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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Revolving Restaurant.

Once in a lifetime experience. Sit in one place and watch the XMas lights around the city of Duluth. Great service, Wonderful ambience.But, the Salad was dissapointing. Also, do not stand and look out the windows: You will be nauseated for hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2012
AAGreenTech
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Once in a lifetime experience. Sit in one place and watch the XMas lights around the city of Duluth. Great service, Wonderful ambience.But, the Salad was dissapointing. Also, do not stand and look out the windows: You will be nauseated for hours.

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JJAstor_12, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We at JJ Astor Restaurant are thrilled that you had a "Once in a Lifetime" experience! The view of the Bentlyville Lights really does add that special touch for the Holidays. Thank you also for your feedback regarding your salad. We are working hard to make every item on our menu perfect. We look forward to serving you in the... More 

Farmington, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Loved this restaurant! I ate breakfast at JJ Astor 2 mornings in a row. The wait staff was very friendly, the tables cozy and the food was excellent. To have such a nice experience in a restaurant while rotating high above a beautiful city was a treat.

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JJAstor_12, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your positive experience at JJ Astor! Breakfast is always a treat! Next time you visit us, please try our chef inspired dinner menu while enjoying the sparkling view of Duluth at night. More 

Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We ate here last year for dinner, and the meal was very good. A bit pricey- but it was good. We ate breakfast here during our stay at the Radisson. Brekafast was very good. 2 HUGE bluberry pancakes with warm syrup. YUM! Eggs Benidict for my husband. They were excellent. Very good cheesey hasbrowns. He ate some of my pancakes...More... More 

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Cartwright, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We took our Mom here for her birthday on a early Sunday afternoon. Knew it would be a little more expensive, but hey, it was her birthday. Very much enjoyed the views. The food was good and because we were here for a birthday, Mom received a complementary desert.

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

You pay a ton for the view but don't get much after that. Our server sat us and then helped bring food for a team meaning we did not even order drinks until 20 min after seating. The food was crazy salty and sounded much better on the menu than it tasted. Sorry but I recommend go for drinks to... More 

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JJAstor_12, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read about your experience at our restaurant. JJ Astor prides itself on giving the best service to each and every guest. Please feel free to call me at 218-727-8981 ext. 4013 so that we can touch base to ensure that your next experience with us is outstanding. I look forward to speaking with you. We... More 

NEENAH
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

A revolving restaurant with a pleasant up scale atmosphere and very good food with service to support it Gotta try it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

I was so excited to give this place a try so we went for my Bday. I couldn't decide what to order so our waitress said the duck was the best so I ordered it. When the plate came out I was shocked to see my mashed potatoes swimming in blood from the duck! Disgusting! When the waitress came back... More 

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Woodstock Ontario
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had breakfast and diners there during a week end stay at the Radisson. Each meal was incredible as good a breakfasts could be they made it a little better. We had most of the menu between the three of us each dish presented beautifully. Only misstep was under cooked pork, the meal was completely recooked and tasted great. The... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Walleye was a wee bit undercooked, and the steak was close to what was expected. Found the potato puree unappetizing, but tasty...what potato doesn't taste good overwhelmed with butter. *Sorry heart.* The view and the ambience excellent. What Minnesota42 said is true, it's a special occasion destination. Service excellent. Lotta interesting people circling the wagons looking for where their table... More 

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San Gabriel, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had dinner in this restaurant. Food was wonderful - although Caesar Salad was a little blah. We had the duck breast & filet mignon & both were cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the revolving restaurant & the ability to see the lights of the city.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?