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/E.D.O. District, cozy modern decor and rotating art exhibits add panache and charm to its ambiance. The food is a mix of French, Italian, and creative American, using only the finest ingredients.Tucked in Albuquerque’s historic downtown EDO neighborhood, the Artichoke Cafe has developed a reputation for great food and a commitment to our community and city. It is a sensibility that translates into a warm and robust menu and an extraordinary dining experience. The Artichoke Café menu is the result of a collaboration between myself (Executive Chef Pat Keene) and chef de cuisine Tony Nethery. My French and Italian culinary training and Tony’s use of innovative ingredients and techniques fuse to offer guests a contemporary twist on classic dishes. We both agree that all great food starts with the freshest, finest, and, when possible, locally grown, ingredients.