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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 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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wilson,nc
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

party of four, two entrees fine but two steaks came with cold potatoes and vegs, sent back and still came back cold waitress went back and talked to kitchen and third time was hot. one steak had way too much gristle and should never have been cooked- manager said he has told owner about problems and he will speak to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of B & B. We enjoyed our experience greatly. The service and food were both excellent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Was in town for a wedding and this place was recommended to me! Great fresh food,but over-the-top on service! Nothing was totally suitable for me on their menu since I was on a low carb-high protein diet. After explaining my situation, a perfectly cooked steak salad w grilled asparagus appeared before me!! Yum!...and thanx chef!

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Thank tennisne12016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went to the Artichoke Cafe last week for a birthday lunch. The service was excellent, the place was very busy. I ordered crab cakes, which I try almost everywhere I can. They were rather disappointing. Not much flavor. Not good crab. I really like the salad and salad dressing. Dessert was very good.

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Thank Ann H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A meal on a busy Saturday night provide a great meal. The beef tenderloin was cooked as requested, tender and full of flavor. The eating area was a bit loud to easily carry on a conversation with my partners. Wait staff were professional and attentive to the right degree. Parking was easy with an area close to the restaurant with... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great lunch place with friends, or a date night. For first or blind dates, I love meeting in the bar. It's quiet, cozy, with a good bar and wine list, plus the bar menu is just right for sharing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We heard a lot about the great food at this restaurant. We walked in just before 5pm for an early dinner. The hostess told us that she could not seat us, since the staff was still tasting the specials and the restaurant therefore wasn't ready yet. We left and came back half an hour later to finally be seated. The... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What is there not to enjoy about the Artichoke Cafe? The service...Impeccable...The food adventurous and scrumptious...The atmosphere...OK, I be reserved and say, pleasant. Altogether, you will not be disappointed.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I just went to the Balloon Festival. We were looking for one nice evening meal out and I found the Artichoke. It will be a regular stop in Albuquerque from now on. Staff and food superb. I love artichokes and they have steamed or fried. BUT, from the moment we arrived it was great. We went early... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Dining early on a Saturday evening I felt that the wait staff was clearly catering to parties that were ordering cocktails and wine and slighting my table when I ordered a bottle of sparkling water and entrees without appetizer. Food was of excellent quality and well prepared. The butterscotch semi-freddo was a standout.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?