Father's Day Brunch
The brunch was great. There was a lot of variety of food. Really enjoyed the caramel rolls and the jambalaya. There was a bloody mary/mimosa bar set up to make your own drinks. All at a reasonable price with some musicians playing. The service was excellent and we never lacked for water/coffee or having plates cleared. The only thing that wasn't ideal was the location of the buffet itself as it was very crowded and you had to walk through it to get from the entryway to the tables.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the neighborhood and away
In the neighborhood and away from it all. I took a friend there for a birthday lunch. Servers were very courteous and attentive. We were able to pace ourselves quite well. We ordered the specials for the day, she had steak medallions and I had salmon. We were very pleased with our meals, served at just the right temperature and very tasty. We sat on the screened in porch on a very lovely day. Couldn't have asked for better.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I have dined here before and love the food, the service and the atmosphere. We brougt my parents here for dinner and they enjoyed it as much as we do.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ample parking, easy for older
Ample parking, easy for older adults to enter for meals, friendly staff and prompt service. Food was good and the overall experience created a pleasant and cozy feeling.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing and quiet
Friday evening, 7 PM, yet the dining area was quiet, not hectic or loud. We could comfortably talk without needing to speak over a neighboring conversation. Service was excellent - just the right amount of stopping by to see if we wanted anything, and very promptly fulfilling any request. We never felt rushed or intruded upon. The food was well prepared and very well presented. The lamb entrée and the steak medallion entrée were cooked exactly as requested - the risotto with the lamb very nicely prepared. The price was also quite reasonable, perhaps due to the anniversary special (theirs, not ours) menu from which we ordered.
An excellent choice for an evening out!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Time Restaurant
Sunday brunch has same dishes every week, but they have recently added a $5/person drink bar. Live music provided by a two-piece band. The French toast was as hard as a rock - it actually bounced off my plate when trying to cut it! Some of the dishes need to be fresher. It would be nice if they changed up a few dishes once in awhile. Maybe have two dishes which are new each Sunday. Overall, not a bad buffet brunch, but you do feel like it's back in the 1960's at this place.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kozlaks royal oak review
Over all the food was very good. My wife had tenderloin medallions and they were tender, perfectly cooked, and delicious. The salad bar had nice options. Great bruschetta and excellent clam chowder. The Atlantic sea bass was good but not my favorite dish there. I was pleased to see that they carry Romauer wines offering their Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet and even offer the 3 as a flight for only $10 which is an excellent deal, highly recommended. The summer drink special menu had some very nice options just outside the typical. Would return for the food, atmosphere felt a little dated to me. Service was excellent and friendly but not overbearing in the least.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
food needs updating
Thick starchy chowder, ho hum duck in gelatinous sauce. Artichoke dip was good, top sirloin was great. Chocolate cake tasted old.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've always had a good meal at Kozlak's, love it! Our friend had a steak and she thought it was one of the best ever. My husband's walleye sandwich was excellent and enough to take home half of it. My salmon with chardonnay & dill sauce was great, I could have licked the plate.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had great service and a wonderful time eating superbly cooked walleye and prime rib.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
All Around Perfect
We eat at Kozlak's frequently and our expectations are always exceeded. Whether for lunch, dinner, or for large parties (we have had one wedding and one groom's dinner at Kozlak's) they always do an excellent job. The salmon is wonderful and so is the sea bass. If you like steak, this is the place. Beautiful atmosphere and always professional, excellent personnel. We love this spot.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Kozlak's
I made reservations for our 5th anniversary. Had never been to this restaurant, and wasn't sure what to expect. The ambience was lovely, quiet, with a nice view. The service was phenomenal. Our server was attentive without being bothersome, our water glasses were never empty, and her recommendations were spot on! The food was marvelous. My salmon was tasty, & the wine/dill sauce was excellent. My husband's steak was the most tender either of us has ever had. Nice wine list, although we opted for mixed drinks, a myriad of choices on the menu, and a wonderful dessert tray as well. We will definitely be back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Classic Choice for Brunch
