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Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House

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6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
+1 480-488-8031
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16:30 - 21:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner, my husband had a trio of tenderloin, and I had the Salmon Miso. Our Server Martyn was great. and gave us good recommendation on Wine Dessert - DO NOT MISS,

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Thank Heather D
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know what a nice experience you had with us. We are pleased to hear that Martin was helpful and gave you good recommendations! We hope that you join us again soon. Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local products are used for the food you order here. Great service and atmosphere. We where her twice during our stay in Scottsdale. Don't miss a dinner at this place

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Thank Nico A
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Nico A, We are so pleased to hear that you had two wonderful dining experiences with us. Thank you so much for the kind words about our service and atmosphere. We hope that on your next visit to Cave Creek that you will join us again. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their menu is upscale and all dishes are presented beautifully. They feature wonderful in season entrees.

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Thank Pinkie2013
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Pinkie2013, That you very much for taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate your lovely review. We hope that you will be back to dine with us again soon. Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Coronado, California
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here twice in quick succession, the first time because we understood it would be better than Tonto (it wasn't) and the second time because my cousin wanted to go there. Our first visit - with friends - was very good. I chose Quail Mac'n Cheese as an entree and really enjoyed it. I had started with the Sonoran Tortilla... More 

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Thank howcrab
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello howcrab, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback. While we are glad that you enjoyed your first dining experience we are sorry to hear that the second trip wasn't as enjoyable. We hope that we can invite you back again to join us. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Kirkland, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Throughout the summer and into Fall, Cartwright's offers special "History Dinners". For a set price ($55 + tax+gratuity) you receive a 3 course gourmet dinner accompanied by a talk about various areas of interest in Arizona. The two we have attended have been interesting and entertaining and the food presentations have been excellent. Cartwright's is known as a steak house... More 

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Thank Elna D
White Rock B.C. Canada
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Reviewing a high end restaurant is more of a challenge because you want everything to be perfect because you are paying the big dollars. Cartwright's is a beautifully appointed western style steakhouse, set in Cave Creek. The menu includes fresh steak, seafood, and an extensive wine list. My wife and I had the steak, her Ribeye was cooked to perfection... More 

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Thank Doug C
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Doug C, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate your feedback on your dining experience. I am very sorry to hear that there were a couple issues during your experience. I do hope that these things will not deter you from joining us again and that we can invite you back to make things... More 

Chicago
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After bad experience at Maestro's we decided to head up to Cave Creek and try Cartwright's. What a difference! Nice, attentive staff. Even let us order full elk steak instead of mixed grill. Took time to explain some of the appetizers and how they were made. Bread is excellent and made by local baker in the area. Definitely going back!... More 

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1 Thank KLDChicago
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello KLDChicago, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience with us and will be back. Thank you for the compliment on our breads, we do make all of our pastries and breads in house fresh daily! We very much look forward to having you join us... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Never had a crab cake better than the one I had there. Moscow mule was delicious. Beautiful restaurant

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Thank Vaneruss
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Vaneruss, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us. We are very pleased to hear that you had a enjoyable experience with us and loved the crab cakes and Moscow mule. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Evans, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Best dinner by far in the area. Staff was friendly and efficient. Cannot wait to visit again. Loved the choice of game items available. S'more dessert was off the chain.

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Thank Sabra N
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hi Sabra N, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The S'mores are a must, great choice for dessert! We very much look forward to having you join us again. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Monroe, Washington
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. The steaks were huge and wonderfully cooked. I had a prickly pear mojito hurry while supplies last. The only thing was we moved out of the bar because the chairs were way to high.

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Thank Melissa N
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Melissa N, Thank you very much for joining us last week. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for your compliments on the steaks. I hope that we were able to give you a comfortable experience after you left the bar. We hope that you will join us again soon!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-8031
Description
Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House 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 Sonoran Ranch House, 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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