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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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“salad” (66 reviews)
“beef tenderloin” (15 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 1 week ago

High end dining in a small town.Very attentive staff, good menu. I had the salad and the pork chop. Too much to eat. My only (small) complaint is that their steak knives need sharpening.

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant several years ago and I remember having a great lunch. Today, I chose the crepe of season, which turned out to be rather dull although it was presented nicely. It tasted more like a ravioli which was a disappointment....More

Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chanced upon this restaraunT.Fresh food, great service. Georgian salad was excellent.Very friendly staff.

Thank Aditi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch with a colleague. I had the curried chicken salad and loved it. There was just a great mix of flavors and textures that was unique and very pleasurable. If I could have gotten away with it I would have licked my...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone enjoyed the dinner except me. I had thir artichoke which was the worse I ever had & I eat them regularly; so perhaps i am picky. They did take it off the bill which i asked them not to do. Service was excellent.

Thank slmark2124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent ambiance, excellent service, excellent fare. The lounge is cozy and intimate; a great place for a date or quiet conversation. This is a private restaurant (i.e., not a chain!). White table clothes and napkins, fine wine, full bar, great, gourmet food; this place is...More

Thank suz55tbird
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Dining here is relaxed and the service is attentive and not rushed. The menu offers a good variety to appeal to different palates, including vegetarian, fish, meat and duck. Roasted cauliflower was very good, as was the creamy cauliflower soup. The roasted duck was well-prepared...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Arrived shortly after they opened for lunch and there were already people at a few tables. Nice touch of the stamped "Artichoke Café" on our paper table covering. My wife had a glass of Prosecco, a steamed artichoke and the crab cake with salad. She...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I eat there twice. Excellent food and wine, professional staff. It is not a cheap restaurant, but worth!

Thank Evelien k
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Had lunch while visiting the the Balloon Festival. Ambiance was great as well as the service. I ordered the chile beef soup. It was spot on. Could have used a bit more chile but the flavors were deep and tasty.

Thank Donna S
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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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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