I took my step-daughter and sister here for a special Sunday brunch to celebrate my step-daughter's 21st birthday this week. She'd never had a mimosa, and wanted to try one, and Sunday brunch at Kozlaks seemed the right place to give her that first experience. The buffet is high quality, has a very nice selection of choices, and consistently delicious. We sat on the screened in patio overlooking the garden and it was a beautiful morning. The service was attentive and friendly as well. I have been here several times over the past year and always have a positive experience whether it's a special dinner, a night out with friends, or Sunday brunch.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was incredibly tasty, the New York strip was the best steak I have eaten, and my girlfriend enjoyed the prime rib also
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was celebrating my birthday with a friend. The food and service were both excellent! The patio dining is something I seldom prefer however at Kozlak's it's a treat to be seated by the garden!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing Evening with Friends
We met some friends at Kozlak's for a nice quiet dinner and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was elegant and peaceful so we could really focus on catching up with each other. The food was incredible - I ordered the walleye broiled and it was some of the best I have ever had. Great evening at a great location - thanks, Kozlak's!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kozlak's has always been one of our favorite restaurants! We love the food! Their house salad dressing is very good. Their entrees are very good and a step above the usual. I love the filet with the garlic butter and the stuffed salmon. I would recommend it to anyone!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their salad bar is second
Their salad bar is second to none. Always fresh and filling. My favorite place for lunch and dinner. If you can get seating on the covered patio do it. The sounds of water in the beautiful garden is the perfect setting.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was outstanding. The food was incredible, tasty and the service was exceptional! I loved the outdoor seating, under the screen with a wonderful view. I could definately recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is a bit pricey, but really worth the money. I would definately go back to this restaurant again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Duck is incredible, a must try dish. A perfect place for a special occasion.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Kozlak's
This is definitely a gem. The food was excellent and a good wine list also. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. I would recommend Kozlak's for any special occation or just a night out to treat yourself.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kozlak's great as always
We mixed it up this time and had something else than steaks...And the entrees were still great. I thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass and my wife loved the shrimp and pasta.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never been there before,
We had never been there before, but we'd heard about it for years. The food was fantastic. We'll definitely go back again.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of the Best
Kozlak's Royal Oaks is a gem. You will not find better anywhere - great service, great food, comfortable surroundings.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining. Dinner with quiet for conversation. Excellent service and very good food. This is supper club dining that is disappearing. Enjoy while you can.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable with good food and service. Worth more than one return.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went up from there...
When we entered, the ambiance was wonderful from the start. However, the hostess appeared put out that she had to seat us-- no welcome or cheery greeting, just an abrupt "follow me" ... however, our experience went up from there....
Servers were friendly, efficient, thorough-- all the best adjectives one could apply. The food and beverages were marvelous. The place was packed-- Sunday morning, signature brunch-- but all food stations were full with fresh, hot food and we didn't wait long for anything.
We will return
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great. The
The service was great. The food wonderful. The atmosphere of a supper club from yesteryear. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Kozlak's Royal Oaks.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The medallions are delicious,
The medallions are delicious, sauce at night not so good. Whatever they put on the walleye, three of us REALLY did not like and mentioned it, it tasted sour and we were told it was lemon vinegar butter. We said it ruined the walleye. Response was nothing. Place is great. Service usually good and afternoon beef to die for. Gave it an outstanding as I eat there all the time and 99% it is fantastic. Hit a bad addition to the walleye.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was delightful in the screened in porch area. Service and food was excellent. Recommend the walleye... The vegetables with the walleye not so much. The ambience inside is old world charm. It is a bit dated but warm and lovely. We were told Kozlaks will be open through the Holiday season. We plan on going there many more times before it closes.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't know there was a band playing.. That was such a treat! Food was delicious!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks for the memories..
