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The Sample Room

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2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
(612) 789-0333
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great staff, wonderful wine, yummy food

Unplanned stop with a friend over the weekend and found two seats at the bar. The place is small, but so adorable, so we got lucky. The bartender was super helpful and allowed us to try a few wines until we ended up with the perfect pour! We decided to split the special Risotto of the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Boorad68
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minneapolis
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106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! Never heard of this place before but had a business colleague suggest it. Located in a centuries old hotel that had been the Polish Palace at one time, it's a quintessential Nordeast spot sandwiched between Psycho Suzies and Better Dangers's kitschy Ferris wheel pub. Love the cozy ambience and high tin ceilings, feels every much the turn... More 

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Thank GWest777
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience for us on our 12th anniversary weekend:) the idea is to order 5 or 6 plates, and enjoy them all! They were prepared perfectly. So good! And how fun to try foods you don't see every day. Highly recommend a visit..the park belly was my favorite...or maybe the duck pappardelle pasta! So good!

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Thank Wes W
minneapolis
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Friend date night and we though we would try this highly praised restaurant. Plenty of parking on the street, we were seated within 5 mins (Wednesday night around 6 pm), and it was a comfortable warm atmosphere. We ordered wine flights and Warm Camembert - delicious. But then we went to order our meals and they were out of 5... More 

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Thank Michelle D
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Unplanned stop with a friend over the weekend and found two seats at the bar. The place is small, but so adorable, so we got lucky. The bartender was super helpful and allowed us to try a few wines until we ended up with the perfect pour! We decided to split the special Risotto of the day, some sort of... More 

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Thank Boorad68
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We love this restaurant. The food is unique, fresh, flavorful, beautifully prepared, and the presentation is wonderful. We have had many things from the menu and we were not disappointed with any of them. The Shrimp cocktail is wonderful, the pate smooth creamy and flavorful. The spaghetti carbonera (Im sure I spelled that incorrectly) was delicious. The Reuben & fries....YUM!... More 

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Thank Lynn C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had a great night. Girlfriend and I went for her birthday. We had great service ....great service....and wonderful food.

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Thank annid1313
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I've never had something that wasn't delicious here, so this is my favorite place to bring out-of-town guests. Choose the sharable small plates to suit any group and accompany them with something from the great beer and wine lists. Why fight the traffic and parking maze downtown when you can enjoy this gem in Northeast. Plus, the prices are so... More 

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Thank catherine w
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

great tavern atmosphere and neighborhood vibe. Every dish we had was awesome--in particular the house made agnolotti and sausage. Can't wait to return and thrilled to have discovered this place!

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Thank SueSom
Marietta, Georgia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Only been here for dinner: charcuterie sampler is an excellent way to dive into the flavors the chef here likes to experiment with. That and the bacon popcorn is an excellent way to kick back, enjoy a cocktail or cold craft beer, and enjoy the evening. Entree portions were on the small side, although I thought they were reasonably priced... More 

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Thank jsantivanez
Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tired the Sample Room again for the umpteenth time over the years. Thought the old favorite of meatloaf had change, with a rather bitter aftertaste of seasoning. Service was less than expected. Slow, had to ask for bread, and waited for pick up of check. Disappointing after so many good past experiences.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?