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The News Room, Minneapolis, MN
The News Room, Minneapolis, MN
The News Room, Minneapolis, MN
The News Room, Minneapolis, MN
The News Room, Minneapolis, MN

The News Room

4.2
4.2
1251 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for groups

1,250 Reviews
  1. EricN

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another good gathering at The News Room. No issues.

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  2. Ginam

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great place for a drink and many food options. Service was great and we will be back!

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  3. Zicker

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just hit and miss. The food was good. Server was pleasant and mostly helpful. Simple things like refilling the water glasses, etc. Also, they apparently dropped the salmon my daughter was having. Things happen...it took a very long time to get the replacement so she bascially ate alone. They did give us half off the dish which was nice. Overall, I would go back, but this place is not the same as it used to be...like so many others.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food took a very long time to arrive, and we didn’t get a lot of attention from the busy server. Most of the food quality was very good, but the almond chicken was pretty dried out.

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  5. colleen

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The desserts were great but two of the three main dishes fell flat. The burger was undercooked and we couldn’t get the server’s attention to alert her to the situation. The Salmon Pasta was low on flavor and presentation. We were not asked if we wanted a second drink. We will skip this place in the future.

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  6. Jessabell

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was top notch! Got a bit loud, but overall a fantastic pre-concert dinner. So close to Orchestra Hall too!

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  7. LauraB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised! It's been years since we've fined here. Everything was fantastic. Burgers, pastas and fish & chips. Definitely, going back sooner than later. Kids enjoyed it too.

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  8. Isabel

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Such a disappointment. The short ribs were salty and not tender. The waitress hardly checked on my and when I asked for a dessert to go she told me the kitchen was closed (over an hour before the restaurants closing time) and her manager stepped in and said it was okay. I took the dessert home and realized they forgot the ice cream and the apple pudding was gross. Overall a very expensive disappointment.

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  9. LissieMI

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group lunch for 13 went well. Good menu choices for all. Quiet table for our visit. Mix up on individual tickets but easily fixed!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Amazing food and drinks!! Will be back for sure.

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  11. BobC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy having a nice dinner before a Timberwolves game. The hospitality staff is first rate.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steaks and burgers. Took our clients there and had a experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Super fast with the Brie curds. Which were so good and super unique. Meal was good too. Weird part was how we were placed in a random corner near no one else. But hey, it was quiet.

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  14. SueH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. I only gave service a low mark because they were terribly understaffed, not because they were doing a bad job.

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  15. AdamS

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Forgettable. Food uninspired. Service slow and lacking any emotion.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I do not recommend this restaurant solely based on the food. Got a BBQ pork flatbread and it tasted like cheese and cardboard. Crust was not what I was expecting for a flatbread - thin, burnt, and no taste. Minimal BBQ sauce. Bar had a good selection for drinks, however.

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  17. Karen

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and friendly efficient service. A great place for lunch.

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  18. smruoho

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice time.. our server was very friendly and knew the menu when we asked for ideas

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  19. Tiffjay458

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our time! Lots of TVs. Fun and cozy atmosphere

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool interior of the restaurant. Lots to look at. Good and service left some room for improvement. Had no idea which was Men’s and which was Women’s bathroom.

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  21. LaurenM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here on a Wednesday night at 6:30, and it was very quiet (as to be expected). Unfortunately, our service was very slow, especially for the few parties in the dining room. Additionally, we only saw our server when he interacted with us, so I don't believe he was managing multiple other parties causing the delay. I had seen this comment on multiple other reviews but was willing to try this place. The food was delicious. We got a variety of plates, and everyone was very pleased with their choice. Despite the slow service, everything was at the appropriate temperature when it reached the table. It took an hour and half from being seated to getting our checks paid which just felt like it was a little too long for a slow night.

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  22. DeeJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group really enjoyed the Old Fashions, flatbread and beer. Great service and ambiance.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our first time there after hearing good things about the place. It wasn’t busy on a Wednesday evening but found noise from other areas more annoying. The service was good but gave less stars for the food. I had the salmon, which was delicious, but the mashed potatoes lacked flavor…not even a butter pad available. My mom had the almond crusted chicken salad. She said the salad lacked flavor and the chicken was very dry. The shrimp appetizer was OMG delicious.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the brie cheese curds. Convenient location, short walk to Hennepin Avenue theaters or to Orchestra hall.

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  25. LTGOFD

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location and nice atmosphere. Food is good, but not great. Can be expensive for lunch. They would benefit from a lunch menu with smaller portions. Had kiddos along and no kids menu. Disappointed about that.

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  26. Beeb

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! The service was perfect. The prices were reasonable. The decor is entertaining. I love this restaurant!!

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  27. AaronK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has great food and would highly recommend to friends.

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  28. AshleyO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been visiting the Newsroom for years when we go to shows at the Orpheum. Unfortunately, we were disappointed this time around. Our app was cold and the waitress didn’t bring plates so it was tough to eat asparagus. Our actual meals were not great. The avocado was spoiled, chicken overcooked and fries were cold. I was not impressed with the food considering the price we paid. We also had to flag our waitress down several times, including to get our tab. We may need to find an alternative restaurant next time.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cocktails were bad/mediocre at best It was a slow night and we waited forever for our food, which we never ended up getting because it took too long and we had to leave. We watched a table next to us get appetizers, entrees, and desserts before our waiter asked if we got our food yet. We were there for an hour and a half and all we managed to eat were some Brie curds. Really no excuse for how poor the communication was between the wait staff and the kitchen. I’m surprised they made us pay for our drinks, it was honestly one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. I don’t foresee this place sticking around much longer. If this is how they continually conduct business, I would recommend going literally anywhere else.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. I had chicken and waffles for the first time and was amazed how good it was. Also had one of the best old fashions I’ve ever drunk.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for a drink and meal before concert at Orchestra Hall. Great service and ambience. Not too loud, even for my mom and MIL.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and experience. We will be returning!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally the food here is excellent. Last night, two of ordered a Reuben sandwich. Both were very soggy on the bottom and were difficult to eat. Very disappointed

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  34. PeteM

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our party's food came out cold. Waiter took it back, but then it seemed like forever to get it back. I think they made a new dish. Was acceptable after that, but just having to send it back because the food was cold was very disappointing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great as was the food. The food was a bit over priced.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service was attentive overall experience was wonderful!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow but polite service, food took forever and was just average.

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  38. Tfjgdrh

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food has gone down hill, overpriced for what you get.

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  39. GordonS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was in Minneapolis for the weekend and checked out this restaurant. Great atmosphere, service and food!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dead slow and quiet at 6PM, uninterested/apathetic server, good food.

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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 4.2 stars by 1251 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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