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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
    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
A great place for gourmands

After several days eating wonderful Mexican and Native American food, it's was nice to have a break and go full-on gourmet. This lovely restaurant is sophisticated but not stuffy, with kind and knowledgeable staff. The food was wonderful -- try the steamed artichoke with dipping sauces.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Apollo2012
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After several days eating wonderful Mexican and Native American food, it's was nice to have a break and go full-on gourmet. This lovely restaurant is sophisticated but not stuffy, with kind and knowledgeable staff. The food was wonderful -- try the steamed artichoke with dipping sauces.

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Minden, Nevada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were in Albuquerque for 5 days and we had reserved a table at this restaurant on Open Table for 7pm on Saturday night (we made the reservation several weeks earlier while trip planning). It turned out to be Mother's Day weekend and Graduation Weekend so the place was packed. The floor manager had several parties that were waiting beyond... More 

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Bayfield, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food here was great! The staff was wonderful and didn't show any evidence of being annoyed because our group wanted to stay and visit with one another long after we ended out meal. It was a little pricey but not unreasonable.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My daughter was visiting from Buenos Aires, Argentina with her fiancee and we went for lunch at the Artichoke. The server was wonderful and helped us with our choices. We were thrilled and will definitely go back again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Artichoke Cafe is all about excellent food served with a smile. We were a party of 3 and we started off with the artichoke steamed and served with a variety of sauces as well as a plate of roasted garlic, goat cheese, peppers and olives to be spread on toasted french bread. Both were generous in potion size. Various breads... More 

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Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Interesting menu and very good service, but not inexpensive. Wine pairings were good. Carrot curry soup was exceptional.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was bustling when we came in. We were greeted very nice and seated at a great table. Halibut was great after the steamed artichoke starter. Very tasty. French onion soup very good and the tenderloin superb. Great staff. Friendly good service. Excellent.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is located within walking distance from the Hotel Parq Central. We were looking for a change from New Mexico chile style food. Artichoke Cafe was perfect. A new American style of food. We started with the steamed artichoke which was so good. For dinner I had the rack of lamb and it was cooked perfectly. This is rated as... More 

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Nepean
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We enjoyed a meal here after struggling to find a place to dine downtown near our hotel. They were very welcoming and the meal was excellent. The choices for gluten free were excellent. I would not hesitate to eat here again!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My adult daughter and I visited this restaurant on the recommendation of her friends back home in San Diego who have family in ABQ. We were pleasantly surprised at the decor, contemporary and restful, and the service, friendly though formal. The food though a little expensive was worth every penny, the presentation was lovely, and the flavors distinct and delicious.... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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