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JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #11 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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 Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear wildho, Thank you for sharing your experience and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit at JJ Astor! We also love sampling new and tasty dishes that our amazing chef's have to offer. Please let us know what we can do to make your future dining experience the best! Best, Alyssa More

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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jeff O, We are so pleased with your lovely review! Thank you for taking time to share your dining experience at JJ Astor. We take pride in our fabulous staff and we are so happy their service met your needs. Thankfully the ring was found in the luggage! Please let us know what we can do to make your... More

Duluth, MN
Senior Contributor
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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear duluthmnfroggie, We appreciate your review on our restaurant! We are so fond of the view from the 16th floor! Thank you for expressing your concern with your server at the time, we want our guests to be extremely happy and satisfied. Please let us know what we can do to make your future dining experience even better! Kind regards,... More

Waxhaw, North Carolina
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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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear worldwandererPG2US, Thank you for dining with us on multiple occasions! We are so pleased that our service met your expectations and that the view was enjoyable to you (we also love the view!). Please come back soon so we can exceed your expectations! Best, Alyssa More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear LauriH44, We are so pleased that you and your husband decided to dine at JJ Astor! Our revolving restaurant is one of a kind and we are so happy that it met your expectations! We take pride in our service and we appreciate your kind words towards our staff. Please let me know how we can make your next... More

Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Pand14, Thank you for choosing JJ Astor when you make your way to Duluth! We also love the striking view of Duluth when the sun is setting and the lights come on. We appreciate your positive thoughts regarding our menu items! We strive to make sure our service is impeccable and we are so happy you had a wonderful... More

Brooklyn Center
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Steve L, Thank you for spending time at JJ Astor during your visit to Duluth! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and your food! Our culinary team is so pleased with your kind words, thank you for sharing! We look forward to your next visit! Regards, Alyssa More

Minot, North Dakota, United States
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
60 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Sana K, We are so pleased our staff was able provide wonderful service to you on your second visit at JJ Astor! Please let us know what we can do to make your next visit even better! Duluth is a great college town! More

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear DavidU3173AP, We are so happy you joined us for a special birthday dinner! Even happier that you had a wonderful meal! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, we strive to make the dining experience the best it can be! We look forward to your next visit at JJ Astor! Regards, Alyssa More

Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear XtopherO, Thank you for taking time to reflect on your visit at JJ Astor! We are pleased you enjoyed the fabulous view of Duluth. We appreciate you pointing out aspects to work on, we are currently in the process of reiterating our standards of service to make the dining experience the best for our customers. Please contact me directly... More

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