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Artichoke Cafe

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$$$
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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Artichoke Cafe
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
505-243-0200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 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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One of the Best in Town
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Cedar Crest

We took another couple to dinner. Of the four of us, three rated their entrees as very good or excellent. The desserts were outstanding too. Presentation was very good. The atmosphere... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cedar Crest
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We took another couple to dinner. Of the four of us, three rated their entrees as very good or excellent. The desserts were outstanding too. Presentation was very good. The atmosphere is very pleasant, upscale without being stuffy. The service was perfect: friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, without being overbearing. The wine list is excellent, perhaps the best in town. I... More

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Corrales, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Artichoke is a reliable restaurant - always delivering high quality food. This time I had the grilled lamb with salad greens. The lamb was perfectly cooked but I wish I had asked for a side of their great blue cheese dressing on the side to put some life into the salad. My friend ordered the beet ravioli and she loved... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Service was great! The Pan Seared Scallops were the best that I have ever had. The appetizers were also exceptional.

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Detroit, Michigan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We recently had a group of 12 people here for dinner. They absolutely loved it. The table was ready when we arrived, the servers were attentive and best of all....the food was awesome. Clean plates all around!

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Destin, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just left the restaurant and were very impressed!!! We had a 7:30 reservation and when we arrived, our table wasn't ready. The manager was VERY nice and grabbed us all a complimentary round of drinks! We didn't expect this gratitude but were very excited about this. Our dishes were AMAZING (pork belly egg rolls, beef tenderloin, pork chop, ribeye, and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The restaurant has very good chefs and the food is very good. That was a business dinner and close to work. The soup and the salad were delicious and cannot remember what else we had. We all had the same thing. I cannot remember how much because it was some time ago but I remember it was expensive. I have... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Artichoke Cafe. We dined as part of a large group so we had limited choices from the menu. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Even though we were a very large group the food it not taste like "banquet chicken." The salad and dessert courses were also very good. The Pot de Creme was fabulous.... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Snobby, minimalist and just....overrated. They've gotten a bunch of great reviews and that actually makes me happy. But for the price I was expecting five stars from the get-go...and please..crying babies should not be seated in the bar area!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My boyfriend is a foodie from Denver, and he loved this place. It was a great meal, and was a very short walk from the hotel Parq Central.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Dinner was adequate, but the food did not measure up to the price level of the menu. Another $15 manhattan.

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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:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Continental

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