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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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American, Steakhouse, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank 1sambeau
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Jim647
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for something different from the usual restaurant fare, this is it. The menu offers game meat prepared by their excellent chef. The service is exquisite. The atmosphere is quiet and elegantly rustic. If you have an adventurous palate and want fine dining,...More

Thank highdesertinn
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Cave Creek favorite with a new focus and new menu. Great service and attention to detail. I love the Arizona history talks paired with a themed menu.

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed the new focus on very fresh (flown in daily) and organic seafood, with Chef Vibber's modern take on sashimi and sushi. The steaks are also prime cuts, and delicious. The cocktail menu and service are on point, as usual! Love this as...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Four of us down there last night and had wonderful meals we met one of the new owners and thought his attention to detail was very very nice. I'm a big steak fan and I was pleased to hear that Cartwright's immediately changed to prime...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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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