Sea Change

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The core menu for Sea Change focuses on sustainable seafood, highlighting fisheries that use environmentally responsible methods of gathering and farming seafood. The menu also includes a number of non-fish items as well as tasty offerings of small plates and raw bar selections.
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BL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous food, phenomenally constructed cocktails, great service team! Presentation was amazing. We loved it.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Scallops, I was nervous ordering this in the Midwest. This may have been the finest meal I have ever eaten. The service, Kevin, was impeccable. I am only here for two nights and wish I had gone back for the second night.

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been going to Sea Change since it opened and it remains a personal favorite with me. Great food, very good service and the noise levels allow you to have a conversation.

R
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the ribeye, which came with french fries. I enjoyed the ribeye but was much disappointed in the fries. I would think that an up-scale eatery as this is would take time to actually peel potatoes and make real/fresh fries. I can get the frozen fries at any fast-food chain store.

c
Minneapolis
75 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we have eaten lunch here. We have eaten dinner there for years. We were very pleased with the menu and especially Kevin our server. Will be coming before every Guthrie matinee.

P
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We had tickets for Judy Collins at 7:30 and hadn’t been to sea change for a meal, just beverages so we booked it. They recommend if going to the Guthrie make reservations for 6:15 or earlier, we had 6:00. There were 6 of us, we advised our waitress we were going to concert. We ordered our drinks then our food. We were advised at 7:00 our food would come out separately. At 7:20, 3 of us didn’t receive our salads, 2 people got theirs but with their entree at 7:20. We did notice the restaurant was empty and we were being served. We all ate some of our food then got up to get our bills and to see the manager. We said we thought we should be comped entirely for the mess. We each were charged a different amount. One couple charged 45.00 one 15.00 and one 10.00. We had to argue with manager, go look at what we left. 1/2 our meals or drinks.
We will never go back. But recommend not going there before a play or concert, even though they are connected to the Guthrie.
Wonder how many times this has happened in the past.

w
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequently go to Sea Change not only when visiting the Guthrie Theater, but also for fine dining at other times. The restaurant has made a transition from an earlier incarnation. Some of my favorite dishes have been taken off the menu (including the incredible bouillabaisse), but the food retains its high standard with excellent seafood, and the addition of non-seafood items. The ambiance is beautiful and the service impeccable.

BM
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal before a performance. 3 out of 4 of us had the Sunday brunch special Eggs Benedict with Arctic Char and it was wonderful. We are season ticket holders and love dining here before seeing the show.

DE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the only restaurant that we have ever been to where all three of us each hought that our entree was the best.

Food was superb from the avocado toast to the branzino to the ganache. They had a very good cocktail selection as well. Glad we walked there!

Look forward to our next visit.

f
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I started with a drink from the new cocktail list, called Dill Dreaming. It was delicious, but maybe a tad sweet for the oysters that followed. I'm not complaining, though. I loved it. My oysters were sweet and juicy as always, and I followed them with a new take on Eggs Benedict, made with Arctic char cake. It was superb. A glass of Gewurztraminer set it off nicely, and I went upstairs to see a powerful production of "The Glass Menagerie", so I guess you could call it a nice brunch.

j
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for brunch or dinner - with or without attending a performance. Always excellent service. Food is great.

E
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back for my wife’s birthday and she was delighted to get back to Sea Change again.The good and service was excellent.

B
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was horrible. I'm glad that we gave ourselves additional time since we were going to the Matinee. The food was okay, but not worth the wait. They definitely didn't have enough staff to handle the crowd.

Y
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I would recommend for dinner - but not for lunch. The lunch menu was bleak at best.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Expected better. Service was really slow even though the restaurant was practically empty. Food was reasonable but nothing to write home about. There was a major error on the bill, not in our favor.

Overall, did not meet expectations.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Tuna tartare was covered in mayo...supposed to have jalapeños but no real flavor. Shrimp avocado toast was pretty but also one-note. Fish entrees were Ok but not memorable. Disappointing

SR
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elegant, yet very comfortable decor with abundance of natural light. Our service was very
personable and efficient. My wife and I each had the Arctic char which was outstanding and
the chocolate decadence for dessert - sinfully good! We will definitely return.

K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed this restaurant and they accommodated my food allergy issues very responsibly and graciously. It was a great dining experience all around.

