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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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11:00 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, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Flavor Experimentation at its Best

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
jsantivanez
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Marietta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Marietta, Georgia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Over the years, I've learned to rely on the Sample Room as a place to go that will make everyone in a party happy. So many small plates but larger entrees as well, servers that are helpful & professional but don't hover. As a vegetarian, I always have many choices (and love that some of the items come in 2... More 

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visted on a Friday with a party of six. Parked easy and immediately seated at an outside table. Service was adequate albeit a bit slow. Have been to many tapas style restaurants and by these standards plates were small (but not cheap). With seven plates split between 5 adults, we all left hungry. Some plates were better than others. Risotto... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is a wonderful surprise! Very good, inexpensive happy hour. Great, creative, superb food choices you'll never find anywhere else! It is my go-to place for my friends and I for our bi-weekly get togethers.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After a kayaking adventure down the Mississippi, our guide had recommended this location as a better option than the "trendy" feel of Psycho Suzie's. He was so right! Our casual group of 6 enjoyed a few appetizers and drinks on the outside patio. The area would of been too small for a meal, but ended up to be perfect for... More 

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Rice Lake, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had a relaxing table out on the patio. My husband ate every last bit of the truffled bacon fat popcorn. Our entrees were the mussels and seared scallops, which were flavorful and cooked to perfection. The only complaint would be that the waitress seemed a tad grumpy, and didn't return after our food came out, so my husband had... More 

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Iowa
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was not our first choice for dining out, but I'm certainly glad we found it. The Sample Room is a quaint and delicious restaurant in the Sheridan area north of downtown Minneapolis. The residential neighborhood might make parking somewhat of a premium, but if you keep driving around you are bound to find something close. The Sample Room offers... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great quality food. Smaller place so the busiest times may not be good for larger groups. Our group of 10 was easily serviced at the early lunch hour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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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

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