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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Foresthill, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of construction happening on there street leading to the restaurant but once in, well appointed interior. Varied menu, limited but tasty Happy Hour menu, nice wine selection. Helpful staff but their follow-through was a bit spotty. Fresh ingredients. Ordered the artichoke (outside slightly tough) and a butter lettuce salad. Very tasty. Friends ordered the green chili hamburger on the... More 

Thank Liz W
South Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Artichoke for dinner with my wife. The food was outstanding! I had New Mexico lamb. My wife had boneless bison ribs. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. We had a red wine which complemented the food perfectly. Easily the best restaurant in Albuquerque.

Thank phoneman2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the years this has been first among equals in ABQ for top quality, creative food and excellent service. Go for it Altho its pricey.

Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This past Valentines Day period ( actually the Sunday before), while traveling to CA, we stopped in Albuquerque ( as usual) and thought we try Artichoke Cafe...after the restaurant told us they could accommodate my wife's food allergies. Even though the road in front of the restaurant is under construction, we did find a convenient parking spot and were seated... More 

Thank brh0des
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the variety of options on their dinner menu. This is a white table linen restaurant with a contemporay flare. Staff is experienced and the manager is attentive.

Thank gabrielemW9880GH
Tempe, Arizona
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Artichoke several times because a friend thought it a prestigious thing to do. I have never had a satisfactory meal there. The last time I was there I ordered the halibut. I have had scallops much larger than the piece of fish I received. It is extremely noisy. The service is lackadaisical. The prices are astronomical.

Thank Mike M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally made it to the Artichoke Cafe with another couple. We started with the fried artichoke, which really was to die for. It was so good. My husband and I both had the duck breast. It was delicious, perfectly cooked and a good size portion. The wine list was fabulous as was the service. We will return.

Thank Kim T
Brewster, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upscale but worth it. Very convenient to Hotel Parq Central. This restaurant has been around at least 20 years and is just as good currently as back in 1997!

Thank megfstone
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved away from Albuquerque 10 years ago. Our favorite restaurant was the Artichoke Café when we lived there. We returned for a weekend in January and this was our first stop. We are so happy to report that it is better than ever. The steamed artichoke is a wonderful as ever, with its three dipping sauces. The crab cakes... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?