Sea Change
Sea Change

Sea Change

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seachangempls.com/
  • Phone: 6122256499x
  • 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 WinnerScenic View
Sea Change reviews from OpenTable diners
286 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)fit for foodies (166)scenic view (147)romantic (92)great for outdoor dining (91)notable wine list (48)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (39)neighborhood gem (36)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (26)late-night find (24)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post-Proposal Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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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....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bread to die for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well deserved reputation
    MplsBeerLover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I'm not a huge seafood enthusiast. I enjoy it, but it's not what I'm most interested in when I go out for fine dining. As a result, I am neither a good nor experienced judge of a fish entrée. I had the tuna and my wife ordered the Arctic Char. I would have preferred the latter, although both were good. Too many mushrooms and mushroom flavors with the Tuna for my taste. Portions were modest. The appetizer we ordered - some kind of bacon, scallop, lobster custard - was very good, but tiny. The service and atmosphere were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • surprising menu, confused service
    thekakesVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    the menu is fresh, creative, surprising, and playful. the way in which the chef blends euro and asian (especially japanese) technique is different, amusing, and delightful. the uni starter course, the custards, and the ahi tuna were all highly memorable. i felt tickled by them all. however, the service was all over the map. our head waiter was smart, thoughtful, interactive, and had lots of interesting things to say about the food. however, his "helpers" made many gaffes. as so often happens in american restaurants, our first course plates were nearly yanked from us mid-bite. also, our main course was brought to us about 2 minutes after our second course had arrived and we had barely had a chance to taste it. midwestern innocence, i guess?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    tyler
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amazing seafood. Super fresh! Had some of the best Oysters I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    Bobs
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The menu is imaginative and a seafood lovers delight. From the wide selection of fresh oysters to the fresh fish and perfect seasonings this is a real gem of a find. Also, even if you are not normally a dessert fan, like me, try the desserts and you won't be disappointed. The portions are not large so take that into consideration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a rare treat
    Epicurious
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was generally great, but particularly for the price, I have to say that the portions are almost disappointingly small. The waiter did warn us about that in a round-about sort of way, and said that they designed their menu for each diner to order 3 courses (he didn't indicate that was so the diner would not leave hungry). However with 3 courses, you're looking at $85 - $100/person, before any adult beverages or dessert. There was also a general consensus at our table that the food was on the salty side. I think of myself as someone who enjoys a heavier than average salt content, but this was almost a challenge for me. Given the price and the saltiness, it might be difficult to eat here more than once a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before theater dining
    KMMM
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had tickets to the Guthrie, extremely convenient for a pre show dinner. Very busy pre show, service suffered due to that. Limited menu. Fish stew was OK, broth was very strongly flavored overpowering the seafood. Bread and dessert were very good. Would return if attending the theater, but otherwise would not.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before the show
    Marie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service by the host, waitress, and bus person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch2014
    celebrate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the Sea Change brunch which included the excellent menu choices, the excellent advise we received from our waitress regarding the menu items and the suggestion to split the entrees. The food was excellent and served in a timely manner allowing us to attend the play at Guthrie in plenty of time. It was an outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not have better experience!
    Destiny
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    6 multi generational family members out for birthday... 1st seating after theater goers leave (7:30), so quiet surroundings. Our server was so attentive, described everything lovingly, enjoyed us enjoying ourselves. Food here is always great (menu smaller b/c only use sustainably certified seafood), inventively paired, great melding of flavors ... very easy to explore. But again, the care and oversight provided throughout the service was of a type that has almost no peer these days. I thanked the manager (who was also quite lovely, clearly he sets the stage by which the staff operates as a team), and am posting this in part to thank the restaurant again. Best 2.5 hours in restaurant in recent memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    HappyMother
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was divine, service was excellent and it was a perfect beginning for My Fair Lady!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly executed!
