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“Good upscale restaurant”
Review of Artichoke Cafe

Artichoke Cafe
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Ranked #21 of 1,781 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good upscale restaurant”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

They got us in without a reservation. In the bar and a bit noisy but next time we'll ask for the dining area which is quieter. Good quality food and service. Will visit again.

Visited January 2013
Thank Gary A
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Superb Dining Experience”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very pleasant surprise and a fantastic dining experience. There was a great menu and good wine list. Service was exceptional, the veal scallopini was well prepared, presentation was inviting, and the meal was very good. It was a quiet, intimate and enjoyable dining experience rather than being just a meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JimH88011
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Corrales, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing date restaruant”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Love to visit here on special occasions. They create, they care, they serve all to a high standard with quality.

Visited June 2012
Thank lakerr66
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent wine list and consistant quality of food and service”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I have been dining at Artichoke Cafe since I was a child- it is my mother's favorite restaurant in the city. Lately I have been exploring the menu a bit more and found that their beef tenderloin is truly amazing. I enjoyed the grilled beef tenderloin entree and my father ordered the taquitos, which have shredded tenderloin. Both were excellent and the taquitos paired with a soup or salad are plenty for a meal. My husband always orders the steak frites and it is likely his favorite entree in the city. My mother is health conscious, so she delights in the menu offerings that are high in protein and paired with delicious, fresh vegetables. The owner, Terri Keene, is usually roaming the dining room ensuring that his guests are taken care of. The wine list at this restaurant is awesome- they do a wonderful job listing pairings too. I cannot recommend Artichoke Cafe enough. It is in a great location as well- we often dine here before attending performances at Popejoy Hall or the National HIspanic Cultural Center.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank him-and-her-travel
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Taos, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Very good service and very good food. Had an excellent French Onion soup which is a difficult to correctly prepare. This one was just short of great!

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Thank Mackcampbell1
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