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Artichoke Cafe Restaurant

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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Artichoke Café is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always great, as is the service. The work on Central can make access a drag, but it's worth it.

Thank dmsinjt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is charming and relaxing . Dining can always be a problem for me due to Celiac Disease but the staff was so up to date and informed that I felt safe eating here. The staff made wonderful adaptations to my meals ( we...More

Thank 2Swift2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arugula/beet salad was so old and wilted we returned it - not sure why the kitchen staff would even think of releasing it to the floor, nor do I understand why the waiter didn't notice the poor state in which it was served; steaks...More

Thank BillB29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called and made a reservation for for the same evening and were accommodated efficiently. The hostess was very polite and set us immediately at a nice table by the window. We were greeted by Louis who was an amazing friendly young man. He took...More

Thank Jodee68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My lady and I went to this restaurant with a gift card and spent the whole thing. The food was yummy, and the service was effective. When I asked for water, I found it strange that they made sure that I knew that it was...More

Thank dan665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Behind the street-work cones (unfair to businesses along Central) is innovative, well-presented cuisine at Artichoke Cafe, with SW flare. We had first-rate, tasty (with attention to detail) filet, salmon, gazpacho and Brussel sprouts. Attentive service, too much ice in drinks (a common problem), good wine...More

Thank kenjklein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Albuquerque traveling on business and decided to try Artichoke. I had read that it was vegetarian friendly, but found the menu quite limited along with a note at the bottom that said "substitutions politely discouraged." I ordered the spring nettle ravioli which...More

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On recommendation of our hotel, we walked to this restaurant. We didn't have a reservation, but we were seated in the area off the main dining room. The service and food were very good. As the sun went down, the light and heat were a...More

Thank Gardengirl2006
Reviewed June 21, 2017

A group of 5 ladies recently visited Artichoke Cafe before a performance at Popejoy. We did this with some hesitation, because the last time we went there the service was so slow we almost didn't make it to our show. This time we had a...More

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articafe, General Manager at Artichoke Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry about your recent experience with us. I feel terrible that one of our servers was rude. Please call me so that I might learn some more details from your dinner. My number is 505.243.0200. Thank you, Bradley Chapman

Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

The Artichoke Cafe, aka The Choke, is my go-to place for a blind date. Why? 1. It's classy enough to weed out icky dudes. 2. The bar lounge is small, dark, romantic, and quiet enough to have a great time and conversation without being overly...More

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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, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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.
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