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“Great food and ambiance”
Review of Room 38

Room 38
Ranked #31 of 409 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 4, 2015

Room 38 is a small restaurant with distinct seating. The staff is friendly. We shared the Spicy Chicken Queso Dip and the Mahi Mahi Tacos. The queso dip was incredible. It was served with chips, carrots and celery. The tacos were good but not my favorite. They seemed a little bland compared to other fish tacos I've eaten. I wouldn't order them again but the queso dip I definitely would. Other people in our party ordered the Black and Blue salad and said it was delicious. The portion size was huge. They easily made two meals out of those salad.

1  Thank Marjean W
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Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love Room 38. The darker lighting and more intimate setting is awesome. We were both surprise at the quality of food. My wife loves the surf n' turf and I go frontage beef n' brick. We have had almost all of the apps and they are incredible. Reservations are necessary sometimes so check ahead.

1  Thank Brandon D
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Room 38 has an incredible menu with some diverse choices. It's not possible to categorize the selections. They have a wide drink menu as well.
I visit there whenever I am in Columbia and always wind up staying late in the evening watching sports or listening to the DJ, chatting with new friends.

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1  Thank SupermanPrime
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have actually been there many times, at different times of the day; have been there solo, with friends, for business and as a couple and have always left the place feeling very happy, have had specialty drinks, a variety of beers. Also their food is awesome, and what I and the people who I have been there love the most is the excellence in service; I need to be back here soon!!!

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Reviewed March 10, 2015

Love the small plate heavy menu. We started with the Portobello Mushroom Fries, then we had the Seared Pork Belly and the Seared Duck Spring Roll. Loved the mushrooms & pork belly, but both my husband and I weren't so excited about the duck. The wrapper was too thick and doughy towards the inside and overall much larger then we expected. We both thought it would have been better if smaller with a completely crispy wrapper, and veggies as part of the filling versus rice. The dipping sauce was excellent though. We also had the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wrap, which was probably the best of everything. I also had the Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria. I loved it so much I had a 2nd. Light, sweet tart, and refreshing.

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Thank alou955
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