Union fish market ⋆⋆⋆1/2
731 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.
Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Happy hour 2 to 6 p.m. daily.
Well-versed and aims to please.
Small plates $7-$18, side dishes $5-$7, entrees $19-$38, desserts $9.
Clam chowder, sturgeon rillettes, shrimp corn dogs, clams in chorizo broth, lobster butternut bisque, skate, scallops with beets, cioppino, fish and chips, baked Alaska.
Wines cover the bases, at upper-medium prices, with 23 by-the-glass options (average price: $9). Twenty-plus beers tapped from mostly Midwest sources. Long list of labor-intensive cocktails.