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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
+1 505-243-0200
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for 5:00 PM and were seated promptly. Our table was at the window which was nice however the Frank Sinatra ish music was very loud. Perhaps maybe not for later when the place was getting more crowded but early in the evening it was too loud. Our service was superb and drinks, appetizer, soup, salad, entree and... More 

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Los Alamos, NM
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating at the Artichoke for over 25 years. It is relatively expensive so we go there for big occasions. Took a friend to celebrate his recent divorce and he was very impressed. The salad was crisp & fresh with an excellent balsamic dressing. His Steak Frites was perfect, a crisp outer layer and rare interior. My thick juice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a bad experience at the Ranchers Club I called the Artichock Cafe which was closing in 5 minutes and talked to Sam and told him of our bad experience and he said he would hold the kitchen open for us. We were greeted by the manager Shane and told him of our special occasion experience. He sat down with... More 

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articafe, Guest Relations Manager at Artichoke Cafe, responded to this review

John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad we were able to make your special occasion so wonderful. Please come see us again soon. -Sam, Shane, and Artichoke Cafe Management. More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food here was creatively prepared and delicious. Appetizers were excellent, as we're main courses and desserts. Caveat --the desserts were huge and we should have split one! The only things standing between 4 and 5 stars are tables close together, weak coffee, and a really loud table of six right near us. It was a weeknight and I think... More 

Thank Judith A
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service and food were excellent. Very nice atmosphere although the lights continually dimmed as the evening progressed for some reason. Only real complaint would be the ART construction currently ongoing which makes the restaurant currently accessible only if you are going eastbound on Central. Not the restaurants fault though for lousy planning on part of the... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Met my Daughter, 3 hours of Drinks and Horderves. Great Variety, We were in the Bar Area, bartenders were smart, shared their opinions. were present but not to present. Will return next trip.

Thank mmfm012016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food is very well prepared , the menu is varied and the service is operational. I highly recommend the crab cake and the beef tenderloin ( theeee best !) A little expensive buuut well worth it ;) !

Thank KatlynSanchez
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Quick, friendly service and delicious food with lots of choices that I'm sure would have been equally as good.

Thank a-jay3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were quite disappointed at the quality and presentation of our dinner on a Sunday evening. We tried to make reservations, but the line went unanswered, so we made reservations elsewhere. Taking a chance, we threaded through construction, found Artichoke open, and cancelled our other choices. Big Mistake. No ravioli, the artichokes were tough and rubbery, the rest of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Artichoke started out very positively. We went out for a business meal and the staff were very accommodating and found us a table with no reservation and very little wait. Unfortunately, that's where things went terribly wrong. Once seated, we were summarily ignored for almost 30 min before asked if we wanted something to drink. It was... 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
US$30 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: 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?