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The News Room

4.2
4.2
1098 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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, The Orpheum, Pantages, and State Theaters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 343-0073

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilt

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Bonis: (612) 343-0073

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    10th

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,098 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Good for Groups

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Late Night Find

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at the news room! The Brie cheese curds and shrimp tempura appetizers were AMAZING!! Drinks were delicious as well! Loved the ambience of the place, the ship bar was super cool and it wasn’t noisy in the restaurant at all. Would definitely go back :)
  2. MC

    MartiC

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First visit, everything went well and the food was excellent.
  3. VT

    VernT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving!
  4. JB

    JoanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went before patriots game. Service was good. Just got a panini and glass of wine. Good and affordable. Casual atmosphere
  5. SF

    SandyF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    I would never eat here again. We went on Thanksgiving and it was obvious they were not prepared for a crowd. We had the rudest bartender we had ever met. The hostess snapped at us. Adorable place inside, extremely rude staff!
  6. MG

    MplsGals

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Outstanding food - had the gnocchi and wagu burger. Pleasant, nostalgic, sport-bar/pub atmosphere. Perfect for bite to eat before Orchestra Hall. Our server was dismissive and not friendly, but as always, it's a person-by-person thing. Overall, would highly recommend.
  7. EK

    EKStL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Pro: close to Orchestra Hall and Nicollet Mall area, cool pirate ship bar. Con: mediocre food, inattentive service and beers served in a plastic cup like at a neighborhood kegger. Reasonably priced appetizers and salads, overpriced entrees. Fine dining this is not.
  8. JJ

    JackieJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service, Burnt flatbread, Raw hamburger, unapologetic waiter, unapologetic general manager. Save yourself from a bad experience and book your table at another restaurant.
  9. BW

    BrentW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Haven't been to the Newsroom since before the pandemic. Food quality seemed average and taste was very bland. None of our 6 person party fully finished their meals because the meals just weren't that good. Prices are high for what you get. It's a shame because this place used to be spectacular, but now I would rate them below average. Our booth was dirty and the service a bit slow. We were there for a birthday but the staff could care less. Hopefully they improve things moving forward.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and attentive. Our group of 5 all enjoyed our lunch selections.
  11. ST

    lSTEW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server disappeared on us for more than an hour. No drink refills and we had to search for him to get our check. Terrible
  12. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Out waiter got things done but we did not see him much. He was not super attentive. The food was fantastic. I had the gnocchi and it was great. House fries were good as well! We would come back.
  13. JH

    JohnH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service, food was very good, moderately priced.
  14. F

    Frost

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The server that we had was so dull. He didn't even take my drink order to start with. His face was so numb and very unfriendly.
  15. TZ

    TeriZ

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Visiting Minneapolis-
  16. JS

    JimS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent from the appetizers to the dessert. The only issue I had was with the service. It wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst either.
  17. DM

    DMJ1

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service and not too noisy even though it seemed like a sports bar.
  18. RJ

    RickJ

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Wow, not sure what to say. Jambalaya with noodles, 1st time for me. Do u like butter, well then this is the place is for you. Deep fried eggs s really deep and holds its grease. FYI if d is simply not good. As for positives, service was good and ambiance is interesting.
  19. KV

    KathleenV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good, but they did not have some ingredients for the first 2 drinks I ordered. The waitress apologized and stated this happens often. That seems fixable…so fix it!!!!
  20. K

    Kentrell

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun restaurant!
  21. WP

    WillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Newsroom was great! Not exactly what I expected, but not in a bad way. It was a swanky sports bar vibe, very bustling, and I and my guest loved our experience! We will most definitely be back for more!
  22. AB

    AllisonB

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Curds were very good as were the martinis. The gnocchi was very mushy but the flavor was good and the steak was cooked just as ordered. Service was slow but good enough.
  23. DD

    DougD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took a business group of 10 and our table was ready on time. Nothing noteworthy. Everyone was happy with their food and the service was very good.
  24. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy, lively, fun atmosphere. Love the ship display in the middle of the bar.
  25. D

    Denise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Customer service fantastic, great atmosphere but the menu was not the best
  26. JZ

    JoeZed

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great meal and a fantastic conversation. The restaurant cleared out after 8pm...so for the last hour of our dinner, we had low noise. The food was delicious, well prepared and exactly to order. Our server was just attentive enough to meet our every need, but not to interrupt our evening with friends. Drinks were flavourful; enjoyed their list of bottled beer; felt their tap list was bland (a lot of the same style, less variety than the bottled beer list).
  27. DH

    DeniceH

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and super cute news themed decor. Delicious drinks and food. Amazing service! Loved our experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary! The food was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back and try other items on the menu!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good drinks, good food. Carne asada was on point. No complaints here.
  30. RF

    RobertF

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was wondering why it was so quiet on a Friday evening. But then we were seating right next to an outside door that was being used on a chilly, breezy evening (even though there were plenty of empty tables. The service was good, but the food was sadly mediocre. I had gnocchi with steak—three chunks of beef, one of which was so gristly I couldn't even cut it. And the food and wine were overpriced.
  31. N

    Noella

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As always the grilled chicken Cobb Salad was PERFECT!!! The Newsroom is always my "Go To" when I am downtown!!!
  32. PK

    PamelaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really liked the ambience of the place. We will be back!
  33. CC

    CritiCritique

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    An unusually quiet Friday night -- which was fine with us. Server (Jonathan) was amiable, though confused part of our order. Good martini and wine. Food was only OK -- a flatbread arrived not warm enough; side salad was wimpy and high priced; tortellini was good, if a bit tough... and served right after the appetizer arrived so it got a bit cold. Pricing was a bit high ($15 for a martini?). Overall, though, a pleasant way to start our evening.
  34. D

    Duchess

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We wanted a wholesome, but quick dinner before a concert at Orchestra Hall. We ordered and split the chicken mandarin romaine salad and the chicken panini sandwich. Both selections were outstanding. Our server was efficient and had a great sense of humor.
  35. NY

    NYSandy23

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were happily surprised at the quality of food. We all had salads which were wonderful.
  36. LB

    LatanzaB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an amazing dinner!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the expense. Mashed potatoes were awesome!
  38. TA

    TeresaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The News Room is by far the best restaurant we have ever been to for our staff dinners and we travel all over the US and Canada. From the cheese curds drizzled in blackberry jam to every single item on the menu, we were blown away. Our server was fantastic and attentive to a very large group. We will be back the next time we have a meeting in the area.
  39. FK

    FoodieK

    Minneapolis

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    OUR SERVER WAS NOT THE HAPPIEST OF FELLOWS-BUT WE ENJOYED OUR TIME THERE REGARDLESS AND HE OWNED UP TO HIS MISTAKE WITH A MEAL. THE FOOD WAS NOT AS GOOD AS I HAD HOPED, BUT THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND WILL TRY ANOTHER MEAL ANOTHER TIME- THE AMBIANCE IS VERY FUN
  40. o

    oneofthepips

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our outdoor table was great Our server was professional and friendly. Drinks and food orders were perfectly timed. My fish and chips were ok but the other orders seemed like better options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The News Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 343-0073.

The News Room is rated 4.2 stars by 1098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for The News Room

990 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilt

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 343-0073

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Bonis: (612) 343-0073

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