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The News Room

4.3
4.3
1120 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 7 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

    Rhett Dupree

  • 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 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Viking weekend.
  2. T

    Tera

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was wonderful and unique. We will be back to try other items!
  3. JS

    JackS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Sadly did not have the best time. Our waiter seemed to not want to be there and just had an attitude. Had to stop a (what I assume) manager to ask about the soup of the day. My parties food was okay but mine was super sweet. A Ruben should not taste of straight sugar. It was very dark inside and not busy at the time we got there but picked up. Food took a while to come and everything came at once, even the appetizer.
  4. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic!! We will definitely be coming back to the News Room!!
  5. KV

    KenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Colin, was friendly and knowledgeable. His recommendations were spot on, and the food was excellent. My first words upon tasting the first bite were: "this is ****ing incredible!" A short walk to Orchestra Hall after dinner makes this our go-to place for dining prior to a Minnesota Orchestra concert.
  6. L

    Luvtwoeat

    Minneapolis

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great turkey burger and wonderful service. Went here before a Timberwolves game and it worked out great
  7. NY

    NewYears2022

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Convenient to Orchestra Hall. Surprisingly small crowd for New Years Eve.
  8. DJ

    DJ33

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were celebrating our anniversary and New Year’s Eve at The Newsroom. I chose The Newsroom because they have the best martini in town. Imagine my disappointment when my server informed me that the bartender made my drink without blue cheese stuffed olives because they ran out! At 7 pm. On New Year’s Eve! Plus the bartender made the martini incorrectly: I did NOT ask for a dirty martini. Not having blue cheese stuffed olives may seem like a trivial thing, but it was THE reason we chose the Newsroom. Not to mention that this martini is the FIRST drink mentioned on your drink list. I’ve been dining at the Newsroom for over 15 years and last night’s experience was a major disappointment.
  9. R

    Rutabega

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had reservations at 6 pm. We arrived early, at 5:45pm. We were not told by our server that the kitchen closed at 6:30pm. This was disappointing bc we would have ordered dessert. The food was good. The beverage selection was superb. It was the timing that was frustrating.
  10. KW

    KariW

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Disappointing overall. My husband found plastic in his meal, and the manager offered excuses and a halfhearted apology. We also asked about ordering dessert 45 minutes after we arrived and were told the kitchen was closing at 6:30?! The one bright spot was the nice waitress.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Gereserveerd ivm kerstavond. Bediening matig; fouten bij opname apetizers, wijnfles openen, serveren van drankjes, vergeten van drankjes, onjuiste tafelopnames teveel sorry's maar te weinig herstel en Gastvrijheid. Allergrootste ergernis was na een onderbouwde klacht, we meteen de rekening kregen terwijl wij die niet gevraagd hadden en die klopte ook niet!! Maaltijden waren ok, alleen temperatuur garnering ( frites en asperges) was koud. Het kan kerstavond zijn, het kan het eerder sluiten van de keuken zijn.. Gebrekkige communicatie is iets wat zeker was!!! We hadden veel meer kunnen eten en uitgeven maar ieder plezier werd ons ontnomen door de matige service en kwaliteit!! Na tweede klacht (bij manager) werd de rekening gecompenseerd/ gereduceerd. Iets waar niet om gevraagd is en later echt als afkoping van probleem werd ervaren. Zeer matige Gastvrijheid , service en respect naar de gasten die nog moesten vertrekken terwijl het personeel al gezamenlijk drinkt ter afsluiting van de avond. 'Poor show'
  12. SK

    StephenK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Meal before orchestra hall.
  13. EB

    EggsterB

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the decor, the food, the service! A reliable place for us to go with friends and family where everyone feels their eyes and their stomaches are happily full!
  14. DK

    DaveK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We often have dinner or lunch at The Newsroom prior to a show downtown. On Sunday afternoon it took 45 minutes to get our food. Fortunately we had allowed plenty of time prior to the show. Our server did check in and apologized profusely. We assumed the kitchen was short staffed. We will return as the food never disappoints.
  15. PB

    PattyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Server was friendly and attentive. We were in a quiet back room, without sports playing on tvs!
  16. P

    Patti

    Minneapolis

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really nice place for lunch. The jambalaya and the shrimp pasta were excellent. We had the Manhattan too and would highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always a solid option when I forget to book something near the Orpheum in advance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plenty of space when we showed up for a 6pm Friday. Servers were attentive and helpful. Food was very good, we were able to split an entree without issues.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night
  20. LT

    LTGOFD

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place with good food and a convenient location. Friendly and efficient server.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We had a flatbread and it really was the worst flatbread we’ve ever had, not to mention it came out cold. Probably one of the worst meals we’ve had In a long time. Server was fine but food was horrible.
  22. RB

    RaffeBish

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The salmon linguine didn’t have much flavor. But it wasn’t necessarily bad.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    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 :)
  24. MC

    MartiC

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    VernT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving!
  26. JB

    JoanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    SandyF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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!
  28. 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.
  29. EK

    EKStL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. AR

    AnneR

    Las Vegas

    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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. JH

    JohnH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service, food was very good, moderately priced.
  36. 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.
  37. TZ

    TeriZ

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Visiting Minneapolis-
  38. 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.
  39. DM

    DMJ1

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

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

    RickJ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 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.

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 4.3 stars by 1120 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 7 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

    Rhett Dupree

  • 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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