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.
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: 218-722-0591x
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
While the view is fantastic and the atmo ...
While the view is fantastic and the atmosphere should have been romantic, our evening was shared by a large party (20+ people) just two tables away. Who could have known? They seemed like a lovely family. Our reservations were for 8:00, we were seated promptly and the restaurant was not overly busy. We don't often get the opportunity to splurge and wanted to stretch our evening to the fullest. Our server was really good for most of our visit but seemed to want to rush us the closer it got to 10:00. Not pleased with that. Also not pleased with the food to be honest. Yes, we were expecting to pay top dollar, but along with that was the expectation that the food would be especially good. Right off the top they were out of French Onion soup. Being out of a listed menu item always sets me off... Anyway my husband had the clam chowder. It seems as though they had run out of that too and quickly tired to put together another batch - the soup was really thin, not at all chowder like, and the potatoes were horribly undercooked. At $35 I would expect to get a really, really good steak, but this one was just average. Nothing more than one would get at Perkins! There wasn't any seafood on the entrée menu so I ordered scallops from the hors d'oeuvre selections. The server did advise that I might want to get something additional since there are only two scallops, so I ordered the crab cakes as well. Again, nothing special - I could do just as good at home in my own kitchen. Not to be completely negative I will say the blackberry salad was terrific! But overall, I think I would make my appetite wait another 1/2 hour and go up the shoreline Kamloops at Superior Shores. That was a meal to brag about.
The views are great, it takes probably a ...
The views are great, it takes probably an hour and 15 minutes to circle completely so if you want a quick bite to eat this place is probably not for you. It seems they time the service so you're able to enjoy the complete rotation.
Food portions are large; by the time we received our main course we couldn't finish it but that didn't stop us from taking it back to our room for a late snack later.
The service was excellent, our server was very attentive and friendly.
Extremely disappointing. Brought a famil ...
Extremely disappointing. Brought a family member there for a special occasion - poor food, poor service and poor ambience. Wallpaper coming loose from the walls, almost our entire meal left on the plate because we couldn't choke it down. We had to flag our waitperson down to get our check, after sitting throughout our entire meal with dirty plates from our first 2 courses. Premium price for terrible food/terrible experience. I never take the time to write a review, but please take my advice and skip this place.
We found jj astor's food to be pricey an ...
We found jj astor's food to be pricey and only fair in quality. We ordered the warm olive appetizer which was very good and plentiful. We also ordered the scallops appetizer which had only two scallops (for $15), and there were three of us. I'm the one that didn't get one, but I understand that they tasted good. Our entrees were only fair. We had the walleye, the duck, and the chicken. None of them had anything that made them stand out. They were rather blah. The side dishes were pretty good though. The brussel sprouts were VERY good! For dessert we had creme brule' and tiramisu. Both of those were really tasty, as was the coffee. We love the revolving restaurant and the views. The retro decor was fine too. Our waitress was friendly and competent. I believe that they could tweak their menu and lower their prices at least $5 a plate, and customers would be much more pleased with jj astor's.
Did not like the stuffed meatloaf--too d ...
Did not like the stuffed meatloaf--too dense and rich. Puréed potatoes did not present well but tasted ok. Drinks overpriced but good. Food overpriced for quality. Steak and scallops were just average, but definitely not worth the high price. Bread good, lobster dip and toast very good. Lava cake small, dense , definitely not Melt-in-your-mouth, and expensive. The scenery and service were great.
We had a terrific time at JJ Astor. The ...
We had a terrific time at JJ Astor. The food and service was great and the rotating view of Duluth was outstanding. My filet mignon was tasty, tender, and cooked just right. I would highly recommend this fine restaurant to anyone visiting Duluth.
We went for an early dinner around 6:00 ...
