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Albuquerque Restaurants

Artichoke Café

  • 424 Central Ave. SE Map It
  • Downtown
  • Contemporary

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's Review

Locals praise the Artichoke for its service and French, American, and Italian dishes often prepared with organic ingredients. Specialties include house-made ravioli stuffed with ricotta and butternut squash with a white wine, sage, and butter sauce; and pan-seared sea scallops wrapped in prosciutto with red potatoes, haricots verts, and wax beans. The building is about a century old, in the historic Huning Highland district in the emerging EDo section of Downtown, but the decor is modern.

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424 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch weekends
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/04/2013


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Jan 17, 2008

Uncooked chicken made for a horrible meal

Artichoke Cafe was a disappointment from start to finish. The appetizer of steamed artichoke was just okay. I thought it would be more inventive with better dipping sauces. The dipping sauces did not compliment the over salted artichoke. The entree was a disaster. I ordered the free range chicken breast which arrived obviously undercooked with distinct pink in the middle. It was taken back reheated in apparently a microwave because when returned

it was chewy, dry and plain gross. I could barely eat it and left most on my plate. The polenta accompanying the chicken was a tasteless and a disappointment as well. Too top off the night, our waitress did not even offer to comp the meal in any way. Complete waste of my time and money. Would not recommend it to anyone.

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Jul 31, 2007

Excellent in every way

Everything about this place deserves a "5". Great food and service with a nice atmosphere.

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