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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge

JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge
505 W Superior Street, 16th Floor, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-727-8439
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Ranked #23 of 231 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Server was a joy, the rotating seating area delightful, the food fantastic, and I really appreciated being able to eat in the lounge since I didn't have a reservation.

Visited July 2013
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JJAstor_12, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Michelle K~
Thank you for writing about your dining experience at JJ Astor! We always love to receive guest feedback. The Lounge at JJ Astor is the perfect spot to eat when the restaurant is full and we are glad that we could accommodate you during Tall Ships Week. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Excellent manager and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our reservations at the restaurant were part of a special trip with my parents. We had two meals there, and Kirsten, the restaurant manager, made certain that we had a great spot to view the Tall Ships. Zach and Joanne, our servers, were both cheerful and accommodating, sharing information about the surroundings and the festival and setting aside a dessert for my mother to take to her room when the restaurant closed. We couldn't have asked for nicer treatment.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food was magnificent”
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.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great view”
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
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“Sumptous dining and magnificent view”
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 was incredible! Lamb, New York Strip to perfection, tasty soup, creative sides, and fresh, warm bread was followed by delicate deserts.
Applause to the Chef! All tables are next to the window on the gently rotating dining area...always a new view of lake, harbor and skyline. Fulfilling experience. Soon to return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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