We went for an early dinner around 6:00 on a Saturday evening in September. We were promptly seated and attended to by our server. The slow rotation of the restaurant took a bit of getting used to, but was entertaining and interesting. I'm not sure if this is something to complain about, but our main course came out too quickly. We were not done with our appetizer when it arrived. I would say the food was a bit overpriced, but nothing crazy. All in all it was a good dinner.
Dinner was delicious . Our party of 4 ea ...
Dinner was delicious . Our party of 4 each had something different and all enjoyed our meals immensely. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
We went a little before dusk and the view in the revolving dining room was spectacular. We will definitely be back.
We felt well cared for, without the serv ...
We felt well cared for, without the server hovering. My salmon was excellent, as was my husband's pork chop. We were not excited about the dessert options, so tried the molted chocolate cake. I'm guessing it was a food service cake they just heated up. The decor was nicely updated and the atmosphere was comfortable, not stuffy. I'm so glad the revolving restaurant is still here, the views are spectacular! You can sit back and watch the world go by. We would certainly go back when in the Duluth area, but stop at the ice cream shop for dessert.
Wonderful being able to see all of downt ...
Wonderful being able to see all of downtown Duluth while dining. I had the Seafood special. Very good but big enough two people could split. We ordered iced tea to drink and they were out. Almost seemed upset that my table did not order cocktails. Will go back again next time I am in the area.
In my opinion the classiest restaurant i ...
In my opinion the classiest restaurant in Duluth. Spectacular view with warm service (thank you, Dawn) and awesome food (yes, in my opinion better than highly rated St. Paul Grill...especially for...don't laugh...walleye and steaks). Suprisingly robust wine list. Make no mistake that in no way is this fine restaurant a reflection of the hotel from which it rents space...which was a huge dissappointment. This restaurant experience was one of our trip's highlights. Parents...unless you have well trained and quiet kiddos, please don't ruin others' dining experience just to give the kids a grand view of the city.
I love the views at JJ Astor, the food w ...
I love the views at JJ Astor, the food was good but my cocktail was not made correctly and it was not good. The views keep me coming back to this place but after eating dinner here I think I prefer the breakfast food to the dinner menu. Still one of my favorite restaurants in the entire state because the views are unbelievable and it is a very well kept restaurant.
Service and food were fantastic as usual ...
Service and food were fantastic as usual. Our server was very attentive, made wonderful recommendations and was very upbeat. We took our kids who are 12 & 14 to experience the view. They loved it. They ordered from the adult menu so the food choices we a little outside their box but, they were very pleased in the end. The presentation of the food is always wonderful. It is truly a fine dining experience that wont be forgotten.
The food and atmosphere were wonderful b ...
The food and atmosphere were wonderful but the experience was made less pleasant by our waiter. We ate breakfast on a Friday morning and it took over 15 minutes just to get coffee. He was not the most pleasant person and kept apologizing and telling us why it was done this way or that way. Everyone else we dealt with were pleasant and our food was very good. There were lots of choices for kids too. We would go back and hope for a different waiter.
The food was outstanding, I enjoyed the ...
The food was outstanding, I enjoyed the best walleye dinner ever. We were celebrating a significant birthday and between drinks, one appetizer between 4 people, dinner and salads the bill was surprising expensive. I will not do that again but would go with my husband and myself and stick to water and the main course.
Booking a table was easy. I was greeted ...
Booking a table was easy. I was greeted by two waiters right away letting me know the hostess will be right with me. Took me about 20 minutes to be seated and it was not busy. The view and ambiance was great. My waiter seemed unhappy and crabby. Did not smile. Did not ask how we were. Looked very annoyed. The food was very very salty.
Service was excellent. Food was ok. I wi ...
Service was excellent. Food was ok. I will definatly pass on the fingerling potatoes if I go there again. They tasted like they had been soaked in vineagar all day. Never have really been to a "fancy" restaurant before but the prices were outrageous for what was received. $100 for 2 people and walked out hungry. I would go again for the view and to maybe try some dessert. Maybe.
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