Sea Change
Sea Change

Sea Change

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seachangempls.com/
  • Phone: (612) 225-6499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

    Saturday and Sunday Brunch Served 10:00am to 2:00pm



    Late night available in the lounge nightly until 11:00pm.



    Bar is open following most performances
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Tim McKee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Fabulous seafood, crudo, and non-fish items served with panache in a beautiful semi-private setting with views of the Mississippi River.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining for up to 50 guests. Available bookings are at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen Scher 6122256470x
  • Special Events: For all our theatre-going patrons, be advised to make your dinner plans 1 1/2 - 2 hrs ahead of the curtain to ensure an unrushed dining experience

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicago Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Municipal Garages, Street Meters
A word from Sea Change
Renowned Chef Tim McKee, 2009 James Beard award winner for “Best Chef Midwest”, designed the core menu for Sea Change which focuses on sustainable seafood, highlighting fisheries that use environmentally responsible methods of gathering and farming seafood. The menu also includes a number of items under the heading “Not Fish” as well as late night offerings of small plates and raw bar selections.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Sea Change reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (143)special occasion (141)scenic view (94)romantic (66)great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (47)notable wine list (43)vibrant bar scene (35)neighborhood gem (31)great for lunch (26)great for brunch (25)late-night find (21)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Should be Better
    LesD
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Sea Change should be better but isn't. I think it feels it has a built in audience because it a perfect pre theater place. If it wants to be a restaurant that people to come to who are not going to the Gutherie it must step up their game. I did have a grilled octopus dish that was outstanding. If all the dishes tasted this good the restaurant would be recommended. The sea food overall for some reason is just OK. For the prices, it just doesn't do it.
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Beautiful space, creative cocktails, and delicious food. The oysters were a knockout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    lefsemarie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The wait staff was exceptional, and were very solicitous of our 10-year-old granddaughter's first experience in a restaurant without mac and cheese on the menu. The beet salad and arctic char were delicious, as were the beef short ribs--tender and flavorful.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Again
    Funnos4food
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was our 5th or 6th visit to Sea Change and it was wonderful as always. The arctic char is our favorite as are the oysters. Love the ambiance, view to the river and service. Even though the ceilings are high you can have conversations with ease. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous in all ways
    MplsdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My two friends and I had a wonderful dinner, 11/19, that exceeded our expectations in all ways. We had a wonderful waiter who was helpful and attentive -- perfect amount of attention. His recommendations were very good for our wine and dinners. A lovely night with good friends from out of town. I will return with others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific service
    BirthdayHost
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Everything was first class, including the Fall food selections, the ambiance, and the wine list. But the service was what made the visit especially memorable. It was very attentive but not overbearing. I also thought that the prices were reasonable for the quality and selection of the food. Thank you, Sea Change, for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our waiter!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Menu is specific and delicious. We loved the raw bar assortment. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is one of the top restaurants in Minneapolis for a quite evening of conversation and delicious food. The only negative is the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great food at exorbitant prices
    AfternoonDelite
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Sea Change is a great place to completely empty your wallet. While the food was good, I can't say I'll ever go back. In addition to being one of the most expensive restaurants in town, the place was empty on a Friday night. So, not a very fun atmosphere, either.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wonderful Experience
    filmclipVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    What a beautiful room and the staff really takes pride in the excellence of the place. Very small menu which was a challenge for a fussy eater but we made it work and completely enjoyed our meal. I found the salmon terrine way too rich and quite bland but the bread basket, entrees and whimsical dessert were beautifully executed. A delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    What a fine meal we had! My favorites were the tuna and monkfish. The octopus was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was just a tad too sweet, but still delicious. The uni was great too, but the toast it was served on was soaked in so much oil (or butter?) that it overpowered the flavor of the sea urchin. I just ate the sea urchin without the bread and it was much better. Our server and front of house manager made excellent recommendations for wine pairings. I had one cocktail, Autumn Breeze. Even before my ice melted the drink was a bit watery tasting so it definitely could have used a little more rye. Overall though, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Sea Change Delights
    Foodiesx2
