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The Sample Room

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2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418-4216
(612) 789-0333
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Open now
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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
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will find a variety to the menu in this refurbished bar/restaurant. We find it a pleasant place to meet friends.

Thank Olddog1949
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to the US I mostly find food has no joy for me due mostly to the wide selection of fast food & not much else. But friends took us to the sample room & I re-discovered the joy. Share plates are the latest big trend for 'foodies' in Australia & it was great to find it... More 

Thank janet2801
Fairfield, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really like this place. I had dinner there the last time I visited my daughter, so I liked it enough to go twice. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Appetizers are great! The ambience is nice.

Thank Waymon S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and it seems to have gone downhill in recent years. The last time I was there, I ordered mussels and they were just ok. The juice could have used more flavor. I like that they have wine flights though. And the service at the bar is always fantastic.

Thank penelopejjabrams
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here with my brother and sister in law. My wife and I split the chicken sandwich and a hamburger. The hamburger was delicious, the chicken sandwich was ok. The fries were Luke warm at best. For $35.00 with no drinks was a disappointment. My sister in law got the walleye and a side of asparagus... More 

Thank Eric B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick Birthday drink. Staff seemed perplexed 5o even seat us. We ordered a appetizer of the bacon/truffle popcorn which I don't care for you have to like truffles for sure. Pricing seems above average for the area and drinks and food are more upscale so perhaps the pricing is alright. We asked for suggestions... More 

Thank JulieBandSteveB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went last Friday for supper arrived about 8.30 managed to get a table for two on the patio after a short wait at the bar, good wine selection to choose from as well as many local seasonal beers. Seated on the lovely compact patio, now came the hard part choosing what to eat, we opted to select a collection of... More 

Thank PlantmanLondon
Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed another good meal at this fave. Good craft beers, choice and varied menu and quick and friendly service justify coming back again. Serving size is just right

Thank Robert L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a scratch kitchen, small portions, with just good food that you typically do not see. Do not expect fast service, the place can get busy. So be prepared to order apps and drinks. The mixologist behind the bar is spot on and you will want to try something new. The place can get pricy so I go there... More 

Thank Keis9093
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Sample Room lives up to its name, in the sense that the portions seem like "sample" sizes. I guess if you come here not expecting to leave full, then it's a nice place. Based on the prices, I assumed that when I ordered the Fish & Chips, there would be more than one small piece of fish, placed on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Anthony
  • Phone Number: (612) 789-0333

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