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JJ Astor

723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
We have 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.

Authentic portraits, blueprints, and photography from Duluth’s past adorn the teak panels located throughout the restaurant. While the most stunning view is undoubtedly the view of Lake Superior, the interiors also paint a captivating picture of their own.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Everyday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Weekends 11am - 2pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour in the Lounge Sunday-Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(218) 722-8439
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Selz
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Private party facilities
We can accomodate parties from 1 to 100. Please contact us to arrange your special event.
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Private party contact
Richard Selz: (218) 722-0591
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Cross street
Superior St and 5th Ave W
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 723 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I thought the food was grossly overpriced for the quality received. Two meals with one drink was $100 with tip, which might be fine down in the cities (for a good meal), but is extremely pricey in Duluth. Moreover, while the food was o.k. at best, it was o.k. at best. For $100 for two you'd expect the food to be much better. It was entree, vegetable, potato, or past entree. A salad to go with it started at $8.00. I've had far better steaks at restaurants in the Twin Ports for half the price or less. About all you're getting for your money is the view when your side of the dining room is facing the harbor. I'll never return.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere and the food was well prepared and served .

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Scallop app was great and alcohol is decently priced. Entrees were underwhelming, but the service was excellent.

Jerry (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall we were very happy with our visit to JJ Astors. We have been before but it has been awhile

Bido (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing view, great ambiance, waitress was very friendly, and the food was amazing. Pricey, but expected, and worth it for the quality of the food and the view.

5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was great and the service was even better. Also, the view was amazing! It is a very unique round rotating design that allows you to see the 360 degrees of the city.

vipTurtleox (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

To be honest, the only redeeming quality of this restaurant is the view. Not sure if that is even worth it any more.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic place - great staff (polite, friendly, helpful); fresh ingredients used in a caring yet creative way to create one-of-kind meals; lovely view of the city of Duluth no matter how cold it is outside; and an overall welcoming feeling upon entering.

JDuluth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our beverages and meals were excellent. We had a wonderful server. Great conversation. Paid close attention and her timing was perfect. So ... with that, the main reason we chose JJ Astor was nicely rewarded.

But ...

Low spot ... the "greeter." Upon arrival, rather than "Welcome," "Glad You could Join us" ... or "How can we make your evening special?" her ONLY words were "Do you HAVE a reservation?" with an additional grumble while leading us to our table. Granted, it was New Years Eve, but this was early in the evening. I would have hated to observe what others endured later.

Oh ... and both sinks were plugged in the women's washroom. When mentioned, we were merely responded to with "Oh yeah ... the hotel manager already knows."

Believing that the low spots were rare exceptions, we would still recommend JJ Astor.
Beautiful setting. Great food and beverages. Nice wait staff. I believe that management will quickly correct the glitches. You WILL enjoy your visit!

Susanvan (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Food & White Russians used to be excellent. Meatloaf was horrible. Drinks were watered-down and served in the wrong type of class. Kids were running around everywhere, ruining the ambiance. You used to have a great chef. What happened? The server we've had before. She seemed sheepish this time...or maybe I was feeling sheepish for her.

The next survey box is titled "Your reviews nickname." You might want to add an apostrophe in the word "reviews." Sorry to be such a downer.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We made a last minute reservation for Christmas Eve & drove over 150 miles to dine at JJ Astors. What a wonderful time we had, food was good & the service was wonderful!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is always delicious and the ambience and staff are wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Fabulous restaurant with a view never ending as it turns 360 degrees in an hour. A good variety on the menu and it includes good picks for children, as well. Be prepared to pull out your wallet-but well worth it!!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The view of the rotating dining was spectacular. The server was amazing. The food.... Not so much. I had the French toast which tasted like 2 pieces of wonder bread with absolutely no flavor at all for $11. The view was amazing and worth the trip.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was fantastic! She very much added to our great dining experience!!