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“Great food and service”
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
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!!
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We recently went to Axel's for dinner and loved it! It has been several years since we had been to Axel's, we certainly have been missing out. The pop-overs are still as good and big as always. Our group had a pasta dinner, steak dinner and mahi-mahi dinner special. Each entree was done to perfection. We finished our meal with a wonderful piece of chocolate cake. Our server, Molly provided wonderful suggestions and made our dining experience great.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Hidden inside the side streets of the very little town of "Mendota" Minnesota lies a real gem. Axel's takes you back to the quality restaurants you remember as a kid. Great wines and steaks in a nice ambiance. This is a place to return to.....and I will.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Felt like I had gone back in time 20 years when we walked in, but was impressed with the food and service. Had Walleye, which was cooked perfectly. Mussel appetizer was just ok, came out with 2 unopened, which most places would have not served. Really enjoyed our server, Tricia, who was prompt and personable.

1  Thank JayHTexas
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The food was good but we were underwhelmed. The popovers were served with butter and something else. We weren't told. Our server delivered my food, a few minutes later the second person's food. Then the third person's. And finally the last person's. But it was wrong so she took the third person's and the last person's food away. Then brought them back. But the second and third person's food had the wrong sides. And the fourth person almost got the wrong entree too.
also, my most hated thing in restaurants is to take away plates when people are still eating.
Finally I saw the hostess in the bathroom and she didn't wash her hands. Just awww. Food was good but the rest detracted from it.

1  Thank CarolineMR
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A local friend reccomended this place so we gave it a try. Traditional old world steakhouse. My brother said fancy as we walked in.

Ashley took care of us and did a great job walking us through the menu. French onion soup had a strong chicken flavor. Not bad tasting but different flavor than expected.

Both steaks were cooked a perfect medium rare. The green beans had a touch of soy to make them stand out.

Older clientele here and saw they offered seat cushions if need...nice touch.

Definitely a great experience.

Thank rcaldin
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