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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
5:00 am - 10:00 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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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dinner was wonderful as always. My duck entree and my husband's steak perfectly prepared. Our waitress did a great job despite having her hands full with several couples and two large tables (one being a close out dinner for a movie filmed in area to the delight of my husband)

1 Thank Denise C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Artichoke Cafe several times. This visit with friends was dissapointing. I had the crab cakes and salad as I had late lunch. The salad was ok but not very inventive and small. The crab was just flat tasting. Uninspired. The sauce added nothing. For the price, I was not thrilled. Maybe we went on an... More 

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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

As dedicated foodies, we've tried all the upscale restaurants in town and this one is best, for many reasons: innovative chef, excellent service and a terrific wine list. We enjoyed several in the trendier Nob Hill part of town, but not as much as this one downtown. The cured tuna crudo was truly outstanding, as was the deconstructed citrus meringue... More 

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Reviewed July 25, 2015

have been to this restaurant several times. My wife likes rack of lamb even though she thinks Yanni is better. We often order artichoke which is quite good as well.

Thank worldtraveler1102
albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had an anniversary dinner planned which included some drinks at the bar side and dinner in the restaurant. The place is very nicely laid out although a in a bit of an oddity, all bar patrons had to walk through the party room (where a party was in swing) to enter or exit the bar. The bar is a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Followed TA's advice and were very glad we did! The plates were are excellent, the service was perfect, and the ambiance was great. We'd return in a heartbeat!

Thank CarolRororo
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Located in East Downtown, Artichoke is a great spot for a special occasion. The also have a wine bar for less formal options. All around divine! They have scallops wrapped in prosciutto that you'll still be savoring years later...

Thank Laurie F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Artichoke Cafe is one of the nicer places on Central, sandwiched between the U district and downtown. It is elegant, offers great service (even when you don't have a reservation), and the food is wonderful. I've never been disappointed with either food or service here.

Thank catherineh417
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is the place I take VIP out-of-town visitors for lunch, they are never disappointed. Many dishes on the menu have interesting creative twists to them, the service and the atmosphere are excellent - upscale without being stuffy.

Thank F1uffy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I wasn't expecting a lot. I had spent the last five days eating in cafe's and restaurants Edgewood, Moriarty, and Albuquerque.. However, my wife wanted to go to a nice restaurant. We looked something up on TripAdvisor and we found this place. We were really surprised and delighted to have wonderful cuisine, nice wine, and a nice ambiance as well... More 

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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?