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About Room 38

Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge is Columbia’s premiere venue for dining, entertainment, and special events. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Room 38 is within walking distance from local hotels, live music and performing arts venues, and just minutes away from Hearnes Center, Mizzou Arena, and Farot Field. Room 38 provides an upscale atmosphere with a contemporary approach, an...d is your destination when looking to experience the best Columbia has to offer.



Whether you are looking for an amazing dining experience of shared plates, would like to relax and unwind with your closest friends, sip signature cocktails, need a destination for after dinner to lounge and drink the night away, or are looking for a sophisticated atmosphere to host your next corporate event, Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge stylishly accommodates.

38 N 8th St
Columbia, MO 65201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
SUNDAY BRUNCH: 10am-3pm

Cross Street:
E. Walnut St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(573) 449-3838

Website:
http://www.room-38.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ Thursday, Friday, Saturday Evenings

Catering:
Full Bar and Dining catering available

Parking Details:
Garage directly accross the street, FREE PARKING SAT/SUN

Public Transit:
Bus stop on our corner

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Bowles

Private Party Facilities:
We offer our private dining and party area for up to 25 people seated for dinner, or up to 40 for a cocktail/appetizer setting. Every reservation is customized specifically to your request. Please contact us personally and we'll be happy to arrange your event. 573.449.3838 or info@room-38.com.

Private Party Contact:
Billy Giordano: (888) 682-1745

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private room available for all events

Room 38 Ratings and Reviews

5
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3
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Bar Seating (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friendly servers and interesting food options. Always delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We always have great time when we go to ROOM 38 and love the drinks and food!!!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very nice and relaxing, dined outside, good food and good service

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Finally found a parking space within several blocks of the restaurant and fed the meter. Walked to the restaurant, arriving probably 10 minutes before our 6pm reservation. Was informed by the hostess that she did not have a reservation for us. She told us the entire restaurant had been rented out for an event. We were told by Open Table that someone would contact us beforehand if they needed to change the time. We never heard from anyone either by phone or email. The restaurant did seem to be loud and a bit disorganized. We left and walked about a block to Sycamore Restaurant and had a very pleasant, quiet meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had great service and fantastic dinner!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love this place and eat here every time we are in Columbia, MO! I don't even eat sandwiches; but the Chicken Asiago is to die for!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Too loud and poor hostess. Waited forever just to speak to the hostess and then said it would be over an hour before they could seat us.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very strange layout inside. Few real tables to sit at. VERY loud. Food was really good and waitress was attentive. Do NOT order the Funnel Cake for dessert. Instead of being light and fluffy it was burned and just overly too much, which is not good if I say it because I'm a dessert junkie. Should have sent it back but after a long, hot day at the game and the blaring music and drunks in the bar didn't want to stay any longer than we had to.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Even though we didn't have to wait when we got there, they did not receive the open table reservation even though I had a confirmation. Not sure if this was a restaurant or open table issue. It was crowded since it was happy hour but we did have to wait a while for a few things. Food and atmosphere were great. Definitely a trend spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was amazing. Tables were very uncomfortable. Noise level was NOT for a friendly time; more of a bar setting. Waitresses needed more clothing on. Our waitress did NOT want us sitting around to talk when we were done with our food. It was clear she wanted us out of the restaurant. Food was very good, but atmosphere was not good at all.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I had brunch there. It was delicious and a great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We arrived at 10am and our reservation wasn't in the system. Otherwise the food and atmosphere is normally very good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Very nice quite place food is great quality and taste and service staff is very nice and accommodating
I enjoyed several small plates and everything was great

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

They did not have my reservation on their books. They said that Yelp was their primary online reservation co. I had an email reservation from OPenTable which I showed them. They were able to seat us.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We showed up early and they could not have been more accommodating. They went above and beyond to help make my daughter's graduation dinner on a very icy, stressful day completely hassle free. The food was awesome too! Excellent experience all around.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2016

I have enjoyed the food and cocktails in the past at Room 38, but be aware they do not honor Open Table reservations. On the morning of Oct 31,2016 I made a dinner reservation for November 11 for 6:45. Later that day, Oct 31, I changed the time to 7:00. I have confirmation emails confirming. My group arrived at 7, to be told they did not have that reservation noted. After showing my email confirmation, was then told my reservation was for 5:00. I'm not sure how the reservation is entered in their system, but there was no way I made the reservation for 5:00 because I was attending an event at 5:30, prior to dinner. I was asked if I made the reservation on Open Table and the staff just shrugged when I said yes, after showing my email confirmation. If they do not honor the reservation, they should opt out of Open Table. They were unable to seat us, so we went to 44 Canteen and had a lovely dinner, after a bit of a wait.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Our experience was good but they didn't have our reservation that I booked thru open table and we had to eat at the bar. So that sucked but the bartender was sweet!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We had a wonderful time visiting Room 38 and thought the service to be excellent. They absolutely honored our OpenTable reservation and even read the requests section. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. The seating is different, but really cool and cozy. The servers were stylish and attentive. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2016

I made a reservation at Room 38 for my friends visiting from Omaha. I ended up calling Room 38 to see if I could push the reservation back just a bit, and they were super accommodating! They even gave me my favorite round booth in the back. The happy hour here is great, especially for their sharing plates. Once again, Room 38 came through and I will continue to bring any visitors to this cool side-street joint in Columbia!

