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“The Sample Room is worth checking out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sample Room

The Sample Room
2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
(612) 789-0333
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The Sample Room is worth checking out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

My wife and I stopped by on a whim at this restaurant, which is located in a refurbished bar in NE Minneapolis. It retained a certain remnant of the former establishment; i.e., wood floors, dark woodwork, but we found it to be comfortable enough. The menu was set up so choices were ala carte, and it was possible to eat as large or small a meal as individual tastes required. All of the items we ordered were excellently prepared, and as a result, with the happy hour prices on very good house wines and the addition of an incredible chocolate desert, we spent a bit more than we'd planned, about $55. We felt that it was well worth the price and recommend it highly.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Fun menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I went here for dinner on a friday night. It was our first experience here. Small and quaint with high energy. I liked everything about it. The menu offered great variety and our server was helpful as well. We tried abotu 6 different dishes, shared a dessert, shared a port flight, also had our share in cocktails for under $100. I highly recommend giving this place at try!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Sample and Sample Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great NE Venue, with responsive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Food is great for grazing and sharing your way through a meal with friends. It is best with at least 3-4 people IMO. Really solid beer choices as well. Gift certificates are great deal right now too!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brookings, South Dakota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fun place to meet up with Friends!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Sample Room was a perfect place for all of us to meet. We came from all directions. It was easy to find and parking was abundant! They have a great wine list, the staff was knowledable of their menu, and the food was really good. I happened to enjoy the "smaller" servings. If you want more food order more!!! We had the large appetizer which had an array of items I would probably not order them alone so our group thought that was fun! We were there for over 3 hours of good cheer, good food, and good fun! I loved it all!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Every taste was superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

It was a lovely evening for the patio, the food was delicious and beautifully served. I am more accustomed to large plate-fulls of food, but over the course of the evening I was comfortably sated. We walked down to the Mississippi and around the neighboring park.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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