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The News Room
The News Room

The News Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thenewsroommpls.com
  • Email: thenewsroommpls@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (612) 343-0073
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:30am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Baebenroth
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us be your dinner destination. The perfect combination of great service and great food along with our fun environment is sure to make your evening a memorable one. Our ability to customize the restaurant to your needs gives you the flexibility to reserve us for parties of any size. Visit Taste Wine Bar right next door for your after dinner enjoyment.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Bonis (612) 343-0073
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have many private spaces available for all types of events, including receptions, Happy Hours, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, meetings, and much more. Contact us to learn more!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Closest parking is the Target store parking ramp in our building. It can be entered on LaSalle Ave between 9th and 10th Streets.
A word from The News Room
The News Room offers an American eclectic menu in a warm comfortable environment.
Whether planning a casual gathering or a private dinner, The News Room offers a multiplicity of space to adapt easily to any event. Conveniently located on the Nicollet Mall strip in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, we are only steps away from many hotels, Orchestra Hall, and just a few blocks from The Target Center & Target Field, The Orpheum, Pantages and State Theaters.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten here 3 times. The first 2 times were pretty good so I thought I was safe for try #3. It was a total bust! The iced tea was colored water. The Brie Curds had wadded up pieces of paper in 3 of 6 curds. We didn't check the ones we didn't eat. For dinner I split the Almond Chicken Salad. Zero flavor on the chicken. It tasted like boiled chicken with soggy breading. The lettuce was fresh. With so many options, I won't be returning. Too bad! Our waiter was very good. We never saw a manager."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went their for our anniversary. It was busy and we were glad to have a reservation. The waitress wasn't very attentive and didn't refill our drinks or check in on us after we received our food. So the service was not as nice as I would have liked - especially on our anniversary (which I noted on our reservation) The food on the other hand - it was great. I had a steak with mushroom madeira sauce - so good and had the shredded brussel sprouts for a side. The brussel sprouts were to die for and they make my mouth water now just thinking about them. We will definitely go back for another try. Just hoping the service we got was a fluke and we have a better server next time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm not a food snob by any stretch of the imagination, but the jambalaya tasted great. The setup was entertaining, and the service was excellent. The one specialty drink we got was overpriced in my opinion, but that was the only downside. Oh, and definitely get a dessert."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A visit to the Newsroom is always on my list when I'm spending a couple days in Minneapolis. I love the ambience in the place, the food is always good, and so is the service. No complaints!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good spot to watch sports and enjoy a varied menu. Service was great, food was very good and the atmosphere was fun and energetic. I'm from out of town, but this seems to be a great local spot too. I'll visit again."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A friend and I shared the Tres Hummus appetizer, she had the coconut shrimp entree, I had the butternut squash fettuccini. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I have eaten lunch at The News Room a couple times, but this was the first time I've had dinner there. The bar area was hopping with March Madness but we were asked when we entered if we were there for basketball or dining. When we said we were there for dinner we were shown to the comparatively quiet dining area. Very nice. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. I had the grilled wallu. It was a light meal but extremely satisfying. I recommend the rootbeer cookies for dessert. I'll come again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "You have to try the brie cheese curds with the blueberry ketchup the best.Thier bread and toast they use for the sandwiches tastes like it just came out of the oven so fresh.Portions good size. love this place"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance and the food did not disappoint. Service was great. We'd definitely recommend the News Room to friends and family and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great happy hour! We stopped in for dinner and drinks before heading down the street to the Dakota. All four of us loved both our food and drinks."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Pretty busy Saturday night, decent burger and good beer list."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was not very good.. Out of 3 entrees, only the side of asparagus was worth ordering again. Drinks on the other hand were excellent. I'd definitely recommend this as a place to go grab a cocktail, but not for eating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a group for a birthday party so this was a first time visit for this restaurant. We asked the server for a description and type of cut for the items we ordered and when the food was served, the description from the server was completely different from what we got (and from what we wanted). We sent about half of the meals back and simply went to another restaurant. The meals we did keep were OK. they were at a level you would expect for this class of restaurant, nothing great, but above average."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went to the News Room after a recommendation from a friend. I think this is a good place for drinks, but not so much if you're looking for a killer meal. Food was average for the Nixollet Ave scene. Service was pretty good. The atmosphere is really cool, though. That was definitely the best part. My fiance and I won't go back, but we'd recommend you try it once."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "they were very accomodating and willing to do seperate tabs. We will definitely be back with a group."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This reservation was to kick off a bachelor party weekend with my boys, and this really was a great place. The service was great, the food was high-quality and the drinks were awesome. The ambiance is awesome too, it's a great environment to relax and enjoy a night out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great place to dine before theatre. close enough to the action but far enough to be quiet before the night life gets going. Fun food options with a wide variety of salads, apps and entrees. Food is a touch trendy but they will make it the way you like it without complaint. Loved the Eggplant App. Wait staff was amazing and friendly. Plan to return again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on trip advisor and it was close to our hotel. Waitress was spot on with her recommendations and we had two fantastic meals. Massive drink, wine and beer list! Cool environment and interesting bar."