Reviews of Chez Axel French Restaurant (Restaurant)

6209 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

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At the moment the business receives a rating of 3.5 out of 5 and the rating is based on 57 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Chez Axel French Restaurant IN New Mexico

Bill Estes

The food was good but I think I got served someone else's order of trout and I ordered the sea bass. So I will never know cuz I won't be back.

Trey White

I had the lamb ribs and my friend had the salmon. Both were okay. I've had better and I've also had worse. Prices are moderate. The lamb was 24 bucks and it came with potatoes and green beans. The salmon was in the 20s as well and came with rice and green beans. The service was good. They do not serve alcohol here. We had someone playing a piano live music when we were there. Very nice

Earl Tarble

The restaurant had two people working, including the kitchen for a group of 16. Service was therefore painfully slow. Two at our table ordered the shrimp provencal. The shrimp was over-cooked and rubbery. The spinach crepe was bland. The quiche Lorraine unfortunately was generous in size. The ham in it tasted like sliced lunch meat ham. The quiche was thick like a bread, not quichelike in texture. They had melted a slice of mozzarella cheese over it. It did nothing to enhance the flavor. The french onion soup was hot and thick. That's all the positive comment I can make for the soup. They have wine bottles on the walls. Unfortunately, they don't serve wine. That might have helped the meal. Other than our group, there was one other couple in the restaurant. Our scout had been to the restaurant a few weeks earlier and liked the food then. I don't recommend taking a group here and we won't be back.

Tana Batis

Michael J Jr Browning

Noisy Sounds

Nick R

excellent food, nice atmosphere. good service.

Juan Escamilla

Charles Darwin

Nope never again. Way better french restaurants out there. Hersheys chocolate syrup on cream puffs with rough wine is not my idea of french.

Rick Farris

Kyle Quintana

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Nic Lea

My husband and I were looking forward to trying this restaurant. Wow, were we ever disappointed!! The waiter was nice, but very awkward. He told us the new management didn't have a liquor license yet, but now I see other reviews from months ago saying a different story! Both of our dinners, the Beef Bourguignon (mine) & the Scallops, were terrible! Btw, Chez Axel, mine should NOT have been full of olives - check your recipes! My husband said the predominant flavor of his was olives too - in scallops?!? Flat out awful! Needless to say, we'll never go back.

Ulf Hofemeier

Well, I could finally convince my wife to give Chez Axel a try. From the outside this place doesn't look like much, but once you step in WOHOO. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays your dinner experience will be accompanied with live classical piano music. Regarding their food, I can only say that I haven't found a place in Albuquerque that offers better french country cuisine. If you know Le Cafe Miche (and like it), give this place a try. You won't be disappointed!

April M

So it was in a sketchy area, looked runner down from the outside. The inside I was cute and had potinial. But there were dead flowers on the table. There were no drink choices only coke or wine. Only water. Took about 15min to get a tiny loaf if dry bread. After 20min finally took our order. I asked what sides came with the meals and I quote "I don't know, whatever we have" took an hour to get our meal. And after we got it, it looked like grandmas old kitchen cooking nothing "French" about this place. It was unflavored with ore packaged meat and frozen veggies. I didn't even eat it all. Not inpreased and too pricy for such low quality.

Andrew Brittenham

Good food, limited menu

Trisha Roberts

Good food, nice atmosphere, attentive waitress, and live piano. We had a wonderful meal and very enjoyable evening! Try it! We were very glad we did!

Shawnda Ball

The place was nice and quiet. The food was delicious, the Waiter was prompt an addressed my dinning needs

Mark Evanko

The food is superb. It is a very small place. They are waiting for beer and wine license still after over a year. If they could get this I'm sure there would be many more patrons.


Good quiche

S Barnes

The service was so poor it was almost comic. The waiter was incredibly awkward even during the simple task of getting us seated. When we asked about a wine list we were told that the new management hadn't printed it yet and ended up drinking water because nothing else was offered. At the end of the meal, the waiter dropped off our bill and said nothing but "here you go." When we asked for coffee and tea at the end of the meal, my coffee came out five minutes before my date's tea so it sat and got cold while we waited for the tea. The meal was (to me) expensive at $100 and the food was definitely not impressive. Each part of the meal took a very long time to come out. We were there about a half hour when suddenly loud French and German music started playing. It played for about an hour and then the restaurant was suddenly totally quiet again (because there were only 3 tables on a Saturday night at 7pm). Eventually we were laughing about how badly everything was done. I cannot recommend against this restaurant strongly enough.

