The News Room

4.2
690 reviews
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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 & Target Field, The Orpheum, Pantages and State Theaters.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:30am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:30am
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Phone number
(612) 343-0073
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Baebenroth
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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. Visit Taste Wine Bar right next door for your after dinner enjoyment.
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Private party contact
Jamie Bonis: (612) 343-0073
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Cross street
10th
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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.
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Special events & promotions
We have many private spaces available for all types of events, including receptions, Happy Hours, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, meetings, and much more. Contact us to learn more!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 690 People Are Saying
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DG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Basically a sports bar with newspaper themed décor that has not worn well. Two cocktails, a shared cheese board (which was good), an indifferently prepared swordfish (also shared), and a crème brulee cost $100. The experience wasn't terrible but there are much better options for downtown Mpls dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get-together with relatives passing through the town, including 2 in their 90s. Food and service was excellent. Requested quiet area, was pretty good most of evening but music was a bit loud the final 45 minutes. Server didn’t think speaker could be turned down just in our room. Also, some of our group commented that signage for the bathrooms was very confusing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed the downtown Minneapolis vibe. The appetizers and entrees were great. Our waiter was fabulous. I would definitely recommend The News Room.

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Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a quiet dining experience. Tuesday evening, and the restaurant was not very busy at 5pm. Food was good overall despite my filet being cooked more than it should have been (Ordered Medium, came out Medium Well). My spouse had the gnocchi which was very good. Drinks were spot on and our waiter was attentive to our anniversary. Good choice for our date night.

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HK
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a quick breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. We were there early and enjoyed a quiet atmosphere as the crowd had yet to arrive. The coffee was excellent and the Eggs Florentine, with its bountiful helping of spinach and other vegetables, hit the spot for me. The breakfast menu isn't lengthy but it's what we were looking for. Service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not very busy service was slow. Food was good but expected a little bit more.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Terrible service. Waited a full hour for our meal, then they brought three of the four entrees — waited another 10 minutes to get the last meal, a SALAD.

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b
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Painfully slow service. Arrived with 2 kids and seated without kids menus. Took 20 minutes to just get drinks. Took another 40 to get food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, great atmosphere, amazing food!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It wasn’t too busy so the slow service was disappointing. Water/drinks were not refilled in a timely manner and the food was brought out at different times.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! The food and service were amazing!

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GD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together

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r
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Great waitstaff. Wonderful desserts. Overall - excellent!

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P
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Surrounded by large reproductions of historic news paper articles and headlines you encounter a lively crowd and attentive servers. The house specialty is fried Brie puffs with blueberry "catsup" which I recommend. It is lighter than expected, but could be shared. I advise against the chicken cordon blue which seemed to be a tasteless mash up of french toast stuffed with minced chicken meat, no ham, and an insipid sauce accompanied by overdone potato balls. While I appreciate new interpretations of classic dishes, this one needs rethinking. There is outside seating on the pedestrian mall, but note that buses pass and non-guest must walk amidst the tables to reach other destinations.

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AC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling for a business, and wanted to find a place for a nice evening meal for our team. We made a reservation for 8 and were given a fantastic table. The menu appealed to a broad range of tastes and preferences. Everyone on the team raved about this gem of a restaurant. Great variety of food, and the service and ambiance were great. The great part was the restaurant was not noisy so our team could visit easily. Really a wonderful experience. So glad we found this place!

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m
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a great meal, drinks were fantastic. can't wait to go back

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KK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The location was convenient and the menu looked interesting so we thought we'd give it a try before a basketball game. Got there early and were seated in the back as there was not staff yet for the window tables. Strike one. Ordered cocktails, and asked if they could make a Poloma, "Sure, what kind of tequila do you want?" I chose a reposado, but was charged for a call Anejo $17.00 PLUS $2 for the grapefruit juice!!! I realize it's Minneapolis, but $18 for one cocktail is a bit much. Strike 2. My wife ordered a tequila old fashioned off the cocktail menu, no prices listed. It came to $12.92(?) We actually split an appetizer and a entree, The Meatloaf Flight. I could understand the smallish nature of the 3 meatloaf pieces, but there lack of flavor and the side of instant Mashed Potatoes are UNACCEPTABLE ANYWHERE! Strike 3!. Our total bill for splitting a meal and 2 cocktails was $84. Won't be back, way too many places in the city where at least if it is overpriced, the fresh ingredients and great flavors made it worth my while!

