The News Room

4.3
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 844 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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f
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for dinner prior to a show at the Orpheum. Short walk and service was awesome. Waitress was very attentive. Food was awesome.

A
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a good restaurant! There were some customers in the restaurant and it wasn’t so bad at all. Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving. Very enjoyable and will do this again.

SR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. We were not impressed with the food. The food was cold and there was a strange spice to some of the side items. Overall, the place is nice and the service was good. We were not impressed by the food.

DM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were there for Thanksgiving Dinner. Where were the mashed potatoes and the pumpkin pie????? The turkey was about 1/3 skin, the gravy described as "pork gravy" (??????), and the stuffing was just plain Not Good. In total, a disappointment.

HS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was sadly disappointed in my experience! I made a reservation days before our visit for a group of 10 and indicated We were celebrating 4 friends 50th birthdays. On the phone, I was told the restaurant would buy a dessert for the birthday girls. Upon arrival, the hostess walked us to our table - that was not set up or ready for 10 people and was located in a busy walk way. We asked to move to another table, but told it was saved for a reservation.
The food was fine. After dinner, the server asked if anyone wanted to order dessert - and left menus on the table. Another person from our party went to find the server and tell him that we have 4 birthday people - and he said they don't usually give a dessert for birthdays. I had to then go find him and tell him I was told on the phone that the birthday people would get a dessert - he said, fine, he will do that. I was not impressed at all. When I indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion, it would have been nice to have that acknowledged by the host and the server. And when I spoke to the individual on the phone changing our reservation from 10 to 12 - it would have been nice if that would have been noted - rather than showing up and still showing 10 people in our party. Not going back there!

MI
Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

So disappointed! We have been coming here a few times a year for the past 4 years. The Newsroom has a great location and the decor is fun. But this past visit the food & service left so much to be desired. Our party of 7 came for breakfast before the Vikings game. We were given empty paper coffee cups and had to wait 7 minutes for coffee. It took over 1 hour for food to be served. When it arrived, it was cold. My omelette was thin as a crepe, the cheese was non existent but overfilled with stringy onions. How can you screw up an omelette ? No one felt happy about this experience and the bill was not cheap. My wife sent the GM an email but he didn’t bother to respond to her. Something has changed even since May and not for the better.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I would still recommend the news room because I’n hoping our experience wasn’t a common one there. The place was super cool, but it took 20 minutes just to get our drinks from the bar, and nearly an hour and a half to get our food. I have worked in the service industry for years so I am very understanding when things take a while when it’s really busy. But this was a whole difference level of waiting. Whether they were understaffed, had slow bartenders/kitchen staff, or our server was forgetful, I’ve never waited longer for food or drinks in my 35 years of life!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was exceptionally slow at 6:45 on Saturday night. Long time to take drink order and we ordered one app with our drinks that came second behind two other apps and before our drinks.

MG
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent Entree Salads! Both of us ordered an entree salad and they were delicious. I had the Cobb salad; everything was fresh and the salad was large. We also shared the hummus appetizer. Tasty.

A
Minneapolis
118 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 13, 2019
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.