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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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11:00 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 yesterday via mobile

This place will always hold a special spot in my heart, as this was where me and my husband met for our first date. He's a great fan of their steak and frites, and I of their roasted chicken. The ambience is charming, and the...More

Thank GraceLL1
Reviewed yesterday

Artichoke carries a great variety of food, and I would classify this as higher end dining for ABQ. Yes, they serve artichokes which is delish, and they also serve your usual variety of red and white meats, some vegetarian too. Service is excellent, and the...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

For fine dining in Albuquerque, this is definitely one of the best. I believe they are about to celebrate 30 years in business, and it's not hard to see why. The ambiance, the food, the cocktails, the service... all grade A!

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice dinner on the day after Christmas. Good cocktails and dinner and great creme brulee! Ample parking across the side street made it convenient.

Thank kaserota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure of dining at Artichoke Café many times, but had never written a review. I had such a great dining experience this time, I thought it would be nice to do so now. I think it's important to be as honest as...More

Thank Conny N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all our years visiting Albuquerque we've never been to the Artichoke Cafe, despite wanting to try it. We finally made it on this visit and were pleased with the results. The space is pleasantly decorated, We ate in the bar which has a warm,...More

Thank Filmprof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food. Love the wine. Love the atmosphere. This is such a wonderful place. Consistently great in every way. The Staff is highly trained and it shows, The wine list is fantastic and so is everything else. It's our Christmas Eve Dinner tradition, but...More

Thank brandchick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was great. The wait staff are amazing and attentive. It seems to be a popular place so for an expensive restaurant it was far from relaxing.

Thank chicorico
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

I had the steamed artichoke with 3 dipping sauces, apple salad, and pork chop. For desert I had apple pie flavored ice cream. Everything was great! The bread should have been warmed.

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t been here in years and it did not disappoint. We had a delicious meal, with appetizers and drinks. A consistently smart choice for dining in Albuquerque.

Thank Cjsantafe1
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Questions & Answers
Bruce H
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.
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, Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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