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!
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.
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.
Really cool ambiance, food was delicious, drinks were great. The filet was amazing... I've never had a steak so tender.
As always, the food, service, and atmosphere were all perfect. The Filet was the best steak I’ve had in many years. The server, as well as the wait-assists, were all absolutely friendly, courteous, and professional. I wish I could remember my server’s name! We were in the Entertainment room on Valentine’s evening, and our server was a tall-ish brunette in her late-20s or early-30s, with shoulder length hair. Our evening couldn’t have been better, due mainly to the staff, both FOH and BOH. (Omfg, the food was AMAZING.)
Such a unique theme love the decor
The food was superb, steak was done to perfection the potatoes were delicious, drinks were tasty as well. Great customer service all around. Lots of people but still did not seem noisy.
The food was wonderful. Our only complaint was that when we asked the server for a recommendation, he said he liked everything, which was kind of annoying. When someone asks for a recommendation, just say one of the foods you really love and help us make a decision. We'll asked to be seated away from the TVs next time.
Love the blueberry ketchup and brie!
The server could have been more friendly. The food and atmosphere were good.
Lunch before the Super Bowl. Great location
Very good food
Dishwasher may have been broken on the day we ate there as every plate and utensil was dirty. Had to repeatedly ask for clean dishes and finally just wiped some down ourselves.
Otherwise very good food and a fun place.
I normally like Newsroom. We were disappointed this visit. We came on Superbowl Sunday, with Superbowl happening in Minneapolis and all of the festivities happening right outside their windows -I thought it would be a great place. Wrong! Most of the people in the bar at 10:30 on Superbowl sunday had jerseys on and were visitors for the Superbowl and all related activites and excitement. Newsroom had no special menu for this occasion, they actually had soccer on the tv and were playing slow "dinner music", quite a buzz kill. Service was good, food was good but management really missed the mark on what could have been a fun event!
Good breakfast before the superbowl.
Fun, happy place to sit and gab with family or friends. Friendly staff.
Super Bowl - lunch.
We were there during. the super bowl week. Packed and freezing cold in there. My husbands buffalo steak was awesome but my lasagna was boring. The sauce tasted like tomatoes straight from the can. Overpriced for the atmosphere and quality.
A great place to eat and drink during Super Bowl weekend!
The food was ok but absolutely not worth the price we paid. I have a feeling they were cashing in on Super Bowl opportunities as our menu said “Super Bowl Edition”. and the bill was atrocious. This was my first visit and very likely my last. I’m pretty sure Applebee’s has better food for a fourth of the cost. Our server was great despite the chaos.
Great service and food during SuperBowl weekend!
Outstanding food and good atmosphere. The waiter was awesome and very attentive for how extremely busy it was (Friday before Superbowl).
"Value" rating based on prices obviously jacked up for Super Bowl Week. Normally a good value.
Great for a pre- or post visit to the Dakota Club across the street.
Was there for a dinner before enjoying some of the Superbowl activities downtown on 1/30/18. It was not over the top busy. It was clear that they were not prepared to serve food quickly or hot. It was not the kind of food or service that would have been appealing to all of the out of town visitors. Very disappointing ,not only for us but for our city .
This is a great location, lots to do and see nearby. The food was very good, lots of choices. The service was excellent even though they were crowded when we were there. Nice atmosphere, fun décor.
This was an abysmal experience. The restaurant ran out of fries to serve with burgers at 7.30pm on a Saturday. The room in which we were seated with about 8 tables was not served food for almost 2 hours - nobody. And there were no apologies or explanations given unless we asked. The lasagne tasted like it had been microwaved from a box when it came. Shrimp linguini was poor. I think the kitchen had stopped functioning.
They were not prepared for the Super Bowl. They were out of several draft beers out of French fries. Also significant wait time for food to arrive
Awful experience. Waited over an hour to get food. Ordered an appetizer that never came. Kids grilled cheese was so cold by the time it got to us that it literally was just a cheese sandwich. Mine came out cold. Another persons was burnt. Couldn’t find our waitress to give us our bill.
They used the excuse that they were busy - it was a Saturday night during Super Bowl live. It was predictabley a busy day. If you weren’t prepared to handle the crowd then why take our reservations?
Visited on Saturday evening during Super Bowl Live so it was super busy. The wait staff tried very hard, but long wait for food. The food was great tasting, only caution was that the drinks were very expensive.
The Newsroom was very accommodating for our big party. Our server was great. The food was average. Portions were small for the price. I got the citrus ahi salad and for the price, I should have had more tuna on my plate. The kids meal was pricey but it came with a lot of food - more than the salads on our table. We also know it is a busy time with the super bowl coming but our food took forever to come.
I made a reservation for our party of 13. However, when we arrived, we had to wait 20+ minutes before we were seated. We were not offered anything (like a free app) for having to wait so long to be seated. Then it took about 1/2 hour for our food to arrive - although it was courteous of the host to tell us their kitchen was running slow.
Nice enough place, and the food was ok, but with so many other good restaurants in downtown Mpls., I doubt I'll be back.
We hit the New Room before a concert at Orchestra Hall. Drinks were good, food was good and moderately priced, service was good, too. Would recommend to a friend and would likely dine here again.