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Chez Axel

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6209 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-1414
+1 505-881-8104
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I've been to Chez Axel for lunch twice in the last month: once by myself and once with my wife and daughter. Both times everything was excellent. Although they do have a few dinner-style entrées available at lunch, I always get the combo ($12.00), which is a choice of soup or salad plus a choice of quiche or crêpe. The... More 

Thank Jim_de_Burque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I went twice in one week...first time with a group. The people who got salads/soup/quiche/crepes were served quickly. Those who ordered entrees--the meal came out 45 minutes later! The Beef Bourguignon was fabulous--melt-in-your-mouth tender, delicious, and the sauce was soooo good! The second time I went, I had the Shrimp Provençal, and my friend had the Beef Bourguignon. The shrimp... More 

Thank suz55tbird
New Mexico
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I've been dining at Chez Axel since 2007. My wife and I had dinner there last night after an interval of several months. I should point out that although I enjoy fine dining and appreciate good food, I am not competent to judge whether cuisine is truly French. However, I can say that the veal Cordon Bleu and the pork... More 

Thank mathpoet87
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Dill Havarti as part of a cheese tray? Seriously? C'mon. Typical Albuquerque attempt at cosmopolitan fare. They tried to pass tough-as-shoe-leather PORK LOIN as "pork tenderloin." I don't think they even know the difference! No beer or wine...Seriously.

1 Thank Laura J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

In a rather tired strip mall with old tires piled behind the fence just south of the door, but that should not keep you from a visit. Wonderful food once you make it inside. The lunch special is quite reasonable. I had the quiche and French onion soup--both piping hot and delicious. I'll be back for dinner.

Thank Steve B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

My first thought upon entering was why was there only two tables occupied. It became clear when we found out they still do not have their liquor license after several months and the waiter seemed just as unhappy as we were over this event. My trout was quite good with sides of rice which was bland as was the asparagus.... More 

Thank GFM61
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Been coming to this intimate restaurant since the original Parisian owner opened it and named it after his son. It has changed hands a couple of times but not lost the spark with great French renditions at a couple friendly price. Several opportunities to save furhter with Entertainment Club coupons or age based or night based visits. I have had... More 

1 Thank Daniel R
New Mexico
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

We went for an early dinner with friends from out of town. Sorry we couldn't show them Albuquerque's culinary prowess. First disappointment was no liquor license. Apparently, the restaurant lost theirs in the renewal process, hopes to get it back ... but alas, we dined sans vin. Appetizers: pea soup was ok, very thick, not much coriander flavor. Salad had... More 

2 Thank kdmc
Garland, Texas
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156 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Perhaps an evening in January, right after the New Year, isn't the best time to judge a restaurant. If you can imagine a situation where the cook and staff were tied up in a back room and a couple of impostors took the place over, that would come close to the impression we had. We were the only diners, and... More 

1 Thank Biotourist
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

Chef Axel has been a favorite for years. Our group of 6 went for dinner this evening and were not disappointed. Our only wish was for their license to sell wine be reinstated. We all ordered French Onion Soup - it was a cold dreary night with snow predicted, so the soup sounded good. And it was! I loved every... More 

1 Thank rt66sandy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6209 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-1414
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-881-8104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?