1 week ago

And environment. Met friends here and had a great time. Great service and great food. Highly recommend.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one of a kind experience. the atmosphere, food, wine, and service are all exceptional. After dinner walk across the street and see live rodeo.

Thank jfo2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since Brett and Cody took over, I’m blown away by what they’ve done to the menu there. We take our friends, groups and always recommend this place. It’s hard to go anywhere else because we know we won’t be disappointed at Cartwright’s. They are bringing...More

Thank rabidamazon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First timers at Cartwright. Pre set menu for Thanksgiving. Trio of appetizers: (wilted) green salad, penne salad (bland), corn chowder (good). Choice of entree, turkey, New York strip, salmon. We had the New York strip...average. Trio of desserts: we had to ask the server...which one...More

Thank jde333
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Superb wait staff, eclectic menu including game meats, and comfy decor abound at Cartwright's. Some of the meals seem a bit experimental as to pairings, but the effect is delicious. Be aware that there are no "comeswits" so what you see described for each entree...More

Thank RockyRaab
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our second night of staying at The Boulders. The staff the recommended it and so we thought we would check it out. It happened to be Restaurant Week so there were some great menu options for $44. The two women got...More

Thank W7888YLlisat
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a neat place .. wait staff were great and food was over the top, in fact, the two nights I was in tow we ate here twice .. I'm looking forward to coming back to this restaurant when we return to AZ next time

1  Thank 1sambeau
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went to Cartwright's on a recommendation from The Boulders' concierge. Boy are we glad we did. Mary Louise was our server and she was fantastic. We opted for the tasting menu which was amended to our preferences mixes and we decided...More

Thank Kikaleen
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This place is trying to be something it's not in a place is not. They're trying to be a high end, modern cuisine place in an old fashion western town. We came in for a simple, good steak and potato meal. What we got was...More

Thank SargZ
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Don't bother going to the Happy Hour. No ambiance, poor wine and don't order the Calamari (tastes like rubber bands)! Very disappointed! We would not return to this restaurant. I think we'll try Harold's next time!

1  Thank Jim647
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20 January 2017|
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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
USD 15 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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