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Review of Axel's Restaurant

Axel's Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Mendota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offer THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around. Axel's feature a made to order brunch every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm featuring $.99 glasses of champagne and mimosas. And every Sunday starting at 4:00 pm treat yourself to 1/2 price bottles of wine (20% off our reserve list!). Join Axel's Monday through Friday from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($2.00 off all drinks as well as a fantastic food menu). Axel's River Grille is the place where everybody knows your name!!
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy Yummy Yummerson”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Worth breaking the Weight Watchers point bank. I have yet to have a bad meal at Axel's. Axel's Bonfire is another story, but Axel's in Mendota has always been spot on. The popovers are so good I'm convinced that you have magic elves working in your kitchen.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Lawgirl333
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wish it was as Great as it used to be!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

My favorite restaurant is failing. The last three times the food and service are not that good and the service is better than the food!

We used to go at least once a month for dinner or their Sunday/Monday special. I don't know if and when I will go back. I am kind of sad about it.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank M B
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not Up To Usual Standards”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We went here recently for our daughter’s birthday and I'll have to say that we should have listened to some of the reviews I read before going here. But normally they have been very good (we have eaten here many times), so we were surprised when our prime rib was tough (3 out of 6 of us had it). The alfredo potatoes were very bland, and my loaded bake potato consisted of a little bit of sour cream and chives just on the very top of my baked potato (I don't consider this “loaded”). The rest of the meal was fine, the salads were good, and my daughter and daughter-in-law liked the coconut shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops they had. We had also ordered appetizers and they were okay (the bull bites and crab/artichoke dip). The popovers were great as always. But the meal just didn't seem as up to par as usual. The other issue was the presentation of a birthday dessert for my daughter. While I appreciate that they did this, they never even asked what she would like from the dessert tray; they simply presented a chocolate cheese cake to her. How did they know she wasn't allergic to chocolate or that she even liked chocolate? Why didn't they just ask her what she wanted from the dessert tray, even if they had to limit it to certain choices? Also, our waiter didn't even ask if the rest of us wanted dessert! After the dessert was delivered our waiter (Patrick) just seemed to disappeared. He never came back to ask us how dessert was, and never refilled our coffee or water. He just showed up later with the check. Also, as we passed the manager on the way out the door he never even asked how our meal was, as they have done in the past. I’m not sure we will ever return here for dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank JJV55016
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Denver, Colorado
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525 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Very good breakfast”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stopped here on the way to the airport. Arrived about 10:45 with reservations but almost empty although it started to fill by about noon. I had omelet with cream cheese and spinach which was fluffy and light. My partner was the one who suggested this restaurant and she had eggs Benedict which she enjoyed very much. I used some of her sauce on my omelet which added to its taste. Prior to the breakfast being served they brought me a pop-over and she had a muffin. Both very good and the potato home-fries were tasty.

Waitress was attentive.

Lots of parking spaces in their lot.

About $30.00 for the two breakfasts including tip.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank The_Don_Francisco
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Jane M”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a business associate. It is wonderful. They have the best walleye in the St Paul area. I've had it several times and it was always excellent. I would place it the number one restaurant in the city. Such a nice place for business meals or just with friends. Wished I lived closer so I could go more often. Don't miss it.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Jane M
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