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The News Room

4.1
658 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
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!
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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 658 People Are Saying
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Tasty appetizers & drinks, good service!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Had reservations for 8 at 4:30 on a Monday, not really needed, but wanted to be sure since it was after my sons U of MN graduation. We had an attentive waitress, that was helpful with beer selections. Food was excellent! Everyone loved what they had - Farfalle, Jambalaya, Shrimp Linguine, Cordon Bleu, Peppered Pork Tenderloin, Bone-In Short Rib Risotto.
The Jambalaya is my favorite, I've had it and recommended it to my son - he loved it!! We both like spicy things. We also all shared a piece of cheesecake and the salted chocolate torte-everyone was full, so a bite of each was perfect.
The Pom-a-dor martini is yummy!!

Due to the time of day it wasn't really crowded so we could easily converse. A great time was had by all! Definitely recommend it!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We always stop at the news room when we are in town and are never disappointed. After a slow start which was our fault for moving table, we enjoyed the cheese plate and deep fried Brie, the shrimp cakes were a unique take on crab cakes, the wasabi sauce and slaw were a nice compliment. We then moved on to the ahi tuna and dry aged strip steak (which we can’t get a the turf room, another one of our favorites) We finished with the root beer cookies.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I can't complain too much as I chose to eat there twice...Once for dinner and once for lunch..
Service is outstanding as is the very cool newspaper decor...And reasonably priced for a downtown eatery...

Complaints..Ran out of fish (any type of fish) for dinner..and my lunch rueben was off in taste..(the club sandwich looked awesome)...
Otherwise, my lasagna for dinner was excellent, chicken rice, butternut squash and minestrone were all good soups and all my customers enjoyed their meals..
In addition, drinks were reasonably priced as well...

Service super fast and friendly....

Other notice is that the bread served with dinner is very good, but they only serve with a sweetened butter, which doesn't go well when your eating a pasta dish...Wish they would offer an option on the butter...

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great local restaurant with outside seating. Food delicious and setting lovely on a warm Minneapolis evening!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food is always perfect at the Newsroom. Recommend to anyone looking for a nice atmosphere & a delicious menu.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This was a great day treat outside! The outside seating is so great here and the menu offers many options.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

They let us reserve a table on open table and then when we arrived, they told us they “ran out of food”. How could they know what we were going to order. Pathetic place.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A very "happening" place with lots of people to watch. It was very busy which may account for the long wait for our food to appear. Once it did, the two people who ordered the butternut squash soup had to request that it be heated again as it was cold. It was promptly replaced. The pecan crusted salmon entree was delicious, as was the butternut squash soup. We would highly recommend both.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food and atmosphere was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very happening place. We asked for and ordered off of the Late Night menu even though it was 6pm. Although not listed, we had a cup of the butternut squash soup. It is the best. A cup is very satisfying and a bowl would make a meal. The "build a burger" is a great choice. The fish and chips was not as good as the last time I had it...too much batter, not enough fish. The amount of french fries is almost overwhelming. Generous to the extreme.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We enjoyed a great dinner before a show. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was awesome. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

