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Artichoke Cafe

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Huning Highland Historic District
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
505-243-0200
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Artichoke Cafe was reopened in 1989 by Pat and Terry Keene. Pat, who...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Impeccable!

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food and service were fantastic! The staff was friendly and professional. The atmosphere was elegant without feeling up tight and stuff. We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
acrandme
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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376 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food and service were fantastic! The staff was friendly and professional. The atmosphere was elegant without feeling up tight and stuff. We will be back!

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Located near downtown, this restaurant has a nice variety of upscale and somewhat pricey dishes. We visit there every time we are in Albuquerque, and consider it a great experience every time. They have a variety of seating and it is within walking distance of our favorite Albuquerque hotel.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Some friends of ours who frequent Artichokes invited us for out for a business dinner. When we arrived we were greeted promptly and seated promptly. Our waitor Michael was great! We had wine, an assortment of appetizers (BBQ Tacos were great!) and then ordered dinner from the various choices on the menu. I recommend the rib eye with the fantastic... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Every time I eat here I love the food. I had the crepe of the day and it was wonderful. When we were scheduling this business lunch I said that it was an expensive place and my associate pointed out that the place I was suggesting was the same price with no service. I am glad I took his advice... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stopped in for a business dinner before departing from the ABQ airport, which is pretty nearby and easy to reach from this part of town. The parking was easy - on the street - I came in with no reservation (on a Tuesday) and was seated promptly. The atmosphere was great, with very friendly staff. I had a local... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is lovely. My kind of upscale food without an attitude. I had prime rib there last sunday. Delicious .Selection of interesting,tasty dishes. I can't afford to eat there every day but that is what makes it special. The food is really great! And I must say my server,Amy was wonderful. There is something about her demeanor ,her attentiveness... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The menu has steaks at $35 and wines at $9 & $10. The service is nothing special. The food we had "pork chops and risotto was good not great. Flan not very good will not.be returning. The seasons in old town has much better atmosphere, prices, and food.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is by far my most favorite restaurant in Albuquerque! It has been consistently good for over 15 years and a family favorite. The food is excellent and the bartender Julien is amazing. I gave him a recipe for a drink made for me in Germany. It called for elderflower nectar and the restaurant just happened to have some from... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fortunately we had a reservation, as the Artichoke is very popular - and with good reason. It is a classy cafe with excellent service, a great wine list and an interesting menu - new combinations as well as old standards. Our waiter, Joshua, was exceptional; helpful and attentive without being in the way. Ice water came immediately, and assorted breads... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went there on a recommendation from a co-worker. It was a bit out of the way from our hotel but it was worth the drive. The food was fantastic and the the staff was very helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back again the next time we're in Albuquerque.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
  • Phone Number: 505-243-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?