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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518 (Huning Highland Historic District)
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Ranked #27 of 1,516 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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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
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night at about 6:30 pm without a reservation. This was our first visit. We were able to get right in at the bar which was very nice. All courses, salad, entree and desert were very good as was the service. We would go back again for sure but would not chance it without a reservation.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went to the Artichoke Cafe for lunch the other day. Seated at a nice table with white linen table cloth. Assortment of fresh breads and herbal butter started things off right. My fish and chips were excellent, and I love shoestring fries! My wife's sliced steak salad was outstanding and the beef tasted superb. Service was very good during the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is not often that I take the time to post a review, however after having recently hosted our son's rehearsal dinner at The Artichoke Café, I felt compelled to share our experience. Having attended and hosted many catered and corporate affairs in which large parties are involved, one comes to expect lukewarm food served in a slapdash fashion and... More

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san juan , PUerto RIco
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were recommended this rest. by a friend who goes often on business. We went for lunch. A well thought out primarily light french food emphasis. The waiter Randy was excellently well versed on the wines as well as on the specials. My husband ordered the crepe filled with vegetables and chicken . It was so light and at the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Out of the ordinary menu choices, really friendly service. The restaurant has a friendly, local feel, with local + food.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great location and great service. The food was fine and pricey. I had a 6 oz. steak with "frites". The steak was fine and came with "a heap 'a fries". Hmmm. My wife had a risotto special which she said was not so special. We had some Black Mesa red wine and it was great but the wine list was... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Staying at the Hotel Parq Central and this is just 300 yards away. Very good quality food in a nice atmosphere. Service was excellent

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Clifton, New Jersey
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264 reviews 264 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We arrived at 5:30 on a Thursday. The restaurant was almost empty but the host asked us for reservation which we do not have. He give us "the look" , as if was checking whether we are properly dressed and proceeded to seat us in an area that ended-up being the connector between two rooms! We were very nicely dressed... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

To celebrate our 38th anniversary, we went to the Artichoke Café in Edo (East Downtown Albuquerque). This well-established and respected restaurant is a favorite for people celebrating a special occasion, not because it’s fancy but because the food is so good. Owners Pat and Terry Keene opened the Artichoke many years ago and the high standards they set when they... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Servers need to take a collective deep Breath. Nice restaurant in a town that doesn't have many class acts. Relax. Let the customer enjoy the experience

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