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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in Albuquerque, late and hungry, but staff was able to get us seated within a few minutes. Wonderful selection of fresh food and salads. Wonderful soup and bread. My vegetarian friend was very happy with her selection and raved about it. They were almost out of focaccia but they were able to find a few pieces to complete... More 

Thank Constance D
The Deep South
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162 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in the mood for an elegant meal our last night on vacation, and boy did Artichoke Cafe deliver! The outside is just a plain storefront, but indoors you'll find attentive service, a very nice wine list, and some great appetizers and entrees. The restaurant was out of scallops the night we went, so I joined my husband in... More 

Thank EBovary
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once one of the only fine dining places in Albuquerque, it is still a good place to dine though no longer "cutting edge". Service is always good but the food and drink prices have gotten high for what you get. More for the older, more sedate crowd.

Thank workingtoomuchinabq
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch today at the Artichoke Cafe with 2 friends. It's been many years since I have been to this restaurant. The restaurant is very elegant; food outstanding, and so was the service. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them 12!

Thank Gila Y
Iowa City
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner at the Artichoke Cafe and immediately liked the restaurant space. There are interesting artworks to look at and floral arrangements. I had the scallops, which we were told is a menu staple. They were large and well prepared, but the sauce they were sitting in was not especially tasty. The beans and potatoes also sat in this... More 

Thank Cheryl H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food in an up scale crowded area. Service can be spotty but the food makes up for service deficiencies. Gourmet level experience with a good wine selection. The man and wife team have now established a loyal following in several other locations.

Thank wr0bertg
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large party for work. It was a minimum selection menu but all the food was well prepared. I'm a sucker for white anchovies which is why I choose the Caesar salad which was delicious. I had the curry marinated chicken. I never order chicken when at a nice place but the server highly recommended it. It was... More 

Thank martinibond
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent Artichoke Cafe about once a month for business lunch. Had many of the entrees. Steak salad is a treat, so is the Shepard's pie! My fav is the flat iron steak with pommel frites. Always cooked just the way I order it. Also, my ice tea glass is always full, attentive service. The bread and herbed butter are... More 

Thank Tony J B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in ABQ. We took our visitors for dinner and had four wonderful meals. I ordered the shrimp gazpacho which was the special for the day and it was nicely spiced and the shrimp plentiful and tender. Others at the table had the scallops, duck and chicken entrees. All were perfectly cooked and seasoned.... More 

Thank jode3115
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously you need an artichoke. The Lamb Rack and Heritage Pork are well prepared. The Pear and Maytag Blue Cheese (yes the Blue Cheese is made in the US by the same family that use to make your washer, and is the best in the world) Salad. Go just to get the cheese. A bit pricey, but a nice atmosphere.

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Gluten Free, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?