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2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
(612) 789-0333
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fool me once...

We were perfectly willing to wait the 15 minutes we were told it would take to get a table but after an hour, when we were next on the list to be seated and a booth opened up and it was given to a newly arrived group we decided to say something to the host but he wouldn't talk to... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
1MNGirl
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We were perfectly willing to wait the 15 minutes we were told it would take to get a table but after an hour, when we were next on the list to be seated and a booth opened up and it was given to a newly arrived group we decided to say something to the host but he wouldn't talk to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I come to The Sample Room quite a bit because I love their vegetable dishes. They change it up pretty frequently but there are always some favs on the menu like brussel sprouts in harissa sauce. Yum. The service is always good and the building is very pretty. They usually have some weird movie on the TV by the bar... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great food, drinks and service in a very cozy small place that makes you feel at home. Try the appetizers, the chicken and soups. And... everything in between.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The negative: the room was cold and the service spotty. Positive: Great menu, drinks and food. I'll go again. Just wear layers in the winter.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Six of us met for lunch and we all were very pleased with the quality of our meals. I had the Reuben sandwich, and it was terrific - the meat was very tender and the slaw delicious. My husband had the Italian sandwich and the soup of the day and he enjoyed both very much. Our friends had the beet... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Some friends and I went to the Sample Room for a birthday dinner, and it was very tasty. We ordered all four vegetarian sample plates plus the Tuna Tartare. Everyone's favorite dish was the fried beets with candied...something, whatever it was was really good. We also tried the Scotch flight, which was 2/3 good (the middle 10yr I think? was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary here the other night. Esquire was filming a "best bars in America" segment for their show, and the bar was very busy with this going on. We ordered 2 drinks, which took less than 5 minutes to hit our table. Both drinks were delicious, mine was perfectly strong, but drinkable. they are a little... More 

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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My friend and I ate on the patio of The Sample Room on a saturday morning for an early lunch. We ended up ordering a few of the "sample plates" and shared a fritata. We also had the Minneapolis beer flights and peach champagne cocktail. The food was very good, though a little spendy for the small portion amounts. Our... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found this place surfing the internet as we were driving North for an extended Minneapolis area weekend. On arrival we couldn't have been happier with the variety of small plates and craft beer choices to choose from. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. We liked the laid back atmosphere and due to the lateness of the hour and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Popped in here for a before dinner drink and, as usual, should have just stayed here. We ordered up 'The Ginger Lemonhead'.....amazing....do NOT miss sipping one of these on a summer day. Why did we leave??? I have been coming here since it opened, years ago now, and every single time, its a FULL experience (great food, drinks, staff, conversation,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Anthony
  • Phone Number: (612) 789-0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?