staff is incredibly kind and helpful. food is good. happy hour is the best value i have encountered. we each ordered a Margarita flatbread thinking we would order a full meal after. but, the HH offerings are full sized portions and that was all we could eat. everything that came out looked delicious, and i will return to try them all. i won't order that particular flatbread again, however - too much pesto.
we were seated in a back room - less crowded, less noisy, fine with us. but, when we ordered, our waiter told us we could not order HH items in that room. he quickly found us another table, and was very nice about it, but we should have been told that when we arrived.
overall a good experience and we will return for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a quiet Friday night due to the spring break and Good Friday. The food was very good as usual but the service was a little slow. Typically we’ve had very good service so I'd chalk it up to an off night. The bacon chop was amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Went here for a lunch meeting with my coworkers. The food was prompt, warm (cold for the salad) and everyone at all of their food. Everyone was happy and full after the meal, it was well worth the price.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We arrived fairly late on Saturday night (9PM) with a group of 9. The restaurant wasn't busy, with maybe ten tables filled at most. We loved the ambiance, and were happy with the large variety of choices on the menu. Most of us ordered pasta, flatbread, or salad, and all were tasty. Sadly, we were disappointed in the service. Our waitress was incredibly slow to initially say hello, to take our order and to bring the bill. We had to go ask for the bills, and then, when she did drop them off, we had to wait forever for her to come back for our payment. It was after 11:00 and everyone was tired and ready to leave. It was too bad that service wasn't better here because it was a fun place.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Reservation for table of 7, pasta and sandwich orders only, over 1 hour to receive meals.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The restaurant was very loud. It was hard to maintain a conversation. The food was okay, I liked the closeness to Orchestra Hall.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of the best meals my husband and I have had in a while! This was our first time there, but we will be back! The noise level was more low to moderate, and it was St. Patrick's day, so potentially less noise other days.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very good food, nice location from downtown motels & convention center. good seating for larger group

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Always good food. Always good service. When anyone adds The News Room to the choices of where to go for a week day lunch, I always pick The News Room.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went before a show at the Orpheum. Server was mindful of time and food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Matt, our waiter, was excellent!
So noisy!
Great food, we had the meatloaf flight, oh, so, delicious!
Would have liked a white wine happy hour selection on Friday.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Went for dinner before a Timberwolves game. Nice to find a place where we could get reservations. We were seated and served promptly. We were there during happy hour and there were some great selections very moderately priced. Overall, everyone enjoyed their food.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Service was good, menu was a little funky for my tastes, would like more plainer food but that is just my taste. Felt it was very expensive but I also know that it is always like that in that area. I would probably eat somewhere else out of downtown before the theater next time.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fun atmosphere ,good food, very outgoing staff. We loved it!

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The host never even acknowledged our reservation, we had to wait 10 minutes before they even asked us why we were there. We told them when we arrived that we used open table, but they told us to step to the side. When we finally got seated and received some lukewarm food, the contents were gummy, greasy, and not appetizing all. The only thing that wasn’t too cold or too slimy was the wooden proteins that my date and I received. I normally just ignore these email invitations for surveys, but I felt the obligation to warn anyone that makes the mistake of blowing almost a hundred dollars on this nonsense.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Any date night or when friends come into town, I always suggest the News Room because I love the ambiance of the restaurant and the food! Their cocktails are fairly good, plus, they have the most extensive bottled beer selection I've seen in the cities. The staff is always extremely friendly and courteous. I'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent place for pre concert dinner. Varied menu let us eat light with full flavor.
High energy yet intimate.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Love the Lasagne. Great service and apps as well.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Found The Newsroom on Open Table for dinner with a good friend and we were pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was phenomenal and made awesome suggestions for food and drinks. Fun atmosphere. Food was amazing. We got the Brie cheese curds which were outstanding, she got the Alfredo and I got the Meatloaf Trio which both blew us away. The goat cheese cheesecake with black lava salt on top for desert is one of the best cheesecakes I have ever had! Definitely worth a visit!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We waited for almost an hour for our meal. We even asked after 45 minutes if we could get the soup. Waiting again. I had to stop the waitress and tell her we had to leave 15 minutes. She said that we should have told her we were in a hurry. AND that it was Saturday night. We asked for our bill when got our food. Could not eat the soup; no time. Rushed through dinner so not sure if was good or not. No apolgy given and we all knew it was Saturday night so why were they not prepared. We had a show at orchestra hall so had to rush. Not a fun experience.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was good but the service was not. It took us over a half hour to get our food. Our server was not attentive, and only after we searched her down to ask where our food was did she say, "Oh, I'll go check", did we get our food. The restaurant was not full so we should have had better service. The music was too loud and made any table conversation difficult. Will not recommend or return. Too many other better options in downtown Mpls.

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