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I are visiting Minneapolis and chos the Newsroom after viewing their website. The food was average, as was the service. Nothing was unacceptable, nor was it exceptional in any way. While I cannot recommend this restaurant, I certainly wouldn't discourage you from giving it a try."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Clearly a draw and a gathering spot for the under 40 crowd. Lively sound ( forget about conversation). No matter where you are seated in the main dining room you will have a sight - line to 5 of the 20 TV screens , sport's bar style."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The sundried tomato fettucini was delicious. Good flavor, portion size was adequate. Great service."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We raise our own meat so it's hard to find a steak besides our house that my husband doesn't complain about! Yet he always get the steak and complain, complain, complain; well he said he would pay $40 for a steak like this anyday! I had the BEST chicken I have ever had!!!! It fell off the bone and melted in my mouth!!!!!! I still can't get over it!!!!!!! Delicious! We would go back for sure!!! The only thing was the waitress had a lot of table to take care of so I felt it took extra time for her to get to us if we needed some thing or to come back to take our order. Which wasn't her fault. Recommend this place to anyone that wants a unique place and delicious wide variety of food!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went to The Newsroom, for dinner with Family on a Saturday evening. Service was awesome and the food was great."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Friendly & relaxed. Food portions were acceptable, alcohol drinks were a bit on the weak side. Our waitress was pleasant, but seem to disappear for periods of time... Not bad service just noticeable at times we were trying to find her at it was a bit difficult to locate her, but she was pleasant. Restaurant has ample seating space, and good size menu."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We stopped in after a show at the orpheum. It was a quick walk from the theatre, we were seated promptly, ordered and appitizer (the eggplant) it came fast and was delicous. My group had pasts, salad and fish. The fish was walu and it was outstanding! The prices were a little high, but not bad for downtown, we got lots of food for the price. The service was good and the food choices were healthy as well. I would recommend The News Room."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "never bad food or service here. Nice size menu and good consistency with food. We come here fairly frequently, always a good bet"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This restaurant was suggested for Thanksgiving on Open Table -- poor choice. Nothing Thanksgiving about it except for turkey. Would NOT recommend for Thanksgiving dinner. Ambiance is too noise for a family meal (we had to ask to be moved to a quieter area though restaurant was not busy when we arrived with six adults, one child and a toddler and were seated in room with television sets blaring from every direction as if in a sports bar). Service was SLOW and soup and main course food was NOT PROPERLY HEATED. NO cranberry sauce with turkey. COFFEE MACHINE WAS BROKEN!!! Will not return."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Convenient restaurant on Nicollet Mall that usually has availability. Food was just okay at this visit - was better on previous visits. Service a bit slow due to large group nearby that was taking much of our server's time."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Went there before attending a show at the Orpheum. It was a great happy hour with good food. I really appreciated the fast service and the awesome martini list."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Staff very helpful, especially as we needed a quiet spot for my 83-year-old hard-of-hearing mother who was visiting from out of town. Have two teenagers and they enjoyed exploring the restaurant and reading all the old headlines. Service was marvelous (Fernando?), food equally so. Staff even complied when we asked them to turn down the music a bit (see above mention about Grandma's ears). And the Open Table reservation process was so easy, it was unbelievable. Good job, all!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "we always forget about this place, been here forever and it's always really good!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My wife and I are here before seeing Wicked at the Orpheum Theater. It was a fun place with good food. The theater was just a few blocks away. We were seated in time to order $4 happy hour wine that was actually pretty good. The food was tasty, especially for the price."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "If you're looking for just a spectacular place to eat, this is it. The food was sublime; I got the lasagna, and my boyfriend the steak; we also had brie curds with blueberry dipping sauce for an appetizer and creme brulee for dessert. It was all wonderful. The steak especially was so juicy, and the brie curds (deep-fried chunks of brie) were different and wonderful. The atmosphere was really unique and interesting. It was more on the expensive side, but for the quality and amount of food you get, it's incredibly reasonably priced. It was a perfect date night and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I was at the NewsRoom with some international colleagues for business. We found the food and service very good."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Stopped by on a Sunday prior to a 1:00 Showtime at a neighborhood theater. Clean, comfortable location with great decor. A variety of clientele including Vikings fans, other theater patrons and local downtown residents. Food was good and plentiful although it was interesting that they could not provide any wheat toast with breakfast -- apparently they were "out" even though there is a grocery store right across the street. The steak burrito was very good as was the green eggs and ham Panini, the hash and the Huevos rancheros. The potatoes were good but somewhat over salted. Prices were reasonable and the service was acceptable. The Bloody Mary was "Spicy", but we were properly warned and the beer chaser helped balance the spice."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I've been to The News Room a couple of times before and have always enjoyed it. The staff and food were both very good. It's also nice to enjoy a layout that's not "cookie cutter" looking. It's conveniently located in an excellent part of downtown Minneapolis."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "For a spots fan and pre or post athletic event, it's great. Our server was great and moved us to a quieter spot. Food was good."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "This is a glorified sports bar. The decorations are interesting but the food is marginal. I had a "45 day aged New York Strip" which was thin and not up to a $29 price. Just not what I expected. One of our guests had the lasagna which he thought was very good. Pricey but not worth it."
    Dined on 7/29/2013