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Artichoke Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Huning Highland Historic District
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424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was creatively prepared and delicious. Appetizers were excellent, as we're main courses and desserts. Caveat --the desserts were huge and we should have split one! The only things standing between 4 and 5 stars are tables close together, weak coffee, and a really loud table of six right near us. It was a weeknight and I think... More 

Thank Judith A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service and food were excellent. Very nice atmosphere although the lights continually dimmed as the evening progressed for some reason. Only real complaint would be the ART construction currently ongoing which makes the restaurant currently accessible only if you are going eastbound on Central. Not the restaurants fault though for lousy planning on part of the... More 

Thank Flufflebunny
Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met my Daughter, 3 hours of Drinks and Horderves. Great Variety, We were in the Bar Area, bartenders were smart, shared their opinions. were present but not to present. Will return next trip.

Thank mmfm012016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very well prepared , the menu is varied and the service is operational. I highly recommend the crab cake and the beef tenderloin ( theeee best !) A little expensive buuut well worth it ;) !

Thank KatlynSanchez
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick, friendly service and delicious food with lots of choices that I'm sure would have been equally as good.

Thank a-jay3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite disappointed at the quality and presentation of our dinner on a Sunday evening. We tried to make reservations, but the line went unanswered, so we made reservations elsewhere. Taking a chance, we threaded through construction, found Artichoke open, and cancelled our other choices. Big Mistake. No ravioli, the artichokes were tough and rubbery, the rest of the... More 

1 Thank Mark M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Artichoke started out very positively. We went out for a business meal and the staff were very accommodating and found us a table with no reservation and very little wait. Unfortunately, that's where things went terribly wrong. Once seated, we were summarily ignored for almost 30 min before asked if we wanted something to drink. It was... More 

1 Thank Rivered
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

party of four, two entrees fine but two steaks came with cold potatoes and vegs, sent back and still came back cold waitress went back and talked to kitchen and third time was hot. one steak had way too much gristle and should never have been cooked- manager said he has told owner about problems and he will speak to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of B & B. We enjoyed our experience greatly. The service and food were both excellent.

Thank jads8627
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Was in town for a wedding and this place was recommended to me! Great fresh food,but over-the-top on service! Nothing was totally suitable for me on their menu since I was on a low carb-high protein diet. After explaining my situation, a perfectly cooked steak salad w grilled asparagus appeared before me!! Yum!...and thanx chef!

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?