Axel's - Roseville

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The award winning regionally favorite restaurant is the perfect compliment to the Radisson Hotel Roseville. Axel's Charhouse features American favorites; fresh seafood, steaks and pasta are a few of the specialties, for the wine connoisseur Axel's has a world class wine selection. There are over 150 labels to choose from; guests will be sure to find an old favorite or a new one. Experience genuine hospitality; choose to dine indoors in a warm casual environment, or try the outdoor patio.
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LL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

There was no tap beer. Ran out of bottle beer after 1 round of drinks.

Had the shrimp it was cold & rubbery.
The baked potato was hard as a rock

MM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good food. Server was good, but then we sat for quite sometime before plates were cleared.

FD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday night all you can eat crab legs, YUM!!!!

LL
Minneapolis
82 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food is good and attractively served, the waitperson was helpful and attentive. The matre de wasn't welcoming or confident on seating diners or making it an interesting interaction, needed a little flair. No one acknowledge our deaprture with appreciation.

LK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good all around.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Axel’s is a great place to eat. The food was amazing and the bartender was so much fun. However, I don’t recommend trying to go on a busy night whether you have a reservation or not. We had to stand around and wait for a half hour past our reservation time trying to get a table. We finally gave up and snagged a couple of spots at the bar. Ordinarily, not a big deal, but for a nice date night, bellying up to the bar wasn’t our plan. I’ll definitely go back for the food and bartender, though!

TI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We waited 40 minutes past our reservation because they took too many walk ins. I
Unfortunately I would not book another reservation at Axels again. The bartender and server were very good, which made up for some of our frustration. Several others at the bar waiting were just as upset as we were.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were seated by the entry to restaurant. Every time the outside door was opened a cold blast of air came through.
Service was adequate. Our server was tending bar and waiting on tables. She did a good job considering, but you could tell they were understaffed. Steaks seemed to be completely void of any seasoning. Had to add salt for some flavor which I never do in a restaurant.
Was very surprised to be able to get a 7:15 reservation at 2:00 in the afternoon of New Years Eve.
I don't think I'll be back.

AE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was good and table service was excellent however, had reservations at 7:00
Arrived at 6:50 and were seated at 8:05

KA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First of all - do not seat people in the bar area without asking if they would like a bar table! The bar area is a total different atmosphere than the dining! We were seated in the bar area as that was "the only table available", even though we had a reservation. The night was busy due to it being New Year's Eve, especially the bar area. There were constantly people standing close to our table that were overflowing from the bar. Poor service. Waited over five minutes before someone finally came to our table. Took drink orders. Then waited to do our food order. As we were giving the food order, she never wrote anything down. Which created our order to be wrong. Write it down!! We received our salads before the appetizer! Received the appetizer as we were half way through the salads. Which was full of wilted lettuce! Food was awful. Steak was charred on the outside and raw on the inside. Lobster tasted like cold rubber. The steak also got cold as they did not bring a steak knife to the table. Trying to track down the waitress was impossible. The walleye was mushy as well as the wild rice served with it. No popovers were brought to our table. We had to ask for them. Received them cold and the butter frozen. Server did not come to see if our drinks wanted to be refilled until dinner was almost done. Bill was incorrect as well. Overall experience was awful, awful, awful.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very very good. seating was a bit cramped, but not uncomfortable. Noise level was rather loud although tolerable it was not very comfortable. People were not real considerate as far as conversation was concerned, t hey tended to talk very loudly even though they were seated very close to each other. Manners were not something they were too concerned with. I overheard several people complaining about how they disliked their seating accomidations.

c
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed there were no tap beers and poor selection of bottled beer. Waitress indicated they were having a beer crisis. Don't know how long this had been going on. Generally it was a good place to eat for a week night visit. Most special were the always wonderful popovers.

NH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance great! Food excellent! Service outstanding

SJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Best salmon I have ever had. It was my first time. Kathy told us about happy hour. We will definitely be back

A
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been going here for many years, always good food. The service is always very good.

s
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

MJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

When the wait staff knows you are there for happy hour, you are forgotten. This is the second time within a month I have been for happy hour and ignored. It is too bad, the food is decent and good atmosphere.

SS
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had their walleye for our Christmas lunch, and it was excellent as always. It was very busy and full the day we came, but our food came quickly.

G
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner out with college friends of 40 years. Everything was wonderful and we had a great time.

YM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment. The staff all there was really nice, sweet and helpful.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I’ve always had good experience with

ML
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality. Very nice environment. Wait staff remained attentive and accommodating. Axel's has become my go to chop house for special occasions.

