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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.
Columbia, MO 65201
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
E. Walnut St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ Thursday, Friday, Saturday Evenings
Full Bar and Dining catering available
Garage directly accross the street, FREE PARKING SAT/SUN
Bus stop on our corner
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Billy Giordano: (888) 682-1745
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
They said they could not find our reservation through Open Table. They accommodated us but said we had to be gone in two hours so the next reservation wasn’t impacted. Too many college kids and way too loud especially for 5:30 pm. I just wanted to tell the staff that I guarantee we tip better then 10 students trying to split a bill 10 ways. Won’t be back until school is over for the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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