Help finding a "beefy" restaurant
Any ideas about where in the southwest metro we can take a guest who is partial to beef? We did Kincaid's (which I hate) the last time and are hoping to find a better quality and value than that for his next visit. He is not impressed with trendy restaurants - we just need a nice prime rib and some good-quality beer choices. We are more familiar with places like Craftsman and Lucia's, etc. Any suggestions?
Axel's, the one in Mendota, serves nice grilled steaks. Ray's Sirloin is my choice. With popovers ( a great weakness of mine). I am also partial to their walleye. I go a couple of times a year and never stray from those two items, so I can't vouch for the rest of the menu.
I know it's a chain, but it's a nice chain, slighly upper scale than the Axel's Bonfire restaurants, which are pretty run of the mill. The one in Mendota just seems to serve it up better than Woodbury or Loretto or Roseville. Bonus: the bar has hard boiled eggs and hot sauce. And home made potato chips, which I dip in their home made blue cheese dressing. Oh, and they make great martini's. The Mendota location has been around forever and it looks it - very old world supper club style. A nice change of pace for me.
I'm not sure how far you're willing to drive, but if you're willing to drive into the city, it doesn't get much "beefier" than Fogo De Chao. Granted its not for everyone and can be pricy, but its a carnivore's dream come true. All you can eat, endless beef, served on swords and carved for you at your table...The salad bar is also AMAZING, but you were interested in the meat.
I also hear great things about The Strip Club in St. Paul.
Sorry if you were only looking for a place in the SW Metro area, but if you're willing to drive a little, I think you'll be happy with either of those.
Fogo De Chao
645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Strip Club
378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106