Tiffany Valencia

Foodlover NM

Best french food!!

Richard Aldighieri

Bruce Green

Gus Letto

Nice atmosphere. Onion soup and shrimp flambe highly recommended.

Jeffrey Morgan

Not french atmosphere. French onion soup had tomatoes in it. Bread was cold. Red snapper was frozen not fresh. No wine. Need I say more...

Maryann Cusimano

Francis Trujillo

Amazing food and good atmosphere. Expensive but worth the price for a special occasion. Service was so-so, but overall an excellent experience.

Dennis Crenshaw

This is a sweet little restaurant, quiet with smartly casually elegant decor and ambiance. I had their trout amandine, it was cooked to perfection with the balance of flavors spot on.

Megan Randolph

enjoy the foods and music !!

Ophelia Lentz

The food was delicious and the people were friendly. All the dishes are fantastic, you really can't go wrong. The desserts are amazing too. Can't wait to go back.

Juan Diego Chavez

Michael & Allen Mitchell

The food was good. The service was not very good and the restaurant did not have a license to sell wine.

Marian Cera

Siempre tienes un gran platillo para nuestro paladar!!

Arlene Apodaca

Not worth the $. Dessert was yuck!

Nelida Dumitrache

Great decor, limited menu, $10-15/plate. Salads and crepes are great!

Elizabeth Layton

Lee Nj

The best French food I've ever had! The atmosphere was intimate, with darker lighting.The waiter Fred is very friendly and helpful.. Live piano is wonderful..There were so many good choices on the menu, and not to mention several tantalizing specials as well.. We were impressed.

ClarayeeKimberly ClarayeeKimberly

worth every penny

David Castro


Sue Sheets

Food was cold they forgot to make my son's food. The escargot was frozen and I think they were cooked in a microwave. The waiter was Chinese and didn't understand what we were saying. My son ordered a Pepsi and was brought a DP. I got tea and never got another glass after asking several times for a refill. Waited an hour for appetizers and another hour and a half for entree. Will not retun.

David Ivey

Cynthia Conoboy

Just don't, microwave ovens have NO place in a French restaurant. Had they not taken this short cut the food might have been ok.

John Sandager

I read some negative reviews of the restaurant but took a chance and was very pleased. New waitperson but so very friendly and eager to please. Soft warm bread, excellent goat cheese salad and our party of 6 had several difference entrees (fish, etc) and all were excellent. New ownership seems to be trying and I recommend Chez Axel

Charlotte Vallez

The plate was the porion of a TV dinner,way overpriced. The desert was supposed to be a pastry puff,it was a raw piece of old dough. Will never return

Stan Alexander

Awesome French food! The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is homey. For a great deal, go for lunch!

julia stone

We enjoyed the food. It was very good.


The food and service is incredible, and the atmosphere is very intimate.One of the best fine dining experiences in Albuquerque.

Granny J

Food was good, prices for lunch were reasonable, restaurant was clean. Pleasant, friendly waiter. My friend requested gluten free and was accommodated.

Diane Miller

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Kim Nelson

Randy Wilson

Joel C

Highly recommended, excellent dishes, wines, music and hospitality. Five Star Quality


I had friend visiting from Boston. I had not been to this place in three years. What an embarrassment. NO ONE was there. We were the only table all evening. The food was overpriced and, not very good. The bread was stale, little slivers of bread, the onion soup was seasoned too much, tasted old, my companion said, the trout flavorless and dry. I had bragged about Chez Axel, from the Airport. It was not a very Happy, New Mexico welcome.

Randall Watson

Business Hours of Chez Axel French Restaurant in New Mexico

11AM–2PM 5–9PM
11AM–2PM 5–9PM
11AM–2PM 5–9PM
11AM–2PM 5–9PM


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