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s
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing after recommended by several people. Sad tiny salad with poor taste overall.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were having dinner before going to Orchestra Hall for a concert. The four of us all enjoyed our entrees very much. Dessert was good too. The service was friendly and responsive. Only criticism would be that the alcoholic beverages and wine seemed expensive, but probably comparable to other restaurants in the downtown area.

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RA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was delivered quickly.

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MP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had John as our waiter, and who has been employed at The Newsroom for about a month, and he was excellent. Food was great and the staff made sure it got to us quickly as we were attending a concert that evening so needed to be in and out quickly.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was excellent. It was a very good value.

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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The wings & hummus were great. Our server was super hard to pin down throughout the meal and it even took forever to get our check, even after the restaurant was mostly empty.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter was very nice and pleasant, the food was ok not that great in my book. I’m not sure I would recommend the restaurant to any friends traveling to Minneapolis

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K
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place in Minneapolis. The cheese curds are excellent. I also had one of the best negronis ever. Their drinks are top notch. Very nice atmosphere.

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b
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere, varied menu. Server was a little slow with drink orders, but food orders were fine

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TR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects.

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J
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

All of our food was fabulous! Great presentation, amazing flavor, fabulous options. Also had a great watermelon sangria that was very refreshing for a hot day. Dessert was great too, but they ran out of creme brûlée, so that was a bummer! Took a while for our server to come back after we got our meals, for refills and such, but it was busy, so it happens.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to hang out. Reserved a table for 8 and we were well taken care of. Hamburger and the flat bread pizza was excellent’

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l
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great decor, convenient location to theater district and sporting events. The service was awful! We were there during happy hour, waiter had 3 tables and could not give us the time of day. He was eude and short with attention. We found a hair in our food. $13 coxckails from a large list were not worth the price. They wanted to charge us a $20 cake cutting fee for a small dessert we brought in, we choose to eat it outside and leave.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our waitress and the other staff made sure that our group of 15 had our food brought out quickly, which isn’t always easy with a large group. Delicious food and a fun atmosphere!

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T
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is good as is the service.

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E
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Yeah, it has kind of a sports bar vibe, but the service is always good and the food is reliably great!

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FK
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. Portions are generous. You can easily take half home to eat later. Our table had the salmon almondine, build your own kobe burger, cordon bleu, and the forager burger. Each entrée was spectacular. Great place to meet with friends.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 20, and the service was great, the food was amazing, and our dinner event was memorable.

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n
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It took nearly an hour for us to get our food. We ended up wolfing down half our food and taking the rest with us because we had to get back to work.

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VF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wait staff bent over backwards to advise us about many food items, and to make us just plain happy with everything! Food was creative and delicious. Several of our group had Ahi salad with an avocado puree, and the just-right Ahi sparkled with oceanic freshness, just as fish served (correctly) mostly raw like Sushi, must. Beautiful to behold, even more beautiful to eat. We loved the warm bread and butter which might have been whipped with just a whiff of honey in it - super yum! Another of our party had the innovative yet comforting "flight of meatloaf", and it exuded urban vibes - not your Mother's meatloaf here, but 3 kinds of specially crafted meatloaf served with 3 different sides - that plate got scraped clean by my friend who savored every bite. All together, a nifty downtown Minneapolis restaurant on Nicollet Mall.

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RJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a long wait for our lunch. BLT was cold. Overall good experience.

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Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The News Room was a hit! We had a wide range of ages and food tastes and all were very pleased with the menu choices and the food ordered. They have great tables for large groups.

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CW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty appetizers & drinks, good service!

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