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Artichoke Cafe, Albuquerque, NM
Artichoke Cafe, Albuquerque, NM
Artichoke Cafe, Albuquerque, NM

Artichoke Cafe

4.3
4.3
1479 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 243-0200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Winters
  • Private party contact
    Susan Cianciabella: (505) 243-0200
  • Neighbourhood
    Albuquerque
  • Cross Street
    Edith
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,479 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

1,479 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    1.0 star rating 5/19/2019 I will never go to this restaurant again. We had reservations for Mother's Day only to discover that Artichoke cafe was closed when we arrived. There was no mention on their site that they would be closed on this day. What's more we were asked to confirm the reservation! If that wasn't bad enough, the manager, Shane, tried to blame the mishap on the digital confirmation service, Resy, when I called to tell him what had happened. He said there was nothing he could do. He could have cared less. If this was my business, I would have been mortified and done whatever necessary to try and keep that customer happy. Based on this, I'd say the restaurant is poorly managed. Given that it bills itself as a fine dining experience in Albuquerque you would expect top-notch care and attention, especially when you've been a repeat customer over the years. Friends, there are other, better places to have a fine meal in Albuquerque. I'd recommend Los Pablonas instead. You'll experience excellent food, excellent service, and top-drawer management!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    I HIGHLY recommend the Artichoke Cafe! Five stars. Food is delicious, with excellent presentation. The service was exemplary. Denise was our waitress and she went above and beyond. Fast, friendly, delicious! We started with baked garlic. YUM! I had the Beef Tenderloin and it was perfection! My partner had the vegetarian spinach ravioli and declared it excellent as well. We were visiting from Santa Fe, a foodie town, and we will be BACK! I have dined in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, and many other cities and eaten in fine restaurants, and yes, Artichoke Cafe DEFINITELY compares well! A tad pricey, BUT you definitely get a top of the line meal and service with flair and attentiveness. Perfection!

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  3. Pickyeater15

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early flight to DC following day so quick trip to Albuquerque with friends who had never eaten here. They are now converts too. The scallops were delicious, the duck as always divine, the steak and frittes made the gluten intolerant of group happy and husband loved the pork chop. Remains one of our "carrots" for a trip to albuquerque

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  4. RonH

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food with a great variety of selections and excellent preparation and presentation. Service was excellent with the patience necessary to wait for us to walk our way through the different course selections.

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  5. Pickyeater15

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Artichoke Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. Food is always excellent,service is too. My husband as usual started with a Caesar salad ( this one was colorful with mixed romaine lettuce), followed by prime rib. I started with tomato basil soup and had the crab cake appetizer as my entree. Perfect portions leaving room for essentials like dessert. Completing the meal was the cheesecake with candied ginger.. a nice lighter version.

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  6. MaryM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Our server was not especially attentive. We enjoyed our dinner none-the-less.

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  7. LaurenH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service was amazing. One of our favorite date night spots.

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  8. Skiaddict

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love artichoke cafe and we come sporadically. I do *usually think it’s one of the best restaurants in ABQ (our food scene is not great). This visit was disappointing however. I ordered the scallops which is one of their signature dishes and he scallops came out perfectly cooked and tender with a nice sear but completely COLD. I actually sent back the plate because I don’t eat cold food, which I have not done in quite some time. They did remake me an entire new dish and the second came out warm as expected. The flavors were good. The only other issue was the risotto, while tasty, was clearly RUSHED and crunchy. For a $39 entree I expect better. They gave us free dessert - a stingy attempt at apologizing in my honest opinion. They clearly would rather ensure they get as much money from me on this visit rather than work hard to make me want to come back. It’s so rare for a restaurant to go above and beyond to make up for poor service or food preparation. I would be embarrassed if I were the owner. Sad to leave this review as I love artichoke cafe, but you guys need to get it together.

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  9. BreezeW

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is creative and the portions are large. The pasta special- ravioli was especially tasty. Service was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our evening there.

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  10. Bzmom

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a special evening out and highly talked about. It’s pricey - and the portions quite small. But it was delicious. If you want fancy, this is your place!

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Artichoke Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 1479 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Artichoke Cafe

424 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Edith
  • Neighbourhood
    Albuquerque
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Winters
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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