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Room 38

38 North 8th Street, Columbia, MO
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Ranked #5 of 329 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $22
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Cuisines: American, Dessert, Tapas, Sandwiches
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E. Walnut St.
Transit: Bus stop on our corner
Description: Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge is Columbia’s premiere venue for dining, entertainment, and special events. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Room 38 is within walking distance from local hotels, live music and performing arts venues, and just minutes away from Hearnes Center, Mizzou Arena, and Farot Field. Room 38 provides an upscale atmosphere with a contemporary approach, and is your destination when looking to experience the best Columbia has to offer.Whether you are looking for an amazing dining experience of shared plates, would like to relax and unwind with your closest friends, sip signature cocktails, need a destination for after dinner to lounge and drink the night away, or are looking for a sophisticated atmosphere to host your next corporate event, Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge stylishly accommodates.
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English first
Colorado Springs
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped by to try the tapas. For the most part very good experience. GREAT Filet Mignon sandwich and we REALLY liked the Chocolate Fondue dessert. HOWEVER, this cant be bypassed; the "lobster" Mac and Cheese did not contain lobster...it had (K)rab...or more commonly known as Pollock bait fish. FOR GOD SAKE...don't advertise lobster and serve this! Anyone who ever... More

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In a town full of dirty college bars, this place seemed to cater to a more upscale crowd. The food is unique and good. We really had a great time.

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was very very good and served so attractively. It's quiet enough to talk in there while having dinner which is unique in this day and age. Service was excellent! Hope to go there many more times!

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Columbia, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I crave the wings here and the prosciutto wrapped asparagus is sinful. Actually, everything I have tried here has been delicious. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The infused vodkas are tasty. I recently had a Bloody Mary with a pickle infused vodka that was just fantastic. The adorable and precious bartender, Aubrey, I have suspicions might truly be... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Mostly a place for drinks and meze, Room 38 is sometimes overlooked. That said, when we do remember it and make our way inside, we are always very pleased that we have. The food is nicely prepared, beautifully plated, and sometimes surprisingly inventive. The bar is an ideal place to visit, not too loud and not too quiet. The owner... More

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Columbia, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Recently visited Room 38 had amazing service and food. They were extremely busy with mom/daughters weekend. We had appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Service was very attentive even though we were sitting outside on small patio. Room 38 definitely cares about the experiences of their customers and does everything they can to make sure your dining experience is pleasurable. Best Happy... More

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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I revisited room 38 it was a total 360 the food and drink and staff were great and will become a favorite destination

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

After a fairly disappointing first visit in December, went again after talking with the manager. I have to say it was a completely different experience. The turbo mojito is delicious and my friend thoroughly enjoyed her white sangria. On the manager's suggestion we tried the sea scallop small plate. It was truly delicious. We also tried the pretzel shared plate.... More

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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It was my second visit there went for happy hour and appetizers had a friend meet us there later . Are guest joined us she asked for a sweet wine comparable to moscato are waitress made a recommendation and assured her she would like it we asked for a sample she assured her she would like ,After receiving wine it... More

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The Sea Ranch, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here. Food was great and the service we excellent, perhaps because we were to only people in the place. We saw the reviews that were so positive but thought we must have read it wrong because the echoes off the wall were pretty loud!!! But the food was excellent.

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