wonderful knowledgeable waiter of all of our questions! we were allowed to take our time between courses to laugh and cry about the passing of a dear friend who introduced us to Alma’s. The food was wonderful. we are already planning a visit to a Brunch at Alma’s!
This was my first time back since the remodel. I was happy to see that the food quality and service has remained top quality. We did the tasting menu along with wine pairings. I loved that there was flexibility with wine choices. I was able to choose a white instead of a red with my fish. It was excellent. Definitely will return.
Food was good, but certainly not worth $190 after tip for two people.
We had such a fun, delicious night here and were so well-cared for. Will be back!
Restaurant Alma is our favorite Twin Cities restaurant. We go there for our special occasions because the food and service is always outstanding. It was our 25 th anniversary. The staff worked hard to make it feel like a special occasion. We were not able to get a room for Saturday but hope to expand future outings to dinner and a hotel stay. Always recommend Alma to friends.
Service was very good and the food was delicious.
A top 5 restaurant in the Twin Cities. Consistently excellent food.
Officially now my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis!
Redone interior is beautiful and the food is still AWESOME!!
With such amazing service, we felt like we were the only guests in the restaurant. The food was delicious and beautiful. The drinks were creative.
Had an anniversary date with my girlfriend here and had a really lovely meal (and they pulled out all sorts of stops for us as well). Would definitely go back :)
Everything about this night felt so special. We were celebrating our anniversary and the server kept bringing us yummy things from the chefs to celebrate with us. I was also very impressed with the owners adding 3% to our bill to help offest the cost of health insurance for his employees! I was happy to pay that and I like that they clearly differentiate this from the gratuity. Our server was wonderful attentive but not over bearing. We were so stuffed but enjoyed dessert anyway mostly to support the Nari fund. Another way the restaurant is supporting their employee through a hard life long medical cost. Clearly this business cares about their employees and it feels like that in there. Oh did I mention the food was out of this world too! Thank you Alma for EVERYTHING! You are doing it right!
The staff went out of their way to make our anniversary memorable and the food was fantastic.
We had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. For starters the staff was friendly and welcoming. We took a minimum of 8 turns and twists to arrive at our balcony seating area. It was nice and cozy but there was a constant thrumming that caused our table vibrate every minute or so. That became quite annoying and I was very happy to get out of there by the end of the meal. The nightly menu was interesting and varied enough to try a number of dishes. Our favorites were the dill Halibut and the lamb ragu pasta. Those two were good, not great. The rest of the dishes while interesting were not as tasty as hoped for. For example, I had a crudite' as a first course. It was small cubed raw fish in a white sauce. The sauce was milk like and seemed to hide the taste of the fish, so that neither was the star of the dish. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and patient, so high marks there. Unfortunately we would not recommend Alma to friends.
Unusual dishes, interesting dining. Enjoyed the Mexican mix of flavors with good selection of seasonal ingredients prepared in a French style. Aspagus with rubarb; absolutely excellent duck breast rare with perfect seared outer layer; crepe with poblano chili and mole sauce was light and flavorful with touch of Unami from small squid.
Service was polite and efficient. Flavors were good. A decent evening meal.
All the people who make it happen there were very welcoming and helpful, especially Laurie, our server.
Food was exquisite, so light yet so much flavor. We could hear ourselves speak without the all-too-often clatter and din at other restaurants; we loved that, and the music & decor added to the fabulous ambience. Total treasure!
-From a Very Impressed Customer.
Simply a great dining experience. The food and service were both outstanding. My wife and I went on our first visit to Minneapolis, and Alma was one of the highlights of our stay.
The service was beyond 5 Star! Was a wonderful dining experience.
My wife and I had dinner at Restaurant Alma for part of our 10th Anniversary celebration.
The food was amazing. Even more importantly, the service was spectacular. They were aware of the occasion, were always attentive, made us feel well cared-for, and even gave us a mix-CD for our anniversary. And of course, the company was lovely.
As always, our experience at Alma was perfect. The food, service and ambiance were ideal for our anniversary dinner. We were also very happy to see Alex and his daughter.
Absolutely the best!!!
Right when we walked through the doors my partner and I felt so welcomed and special. It was her 33rd birthday and she has always wanted to go there. We had a special seating right by the bar with comfortable cushions and pillows. Food was delicious, service was wonderful.
I absolutely love Restaurant Alma. The food is outstanding! It’s definitely the best restaurant in the Twin Cities. The food is locally sourced, and the menu seasonal. The wine list is absolutely amazing, and the waiters know what they’re talking about.
I can’t stress enough how amazing Alma is, so definitely go try it for yourself!
Awesome food and great service
Wonderful service. Entrees were perfectly prefared. Fresh flavors. Not to be missed.
Wait staff was excellent! Food was an excellent adventure...tasty!! Would definitely recommend!!
Amazing for an occasion or anything else. All time favorite.
I started following Alma on Instragram for it's design-worthy interiors and food dishes. It absolutely did not disappoint. Drinks, food, ambiance, design all were top notch. I can't wait to go back!
Excellent and knowledgeable waitress.
Consistently excellent. Wine pairings are always fun, tasty, and educational discoveries. Alex and his team are really so good at what they do!
The food was fantastic. The way they paired the dishes was spectacular. The flavors matched very well. We will be here again.
It was our first time at Alma and it was a lovely experience. We were initially sat in a dark corner of the room and asked if we could be by the window - they happily obliged.
It’s a prix fixe menu of 3 courses (3 choices for each course) and the option of a wine pairing.
Despite it only being 3 courses, we were there for over 2 hours - an unusual length of time that one is not accustomed to. However, the atmosphere was great and the service was fantastic. It’s obvious that everyone there takes pride of their work.
WOW. Amazing food, amazing service, perfect ambience. This restaurant really took care of acoustic. It was full, every table was taken and it was not noisy at all. Every dish was perfect but the duck was extra perfect. The bread is worth the calories and the carbs.
We had lovely anniversary dinner at Alma. We each ordered the three coarse tasting menu. All of our choices we’re excellent, from celeriac soup, pasta, soft egg salad and fish coarses. We ordered a chocolate dessert and felt it had a few too many components that didn’t come together well.
I was visiting Minneapolis to attend my son's U of M graduation. I chose the restaurant for its proximity to the university and because it was a James Beard award winner. The meal and service were well beyond my expectations. Even my very picky vegetarian husband was impressed.
A hidden gem next to the University of Minnesota. Great place for a "fancy" date. The food and service were amazing, well worth the price. the 3 courses fixed menu was delicious, beautiful presentation and amazing flavors.
Fantastic food and excellent service, Alma always delivers. Highly recommended.
Brilliant! Food excellent- the best meal I have had in the last year for sure. The wine pairings were excellent. Wait staff and bus-ing staff were totally engaged. It was so good I returned the next day to the same experience. Bravo!
Service was incredibly slow. We averaged 30 minutes in between courses. Value was questionable. Equally good meals can be had elsewhere in Minneapolis (cough, Martina, cough) for less than half the price of Alma.