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“A Savory Spin” 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 #20 of 199 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Savory Spin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We are local repeat customers to this fine establishment. This restaurant is located at the top of the Radisson Hotel in Duluth. The views are amazing- beautiful views of of this harbor city located on Lake Superior. What sets this restaurant apart is the food. We have never had a meal that has been disappointing! It's difficult to say which is more stunning, the views of this beautiful city as the sun sets or the creative presentation of our meals! We had Cindy as our server- she was extremely polite and efficient. Our water glasses were always filled and she was interested making sure our dining experience was a great one. She was fantastic!! My only gripe and it is a small one is that there no longer is live jazz performed on the weekends. Honestly, this was what really set this restaurant apart from others as far as elevating our dining experience. Management would be wise to bring this back! Tourists may be Duluth's bread and butter- but it's the local visitors that keep things consistent. Bring back the jazz-we'd be spending more time and money here instead of heading to Blackwater to finish off our delightful evening!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear MinnesotaSunnySue,

We are so happy to have repeat customers like you at JJ Astor! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and culinary team! We appreciate your request to bring back jazz music! We also enjoyed the ambiance the music added to the night.

We look forward to your next visit with us!

Best regards,
Alyssa
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English first
Andover, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very nice place. Food was very good had filet and my wife had pork tenderloin. Both were excellent. Service was fantastic from the very start. Views were great. A little expensive but probably on par with other places with this sort of menu and quality

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear Joe D,

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at our fine dining establishment! We are happy the staff was so great to you and your wife. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Regards,
Alyssa
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Wabasha, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome view! Awesome Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Restaurant revolves with views of hill, city, and lake! It is beautiful! The service is great! We have had server Tony 3 times, and he is awesome!

Visited February 2014
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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear JKG,

We are delighted that your dining experience with us was top notch! Please come back soon and dine with us again to have an even better time. Thank you for taking time to review JJ Astor!

Regards,
Alyssa
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Unique and Tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

JJ Astor's is a unique experience. There are not too many of these rooftop rotating restaurants and this location is well worth the trip. Overlooking lake Superior proves time and time again to be exciting and entertaining. The food is excellent and the varied menu insures all members of the dining party will find something they like. As you might expect, the price is on the high side, but considering the delicious food and million dollar view, I considered it a good value.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear Todd M,

Thank you for taking time to review your experience at JJ Astor! We are so pleased your food was delicious and you enjoyed the fabulous view of Duluth! We look forward to your next visit with us soon!

Kind regards,
Alyssa
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Duluth, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One Of Our Best Meals Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My wife and I dine out regularly in Duluth. We rarely have a bad meal here, but this one really stood out. She ordered the Citrus Brined Chicken and proclaimed it one of the best sub-$20 meals she has ever had, period. My Pork Tenderloin was tender, flavorful and fantastic. The sides we chose went with the entrees very well. due to our good luck (?) or maybe just the overall quality of the food. Combine the excellent food with that amazing, ever-changing view and knowledgeable, speedy, outstanding service, and we are going to make even more trips to JJ Astor. Well done everyone!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear Mark H,

Thank you so much for your kind review about JJ Astor! We are so honored that you choose to dine with us and cannot wait for your return! Our culinary staff takes pride in what is served to our customers. We are also pleased that our service staff met your expectations!

Kind regards,
Alyssa
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