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“Worth the drive and the wait”
Review of New Scenic Cafe

New Scenic Cafe
Ranked #3 of 260 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Duluth, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Worth the drive and the wait”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place has killer food. It is well worth the drive and the waiting in line (if you have to). Especially great in the summer when their flowers are in bloom out front. Otherwise, a great day trip for some great food.

Visited November 2012
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
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“A nice surprise”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

After a visit along Lake Superior shore (Two harbors & Duluth) we found this nice place off highway 61. Very good gourmet food style with a short selection of good wines

  • Visited October 2012
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Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“We love the Scenic!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I love to go to the Scenic for special occasions. It is a bit pricey (thus only special occasions) but it is DELICIOUS. Favorite items include the french onion soup (usually on the menu) but we also have liked many seasonal dishes like the figs with blue cheese and walnuts from this fall. A fantastic place to stop for a nice lunch on your way up the shore, or to drive up for a special dinner. Great views of Lake Superior as well!

  • Visited December 2012
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Minneaoplis, MN
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Worth seeking out!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is on Scenic 61 (not to be confused with the 4 lane highway running between Duluth and Two Harbors) which is a beautiful drive in itself, and this restaurant makes a perfect stop along the way. It's in a beautiful spot just on the lake, they have a lovely garden outside in the summer, with a few patio tables. While, the scenery is worth it alone, the food is stellar and inventive here! The Ahi Tuna tacos (a regular special item) are phenomenal, the burgers are killer, I've had the egg and asparagus sandwich twice and it's so delicious! They have a nice wine list and the staff is lovely. We recently had the above mentioned tacos and egg sandwich, a lovely arugula salad with fennel, candied pepitas, and pinenuts, and the artichoke slather. All were top notch. My only let down was the grasshopper mouse for dessert. It was definitely good, by any measure, but it just didn't seem to have the finesse of everything else. Still a wonderful meal and I will go out of my way to eat here any time I am on the North Shore.

  • Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Awesome Dinner”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Between the atmosphere and the food, this is by far the best place to eat in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities. We ordered starters, and entrees, and everything was very tasty. Seasonal ingredients, tasted very fresh, and was presented nicely. The service was good, and we enjoyed everything very much. We will for sure be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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