TK
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table was ready as booked and I was greeted warmly. The food was good and we were pleased with our selections. Our waitress was attentive and brought our orders in good time. The room was quiet enough for us to converse and take care of our business meeting.

S
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My father said it was the best prime rib he had in a long time. He is difficult to impress with food.

A bit more wait staff would have been good for the holiday. But, that is my only negative. I also understand that help is usually short on holidays.

HH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We do the Thanksgiving buffet every year and always love it! The food is wonderful and there is a lot of variety. We have gone at many different times and the wIt is always short and the service friendly. Great job!

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

This review is for Axel's Thanksgiving Buffet...the variety of food was amazing (crepes, omeletes, Belgian waffles, desserts galore, and this is all in addition to regular Thanksgiving food), but a few dishes didn't deliver. Do NOT put cranberries in the stuffing! (In case you didn't notice, people rarely took it, and that is usually an extremely popular Thanksgiving dish.) Turkey legs were super dried out (don't bother with them...the carved turkey was fantastic), and my kids were hoping for Chocolate Chips for the crepes. Otherwise, the food was really, really great.

The biggest issue is that this buffet is WAY OVERCROWDED! I'm guessing in order to make money on this gig ($38/head!), you HAVE to serve lots of people, but I wasn't expecting a 500+ guest wedding in a hotel ballroom! So-so-so many elderly people with walkers & wheelchairs, and it was just a NIGHTMARE for them to get around! Tables are set up like a wedding (sharing tables with multiple groups), very little room to walk in between tables, and WAY OVERWORKED wait staff! All they had to do was bring you beverages - it's a buffet - and we had to find a way to get our beverages refilled twice because our waitress never checked back on us! She was nice, but just had way too many tables.

The demand vs. supply of restaurants serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal is just too high. I appreciate the attempt to meet this demand, but given it is a FAMILY Holiday, it just isn't set up well for elderly & handicapped folks. It was also SUPER loud, so my elderly Mom with her hearing aids couldn't hear any of us talking to her. Like I said, it was like having Thanksgiving meal at your cousin's HUGE wedding at a hotel ballroom.

M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axel's made celebrating Thanksgiving easy and everyone got what they wanted!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner for the Tuesday crab legs all you can eat and it was amazing, great crab legs and other items as well, our service was spectacular!! We will definitely be back. It did seem to be rather noisy in there though however it was very busy so that probably added to the extra noise.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had crab leg special - great value. All food was great!

A
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal and excellent service. Great place to meet up with friends or an intimate dinner for two.

J
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch venue with excellent food and super service.

BL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service with added bonus of cake for bride to be and food was tasty and good portions.

OT
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and the lunch prices are good. Good service from the bartender.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration. Very enjoyable!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crabby Tuesdays was very good! Service was great! Waitress noticed when drinks were almost gone and same with crab legs

C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall, a positive night. We went there so my partner could enjoy a nice steak or seafood. As a vegetarian, I knew my options would be limited, but wasn't prepared for how limited. I ordered a salad and a couple of sides. I wasn't loving the dressing and was very disappointed at how charcoal burnt my vegetables were. But, my fiance LOVED his prime rib, so it was a successful night. We went there for him, and he was happy.

P
Minneapolis
70 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! A quiet Friday night here. Kathy was our server and made us feel so at home. Everything couldn’t have been better.

OT
Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reliable go-to spot for relaxing family dinners with great food, wine, and service!

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

House special Walleye for $32 wasn’t worth $32. Tasted fine but not memorable. Great French onion soup. Birthday cake gift for my wife was outstanding and appreciated the free bonus. Noisy. Server was delayed for about 10 minutes before we could order. She apologized but it seemed odd since there were plenty of servers. Not bad. Just not worth expecting something great.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had a drink at the bar, bartender was awesome. Fast service, great drinks.

Seated at 7:20 p.m. at 7:35 asked one of the servers if there was someone who was going to wait on us. Her response was, "yeah" and then walked away. Five minutes later our server came to the table and took our drink order. Delivered our drinks quickly and then walked away before we could ask if we could order. Came back over 10 minutes later. So over 30 minutes after we were seated, finally took our order. Noticed the table next to us had their entrees delivered and had to ask for their salads. Ours were delivered in the right order and with good pace. Three of us had the filet and it was so flavorless we had to put salt on it. Finally, we sat waiting for several minutes after the bills were brought out. The server came to our table and said she was in the back doing her work and had forgotten we were out there.

Overall a really disappointing evening. Thankfully we had great company to pass the time. We won't be back.