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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (73)
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Romantic (29)
Healthy (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Waterfront (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fun (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (7)
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Organic (3)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

As usual Sea Change was excellent. Beautiful room, spacious, even when busy the noise is not overwhelming, excellent interesting and inventive menu, superb service (Joanne), fair pricing.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great cuisine . I strongly recommend... Nice service and atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food and wine and staff was conscience of the opening curtain time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Steelhead and Scallops were prepared very well and absolutely delicious. Our server was respectful of our time to see a show and very helpful. Couldn't ask for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Would be nice if they served the expresso coffee with demitasse spoons instead of the big dessert spoons.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was good. Service was a bit slow. Asked for the check Pre theatre and server did not return. We chased down a manager to get the check.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brunch; excellent choice and impeccable service

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Both Arctic char and steelhead trout were amazing. Server suggested items and wine pairing. All were excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place to have dinner before a show. Food and service are predictably good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Unique omelettes for pre-matinee brunch. Excellent bacon and good drinks. Good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sea Change is our “go to” before the Guthrie. Both food and service are reliable. Arctic Char and Tofu are favorites. Would love to see the menu change more often

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great spot for fresh seafood before a show at the Guthrie or just a night out. Fresh oysters, spicy octopus and fish. Ahi appetizer is fantastic. Steak for the friend who wont eat fish. Nice wine list by the glass or bottle. Thoughtful well informed servers. Comfortable environment mostly business casual (jeans to jackets). Busy bar at font of restaurant cocktails and beer.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Deliciousness abounds!! I love the arctic char dish. I highly recommend spending an evening enjoying the food and ambiance of Sea Change.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The octopus was excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We made reservations before a Saturday evening show and were pleasantly surprised that they still offered the full menu. We started with the snap peas, which were amazing! Very generous portion as well...I actually asked that half of it be boxed up for leftovers (which they are happy to keep in the cooler if you are going to the show...very convenient!). I ordered the crispy tofu an as entree as well as the white bean gardiniera as a side, and was blown away by the flavors! Easily the best tofu I've ever had, and you could taste the freshness and distinct flavors in the bean gardiniera (which was also a very sizable portion that left me with leftovers). My date ordered the steelhead and absolutely loved it! I would highly recommend stopping in before a show or if you're looking to try some great seafood with great service. 5 stars!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sea Change was fair and nothing more. I had the sweetbreads as an app and the steelhead as my entree. My date had the romaine salad for her first course and the scallops for her main. Everything was prepared as it should be. The dish preparations and presentations left much to be desired (especially for the price). I'm assuming the prices correlated with the location (The Guthrie Theatre) because I'm sure they have high overhead to be in such a prime spot. However, I would rather pay more to be impressed than pay higher-than-average prices for average food in a good location. The service was also subpar. Everyone who works there would never make it well-respected establishments like 112 eatery, Alma, or Manny's. If you're going to a show at the Guthrie and need a place with food and drink that will simply raise your blood sugar, Sea Change is the perfect place. If you're looking for anything more, go elsewhere.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent service and food. Very nice blend of flavors. Peter was a marvelous server.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I brought my youngest daughter and her best friend they are both late teens we had an amazing time we had the best service best food it was overall fabulous As we sought Romeo and Juliet after dinner we would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We always eat here before attending a Guthrie performance. Never disappointed in the food or service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Well we have been going to sea change for our anniversary for about 6 or 7 years to fulfill our seafood cravings. So the menu had not materially change from last year. My wife got 6 oysters that were the smallest I’ve ever seen selling for $4/piece. The servings were no kidding here were at least 2/3 or less from last year but unfortunately the prices were higher. We split the pound cake for desert and I’m not joking it came with 3 little 1/2 “ pound cake cubes and a tiny scoop of sorbet. Just absurd and ridiculous. So out 30 anniversary will be known as the time we payed $165 for dinner and were STARVING when we got home. Thank god for Oreos and milk... sorry Sea Change time to change our anniversary dinners.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Exceptional meal. Something for everyone including not fish fans! Sam our server was fun and cheeky, her sense of humor suited our party splendidly! Very impressed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic seafood, fantastic service (Peter), great for pre-show dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The lobster salad is fabulous, starring lobster and the best tofu ever. My friends raved about the butternut squash soup. Service was impeccable, as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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