The Sample Room, located in an obscure spot in NE Minne is always wonderful. I don't think I've had anything there I haven't felt great about afterwards, and that includes drinks & desserts.
Their menu frequently changes, so variety is truly the spice of life at the Sample Room.
The atmosphere is cozy/upscale/bar, with a great paint job in the women's room.
But most importantly this is bar food for foodies. At the Sample Room you can literally sample countless varieties of meats, cheeses, vegetable dishes & much more. Their Wisconsin Cheddar w/ homemade cherry mustard is tart & firm without being overly "cheesy" and the cherry mustard (HOMEMADE I might add) balances fruitiness & spice perfectly.
Their roasted beef w/ caramalized onion relish is savory & rich, flavorful and robust without being overly salty.
The three meat meatloaf is delicious, tender and fine with a tangy/smoky bbq taste.
The oven roasted veggies are delicious, and once I had them I order them every time now. Sometimes they're paired with the roasted chicken, which is consistently juicy & flavorful with crisp skin.
Their desserts are great too, with creme brulee being the most ordinary and the chocolate goat cheese w/ raspberries being themost exotic.
They also have wine flights that are a great price for 4 flights, and they have a good selection including some impressive Spanish red's & syrahs.
I can't rave on enough about the Sample Room, and everything, including the prices, the small seating area (so you don't have a packed people-watching crowd), the beautiful soft lighting, the amazing food, the great drinks - EVERYTHING about this place is perfect!