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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F
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

restaurant temperature was finally comfortable and warm. Food was piping hot, service attentive.

DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Steak wasn’t very tender. Branzino was ok, but not great. Chicken was just fine. Octopus was awesome. Server forgot some things we requested. Ambiance was fantastic and so we expected more from the food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening before going to see The Christmas Carol. The entire staff was amazing, as usual. Our server Phillipe was particularly attentive and pleasant. Every dish that we had was better than the previous one. We really enjoyed the Iceberg salad and the Scallop entree. Thank you again for another great experience!

LS
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solo dinner before heading upstairs to see A Christmas Carol. The environment was festive with lots of families. The service was excellent. Finally, my meal was superb. Always a great time at Sea Change.

NM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

An otherwise nice dinner was ruined by poor service. We arrived early (5:45) so we could have a leisurely dinner. However, the service was so slow that we were almost late for the play. It took almost 45 minutes for the appetizers to arrive, and the main course arrived after 7:00, so it ended up being a rush to eat, get the kids to the bathroom and up to the play on time. That was terribly disappointing for so expensive of a meal.

K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was a family event to kick off the Christmas season. We were very disappointed in the service. The reservations were at 5:45pm and we didn't get served dinner until after 7pm! We intentionally made early reservations to be able to eat then walk around before attending the Christmas Carol at 7:30pm. In between appetizers and main course staff took away clean utensils instead of dirty ones and removed water glasses without replacing them. Initial drink order of wine took almost 30 minutes to serve. Overall it was a slow, stressful experience and we would not recommend. Too bad as the environment is nice and space is convenient for performances.

r
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fish was excellent, service fine, room is cold … temp.

DS
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special! The octopus starter was amazing, scallops superb, striped bass fantastic. Wine list terrific. They don't rush you but make sure you get to your show. One of my favorites, anywhere.

D
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was slower and less attentive than I would have liked. Restaurant was cold at first.

F
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good, definitely 4 star. We had quiche special, fish cake benedict, salmon sandwich, breakfast and fish and chips. Service was a bit slower than usual, crowded restaurant and perhaps not enough servers?

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience. Well versed in getting customers out for show

JR
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was quite tasty and well presented. Ambience was comfortable and quiet. Location next to Guthrie is terrific. However I had a bad experience with my waiter who seemed to ignore me (perhaps as a single diner?) while paying lots of attention to table next to me (4 person group?). He checked on me once after food was served but that was it. He simply handed me dessert menu without asking if I wanted it then left immediately. I had to flag him down to order dessert after 10 minutes by calling out to him while he made third visit to table near me. I realize that single diners don't leave as much of a tip as a multiple table. But as I've dined most of the time alone, I've never been ignored as much as this waiter did. Definitely affected my overall experience of the evening.

f
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Change never disappoints. I usually have lunch or brunch there before a show at the Guthrie, but this was dinner. My server was knowledgeable and helpful, and service was prompt, but not hurried.
I started with a Tattersall martini and 6 perfect East Coast oysters, followed by two sea urchins and mussels ina slightly spicy Asian broth. I would love to drink a cup of that broth.
All in all, it was a wonderful meal. I’ll be back, I hope soon.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The oysters were delicious! And our server was fantastic!

DG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overpriced average scallops atop a tasteless slab of bread substance. But the beet salad was very tasty and fresh. Think I'll try Oceanaire next time.

J
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the SeaChange, and have been a patron for quite some time now. The food is excellent, but the prices have moved up.

As a gluten intolerant person I have to watch my diet very carefully, and was disappointed to see that, different from other restaurants that have become more aware of their clientele’s dietary needs, SeaChange seems to be going in the other direction. That is too bad.

Of course, it does not change the quality of food and service, just its eligibility as one of my go-to places. Other than that—a good place for a night out.

L
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! It’s expensive but worth every penny. Food is beautiful and very wonderful. So much time and care go into providing a superior dining experience. A restaurant that deserves your business and hard-earned money. Wow! It’s amazing.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Recommend you give it a try

TA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout was excellent. All food items were fresh and tasty. Wait staff were knowledgeable. Always a good restaurant before a show as they are tuned in to getting you to the theater on time. Very pleasant space.

AT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were superior, but the Port Flight was the highlight!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The location is ideal for anyone attending a Guthrie performance. The cheese plate appetizer was excellent but the main courses were average. The price point is on par with Capitol Grille or St. Paul Grille but the food and service isn’t at the same level. You are definitely paying for the convenience of the location.

TT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a beautiful restaurant to have a very special dinner. The service was a bit off due to the rush coming just before us but overall the food was amazing, the wine was perfect and we had a great time.

S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, I think Phil, was great. Martinis were exceptional and they even made it with Blue Cheese olives. Most enjoyable!

RB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

over the past 3 years we have been to over 90 restaurants in the twin cities and sea change continues to offer sophisticated innovated fare and excellent wine pairings... the softly lit, not overly noisy ambience enhances your dining experience... this is the perfect quality place for either a romantic dinner or enjoyable date for 4...enjoy!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Disappointing Quality Control on their food. Staff did bend over backwards to make the experience better.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The raw oysters hit the spot. It was a nice option for dining before the show. Would definitely return!!

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very fresh and very well prepared. The service is haphazard and slow. We went at 6:00 and had tickets for a play at the Guthrie at 7:30. We had time for a drink, an appetizer and a main dish. No salad, no desert -- not enough time.

W
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drink were made to perfection.
The iceberg salad was surprisingly tasty with a delicious dressing.
The entrees, scallops and branzino, were prepared with a flavorful combination of flavors and textures.
All in all, the dining experience was very satisfying.
A reminder of what food at an excellent restaurant tastes like.

FF
Minneapolis
86 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant surprise. Great food. Great service. Nice ambiance. Great location for dinner prior to a Guthrie show.

FF
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu at Sea Change has become old and boring. The website isn’t kept up to date. Their goal is to keep dishes simple and prepared ahead as much as possible to be able to serve as many Guthrie patrons as possible before show time. We dine here several times a year because of the Guthrie connection. Unfortunately I don’t look forward to the dining experience anymore. The ambiance and service are still good, but the menu ... yawn.

JA
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was poor. No host at the door, and the bartender acted like he didn’t see us for several minutes while he was working, then after there was a small group of people standing at the door he decided to acknowledge us and seat us. Initial wait staff introduced herself to us but then another took a very service for the table. Seemed like we waited a long time without seeing wait staff throughout the meal. Saw plates come out to the wrong tables around us. Not worth the $95 price of brunch, without any alcoholic drinks.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiter had many tables. He did the best he could I think.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before show

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Wonderful food service and ambiance. I live in NYC and have dined at top restaurants and this was right up there

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for daughter who turned 21. Meal was excellent.

BL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sea Change
Responded on October 18, 2019

We are very happy with our new cocktail menu. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

Sea Change
Responded on October 18, 2019

We are happy to hear that you still enjoy our restaurant.

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R
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
78 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.