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The News Room

4.1
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Groups
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 641 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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 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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Really cool ambiance, food was delicious, drinks were great. The filet was amazing... I've never had a steak so tender.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 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!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Lunch before the Super Bowl. Great location

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Good breakfast before the superbowl.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Super Bowl - lunch.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 2, 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and food during SuperBowl weekend!

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4.0Dined 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).

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4.0Dined on February 1, 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.

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