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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518 (Huning Highland Historic District)
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Ranked #19 of 1,509 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food here is the best I had during my stay in Albaquerque hands down. The atmosphere was really nice as well. I felt it was a bit pricey but frankly the food was worth every penny..... So delicious and some unique dishes as well. The chicken with curry was out if this world! I only left 4 stars because... More

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424 reviews 424 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The best place I ate in the ABQ. Nice atmosphere and good wine selection. Continental style food. I would eat here again.

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Heber City, Utah
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was incredible. Flew in to Albuquerque for a quick business lunch. The locals that I was meeting had a reservation here and mentioned it was their favorite spot. I can see why. I had the Apple & Blue Cheese Salad with a Crepe-of-the-day. The lunch was perfect, all our meals were not only incredible taste-wise, but also presentation... More

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Destin, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Went there for a business dinner and found it to be a nice place. I requested the special of the night with the matched wine along with a starter artichoke. The wine was great however the artichoke was as hard a leather, a second time around didn't help. They replaced it with a Blue cheese and apple salad that was... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although it has "Cafe" in its title, this is really a delicious "restaurant" with a delicious twist on great classics! The signature artichoke is served with three delicious sauces: a raspberry, an aioli, and a classic butter! Both the ravioli and the pasta were fresh, delicate and plentiful... Delicious NM beer on tap. Professional and courteous service. It was recommended... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lovely little place across the street from the original Albuquerque High School, which has since been turned into loft living and condos! This restaurant is a 'white table cloth" establishment that takes pride in classic service and it's not far from downtown Albuquerque!

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Santa Fe, NM
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had family visitors last week and enjoyed both lunch and dinner at the Artichoke Cafe; the food was delicious, and our guests left New Mexico very happy with their dining experiences. For lunch, we each had a different salad and agreed they were all great.....service was excellent as well. When we went back for dinner a few days later,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Everything was delicious.The presentation and service was also excellent. The strawberry shortcake was outstanding.

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Edgewood, NM
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is consistently awesome! A little pricey, but you do get what you paid for. Try the pork chops with grits and greens, yummy! Great service. Great for a special occasion. Fun place for happy hour. And they accepted my coupon!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Artichoke is consistently wonderful. Continue to enjoy the ambiance and experience of one of Albuquerque's best local restaurants. Great foccia and the wine pairing (bubbly Italian Rose) with a fig, prosciutto, pistachio, frisee salad was amazing.

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