Alma is best known for sourcing the best quality seasonal ingredients available and features a high percentage of local and organic products. Our menu changes every six to eight weeks, offering both new and signature dishes. We feature a three course tasting menu format, allowing the customer to select any three dishes from the menu for $62 with optional wine pairings, and a la carte options.
Alma is the winner of the James Beard Best Chef Midwest award. and has received 4 stars from the StarTribune.
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Come ring in 2020 at Restaurant Alma! This year on NYE we are offering a 5 course tasting menu for $115 and optional wine pairings for $46. Please call Alma directly at 612.379.4909 if you have difficulty making a reservation.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Great food, great service, but too expensive
Amazing service. Tables could be a bit further from each other.
👍Interesting menu, nice presentation, attentive service
Great place for a drink, but at $65 per person, the food just wasn't worth the cost. The first two dishes were disappointing, though the entree arctic char was quite good. Since most of the offerings were primarily vegetable based, it's hard to justify a $25 salad and $25 noodle dish prior to the entree. Overall good experience, the wait staff was fantastic and the drinks were good, but the food felt uninspired and not worth the cost.
The Alma restaurant is a place you go to if you want interesting menu options which are well presented and most importantly are delicious. The restaurant is comfortable and great for an intimate dinner with service that is attentive but not obtrusive. The menus is a three course fixed and is fixed price, with offerings that should please everyone. During our visit the grilled linkert bread with dogs as a starter, the red beet agnolotti as a middle and the ricotta gnocchi and prawns was a meal that would not disappoint and was very delicious.
We were there for my birthday and to celebrate our engagement. Our server didn’t ask us why we were there—even when friends surprised us by sending champagne over. In fact, she largely ignored is. We didn’t get a drink for 20 minutes after sitting down. We are big fans of Alma. We just wished we would have had more attentive service, especially for such a big occasion.
While we enjoyed our dinner, and were especially pleased with the complimentary toast we received, we were a bit disappointed with our table selection near the door. There were several other tables that were available, and I am not sure why we were seated where we were. The course offerings were good. The pairing was good. It did, however, feel quite rushed.
I consider our meals at Restaurant Alma and one of the best meals I have eaten. The food was outstanding, delicious, artistically presented, and perfectly proportioned. Service for the three courses were timely, little wait time between each but not rushed. Service was quick but to hovering We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Love this place!
Lovely, as always. Great service, food, and ambiance.
Everything was perfection! From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Alma and would put in our top list of meals. We will absolutely look forward to going back on future trips to Minneapolis!!
This is a mixed review. The food was very good, and the service was good but at $150 per person I would expect something special and this was not a special experience. It is expensive casual dining (with many customers dressed casually). The table was bad - interrogation lighting, hard to hear. Slow to get first course and then half way through it before the wine pairing showed. They do pair the wines with each item, which is nice - so if you and partner order a different item you will get a different wine. They brought the wrong entrees - we caught that before they set on table. Staff and waiter were knowledgeable and pleasant. If you like good food and generally good service and expect to spend that much then I highly recommend Alma. If you wish to have an exceptional experience look elsewhere.
Restaurant Alma never disappoints! There is a reason they are celebrating 20 years, awesome food, service and visually stunning.
Alma was excellent! A great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. However if you don’t like meat it’s a little challenging. They might have a vegetarian option that I should have looked into.
Wonderful food and presentation! We loved everything!
We've been to Alma's Dining Room once before and were looking forward to this visit. Unfortunately our second experience will be our last. My first course was tasty (sweet garlic flan); my husband's first course would have been better with thinner sliced bread (grilled likert rye bread), he liked the pasta e fagioli as his second course but my tuna (special item) was too salty. Neither of us were awed by our entree. Mine would have been better with less salt. My husband was not at all pleased with the char. We did't stay for dessert.
We will continue to have brunch in the cafe or a late night bite there as well. We've never been disappointed with what we've eaten in the cafe.
Exceptional cuisine and wine pairings, perfect ambiance.
We did'nt particularly care for the menu on this visit. We've always great experiences and this was, too but it felt a little bit like they were stretching to make it super foodie and in doing so, just made it sort of over-the-top weird.
Went Alma to the max, prix fixe and the wine pairing. Superb. One of the better meals we've had in the Twin Cities in a very long time.
Amazing food. Great service. Quaint atmosphere. Perfect for intimate dates or dinner with friends.
Really loved this place. Nice charming location, very friendly staff and super creative diverse dishes. Will be back.
Birthday celebrations! Delicious dinner served in a cozy area upstairs. Delightful evening!
We had an amazing dinner experience and the service was impeccable!
Excellent. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
This was our first time at Alma and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We loved the entire experience from the amazing service, warm quiet environment to the delicious food. Each course was as flawless and tasty as the one before it and left you in anticipation of what was to come.
We will most certainly let be back and would highly recommend.
I knew I could take my wife here for a special birthday dinner because everything would be excellent- the food, the service, the attention to every detail.
The restaurant is in a beautiful area, has a good atmosphere and without much noise.
All the food was salty the main course was almost inedible. The service was very friendly but it was a bit slow. I made the pairing with wine and the glasses came with little wine.
The food seemed good but not exceptional
Great place all around! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that appreciates excellent food and is willing to pay a little extra to experience it.
Wonderful experience. Great ambiance, drinks, wine, food and service! Looking forward to a return visit!
From entrance to exit the service was warm and discreet. Our waitstaff was charming and very knowledgable. They were able to make excellent wine suggestions to go with our main dish. It was a relaxing and fun experience for my husbands birthday.
Always a delight to dine at Alma. The menu is interesting and seasonal, the wine pairings unusual and spot-on. Recommend for dinner with friends or a special night out.
The bartender was phenomenal. Very personal and took time to explain everything to us while we ordered drinks. Food is amazing as always. I’ve never been disappointed with a dish.
Alma is definitely my favorite restaurant in Minnesota. The food, wine, and service are spectacular without being pretentious. I always feel like eating there is more than just a meal and more than a novel experience. Thank you!!
Always consistent in terms of food and service level. A personal favorite. Highly recommended.
Perfect as always and we love to be amazed by the chef. Service is top notched. Best place in the Twin Cities for chef driven food and for real foodies.
We love Alma, we had our first date here 8 years ago and go back at least once every year. The service is great and the food is spectacular. When we win the lottery we will eat here everyday!
I really liked the ambience, we got a window seat, which was nice. But next time maybe check out the upper level or the special table by the bar. The food was amazing! The combinations of each course worked well together, so delicious!
One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten in my life. The seasonal, local ingredients shine and every bite is a joy. Will be coming back for sure.
Loved the experience. We enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairings. It was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary.