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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
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 124
    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
Good meal

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
NepeanCanteach
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were tired and had been driving all day and did not expect something with this name to be such a first class restaurant. We had the lamb which was cooked to perfection. I had a salad from the menu with a delicious house dressing with a bit of a bite to it. The service was also very good. the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a delightful meal at Artichoke Cafe. Beautiful, peaceful color, and beautiful decor. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. We will certainly go back there when we are in ABQ.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Over the years, the Artichoke has been one of our favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. However, when we went there on a recent Sunday evening, the three of us has a disappointing experience. In this case, our service was perfunctory, as contrasted with our past experience of excellent service. I ordered the scallops, which I had enjoyed many times before. However,... More 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went both for lunch and dinner on separate days. Food is extremely good. Manager even paid our meter parking charge. However, we discovered later theat this place has its own parking across the street. Lunch is about half the price of dinner, but even so, we thought the dinner justified the price. Excellent selection of leaf teas as well.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food and service were fantastic! The staff was friendly and professional. The atmosphere was elegant without feeling up tight and stuff. We will be back!

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Located near downtown, this restaurant has a nice variety of upscale and somewhat pricey dishes. We visit there every time we are in Albuquerque, and consider it a great experience every time. They have a variety of seating and it is within walking distance of our favorite Albuquerque hotel.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Some friends of ours who frequent Artichokes invited us for out for a business dinner. When we arrived we were greeted promptly and seated promptly. Our waitor Michael was great! We had wine, an assortment of appetizers (BBQ Tacos were great!) and then ordered dinner from the various choices on the menu. I recommend the rib eye with the fantastic... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Every time I eat here I love the food. I had the crepe of the day and it was wonderful. When we were scheduling this business lunch I said that it was an expensive place and my associate pointed out that the place I was suggesting was the same price with no service. I am glad I took his advice... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?