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About 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.

806 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Saturday and Sunday Brunch Served 11:00am to 3:00pm



Bar snacks available in the lounge daily from 3:00pm until 11:00pm.



Bar is open following most performances

Cross Street:
Chicago Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 225-6499

Website:
http://www.seachangempls.com/

Catering:
Fabulous seafood, crudo, and non-fish items served with panache in a beautiful semi-private setting with views of the Mississippi River.

Parking Details:
Municipal Garages, Street Meters

Executive Chef:
Tim McKee

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining for up to 50 guests. Available bookings are at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Private Party Contact:
Kim Renneberg: (612) 225-6470

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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Sea Change Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (79)
Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (54)
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Fit for Foodies (47)
Romantic (44)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Scenic View (33)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Waterfront (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Healthy (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
People Watching (9)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Crab cake Benedict was tasty, but cold. Hollandaise was room temperature, spinach and English muffins were actually cold. Eggs were over cooked. It was rather disappointing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We were at Sea Change during brunch time just before going to the Guthrie matinee. Everything about the experience was perfect. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The waitperson couldn't have been more congenial and attentive. The food arrived very quickly, was hot and so very good. I had the Smoked Salmon Tartine, such a taste delight. We didn't feel rushed, had a leisurely cup of coffee before going. We had plenty of time to make the matinee which was just upstairs. Yes, I recommend Sea Change to all, not only theater goers. There were several Viking football fans there enjoying themselves before the game.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great good and great service. It was also nice and quiet which was great since my mother was with us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a party of 6 for dinner and the service was A+ and the food was creative and tasted great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was OK but the prices were extremely high

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Well prepared food and nice presentation. Price was at the high end for this quality as were wine prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We chose Sea Change for its menu and proximity to the Guthrie, and we chose well. The room was very attractive, and while many tables were occupied, the room was not noisy, making conversation easy. My husband said the ribeye was perhaps the best he'd ever eaten, and my tagliatelle with smoked sturgeon and poppy seeds was excellent, as was my wine (albarino). Our server, Peter, was delightful, very personable and mindful of the time, given our theater plans. We live in New Mexico but look forward to another dinner at Sea Change on our next visit to Minneapolis and the Guthrie.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Such a lovely place to go post theatre at the Guthrie! It was so cold and we didn't have to walk outside to enter the restaurant, which was the first plus. The restaurant space is spectacular and matched the grandeur of the entire Guthrie space. Originally, we had planned to have dinner there before the show but instead we had to move our reservation to 10:15pm which is crazy late for us to have dinner. The food and service were wonderful, even at that hour, and we never felt rushed. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We havent eaten here in years, and were pleasantly surprised at the positive changes: delicious food, appropriate portions, nice waiter!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really wish there were more lunch items on the weekend menu.
Have hated the “brunch” menu since it started.
My wife and I come for pre-theater (matinee) lunch occasionally, and really miss the lunch menu. We’ve usually had breakfast 4-5 hours ago when we come there, and don’t want another.
Used to love the Cobb salad, crab cake BLT, and other lunch items no longer available on weekends. We just go elsewhere a lot more now.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great flavors. Server was awesome ... engaging, helpful, professional.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great fish and seafood menu. Fantastic presentation and all served at once with two wait staff. Delicious! A "must" if attending a Guthrie play.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

excellent cocktails, food, and service for a pre-theater dinner

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had the pleasure of dining 4 times within the holiday season at Sea Change, due to attending theater productions at the Guthrie. Every single time, we were treated so very well by the staff, ambiance and the food!! It will always be our 'Go-to' Favorite Restaurant in that neighborhood! From the Front Host/Hostess Stand to the great service provided by Peter or JoAnn...We had a hard time leaving after our wonderful dining experience! We will be back and we will tell our theater friends!! Thank You, Sea Change!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve with friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE. Meal was fine. Service. Eh.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nye dinner. It was wonderful. Susan was a great server! Her recommendations were spot on

