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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (70 reviews)
“beef tenderloin” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party of six ordered a number of different dishes and were in a bit of a rush so were delighted with the efficient and friendly service. All dishes were delicious. We also enjoyed the interesting choices of wines by the glass.

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on Saturday night and it was one of the best meals that I have had in a long time! I had the caesar salad and it was perfect. It had just the right amount of dressing and they even asked if I wanted...More

Thank keithflow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Artichoke remains one of Albuquerque‘s go to places with very good service and mostly excellent food. A recent visit, however, showed that the sluggish pace can be an issue, especially when you go right at the height of the dinner hour at 7 o’clock. Getting...More

Thank Travellight88
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to AC recently with my wife and 4 friends. I had been there before; I appreciated its longevity as one of ABQ's fine dining restaurants. Further, I love it's sibling--Farina, just across the street. That said, I and my party were disappointed in...More

Thank heyU7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I stopped here for Lunch. It was very over priced, for what you get. For $12, I expect my salad to have a bit more than Aragula leaves, radish, beets and winter squash- I think they could afford some blue cheese, walnuts,...More

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stick to simplicity and you'll be ok here. The steamed artichoke is refreshingly great. Discard the accompaniments. The wine list is great. Composed salads' components are excellent and bright. The composition, well, sorry at times, but it truly does justice to classics, just in it's...More

Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I got the sense that The Artichoke Cafe was trying to be fancier than it needed to be. I ordered the pear salad. There were too many conflicting flavors to make this salad tasty. The daily ravioli was good and the wine list was extensive....More

Thank Seniye
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our second time and it was better than the first time. I suspect the recent negative reviews were from trolls out to destroy a wonderful eatery.

Thank clarityman1
Reviewed 4 March 2018

From even before the arrival when I called for directions, they were very nice and very eager to help as the GPS on my phone was taking me 6 blocks the other way. The food, the choice of wine, the service could not have been...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and had high hopes. Unfortunately, it did not quite live up to the hype. Nice atmosphere and the service is good. Both our meals, my wife's salmon and my tenderloin were both very undercooked. The caesar salad...More

1  Thank cbrsantafe
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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|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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