JS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I made reservations based on reviews of the food and the excellent view of the river. Was planning on a special night out. I somehow was under the impression that the restaurant was on the top floor of the building, not the bottom. There were no pictures regarding the view on the website. While the food was excellent, and the service was as well, the view was a concrete post obstructing anything resembling a view and caution tape surrounding the outside patio area. Not what I was looking for in a special night out.

We were one of three tables during our dinner so while the noise was no existent, a little concerning where everyone was on a Friday night at 7:00 PM.

Food was exceptional.

SR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Menu was small but that may be because it is often changed.
We had a great evening with our family. Thank you 😁Phillip was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was exceptional.

DF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Average food... average drinks....out of one main fish early in the evening

N
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food wasn't as good as it was in the past. The octopus, which I've had at Sea Change before, was covered in a sweet sauce (yuck) and lacked the appealing accompaniments it used to have. My companion's scallops (the most costly item on the menu) were good and well prepared, but the branzino I ordered was too crisped, perhaps having been cooked at too high a temperature, and too salty; I couldn't finish it. It seems that the chef as well as the recipes have been altered for the worse.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am traveling for business in Minneapolis and staying near Sea Change. I love seafood so I decided to dine here on a free evening. By far the best seafood restaurant I have dined at in Minneapolis. Sit at the raw bar if you want extra special service and treats. I ordered a tasting of oysters (stick with east coast), asparagus burrata, and the best branzino I have ever had. I was surprised by a lovely langoustine app and a decident cheese plate . This is at the Guthrie Theatre ...must go if you love sea food and great service. I will be back!

m
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this venue for a pre-theater datenight!!!

MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the oyster bar during our first visit to sea change and enjoyed outstanding food and service from start to finish. The octopus appetizer was absolutely selfish. We’ll be back for sure!

TB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

fish expertly prepared (Arctic char and bronzino). Coffee only warm from two pots! Have been with you before and will do so again.

MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole evening was great. will go back again. will tell friends.

F
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was prompt, efficient, friendly and patient with a hearing-impaired guest. The food was attractively presented. The kringle (sweet of the day) was wonderful. The avocado-shrimp tostado was simply not what was described--the shrimp so diced in the guacamole as to be unable to be found. If you're going to say shrimp, then serve shrimp so we can see it. As it was, there were so few chopped that the avocado guac totally overwhelmed any shrimp taste, topped with Asian influenced frisee and lots of greens. Not up to Sea Change standards at all.

KC
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff and customer service.

JS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Limited number of menu choices, but both of our meals were excellent. Had carrot cake for dessert and wasn’t anything special, a bit dry.

SG
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food continues to be very good here, better in the past year or so than in the immediate preceding time period. Both the char and the branzino weres fresh, sweet and perfectly cooked with excellent preparations, particularly the char. The asparagus and burrata we started with could use some work - too late in the season for the former and the latter wasn't the best quality. The pie/flan for dessert was great. It is not inexpensive but for most dishes about on a par with the competitiona at least for the main courses. The first courses need work and are way overpriced. We were outside, which on a fine evening is one of the nicest places in town to eat with the view of the Stone Arch Bridge and falls. However they could improve the amenities out there a bit and the service was very disjointed, though we had no problem with our Guthrie curtain.

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful food, from the bread through the main course! Delicious! It is a great place to go before a play at the Guthrie. It is so convenient to only have to park once and be right there with no last minute rush to get to the play on time.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had 7:30 reservations. We were seated immediately but aside from getting some silverware and water, no one else came to see if we needed a drink or maybe even order food. We then went to the bar thinking we'd get service there but still nothing more than a glass of water. If it were busy, I could maybe understand the delay, but there were 3 tables and more than a dozen staff. So we left and ate at spoon and stable where it was packed and yet we were able to get drinks and food immediately!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you. You were very helpful and flexible on my vegan entree.

SL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is limited. My steak was too salty. Convenience is the positive.

KJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service as slow because was a very busy night since they had 2 sold out plays. They only chardonnay the had was the house brand. The food was good but not exceptional.

JS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed with the food: mushy scallops and tough octopus and artic char. Service was good for a pre-show dinner.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining and transitioning into theatre could not be more perfect!

JJ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had the crab asparagus benedict. Perfect poached eggs and hollendaise. Crab cake I suspect had some fish in it as I found a small fish bone, not crab shell. Also very minimal asparagus. I should have brought it to our waitress attention but was in a hurry to go the play. I would have it again but ask questions about it first.

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