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Good Fish Restaurant Near the Westin?

andreahb Jun 14, 2010 08:14 PM

I'll be in town for business for one night and want to find a good place for dinner near the Westin. I'm looking for fish, but not seafood.

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    semanticantics Jun 14, 2010 08:54 PM

    You might be in luck.


    Fire Lake appears to being a fresh water fish menu for June. I've never been there, but I tried googling "fish restaurant" and "walleye" in "search nearby".

    Edit: full disclosure, I'm a vegetarian that's never eater in this establishment. Just trying to be helpful.

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    1. re: semanticantics
      faith Jun 14, 2010 09:41 PM

      I've had some excellent fish at FireLake- eg crimson trout.

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      Brad Ballinger Jun 15, 2010 08:09 AM

      Also, Sea Change (walkable from the Westin).

      Sea Change
      806 Second Street S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

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        BigE Jun 15, 2010 09:12 AM

        I've always been happy with Oceanaire. Plenty of options ala carte along with their 3 course, $30 menu.

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          semanticantics Jun 15, 2010 09:20 AM

          I took "not seafood" to mean the OP is seeking fresh water / local fish. Sea Change doesn't post a menu, but I don't think it's focus if fresh water, and Oceanaire also lacks any fresh water options. Maybe OP meant no mussels, shrimp, crab, etc., hopefully they will clarify.

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          1. re: semanticantics
            LiaM Jun 15, 2010 09:29 AM

            Sea Change does indeed post menus on the web; they are listed under "Concept" on the website, so a little harder to find. I have had some very good food there and would definitely recommend it to the OP.


            Sea Change
            806 Second Street S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

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              semanticantics Jun 15, 2010 09:31 AM

              I knew I'd seen menus on there before. Still, no fresh water fish.

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                Foureyes137 Jun 15, 2010 03:02 PM

                They used to have a striped bass that was fresh-water at Sea Change, but it was muddy, under-seasoned and terrible the time I had it.

                I still like the Firelake recommendation. I also love the smelt fries at Red Stag (as well as the perch and blue gill fish fry) and anyplace that serves Star Prairie trout...Spoonriver frequently has freshwater fish, but it is a special so there is no way to tell day-to-day.

                31 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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                andreahb Jun 15, 2010 06:24 PM

                Thanks for all of the responses! I meant no mussels, shrimp, etc. I'm looking for "kosher" fish, is all.

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                  bob s Jun 15, 2010 10:23 PM

                  In that case, I'd go with the Sea Change recommendation. Spoonriver is also right next door and, I believe, usually has a fish entree. Red Stag is also reasonably close - but probably not close enough to walk.

                  If you're looking for fish that's not cooked, Nami and Origami would be my choices Downtown for sushi.

                  750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

                  251 1st Ave N Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55401

                  Sea Change
                  806 Second Street S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

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                    Tmorrow Jun 17, 2010 09:35 AM

                    I would go to Atlas Grill. They have fire roasted salmon and sea bass that are great. And their appetizers and side dishes are great too.

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                Brad Ballinger Jun 17, 2010 11:00 AM

                And there is always B.A.N.K. in the Westin itself. Not necessarily fish-centric, but probably fish on the menu done well.

                88 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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                1. re: Brad Ballinger
                  kevin47 Jun 17, 2010 10:38 PM

                  And do take the time to have a drink at the bar, either way. It is a gorgeous room.

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