The News Room

4.2
938 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 938 people are saying
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DanielB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, appetizer, dinner, and rooter cookies for dessert. Everything was better than I hoped if would be. Such a great night

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TaraK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best steak I have ever had. Service was wonderful and love the decor.
-A newspaper publisher

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KathiK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party with the girls. They tolerated our loudness and had excellent food/drinks!!

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vipMike
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous meals- ruben and almond chicken salad.
Very loud/noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed drinks, an appetizer, entries and a birthday dessert in the bar. The waitress was very informative about the menu and also how the restaurant was decorated. I would definitely return!

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StephenT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting place. Really cool decor and broad selection of cocktails, spirits, etc. A unique, distinctive place for any of you who are anti-chain (as I am).

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Mary
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and wonderful food! Service was outstanding!

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Hedwig
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first time at The Newsroom- the food was good- some good options for us since we have a vegetarian in the group. The food took quite a while to arrive but everything was hot. The ambience is very interesting and the theme is great. It’s a very comfortable spot- we will return.

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vipCarrieW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Dining room was busy when we arrived. First two beers we ordered were out of stock. Food took almost an hour to arrive at our table after ordering. Dining room was almost empty by time food finally came. Waiter wasn’t attentive either.

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EricN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the second dinner gathering I’ve been apart of that featured The News Room as the venue. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were treated well.

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MariaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a great time. However, I could REALLY feel of being rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and a nice menu selection.

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KarlaG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay, not great. I ordered chicken salad and the chicken was a bit dry, but with the dressing, it was okay. We wouldn't make a special attempt to return, but if in the area again we might give another try. It could of just been an off night. The service was good and prices are reasonable.

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Mary
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding! The noise level was a little too high. Overall, I would eat here again and recommend it to others.

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MikefromMinneapolis
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place with a decent menu. Stopped in for dinner prior to going out to the theater for the evening. Service was good and so was the general ambiance of the restaurant. Food took close to an hour from ordering to make it to table, but it seems that staff shortages were to blame as the place wasn't overly busy. Would still go again.

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta location with a very cool themed interior. Even with staffing shortages the service was amazing and the staff was truly top notch.

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vipMorgan
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veggie sandwich was awesome. Great service and nice patio seating

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MuslimDiva
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not a lot of vegetarian options. Can't substitute much. Like the white wine in the pasta.
No flavor. Just really bland food.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Arrived for our Open Table at 8:15 and was told our food would not be ready for an hour, kitchen was backed up. Server was polite until I inquired why our food was still not ready 1 1/2 hours after order was placed. He said ours was the last order to be put in. I know we were not the last table seated. We finally got our food 10 minutes before closing (10:00). My tortellini was tasty but not very warm. My husband’s jambalaya was hot but not spicy. I would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely place and had amazing food and drinks! They were very busy and our food took almost an hour to come out. Since we were downtown it only left us a very limited time to eat, but the server did let us know the kitchen was backed up before we ordered and was very kind and attentive. I would like to go back when I’m not on a timeline and really enjoy it

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vipOpenTableRegular
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Seldom have waited so long for such mediocre food. Took forever to get our dinner and when we asked server when it would arrive, he snipped back that they were very busy (despite several open tables) and understaffed (when he was standing around looking at the room). Also took a long time just get our check. We won't be back.

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jrlaz
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty pasta dishes and creative cocktails hit the spot!

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vipGolfer1234
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service is very slow. It took us 45 minutes to get our food. I had to flag down the waiter to get waited on.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The service was good but slow.

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EmilyN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was so good but the service could have been better.

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Bakerboy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Menu has changed; not for the better. Server was either too busy or didn't care; below par for this place.

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DanB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Next time I would for sure sit inside, other than that it was just trying things out of my comfort zone. Service was impeccable though.

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OpenTableReviewer
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 5, fun atmosphere, great food.

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BeverlyW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was excellent - the food was wonderful and we especially loved the root beer cookies.

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BarbaraC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the brie curds with blueberry sauce. My watermelon salad was delicious. Outdoor seating area looks desolate with barren planters.

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AndreaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Bit of noise from buses while sitting outside. They are doing a great job in a tough area to make dining as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, fantastic strip steak with those mushrooms!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love the Brie curds!

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Clarke1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch.
My family really enjoyed the drinks and the lasagna.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience and food just too noisy inside. Would however recommend to friends!

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ShellyL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would have been nice to have a slightly quieter area to be - having an "energetic experience" isn't always desired. The hostess was very helpful, though, in finding us a table that worked.

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Susie
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I went to lunch with a work colleague and after 40 minutes of waiting, we decided we better get our meals to go so we didn't miss our upcoming meetings. I flagged down the waiter and he just said "OK". He didn't seem to be concerned about the amount of time we were waiting or the fact that we couldn't enjoy our meal there. On top of that, I witnessed him ducking down under the bar in the center of the room and touching the floor with his hands multiple times. He typically sprayed his hands with a sanitizer after doing that, but I am not sure he did every time. The turkey sandwich I had was overcooked and very tough. I do not plan to go here again.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great! Reduced staff post pandemic meant the restaurant was not full. Reservations are recommended.

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vipDALFoodie
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy my experience very much. I dined alone so that I can work and sat at a very quiet table near the bar. The atmosphere was beautiful

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Brian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was bland, server seemed like he didn't care.

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 938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.