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“Inventive menu.”
Review of Artichoke Cafe

Artichoke Cafe
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Ranked #21 of 1,775 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
capnmorgn@earthlink.net
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inventive menu.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

It has been so successful it has expanded into the space next door.
The menu continues to improvise and the service is excellent.
Plus, there is a good selection of local wines. Reserve or go early.

  • Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent serice, lovely ambiance”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

An excellent choice for a very nice dinner in Albuquerque. Evrything we ate was delicious. Service was top notch. A very nice place to spend a delightful evening.

Visited May 2013
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Ancaster, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Service Great”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We were starving by the time we found this restaraunt and expected efficient service. Artichoke met our expectations graciously .The apple and blue cheese salad was what you would expect from a top class restaraunt,the ravioli entre was the best I have ever taxed,and the 6oz steak was done to perfection. Plus the French fries,were fantastic.

  • Visited May 2013
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New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Salads”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Food: Reasonable portion size; I've had several of the entrée salads and they have been very good
Service: Generally good but occasionally slow
Ambience: Nice linens; comfortable; can be a bit noisy
View: Nothing notable
Access/parking: Street as well as a lot they own and have attendant
Best tables: No preference

  • Visited May 2013
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Portland. Oregon
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“great food, not cheap, but delicious”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Loved the Gruener Veltliner form Austria that came with my trout! my husband and my son each had the lamb dish which they really liked. I had the artichoke. /foud the sauces to bit a bit unimaginative - tartar sauce, raspberry sauce and drawn butter, and the artichoke could have been a bit hotter..I had expected something really spectacular since the restaurant is named after it.But i did appreciate that the fibers had been removed. The trout was very good and so was the quinoa it came with and the greens. Nice service. I hope the hostess does not hurt herself on those heels she was wearing. Nice evening out.

Visited May 2013
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