Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Come and relax in our classy yet casual dining room or our bar area, where you will be met and served by our professional, knowledgeable and fun staff.
Axel's Restaurants "Where traditions and memories are made"
Food and service was excellent. Level of noise and being able to hear next table's conversation was annoying.
Service and food were great!
Crowded and hard to find a parking spot. Too many tables so that you felt you were dining with your neighbor. Food was good, but over priced for the ambiance and experience you receive.
Usually we have excellent service at Axels. However, on this occasion service was extremely slow. It took nearly 3 hours. Also, our bill was incorrect. They charged for a drink that my father - in - law did not order. Unfortunately he is elderly and did not notice this mistake on his bill until the next day but the waitress should have caught that.
Love this restaurant. Service and ambiance are old school elegant.. Walleye is best in the area....
All around decent. Food was good, service was pretty good, ambience was good. Nothing to complain about, typical Axel’s experience.
A little spendy but absolutely delicious. Took my hubby out for his birthday and they even brought a complimentary dessert. All around great place to go for good food and great service. We plan to come back for my birthday!!
Never seen Axel’s so busy. Service was still friendly and efficient. Popovers were cold and a bit dry. Steak was wonderful.
Great place to have a business meeting. Good service and good food!
Good food good service
They were completely overbooked. At least 45 minutes after our reservations. Food completely overpriced for the quality. It is sad to see.
We had 7:45 reservations on Valentine's Day. We showed up at 7:25 expecting it to be busy, which it was. We weren't seated until 8:20. That being said, Tiffany was a great waitress. Even with how busy it was, she had a calm demeanor and provided great service. The food was excellent. I had the lobster tails and my wife had the steak. We both enjoyed our meals and even though we had to wait, we had a nice evening.
A little backed up on Valentine's despite reservation. Got a drink at the bar and waited for the table. No complaints.
Valentines menu had great selections, the food was excellent and Terry’s service was outstanding.
Maria was a great server, very attentive and entertaining. As a bonus we were seated next to a very fun group who invited us to join them next year. #Valentines2020
Had 7:00 pm reservation, got there 6:45 and got our table at 7:20. Everything was EXCELLENT! Thank you!
Atmosphere is great and we have generally loved coming here. My wife’s steak was cooked medium, looked correct but was incredibly dry. The salmon was nice but lacked flavor.
Always a great experience- wonderful food and service!!
The violinist playing / walking among tables was terrific ... made a special environment
Amazing experience. Tracy was great and attentive all night! We were treated like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Thanks
Wait staff inexperienced, lighting way to dark....I actually counted 8 different tables using cell phones to read the menu.
My guest had dined here on several occasions was also disappointed with the flavor of the food, I certainly have had my first and last dining experience at Axel's.
LOVED THE POPOVERS!!!! Really nice large shrimp on the shrimp cocktail appetizer. Didn’t understand the gravy on the filet. Orzo too heavy handed on the garlic. Scallops were good. Could t taste the Bailey’s i. The chocolate cake. EXCELLENT service and atmosphere. Nice wine selection. Think we’lll try the all you can eat crab legs next time.
We did miss our reservation time due to the unexpected weather and traffic. But was able to attend and still be seated accordingly. Thank you Axels team for a great dinner that me and my girlfriend enjoyed for Valentine’s Day!
excellent food, perfect for valentine's day! the wait staff, trina, was attentive and humorous.
I ordered my steak medium because when I go to new restaurants I always play it safe on what I order. Normally if it’s a restaurant I know I’ll get medium rare but thank goodness I didn’t. The char on the steak was great but it was RARE. It was no where close to being medium.
Ordered French onion soup but it was more like water with onions in it. The chicken was way over done. This was at 5:30. I was looking forward to the augratin potatoes with cheese but came with sour cream. Waitress was fantastic, atmosphere the best. Just wasn’t good food.
We were at Axel's on Valentine's Day. We had a fabulous waitress. She was very attentive and seemed to know exactly what we wanted and when. Our appetizer and meal were delicious. We were stuffed when we left and were extremely satisfied with our experience.
Great great service! Lovely restaurant to spend an evening in! Such a romantic play for Valentines!
Greta was or should I say is a great server. Other staff, Tracy, stopped by to say hello. All in all it was a great Valentines Day Luncheon. Thanks!
We had a perfect time. Thank you to Robin and the chefs!
With reservations it took 30 minutes to be seated. Ordered food and took 45 minutes for it to come out. The server was awesome though.
Hostess extremely i accommodating
Our waitress Terri was incredible.
Service was wonderful food is always tasty. My food was served warm; not hot. Where other in our party seemed to be served hot. Next time I'll know better than to sit closest to the kitchen. Not the most relaxing seat in the house when the entire dining room was empty when we were seated.
Excellent food and service. Arrived 10 minutes early and without our whole group of 6 present but were still able to be seated and served beverages while waiting for the remainder of our group which was really nice.
As for the food it never disappoints. My wife and I have eaten in there or just even gone to the bar many times in the last 7 years, but the main guy never remembers us. Wait staff is always is great.
They know how to make a date night with your spouse special
Excellent service. Ashley was an outstanding server.
A classic steakhouse done right. Axel's manages to stick to the classics without feeling anachronistic in 2019. Great steaks, fantastic walleye, generous pours, low lights, dark wood, soft big band music and fantastic service. Not for the soy-latte and gluten free avocado toast crowd (thank god).
Very dark and a bit chilly, but great food and exceptional service.