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About The News Room

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.

990 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
10th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 343-0073

Website:
http://thenewsroommpls.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Baebenroth

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jamie Bonis: (612) 343-0073

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

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!

The News Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Good for Groups (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
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Fun (20)
Good for a Date (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Live Sports (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Great Beer (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.)

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The server could have been more friendly. The food and atmosphere were good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lunch before the Super Bowl. Great location

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good breakfast before the superbowl.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun, happy place to sit and gab with family or friends. Friendly staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Super Bowl - lunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A great place to eat and drink during Super Bowl weekend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and food during SuperBowl weekend!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding food and good atmosphere. The waiter was awesome and very attentive for how extremely busy it was (Friday before Superbowl).

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

"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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Super Bowl

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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 .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This place certainly has potential but unfortunately they were so backed up that we did not get a chance to enjoy. We had a 6:30 reservation and, by the time we got seated and a waitress got to us with drinks, it was already 7:00. As we had a show to attend, we asked about the wait time and were told that the kitchen was almost an hour behind. As a result we ended up just ordering aps and salads that could be done quickly. Even then, it took 40 minutes to get our food and we had to eat quickly to get done and out. The waitress was very apologetic and was surprised they hadn't informed us when we arrived that they were so behind.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time with family. We got to sit at a nice table by candle light ( could have been a littler brighter for it was hard to see the menu, had to use our phones to see the menu). The place was really busy but you would have never had known that it was, they were on top of things and made sure we were ok the whole time.

Thanks for the great service and food!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was fine. Good beer. They do something kind of irritating though- they give you a menu that has some fancy more costly choices and somewhere in the menu there is a statement that says something like “ for our late night bar menu that includes burgers and other late night choices ask your server.” When we asked the server he said we can order off that menu any time, not just late night. 🙄 Just put the burgers on the menu or at least bring both menus at the start. Duh. I know they want to appear classier or fancier but face it newsroom you are a giant bar with fairly decent food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The service was wonderful, and I am very appreciative that we requested a quiet space, if available, and were seated in an area that was relatively private and very conducive to conversation among our group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a party of 3 for New Years Eve and we all loved it. All the dishes we had were delicious and it's so fun to look at each room decorated as a section of a newspaper! It was a bit loud in the Sports section room but we could still talk. Overall, a great experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was a little slow, food was pretty good, and we were promptly seated.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The only issue regarded our seating. I arrived before the rest of the party and was sat at a table. I waited for 15 minutes only to find that the rest of my party was sat at another table in a different area. They asked for my name when they arrived and were told I hadn’t arrived yet. A little awkward when I had to move tables and notify my server what was going on. It wasn’t even busy in there so not sure why the mix up occurred.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a group of 12 dining before a concert. The staff was very helpful and attentive to getting us served and out the door on time. Our waitress was great. She split up the bill perfectly so that the checkout was fast. The food and drinks were great and we thought it was priced right. We will definitely come back when we have more time to enjoy the ambiance.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had dinner before a nite at the Orpheum. The food was good and the service was great. My husband was able to glance at the TVs to keep up on his Fantasy Football:) I had the meatloaf sampler and it was very yummy. 3 different kinds of meatloaf with a different side dish to go with each one. The nite was cold and windy so it was perfect comfort food for the weather.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Waited an hour for our food and was given an inadequate excuse of busy. We were a large party and other large parties received food and check in a timely manner. When food arrived, it was cold.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I’m not sure if The News Room was busier than anticipated tonight but we arrived early and had to wait for our reservation to be ready while others walked in without reservations and were seated ahead of us. The service was really slow without acknowledgement and three of our four meals were over cooked. We’ve been here before with better experiences and hoping tonight was not the norm going forward.

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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2017

One of the best happy hours I’ve seen in MPLs, and I look.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Way overpriced for the quality of food provided.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fun, news-themed environment with their own spin on american classics.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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