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Artichoke Cafe

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Huning Highland Historic District
International
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
505-243-0200
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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  • 253
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  • 138
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Route 66 gem!

Awesome gourmet American food!. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The chicken with sweet potato polenta was to die for. Highly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hudson, Ohio
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Hudson, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome gourmet American food!. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The chicken with sweet potato polenta was to die for. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Artichoke cafe a few times and I've had great experiences there. It can be a little pricey for what is served, but still worth the price. Highly suggest the artichoke for an appetizer.

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Sedona, Arizona
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346 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first dining experience at Artichoke Cafe. I can't say anything is wrong per se, however, it was an underwhelming birthday dinner, and I can't say I would return. The menu was trendy, expensive, and the entrees we ordered were good, but spartan. The steamed artichoke appetizer was one of the smallest ever with barely anything there to... More 

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Thank WorldSprinter18
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an amazing Italian wine and olive oil dinner special event. Every course had a lot of thought put into it. Well prepared mad for an incredible dinner and evening.

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Thank MrBigWave
California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Albuquerque may not be everyone's cup of tea. A drive along Central Avenue past the motels and uninteresting businesses can urge one to press a bit more on the gas pedal. However, this is a city in a spectacular setting, with the Rio Grande passing through and the Sandia Mountains overlooking from the east. A closer examination of Albuquerque will... More 

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Thank SoCalif08
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We were in Albuquerque for one night and search for a nice place for dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was extremely friendly.

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Thank ehaetzel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice late lunch with family. Restaurant decor was nice. Staff were friendly. A couple of the items on menu were not available. The selections made were tasty. Waiter seemed distracted with other duties.

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Thank billwestenberger
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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283 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This was my third time here and I have enjoyed previous times. However, on this occasion the service was notably slow. It was a busy night and as a bigger group, we were tucked into a back room. The room was perfect for conversation, but the wait staff seemed to have forgotten about us for beverages and taking our order.... More 

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Thank Chris L
Iola, Kansas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My wife and I ate there and loved the warm friendless. I started with the bacon flavored cocktail. Don't miss it I had to have three before I really made up my mind. We had fried artichokes for appetizer and it was fresh light and flavorful. Everything we had was great and at a very reasonable cost for the great... More 

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Thank Thomas W
New Mexico
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends tonight. The service was outstanding (as it always is). The food was absolutely amazing and the presentation was perfect. The atmosphere is low key and friendly. The prices are reasonable also. We will be back sooner than later!

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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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