    Lovejoyeatsout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was truly a wonderful surprise! The best oysters that I've had in a long time, followed by sashimi style langoustines and a fabulous char. I'd go back for the exact same meal! Including the light and tasty cherry dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service!
    foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    4 of us had brunch at Sea Change before seeing My Fair Lady at Guthrie and found the food and service to be excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Anne
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved it! Food was amazing - brunch. The service was excellent - thanks Jolene! Easy access to the Guthrie. Made for an awesome day. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Twin
    Twin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food presentation was out of this world. Portions perfect not overwhelming. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-show brunch or lunch
    chowderman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for brunch/ lunch prior to a show at the guthrie. The food was fantastic and the bottomless screwdriver was worth the price. The service was attentive and the prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kinks
    jjcj
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    For a high-end restaurant with succulent cuisine, we found it startling that appetizers come in portion of threes . . . .awkward to split as a couple or share as a pair of couples - who dines in threes? Perhaps inside service was good, but we had to get up and steal silverware/napkin from nearby outdoor table and had to ask for bread basket. Minor, perhaps, but for the price and reputation, one expects standards of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    bananagrace
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I brought my parents here. They have never been to the Twin Cities before. They are foodies, and I wanted to impress them - Sea Change did just that. The fish was fresh, the preparations were innovative, and the ambiance was a perfect complement to the killer view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Guthrie play
    Thomas
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been to Sea Change before so we were familiar with the type of menu. Our server did ask if we were going to a play so we did dine with ample time to spare for the show. The food is definitely oriented to the foodie which is just fine. Presentation and quality were excellent. We were underwhelmed by our server though as we did have an expectation that our empty plates would be cleared in a more timely manner, especially considering the high prices. Perhaps he was a new server? Another person actually served our starters, entrees, and desserts and, was very happy to discuss the ingredients and preparation of the dishes. Ambiance ... Mostly okay although the late afternoon/early evening sunlight was annoying despite the shades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly wonderful first visit
    Ceci
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After making a reservation and later reading many reviews, my husband and I were ready for a so-so evening . We were very surprised at our wonderful experience. Excellent service, unique and creative food, and great restaurant décor. We do not go downtown very often, but are hoping to make an exception by visiting Sea Change once more. Maybe the new chef made some positive changes to the menu !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great family night
    hope
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very attentive to getting to our show on time. Accommodating and helpful. Convenient when attending the Guthrie. A bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Sea Changetre
    tastebud
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Enjoyed Sea Change recently. My entree was delicious. Ordered the ahi tuna with pistachio crust. We were a party of eight. Two others ordered the cod and were disappointed not in the cod but the tomato sauce that covered it. It DID have a odd taste - we couldn't put our taste buds on to the exact flavor. The service was great due to our theatre show times and they were able to put up with a couple of my demanding friends questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BobRD
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Menu selection is limited; one salad -- not special, no soup but other appetizers; had difficulty selecting an appealing entree; appeared to be more focused on quirky items and combinations than quality; portion sizes are pitifully small -- 2-1/2 oz fish was undercooked; "sides to share" of succotash was good but enough for 1-1/2 people;"potato salad" poor flavor and appearance; bread was good and desserts appeared to be nice -- the baker is the highlight. Service was good; acknowledged our anniversary with complimentary champagne. We were there 3 years ago and disappointed and now disappointed again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for pre-matinee lunch.
    Foodie45
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great table on the back patio. Knowledgeable waiter. Timely service. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great location for theatre goers but there is a very limited menu, which would be fine if all the dishes were stellar. They were not. It is expensive and the food underwhelming. Location is great and it's a beautiful restaurant but the food, meh! Wanted to like it a lot but it was just OK at best.
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  • Fit only for Foodies
    lonelybeeteater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I loved my Hawaiian Poke and Beet salad. But my guests who had more "traditional" tastes were not so impressed with the small portion sizes and unusual offerings. Even I had to admit that the warm bacon/seafood custard was not edible. Fair warning, if you or people you eat with are more about steaks or salads, try the cafe upstairs instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, crabby server.
    artsylover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I chose Sea Change for a special occasion. Instead of selecting a restaurant by review I looked for a chef, hence, I found Jamie Malone-"Best New Chef 2013". The restaurant was nice, quiet after theater guests were off, food was everything we thought it would be and more. Our waitress, however, was having an issue with us coursing out our meals and dining as we like to dine. She wanted us to do it her way and so got off to a bad start and she never recovered. We decided to enjoy ourselves because it was the end of a birthday day full of gifts. I recommend it, maybe you'll get a different server. The rest of the crew was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening!
    fussyfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We attended the Sunday matinee at the Guthrie and had 4:30 dinner reservations...we were seated promptly...Our server was extremely helpful on all our choices. We split the octopus started, which was great. I had the Artic Char & my friend had the potato crusted Cod with the carrots as a side. We easily could have split an entree...but enjoyed tasting each others meals. We liked them both. Had a great bottle of wine, with our servers help. The theater and the restaurant were both at capacity...what a vibrant day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorable food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was very flavorful and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.