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DukeFan Sep 15, 2010 12:40 PM

Hasnt been a sea change thread in a while... I have heard that the service has improved as of late. Wifey and I will be going there this weekend.

Any good recs? Have heard the poke is quite quite good.

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

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    Seige RE: DukeFan Sep 15, 2010 01:17 PM

    Hubby and I were there a few weeks ago. He had the mussels starter, I have the linguine starter. Both excellent. I had the halibut entree; he had the tuna entree. We liked both of them a lot, but loved the halibut a bit more than the tuna. We had the chocolate peanut butter torte for dessert which was like a really, really decadent take on a Reese's peanut butter cup. Overall, we were very happy with the service, food and atmosphere. Only slight blemish was that the one of the hostesses didn't seem to really love her job, but the rest of the staff was lovely. We'll definitely go back.

    1. bob s RE: DukeFan Sep 15, 2010 03:12 PM

      It's quite a coincidence that you posted DukeFan, as I was about to start or resurrect a thread on Sea Change.

      My wife and I enjoyed a very nice meal there last weekend out on the deck overlooking the river. Service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing.

      I had the albacore with thin strips of lardo, and a soffritto with a tangy cider sauce. While very good, my wife's starter was even better. She ordered the grilled octopus, which was nicely prepared with a rich Spanish glaze, peppers, a salsa and a green puree which appeared to be guacamole. (I didn't taste it.) The dish was excellent and seemed like something that might have been served at Solera. (Obviously that was not too much of a surprise....)

      I had the halibut for my main course. I chose it because the server said it may be a seasonal dish. The fish was perfectly prepared and was served with littleneck clams that also contained strips of razor clam and grilled corn kernels. The halibut was placed on a puree of sweet corn and was accompanied by a roll of grilled (and slightly charred and crunchy) rice. The combination was delicious. I recommend this dish.

      My wife ordered the scallop which ended up being (I believe) 3 sizable scallops. The scallops were served with peas and a yogurt sauce. I was too busy concentrating on my own plate to have a good memory of her dish, but the taste I had was very good.

      For dessert we had the brioche pain perdu. The menu stated it had nutella in it so we were a little concerned that it would be too sweet. While it was certainly sweet, it was not cloying and we enjoyed the combination of the warm confection with blackberry sorbet.

      The wine list looked varied - although I did not get a full review of it. We enjoyed a bottle of Muscadet that seemed fairly reasonable in price.

      While we were swayed by a beautiful evening to sit outside and relax, I enjoyed our experience at Sea Change and will try to keep it higher up in our rotation.

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

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        Seige RE: bob s Sep 15, 2010 06:31 PM

        I had that same version of the halibut. I could have pretty much licked that corn puree off my plate. So, so good!

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          BigSal RE: Seige Sep 18, 2010 08:33 PM

          I had the halibut for dinner tonight and it was great. The sweet flavor of the corn and clams were an excellent match for the halibut.

          They changed the recipe for the poke. It used to be made with soy sauce and sesame seed oil. I ordered it tonight and it was covered with mayo. I found it very heavy and hid the flavor of the tuna. It might have worked with a lighter hand with the sauce, but I prefer the original version better.

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          Beckyleach RE: bob s Sep 20, 2010 09:32 AM

          We just had the octopus at the bar, Friday night. Incredible! So fresh, and lusciously tender...best we've had since getting it straight from the sea, in Puerto Escondido, in 1982.

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          KristinT013 RE: DukeFan May 24, 2011 07:58 PM

          Any recent Sea Change experiences/recs? My partner and I have a reservation on Sunday. Usually our seafood intake is in the form of sushi, so it will be fun to try something new!

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

          1. johnnybgargoyle RE: DukeFan Jun 2, 2011 06:23 PM

            Help! Joining a few couples for dinner at Sea Change tomorrow. I looked at the menu online, and thought "oh boy". I'm not a fan of "raw" seafood (yes I've tried it in various incarnations and it's just not my thing. I'm just not going to enjoy this am I? One beef/chicken/pork item each and all seem to be overwrought. Even the 'cooked' fish items (I like fish/scallops/shrimp just fine) seem "different for the sake of being different". Maybe my impressions are wrong, and that's why I'm asking for help/opinions as to what I might enjoy.

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

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              Codetron RE: DukeFan Aug 3, 2011 11:02 PM

              Great new happy hour http://seachangempls.com/SeaChangePro...

              The bar staff is fantastic, best oyster selection in town. Nice outdoor seating options in front and in back overlooking the river.

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                astadtler RE: Codetron Aug 9, 2011 07:16 AM

                The Happy Hour is fantastic! We had the pork sandwich for $5 what a steal! Also had some oysters that were very good. Friend had the fish tacos also which he said were very good. The house red wine was even tolerable. I'd definitely like to go back for a real dinner sometime.

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                  Bran808 RE: astadtler Aug 13, 2011 09:14 PM

                  Has anybody tried the bouillabaisse and if so is it memorable or just ok?

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                    Foureyes137 RE: Bran808 Aug 14, 2011 05:26 PM

                    Yes. Just ok. There probably isn't a better option unless it is back on the Cafe menu @ LBV, but it's not bad.

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