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Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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1.1 miles from Minneapolis Institute of Art
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$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few evening drink here tonight. Chris and Charlie looked after us very well and were absolutely lovely. Would definitely reccomend.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021

Went for Dinner on St. Patrick's Day. Great food and drinks. Always great Service. Took our temp before being seated. Server was very friendly. Food was fast and delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 5, 2020

Disappointing and expensive. Came early on a Saturday - the server was polite, personable, and attentive. The food however was disappointing and the bill was waaay to high for the quality of the food. (Ordered the shrimp linguine)

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

Not a fan of The News Room, Too spender, hamburger tiny, and dried out. The waitress never came back to check on us. It’s as though she didn’t care. I would not go back. The place was empty. Over rated. M

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

When we checked in and was seated, it took a while to get a waiter/waitress to us. When the food was delivered our server spilled some fries on me. Of course he apologized but it would of been nice to get a new order but...that might have taken longer. Food was very good. I would attempt to go back to this place again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 24, 2019

I went for dinner and enjoyed every bite of my smoked salmon appetizer and the Short rib risotto. The portions are good and the food is seasoned well. I wish they would extend Sunday brunch to 3 or 4p.m. I went on a Sunday afternoon...and wanted brunch. Brunch ended and 2p.m. and I was seated at 2p.m. When I asked if I could order from the brunch menu, I was told that brunch ended at 2p.m. and it was 2p.m. ....sorrrryyyyy. I was a bit taken aback and disappointed that I wasn't offered to order from the brunch menu although it would have been a few minutes after two when I would have ordered. Needless to say I didn't stay and found a restaurant that served breakfast/brunch items all day.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

The food was average at best. They did have a large variety of dishes (and our adult family all ordered something different), but no one at our table "raved" about the food they ordered. The service was sub-par. Granted, we were there on a college...football Saturday night, but the restaurant should have anticipated that. They would not let a party of 6 make reservations. If you are staying at a downtown motel, you can get there by walking through the Sky walk system. NOTE: There was some construction going on in the Sky Walk, so we ended up going outside the last two blocks. We would not go back a second time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

After our convention was over we took a short walk over to "The News Room" to relax, eat and drink until it was time to head to the airport that evening. We had an awesome waiter, and great food. I had the California Panini and...a cup of fries (excellent) and my friend had the burger with roasted red peppers (life changing!). We got loud and just had a blast. Thanks to the friendly staff!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

Plenty of room, indoor and outdoor seating. They for a large group of 8 people easily. Nice atmosphere and vibe. Didn’t eat here We came in for late night drinks and the bartender made very good cocktails.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

We stopped in for a Night-Cap and the drink selections were great. My wife had the Black N' White Martini - which she loved. I had the Peanut Butter & Jelly Old Fashioned - it was pretty good. The service of the bartender was amazing,...she's really good at what she does.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Nick S
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Response from 730lynnel | Reviewed this property |
No- I'd suggest getting a private room at the bank restaurant - in downtown. Can't think of many other places that would have private rooms or areas
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Frequently Asked Questions about The News Room

Yes, The News Room offers takeout services.

Yes, The News Room offers delivery services.

The News Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4