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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518 (Huning Highland Historic District)
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Ranked #17 of 1,502 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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310 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, NM
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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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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Half Moon Bay, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A real gem in a part of Albuquerque on the rebound - a spot of gentrification attracting like-entrepreneurs. Interesting, inventive menu, good wine choices and really excellent service. We had the salmon special and the rib eye - both cooked to (our) perfection. For us, a definite return!

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Okeechobee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The pasta plate was tasty with just the right amount of artichokes. Pricy for pasta though. Free parking area needs to be clearer, especially for out of towners.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After all the very positive reviews on Trip Advisor, my wife and I were really looking forward to our special dinner at this establishment. Instead, we had a very average experience. The food ranged from excellent to below average. My wife said her salmon which was a special that evening was the best she's ever had. My lamb chop dinner... More

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great food, artfully prepared and presented; good value. Wonderful salads! A lovely place for a special dinner. Daryl watched our car in the parking lot across the street!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The a French onion soup was good, very hot, but not spectacular. The curried chicken salad was fine, but nothing I couldn't do at home. Needed more curry.

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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I dined at the Artichoke Cafe, during a recent stay in Albuquerque. The dinner was almost perfect. We started with a very good apple and blue cheese salad and then had pork chops that were just wonderful. Service was excellent, including the recommendation of an excellent bottle of wine to accompany our meal. The only problem with... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went to the Artichoke Cafe years ago when it first opened. The tables were so close together you could not have a private conversation and you could reach over and eat out of your neighbors plate, did not return until a Friday night 2 weeks ago. Entirely different atmosphere, tables were comfortable and noise level moderate and food & service... More

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