Lovely evening in one of the most elegant dining rooms in MSP. As always, the food is fresh and delicious. Great spot to hang out at the bar and have a snack, or a full meal in the main room.
We reserved dinner prior to the theater and for a birthday celebration. We were very excited because of the positive reviews and really liked the décor of the restaurant. The people were very nice and the service was good. My issue was the food. The presentation of the shrimp cocktail were 5 or 6 shrimp laying on a white plate around unique cocktail sauce. Nothing exciting. The appetizer of pear and foie gras - my husband asked me where the foie gras was and I pointed to some little bits smaller than a jelly bean on there. A friend had the tofu and the waiter had to explain where the avocado was hidden - again tiny amounts of the good stuff. My husband enjoyed the artic char and the bouillabaisse was average to me. I felt the fish was either over or under cooked - depending on which fish. The chocolate cake for dessert has a pretty presentation but it was dry.
The service was great as usual! We always have an excellent experience here. The food was wonderful and we made it to the show in perfect time.
The atmosphere was amazing! First time there and Peter was our waiter! He did an awesome job and made us feel very comfortable! Felt like I could have sat there all night! Next time I’m inMinneapolis I will definitely visit again!
This is the second time we’ve eaten here, although it’s been a few years, but what we ate this recent visit was not great. The tuna carpaccio was covered in so much sauce you could hardly taste the tuna. My husband had the scallops which were passable but had no sauce, but the accompanying potatoes were raw in the middle. He was having such a hard time sawing into them that he lost control of his knife and it flew and hit the window next to us! This to cut into a potato! My bouillabaisse was strange and not flavorful. It was mostly salmon with a few mussels, only one clam and only one shrimp. It was served in a thick gravy like sauce that had no flavor. On top were toasted baguette slices with a lot of flavored mayonnaise drizzled on them which was unappealing. Before dinner cocktails were so-so. Our server was good along with the other waitstaff who promptly filled our water and took our plates. Overall I would not come back for such mediocre and expensive food.
We are very excited to see Chef Don Gonzalez at Sea Change. He brings a lot of creativity and experience, and we'll be anxious to see what he comes up with.
Very limited menu. Waiter pushed his choices for poultry & bacon marinated seafood despite 1 diner being vegetarian. Unfamiliar with some item ingredients & went back to kitchen twice for details. Kitchen server put down wrong meals. Dishes were not served hot. Do not think either of our fish dishes were properly cooked. Overall an unpleasant dining experience. Had to get bill corrected due to addition of a salad that was not part of order. Will not return.
Lovely, so very lovely, in every way.
We came for brunch before a Sunday matinee at the Guthrie. Our server, Matthew, was friendly and attentive and allowed us to take our time ordering. We shared the omelette of the day -- with brussels sprouts and bacon. It came with a mixed green salad with a terrific light dressing. Absolutely delicious. We then shared the crab cake benedict, which was just ok. Not bad but nothing exceptional. Finally, we ordered the only dessert they offer at brunch, vanilla ice cream topped with hot espresso and two chocolate chip cookies. Delicious. We concluded our brunch with a cappuccino, and we were on our way. We enjoyed a leisurely, tasty meal for under $30 each. Of course, we had no alcohol, but it really was a perfect pre-theatre experience.
We made later reservations to celebrate our anniversary knowing it would be busy before a show at the Guthrie. We were warmly greeted and immediately given a table. They knew it was our anniversary so they brought us each a glass of the bubbly. Our server was friendly and attentive. Only problem was half the entree items were sold out due to the busy dinner crowd earlier.
So while we enjoyed our meals, they weren’t our first choices. I would suggest not going after the theatre crowd true to this. It would be a great place to have a drink anytime. Wonderful atmosphere and service.
Food is always excellent, and our server (Joanne) is always outstanding. My wife has numerous food allergies, and the the kitchen is always very careful to check allergies and dishes.
I would not suggest Sea Change to a friend.
The service was slow.
We arrived early for our reservation and had little time before the Guthrie event.
