We go eat there when we spend our yearly 3 days in Duluth. We were fortunate enough to be there last year on opening night and the food was fabulous. It was still fabulous this year. Food was great, service was great, all over experience was great. A bit noisy but still a great place to eat at.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not great
The view was great as was the service. The food was just ok for the price charged. One dish had cold veggies when they should have been hot.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very unexpected experience!
This was our first Father/Daughters weekend alone and we went here for Sunday morning brunch. The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was wonderful. My Daughters were very impressed as was I and I travel 150 days a year around the country.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful view of the city of Duluth and it's harbor. We ate atop the hotel in the JJ Astor rotating restaurant enjoying a great view and food. We have eaten there several times of the year enjoying the view during the night time and in the day light, always having a great meal to go with the trip around the city.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding says it all
Outstanding View, Outstanding Food, Outstanding Service. I asked our server her name so that we can ask for Cindy Pogue next time we come to the J. J. Astor to dine.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food and View!
I didn't know what to expect because we had never been to Duluth and we are kinda Foodies so our expectations are sometimes a little high but I have to say this restaurant had it all. The views were stunning and the fact that you get an entire view of Duluth and Lake Superior while you eat was such a plus. The food was so good that we decided to go back for breakfast which was even better. The service was great and the price I thought was fair considering it was not just your average restaurant but a dinning experience. I highly recommend this place for a date night, family outing, first time to Duluth etc. We even had our 10 month old with us and they had plenty on the menu for kids. We will be back the next time we are in town.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our first year if marriage there. It was so cool to see a 360 view of Duluth. It turned very slowly as we ate. We enjoyed the lamb chops and the lamp chop soup very much. Their bread is perfect every time. Definitely a place to go to!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and ambiance make this a must go to restaurant. And not just on special occasions.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my niece out for a celebration and husband and her Dad. I was surprised the meal was so delightful. The 4 of us all had something different. Walleye was excellent, steak great, duck (?) very good and can't remember the other entree. Tasty and crisp and fresh salads. And dessert was good. Had 2 martinis--excellent. Perfect place for celebration dinners or with your sweetie.
Great remodeling and comfort and table placement and space. The view, of course, is always lovely. Prices were appropriate for the quality. Will return, oh yah...
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I just recently went to JJ Astros for our Anniversary dinner. It was a great experience! The food was amazing and the view was incredible. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great dinner and great view!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was outstanding!
Didn't care much for the brisket.
My wife's walleye was great.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was very good...waitress/service
Only negative was that the bar was not open in the early afternoon.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and view were both great
Food and view were both great ! Service was good, except my glass of wine did not arrive with my meal. I had to ask another waiter.
Otherwise Most enjoyable.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
All too often, it seems that revolving restaurants figure that, with their view, food is secondary. Not so at JJ Astor. The food is every bit as spectacular as the view! We were there for Sunday brunch, and the food was both VERY tasty and reasonably priced. Our server was OUTSTANDING - he was personable without being intrusive, and made several EXCELLENT recommendations.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic birthday dinner
Chef Richard stopped by our table to offer menu suggestions, and then later to check on the quality of food. Waitress was excellent as well.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time
Food was fantastic and perfectly done, service was outstanding
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our 17th wedding anniversary on the Friday night we went to JJs and they made it so special for us! Live music after 9pm the 3 piece band played a Nat King Cole song for us. The food is wonderful (Duck amazing) services was great! Thanks for everything! Romance in Duluth is still available! Dan
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the view
We went for our anniversary, while on vacation in Duluth. We found that the sunset views over the lake were spectacular. The food and service were just OK. The appetizer selections were a bit odd. My steak was tender, but flavorless. The wine list was lacking. Nothing was bad, but it was not fabulous either. Just a touch above what you would expect in a hotel. Yet, we had a wonderful evening and enjoyed the full 360 degree views that JJ Astor had to offer. I'd come back again and again just for the experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have a date night once a month and as always JJ Astor was a great time. Great food, great music, service is over the top great. Very happy that you are back open, we will see you back soon!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the view was one of the best in town. However, the number of families present on a Saturday evening suggest the adults should make reservations later in the evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Meal, Inspiring View
My wife and I celebrated our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary at the JJ Astor Restaurant. We have come to enjoy this special place and try to visit each time we get up this way... The 360 degree revolving view provides a constantly changing panorama while enjoying a well executed menu. The service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to see that our needs were met.
