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Sea Change
Sea Change

Sea Change Details

  • 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 (612) 225-6470
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "I really love oysters but not enough to order them in a month that doesn't have the letter "R" in it. So I knew I wouldn't get oysters. We love the Arctic Char--one of your signature dishes and you were out of the char!!! I ordered the cod and it was okay but it was not what I had been wanting. My husband had the monkfish which he really enjoyed. The grilled carrots with some sort of yoghurt sauce were also enjoyable. And we had plenty of time to get to the show without hurrying."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I decided to take my date to Sea Change before seeing "My Fair Lady" at the Guthrie -- it's a great room and convenient to the theater. The servers were solicitous, the wine was good and it was fun to be there -- but the food was disappointing. They recommended the cod, which was bland at best. My date's trout was delicious, but I've never seen such a small trout. I knew portions would not be huge, but this is a Midwestern restaurant tied to a theater that caters to a popular crowd -- and dare I say it, I'm wondering if something closer to a Red Lobster might be a better fit? Service was OK, although there was a delay in taking our order and we cut it pretty close to the curtain call -- just settled into our seats as the show began."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is the place to go for fresh and uniquely prepared seafood. The food was delicious and came in unexpected pairings. This is the perfect place to go before a Guthrie performance."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There was confusion as to who was supposed to serve us and as a result the sevice was not good and the food was cool/cold."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The crab cake had the taste of filler with no taste of crab since so little was in the product. They should label it a filler cake."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved the service and amenities for our anniversary celebration--scallop appetizers and scrumptious dessert."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I LOVE going to Sea Change before a show at the Guthrie! It's the perfect start to a great evening. The food is fantastic--smaller portions so you're never too "full" to enjoy the show & very creative & flavorful! It's a little spendy, but worth it on every level--taste, quality & fast attentive service mindful of time so you can find your seat in a proper, timely fashion. Plus all you have to do afterward is walk 5 minutes & you're in your seat--no stress. If you get the server Kim-we somehow get her every time, lucky us--she is extremely professional, friendly & helpful in ordering. The menu is unique and the staff do a great job helping you find the right fit for you palette and getting things moving. A+, Bread is fantastic, as well."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love dining at Sea Change. This time I had the Monkfish. The enter was beautiful, delicious and very interesting. I had visitors from out of town and they also enjoyed the dining experience before seeing My Fair Lady at the Guthrie Theatre."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A great place to spend an anniversary or just celebrating the day!z"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Wonderful meal for a birthday celebration. Our waitress was terrific and even remembered us from our last visit. Great service and very friendly. Made sure we had everything we wanted and even added a few extras. Very knowledgeable. Had plenty of time to get to the play."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It was my first experience here. When we arrived, there were only 2 other tables occupied. However, we waited about 10 minutes before anyone came to our table. Then several (3) other tables which arrived after us were actually serviced before us in all ways- with drinks, menus and food. Since everything we were eating was served cold, I was surprised how long it took for them to arrive. I tried 3 of the items: 2 starters- beets and langoustine; and the pickled trout for entree. I was expecting exceptional. They were all just ok, and very small portions- especially the starters. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The location of Sea Change was perfect for dining prior to attending the Guthrie. The atmosphere was wonderful - airy, artsy and fun. The food was quite good, however I did not think that the server was particularly helpful or friendly. I watched other servers talking to customers and they seemed to talkative and smiley, whilst ours was quiet and intense. His demeanor made it difficult to ask about menu items and the wine list, which somewhat affected the resulting menu choices and overall experience. Had we had one of the other servers, I think the experience would have been excellent instead of quite good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went to Sea Change for this first time last week--The food was wonderful, atmosphere enjoyable and drinks were good. We had a selection off every section of the menu. Razor Clams were a hit, along with the Bacon Chawan Mushi and Potato Crusted Cod. It was a slower night so we expected impeccable service, but that was a little bit off--we had to flag down the server a couple times to get some service. Other than that, we would refer people who enjoy seafood."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As so many people do, we had dinner at Sea Change prior to a theater performance at The Guthrie. They take great pains to ensure that you are finished with your meal in time to get to your seats for the show, but that does not mean that anything is rushed. We had excellent, attentive service with updates as to where the various components of our meal were in preparation, and were offered the option to return after the performance for our dessert if things were running long in the kitchen. Beyond the wonderful service, the food was exceptional, from the handcrafted cocktails to the inventive dessert. The Arctic Char was wonderfully prepared and delicious. Five stars."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You can't beat the view on the north patio at Sea Change, such a lovely and bustling landscape - Stone Arch bridge, the falls, the St. Antony skyline - it all makes for a great dinner setting. Our server, Lexie, could not have been more pleasant - friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Her recommendations hit the mark. Good food and drinks, interesting combinations, lively pairings - a nice mix of options. Only downside to the visit: food runners had NO idea where they were going and walked aimlessly among the patio tables trying to figure out where to set appetizers and entrees."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great presentation and tastes for a fish and seafood options"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We are Raw Bar fans and everything was delicious. Best seating for us is right at the Raw Bar counter where we can watch everything being prepared. Our server and chef was Swan who was our guide though some great dishes. She was very pleasant, knowledgeable and provided us with excellent treats. Probably our favorite place for those special evenings."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food delicious. Portions are small, but that makes you savor the meal more (we eat too much any way). Especially good if you're seeing a show at the Guthrie."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were almost 20 minutes late due to traffic and not known about detours. We still had a wonderful dinner, superb service and got to our seats at the Guthrie in time to enjoy "My Fair Lady". We love Sea Change!