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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518 (Huning Highland Historic District)
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Ranked #19 of 1,540 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
new york
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122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Warm, welcoming environment for a special dinner for our anniversary far from home. We started with a glass of sparkling Gruet wine, local to New Mexico but known nationwide. Delicious. We enjoyed the steamed artichoke appetizer. And my husband enjoyed the seared ahi tuna, perfectly prepared. Our grilled duck breast and pumpkin ravioli main courses were also very well prepared.... More 

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took our daughter here for her birthday. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. What an awesome time we had. Thanks Artichoke Cafe for making our daughters birthday a great one.

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Edmonton, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have been here a few times as well. I really like the food, the service is good. It's a bit more 'upscale' than the other options nearby so if you're looking for that sort of experience, this is the place for you! The food and drinks are great. You really can't go wrong here!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a most memorable meal at Artichoke Cafe, as always. Started with a BBQ pork slider appetizer, with flour chips and queso. Shared an apple and bleu salad (too yum for its own good), and each had incredible meals: I had a pork chop with creamy polenta (be still my heart) and my husband had a beet ravioli dish that... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Simply a great place to dine in: Good atmosphere, good service and the best gourmet food in town. I highly recommend it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

...and most fell short! We ate at the bar - though we did have a full meal - shortly after arriving in Albuquerque and had an unexpectedly amazing meal. Everyone had praised the restaurants we would encounter later when we arrived in Santa Fe and not one measured up. Artichoke Cafe is every bit as good as any of my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

the lunch was good but not great. The artichoke appetizer was not anything special. Our salads were good but traditional and the dessert was very good but not incredible. I expected more creative food. The service was excellent and attentive

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went to dinner here a couple of days ago. Ordered the filet with port reduction, and the waitress was kind enough to let me switch the standard potatoes for the sweet potatoes with goat cheese that were part of one of the specials. Best. Meal. Ever. The beef was grilled to perfection (in my case, rare as they're comfortable cooking... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had heard good things about this restaurant and were not let down. My Mom had scallops that were large and tender. I had fish that was crispy on the outside on top of some yummy veggies. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgable. In a busy part of the city, there was parking across the street which made it all... More 

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Amarillo, TX
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Passing through Albuquerque and took the opportunity to sample some culinary creations including the Goat cheese with garlic and roasted peppers (very small portion of cheese and one garlic clove), Artichoke, and a really awesome Relleno off the dinner appetizer menu... Fun little hang out to enjoy some wine!

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Additional Information about Artichoke Cafe

Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
Phone Number: 505-243-0200
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Continental

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