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Artichoke Cafe Restaurant

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Huning Highland Historic District
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- every course better than the last, ending with hazelnut cake iced with a light chocolate mousse and bananas brûlée. Crab cakes perfectly seasoned, generous. Sweet tender scallops. Altogether memorable! The Lemontini was amazing!

Thank lifelongtraveler2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artichoke Cafe, long a favorite place of ours, continues to amaze. The restaurant itself is light and attractively appointed, with local artwork, soft lighting, comfortable seating. The restaurant staff are gracious and knowledgeable, attentive yet respectful. The food is magnificent, done to perfection. There are a variety of appetizers and salads as well as a nice selection of entrees. At... More 

Thank David L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will not eat red meat. That being said my carnivorous family loves the steaks here. I always find fish,poultry and vegetarian items which I have always found tasty. They have a great wine list.. I discovered my favorite wine here.. a Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc. Recommend reservations.

Thank Laurie S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locally owned (not a chain) restaurant in a great location, between UNM and downtown. Very good upscale spot with a small lounge/bar perfect for a romantic drink. Gourmet food (small plates), expensive, great service, cloth tablecloths and napkins. Both on- and off-street parking. Look for the blue awnings!

Thank suz55tbird
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has high reviews. Maybe they were "off" the night I was there. Had the bison short ribs and the meat that was there was tasty...but 2/3 of the dish was so fatty it was inedible. The crab cakes were great. My friend's steak was ordered medium rare and one would think this would then be tender...it was not. Disappointed.

Thank csrockclimber
Foresthill, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of construction happening on there street leading to the restaurant but once in, well appointed interior. Varied menu, limited but tasty Happy Hour menu, nice wine selection. Helpful staff but their follow-through was a bit spotty. Fresh ingredients. Ordered the artichoke (outside slightly tough) and a butter lettuce salad. Very tasty. Friends ordered the green chili hamburger on the... More 

Thank Liz W
South Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Artichoke for dinner with my wife. The food was outstanding! I had New Mexico lamb. My wife had boneless bison ribs. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. We had a red wine which complemented the food perfectly. Easily the best restaurant in Albuquerque.

Thank phoneman2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Over the years this has been first among equals in ABQ for top quality, creative food and excellent service. Go for it Altho its pricey.

Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

This past Valentines Day period ( actually the Sunday before), while traveling to CA, we stopped in Albuquerque ( as usual) and thought we try Artichoke Cafe...after the restaurant told us they could accommodate my wife's food allergies. Even though the road in front of the restaurant is under construction, we did find a convenient parking spot and were seated... More 

Thank brh0des
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We like the variety of options on their dinner menu. This is a white table linen restaurant with a contemporay flare. Staff is experienced and the manager is attentive.

Thank gabrielemW9880GH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?