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As season ticket holders at the Guthrie, we dine at Sea Change several times a year and are rarely disappointed whether eating in the ding room or at the bar. On this visit we shared the octopus appetizer (they split the order for us in the kitchen- always a nice touch) and it was excellent. Very firm texture and flavorful. For our entree we both got the Arctic Char, which we have had many times in the past. It really is their signature dish and it's hard to beat for flavor. It's served on a white bean puree which compliments the fish perfectly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The waiter bent over backwards to demonstrate that he and the restaurant were a notch above all others and me in sophistication. Unfortunately, I was not impressed or convinced. Sophisticated food should not need so much salesmanship, and it should be possible to describe with a few adjectives. By and large, there were too many themes, tastes and explanations for each item. If you want to feel very special for having chosen an expensive restaurant where the staff works overtime just for your intellectual tastes, you may like this restaurant. If you want an excellent meal served in a polite, friendly way with a relaxed ambiance, there are several much better choices in the immediate vicinity."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I came here for an early dinner before a show. I'd read some reviews, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. The food was good; the portion sizes were just right, and the presentation was excellent. The octopus appetizer was great, and the monkfish entree was perfectly cooked with a fantastic coconut custard side. The price was high, but not unexpected. Thr dtaff was very helpful and polite. Overall, a great dining experience.a wonderful"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were able to eat on the patio. The best view in Minneapolis over the stone arch bridge! Interesting menu. The wait staff was very patient explaining every option on the menu and very helpful with her opinions on what she really liked. If you have Guthrie play tickets, it makes for a terrific evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our waitress was so knowledgable and helpful...loved everything about ore dining experience before the theatre..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food at leisurely pace, allowing time to enjoy the meals. Excellent waiter. Keep in mind, servings are pretty small, allowing to order an appetizer, and salad, and main course and desert without feeling that you have overeaten. The chef is great and very receptive to special preparation requests: for example, I like my meat well done, preferably sauteed, and the duck that comes typically as medium rare was prepared to perfection to well cooked; other restaurants tend to char the surface of the meat. I enjoy every time dining there, always a great experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ate at Sea Change on July 4th and watched the fireworks over the river afterwards. Dinner was great but the standout was the deconstructed Rhubarb Custard that was out of this world. Who would have thought the tastes of buckwheat and Sorrel could add to this exquisite dessert. I am a chocolate person, but this was a fantastic non-chocolate dessert!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was good to very good. Service was spot on and the setting was perfect for the evening with friends."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A nice restaurant, enjoy the meals but wish they would change the prix fixe menu more often."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service started great. We were offered tastes of wine/beer to make a choice, and were offered split apps. After that I got the impression the waiter was annoyed. He was very curt and distracted. I'm pretty sure I got the wrong beer, I asked to double check, but was casually reassured. Waiter can't take a hint, apparently. The octopus was perfectly done and delicious. Trout with gribiche was unremarkable, a bit dry and under seasoned. The Bouillabaisse was very good. The beet salad with frisee was also unremarkable. Given the chef's reputation I was surprised. Nothing was actually bad (other than my beer) but if I'm going to spend that kind of money on a special dinner, I'm probably not going to do it again at Sea Change, unfortunately."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went for dinner before a performance at the Gutherie Theatre, to which it is attached. The restaurant specializes in seafood and both the oysters Rockerfeller and the bouillabaisse were excellent. However, the wait between the courses was very long. Others who came later were finished before we were served the second course. We wondered if our order had been misplaced. When we were finally noticed there were many apologies but still !!! We were on time for the performance though. And the coffee was excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our wait staff was outstanding during our dinner. My husband said his skirt steak was great. My duck was OK; wouldn't order it again. We both liked the romaine salad."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We chose the three course pre-fix menu. Each course was superb! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great evening!The evening was a gift from our children. it was an amazing evening filled with good food and theater. Happy memory. Tried foods that we had never tried before and enjoyed them all-octopus, boulibaise,chad etc. The dessert and breads were also delicious and memorable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love to dine out, but my husband and I are far from foodies. Our waitress was top-notch. She explained each dish to us, and as a result, we ended up trying things we had never heard of before... and it was delicious! Everything well exceeded our expectations. We were able to enjoy everything and still make it to the show in plenty of time. I would highly recommend this for a special date night or a pre-show meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was very good. Unique prearations, and the non-sea food entrees were just as good as the seafood. Great service made this a stand-out evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent patio with excellent food. The views of the Mississippi River and bridges from the patio are amazing. The cod and tuna main courses were excellent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was great the wife didn't stop talking about it for 2 days."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "While dining before a show at the Gutherie, thought it would be nice to get some seafood, we had been to Sea Change in the past and it had been good enough. This time the only thing good about it was the server."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We have eaten many times at this restaurant. Food was great, the server very attentive. A young couple with infant was also present. No problems when a mother is nursing her baby in a restaurant. However mom was strolling around the restaurant, rocking the baby while nursing - not covered enough for an upscale restaurant. It was distractive, and unfortunately no action from restaurant manager. Left the restaurant quicker than planned (it was a special dinner as well). This might be a sensitive issue for a restaurant to deal with - but this venue is not a family restaurant where this is tolerable. Wrote a message to the restaurant before posting here, but did not get a response."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Salads were excellent but a little small. Fish entrees delicious. Great food, Great service from Lexi and great view. Perfect place to sit outside and enjoy summer in Mpls. (Patio ambiance could be improved with more flowers, more comfortable furniture)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014