Rumaki correctly identified it, the News Room. I once worked in that building so was well acquainted with it. The food is OK for lunch but would not be my choice for dinner given the many good places nearby. They have an interesting bar shaped like a ship's brow. That corner used to be the Times
, another newspaper themed bar type restaurant before the block was torn down for the downtown Target store and office building.
Nicollet Mall and within a block of the Mall have a lot of good places. Across from the Newroom is the Irish pub, The Local
that serves more Jameson than any other bar in America. They also serve the freshest Guinness that I have ever had in the states. Hell's Kitchen
is just a block off the Mall. That's Michael Stern's last $20 place.
A block away from the Newsroom is Vincent's - A Restaurant
that serves a burger that was selected for the Food Network Magazine's 50 States, 50 Burgers
list. So, I think it is a rich area for dining as there are many more places around. Friday and Saturday evening in the summer stands out for going down to the Mall as most all the restaurants have sidewalk dining and nearby Peavey Plaza has outdoor music entertainment.
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