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The Sample Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418-4216
+1 612-789-0333
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best quinoa salad I have ever had. Aaron did an superb job of helping me grab some take out for a small meeting before the lunch rush started coming. The Cuban sandwich was a hit and fries were yummy. I will be back soon.

Thank kmbanyai
Brooklyn Center
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Date of Visit: 12/23/16 For the better part if a week I wanted, no, needed a Reuben sandwich. Finally I dug into local reviews dedicated to this food item finding most maps pointed to The Sample Room. Off we went! Having passed the restaurant often over the years we likely have peeked at the menus and it always seemed busy.... More 

Thank Steve L
Cary, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here while visiting some friends and everything was great! They even made me a sandwich that wasn't on the menu. Drinks were also good. I recommend the mimosa with the fresh squeezed OJ. Our server was also very nice and attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank Heather h
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently very good. Most everything is House made. Menu has plenty of options. I'm not a breakfast eater but always willing to go here as you can order off lunch menu also. Wonderful bloody Mary! Plenty of good cocktail options and many types of flights offered. Read the history of the place, N.E. cool.

Thank Michelle A
Helena, AL, United States
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The Bottineau Burger is the best hamburger I have ever had period. The cheese tray is pricy but delicious. All the salads are great. The Cuban Sandwich is also very good

Thank Roger K
Warsaw, Indiana
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240 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very eclectic. Great service. Wonderful food (beets!). Highly recommended. Different atmosphere, casual yet...

Thank Dave B
Blaine, MN
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I don't want to call this a "gourmet" restaurant, but he food was excellent and beautifully prepared - almost like you'd get from a white tablecloth restaurant! Service was prompt, orders were taken and the kitchen turned out the food quickly. The presentation was great. We had the Fish & Chips (wish there was a few more pieces of fish)... More 

Thank LandofHopesandDreams
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been to the sample room many times and have never been disappointed. Most visits I will try the featured risotto which has always been fabulous. The small size is perfect for lunch and the larger portion is enough for lunch and another meal later on.

Thank Mplslisa
Lakeville, Minnesota
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 Marshall St NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55418-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Anthony
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-0333

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