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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

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (66)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Scenic View (37)
Romantic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Healthy (20)
Business Meals (19)
Waterfront (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and ambiance. A little disappointed in brunch sausages and potatoes being too greasy. Loved the endless mimosas and Arctic char choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstandng food served by knowledgeable and friendly people. Focused on seafood. Perfect for after the show. Try Sea Change. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Disappointing. The seafood seemed good and fresh and mine was prepared well enough, but no one at the table was overjoyed with what they got. It's also a hard place for dietary restrictions. To her credit our server was well informed and helpful. But they couldn't do small things like offer vinegar and oil to replace a dressing with dairy for a lactose intolerant guest. They're just not set up for any variations. Just bear in mind that this is a high volume pre-theater place and don't expect special considerations or finesse.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect spot for any occasion. Good food and parking just across the street. No brainer for pre Guthrie meal. Just would suggest that they add a desert menu..small..for brunch. It would sell for sure.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I was unable to attend-pneumonia. My theater ticket was given to our 6.5 granddaughter. She had buttered noodles and the other adults ( husband, son and daughter-in-law and daughter and son-in-law loved their the entire meal. Hopefully I will be able to try your beautiful restaurant. Hard for me to review when not present, but my family seemed well pleased

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food, service, interior design and general atmosphere were everything a person could want from a restaurant. It's not cheap, but the best never is. Perfect for anniversary, birthday, pre-Guthrie (if you come early so you don't rush the experience). And I also appreciate the fact that the noise level is low enough so I can converse, and the tables are not packed together into the space.
Note to Open Table: Oddly, seafood is NOT one of the categories that can be checked off above. It should be.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The seafood lovers enjoyed their food immensely and I really liked my chicken dish. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. Our hostess, Caitlin, was also a superstar!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Consistly delicious food, artistically presented.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We always eat at Sea Change before a Guthrie performance. We always eat the Arctic Char. The new way of preparing it was delicious. Our server, JoAnne is the best!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We usually dine here before the plays at the Guthrie and remarked that we need to come at other times as well. The food and service are just that good! The scallops were delicious and sweet, there is always a wonderful selection of fresh oysters, there is a fun and interesting cocktail menu, and the service is professional, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive. Thanks for another winning dining experience, Sea Change!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, Sea Change was wonderful. The oysters were fresh and sweet, and the salmon tartine was almost perfect. It could have used a few more capers, but I can suffer. Service, provided by Lindsy, was perfect, and the show I saw afterward was just as perfect.
I have requested to be at Lindsy's table next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Have never been disappointed here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was my second visit to Sea Change in the past three years, and one thing I can say is the quality and service hasn’t changed it is still just as fantastic!!
The pineapple cocktail was divine, just enough sweet to balance the strength of the liquor.
The Brussels sprouts and the attic char were expertly executed.
The affangato was divine and a perfect ending.
I have Celiac disease, so I’m very careful of where I eat. They were very attentive to my needs and knowledgeable of the preparations of the food so I felt assured there wouldn’t be any cross contamination.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great Service! We arrived and were seated in the waiting lounge while our table was being prepped. Our server forgot to return to take our drink orders so instead he got us a round on the house. That was totally not necessary and it was very gracious of him to do so! Our server during dinner was attentive and friendly! The food was delicious, we honestly ordered a little bit of everything. All of the dishes were tasty and surprising, including the Broccoli appetizer which sounded simple but it was far from that! We highly recommend the Steelhead Salmon for dinner, it is imply amazing and we'll be coming back soon to have this dish!!!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great overall experience! Wonderful food, wait staff and ambiance!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Appetizers were simply OK but the steelhead--O. M. G.

Thanks for the two great entrees--Steelhead and Artic Char--I would recommend both!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The best seafood restaurant in the Twin Cities. The best bouillabaisse. We make a point of dining at Sea Change at least monthly. The desserts are first class.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful experience, great food and service! I will definitely tell others about our experience and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It's a limited menu, but all of the fish is fresh. I decided to try the Steelhead and wasn't too pleased with it. The waitress offered to bring me scallops, but I stuck with the fish. I tried my friend's scallops and they were insanely good. On a different occasion, I had the Bouillabaisse, and liked it. If you're going to see a play at The Guthrie, you should make Sea Change part of your night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was an awesome dining experience. We had brunch there prior to a show at the Guthrie. Relaxed atmosphere and the food was superb.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was over priced and awful.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

the small plates were really good. the main course was just ok

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything from the service, the drinks and the food were wonderful. Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent and creative food with seafood and meat selections.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and amazing service. I eat out frequently and Paul was the best server I have come across in years. Unbelievably informed on food and wines and super pleasant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The week-end brunch menu was wonderful, nice variety and the food was delicious.
Not as expensive as the dinner menu and great for a pre-show meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I hadn't been to Sea Change for a while so I am happy to report it is as wonderful as ever. The food was creative without being too far out, well-executed, and just plain delicious! The room is still beautiful and the service was attentive and friendly. I highly recommend a visit to Sea Change.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food presentation was excellent, taste was great. Attentive service. Wonderful meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and great service. Hard to beat for value and enjoyment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I enjoyed the food because it was not the same old thing, it was unique. However the person I was with had a hard time finding something they would eat. They are meat and potatoes, simple and more traditional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our waiter recommended the octopus as "the best in the city", and it didn't disappoint.
The steelhead was awesome as well, and the wine recommendations were all well paired.
Oysters, yes oysters in Minneapolis were fresh and matched the accompanying tasting notes.
All in all a very satisfying meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very enjoyable meal and good service. Only complaints are food was too salty and coffee not hot enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a bloody mary and it was heavily over peppered. My shrimp was burnt and i wasn't a fan of the sauce on the steak. Meals didn't come with sides. As much money that i paid for my meal . i thought it would be outstanding. It was a flop

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was too fast for a leasurly dinner. Seafood cooked to perfection. Chicken slightly overcooked.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time visit for us on a special Birthday event and we had a 10:00 reservation after the Guthrie event. Since we were early to the show we wanted to check our reservation we made online and have a pre-show drink at the bar which was quite busy on a normal Friday at 6:00.
I checked with the host about moving the reservation to 10:15 since the show last to about that
time and did not want to lose our spot. He was very helpful and gave us some hints of the menu both food and drinks. After the show we arrived and they sat us in a nice quiet corner as the place was still busy and getting busier but not too loud from others who had our same idea after the show. Our server was very good and knowledgeable about the menu. We split a app and a dinner which was fantastic. The smoked salmon app was listed as raw and was very tasty with
same results on the dinner which was steelhead with flavorful small side of quinoa and lobster bisque. Have to mention the fresh bread that had multiple types and very tasty. Our server tried to persuade the deserts but we had apple crisp at home. We told her that we'd be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of the best restaurants I have been to. Food was amazing. Service was even better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We've eaten a Sea Change four or five times. The other times, I've had some doubts whether the food was worth the price. The cuisine is certainly very creative and the service excellent, however the absolute quality of the food still did not impress. This time was different - for instance, the arctic char I had was truly exceptional, with the given portion being reasonable and the fish succulent, being a pleasure to eat bite by bite.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had an absolutely delightful dinner at Sea Change. The service was exceptional- attentive without being obtrusive. Our server was both fun and knowledgeable- he steered us to some great choices! The pea pods are amazing. I had the char and my husband had the steelhead. Both delicious. He said the steelhead was perhaps the best fish he'd had ever! Lovely time, lovely restaurant, great food and service. We will return and highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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