Top Choice Modern American in Albuquerque

Artichoke Cafe

Elegant and unpretentious, this popular bistro prepares creative gourmet cuisine with panache and is always high on foodies’ lists of Albuquerque’s best. It’s on the eastern edge of downtown, between the bus station…
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Flying Star Cafe

For visitors, the Nob Hill location of this deservedly popular local chain is the most convenient of outlets throughout Albuquerque and beyond. Locals flock here from early morning onwards, to enjoy an extensive bre…
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Slate Street Cafe & Wine Loft

A popular downtown rendezvous, the cafe downstairs is usually packed with people enjoying imaginative comfort food, from green chile mac-and-cheese to herb-crusted pork chops, while the upstairs wine loft serves 25 …
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

With bright-yellow walls, high ceilings, fresh flowers and a creative menu, this contemporary restaurant provides welcome relief from the usual Old Town atmosphere, and its rooftop terrace is a gem. Try the house-ma…
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Grove Cafe & Market

Much more cafe than market, this light, bright EDo (east downtown) bistro is renowned for healthy, all-day organic breakfasts, and does a brisk trade in salads and sandwiches for the office crowd. There’s no wi-fi, …
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Central Grill & Coffee House

The best casual eats within walking distance of Old Town, the friendly Central Grill is both reliable and convenient. Expect New Mexican diner fare: pancakes, huevos rancheros, carne adovada burritos and burgers.