Definitely two thumbs up!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night.
I'm not much of a review writer, but I'll just say I took my girlfriend here for a romantic date and it certainly did the job very nicely.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to JJ Astors for my fiance's birthday dinner. We had a wonderful time looking over the city. The server was very knowledgeable and made our experience wonderful.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was not expecting much since most revolving restaurants are big on view and low on everything else. What a surprise! It had been 20 years since we had last visited and it will not be that long again...love the Spicy Pecans starter
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for a romantic yet classy establishment? Look no farther. This resturant was fabulous on my last visit. Will certainly return. The food was delicious as well. Five Stars all around.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent date night
The atmosphere is awesome and the food was delicious. It's expensive, but well worth it if you're celebrating an occasion, or planning a fancy date.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - Good View
The food was very good. I had the pork tenderloin with potato puree and sauteed mushrooms. The pork was wonderful and the potato puree very creamy and smooth. The mushrooms were just okay to me, but I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms. Being at the top of a hotel in Duluth obviously fosters a great view of Duluth, especially the lake and the harbor.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner foe two
The view was beautiful of the city. Let us sit where it worked best for us wanted something more romantic for our anniversary. Our server was super sweet and very accommodating. Even with a meal a little messed up they fixed it and was a wonderful time for our second wedding anniversary. From Minneapolis and would come back again to beautiful duluth:)
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best View in Duluth w/ great food
My sister, brother and I had a great dinner here. We had attentive service without too many interruptions and the food was wonderful. Everything exceeded expectations. I have eaten in this restaurant over the last 40 years (many different incarnations) and without a doubt the food and service finally match the spectacular 360 degree rotating view of Duluth. I would recommend this to anyone.
We also had a wonderful breakfast the following morning. The granola, yogurt and fruit were exceptional, I enjoyed my orange scented french toast with cinnamon butter and pecans and they were very accomodating in making adjustments to meet my brother's vegetarian restrictions.
I will definitely return as soon as I get the chance.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view is fantastic as the
The view is fantastic as the dining room revolves and Lake Superior activity is enjoyed. The only minus is they apparently are not prepared for such things as a birthday cake. Our waitress did scrape up a candle which she then placed on a purchased dessert. The view, though, is amazing!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View Great Food
My wife and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at JJ Astor. The view was tremendous as it was a nice clear night. Our waitress was great as was the food I had the ribeye and my wife had the salmon. I would highly recommend the restaurant.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and great food
Typically restaurants that spin cater to tourists and get by with mediocre food because of their great view. This restaurant is the rare exception with truly exceptional dining along with the amazing view of Lake Superior and Duluth. It's a nice, fancy place but relaxed as well. My teenage daughter said she had the greatest steak of her life and my son wolfed down his salmon. He even liked the brussell sprouts and bacon side dish. My duck was good as well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining at JJ Astor. We made a special trip up from Minneapolis and dining here was a wonderful experience. The food was deliciously prepared... we split the scallop appetizer, and I ordered the salmon, my husband got the duck. We enjoyed the rotating restaurant and the ambiance most of all. It was a bit pricey, but great for any special event or occasion.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have always had good service
We have always had good service at JJ Astor but the waitress took service to the next level by providing wine samples of two wines we were picking from. The food in our group of four was cooked perfectly. And as always the views were stunning.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Everything about JJ Astor was wonderful. You can't beat the location. Spinning at one revolution every 72 minutes, your table will revolve around the entire windowed perimeter during a standard meal time. The view is amazing. Every table has this incredible view. The food was prepared perfectly and we enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever experienced. The service and ambiance were also great. Very highly recommended for any occasion but especially for a special occasion.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delicious brunch and a beautiful view of Duluth? What more could you ask for?
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here to get away from the norm and made the right choice.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for husband
As always, we were not disappointed with the food, service, view and ambience. We try to head up there 3-4 times a year.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a date night!
My husband and I have been married for a little over 2 months and this was our first date night since or honeymoon. It was a perfect place, very romantic, wonderful food, and great service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM