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New Scenic Cafe

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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wdecided to go for a drive up the Northshore on a nice weekend Getting late so we decided to stop for dinner. Good selection of wine, gourmet entrees. The staff was attentive. Just a few negatives , my duck was very rare, and all of the entrees were price high.

Thank Dorothy B
Duluth, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, you read the right. I was there for Valentine's Day and on the special menu was a carrot app. It was simply to die for delicious and beautifully presented. Purple carrots with a bearnaise sauce. We ordered a bunch of things and they were all yummy. I had the sea bass and it was in a new presentation with... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fire was going outside to set the atmosphere as we walked in. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. We started with chilled duck which was delicious. We both had soup next. I had country vegetable and my wife had French Onion. Some of the best soup anywhere. My sea bass was an exquisite meal. My wife... More 

1 Thank Alan F
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went there for a Valentine's diner, every thing was excellence at its best. The service was perfect, knowledgeable, the atmosphere is relaxing with a great veiw, light noise level, I hate loud. The food is outstanding, appetizers, we had duck, soup, the French onion is to die for, main courses, sea bass, venison, superb. Can not... More 

1 Thank Debra F
Lakeland, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and unique food, fabulous staff and very north shore-y vibe. (We weren't the only ones lunching in winter boots!) My two daughters are vegan and they helped us pick a good lunch and accommodated our restrictions. Beautiful view and definitely worth a stop!

Thank Jill W
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love this place, fresh, simple food made to impressive dishes to delight the taste buds. I just can say, stop in here if you have the chance. All our friends from the Twin Cities love this place too. Staff is always friendly and they provide good service.

Thank Anj813
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I knew this place was great because we've been here before and I actually bought the cookbook when it came out a few years ago but boy...I was not disappointed. We had the grilled porcini (cepes) as an appetizer, the venison tenderloin as our main course and the berry pie a la mode for dessert. YUMMO! We also decided... More 

Thank Patricia W
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to dine in the Duluth, MN, area. Nice drive along the shore of Lake Superior. It was recommended by a well know local who knows his Duluth restaurants. Great view of Lake Superior from our table. Our special of the day was tunal taco. All from scratch. Was great.

Thank Dave P
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're locals and visit Scenic periodically for a meal that is a step up from what is available along the shore. The menu offers creative choices which are delicious. The options are somewhat limited and new items a little more frequently would benefit us locals. The setting along the shore is great and provides the visitor with a chance to... More 

Thank jluikart
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pricey by my standards but very good! They have unique offerings and I understand their menu varies from visit to visit. We were up the shore for an afternoon drive and decided to have lunch as our kids both told us we would like the food but not the price.

Thank kslzrt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-525-6274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?