The food was wonderful. Friendly employees. Beautiful surroundings. Very clean and classy. We enjuoyed taking our time sitting and talking. Very memorable experience. Thanks for making a "special" day even more special.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I went out to Kozlak's eairler this month just to get away the two of us for a fun evening togther. The wine was fantastic, the service was spot on, hardly even knew we had a server he came in and out at the perfect times. The prime rib was well worth the money unfortunatly the ribs were not good, the meat was tender, but the flavor was missing.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the duck
A friend and I went to Kozlak's for a "Girls Night Out". We were not disappointed. I had my favorite at this restaurant, roasted duck with plum sauce. I requested it extra crispy and they prepared it the way I like it. The vegetables and rice pilaf accompanying it were quite bland, but the duck was outstanding. My friend had one of the Octoberfest specials and her was also very good. We are sorry this fine restaurant is closing. We will miss it!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We alway's look forward to the prime rib that is flavored excellent and priced very competitively
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Love the salad bar. The prime rib was out of this world.
Thanks for a great experience on my birthday.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner
Went to Kozlak's Royal Oak for our 21st anniversary and it was terrific. Old school dining in a suburban neighborhood. Décor could use some updating, but was very clean and comfortable. Menu was limited (not necessarily a bad thing), with a few items in each category. My wife had the shrimp pasta and I went with the sautéed walleye. Both were impeccably prepared. Both of us had the salad bar and really enjoyed the spread. Everything was fresh and cold. The potato salad and other side were delicious. Especially impressed with the cheese spreads. One had a unique curry flavor. Service was second to none: professional. friendly but not overbearing and hovering. Finished the night with the Royal Oak Coffee. Great ending to a great night.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The vegetables with the Shrimp
The vegetables with the Shrimp were not very good. Much rather of had a potato
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated like Royalty
This is definitely a neighborhood gem and has been for a long time. You won't be disappointed with the food, wine, and ambience. The staff is curtious and attentive. You'll enjoy a special occasion of any kind here.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Nice Night Out
Enjoyed our evening there with friends. Great service and ambience and perfect place to meet friends.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong
We frequent Kozlak's but our son and his wife don't get there very often. Our son agonized whether he should get the prime rib or the steak but in the end decided on the prime rib (his wife ordered the fillet so he actually had some of that too and it was delicious) and was so pleased with what he ordered. My husband and I ordered seafood (salmon and sea bass) which were both excellent. We were all very happy with our selections. We are never disappointed with Kozlak's food or the ambiance. You can't go wrong with Kozlak's.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Kozlaks Royal Oak
Our birthday group selected Kozlak's Royal Oak Restaurant to celebrate the special day. The food was outstanding! The view was very nice as well. Would recommend it to others.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Kozlak's. Food was excellently prepared. We had the prime rib dinner and it was cooked to perfection and served with a mild horseradish. The waitress offered a wine sampler (about 1 oz.) which turned out to be a glass of wine. After raising the issue and pursuing it with management (1 oz. was not 6 ozs.) we gave up trying to get them to make it right. Overall, the experience was good.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wide variety and selection of food items for their brunch. Caramel pecan rolls and pecan pie were delicious. And can't be the build your own bloody mary and mimosas....bottomless for $5!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place to make memories
In past years, we celebrated many occasions--personal, family, and business-related, at Kozlak's. We were never disappointed. About 15 yeas ago, we relocated out of state. When we visited the Twin Cities in November 2013 and decided to dine there again, we wondered if it might have declined over the years. It was delightful to see that the quality of service, the elegant ambiance, and the delicious menu offerings have remained consistent with our memories. Kozlak's is still one of the finest restaurants in the northern suburbs of St. Paul. It's a place to make memories! My wife and I talked about the special times that being there brought to our memories...and we added a new one from our recent visit.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricey for the food; I guess you are paying for ambience.
Many of the brunch foods were cold
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and portions were terrific. Great memories, a good location, easy parking and access. Overall - a winner!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The holiday decor with garland, lights and bulbs on the mantles was beautiful! I also loved the sleigh with reindeer and trees in the patio. The decorating was wonderful and really put you in the holiday spirit. The full rack of ribs was a lot of food. The jumbo shrimp were huge! I found the whole experience at Kozlaks wonderful!!!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please don't leave
I love Kozlak's but I HATE that they are closing. How could such a great place close? It will be a sad day if it really happens.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dined at Kozlak's many times & have never had poor service or bad food.
Absolutely delectable every time.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM