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JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #11 of 226 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Brooklyn Center
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Date of Visit: Dinner 5/31/14, Breakfast 6/1/14 First, let's get the bad out of the way, shall we? There is only one good reason the Radisson Duluth Harborview hotel exists and that is to act as life support for J J Astor Restaurant and Lounge. Ignore the building, avoid staying in the rooms and proceed to the top floor! In... More

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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed attentive service, good food, and amazing views...it's our 2nd time...and we look forward to coming back since our son will be starting college in Duluth this Fall.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I took a friend there for a Special Birthday Dinner, and we had a wonderful meal and time at JJ Astor's, with very good and well prepared food. All of the services from the staff we encountered were excellent, personable, and details were attended to in a very nice way. As it was my friend's birthday, and the staff made... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

ATMOSPHERE Probably one of the best 360 views in/of the city. The decor is a well executed modernized 50's nautical with hints of industrial. SERVICE Overall mediocre - from the host stand to our table. I can't complain, but for the menu and the claim of "elevated experience" on their website, I expected more. We did enjoy ourselves and our... More

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