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About JJ Astor
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.
Duluth, MN 55802
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Everyday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour in the Lounge Sunday-Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Superior St and 5th Ave W
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We can accomodate parties from 1 to 100. Please contact us to arrange your special event.
Private Party Contact:
Richard Selz: (218) 722-0591
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
JJ Astor Ratings and Reviews
Usually great food and service, yet not so much this time around. Only checked in our table of 6 one time. Steaks were definitely well done, not the medium as ordered. Ordered spicy pecans to take home, only to find out they were plain after getting home. Embarrassing to drive all the way from the cities for a dinner with my parents.
Had an awesome time although wasnt impressed with the bartender I ordered a drink and it didn't taste good ask him to remake it he did but felt like he was mad about it the second one still wasnt very good but I decided not to complain Hopefully when I'm there again this weekend there is a different bartender
So we were in town for pleasure and read reviews on places to dine while in Duluth and landed on JJ Astors. The reivews were pretty accurate. The view was awesome and the rotating 360 degree roof top restaurant was certainly unique. The food was ok and pricey with a limited menu. The service was very good and friendly. Overall things were ok with a nice view with a supper club type feel.
We had been warned that the food was just "okay," but we enjoyed our meals very much. The view is stunning and the decor is fun, if a bit worn-looking. Our server was inattentive and rude, but we could see that the other servers were good. When our table rotated near the bar, we became aware that our server was flirting with a woman in the bar, which explained why he never bothered to check in on us. ;) A nice Anniversary choice all around.
We took my 88 yr old mom and her friend there. With the exception of the plaster that was falling down on one spot of the ceiling by the window, it was great! It was easy for them to move around and bathroom was close. Waiters were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the Duluth history. Food was excellent and the view we had was fabulous! Will definitely go back!
My wife and I ordered the Walleye dinners described as pan seared with a lemon caper butter sauce over fettucine. The Walleye was over-breaded and mushy, the butter sauce tasted like it was made from lard, the fettucine was sparce and overcooked (like plastic). I ordered a Margarita which did not seem to have any tequila or any other alcohol in it. It also had a very artificial flavor to it -- didn't taste like a Margarita or any other drink I have ever had -- the aftertaste was awful. My wife ordered a martini, when bringing it to the table, the bartender bumped his elbow and a good portion of the martini splashed out of the glass, he served it that way; didn't even take it back to the bar to top it off. Very disappointing -- even the beautiful view did not make up for the awful food and drink. Won't be back!
The walleye meal was very good. The main attraction for this restaurant is the revolving dining room for spectacular views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. The dining room walls need some serious updating. Our server acted like he was too busy to take care of us even though there were several empty tables.
We chose JJ Astor as a place to celebrate our fortieth anniversary because of the excellent level of service and the quality of the meals that they offer. Our server did everything to make certain that our special day was memorable. Add the beautiful view of Duluth, the harbor, and Superior and you have a magical time!
We went to JJ Astor's for our anniversary. We had very, very slow service! They were also out of 2 of the items we wanted to order that evening. We ended up with OK food, great drinks and OK dessert...all of which were over priced! The server was very sweet but she had too many tables and just forgot about us. Also if you get motion sickness I wouldn't dine here, the revolving motion made me and my husband sick and neither one of us get motion sick! It moves very slow but still messes with your head and stomach.
You pay for the view... but it's worth it. If this is your first trip to Duluth, as it was for us, there's no better place to get a spectacular view of the harbor while you dinner than this. If you're a Duluth native or frequent visitor, it might not be as impressive. The food and service were very good, but make no mistake: Duluth is a foodie town, and there are even better options at this price range. The JJ Astor experience is all about the view.
If you go to JJ go for the awesome service, or the bartenders that know how to make the best Jameson/Coke you'll ever have, or go for the AMAZING cheesecake, but dont go for great steak, or good pirtion size, because you will be dissatisfied. Couldn't eat the whole steak, it was like eating rubber with no flavor. The mashed potato Puree was great, but there was maybe 3 spoon fulls.....
Also, the drinks are upwards of $10/EA so bring your wallet!
Four of us visited JJ Astor to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. We loved everything about the restaurant: the ambiance, the food, the service, the wine, and beer choices. Our waitress was very attentive, and we had a hard time choosing among all the dinner choices. All of us were pleased with the entree we selected-seafood, duck, and steak. And when it came to dessert, well, they were on the house because we were celebrating 34 and 44 years of wedded bliss~ We all would highly recommend JJ Astor for a wonderful evening out.
We had high hopes for this. We were in town from Minneapolis (we are obviously spoiled for nice dinners) to celebrate the 4th and more importantly, our Engagement Anniversary. I noted that in our reservation, as most places here in the cities will at least mention it when you arrive or are seated...nothing with JJ Astor. Hostess was cute and nice but made sure to remind us twice about our 90 minute time limit on being there. I get it on the 4th but it was 6:30!! Fireworks were 4 hours away. Service started great...ended horrible. A group of 12 was sat next to us (fine of course), and we were then ignored as they got all of her attention. Servers were also talking about guests in front of us (who needed to leave, who had been sitting too long, etc...not professional). Food...okay, not great by any means. Crab cakes were good, NY strip was not seasoned or cooked well, why would you put Yukon Golds in a blender? Oh..the lemon/raspberry cake was good, but obviously out of a frozen box from a food distributor. Coffee would have been nice to have offered with dessert?? We were also never offered a second glass of wine or drink...isn't that where your money is?? I dunno...just expected more for the price. Also, please update your online menu, as the real menu is TINY with limited options compared to what you advertise. Will be going elsewhere next time in town, that's for sure!!
The place was empty upon arrival. It took 10 minutes for the waiter to appear after seating. The Waiter didn't have a clue for wine or beer selection, went off to ask. Returned with a wine list, and told me they didn't have a lager. I explained that Bud, Miller, Coors were all lagers. He disappeared again. The Fillet Mignon was cooked marginally at best, and the vegetables were mushy. Cruddy service and marginal food should cost $120. Avoid this place, though there appears to be little in Duluth for fine dining.
A spectacular view and good service, but the food was underwhelming at best. The menu prices would suggest fine dining but that was certainly not the case. I had the king's alfredo. The chicken was overcooked and dry. The shrimp was rubbery. The pasta was good but drowned in too much sauce. We will not be going back. You can eat much better for less in Duluth.
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