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Artichoke Cafe

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$$$
Huning Highland Historic District
Italian, 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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 126
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Great place to nosh

At The Artichoke Cafe. Great place to nosh in between appointments. Or gorgeous dinner. The wine list is fabulous. Julian took wonderful care of us. His wine and spirits knowledge is absolutely incredible. He suggested a wine from Piedmont made from a varietal I have never heard of and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

At The Artichoke Cafe. Great place to nosh in between appointments. Or gorgeous dinner. The wine list is fabulous. Julian took wonderful care of us. His wine and spirits knowledge is absolutely incredible. He suggested a wine from Piedmont made from a varietal I have never heard of and it was unbelievable. It was the perfect pairing for the dish.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This upscale eatery is awesome. The service is great too. I ordered the Beef Tenderloin and the special salad of the day, which was the heirloom tomato salad on a bed of greens and mozzarella. Both of these dishes were amazing! The server anticipated all of our needs. Great iced tea and food. I would recommend Artichoke Café to anyone!

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a wonderful dinner. I had a salad and then the scallops. Salad was fresh and dressing had good flavor. The scallops were perfect. I would absolutely go there again next time I'm in Albuquerque.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch. This restaurant is conveniently located near downtown on the way to the Nob Hill section of ABQ. Very pleasant room and the wait staff was attentive. The salad with quinoa was absolutely delicious and I wish I could have this back home. Everyone was very satisfied with their plates. Would go back for sure.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've eaten at the Artichoke Cafe several times in the past. I was in Albuquerque recently and needed a place to eat on a Monday night. The Artichoke Cafe is open 7 nights per week. Everything about this place is first rate. The wine and drinks are reasonably priced. The menu is varied enough to satisfy everyone's tastes, and the... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dinner was wonderful as always. My duck entree and my husband's steak perfectly prepared. Our waitress did a great job despite having her hands full with several couples and two large tables (one being a close out dinner for a movie filmed in area to the delight of my husband)

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have been to the Artichoke Cafe several times. This visit with friends was dissapointing. I had the crab cakes and salad as I had late lunch. The salad was ok but not very inventive and small. The crab was just flat tasting. Uninspired. The sauce added nothing. For the price, I was not thrilled. Maybe we went on an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

As dedicated foodies, we've tried all the upscale restaurants in town and this one is best, for many reasons: innovative chef, excellent service and a terrific wine list. We enjoyed several in the trendier Nob Hill part of town, but not as much as this one downtown. The cured tuna crudo was truly outstanding, as was the deconstructed citrus meringue... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

have been to this restaurant several times. My wife likes rack of lamb even though she thinks Yanni is better. We often order artichoke which is quite good as well.

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albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had an anniversary dinner planned which included some drinks at the bar side and dinner in the restaurant. The place is very nicely laid out although a in a bit of an oddity, all bar patrons had to walk through the party room (where a party was in swing) to enter or exit the bar. The bar is a... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?