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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (65 reviews)
“beef tenderloin” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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11 - 20 of 638 reviews

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were stranded due to a cancelled flight and we were hungry. This is a great little restaurant and serves some amazing food. The atmosphere is upscale and the service is top notch. We had a lamb dish and a pork dish...More

Thank cdeboard
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very good food, good food, and the service was excellent. Beautifully prepared chicken breast and beef tenderloin. Only one caution, remember you're in New Mexico, so don't be surprised with the chile pepper sauce that might find it's way into your tenderloin. :) Can't say...More

2  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

On arrival it was difficult to determine if restaurant was still open as there was no one at front desk. as the neon sign suggested it was open we entered. After a little time we were greeted and seated. From then the service was very...More

Thank gneukian
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were visitors staying nearby so walked to this restaurant. Did not feel safe walking back The host looked at us when we entered as if we did not "belong", weren't good enough. Not true, our money is very green. I had the ravioli special,...More

1  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had cocktails (smoking gun was great), crab salad, Apple salad and salmon with frites and we shared all of it. The food was delicious!

Thank kkkkathy
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Was really a wonderful place to eat. I had the steak and my wife had the salad, they both were wonderful, waiter was great, and the price was even.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was busy but the service was excellent. we asked to share the first course and they bought it already split onto 2 plates The 2 mains were well prepared and delivered promptly An extensive wine list added to the reason this restaurant should be...More

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Had I discovered this place at the beginning of and not the last night of my trip, I would have eaten here every night. Quaint place on a corner, I think just street parking. Great ambiance and decoration. I had a tough time deciding on...More

Thank DitaVonMartini
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Artichoke Cafe consistently has exquisite food, service and bar options. It is great for a fine dining experience. It can accommodate families to a romantic dinner for 2.

1  Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Artichokes were phenomenal, as was the selection of cheeses for the cheese board. We split everything as portions were generous. Great server: Juan

Thank Stephanie J
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Questions & Answers
Bruce H
7 November 2015|
Response from articafe | Property representative |
Yes, our chefs are used to catering to dietary restrictions. I would suggest you make a note on your reservation, inform your waiter and he/she will let the kitchen know.
11 April 2015|
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Response from articafe | Property representative |
While we don't have any vegan items on our menu our chefs can always create something special for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Huning Highland Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-243-0200
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The Artichoke Cafe was reopened in 1989 by Pat and Terry Keene. Pat, who was formally trained in New York City, is executive chef and Terry has 30 years experience in restaurant management. Their dedication to the best in food, wine, and service has made this 120 seat restaurant one of Albuquerque's finest dining spots.

Its downtown location on Route 66 in the Historic Huning Highland/EDO District, cozy modern decor and rotating art exhibits add panache and charm to its ambience. The food is a mix of French, Italian, and creative American, using only the finest ingredients.
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