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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had a delicious dinner. The service was superb. I had a very tender beef fillet, cooked to perfect medium rare. My wife really enjoyed her fish entree. My Sister and her husband enjoyed their entrees also.

Thank Bob15431
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We started with the artichoke and it was perfect, sauces were good. Bread was really good. The kale/goat cheese ravioli was incredible. The special was prime rib and it was great, not the very best I have ever had, but very good. Ambiance also nice...More

Thank dkstreet
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner last night and we look forward to going back. We each had a drink, entree and dessert. We also had an appetizer. The service was excellent, attentive yet not interrupting. The food was most excellent. We are self declared food snobs....More

Thank Shawnia R
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We dropped by the Artichoke Cafe for lunch today and had the gourmet burger. It was delicious! We ate in the bar. The service was great and Julian makes a wonderful Margarita. We were just passing through Albuquerque following Route 66 to LA! So if...More

Thank reragland
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The food here is very good, we were pleased with everything we ordered. The service is excellent but our waiter seemed a bit rushed as the restaurant got busier. We came in at 5:45 in order to make it to the theatre for a 7:30...More

Thank dnjscheer
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The portions were small and not worth the price paid. The wine was good. The atmosphere was nice but noisy. The service slow and got my order wrong.

1  Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 19 September 2015

My wife and I ate here a couple days ago and had a very enjoyable meal. The service was friendly and efficient. My wife had a fish dinner and I had the special for the night. Both were excellent. We asked that the fish come...More

Thank tmaier69
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food, decor and waitstaff. Make a reservation. We live in NYC and are used to eating in excellent restaurants; Artichoke did not disappoint.

Thank NewYorkNYTraveler
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Great for business or a couple.

Thank Daniel E M
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Artichoke Café has long been acknowledged as one of the contenders for the best gourmet restaurant in town. It deserves that reputation. You immediately feel that you have entered a place of fine dining in the understated elegance of the rooms and the expertise of...More

Thank Gaston87111
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Questions & Answers
Bruce H
6 November 2015|
Response from articafe | Property representative |
Yes, our chefs are used to catering to dietary restrictions. I would suggest you make a note on your reservation, inform your waiter and he/she will let the kitchen know.
11 April 2015|
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Response from articafe | Property representative |
While we don't have any vegan items on our menu our chefs can always create something special for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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