Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Happy Hour! (3 PM -6 PM)
Fri 3:00 PM〜9:30 PMEnjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine, and Beer
Happy Hour! (3 PM - 6 PM)
Mon〜Thu 3:00 PM〜9:00 PMEnjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine and Beer! (3 PM - 6 PM ONLY)
Fish Fry – Walleye, Pacific Cod, Shrimp
8 ounces of the most tender cut of lean beef
14 ounces of slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime beef
This was our first time here, but we will go again. An excellent choice for our anniversary!
Everything was perfect!
Classic supper club menu and atmosphere. Noise level is old school--i.e. not the reverberating din of so many newer establishments. Food is predictably great (don't miss the coconut shrimp!) Even the sides and salads are above par. Service is also old school, and that is a high compliment! We will be back!
Never been disappointed eating at Axels. The service is ALWAYS tremendous. The food is delicious.
If I nit-pick, one of the plates we were served was chipped and the walleye fingers appetizer was rather stark looking on a big plate (it could of used some greenery to improve the presentation - albeit, the food was great).
Roxanne was a great server. I love this place! The food, the ambiance, the classic music playing in the background. Always a great experience.
Unfortunately the service wasn’t great.
After server delivered dinner my father asked for a fork. Never came. After several minutes we grabbed silverware from a nearby table.
Walleye came without tartar sauce. Never got it, after requesting it twice.
Server came over asking us if we got our wine we ordered . Pretty easy to figure out when none of us had wine.
Kind of a bummer experience because they were not busy. And we were so excited to be dining out after so long.
Our server was Mary and she was friendly and efficient. The food was meh... Popover was reheated, not fresh making it dry and tasteless. My Caesar salad was swimming in dressing. - should be just a light coating of dressing. I should have sent it back but I hate when people do that. We both had prime rib and it was good but we have had much better prime rib at Axel’s. These had lots of tendons and fat so spent a lot of time to trim it away before eating. My husband had Brussels sprouts & he said they were half charred & half raw. He loves Brussels sprouts but said they were the worst he had ever had. Because it was my birthday we were given a lovely chocolate cup cake & the Bailey’s in the cream was lovely. We mentioned our experience to a friend who was thinking of going to Axel’s the following week & she changed her plans to another place. I did not do an online review as I believe COVID has been hard on the restaurant industry and since we have started to dine out again we have noticed that most restaurants and their food is not up to previous levels & we hope that improves. Good luck & I hope you consider working on the popovers & how to dress a Caesar salad - two small details that should not cost a lot to you to improve. I am checking the box regarding recommending Axel’s to a friend - I would not do so at this time. We may return in the future to see if there are improvements.
met at 6, ordered at 630 got our food at 750. No one sd it was good I had the coco bull, three shrimp and 6 small pieces of tough meat for 19.00! one good thing was the soup, Excellent!!!!! Felt bad for servers///they were running around like crazy....maybe you need to pay people more I have beem coming here since it was the Parkerhouse and not sure I will be back
Jaqueline was amazing! We wanted space and time between appetizer, salads and entrees and she accommodated perfectly! Been coming here for twenty years.
Wonderful, old school place with fabulous food and good wine!
Our server, Robin, was outstanding and as always the food and drinks were great. Any chance for more local brews or ciders?
Great service. Great food and very friendly place overall.
The food was much better than we even expected - seafood was cooked perfectly (not overcooked which restaurants often do). Fries were crispy and hot. I loved the mini wedge salad, my dining partner loved the popovers. And the flourless chocolate cake was spectacular.
Our meals were delicious, our cocktails and wine were great, and our server, Trish, was outstanding! The staff at Axel's is the BEST!!!
Food was great and the server was an absolute joy
The filet was not trimmed correctly and had chewy strands.
The Baileys cake seemed old and dried out.
The waitress Mary was outstanding! Great sense of humor.
