The News Room

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be open from 11am-1am and offering a Turkey dinner special for $21.95 plus our full dinner menu will also be available all day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open 7:30am-4pm and Full Brunch menu will be available.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 834 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
118 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was slow even though there were few tables with guests. Breakfast potatoes were deep fried like steak fries. Won’t be coming back here.

SO
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really fun place - you could spend hours reading the walls!
great salads; in-and-out for lunch time - fast service

TR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints about anything in this restaurant! It was a WONDERFUL experience.

MM
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the meatloaf flight, what a great idea. Overall very happy with the evening.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was lacking (our waitress was short with us and not attentive at all) and the food was good but pricey. Ambiance is too hyped up for what it was as well.

TD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

For a Sunday morning - service was very slow. I had a hamburger and it tasted awful and smelled "funny" or "off". Ate two bites of it and my fries and that was it. Waiter was OK (once he finally got to our table). I have been there before and love their fish and chips - but won't go back again.

m
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food and decent service

CS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great time. Family had a lot of fun. Very cool theme.

k
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite and a must when I’m downtown in Minneapolis. The atmosphere is great and the menu diverse. I’ve never gone wrong with anything I have ordered. And the service is always top notch!

JB
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hearty meal and excellent cocktails. Would recommend for a group on a business trip.

J
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dining experience for a moderate price. Being right on Nicollet is fun and provides people watching left and right. plenty of garage parking nearby and you can access this buinding via the skyway. I enjoy the News Room for a casual date, or for entertaining friends. The atmosphere is friendly and enjoyable.

J
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 9 of us. Not many restaurants will accommodate a group that large at one table. Kevin took care of us without a flaw. Food was great. We could carry on a conversation without competing with those around us. We'll be going back again!

PB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was warned that service would be slow due to large volume of customers but it was way too slow. Food arrived over an hour after orders placed. Several large tables near us were served their food before us when they had ordered after us. Server never refilled drinks or checked on us.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the bourbon were just perfect. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was fresh and tasty. I would go back often if I lived in the area and will be trying a sister restaurant near home soon.

The service was attentive and offered suggestions while giving us time to enjoy the evening

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good, as usual. The service was extremely slow.

KP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three enjoyed a fabulous brunch at The News Room. They roast their own coffee, and it was strong and delicious. Service was prompt and helpful, with recommendations for dishes. Our table had a custom omelet, chilaquiles (amazing) and biscuits and gravy. No to go boxes at the end, as everyone finished everything. Portions are good sized, but no so large that you feel like you have over indulged. A lovely meal, lots of menu choices. We will be back!

OT
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service wasn’t great. Food was good. The eggs Benedict flight was good.

PP
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. Thank you to the servers.

AH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good, but our service was pretty bad. We went on a Saturday evening, so I'm sure they were busy, but our server never even checked on us. He was incredibly slow and not friendly or helpful at all. He took our order and brought us our check but that's about it. We won't go back.

RM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal as always! Service was great. One of our go-to places when we come into the cities

R
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I had the braised spare rib with risotto. Meat was very fatty and tough. Told our waiter Chester about it and he very quickly took it off the bill. Had a flatbread for an appetizer and it was very good. Based on how they handled this I would go back and try something else.

SC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and a good ambiance. Our waiter was a bit talkative but we generally enjoyed the dining experience

MW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Server wasn’t the friendliest, our food was half way gone before he checked on us. Which to me is unacceptable when you didn’t bring our food out to us. As the server you should check within 5 minutes. I think the food is over priced. I asked for a side of ranch to go with my calamari. Got the. I’ll and was charged 75 cents. Had I known there was going to be a charge I wouldn’t of asked for it. The atmosphere was nice, we sat outside and got to people watch downtown. The first time I went to The News Room it was much better!

JA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us visited on a Friday night and we sat outside....such a great patio. The food was amazing as was our server! Overall a great place to eat if in the downtown area!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Table was ready early. Separate checks without asking for all 16 of us! Great experience even with such a large group. Thank you!

JP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our College son and his friends. Our waiter was awesome but I can not remember his name. We always our time at the News Room.

L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They have a new brunch menu which had some good items on. Asked if the Benedict flight could be vegetarian. They said yes then served one with a bacon waffle. Then a series of silly events occurred when we asked for a replacement. First they brought just a pain English muffin. When we complained they next brought a poached egg with a sauce over it - I guess it was make your own benefit time!

The omelets and the Mediterranean breakfast were great!

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The News Room is fantastic!! The food was the best I've had in Minneapolis! Great presentation, flavor, everything was terrific!! The service was impeccable - very knowledgable wait staff. Everyone must go!

JR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was the best! I brought friends from out of town for Saturday brunch and everyone loved the food! All of the décor was fun, and it the location was ideal for them as they were staying downtown and went to a concert at the Target Center the night before. Highly recommend!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices on the menu is amazing. I haven't had a meal from there that I have not loved yet! I don't believe there's anything on the menu that you would not be satisfied eating.

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, the ambiance was fantastic and the food was great. Would recommend to anyone visiting Minneapolis.

FN
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We made the decision to eat outside which was probably not the best choice as there was a Lutheran convention in town and people were constantly streaming by our table. But that was on us. Other wise the service was good though I would have appreciated a chance to enjoy our appetizers before the entree came.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We always enjoy the food we order at News Room but have an issue with how long it takes to eat lunch there. Most business lunch hours are only an hour and several times now we have been scrambling to get our meal eaten in time because it takes so long for the food to come. We have learned to ask for our tab to come with the food so we can get settled up before we eat but that is always disruptive to our meal. Just wish you could speed things up a bit at lunch!

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food! Fun atmosphere! Great location too!

RL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We live in Southern California, but last time we were in Minneapolis, we visited The News Room and loved it. Now that we are back (both times for conferences), we were excited to go back to visit.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot with historical significance. We had two pasta dishes and would give both high marks.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food outstanding service ! Highly recommend the Brie cheese curd !

KT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were running behind on food by 45 min, which was not great but they at least told us when we were being seated. However, they informed us there was an “accident” so one people in our 8 person group didn’t get their food until 30 min later, after we were all done. Very annoying and not one compensation and charged full price for that meal. Pretty bad in my opinion. Food was okay, service was okay.

RD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible and we ate somewhere else went and ate at ROHO across the street

j
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and drink selections were great. The wait staff seemed to be a little thin and over worked.