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Be AWARE! This reservation will not hold at Room 38. 10 minutes before we were to be seated I received a call from the restaurant stating that they DO NOT actually use Open Table and would not honor the reservation. They were full up! Our plans (a reserved table) were down the drain! NOT COOL

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2016

Consistently good food and great happy hour specials!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Food was great. Unique grapefruit sangria nice and refreshing.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Blueberry Singe is a great cocktail.

Thai chili ribs, shrimp Diablo grits and beef and blue salad all incredible.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2016

We made dinner reservations for a group we had in for graduation the following day. We wanted a dining experience where we could have good food and good conversation. Our reservation was for 7pm. We arrived at 6:50. There isn't a host stand, and the tables were either high tops or cocktail lounge areas. The music was really loud and clubbish. We tracked down an employee and found out that our table would not be freeing up for some time as the people hadn't even gotten their food yet. We stood around for a while trying to figure out what to do. It was very awkward, and very loud. A hostess informed us that one of the cocktail lounge areas would be clearing very soon and we could have that space. She was very nice and helpful but we declined as neither the table nor the ambiance worked for us. We have heard that the food is pretty good so we may try it as a late night post concert location at some point. But for dinner and conversation a different location is a better option. I had to put Stars on the rating scale so I went with what my daughter's experience had been during a previous visit.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Room 38 can be hit or miss. I was a little disappointed on my previous visit but they recovered well last night. I had the bahm mi flatbread which was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2016

I frequent Room 38 and brunch on Sunday's is a MUST! $10 bottomless mimosas with amazing service! With several different types of spicy vodkas to choose from, Bloody Mary's are exceptional.
Even after they stop servicing brunch, if you still want Mimosas they allow you to sit and hangout in a back room! Hilarious but great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 29, 2016

They called me a few minutes before my reservation and told me they wouldn't have a table for me for at least an hour and a half. Apparently their computer system doesn't work with OpenTable, so be forewarned if that's how you made your reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2015

This is a great find in como. Outstanding appetizers (crab wonton). Chicken lettuce wraps and lobster mac were great dinner options

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Consistently great food and service. The happy hour specials are reasonable and it's a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Everything taste excellent!!!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 17, 2015

We got the beet and goat cheese salad, which was great.
The entrées we small (beef steak), a little soggy (fried shrimp), and a little over cooked and dry (burger).
We were alone in the restaurant so noise was not existing. The ambience is great and we liked the setup.
Service was prompt and courteous.
We enjoyed the overall experience, despite the entrées slips.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Very Good. Yelp reviews must be a joke, because the food was excellent, local beer on tap, and the waitstaff was fantastic. On par with what you would find in a Boston or San Francisco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 12, 2015

This is a well-appointed bar, nicely lit, with great service and a good bartender. It's not really a place for a real dinner, I'm afraid.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2015

I was looking for a new place to take a date and found Room 38. It looked just eclectic and sophisticated enough for what I was after. We were dressed up and we weren't out of place. The place is young, vibrant but still sophisticated. The food was excellent. Served neuvo-tapas style, its perfect for date sharing. We tried a flight of wines that included German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish wines. Overall, we very much enjoyed our time and skipped our movie to enjoy more wine and good conversation. Wait staff was educated and opinionated. Attentive, but not overly so. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
·Dined on September 20, 2015

We are regulars for the Sunday Brunch. Food and service are always wonderful.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 22, 2015

We arrived 5min early, but the restaurant did not know how to work their reservation system. All tables had been given to walk-ins, and we were told we would have to wait 2hours. We ate at the restaurant across the street, which was excellent

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Great service and awesome food to share and unique drinks! Loved the X rated Bellini martini!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Brunch food was just OK but nothing special. Not much of a dining space - more bar with food than food with bar. Did not recognize our open table reservation even though we had confirmation number in hand and put us at a knee high bar table which was not a great experience. I would avoid for dining in the future, but I am sure it is a fine bar.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Great food!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Great food, but it's just one of those restaraunts that needs a really good scrubbing. I sat at my table looking at a floor that hadn't been mopped in quite awhile. If it had been, Simone forgets about the corners. Just a general feeling of needing fresh paint and some scrubbing

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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