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Artichoke Cafe

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Huning Highland Historic District
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 05:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a nice restaurant! This was our first lunch when we hit ABQ, and it really set the bar for our experience on the entire trip. The menu was varied, the food and service was outstanding.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on the Friday before Mother's Day as Mom doesn't like to go out on the actual day (too crowded, spotty service, stressed staff, etc.) We shared the pork belly appetizer. It was terrific! We each had the soup of the day, a creamy corn chowder with chicken and a wisp of green chile; very good as well.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times in the past few years without incident, but today's lunch was among the worst meals I have been served in years. Waiting almost an hour to receive our party's five entrees turned out to be the best part of our dining experience. Crab Benedict, Smoke Salmon Benedict and Crabcakes had a terrible fishy taste... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Albuquerque a number of times over the last five or six years for conferences, passing through, and visiting friends. The first time I visited I was fortunate to have eaten at the Artichoke, and the times since then I have been in Albuquerque I have made it a point to eat there again. I haven't been disappointed... More 

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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271 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live in ABQ and dined at Artichoke somewhat regularly. I've been gone a few years and returned here for a business dinner. I was still impressed by the quality of the service and the food, but shocked at how expensive it has become! I don't recall any entrée less than $25. Probably not expensive by some standards,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This just does not feel like a restaurant you'd find in the middle of Albuquerque -- it's typical for a street corner on K St. in DC... but once in a while I don"t want green chile on EVERYTHING I eat. :) The menu was innovative and, unlike several other reviewers, my food was prepared to order, was hot, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artichoke Café used to be one of the go to places for high quality food and elegant atmosphere. Stopped in for lunch recently and the food was good. just ok good. Time seems to have changed things a bit. It was not the experience I had expected or remembered.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Way overpriced for what you get. Someone in our group sent back his Salmon because it was cold and they just re-heated his same plate. Would've thought you would get a new dish. Scallops we're ok, but again underwhelmed for what you're paying.

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Paris, France
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39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good food but not exceptional (pork chop with 'false' polenta / duck confit with 'false' beans) Steamed artichoke not 100% coked Not really generous (quantity versus price) But overall not so bad

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Happy Hour menu has drinks and small plates for $5. One of the best Happy Hour restaurants I have visited in quite some time. Spent over a decade living/working in the Washington, DC beltway; Artichoke is in the top three. Don'the trust my review, go give it a try as you will only be out of $10 to $20.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?