The portions were unbelievable small. Dessert was nothing more then a taste. Never again!
Pour tuna carpaccio and beet salad were excellent. The steelhead was good but the additional fixings were cold. Don’t know if that was intended. The pasta was tough and dry. We felt it had been forgotten as service seemed slow. This meal was not up to Sea Change usual standard.
Service was excellent. Food was superb - the octopus was outstanding.
Great option before a show!
Nice variety to choose from and a good wine list too!
Service was exceptional!!!
Will always be on the rotation.
The food was excellent! Our favorites: the tofu and the tuna carpaccio!
Visited Sea Change for Easter Sunday brunch. I would have liked more seafood selections, but the crabcakes were wonderful and the waitstaff very thoughtful without intrusion.
One of my all time favorites and in the neighborhood
The week-end brunch before the Sunday matinee is wonderful. Have done it a number of times and will do it again for our next show.
This was my first visit there. I had tickets for the Guthrie. Good choice and good recommendations by my server, Joanne.
Sea Change never disappoints. It is the perfect place for a delicious dinner with impeccable service. Perfect place for pre-theater dining. The service is efficient and unobtrusive. This is one of the few restaurants where it is possible to have a quiet conversation. The tables are placed so that one doesn't feel crowded. We love to dine at Sea Change.
Great service, nice menu selection, perfect location to dine prior to theater event, comfortably intimate, reasonable pricing.
Great service. Food is excellent and presented beautifully. Relaxing place to dine before a show at the Guthrie.
Perfect for pre-theater dinner for The Guthrie!
Great food and great service. We will definitely return.
We were wowed by our meals. Tagliatelle with smoked sturgeon is light and feels like a cross over to spring dining. A few tweaks and it will make a great dish for the spring menu. The cod was an interesting surprise. Cod with potatoes is pretty standard but add in cabbage and a sauce with a hint of caraway and maybe some mustard and it takes the dish to another level. It was fantastic - a great start to our evening and the weekend. Thanks!
This is a great place for pre-performance dinner enroute to the Guthrie. Service, menu, food—wonderful!
Food was mediocre at best. Tuna and octopus were the worst dishes and the beets with smoked trout was the best. Brussels sprouts disappointing and soft/soggy. I would have definitely preferred to spend the money elsewhere but it was convenient to get to the theater. Service was nice.
Sea Change is always good, but this was better than usual. The lovely Olivia escorted me to my table, where I met the equally charming Jubilee,who served me a Work in Progress cocktail and six sweet, fresh oysters. So far, so good, or I should say great. How I had failed to try the biscuits, gravy, and poached eggs until now I don't know, but it was a perfect dish, with a glass of California pinot noir. A cup of cappuccino finished the meal and sent me to the theater to see "Indecent", a wonderfully moving play at the Guthrie.
Everyone should try Sea Change, oysters, biscuits and gravy, and a play at the Guthrie.
Wonderful weekend brunch before matinee at the Guthrie. Unlimited mamosi, even one to take to the show.
Food was a little salty. And nothing was memorable, just ok. And for the price it would have been to have memorable item or two. We had two apps to share and own entrees.
We were celebrating my partners birthday.
Reliably great food, attentive service, attractive atmosphere. Though we try other restaurants, Sea Change always draws us back.
delicious, artistically presented entree. Quiet environs and attentive wait staff.
This restaurant has TERRIFIC food and friendly, fun and professional service...just the right combo of informality and excellence. The environment is classy, creative and artful, of course. It attracts and interesting group of people that adds to the ambiance.
We made reservations to lunch during break from an event. They changed the menu to only 6 items but did not tell us ahead of time. Choices were not very interesting. Salad was heavily dressed. Soup had limited taste. Fried fish sandwich lacked seasoning and flavor. I was really looking forward to a special lunch from the interesting regular menu. Big let down.
The menu was very limited. As the event I attended was scheduled with a know number of attendees, the Sea Change was not really ready to handle the crowd. The wait staff were very nice though.
Awesome! Food, people atmosphere......delightful.
Excellent meal, service, and ambience.