2540 Cleveland Ave N, Roseville, MN | Directions 5511345.017750 -93.187271
Filet and Walleye filet disappointing, service average – My first experience with Axel's came at the Tavern in Loretto.and it was disappointing. The place had a saloon/dance hall sort of decor, loud and gaudy with a weird white tile floor but that would have been O K had the steak been great. Unfortunately it wasn't. I ordered the Land and Lake which was an 8 ounce filet cooked rare and a pan fried walleye filet. The filet was dry and mealy and didn't generate one drop of juice.The texture of this steak didn't lend itself to a rare presentation. Now I know that a filet is not the juiciest cut, but really. Maybe I should have tried the Porterhouse at $38, nah. The walleye was a perfect cut with a nice thin breading but it was sitting around for several minutes after it was cooked and/or not fried in a hot enough pan. It came out cool and the breading was not even near crispy. So much for their specialty. Although this wasn't a cheap plate, $32.50, I guess you get what you pay for. Next time I'm looking for a great steak in the western burbs, I'll pay the ten dollars extra per plate and try the steaks at Gianni's Steakhouse in Wayzata.
For the record, this is the same basic menu as the other Axels.
Terrible Service; Worse food – When entering the restaurant we were greeted by a very friendly host, but our server and her trainee could not care less about us. A runner brought out our food which I was very concerned about. I had ordered the scallops and shrimp and it came out in a disgusting bowl with mashed potatoes and a gravy all mixed together with a few bits of seafood. What a horrible combination. My guests' ribeye was served cold as well as his beans, but no one ever came back to check on our meal. Not a great way to train a new employee. We were very disappointed to have to pay 90 dollars for such a horrible meal and worse service.
WOW – I recently has another great experience at Axel's. They have great food and the drink specials are awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone searching for a great date spot or dinner with the family. Enjoy!
Expect hearty portions and above-average supper-club fare at this neighborly hotel restaurant. – In Short
Large, elaborately framed paintings hang on the pinkish/peach sponge-painted walls. Polished dark wood booths, black banquettes and snowy linens give the dining space a sense of class. The bar is in full view of the dining room. Steaks are char-grilled, prime rib is slow-roasted, and a rack of ribs arrives meaty and spicy. There's also pasta and Axel's signature walleye--two good-sized slabs of filet, pan-fried and topped with almonds.
Yummy – What a find - I had lunch here and I will return to have dinner or the Sunday brunch. I was very impressed with Axel's hidden in the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. The food was absolutely fabulous!! A little pricy but you are getting quality beyond compare. I have spent more other places and been very disappointed. I have driven by there on the weekends it looks pretty quite then - but lunch was busy.
A surprise of a restaurant hidden in Roseville – I had lunch at Axel's, having never eaten there previously, and was pleasantly surprised by the menu choices and accompanying prices. I was promptly greeted, despite a line of people, and seated as soon as a table opened. The waitstaff was polite, made recommendations, and deferred interrupting conversations. Choosing a dish was hard considering the menu choices. The food was delivered fairly quickly, very fresh, and tasted wonderful. The ambience was a variant of the hotel beige with spots of color from pictures and decorations. But, in all, a delightful above average restaurant hidden in Roseville.
Chip off the old block – Axel's in Roseville was just as pleasing as the location in Mendota. My husband and I live in Arden Hills and always went to Mendota. We decided to try Roseville because it was closer to home. Don't be mad Linda, but we fell in love with Roseville. We will still visit Mendota, but Roseville's staff was so friendly and made us feel special. So now we can save a few miles and still be happy!!!!! Thanks for thinking of the north metro.
Class and Chow – Axel's is a great place to bring your date - they give out lovely gifts and flowers to the ladies on special occasions when they walk in - lots of style!
steak-yes; pasta-no – We have dined at 2 locations, and always enjoy the steaks and fish, but they might want to take their pasta off the menu, as it just isn't good!
"I shall return" – Four people dined on a recent thursday evening. Server was very good (thanks Mary Ellen) and they write upside down! Small Prime Rib was large and great, Seafood, chicken pasta were very good. Four out of four were pleased. Yes big food but good food.
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