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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
+1 505-243-0200
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Way overpriced for what you get. Someone in our group sent back his Salmon because it was cold and they just re-heated his same plate. Would've thought you would get a new dish. Scallops we're ok, but again underwhelmed for what you're paying.

Paris, France
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food but not exceptional (pork chop with 'false' polenta / duck confit with 'false' beans) Steamed artichoke not 100% coked Not really generous (quantity versus price) But overall not so bad

Thank PhR1
Aiken, South Carolina
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205 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Happy Hour menu has drinks and small plates for $5. One of the best Happy Hour restaurants I have visited in quite some time. Spent over a decade living/working in the Washington, DC beltway; Artichoke is in the top three. Don'the trust my review, go give it a try as you will only be out of $10 to $20.... More 

Thank redrooster89
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what the locals expect for their money, perhaps there is little to choose from however this place is just simply bad. Everything was wrong... I don't think any of the food was prepared fresh and all of it was just reheated. We always order Calamari when we see it on the menu as a starter and this one... More 

Thank Alex P
Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seems as though every time I'm in ABQ on business I end up here eating at the bar. Friendly waitstaff with exceptional food. Great wine list/dining choices. Almost like dining back in Louisiana.

Thank radithor
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artichoke Cafe has excellent food, and great service. It's pricey, but the food is worth it. I like the 'traditional' choices, like pork chop, beef, etc., but they also have more adventurous dishes that include trimmings like quail egg yolk, bone marrow aioli, etc. Excellent appetizers, salads and desserts too (we had awesome creme brulee). Be prepared to spend $100... More 

Thank Alan W
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

- every course better than the last, ending with hazelnut cake iced with a light chocolate mousse and bananas brûlée. Crab cakes perfectly seasoned, generous. Sweet tender scallops. Altogether memorable! The Lemontini was amazing!

Thank lifelongtraveler2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Artichoke Cafe, long a favorite place of ours, continues to amaze. The restaurant itself is light and attractively appointed, with local artwork, soft lighting, comfortable seating. The restaurant staff are gracious and knowledgeable, attentive yet respectful. The food is magnificent, done to perfection. There are a variety of appetizers and salads as well as a nice selection of entrees. At... More 

Thank David L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I will not eat red meat. That being said my carnivorous family loves the steaks here. I always find fish,poultry and vegetarian items which I have always found tasty. They have a great wine list.. I discovered my favorite wine here.. a Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc. Recommend reservations.

Thank Laurie S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Locally owned (not a chain) restaurant in a great location, between UNM and downtown. Very good upscale spot with a small lounge/bar perfect for a romantic drink. Gourmet food (small plates), expensive, great service, cloth tablecloths and napkins. Both on- and off-street parking. Look for the blue awnings!

Thank suz55tbird

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 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: +1 505-243-0200
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?