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The bouillabaisse was just fantastic and sitting at the raw bar was a great experience. Watching the chefs prepare the dishes was quite a treat. Our wait staff was attentive and funny, professional but personable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We only eat at Sea Change if for convenience prior to attending a play at the Guthrie, particularly when the weather is not at all good. If the weather is nice and we can get a reservation at a preferable restaurant, we choose to dine elsewhere. The atmosphere and service are good, but the menu and preparations are mediocre in comparison with other downtown dining establishments.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to Sea Change for Sat. brunch before an afternoon matinee. It was a VERY cold day so it was nice to park in the lot across the street and just walk into the front door of the Guthrie and then to the attached Sea Change with no going out again. Food was good. One orders off the menu; it is not a buffet. My husband liked the biscuits and gravy, and I enjoyed the crab cakes Benedict. A little slow on the "bottomless" mimosas. We also got alfagatos which were designed more like desserts than in a cup to drink. (One never knows how the chef is going to decide to present this food "dish," but this time it came with cookies even.) We ordered it during our drink order and the waitress hadn't said anything so we were surprised when it arrived. Since it was listed in amongst the main entrees, it was even easier to be confused by its nature.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and food was delicious especially the bourbon caramel roll.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had eaten lunch at Sea Changes a few times and was always impressed by the quality of the food. This was our first experience for dinner. We were attending Blithe Spirit and thought it would be a convenient dinner location on a cold winter night. Based on lunch, my expectations were high but they were totally exceeded. After a thorough review of the menu and some many wonderful choices, I decided on the Roasted Pears followed by the Steelhead. Both were absolutely wonderful. The Roasted Pears were so light and delicious and the Steelhead was cooked to perfection. Seared on one side so it went from well done to rare and absolutely melted in my mouth. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Oysters are delicious and very fresh. If you love seafood, you need to give this place a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service this time was a bit slower than our last visit. Our server was not as quick to stop by nor as attentive. The appetizers were delicious but the fries were extremely over salted.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Exceptional service and food. Could use a better wine list.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I have dined here a few times and recommend it to many people.
The food is fantastic and the service is great.
The originality of the menu and the use and care of ingredients is incredible.
It may sound like a small thing but I had Steelhead and Carrots and it was great, it was in fact the best carrot`s I have ever eaten, nothing fancy just a perfectly cooked carrot.
Who would think a simple roasted carrot could be improved on, but it was.
This restaurant was also where I had the best Oxtail soup I have ever had, when it was on the menu.
Recommending SeaChange is putting it lightly. It is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Totally enjoyed our dinner at Sea Change good was amazing especially the brussel sprouts and tuna app. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and timely. We were running late and they still had us out in time for the show. Food was much better than I remembered.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Great date or special occasion place. Everything I ate was unique & delicious. I wish the server had informed us that the starters were to share. We each ordered one and it was too much food for a starter though delicious. Would love to go back anytime. Very convenient for attending the Guthrie.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good fare, excellent service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were seeing a play...so decided to wait and get dessert after with a drink.
There was no room.....the bar was completely slammed with people....so we left.
Rather a disappointing end of the evening.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Organic, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very enjoyable visit prior to attending The Guthrie Theater. The bubbly and oyster special was a delight. Our server was supurb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waiter was the best ever! We went with his suggestions and had the best meal!

Tags: Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Will definitely add this as one of our favorite restaurants in Minneapolis. Portions we perfect for a sensible diner.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

JoAnne was our server and did a fantastic job! We had our two young kids with us, and she made sure that we were all happy. Everyone was so helpful and courteous. We are new to Minneapolis, and this is one of our favorite spots!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

A wonderful place to have pre-theatre brunch! Great ambiance and good food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Caramel roll large enough to share but bottom was a little burned , so was the muffin bottom on my eggs benedict. But still a delicious crabcake version of benedict. No children's menu available on lunch and brunch. Service excellent and fast which we appreciated since we had a 1 pm show. Its so convenient to be able to eat right in theater building

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall, very nice dining experience before our Guthrie performance. The food was okay but not spectacular. Service was definitely on par with other fine dining experiences. Ambiance was also quite good and noise level that my wife and I were able to have a nice conversation. Overall a good pre-Guthrie experience.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great, relaxing setting. Food was amazing, and waitress was super friendly and nice. Was here for a pre-theater dinner, and they were sure to get our food in a timely fashion and had us out in time. Took time to explain the menu well and offer suggestions. Would definitely come back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Sea Change was perfect for my friends and I to get a lovely dinner, exceptional cocktails and a lovely atmosphere prior to attending an event at the adjoining Guthrie Theater.
A delightful evening - food was wonderful, cocktails perfect, service was very good. Everything was just what we wanted and the price was more reasonable than anticipated.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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