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Axel's Chanhassen

4.2
305 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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This upscale, fine dining restaurant is located just across the avenue from the famed Chanhassen Dinner Theatre in a site which was once the well-known Riviera Restaurant. The menu is classic American and offers a variety of choices which will meet the selective tastes of all diners. Come enjoy fine dining in a fine classic atmosphere. Axel’s, “where traditions and memories are made.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Easter Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(952) 934-9340
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Franco AMbrosio
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Private party facilities
It is our passion and way of life to provide exceptional service to our guests. In order to provide the superior service we expect for our guests, we begin by creating a warm, and respectful environment in which our team members can thrive. Service is not a one-time effort. It is a way of life.
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Private party contact
Melissa Frenzel: (877) 625-6042
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Catering
The Chanhassen Room is a private dining space that can accommodate up to 25 guests and is the perfect place to hose corporate events and small rehearsal and reception dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Laredo
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Parking details
Parking available both in front and back of restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Tuesday: All you can eat snow crab legs from 4:00pm-9:00pm $34.95
Wednesday: Get our Famous Axel's Pan-fried walleye for only $19.95
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom this year with Axel's. Axel's Brunch Buffet featuring Signature Dishes and Traditional Breakfast items will create lasting memories this year. Buffet Available from 10am-3pm. Regular Dinner Menu available from 4pm-9pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 305 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Decent service. Mediocre food.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was ok. Not great. Server was a little over the top. Tried too hard, which came across as insincere. I don't feel that the food was worth the prices.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Reserved a high top table, was seated at regular dining. I asked the server what the cheese options are for a burger which she was bothered by.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Met friends for dinner. Everyone likes different kinds of foods. All were able to find their preference. Nice atmosphere for get together.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was our first time here. We were seated a little early even though our reservations were a little later. The food was very good,waiter was great, the whole experience was amazing. We will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience. Server wad attentive and service was fast.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Didn’t get the side I ordered, waiter didn’t come back after food came to let him know of the mistake. Finished entire meal, and then waiter came over.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a nice Easter experience, but the cost of Brunch with a 3pm reservation was disappointing. Many options were gone, cold or dried out. I’m a big Axel’s fan, but not for a late brunch now.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was good but I wouldn't return for the brunch - just too expensive. Bur the service was beyond great and we always love the ambiance at Axel's. It's a great hometown gem.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. Food was excellent. Good selection of both breakfast type foods and lunch type foods. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a great meal, the walleye, New York strip, popovers and pasta fagoli soup were delicious! We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

For a classy restaurant, the picture by the bathroom should be removed.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I used to love the all you can eat Snow Crab on Tuesdays at Axel's, it was sweet and fresh and delicious. We hadn't been to Axel's for some time but when my daughter's 21st birthday coincided with Snow Crab Tuesdays, we knew it was the place to celebrate. I was SO disappointed. I don't know if they have changed their crab purveyor, but the crab was grey and tasted really bad. We sent it back and asked for new crab, but it all came out basically the same. The server was attentive and nice and tried her best but when the bill came out to be over $200 (4 of us, 2 cocktails, no other drinks) I felt ripped off. It will be a very long time before I give Axel's another try.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always great food and service here. We were unhappy they took an item off the menu and it was put back on. Many people missed the Ciopinno!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Was a snowy night & we were the only four people in the place. Food was good, drinks chintzy; a lot of ice & not much cocktail.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Lunch at Axel’s with friends was great! The waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I doubt we'll be back. The food was so-so. The restaurant looks tired and rundown. The popovers, which Axels is notorious for, seemed to be re-heated in a microwave (they were dry/hard in places). The waitress was nice.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Lovely evening!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Good service. Like that you can order ala carte. Sea bass was not good. Fishy. It is my favorite fish, so I order a lot when I eat out. I would guess it was frozen not fresh fish. Another person's sirloin steak was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Axel's Chanhassen never disappoints. I didn't catch the waiter's name, but he's there often when I'm there. He's terrific. The restaurant is easy to get to, and always comes through with speedy service when needed, great food, and a quiet atmosphere. And they don't rush you if you're there to visit and dine. Love it!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

the Service was a little bit to be desired little on the crabby side forgot our popovers they were not brought until long after our soup and salad and appetizer would of liked it with my salad was very disappointed for my husband who was really looking forward to a bake potato with his $55.00 dollar steak and they had none he had to settle for French fries so that kinda took that high buck menu item(Dinner) to a kinda lunch meal. The only redemption was the food was all very good steaks cooked perfectly for that I would be willing to go there again!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Carrie was great, the food was great but the noise level was too high.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is decent but for the price there are better places.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Axel’s never disappoints... Consistently good food and service!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Classic supper club experience Very cozy and comfortable

