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The Sample Room

2124 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Bre McGee


  • MOn-Thu 11:30am-12am, Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 10:30am-1am, Sun 10:30am-12am
  • $$; $$$
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Accepted
In the 1890s there was a saloon in the old Thies Hotel up on Marshall Avenue Northeast called the Sample Room, and as of 2002, there is a saloon of the same name in the same place again. Visit this 19th-century-feeling saloon to sample the restaurant's two slightly incongruous kitchen specialties: on the one hand, contemporary American haute dishes like roasted asparagus, and baked goat cheese; on the other hand, American diner classics done from scratchlike meatloaf. This cacophony of options makes for a perfect neighborhood saloon: Half the party can sup upon a platter of various roasted vegetables and artisanal cheeses paired with a glass of wine, while the other half can opt for a Grain Belt on tap and meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

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