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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    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
Great view

Restaurant at the top of a hotel. Not a new idea. But this one rotates as you eat. It did about 1.5 rotations during our dinner. Fun to watch the changing scenery. Food was good, service was okay. Not special but not bad either. But go for the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2013
Mudge828
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Romantic
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food was magnificent, The 360 degree sky-view was delightful. We had a wonderful server very friendly. We absolutely loved the desserts. A must see and eat experience in Duluth.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Restaurant at the top of a hotel. Not a new idea. But this one rotates as you eat. It did about 1.5 rotations during our dinner. Fun to watch the changing scenery. Food was good, service was okay. Not special but not bad either. But go for the view.

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were greeted as soon as we got off the elevator by friendly staff and a Superior view. There was background music that was not intrusive, but it set the tone for a delightful surprise. We shared the 360 degree sky-view with soaring gulls. Cindy soon came to take our first requests with a sunny smile and warm greeting. Dinner... More 

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good servers and waitresses like our Candace Saturday night July 6th make everything special and couples and families that we saw near our booth. The slow circling around to see the lights of Duluth and Twin Ports harbour were nice along with the music of the 3 some Bowers group with John Thorene and his fun 2 partners that played... More 

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

I am thrilled to read your glowing review of our JJ Astor Server, Candice, as well as the kind words regarding your overall experience in both the Bowery Bros. and JJ Astor. We are so happy to have been a part of making your 30th Anniversary memorable. We look forward to seeing you for your 31st Anniversary! More 

AURORA, MN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The food and service at JJ Astor in Duluth, MN was superb! We were treated like royalty by our exceptionally fine server, CINDY. The lamb chops were tender and succulent whether served in a delicious soup or as a main course. The side dishes were original and delicately seasoned. There were just enough choices on the menu to provide variety... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I stayed at the Radisson Duluth and had dinner at JJ Astor revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel. The service was fantastic, the view second to none and my server Candice was exceptional. They were quite busy and I was dining alone but I didn't once feel like I was taking up a table or that I wasn't... More 

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

Dear Dianne~ Candice and Spencer were so thrilled to read that they made your experience at JJ Astor Restaurant exceptional. Our staff prides itself on making each guest feel welcome. Thank you also for your praise of the New York Strip! We can't wait to see you when you cross over from Canada and visit us again at JJ Astor.... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I liked his place. It's on the top floor of the Radisson in Duluth & it rotates! I think that's cool. I swear we felt buzzed just from the motion! One of my girls didn't really like it because of that though so that was kind of a bummer. Anyway, the food was good & the service was just fine.... More 

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

Mandy~ Thank you for your "Nice & chill" review! The rotation of the restaurant makes JJ Astor very unique, as it provides a full view of Lake Superior, The Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth's Downtown and the Duluth Hillside. Every table ensures a perfect view! We can't wait to have you back. Hopefully, your daughter will enjoy it the second time... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

In the last 2 years, my friend, her family and I have celebrated her birthday by a roadtrip down to Duluth just so we could have dinner at the JJ Astor. The first year we went we were blown away and we had to go back. We plan on going back again next year since we love it so much.... More 

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

Dear Cass~ Thank you for the the stellar review! And, thank you for returning to JJ Astor each year! We love our return guests. I am so glad that you had Cindy as your server two years in a row. She cares so much for her guests and always adds that special touch to each table. We can't wait to... More 

Fargo, North Dakota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My boyfriend took me here for our anniversary. We had never been there before, but it certainly did not disappoint. The atmosphere is very romantic; darker and quiet. Not to mention, as you sit and enjoy dinner you are treated to a beautiful view of the whole city of Duluth. The service was great as well. Our waitress was extremely... More 

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

Dear Malyssa~ We feel priviledged that you and your boyfriend chose JJ Astor Restaurant for your anniversary! The filet is hard to beat, but the view really makes for a romantic setting. We can't wait to have you back for your next anniversary! More 

Moose Lake, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We moved to Minnesota 18 months ago from NJ. We lived close to Philadelphia and had access to a multitude of fine dining locations. Our experience at JJ Astor has been our favorite and best experience so far. Food was outstanding, service was outstanding, atmosphere outstanding. We are already planning another visit with family. Cindy our server was professional, friendly,... More 

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

Dear Greg~ Thank you for the enthusiastic comments regarding JJ Astor and our server, Cindy! Cindy takes great pride in her work and truly cares about our JJ Astor guests. It is also wonderful to read that our service and food is comparable to that of the fine dining restaurants you frequented on the East Coast! We look forward to... More 

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Additional Information about JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: +1 218-727-8439
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American

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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 to $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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?