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was slow and restaurant was not crowded, 35 minutes to get water. Poppers were cold and doughy. Bacon undercooked and scallops were barely warm. My husbands pork steak was not prepared to his request and tough. Very disappointed

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very elegant and the service was so sweet.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Every month I dine at Axel's with three other friends before shows at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. We make 5:45p reservations to get to the 8p show. Here's the thing, even when we mention to our server that we'd like to be out by 7:15p or so, we're always racing to get to the show. I figure 2 hours/15 minutes would be plenty of time to dine and get to a show, but we run close every time. We don't dawdle on ordering...we only have one drink before dinner and give our server our order as soon as we can. I think it would be nice if the server asked if we were going to a show...or had time constraints. Even if they don't, when WE mention it, it shouldn't be such a sprint. We're rethinking coming back in March when we see our next show because we don't want to wait, wait, wait and then be rushed.

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1.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Awful food and awful service.

There was one waiter to serve all parties. While the restaurant was not crowded, it still impacted our ordering and receiving our food.

The salmon was salty --way to salty and the broccoli was way too buttery and too cold

The bathroom was 65 degrees because the heater went out

The server coughed into his hand as he was taking our order ---gross

The beet salad was --well not very good. There were two or three SMALL cubes of beets.

The wedge salad had a $4 upcharge and there wasn't much to it

NO I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS AND NO I WOULD NEVER GO BACK

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were an after thought to our server, never ended up getting our dinner. Waited 1 1/2 hours for our main course and it still never came out, this is all after waiting 15 mins for our drinks which were wrong. Manager comped the meal and gave us a gift card. Don’t think that makes up for very few opportunities to take my wife out on a date night. Won’t be back!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Restaurant was packed due to an unprecedented Super Bowl crowd of Philadelphia fans. They I feel disrupted the ambience but then it was Philadelphia fans. Regardless of the crowd, food came out hot, delicious and cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and excellent ambiance. Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a fantastic meal at Axels!!
We not only enjoy the food but the ambiance.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A busy, noisy, early Saturday dinner. Server was friendly but seemed rushed and easily distracted. Pork chop and walleye dinners were very good. Generous portions, but
over-priced, in our opinion.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Too bad, loved the Parker House, loved the Riviera, this place has gone downhill. Pretty evident when it's only 1/3 filled on a Friday nite.Told server Bull Bites were unedible, she said sorry. My Sea Bass took a knife to cut. Made a special point to seek out manager, all he did was say he was glad I told him.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The popovers are delicious! Loved the Parmesan walleye! I like that they allowed is to change the sides - other than the sides that came with the dish! The service was efficient! We were not interested in a long drawn out meal just out to get something to eat - they accommodated that very well!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful meal and great service.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server, Janet was outstanding. My wife and I had my 13 year old daughter with us. We were ordering ala carte. She quickly saw that it would be better to order one full meal and the other items separately which would save us some money. She also saw we were trying to order more healthy options and made some recommendations. Service was speedy and impeccable. Of course, I left a large tip.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve - they were not well equipped. It was -10 degrees outside and heat had gone out several days prior. Instead of letting customers know, placed a few space heaters around which people were literally fighting over (many people were actually being very rude about it). Everyone was huddled over their tables in coats and scarves. On top of that, wait staff did not seem to be in a festive mood in the least (granted the situation they were working with was also difficult I'm sure). Managers did their best to try to accommodate, however everything fell very short. We have been here many times and had decent experiences however this has been the second time we've attempted to come on an "occasion" and were extremely disappointed.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

make sure you specify that you want to sit in the dinning room when making a reservation, we made reservations 5 days ahead of time and they gave us a table in the corner of the noisy bar.

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