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New Scenic Cafe

5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
218-525-6274
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Ranked #3 of 226 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Based on the most recent reviews, I almost cancelled our reservation. To The New Scenic Cafe. Luckily, I didn't. This is one of the best restaurant meals My husband and I have had in a long time. Past reviewers complained about a long wait time, indifferent wait staff, and small portions, some lacking flavor. They weren't entirely wrong. We arrived... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Highest praise for the New Scenic Cafe. Presentation, service, ingredients, everything was perfect. Menu changes to feature fresh local ingredients. The sashimi tuna appetizer was incredible, as was the seared scallop main course. And the dacquoise lemon curd dessert was heavenly. We went back the next morning to purchase the cookbook just recently self-published. This was an amazing dining experience.

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ALAMO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived the middle of a Monday afternoon and still had to wait a while. Once we got inside and were served we understood why. The food and presentation are an adventure. Each of the 4 in our party tried something different both for the meal and the dessert. I wish I could share a picture of my wife's dessert.... More

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Ndangane, Senegal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had just had a bagel and smoked salmon for breakfast but I knew I had to stop here from reviews I read. I am so glad I did. The grounds are so nice that I ordered a dessert and sat in one of their adirondack chairs overlooking the lake. The dessert was unique and fabulous. I bought their cookbook... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place was highly recommended to us by a local. We arrived very hungry after some fun in Duluth and found it packed with a 20-30" wait which was fine. The hostess was a little off putting and came from kitchen area chewing her lunch as she approached. We waited and were seated faster than the original plan, which was... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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277 reviews 277 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food was very good (I’d rate it a 4), BUT not NEARLY enough (thus the 3 rating), and we are not big people. We ordered an appetizer (tuna taco special), wine and entrée ($94 before tip). Most places we can eat either an appetizer OR dessert with our entrée but not here. Even though we were still hungry, we... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You can't beat the view, the ambiance or the little added extras like the bowl of hot pistachios when you sit down, the fresh fruit garnish with the sandwiches and the little bowl of red M&M's at the cash register. But...the staff are a little stiff and the atmosphere is humorless (not that I expect to be entertained), probably due... More

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Roswell, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! Food and service impeccable. my only wish is for a better atmosphere. Needs less harsh lighting for a romantic dining experience. But for our wedding night we were not complaining about anything!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband really likes this restaurant. So we ate here twice. I found it just average both times. It had the feel of a place that is used to being complimented a lot, so they just assumed I would compliment them as well. I don't know, it just didn't have a very friendly feel this time - on either visit.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Clearly the New Scenic Cafe is a popular destination. When I went, there was a long wait; fortunately we had reservations and were seated quickly. The cafe is fairly quaint with a lovely view of the lake. Definitely a romantic setting, which did not feel overly crowded, even with all the tables full. The cafe is decorated with plenty of... More

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