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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We sat at the bar for dinner and Jewel was the bartender and waitress. What a delightful young lady that offered samples of wine before we made our selection. She also gave a great description of the food offered and it was fabulous! First visit...More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The restaurant is nicely decorated with lots of original art work. The waitstaff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The menu has great offerings. The pear, walnut, Gorgonzola salad was fresh and the dressing wonderful. The vegetable/kale salad was also a nice mixture of flavors and...More

Thank ruthann0910
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Good place to enjoy meeting friends and family for great food and conversation. Consistenly great food. Dress down or up for lunch and dress up or down for dinner. On Central not far from University.

Thank P A
Reviewed 10 October 2015

All our meals were excellent, not disappointed, although they did sit us in the bar area for dinner, which was ok, but a little noisier. To their credit, when seated, he did ask us if this was alright, second thought, I would have rather eaten...More

Thank Shereene1
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Many years ago when visiting Albuquerque a friend recommended Artichoke Café to us as a restaurant to visit. This AIBF trip we made if for lunch. We found it to be a pleasant and enjoyable experience. It has a nice ambiance without being pretentious; something...More

Thank TKCRhino
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We went to dinner and sat at the bar. The first thing we noticed was the bartender taking care to mix the drinks, not just estimate. For instance, my Jack was poured and then a specific amount of ginger ale and then the ice. She...More

1  Thank RestlessCindi
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I took a team from work here for lunch and everyone enjoyed it. I had a special - some type of crepe of the day with ham and veggies in a white sauce and it was delish. Half the table got the same thing, while...More

Thank Mok43
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The steam artichoke was extremely dry; a disappointment for a restaurant called Artichoke Cafe. The accompanying sauces were OK. The croutons in the Caesar were very stale and soggy. The cream of green chile soup base was good but the pieces of chickenin it were...More

Thank Anne d
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had a delicious dinner. The service was superb. I had a very tender beef fillet, cooked to perfect medium rare. My wife really enjoyed her fish entree. My Sister and her husband enjoyed their entrees also.

Thank Bob15431
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We started with the artichoke and it was perfect, sauces were good. Bread was really good. The kale/goat cheese ravioli was incredible. The special was prime rib and it was great, not the very best I have ever had, but very good. Ambiance also nice...More

Thank dkstreet
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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