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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518 (Huning Highland Historic District)
505-243-0200
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Ranked #14 of 1,488 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
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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
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Have lived in ABQ for 10 years and finally got around to checking out the Artichoke Cafe. Not a place for vegetarians so don't bother. The one entree offered to V's, the Pumpkin Butternut Squash Ravioli is, well, on par with what you could probably pick up at Trader Joes. And pricey to boot. We mustn't let those VegHeads get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. As we arrived in Albuquerque late after traveling 7 hours and were starving. We happened upon Artichoke which was a few blocks from our hotel Park Central. We were a bit too casual but they didn't seem to notice. The staff were great, the food was delicious and fresh. We loved the warm fresh bread. I... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We took our large family to dinner here and found the food and service to be excellent. Although it was a busy Saturday night, we found the waitstaff highly attentive and the atmosphere vibrant. Don't miss this restaurant when in Albuquerque!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Whenever I feel like a mini vacation, I take myself to dine at the Artichoke. It is swanky and elegant, with a superb cosmopolitan feel. The food and service are always excellent. In my opinion, the best a salad in the city, along with the best martinis.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ate some of the best food ever in this lovely, friendly restaurant. The chefs are creative, classically trained and meticulous in preparation and presentation. The sauces and soups are crafted with the best ingredients in the time honored preparation. For example, the soup stocks are prepared with bones or meats cooked very slowly for 3 days, then turned into... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of the two or three best restaurants in Albuquerque. We usually save it for special occasions, but sometimes, we just splurge. It can be a bit noisy, so if that's a problem for you, ask for a table in the back room.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Family visiting from NYC joined us for husband's birthday dinner. After ordering some scrumptious pre-dinner cocktails, some names I haven't heard before, we ordered mussels and tuna tartare for appetizers. Both were delicious. Entrees were also amazing including the steak frites, filets and pork chop. We love to go to the Artichoke for special occasions and we are NEVER disappointed.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is very good. My husband and I love Artichoke. The service is always good, although it can be a little slow, don't go if your are in a hurry.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good should not necessarily mean very expensive. This is not gourmet with captain table side service. Sure, the food tastes good but you are not getting what you are paying for.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Artichoke has always been one of our favorites, whether for lunch or for a more relaxed date night. The food is always very fresh (often local) and well prepared. Certainly worthy of foodies!

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