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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Unique experience, good food, posh yet comfortable

We visited the JJ Astor Restaurant on the top of the Duluth Radisson hotel for breakfast while visiting Duluth. The decor had been updated since our last visit, and it was very nice, upscale yet comfortable. My children had the children's French toast, I had the French toast from the adult menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
gypsymamma
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Minneapolis
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was our favorite stop in Duluth. The 360 degree view in the spinning restaurant isn't comparable to anything else in downtown Duluth. Our server Cindy was lovely and the food was so good! We shared an appetizer, a salad, and an entree and I'm too stuffed to finish! Defiantly coming back next time!

Helpful?
Thank Mackenzie L
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Mackenzie L, Thank you for your review of JJ Astor! We take pride in our customer service and strive to be the best everyday! We look forward to your return to our restaurant soon! Kind regards, Alyssa More 

Dodgeville, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy to make reservations for the restaurant. We went for breakfast & enjoyed all the food. It was so nice being able to sit & drink coffee while enjoying the beautiful view of Duluth, all 360 degrees!

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Thank Jennifer W
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer W. Thank you for spending your morning with us and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! Please come back soon to enjoy the Fall Colors vastly approaching! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not only is each member of staff at JJ Astor a smiling, friendly face, but then there is the 72 minute 360 degree view of Duluth. I've been coming here for years. I ask for Cindy each time. She's adds just the right amount of "welcome" to the sophisticated ambiance. Like visiting a fun aunt in a big castle someplace... More 

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Thank oohobbs
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear oohobbs, Thank you for taking time to share your experience at JJ Astor! We love when our guests keep returning, especially for the excellent customer service we offer. (We also love the 360 degree view of our beautiful city, Duluth!) We will see you soon! Best regards, Alyssa More 

Minneapolis
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the JJ Astor Restaurant on the top of the Duluth Radisson hotel for breakfast while visiting Duluth. The decor had been updated since our last visit, and it was very nice, upscale yet comfortable. My children had the children's French toast, I had the French toast from the adult menu, and my husband had the Corned beef hash... More 

Helpful?
Thank gypsymamma
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear gypsymama, Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant! We believe that you have described our team perfectly! We strive to be friendly and professional! Please come back and try more delicious meals on our menu! Regards, Alyssa More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We are former residents of Duluth and love to eat at the rotating restaurant when we return. The views are fantastic and seeing ships go through the harbor really makes my visit. We had a wonderful waitress Cindy who made great suggestions on the menu. I had fresh salmon, my husband stuffed meatloaf that was very unique. A lemon curd... More 

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1 Thank Jackie924
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jackie942 We appreciate that you took time to comment on your dining experience at JJ Astor! Thank you for acknowledging our staff on their great qualities! Please come back soon to try more new courses on our tasty menu! Best, Alyssa More 

Forest Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely awful! ! NOT FINE DINING! My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary and it went from bad to worse. 3 weeks before our reservation my husband called to ensure that they had Glutenfree options , they do bit only a few. He was told that the majority of the menu could be made GF. .. not so..... More 

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Thank MammaB_11
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear MammaB_11, I am so sorry to hear about the experience you had on your anniversary. Please contact me directly so we can make it right for you and your husband. (alyssa.schwanke@radisson.com) Anniversary's are extremely special to us, too! We are in the process of reiterating our standards of service at JJ Astor. Best, Alyssa More 

Waterloo, Belgium
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448 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

With a group of eight people - 4 of them had their birthday on the same day - we had a nice birthday dinner with good food and excellent wine. All participants enjoyed their meals! Overall on the high side of pricing, but still reasonably priced. The 360 * view is really nice! It takes just over one hour to... More 

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Thank Otto B
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Otto B, We are so happy you chose us to celebrate 4 birthdays! Wow what a coincidence! We take pride in our 360 degree view of fabulous Duluth! I am sorry that there were webs visible! Thankfully the birds come this month and eat all the spiders away! Mother Nature helps us out there! Best, Alyssa More 

Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a fun restaurant on the 16th floor of the hotel. Small menu, but quality food. Shared the portabello burger and poutine with the family and found them flavorful and unique dishes. This is one of those rotating restaurants, so you enjoy the view of Lake Superior and Duluth. It was pretty empty, which makes me think people are... More 

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Thank Ani J
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Ani J, Thank you for your review on our rotating restaurant! We are so pleased you enjoyed those fabulous views of Lake Superior and Duluth! Please come back and see us soon to help fill our seats! Kind regards, Alyssa More 

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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a bit quiet on a Sunday night (but so was almost every place else). The scenary is great- nice 360 revolving view of the lake and city. Food was very good, especially the chicken and the grilled walleye. Service was okay,not great but not bad. The only bad thing were the hundreds of spiders building webs outside the... More 

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Thank Jhoppe01
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear jhoppe01, We are so happy you enjoyed the views of Lake Superior and of the city of Duluth! We are so glad that your meal was delicious. Sorry about the service not being great, we are always striving to WOW our customer. Please come back soon! About the spiders, this month the birds come and nibble up all the... More 

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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

JJ Astor is on the top floor of the Radisson Harborview hotel. The restaurant and lounge area revolves with spectacular views of Lake Superior, the bay and the city of Duluth. We chose to dine in the lounge portion with comfortable seating and attentive service. The bottle of wine was moderately priced and was well matched with our 3 appetizers.... More 

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Thank Wildho
Alyssa S, Manager at JJ Astor Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear wildho, Thank you for sharing your experience and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit at JJ Astor! We also love sampling new and tasty dishes that our amazing chef's have to offer. Please let us know what we can do to make your future dining experience the best! Best, Alyssa More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, 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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