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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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“beef tenderloin” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone enjoyed the dinner except me. I had thir artichoke which was the worse I ever had & I eat them regularly; so perhaps i am picky. They did take it off the bill which i asked them not to do. Service was excellent.

Thank slmark2124
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent ambiance, excellent service, excellent fare. The lounge is cozy and intimate; a great place for a date or quiet conversation. This is a private restaurant (i.e., not a chain!). White table clothes and napkins, fine wine, full bar, great, gourmet food; this place is...More

Thank suz55tbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dining here is relaxed and the service is attentive and not rushed. The menu offers a good variety to appeal to different palates, including vegetarian, fish, meat and duck. Roasted cauliflower was very good, as was the creamy cauliflower soup. The roasted duck was well-prepared...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived shortly after they opened for lunch and there were already people at a few tables. Nice touch of the stamped "Artichoke Café" on our paper table covering. My wife had a glass of Prosecco, a steamed artichoke and the crab cake with salad. She...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat there twice. Excellent food and wine, professional staff. It is not a cheap restaurant, but worth!

Thank Evelien k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch while visiting the the Balloon Festival. Ambiance was great as well as the service. I ordered the chile beef soup. It was spot on. Could have used a bit more chile but the flavors were deep and tasty.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Business dinner for 4. Excellent beef tenderloin with a piquant chimichurri sauce. Wife’s duck breast was excellent. Crime Brûlée was good, crust a little thick, though I like that. Busy, hip, Central Avenue location, which is a bit mixed and torn up at the moment...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here at 9pm for dinner. We ordered the Caprese Salad for an appetizer, and the cheese was melted on to the tomatoes like a paste. The server tried telling us that the mozzarella di buffalo was suppose to be pasty, however I have...More

Thank BonnieJean784
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Three fresh, fat scallops, sitting on a sweet pillow of polenta, swimming in one of the tastiest, tangy tomato sauces I've eaten - I was blown away. Didn't expect that quality of seafood in NM. Hubby had the lamb and gnawed on the bone. He...More

Thank World_Traveler_Food
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were stranded due to a cancelled flight and we were hungry. This is a great little restaurant and serves some amazing food. The atmosphere is upscale and the service is top notch. We had a lamb dish and a pork dish...More

Thank cdeboard
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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, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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