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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.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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
$31 to $50
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Fabulous seafood, crudo, and non-fish items served with panache in a beautiful semi-private setting with views of the Mississippi River.
Municipal Garages, Street Meters
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
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
We were expecting a lot more. Service was amateur, for example, when clearing dishes, he stopped by with his hands full with other’s dishes and asked us to stack ours on top. Bread was not warm and crust was not crispy. When a second container was brought out, is was warm and crispy. The butter was delicious. The shrimp cocktail had a very plain presentation and the shrimp were rather small. The cocktail sauce was more of a chutney and not memorable. Beet salad was ok. Smoked salmon didn’t have much of a smoked flavor, and portion was small. So nothing bad but quite disappointing.
Our evening at Sea Change was a completely terrific experience. Started with great cocktails in the bar and moved to the raw bar for dinner. We were treated like royalty and had nice interaction with the staff preparing our meal. Our questions were answered in great detail and tastes of items that we were curious about were offered. We ate a delicious and very well prepared selection of East coast oysters. The langoustines were a highpoint as well at the smoked sturgeon tagliatelle. We will definitely be dining there again, and again...
There was nothing bad about my experience. We were celebrating a birthday, which was acknowledged by the hostess, and we were seated promptly. The server was very approachable and friendly, and checked on us enough that didn't feel overbearing. Now: the food was not bad by any means. We started with the octupus which was mindblowing - texture was like butter, they were seared to perfection and the flavors lingered for the rest of the night. Honestly my favorite meal. I had the artic char for the main, which was served well in its broth but fell short of groundbreaking. My partner had the beef ribeye which looked great, but cooked a little too far past medium rare. As mentioned before, we didn't dislike anything so we said nothing. Sea Change was a good ambient experience, but didn't shine in anything we had but the octupus and my thyme bourbon cocktail.
We had a spectacular time with Lindsy! Thanks to the kitchen team for a delicious meal!
Have to start with oysters for the table.
Tuna carpaccio- always a favorite! My date was unsure about the Langoustines, but I think he’ll be back just for those!
Scallops and a rib eye for entrees. Perfectly prepared! Easily swapped bites between each other. Both so tasty.
We turned down dessert at first, but after more wine, the chocolate and peanut butter was calling our names. Yum!
I had the brussel sprouts and octopus starters. They were both fabulous. The octopus was perfectly done/not chewy at all. I wish i had taken a picture of the dish.
It was beautifully plated. The other person in my party had the scallops. They were also quite good.
Because it was off season, there was no crowd or concern regarding timing. Our waiter was very attentive.
The food and service were terrific. Our server was very helpful and insightful and she did a very good job recommending food and helping with wine pairings. The lone black mark on the evening was as follows: We had stopped elsewhere in St. Paul for drinks and then discovered that we had a Guthrie Gift Certificate that we were going use that we forgot to bring with us. However we were able to locate the number for the certificate. We called the restaurant prior to driving to Minneapolis to see if we could simply present the number without the actual printed out certificate. They assured us that we could. AFTER our dinner we were informed that this, in fact, was not the case and that because it was a Guthrie Certificate, and not a Sea Change certificate, we could not use it. I spoke with the manager about this, and he did not care to remedy the situation. I work a few blocks from Sea Change and I told him I would bring the certificate by on Monday - he refused. I told him that someone on the phone had assured us we could use the certificate - he refused. Also - I had indicated on our reservation that this dinner was to celebrate my Birthday - no one acknowledged it whatsoever. So everything was delightful until the end - even without the birthday acknowledgement, and the last 15 minutes really soured us on the experience. The manager could have taken care of this, but for did not. There are soooo many good restaurants in the Twin Cities, I will be seeking them out long before a go back to Sea Change due to this. Sad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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