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Room 38

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€€ - €€€
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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38 N 8th St, Columbia, MO 65201 (E. Walnut St.)
+1 573-449-3838
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We too had an Open Table reservation fiasco with this restaurant, as I see did others in another review - so caveat - do NOT use Open Table to make a reservation. I do see that it's possible to make a reservation via the restaurant website, so they should just de-list from Open Table to avoid confusion AND unhappy customers.... More 

Thank SingersLeader
OFallon, MO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a visit to Columbia to take our son out for Sunday brunch for his birthday. WE made a reservation which was a good idea. The food was amazing! Biscuits and gravy combos were outstanding. Servers were friendly, environment was fun. Will definitely go back next time we are in Columbia.

1 Thank Diana O
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After my niece's college graduation, we were treated to a wonderful dinner at Room 38. One of only three restaurants in town that takes reservations, knowing we could be immediately seated was a plus. There were 11 in our party. The service was impeccable. I ordered a vegetable entrée, baked Brussel sprouts w/ bacon and cheese. A vegan and several... More 

Thank Lynne J
Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Do not use Open Table to make a reservation, They do not honor it. I made reservations for 11/11/2016 for 6:45 on October 31. Later in the day, I changed my reservation to 7:00pm. I received confirming emails both times with the update noted. When my party of 6 arrived at 7pm., they first told me they had no record... More 

1 Thank Memee65201
Moberly, Missouri
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friendly servers and no waiting to get a table for lunch on the week day. The portions are large so share them if your not super hungry.

Thank vermillionroad59
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Eclectic... You go and don't feel like you're in the middle of Missouri. The staff is trained very well. The food is delicious. The bartenders know how to bartend. Room 38, also known as 38, throws fantastic parties for the public and private celebrations. A good place to get bottle service in Columbia. I would recommend this place for all... More 

Thank Kenzie D
Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 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
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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... More 

4 Thank Debbie L
WJ489, Owner at Room 38, responded to this review

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.... More 

st louis
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

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

Thank mdmsings
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 N 8th St, Columbia, MO 65201
    (E. Walnut St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on our corner
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-3838
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?