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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Shakopee, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A coworker recommended this cafe for a meal, and it was phenomenal! Drove over from Duluth, and the drive was beautiful: views of the lake and the lake homes surrounded by snow and pine trees. The cafe itself is very charming inside: warm, homey, well-decorated, with nice staff. Interesting selection of food, and a delicious beer cheese soup. Went during... More 

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Thank ablairr
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the New Scenic Cafe for the third time a few days ago. For me, a picky non-foodie customer, I struggle with the menu each time I visit. I don't like special sauces, avocados, kale, etc. on my sandwiches - I am the typical "meat and potatoes" diner. On my most recent visit, I was lucky that there was... More 

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Thank MNBallroomDancer
Willmar, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh ingredients, fresh ideas, happy wait staff, in a relaxed setting. High quality, delicious food presented in a new inviting way. Can we go back? Yes!

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Thank Sheri S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for someone on a tight budget. We went early and got a table without any problem. By the time we left people were waiting for a table. Food was excellent. Most expensive Dinner item $36. Can buy wine by the glass.

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Thank LoveTheMidwest_2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful early dinner today with we started with fondue, for the main entree I had Venison Tenderloin with Foie Gras, Hand-harvested Wild Rice, mire poix, roasted sweet corn and cepes. She had Seared Sturgeon with Rutabega & Yukon purée, butter-poached cabbage, lingdonberry, pickled grapes and black garlic. Stick a fork in me I'm done! We will most definitely... More 

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Thank Ian Z
Duluth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wdecided to go for a drive up the Northshore on a nice weekend Getting late so we decided to stop for dinner. Good selection of wine, gourmet entrees. The staff was attentive. Just a few negatives , my duck was very rare, and all of the entrees were price high.

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Thank Dorothy B
Duluth, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, you read the right. I was there for Valentine's Day and on the special menu was a carrot app. It was simply to die for delicious and beautifully presented. Purple carrots with a bearnaise sauce. We ordered a bunch of things and they were all yummy. I had the sea bass and it was in a new presentation with... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A fire was going outside to set the atmosphere as we walked in. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. We started with chilled duck which was delicious. We both had soup next. I had country vegetable and my wife had French Onion. Some of the best soup anywhere. My sea bass was an exquisite meal. My wife... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went there for a Valentine's diner, every thing was excellence at its best. The service was perfect, knowledgeable, the atmosphere is relaxing with a great veiw, light noise level, I hate loud. The food is outstanding, appetizers, we had duck, soup, the French onion is to die for, main courses, sea bass, venison, superb. Can not... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wonderful and unique food, fabulous staff and very north shore-y vibe. (We weren't the only ones lunching in winter boots!) My two daughters are vegan and they helped us pick a good lunch and accommodated our restrictions. Beautiful view and definitely worth a stop!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-525-6274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?