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
  • Description: Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $8 well martinis, $5 select appetizers and $2.00 oysters (min. 6)
    see our full Happy Hour Menu here: Happy Hour
Christmas Eve Celebration
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join Cartwright’s on Christmas Eve and Enjoy our Special Menu.

$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax.
All beverages additional. Seating times are every half hour from 4 – 9 p.m.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 480-488-8031

Trio of Appetizers:
– Lebanese Cous Cous salad, house cured honey ham, Epazote, pickled root vegetables,
local harvest prickly pear vinaigrette
– Arizona field green salad, roasted hazelnuts, Cabernet vinaigrette, Fossil Creek goat cheese
curds, fresh strawberry and blackberry
– Shellfish platter, Sonoran spice poached Mexican white shrimp, Alaskan king crab leg,
ancho cocktail sauce, cucumber mignonette

– Ancho Crusted Prime Rib, herb and smoked cheddar potato gratin, creamed local spinach, horseradish au jus
– House Carved Pork Shoulder, brown sugar and Jalapeño glaze, Tepary bean cassoulet, grilled artichokes, roasted pearl onions
– Pan Roasted Great Lakes Whitefish, Wilcox apple walnut butter, grilled local squash, tri colored quinoa, smoked apricot oil

Chocolate present cake,  fluffy gingerbread cake, toffee butterscotch filling, and dark chocolate ganache. Served with raspberry red currant compote and candied walnuts.

Cocktail: “Bourbon Rosemary Delight”  12.
Rosemary, Bulleit Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Lemon wedge, Ginger Ale

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Happy New Year
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Champ toastHave a joyous New Year’s Eve at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House where we’ll be serving a special 4 course tasting menu on Thursday, December 31, with seating’s offered every half hour between 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate with a special gourmet plated dinner featuring the following menu: All courses will be offered as gluten-free options, and a vegetarian or vegan meal will be on the menu, as well.
60. per guest / 30. for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax and all beverages are extra.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 480-488-8031



Appetizer Course
Grilled and chilled asparagus, hand-made burrata, charred
heirloom tomato, local basil, agave balsamic reduction, truffle
corn puree, toasted pine nuts

Fresh Seafood Course
Poached lobster claw, Alaskan king crab leg, Mexican white
shrimp, Kumai oyster, Ancho cocktail sauce, grilled citrus, cucumber mignonette

Entree Course, choice of
– 45 Day dry aged Prime New York Strip, Saguaro fruit demi-glace,
pork belly and potato hash, buttered rainbow carrots
– or –
– Dover Sole, Yukon potato brunoise, fennel, mache lettuce,
smoked local fig and jalapeno chutney

Dessert Course
Pink Champagne cake, almond Bavarian cream, fresh strawberry preserves and white
chocolate curls, granulates of cream cheese butter cookies, clementine confit and
macerated strawberry slivers.
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

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Super Bowl
Feb 7 all-day

We will be closed for the entire day but, will  reopen for regular business the following day.

Enjoy the Big Game and we will see you soon!


Happy Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Carved-HeartCapture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special dinner menu Friday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m.
Our exceptional $55 fixed-price Valentine’s Day gourmet plated dinner features a trio of appetizers, your choice of entrée, and a spectacular dessert. All beverages are extra. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 480-488-8031

Appetizer Course
Arizona sweet corn and lobster bisque, desert sage oil, smoked bourbon crème fraiche, crispy epazote
– or –
Bibb lettuce, creamy jalapeño and strawberry vinaigrette, Sonoran spice poached lobster, cherry tomato, Willcox berries

Seafood Course
Chilled shellfish platter, Kumamoto oyster,  Mexican white prawns, P.E.I. mussels, big eye tuna poke, blood orange mignonette, ancho cocktail sauce

Entree Course
Chilean Sea bass, amandine, Tequila citrus reduction, mache lettuce, avocado relish, smashed red potatoes
– or –
Top Knot Farms duck breast, sun-dried cherry demi-glace, smoked fingerling potatoes, charred asparagus and Abby Lee tomatoes
– or –
Dry aged buffalo tenderloin(4oz), chili butter poached lobster tail, Yukon gold and winter truffle puree, rainbow Swiss chard

“Obsession Berry Pistachio Torte”
French vanilla pound cake, berry gelee, white chocolate and strawberry custards.
Meringue kisses, chocolate covered strawberries, and candy coated pistachios.
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

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