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JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

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505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802 (Superior St and 5th Ave W)
+1 218-727-8439
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to JJ Astor (located on the 16th floor of the Radisson Hotel...
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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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Views to die for on a sunny day

A classic downtown Duluth restaurant that spins gently as you eat atop the Radisson Hotel, it is totally worth the visit to check out Lake Superior and Duluth's hillside homes. On a sunny, late Fall day it was a wonderful leisurely way to have breakfast. The service is friendly but somewhat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
rnarisetti
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our office - 6 employees - had a small Christmas party here. I hadn't been to the restaurant in 15+ years and had heard the food wasn't as good as it had been. Well I heard wrong. We had a wonderful time. We arrived right at 5, just as the restaurant was opening. We were promptly seated and within minutes... More 

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

Dear FrodoPearl; Thank you for taking time to review JJ Astor! I am so glad you and your group had a enjoyable time. We look forward to your next visit with your husband! Best Regards, Alyssa More 

northern WI
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We came for a special night out to celebrate anniversary and birthday and to catch the bentlyville lights. The views were amazing. The drinks were very well done and our food was spot on delicious. Service was first class at the bar and at our table. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and gluten free options. Our only... More 

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

Dear greengoddess85; Thank you for the nice review of your experience at JJ Astor! We love when our customers leave happy. We look forward to your next visit with us soon. Kind regards, Alyssa More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I went to JJ Astor on Thanksgiving. We had looked online and the Thanksgiving buffet items sounded great! We were drooling for turkey with all the fixings. When we arrived we were disapointed to see there was no buffet. Just a short, high priced menu But then the waitress informed us there was a special with turkey,... More 

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

Dear matsun60, Thank you for your review on JJ Astor. We appreciate the feedback. Please contact me directly so we can further discuss your dining experience! alyssa.schwanke@radisson.com awaiting your email, Alyssa More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Astor Room is on top of the Radisson with a revolving floor in the round that gives you a 360 degree view as you silently rotate around the room. We were seated in a banquet booth that were very comfortable. We had a view of the harbor with the beautiful lift bridge and the harbor. Since we were there... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A classic downtown Duluth restaurant that spins gently as you eat atop the Radisson Hotel, it is totally worth the visit to check out Lake Superior and Duluth's hillside homes. On a sunny, late Fall day it was a wonderful leisurely way to have breakfast. The service is friendly but somewhat handicapped by a high tables to staff ratio. The... More 

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

Dear rnarisetti- Thank you for your response on Trip Advisor. I am glad you enjoyed the views from our fabulous restaurant, please be assured we are constantly working with our staff to go above and beyond our customer's expectations regarding service and our food. Regards, Alyssa More 

Webster, Wisconsin
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a gift card which is why we went. It was so much fun. The restaurant does a 360 degree rotation while you are there eating. Great views of Duluth and the food was great. We were not sure what to expect, but we walked away happy with our experience.

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

Dear Erika S, Thank you for your review of JJ Astor! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time at our restaurant, we look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Alyssa More 

Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Ate here for lunch. LIKES: Tasty lunch, reasonable price, nice panoramic view of the area. DISLIKES: Needs more staff.

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

Dear SethE56, Thank you for your pros and cons of JJ Astor! Simple and sweet! We are glad you enjoyed the delicious food and the fabulous view of Duluth. I want to assure you that we are implementing efficient staff for our peak season. We look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Alyssa More 

Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

JJ Astor is the place to go if you want to get a great view of the city of Duluth. If you want a good meal, I recommend breakfast.

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

Dear Aaron F, Thank you for your review of JJ Astor! We also love the view from the restaurant. We hope you come back another time to try lunch or dinner! Regards, Alyssa More 

Owatonna, Minnesota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went to this restaurant as our anniversary celebration. Staff was very friendly. Very disappointed in the limited menu, and then they proceeded to tell us they were out of two of the menu selections. We both had steak, which was flavorful but not really worth the price. Really disappointed after reading all the good reviews. I wouldn't go back.

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

Dear Barb47MN, Thank you for your review of JJ Astor. I am glad that the service here was friendly to you! We want to make it right for you. Please contact me directly at alyssa.schwanke@radisson.com. Awaiting your email, Alyssa More 

Farmington, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

JJ Astor is the restaurant at the very top of the Radisson Hotel in Duluth, MN. This is white table cloth style dinning as the restaurant revolves around the floor with a spectacular view of Duluth Harbor. If you're looking to stay on a budget and want a menu for kids this would not be the place. They will accommodate... More 

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

Dear Lisa C, Thank you for your review of JJ Astor! We love to hear great reviews like yours! We strive for the best of the best customer service. We look forward to you coming back! Regards, Alyssa More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802
    (Superior St and 5th Ave W)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-727-8439

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?