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Artichoke Cafe Restaurant

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Edward Z
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...More

Thank IberianFan
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...More

1  Thank ed l
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...More

Thank M A
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...More

Thank Tracey B
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...More

Thank Catosixtails
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...More

Thank MamaGina1
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.

Reviewed April 16, 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

Thank PhR1
Reviewed April 13, 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,...More

Thank redrooster89
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Do you have gluten-free options? Do you make things to go for a picnic at the zoo?
April 20, 2016|
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My wife is lactose intolerant. Will she be able to find things on the menu that are lactose-free?
November 6, 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.
do you have any vegan options?
April 11, 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, Late Night
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighborhood: Huning Highland Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-243-0200
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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.