Axle's is a classy and gracious place for a gathering of friends. We all love the Ambiance and the food is outstanding. The staff is warm and genuinely friendly and go out of their way to be helpful.
filet was small and over priced. potato and mushrooms were good.blue cheese dressing was great. cake was stale.
Definitely coming back!
Food was overall great only complaint I have is my butternut squash pasta tasted weird the sauce was great but the pasta something was off about it.
Nice dinner! Booths are small but cozy. The server was very pleasant and attentive.
Servers were standing at bar just hanging out and talking loudly.. Not very professional. House salad had one cherry tomato and one slice of cucumber. The lettuce was piled on the plate! Ambiance is pretty, and entrees were good but for the price we paid for dinner not sure we would run back.
Great service. Great food. A nice post COVID experience!
Lots of choices and a great fish fry special. Food came promptly and was tasty and cooked perfectly. Service was especially good and server took good care to make sure my meal was gluten free. Highly recommend for a special evening.
We enjoyed everything. Great place, food and service.
Server was so nice and food was great.
Great service and great food
Everything was great and out waitress Tracy was the best!
So happy you’re open again.
Responsiveness and service from the staff was impeccable. Our server was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Beautiful venue. I’m unfortunately their steak supplier provided them with an inferior cut of ribeye steak. At the prices charged I would expect a high end choice cut or even a prime cut. The steak was cooked perfectly to the med-rare temperature as requested. It was almost impossible to cut with the provided serrated steak knife. Cutting the meat was like sawing wood. Lots of connective tissue that was tough to cut. Very difficult to cut the meat off the bone. I did provide direct feedback to the general manager that comped a dessert of our choice. Nice gesture, but I would have preferred to enjoy a good steak. In no way could I find fault with the staff, they did their absolute best with the materials available. Hopefully the general manager takes the feedback seriously and has a conversation with his meat supplier or looks for a new source. Finding quality beef should not be difficult.
Family visiting from out of state.
The entree I got was really dry and bland.
However the cocktail, soup and starter was beyond delicious.
I always like their brioche and sweet butter on the side.
Some of the food was over cooked....yet most was wonderful
There was a loud drunken party next to us that must have thought they were in a sports bar. People can be so rude. The server was very empathetic and even brought us free desserts. What I appreciated more was her acknowledgment that they were obnoxious and that we weren’t crazy for being bothered by it.
Our favorite waitperson Sherrie was working and it was wonderful to see her after being away because of covid 19. 3 of us ordered the full rack of ribs and they were huge and delicious. The Cajun cream of chicken soup was outstanding as well.
This is my second time to Alex's in Mendota Heights in the last year (one pre-COVID shutdown and once shortly after lift of restrictions). Both times were awesome.
Alex's has incredible value. Prime Rib dinner (Complete dinner) for under 45 bucks!! you can't beat that!
Service was great. Food is excellent!
Can't wait to go back. You can go to an expensive steakhouse and get steak and service (hopefully not snooty) or you can go to Alex's and get great steak and great service for a great value.
We loved it! Plus, we were celebrating a birthday and they helped make it extra special. Going the extra mile. See you soon Alex's!
It was fish fry night and my wife had to pick the fish out of the under cooked breading. Maybe grease not hot enough?
My filet, cooked medium, was tough. And the steak knife was dull. The flavor, however, was good.
Jordan was great! Great attitude and very on top of things.
The food and atmosphere is always excellent at Axel's and this is why it is one of my favorite places to eat. You can actually have a conversation over dinner. Everyone loved what they'd chosen to eat and I couldn't believe how time flew while there. We'll be back.
The popovers were a disappointment. Not good at all.
Everything was wonderful however we were very disappointed to find Tuesday night is no longer Crab Leg night and it is still listed on the menu.
We hope they bring Crab Leg Night back, or at least revise the menu.
Exceptional service - very attentive to our requests
OpenTable ダイナー1531名によるAxel's River Grille - Mendotaの評価は4.5☆です。