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Restaurant Alma

4.8
2640 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Opened in 1999, Restaurant Alma is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering eclectic American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. A high, open beam ceiling, exposed brick columns and concrete floors display the original space, while an open kitchen, banquette seating and gentle lighting contribute to an intimate and contemporary feel.



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 both a three course tasting menu format, allowing the customer to select any three dishes from the menu for $59 and a la carte options.



Alma has been awarded 4 stars by the StarTribune and shares the #1 food ranking in ZAGAT for Minneapolis/St. Paul
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Restaurant: Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Cafe: Sunday - Thursday 7am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 7am - 11pm

Reservations for parties of 5 or more please call Alma directly.

*All menus are subject to change due to seasonal availability.
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Phone number
(612) 379-4909
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexander Roberts
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Private party contact
Hannah Bredahl: (612) 379-4909
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Cross street
6th Avenue SE
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Parking details
We offer valet starting at 5pm every day. Valet is located on 6th Ave SE at the corner of University Ave SE.
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Public transit
#6 Metro Transit Bus
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We used to love Alma but had not been in a while so we were excited to try it again. Sadly it is not on par with the past or with many other top notch restaurants in the Twin Cities. the service was slow and awkward -- wine pairings were not delivered with food so had to sit and wait for several minutes, seemed disjointed and food not explained well. Also, the first course was brought out over the top of our starters with no room on the table. Very tacky

The appetizers were delicious but the prix fixe items were so salty they were almost all indistinguishable. Presentation nice, food not so much.

Very sad to share this as we love Alex Roberts and his restaurants normally.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Alma is my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis! Always a great experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

In from San Francisco: was blown away by Alma. Most memorable dining experience I've had in a very long time. Best dishes of the night were the yellowtail crudo first course and smoked whitefish appetizer . Great waiter who took time to make us feel welcome and answer questions. Did I mention we're 2 picky diners who were in the restaurant biz for many years (1 of us a chef )? Alma is a gem.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was spectacular and the service matched. As good as the rest of the food was the deserts were out of this world.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First date night at Alma - fantastic experience. We had the duck and the halibut paired with a bottle of sparkling rose.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Restaurant Alma remains our no. 1 dining spot in the Twin Cities, but as long-time customers, I was disappointed that nothing was made of our celebration that evening of my wife’s 75th birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My favorite by far some of the very best food great drinks and wine this is a special restaurant highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Alma is our go-to place for a delicious meal to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We always leave thrilled with the culinary adventure and delighted with the service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The three-course tasting menu was both delicious and fun. It was nice to not feel rushed out of a nice place so they can flip the table an extra time. The decor and ambiance is really nice. Not overly crowded / loud like many restaurants of the same caliber.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was passive aggressive and basically horrible. The food was pretty good but inconsistent in seasoning and temperature - one course arrived cold. Should be better for its reputation

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fabulous meal and great service. What a surprise! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was amazing as always. Service was not up to par. Our waitress was hesitant, felt anxious. We did not receive bread at our table while we watched bread be passed to other tables and last time we celebrated a birthday there we received a small treat but not this time.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Lovely! The quail was a highlight! Very accommodating to gluten free request.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always, Alma was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I went to Alma's for our anniversary and it was wonderful. We have been to the top food spots in the cities; 112 Eatery, Dakota, Butcher/Boar and this rates at the top. The 3 course meal menu is well put together and delicious. We will be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food as usual. Definitely one of the best in town. The prefix menu was very good but I might choose the bar area to eat next time to avoid the prefix cost. I will always list Alma as one of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service, beautiful space, lovely prix fixe menu. Perfect special night for my husband's birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome food! Not overly loud and tables are spaced nicely. Not the fastest service for beverages.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This meal would have been great but on the dessert menu was a note that there is a 3% charge to pay for health care for their employees. While I whole hearted support a living wage, calling it out this way is tacky and puts the “fault” for the fee on the staff. Bad and uncouth move

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We sat the bar. Cameron waited on us. He was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loved the tasting menu concept as it forces me to try something that I normally wouldn’t order. Food and service were excellent! Pricing was a little high though.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful that Alma offers a vegan menu. The food was delicious and creative. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the dessert. Sorbet is possibly the most boring and unappealing winter vegan dessert I can think of, and this is the second time in a row Alma has served us sorbet. News flash: vegan desserts are AMAZING. You could even make all your desserts vegan and no one would notice.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a wonderful tasting menu. Each item was found to be delicious by everyone. We had the pork and the duck. Those dishes were melt in your mouth items. Carly was an outstanding server, with attention to detail and was very efficient. The atmosphere was enjoyably conducive to having a conversation, and all staff were very helpful. There was not an item that we chose from the menu that did not delight us all. Our table was very well served and satisfied and we would love to return.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great dinner, atmosphere and service! As usual, restaurant Alma doesn't disappoint us. It was my birthday and our server did a great job offering us wine and food selections and they were all wonderful. Love that this restaurant is in our neighborhood. Can't wait to try out the breakfast cafe side - I've heard great things about that experience and food as well.

Cheers Alma team!
Kate

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of the very best restaurants in the Twin Cities for special occasion celebrations.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lovely and quaint atmosphere. Food was delicious! Dinner took about 1.5 hours so we ran out of time for dessert b/c we had a show to catch. Spendy place so it’s perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Love this restaurant! I have loved every chance I have had to go there!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Alma never disappoints! The food and atmosphere is fantastic. The service is excellent. Our fave in the cities.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Enjoyed the balcony, quiet and more intimate

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Casual dining atmosphere. Perfect noise level and ideal table spacing. Food was terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Once we got the cocktails things went better...

We were seated and our server showed up with water and took our drink order pretty quickly. After that we were left alone with our menus and NO drinks for 20 minutes. I really needed that cocktail and the bartender located 6 feet away was more interested in chatting up the couple at the bar than making drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Outstanding food, flavorful, good portion size, unique flavors!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We were in Minneapolis for a business meeting and wanted to have a fabulous dinner the night before . We chose Alma after some “investigation.” We knew the menu was limited but the website provided it and it lived up to its reputation. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and our meals outstanding. The next day at my meeting I highly recommended it to 3 “locals.” Looking forward to going again on our next return from Iowa.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Best restaurant in town! The food is fantastic! The wine paring is also great.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food and cocktails were both delicious. Both could use a little simplification. Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The staff made our special occasion that much better with their lovely service and attention to detail, even sending over some sparkling wine on the house. Each course was phenomenal and beautifully played. Excellent sturgeon, perfectly prepared. And the lemon pot de creme was creamy and tart with the perfect amount of sweetness.
Great meal!

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