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JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #13 of 228 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Superior St and 5th Ave W
Description: Welcome to JJ Astor (located on the 16th floor of the Radisson Hotel Duluth), where guests enjoy welcoming service, inspired décor, modern approachability, unparalleled views, and signature dishes. Executive Chef, Ryan Zander, has created a contemporary menu utilizing sustainable produce from local farmers and fresh fish from local fishermen. Whether settling into the oversized armchairs in the lounge, or admiring the view from the inviting sofa style banquettes, the restaurant provides a memorable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Forest Lake, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely awful! ! NOT FINE DINING! My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary and it went from bad to worse. 3 weeks before our reservation my husband called to ensure that they had Glutenfree options , they do bit only a few. He was told that the majority of the menu could be made GF. .. not so..... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

With a group of eight people - 4 of them had their birthday on the same day - we had a nice birthday dinner with good food and excellent wine. All participants enjoyed their meals! Overall on the high side of pricing, but still reasonably priced. The 360 * view is really nice! It takes just over one hour to... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a fun restaurant on the 16th floor of the hotel. Small menu, but quality food. Shared the portabello burger and poutine with the family and found them flavorful and unique dishes. This is one of those rotating restaurants, so you enjoy the view of Lake Superior and Duluth. It was pretty empty, which makes me think people are... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a bit quiet on a Sunday night (but so was almost every place else). The scenary is great- nice 360 revolving view of the lake and city. Food was very good, especially the chicken and the grilled walleye. Service was okay,not great but not bad. The only bad thing were the hundreds of spiders building webs outside the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

JJ Astor is on the top floor of the Radisson Harborview hotel. The restaurant and lounge area revolves with spectacular views of Lake Superior, the bay and the city of Duluth. We chose to dine in the lounge portion with comfortable seating and attentive service. The bottle of wine was moderately priced and was well matched with our 3 appetizers.... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hotel under it, the Radisson, gets dissed as worn out and shabby so much that one starts with low expectations for the revolving restaurant on the top floor. This trip, they didn't survive the soup course, which for me was clam chowder with perfect consistency and flavor and a handful of clams in the shell for visual appeal and... More

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Duluth, MN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Granddaughter (15) and I have been there a couple of times. I think menu is geared more for adults (we had lunch) at least the one we saw. A nice variety of food. A little pricey, but the view is awesome. 1 hour to circle the view of Duluth, MN Lake, harbor, hillside. The pop granddaughter ordered was flat--I told... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had breakfast here a couple of time and dinner one night. Their French toast is the best I've ever eaten. We had really good food for dinner, too. The service was great and friendly. The view is enjoyable.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband has always wanted to visit a revolving restaurant, so this was a must when we came to Duluth. And we were not disappointed. The views were terrific (it's on the top floor of the Duluth Radisson) and the food was great as well. I had the blackberry salad, which was delicious, and my husband had the brisket poutine.... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I occasionally get to Duluth for business every couple of years and this restaurant has become my favorite. The restaurant is the crown on the aging dowager queen of a hotel, the Duluth Radisson. It sits on the top floor and slowly revolves, providing spectacular 360 degree views of the city, the Lake and the Harbor. But, views can only... More

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