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The News Room

4.0
4
1070 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 17 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 1,070 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. RF

    RobertF

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  2. 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!!!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. LB

    LatanzaB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the expense. Mashed potatoes were awesome!
  9. 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.
  10. FK

    FoodieK

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 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
  11. 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.
  12. ML

    MichelleL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The server was fabulous but the food took awhile. She recommended the gnocchi. It was delicious and I would order it again!
  13. LP

    LyndaP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After reading the reviews, we almost didn't go, but we decided to make our own decision and give this place a chance. So glad we did! We were very happy with our food and the atmosphere. We were seated right away (with reservations) and drinks were promptly brought. The service was perfect. We both really liked the food we ordered. (beet salad, fish & chips). We would love to go back again.
  14. CP

    ConstanceP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great downtown restaurant!! With a menu that won't break the bank yet the food is so so tasty!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The short ribs are among the best I’ve ever had! The Root Beer cookie is over rated.
  16. CO

    CherylO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Took over 1/2 hour to get food and it was not busy. Had to ask a different server to find our food which she did right away. It was not hot when we received (assuming it had sat for a while). Never asked about a second drink. Pretty disappointing. Food was very good. Great steak salad so we would recommend.
  17. W

    Wookie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The portions were small and the food was overcooked. The restaurant wasn't that busy, but we waited over half an hour for our food. We were almost late for a show.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Reuben was bad. Grizzly meat lots of bread. The table was sticky. It took a long time to retrieve our drinks. My friends ice had melted in her vodka tonic. All round not worth the $. Sorry.
  19. C

    Conferencegoer

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great and the server was nice Service was slow.
  20. f

    foodie

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service and food were equally uninspired and not tasteful. The steak was tough as shoe leather. Appetizers and drinks were ordered, with the appetizers not showing up until after the main course was served. The drinks were terrible.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Theater night.
  22. d

    dulac1993

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was good, friendly, and efficient. Food was good, but nothing extraordinary. No complaints, and I enjoyed it! (we had a burger, turkey burger, jambalaya, salmon, cauliflower appetizer, and ham croquettes) I think the one I wouldn't order again would be the croquettes... again, they were fine, but nothing spectacular. The burger was delicious and actually cooked exactly as requested. The salmon was not "fishy" or old. The turkey burger was not dry, as many can be. Basically, great execution. Perhaps there was a little too much cheese on the cauliflower, but that's just personal preference. I'd go back in a heartbeat. It's a great place to hit for a meal before a ballgame or a show.
  23. JB

    JasonB

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We ate outside and enjoyed that experience. The time it took to first connect with our server and get waters was long and made us begin to question if they knew we we there. The time it took for food to be served was long and our entrees came very close to our appetizers.the server advised that it was preferred that we order the dessert choice while ordering our entrees so it could start being prepared and arrive towards the end of our meal. The dessert did not arrive until at least 20 minutes after all entrees were finished. The quality of the food was good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    This was the first time we have eaten at this restaurant. Service was terrible. Drinks were not very good. The most upsetting thing is we ask for some syrup for our chicken and waffles and they did not bring it until we had already finished our meal. Then they wanted to charge us $1.50 for the syrup we never use. Very disappointing.
  25. AF

    AnonymousFoodie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, service was somewhat slow. No fault to the staff; I suspect they were understaffed, though it was also the dinner rush on a Friday night. Had a reservation for 6:30, took 20 minutes to be able to place an order and didn't get food until 7:30. The food was good, but we had tickets to a show at 8 and were too stressed about being able to make it in time to enjoy dinner. Otherwise, the restaurant was good! There was what looked like a bachelorette party a few tables away so the noise level was high. Food was good, same for drinks. We would go again, but would definitely plan for earlier in the evening.
  26. KP

    KathyP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great, going so far as to help us sort out some parking issues. Food was very timely and tasty. My husband had the fish and chips, which he enjoyed and I had the a bourbon gnocchi.
  27. JA

    JenniferA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The News Room. Great drinks, great food and our server was great too. Very enjoyable time!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The food took a very long time and the cocktails were not good. Soda fountain was flat.
  29. L

    Liink

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our server was very helpful and prompt to take our orders. Our food was excellent and we look forward to a return visit!
  30. RD

    RichardD

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    This is an over rated establishment. Other than location this would not be a destination restaurant. We began with a Margarita Flatbread. Way too crispy and bland. We offered it too try to our other diners with us, No takers. Our two entrees were Jambalaya, Newsroom style and Lasagna. Newsroom style, Disappointing. Pasta instead of Rice, is not Jambalaya. No Shrimp and only Sausage wasn’t enough. Lasagna came out in what is essentially a Soup bowl and actually resembled soup. No firmness. Funky food. Too many other restaurants to go back here.
  31. JJ

    JoJo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Overall we had a good experience, but our main server was unpleasant.
  32. AK

    AnnK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good to OK. Dinner salads and steak were good. Salmon was adequate (I have had better, fresher salmon). Service was poor. Felt like we were being rushed to eat and get out - she told us she needed our order as her spaces were filling up, although there were not many diners. Had a drink with an appetizer and had to ask for a drink with dinner. We were not asked if we would like a desert. We will check out other restaurants in downtown Minneapolis before returning to the Newsroom.
  33. M

    Mpls104

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This was the worst lunch I’ve had in a very long time. We arrived on time for the reservation and was seated right away. It took about 10 minutes before we ordered our meals, but over an HOUR for the food to arrive. The server walked by several times but didn’t acknowledge us. I finally went inside to find her, and was told the kitchen messed up the burger and she was waiting on it. The food came one plate at a time over the next five minutes, and the only food that was hot was the burger. I’ve told several people, and not surprising, they all said they have had similar experiences at the newsroom. The food and the service were literally disgusting, and every employee in the building should be ashamed to work for such a poorly ran restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Bad hdhfhjfjf
  35. H

    clarissaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Server was not the best. Server didn't write our orders down, then came back to ask what we ordered. Then when the food came out they forgot to bring my co-workers meal at the same time and proceeded to ask what she ordered again. Not sure if we will be coming back for lunch
  36. D

    Diana

    Minneapolis

    185 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Menu was extensive and the burgers were excellent. The food runner Tina was about the best quickest server ever she was just running and knew where everything went she’s a super asset for this restaurant!
  37. RH

    RozaliaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere indoor and outdoor. Good food fresh and nice portions.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My meal was wonderful…my girls, not so much. Drinks were just ok
  39. WH

    WendyHA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love the Jambalaya! We also recommend the Brussels sprouts and flatbread.
  40. M

    Missy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome server with excellent recommendations. Food was amazing and would definitely go back!

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 stars by 1070 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 17 times today
Google Map for The News Room

990 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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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