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“Great bang for your buck!”
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 June 9, 2016

You must try their Ahi Nacho's. Life is not complete without them, don't hesitate!! During happy hour you can get drinks and appetizers and not be broke when you leave yet the food is amazing!!

Thank Monika H
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our server, Hannah was great, food and drink were tasty as always. Shocked! I repeat Shocked! When immediately after ordering a third round of drinks the hostess told us we needed to give up our table and move to the bar because the table had been reserved for a group coming in a 6:00. We politely pointed out that this was not acceptable and we would stay at our table until we finished our drinks. Billy, the owner came over and apologized to us.We accepted and continued with our conversation. Hostess came back and said, the party who reserved your table is here, you need to go to the bar. We again politely (and firmly) explained that we would be finishing our drinks at our table. Billy returned and wanted to know what is wrong? Why won't we move? Explained that we had never experienced a restaurant asking us to leave our table for another group. His reasoning was that the other people had made reservations the day before. So? Not. Our. Problem. Then he referred to my friend as "Hon", which doesn't sit well with a mature paying customer. He kept telling us he had apologized, but he continued to insist that we vacate the table (He offered to buy us a drink at the bar--if I wanted sit at a bar, I would have done that to begin with) Won't be going back, won't be referring others, will be posting this review on other sites. In the days of social media, it really pays to be a considerate host and business person.

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4  Thank Debbie L
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WJ489, Owner at Room 38, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2016

Hi Debbie! I just received your review, and I'm very sorry but I was not the individual you spoke with as you mentioned. I heard about your situation but did not have a way to contact you until now. If you have a free moment, I'd appreciate the opportunity to have a conversation with you about your experience with us. Please let me know if you have time, you can email me at info@room-38.com or respond here to set up a time that works best for you. Thank you Debbie!

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Love the atmosphere here.
The staff is very friendly and they love customers. Great place for groups or couples.

Thank mdmsings
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Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Had to do some work before a big meeting coming up so I stopped into room 38 because I had a gift card so I thought I would grab a drink while I waited. Went in and got greeted immediately after I sat down by Sheely. She was a wonderful waitress and never let my drink go empty. She could see I need some time to work and let me do just that without ignoring my needs.

Fun place great experience. Thanks Sheely! I'll defiantly be back soon!

Thank Noah A
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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I went to school in Columbia many years ago and if room 38 had been there it would have been my favorite then and it's a definite favorite now.

We went late Sunday morning and stayed until they closed at 3 p.m. . There wasn't anywhere to sit when we got there but we finally got a seat at the bar and started drinking the bottomless mimosas. Met and talked with many interesting and friendly people. I had the shrimp and grits which was spot-on. I don't eat many spices and I ordered with the sauce on the side and they brought it with the sauce on it which was too spicy for me but they took it back immediately and brought me a new serving and I loved it. My friend has some sort of filet and eggs and he said it was very good too. I would definitely go back to room 38.

Thank Lovin2Travel15
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