The News Room

4.2
973 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 973 people are saying
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vipsued
Minneapolis
157 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very friendly staff. Food was very good and so was the service. It was quite empty for a Saturday evening with football play-offs on TV.

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vipSallyw
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but lasagna was cool in the middle. Asked for bread and was charged $2.00 for 4 small slices of bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place. Good menu selections. Good food.

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eddie
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was good and the wait was very helpful.. 1st time back in

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Peterkins
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best burger in Minneapolis and unusual interesting decor

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vipMike
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Great dinner before MN Orchestra.
Rueben was fantastic and chicken almond salad was wonderful.

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BirdLover
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife described her lasagna as the best she’s ever had. My burger was delicious, although cooked a little more than I expected. The beer menu was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place, we had a reservation for 10 people at noon on New Years Day and they had everything ready for us with the nicest server (I’m so upset I didn’t get her name for a special shout out). When we sat down it was right next to a speaker that was very loud, but we only needed to ask for it to be turned down and they were happy to do it. The food came out fast and everyone’s plates were clean. The ambiance was very cool and it was relaxed and cozy. 10/10 so so happy with everything!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The steaks we ordered were cooked perfectly, and the shrimp Mac n Cheese had an amazing amount of shrimp. Overall we’ll go again if in town.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was an outstanding waitress and the food was awesome. Especially the Brussels sprouts with blue cheese as well as the chicken and waffles.

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Lolo
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Our server was fantastic, but we will not return to this restaurant again. The number of loud TVs was just ridiculous. The area in which we were seated was so dark we could barely see our menus. The food was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting from out of town made a reservation for 7:45. When seated they let us know right away that the kitchen was closing soon so that we were aware but did it so politely that we didn’t feel rushed. We quickly figured out what we wanted so they could put the order in. My husband got a Kobe burger which he said was delicious and I got the Beet Salad with Chicken and it was the best salad I’ve ever had! Service was great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Dark and dreary…. Sort of a boring vibe to ur… even the staff seemed bored. Food was decent, but not worth coming back for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Vikings Game with Family

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LADJCD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy on a cold night. Made a meal vegetarian for us. Fun drinks. Great waiter. Stayed on schedule for theater.

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viprosss
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Friday night before a Timberwolves game; service was slow,
Poorly timed and incorrect.

Good was poor, very greasy, and expensive for what it was.

I hadn’t been to News Room in over 8 years and now I know why.

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Lovie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Right downtown. Good service. Fast and lots of choices!!

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bethgHappy
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch and service. We shared an Almond Chicken salad and fried Brie with blueberry ketchup. Yum! Love the newsroom decor and spacious setting. Restrooms were fun too.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Buffalo sauce way too vinegar tasting, chicken breading fell off breast and was soggy, potato waffle was flavorless.

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UofMN
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It would be good to have the volume of the televisions on mute in the dining room. I can see where the sound is valuable in the bar, but it makes conversation very hard in the rest of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

They said they did not have our reservation on file but when I showed them my confirmation they gave us a table. We were seated next to a large group that was really loud which was not ideal for our small twosome trying to have lunch and catch up. They have a nice wine, beer and drink menu and the soup was fantastic. The caesar salad was really dry and then I was charged for more dressing which seemed a little unnecessary for a $20 salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Extremely LONG wait time for the food. Over an hour

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David
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of few restaurants still open in downtown Minneapolis - a very good crowd and affable server. Enjoyed the decor. They do take reservations - a real plus for securing a table before the Orchestra Hall, games, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!!

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Alichia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made an 8:45 reservation, was seated and told “hurry and order our kitchen closed 5 mins ago”. Then we told “last call” on drinks, so we placed a last order only to moments later to be told “we lock the doors in 7 mins”. Overall not sure why we were even allowed to make this reservation. Oh upon being seated we were also told “this is the worst table in the place” by the waitress. So overall wouldn’t recommend.

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vipAbbieB
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We went before a show. This restaurant always pops up on Open table , so I thought I would try. The food was ok but our server was so mean! I can understand if you are having a bad day, but don’t take it out on me!

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RaeStPaul
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

With the Viking game and Anastasia at the Orpheum, I’m so glad we had a reservation as it was busy. We were seated in the dining room closest to Nicollet mall and apparently the only lighting in there were the tv’s and small candles on each table, it was VERY dark, so dark we could barely see the menus. Our server was very prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. We didn’t have to wait long for our drinks or our food. We all ordered the pecan chicken salad and it was quite delicious, a surprise with each bite as we couldn’t really see it. Dessert was also delicious but the utensils we were given were very strange, two soup spoons and a fork. The fork was fine for one of my friends eating the tort but soup spoons were poor for another eating a tort and my cheesecake.

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose The News Room because it was close to our concert venue, but it surpassed our expectations. Great food, great service, open, spacious, and just right to meet with friends.

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Richard
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was ok, nothing special, except for the root beer cookie, which was amazing! Our server was awesome as well. Overall, it’s a good place to eat, but not really an adventure in, and of, itself.

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RaymondN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Busy place. Service was spot on and efficient though the food was a bit slow to arrive. That was ok as we gave ourselves plenty of time for a concert at an Orchestra Hall performance. Perfect location if attending a performance,

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EWeats
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It was my first time there. We were in a big comfortable booth by the bar and it felt festive. The Cobb salad with grill chicken was very good. I was disappointed by a stingy pour for a $13 glass of wine. Sadly, it took over one hour for our food to arrive.So, it was a mixed experience.

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vipMike
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great meal- chicken almond salad and Rueben. Noise volume made it hard to hear/converse.

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vipKevinHayford
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Brie curds as an appetizer and they were delicious. We then had two different steaks, both were cooked perfectly and melted in our mouths.

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vipPatti
Minneapolis
115 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great experience at the Newsroom. Seated our party quickly and the food was delicious.

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vipNonamw
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's good to have News Room still open downtown and other restaurants are delaying their reopening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre TWolves place to eat!

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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
55 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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 973 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.