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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, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was busy but the service was excellent. we asked to share the first course and they bought it already split onto 2 plates The 2 mains were well prepared and delivered promptly An extensive wine list added to the reason this restaurant should be...More

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had I discovered this place at the beginning of and not the last night of my trip, I would have eaten here every night. Quaint place on a corner, I think just street parking. Great ambiance and decoration. I had a tough time deciding on...More

Thank DitaVonMartini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Artichoke Cafe consistently has exquisite food, service and bar options. It is great for a fine dining experience. It can accommodate families to a romantic dinner for 2.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artichokes were phenomenal, as was the selection of cheeses for the cheese board. We split everything as portions were generous. Great server: Juan

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few friends visited Artichoke while there on business. This restaurant was recommended to us by a few people who dined there the night before. The restaurant was located in a nicer area of town and had a great ambiance. The food was fabulous however...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit Albuquerque, or anywhere else in New Mexico, I try to eat lots of New Mexican food. It is my favorite style of Southwestern cuisine. It's hard to get enough green chile gravy. But occasionally, I like to try something different, and I'm...More

Thank WynneWoody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can get through the slalom course of construction on Central Avenue to find this cafe, you will be rewarded. I don't give many 5 star reviews, but this place warrants every single star. The signature cocktail with he green chile infused vodka from...More

Thank GlenClarkST
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for drinks only. The food other diners had looked and smelled nice. Wine selection and cocktails and service all fantastic .

Thank bucks17
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The staff was so accommodating and the food was delicious. After a hard day around town we were able to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner. Nice wine list too.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This was my third or fourth visit to the Artichoke Cafe in about as many years. I have never been disappointed in the quality of the meals or the offerings on their wine list. This particular visit, I dined on the Steak Frites - cooked...More

Thank PH_AlbNM
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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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.
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