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“Always gotta go here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Scenic Cafe

New Scenic Cafe
5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
218-525-6274
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Ranked #4 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always gotta go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Anytime we're on a North Shore trip be it for a day or an overnighter or a weekend we always make time to stop in here for lunch or dinner. We've eaten here four or five times in the last couple years. The food is consistently outstanding. The staff is super helpful. And there's always something new to try. Never had anything but a wonderful time every time. Prepare to be delighted and surprised. This is some great food done excellently well. On the weekends during the summer you might have to wait a bit for a table, but it's well worth it. And everybody is there for the same reason - to have a great dining experience whether it be for lunch or dinner. And the view? Wow! The lake never looked better. The outside patio is superb seating. Trust me, you'll love it and keep coming back just like we do whether we're on our way up the shore or on our way back. Always gotta go here or the trip just isn't complete.

Visited September 2013
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Roseville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant was everything I expected. I did have to wait (at 2:30pm), but only about 15 minutes. High-class menu at reasonable prices. Outstanding food!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McGregor, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasteful & Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Wanted some place special for our anniversary. We found it here for sure. Just up the north shore from Duluth...what a find. Food you won't find anywhere near here...and very good. Super service and attitude...tasty...surprizingly affordable for the classy fare here. We will return many times...you should too. P.S. Cool web site with employee profiles. Go...Eat...Here!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tower, Minnesota
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“Way over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very over-rated restaurant. Pretentious presentation without the quality. Was very disappointed after hearing this was 'the' restaurant to visit on the North Shore. You don't find this much pretentiousness at Minneapolis restaurants, where they actually have the substance to back up such an attitude. Ridiculous 'food smear' entre (to quote my dining partners), ludicrously miniscule portions. For the $36 entre price it should be a somewhat reasonable portion. I'm a very light eater, and much prefer quality to quantity, but it was hard to believe they considered what I received on my plate to be even close to a 'portion'. Entre had no sides or extras to pick up the slack. Was very much hoping for a lovely dining experience, but was beyond disappointed, as were my companions. Maybe others who gave favorable ratings, equate miniscule portions, a food smear and pretentiousness to be a sign of fine dining. The current dining trend has certainly long since moved from the 'Haute smear' to familiarity, hominess, and accessibly affordable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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14 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Celebrating our 28th Anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I stopped for a late lunch at the New Scenic Cafe. It lived up to the reviews. The food was very good and we loved the "homey" feel to the Cafe. It should go on your list as a must do!!!!

  • Visited September 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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