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
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.
We had breakfast and everything was deli ...
We had breakfast and everything was delicious! The pancake was ginormous and my toddler who rarely eats at almost the whole thing. The eggs benedict was one of the best I've had. It was so nice to sit and see the city of Duluth throughout our meal.
The special treat provided by JJ Astor i ...
The special treat provided by JJ Astor is the panoramic view over Duluth and Lake Superior that it affords. The slowly revolving dining area atop the downtown Radisson Hotel takes about an hour to make its circuit. While not inexpensive, the menu items are reasonably priced for this type of venue.
having a sugar free lifestyle is hard to ...
having a sugar free lifestyle is hard to go eat anywhere. They were very accomedating and willing to work around my needs. The food was phenomenal! My husband and I have also ate at the stratosphere in Vegas and I'm not kidding when I say that this blows it out of the water! Everything was on point...food, service, environment..loved it all! Can't wait to come back!
We are out of towners and ate here for o ...
We are out of towners and ate here for our anniversary. My wife's steak was excellent, as was my walleye. They give a generous pour on wine and scotch. Great views! We'll make reservations for next time we're in Duluth!
Revolving Harbor and Duluth City View
There is no match for this great experience of watching the city of Duluth, the harbor, lift bridge, courthouse and Depot Museum--while catching up with friends and enjoying brunch. Our wait staffer was new and made errors but didn't lose her grace. The menu is limited but there were choices and the food was good.
Looks, ten, Food, three.
From the song lyric, “Dance, ten, Looks, three -That ain't it, kid!”
The beautiful view and surroundings still do not make up for an overall dismal food experience. We gave this place another shot when in Duluth arriving on the Friends of the 261 Steam Train excursion this past Saturday.
We ate here years ago and had bad food and lots of poor excuses from management then and still bad food this time albeit the management response was somewhat better. Had it not been raining, we would have fared better in Canal Park.
Our arrival was an troubling adventure on a horrendously slow elevator that dumped us off with the car about a foot higher than the floor.
The crab cake appetizer was bland as could be and the accompanying blackberry salsa did not improve the missing flavor.
Caesar salads were served on warm plates and were just ok.
The New York strip was bone in, appeared more like a Rib Eye and ate like a round steak. Full of fat and gristle with an odd taste. Not even close to being what you would expect priced at $35. Adding panko crusted shrimp cost $12 . For that I got two. Granted they were of good size and character.
The Chicken Risotto came across as glop. Nothing close to a true risotto with the rice being way over cooked and the thin chicken dry and tasteless. Both probably tired from spending too much time hanging around after being done ahead of time.
Service was the star here along with the view of course. We were well taken care of with our server who was on top of everything. Certainly not her fault that the kitchen could not deliver on the basics.
The manager was alerted and came over albeit without introducing herself and seemed to listen to our concerns. And while it was nice that she did take the steak off the bill, that is never our interest in calling out bad food. I have doubts that anything will change.
The hotel deserves a better product that would match the spectacular view.
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