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The dining room is lovely-- light and airy, done in soft shades of green. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Every dish delighted. For appetizers we had the Ahi Poke, the Scallops, and the parsnip soup. For entrees we had the monkfish and the arctic char. Everything was super fresh and beautifully prepared. Even our wines by the glass were delicious. My only teensy complaint is the lack of a gluten free dessert other than sorbet. But we went next door to the Guthrie Theater gift shop, got a B.T. McElrath chocolate bar, and we were quite satisfied.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service
    SandyS
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The Sunday brunch menu was small. I had the salmon tartine which was excellent. My dining companion is a vegetarian. The menu was a bit short of vegetarian options. Even the egg dish had to have ingredients removed to be vegetarian. Service was excellent and nice quiet atmosphere. Great place to talk during brunch because there was no loud obnoxious music playing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • JaneyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great dinner! Great service! Sea Change is a vibrant, sophisticated dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful brunch
    Mimi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. We each had a different item and finished it all. Great service. they didn't rush us, but we didn't have to wait for the check,. At some restaurants you wait longer for the check, than you do for your food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great dining experience
    JOC26
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The perfect choice for dinner before attending a performance at the Guthrie Theatre. Although the menu is limited, all the selections made by our group were delicious; loved the monk fish! The atmosphere is definitely up-market and perfect for a special occasion. Wait staff were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just amazing!
    gutherie47
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our second visit to Sea Change....table 104 with Jonathan. What a difference a knowledgeable server means. We have now tried several menu items that we had never even heard of because of his recommendations. Loved the Dogfish, the Char, the Octopus, and the deconstructed desserts. Jonathan also introduced me to a new Utah bourbon. Quite the dining experience. Recommendations....please stock Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select.....and please add another Zinfandel to your red wine selections. And please teach the bartenders how to be Minnesota nice and not military brusque.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous experience
    Huntin4Fun
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A party in my Mouth. food presentation was spectacular, great textures and tastes, explored new flavor experiences. wonderful time. highly recommend for any foodie with an unlimited budget. Service was great, very knowledgeable about menu options and made great suggestions. A Prestige dinning experience, if you can afford to go, you've arrived:)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful pre-theater find
    ebs1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent service. Our waiter was willing to explain and describe all of the options. The entree sizes were very satisfying. The soup appetizer was a small portion, but well served and tasty. An excellent choice.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing
    2atelikepigs
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a relaxed, delicious dinner at the Sea Change at the Guthrie - everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef, outstanding on all fronts
    612WhereAreYouVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always love the atmosphere at the raw bar, and thought we'd give the new menu and chef a shot. We were not disappointed. The food was great as usual. What seemed like minor tweaks to some classics made them even more delicious. The Octopus was better than ever. Salmon terrine was delicious. Duck confit special was amazing. Outer entrées, artic char and ah tuna, we're nailed. Loved every aspect of the new menu. Great stuff going on here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • matinee lunch
    pattypieable
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were the first small group to arrive for the pre-matinee lunch - service was uneven, understandable as the dining room filled, but still not to our liking. We got no refills on water. Food was okay but not worth the price, we thought. I got the bouillabaise - liked it better last time I had it there. (and I love bouillabaise - this time it was too tomatoey).
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    great for lunch
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  • pre-theater dining
    d5david5
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    They made sure they knew we were going to see a show at 7pm on Sunday. Service was excellent and didn't feel rushed despite the tight schedule. Had the octopus appetizer and trout main course. Both were outstanding. Was tempted to have seconds of both, but saved room for the chocolate ganache dessert. It was worth the sacrifice.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    aliM
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Every time I go hereI come away thinking why do I bother going to anyplace else. The service is THE BEST. The food is outstanding (especially the octopus). the setting on the Mississippi is very romantic and beautiful any time of year. Go there!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My tuna tartare was wonderful, but grilled octopus was tough and covered with off-putting sweet sauce. Loved dessert and service was very attentive and helpful. Good atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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  • Another Fabulous Dinner
    cookielady47
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We always have a wonderful dinner here before attending the Guthrie. This time was the best. The manager met us, brought us to our table and introduced us to our server. She remembered us and told us how excited she was to be our server again. She answered all our questions we had about special ingredients in our salads. She was prompt in getting us our bill so we wouldn't be late for the performance. We told her we would be requesting her the next time we come. The food was excellent as always.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great Sunday evening choice
    Sprindle1
