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Artichoke Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Huning Highland Historic District
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was in town for a wedding and this place was recommended to me! Great fresh food,but over-the-top on service! Nothing was totally suitable for me on their menu since I was on a low carb-high protein diet. After explaining my situation, a perfectly cooked steak salad w grilled asparagus appeared before me!! Yum!...and thanx chef!

Thank tennisne12016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to the Artichoke Cafe last week for a birthday lunch. The service was excellent, the place was very busy. I ordered crab cakes, which I try almost everywhere I can. They were rather disappointing. Not much flavor. Not good crab. I really like the salad and salad dressing. Dessert was very good.

Thank Ann H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A meal on a busy Saturday night provide a great meal. The beef tenderloin was cooked as requested, tender and full of flavor. The eating area was a bit loud to easily carry on a conversation with my partners. Wait staff were professional and attentive to the right degree. Parking was easy with an area close to the restaurant with... More 

Thank Mark_s_Jones
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great lunch place with friends, or a date night. For first or blind dates, I love meeting in the bar. It's quiet, cozy, with a good bar and wine list, plus the bar menu is just right for sharing.

Thank suz55tbird
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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195 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard a lot about the great food at this restaurant. We walked in just before 5pm for an early dinner. The hostess told us that she could not seat us, since the staff was still tasting the specials and the restaurant therefore wasn't ready yet. We left and came back half an hour later to finally be seated. The... More 

Thank Holger G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What is there not to enjoy about the Artichoke Cafe? The service...Impeccable...The food adventurous and scrumptious...The atmosphere...OK, I be reserved and say, pleasant. Altogether, you will not be disappointed.

Thank trubrit87111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just went to the Balloon Festival. We were looking for one nice evening meal out and I found the Artichoke. It will be a regular stop in Albuquerque from now on. Staff and food superb. I love artichokes and they have steamed or fried. BUT, from the moment we arrived it was great. We went early... More 

Thank Ron K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining early on a Saturday evening I felt that the wait staff was clearly catering to parties that were ordering cocktails and wine and slighting my table when I ordered a bottle of sparkling water and entrees without appetizer. Food was of excellent quality and well prepared. The butterscotch semi-freddo was a standout.

Thank Roadrunner7431
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great, service was right on, everything was awesome. Even the parking was good. If we ever return to Albuquerque we will go back!

Thank nychewy
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is charming, the staff was very attentive and friendly. The menu was varied with several special additions. The food was excellent the presentation also excellent. The pork chop was perfectly cooked and tender. The steak was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. The flourless choc cake was the perfect ending

Thank Nina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?