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Axel's Chanhassen

287 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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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Cross street
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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
What 287 People Are Saying
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JKBK (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

gophersfan (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

Noisyfood42 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

DDKJAH (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipFoodielicious (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

ACE123 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Classic supper club experience Very cozy and comfortable

AmyB (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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.