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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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

I've eaten at the Artichoke Cafe several times in the past. I was in Albuquerque recently and needed a place to eat on a Monday night. The Artichoke Cafe is open 7 nights per week. Everything about this place is first rate. The wine and...More

Thank Carolyn918
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Dinner was wonderful as always. My duck entree and my husband's steak perfectly prepared. Our waitress did a great job despite having her hands full with several couples and two large tables (one being a close out dinner for a movie filmed in area to...More

1  Thank Denise C
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Artichoke Cafe several times. This visit with friends was dissapointing. I had the crab cakes and salad as I had late lunch. The salad was ok but not very inventive and small. The crab was just flat tasting. Uninspired. The...More

Thank Trappette
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

As dedicated foodies, we've tried all the upscale restaurants in town and this one is best, for many reasons: innovative chef, excellent service and a terrific wine list. We enjoyed several in the trendier Nob Hill part of town, but not as much as this...More

1  Thank Luckstroke
Reviewed 25 July 2015

have been to this restaurant several times. My wife likes rack of lamb even though she thinks Yanni is better. We often order artichoke which is quite good as well.

Thank worldtraveler1102
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We had an anniversary dinner planned which included some drinks at the bar side and dinner in the restaurant. The place is very nicely laid out although a in a bit of an oddity, all bar patrons had to walk through the party room (where...More

Thank dryadsdad
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Followed TA's advice and were very glad we did! The plates were are excellent, the service was perfect, and the ambiance was great. We'd return in a heartbeat!

Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Located in East Downtown, Artichoke is a great spot for a special occasion. The also have a wine bar for less formal options. All around divine! They have scallops wrapped in prosciutto that you'll still be savoring years later...

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Artichoke Cafe is one of the nicer places on Central, sandwiched between the U district and downtown. It is elegant, offers great service (even when you don't have a reservation), and the food is wonderful. I've never been disappointed with either food or service here.

Thank catherineh417
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is the place I take VIP out-of-town visitors for lunch, they are never disappointed. Many dishes on the menu have interesting creative twists to them, the service and the atmosphere are excellent - upscale without being stuffy.

Thank F1uffy
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Bruce H
My wife is lactose intolerant. Will she be able to find things on the menu that are lactose-free?
6 November 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.
do you have any vegan options?
11 April 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, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 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
  • 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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