About JJ Astor
Duluth, MN 55802
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.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Everyday: 6:30am - 2pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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
Our meals were excellent. The filets were tender and perfectly done, despite differing requests for how they were to be cooked. The salads were crisp and tasty, both the blackberry and the caesar. Drinks were good and not overpriced. Breakfast in the morning was also very good. I can recommend the Eggs Benedict in particular, which had an extremely tasty house-made Hollandaise Sauce. Our servers for both meals were attentive without being intrusive and very up on the sights to be seen, particularly in the morning. The view, of course, needs no recommendation. We were there years ago for a previous anniversary, and are very glad to have returned for this one. Not sure how the noise level rating works, but it was a very comfortable level for table conversation. We will be back.
It was a neat experience with the rotating view for date night. However if you are sensitive to motion I will warn that it can cause you to get slightly dizzy. Food is a bit pricey but we knew that going into it and the food was good. It's worth trying at least once.
Very nice valentine's dinner at JJ Astor. We had made reservations but arrived a little early and was seated right away. They had a special menu for the evening and the meals that we had were very good. Ambiance is what makes this place a go to spot, can't beat the view.
A special place for me, celebrating a happy re-memory with my love. Food was outstanding, must try the blackberry salad, classic walleye and 16oz steak and I personally recommend A scotch neat throughout. The service was attentive and professional and such an amazing view of the lake, the city and the lights! And I live here! Best food I've eaten in this city no comparison.
Overall pretty decent place. The view was great. The rotating dinimg was a little to get used to but a good experience. The food was pretty good. My steak was a fair amount rarer than i had asked but still good. I dis find a piece of hard plastic fried with our calimarie. The staff was very generouse taking care of it tho with taking the app off the bill and giving us a free desert.
The resturant had a wonderful atmosphere, and had a touch of class about it. The service was professional however I had to ask for a refill on my beverage.
The food was prepared well. I ordered the NY Strip, while the food was perfectly prepared I was not impressed with the cut of meat, as I had to perform surgery to find the good parts.
I would recommend this to a couple for a date night. It is ok for kids too as they'll appreciate the resturants signature revolving feature.
Poor service, the food was not good and extremely over priced. Waited 20 min. with a reservation for our table. Then were seated at a "divided" table with other patrons. For what they charge you should get your own table. They were trying to get more money by cramming people onto the same tables. Went back for a "free breakfast" and waited to be seated for another 15 min. after a server said she would be "right with us". We watched other people walk out because they could get nobody to seat them. Do not waste your money here. The duck was some of the worst I have ever had and my husband's filet was way over done. The view is great though. Stop up and have a drink for the view if you like but skip the meal.
My boyfriend and I came to JJ Astor for date night and to celebrate my birthday; this restaurant is a great excuse to pull out some fancy attire but a casual style is also welcome. This place emits an atmosphere of romanticism through their food and their view. Their complimentary bread is delicious, their yucca mashed potatoes are the greatest potatoes I've ever tasted, (I asked for the recipe, unsuccessfully, but they will disclose the ingredients), and they provide mouthwatering cheesecake for birthdays. The deration of our visit allowed for us to circle the entire aerial view of Duluth; it was late and the lights were beautiful and we captured a picture with the bridge behind us. If you're looking for a romantic night out in Duluth I highly recommend JJ Astor.
We wanted to see Bentleyville from their view. We had a fantastic meal in September. We thought we would see if the restaurant could do it again, checking for consistency. Our order was identical. The food was fantastic again. It was served hot. The pricing is not out of line. Will we return? A definite YES!
Very disappointed overall. Food was fine, but the service was very disappointing.
We arrived 15-20 minutes before our reservation and were seated in the lounge. This was fine. Nobody bothered to come by and take our drink order though. Eventually, a busboy walked by and asked "Did you guys need anything?" and took our drink order.
Once seated, we never got bread, water was never refilled, and for the most part never checked on.
Maybe they were understaffed (on a Friday?), but it left a sour taste.
The food was good, although it felt overpriced. For as much as we spent, we could have gone somewhere much nicer with better service.
The view is great, the rotating floor is unique and an experience in and of itself. The menu is very limited with average quality considering the price. The service was not very good, long wait time to get drinks, bread basket, food, etc. The draw is the view, rotating floor, and ambiance, not the food or service so much.
My friend and I had a wonderful meal and view, the only down side was our waitress I felt she was hurrying us through the meal. She was not very friendly and no offer for cracked pepper at our table. I was at the resteraunt a few weeks earlier and we had a wonderful experience.
Service was extremely slow, over an hour wait for our food. Since there is not that many tables I expected more efficient service. After the hour wait one of our steaks had to be sent back because it was not cooked correctly. A simple apology would have been nice. Food was ok, not very impressed for the price. Only reason I would recommend is for the views.
The food was delicious and the service very good. Our server was very cordial and professional but didn't seem to know the menu very well and couldn't really make any recommendations in response to some questions asked about menu items. We also were overcharged on our bottle of wine but the error was corrected.
I would like to see more moderately priced meals and more choices on the menu.
Overall, we love coming up here on special occasions, particularly for the fourth of July and to see Bentleyville.
We always have great service and a terrific view of Lake Superior and Duluth. The food is reasonably priced and generally well prepared. I was surprised that the tenderloin crustinis ordered by my tablemate were hidden under a mountain of curly endive. She scooped most of it off and it filled a bread plate. The menu has been unchanged in some time, so if you have eaten there recently don't expect an updated menu -- it hasn't changed in a year.
It is a revolving restaurant and the view is beautiful at night. I wish I visited during the day to see the view in the daylight.
I ordered risotto and the it was bit too soft and too much cheese in the risotto. Overall it is ok but better stay away from the risotto.
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