Throughout the year, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House and its sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill, hosts special events to bring together family and friends and foster a sense of community. From our popular Arizona history dinners to our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, we invite you to come out and join us for the good times. Our calendar lists events happening at both restaurants and in the neighborhood.

Remember to visit Cartwright’s when you are in Cave Creek/Carefree enjoying all of the wonderful activities the area has to offer, including golfing, shopping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching, sightseeing and attending festivals.


Daily happy hour

  • When: Join us 4:00-6:00 p.m. nightly for Happy Hour at the Mesquite Bar
  • Location: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
  • $1 off all beers, $2 off all wines by the glass, $2 off all appetizers,
    $2 off all cocktails click here to view happy hour menu
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us Christmas Eve for our Special Holiday Menu

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Seating every half hour
from 4 – 9 p.m.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu options available
$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax.
All beverages are additional.

Trio of Appetizers
– Macaroni salad, maple smoked pork belly, roasted hazelnut, Jalapeño buttermilk dressing
– Micro-green salad, toasted pistachio, ricotta salata, pickled onion, Saguaro fruit vinaigrette
– Seafood platter, grilled & chilled Mexican white shrimp, tuna poke duo, Alaskan king crab leg, ancho cocktail sauce, cucumber mignonette

Choice of Entrées
– Herb Crusted Prime Rib, poblano and potato relleno, aged cheddar and   broccolini gratinée, rosemary gravy
– or –
– Duroc Pork Tenderloin, Arizona honey lacquer, smoked marble potatoes, candied Fresno chili, grilled asparagus
– or –
– Organic Ocean Black Cod, sweet chili miso, cilantro sushi rice, SIFarms bok choy, sesame ginger reduction

Mini Bûche De Noels
Dark chocolate cake, pecan caramel crème fluff, dark chocolate ganache, cocoa dusted meringue mushrooms, red currants and white chocolate pools.

Featured Cocktail:
– Maple-Bourbon Cider
Angel’s Envy Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, pure maple syrup, apple cider & dash of baking spice 12

For online reservations, click here or phone 480-488-8031

Print/View Special Holiday Menu

Celebrate the New Year
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, Gourmet Ranch Cuisine & Uplifting Spirits.
Featuring our special 4-course tasting menu, special Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Menu options available




75. per guest / 30. for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax.
All beverages extra. Seating times are every half hour from 4 – 10 p.m.



Appetizer Course
Charred heirloom tomato salad, roasted eggplant, yuzu shallot vinaigrette, SIFarms daikon radish sprouts

Fresh Seafood Course
Alaskan king crab leg, Albacore tuna crudo, Kumamoto oyster, Ancho
cocktail sauce, grilled citrus, smoked strawberry mignonette

Entree Course, choice of
Nebraska Prime Rib Eye, Port wine compound butter,
red rösti potatoes, sherry glazed baby zucchini
– or –
Japanese Striped Bass, roasted sweet potato, foraged
mushroom broth, baby tatsoi, serrano ponzu reduction

Trio of Desserts
Pink Champagne cheese cake bar with raspberry compote,
lemon posset with sugared almond short bread cookie
triple chocolate cake stack with candied hazelnut puree
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

Featured Cocktail “Smoky Sage”
Basil Hayden’s Kentucky bourbonhoney and sage infused syrup, orange peel fresh sage leaf 12

For online reservations, click here or phone 480-488-8031

View/print New Years Menu

St. Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Happy-HourCapture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special dinner menu Tuesday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m.
Our exceptional $75 fixed-price Valentine’s Day gourmet plated dinner features a choice of appetizers, choice of entrée, and choice of spectacular desserts. All beverages are extra.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Appetizer Course
Butternut squash soup, poached lobster claw, toasted
sunflower seeds, purple basil, sherry agave reduction
– or –
SIFarms baby greens, grilled and chilled lobster tail meat,
cherry tomato, snap peas, champagne vinaigrette, brioche
toast point

Seafood Course
Chilled Seafood Platter, Ahi sashimi, Mexican white prawns,
Alaskan King crab, lobster ceviche, ancho cocktail sauce, fresh wasabi, pickled ginger

Entree Course
British Colombia Ling Cod, pickled wild mushrooms, foraged juniper berry dashi broth, SIFarms spicy radish greens and purple kale
– or -
Arizona raised duck breast, duck liver profiterole, butter braised rapini, strawberry and prickly pear emulsion
– or –
Colorado Lamb Chops, lobster and Fossil Creek goat cheese
macaroni, rosemary roasted asparagus

Dessert Course
Chocolate covered strawberry cakes, pink butter-cream, milk chocolate classic truffles and almond panna cotta kisses
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

Featured Cocktail: Blushing-Tini  13
Patron silver, Grand Marnier, fresh lime, house made prickly pear syrup, Mexican panela sugar

For online reservations, click here or phone 480-488-8031

click here to print/view valentines dinner Menu