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I took my mother here for an adventurous Sunday dinner, and we found a total gem. To start, the seaweed salad that accompanies the tuna poke is some of the best I have had. Great raw oyster selection with the most unique way of serving "sauces" that I have seen. The grilled octopus is a must-if you have never tried it, this will surprise you! My mom could not get enough of her monkfish entrée, the porcini crusted tuna is heaven, the mushrooms and salsify are prepared in a multitude of ways- each is outstanding and for a non- red meat centric menu, my husband devoured his skirt steak. My only regret is that I waited so long to make my first reservation. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    diner1965
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Seachange is always excellent. The food is delicious, the service is superb, and great dining environment. A place where you cannot only have great food, but also talk without yelling. We want with our two kids to celebrate a birthday and we all had a great time!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed Needed at Sea Change!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If you are a James Beard winner and open a seafood restaurant, the seafood should be phenomenal or at least very good. I was very disappointed in the extremely bland monk fish and over cooked cod. The octopus appetizer was perhaps the only good thing we ate this evening but it too was not exceptional. We just returned from Paris and western France where the seafood at almost every restaurant we visited was so far superior, it's a shame we can't have the same seafood dining experience in Minnesota. I urge Tim to go back and rework these dishes or come up with new ones.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Beautiful Inside and Out!
    samlongchef
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined outside on the terrace overlooking the Mississippi in the afternoon, at brunchtime, and enjoyed the fall weather, the ambiance, the service, and the perfect food. The inside looked chic, sleek, and stunning, and would be a beautiful evening spot, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    otterloop
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for brunch before the matinee at the Guthrie. Both the egg benedicts were magnificent--the pastrami benedict with a zippy harissa hollandaise was the best I've ever had. The crabcake benedict has an Old Bay hollandaise which complements it beautifully, and the eggs were perfectly poached. Service was smooth and professional. We love dining at Sea Change before the show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Post-Proposal Dinner
    Fahnesel
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I proposed to my girlfriend on friday at the Guthrie and had a table for us that night at 7 pm. The staff were excited to see us and were very courteous to giving us the best view of the river on the patio! Dinner was amazing from the meal, our drinks and our service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before performance dinner
    Bill
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A great restaurant before a Guthrie show. Excellent seervice, perfect portion control so you're not stuffed, and attentive service personnel
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  • Sea Change - No More
    InterestingVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was a birthday celebration, which including the theatre. While I have dined at the restaurant several times, my mother, who was my guest, had not and she was very excited. Regretfully, I do not recall our servers name, but I think it was Brad he made the dinner experience worthwhile. However, the food continues to be a huge challenge I have with the beautiful space, and agreeable location called Sea Change. In addition, the lack of creative of the entrees, as well as price point isn’t worth it in comparison to Oceanaire, and even McCormick and Schmick’s. Disappointing to walk away after $106.00, and enjoy only the Smoked Terrine, and the Vinegar Roasted Beets.
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  • 5 STARS!!
    Coolloon
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    See my 5 star rating and review at http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g43323-d616513-r229861602-Sea_Change-Minneapolis_Minnesota.html
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea change has changed
    XTRATasty1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was excellent. Menu had fewer selections. Bouillabaisse had a rich broth but very little seafood in it. Expensive. I miss the prixe fixe menu selections. The restaurant is convenient to Gutherie but not sure we will go to Sea Change again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was amazing!!! The recommendations if our server were great, she knew her stuff! The drink was good as well, however not $16 worth....
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unsatisfied
    ugha
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our party left feeling hungry. nice atmosphere. We ate there because it was near the theater.left hungry. Expensive and small portions. Presentation of food was pretty.
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  • Incredible
    Gourmet
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant is definitely a notch above the rest. I went there for the sea food experience, and it was incredible. I know they also have other items on their menu but I have not tried those. I had the Hawaiien raw tuna as an appetizer, followed by the bouillabaisse. Both were delicate and flavorful, well presented, each bite was perfect. The desserts that followed were also truly exceptional in their composition, presentation, and taste. I DEFINITELY recommend this place. The service was also very friendly and professional. I was there for lunch on a Friday, so it was not so busy and the staff had time for special touches (it was my birthday) and the noise level was very low. Overall, a wonderful experience!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Bread to die for
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The breadbasket was so exceptional. There were 3 amazing breads. The sourdough bread was my favorite, followed closely by the beer/rye conical-shaped roll with caraway. The third was a bread with corn and zucchini in it. Although it was my least favorite of the three, it would put the bread in almost any other restaurant in the Twin Cities to shame. The service and presentation were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.