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About Restaurant Alma

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

528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
6th Avenue SE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 379-4909

Website:
http://www.almampls.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet starting at 5pm every day. Valet is located on 6th Ave SE at the corner of University Ave SE.

Public Transit:
#6 Metro Transit Bus

Executive Chef:
Alexander Roberts

Private Party Contact:
Hannah Bredahl: (612) 379-4909

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Restaurant Alma Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (105)
Fit for Foodies (104)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
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Creative Cuisine (79)
Good for a Date (79)
Romantic (60)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Local Ingredients (49)
Worth the Drive (49)
Tasting Menu (48)
Notable Wine List (38)
Authentic (34)
Cozy (31)
Seasonal (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Business Meals (24)
Healthy (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (17)
Organic (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 2 days ago

Eat the sweetbreads

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great, as usual but service was abnormally slow - 2 1/2 hours for a 3 course dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fun and delicious. The service was outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious manchego cheese and olives. Simple tasting menu with good choices beautifully presented. Tidy open kitchen. One of a few restaurants I visited on a couple day visit to Minneapolis, will visit again on a future trip.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Over the top 3 course menu, delicious and creative paired perfectly with wine. Wait staff recommendations are spot on. Go!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Special birthday outing. Fabulous flavors. Probably best kitchen in the Twin Cities.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The entire experience was fantastic. The new space is beautiful (the lighting could use some work). Purr server was clearly very into his job and into the ethos of the restaurant (in a good way, not annoying) But most importantly the food was incredible, every course was fantastic. Great wine too. Loved it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Upstairs seating doesn’t have great ambiance. Other than that it was perfect!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is our go to place for special occasions. The ambiance in the downstairs room is unbeatable - comfortable seating, intimate tables. There were 5 of us and the service was exquisite - even though half of us had the time wrong! They have a great wine list and knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food and ambiance was phenomenal. The service was wonderful and helpful when I had questions. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend and go again.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful evening! Thank you.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Alma is a wonderful restaurant to go for a special occasion. We loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service was, as always, great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding service and incredible food. We were beyond impressed and will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have tried a number of top restaurants in the Twin Cities and continue to go back to Alma because it is always amazing and never disappoints!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was disappointed on my recent trip to Restaurant Alma. While the service was outstanding,
the food did not impress. The preparations were creative, but all the dishes were way too sweet. We had the tasting menu, and all three dishes had way too much sugar. So much so,
that when dessert arrived I could not appreciate it. I'm not sure I would return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I asked them to leave off the poblano peppers, which they did and the meal was perfect. My companions however had over spiced scallops and my husbands pheasant was overly seasoned so no longer could tell it was pheasant. But the first two course were superb.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food! Simply incredible. We got seated at the mezzanine and the light and the set-up there wasn't as great as in the main dining area, though the servers did everything they could to make our experience as amazing as possible, and I really appreciated it. If I come here next time, I hope to be placed in the main dining area as the ambiance and the lighting there are much better, especially for a romantic date that we were on. All in all, really great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant Alma has been on our list of places to go for a couple of years. We are so glad we finally made it. The food was absolutely amazing and the service even better! We had a fantastic evening between the superb, seasonal dishes; creative mocktails; and out-of-this-world service. We hope to be back soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My date hadn’t been to Alma before. They were delighted by how delicious the food was, and despite what visually seemed like smaller-than-they-were-used-to portions, they were satiated when we left. I hadn’t been to Alma in over 5 years, and the last time I was there was with my now ex-spouse. I had so many fond memories, and was not disappointed. Alma was and remains my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. Alex Roberts and his team are phenomenal at what they do. Thank you, thank you, thank you Alma for once again giving me an experience to remember.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was the best meal we've had this year, and we're frequent fine diners. All 3 of my courses (crudo, orzo, duck) were excellent as were the cocktail and wine. The service was attentive and informed, and when the bar was a little slow, we got a gratis glass of champagne.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The hostess was a bit rude when we arrived 7 minutes before our 6:30 reservation an told us to go stand in the cafe until she was ready to seat us. We were seated about 6:40 and there were plenty of open tables. The wait was worth it because the food was exceptional. Looking forward to going back because there were so many delicious looking choices we could not try them all !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had heard wonderful comments about Restaurant Alma for years and decided to reward ourselves with dinner there after completing a large project. In short, they delivered in every way. Creative, delicious cuisine served in an appealing and unpretentious manner. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient wait staff. Good buzz within the restaurant, but could carry on a conversation easily. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had heard so much about this place and maybe my expectations were too high-food was good, service was ok just not the amazing experience everyone had told us about

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a great drink at the bar before dinner. Food was amazing! Service was terrible. Our food with low to come in the server barely gave us a second look once we had ordered.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pretentious, overpriced, ridiculously slow service for a weeknight dinner. Will return, but certainly not immediately.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our first trip back to Alma since their remodel.

They have upped their already high game, and while the food is quite good, Alma is no longer the value it once was.

The three course fix price menu is quite good, although it may be more food (and cost) than some would like. Next time I might be tempted to share a dinner.

Another good restaurant for “foodies” in the Twin Cities.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent excellent excellent experience. From the food d to the waitstaff. Laurie is a GEM! We’ll be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have dined at Alma's in the past but this was the first time since their expansion. Very busy even on an early Sunday evening. Loved the first courses, with 2 completely different tastes--Roasted fall veggies, yellowtail crudo. 2nd course--Masa corn crepe was very bright tasting. I'm a big fan of sweetbreads but I thought these were a little overcooked. Both entrees were quite rich (pork tenderloin & duck breast). I felt like the kitchen was falling behind by the time of our 3rd course, we waited a long time for it to come out. My companion was not pleased with the vermouth old fashioned but I liked it (did not taste like an old fashioned, maybe that's why I liked it!). I also enjoyed the Spritz Life, very light and not too sweet. I really like what they do with veggies and I would recommend this place to my vegetarian friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very impressed with the quality of the cuisine. Liked the style of the prix-fixe menu. Drinks are well-made too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had the three course fall menu. The four of us all loved each of our dishes. My favorite was the charred sweetbreads. I’m a big fan of sweetbreads and these were the best non-fried version I’ve ever eaten. Our server was very fun and added greatly to our experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and wonderfully prepared food. We recommend the 3 courses with wine pairing. Fun pre theater place to dine. Leave a couple of hours for a relaxed experience.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Dane was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He also seemed to genuinely love food and wine and spirits, which made the dining experience more enjoyable and interesting. The ambiance and food were top notch as well. We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Phenomenal as always! Thank you restaurant Alma!!

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had another superb dining experience at The Restaurant Alma. The wine matched the food perfectly as per usual. The main server ( Sean) was most helpful and knowledgeable. Coming here is always a highlight when I visit to Minneapolis.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent cuisine and service as usual. We enjoyed Crisp Squid &Marinated Cabbage, Grilled Sweetbreads, King Crab Rice Grits, Seared Sea Scallops, and Duck Breast & Confit. We would order it all again.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We finally got to Restaurant Alma and can't wait to return. The food was delicious and exquisitely prepared and served with style! Our server, Kylie, was pleasant, friendly, and most efficient. It was great to not be rushed but enjoy the dining experience. The entire staff works as a team and it showed. What a delight to see. Thank you all for a wonderful dining experience. Alma is one of a kind and how fortunate for us it is in Minneapolis.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Let me start off by saying, the whole experience I had at Restaurant Alma, was a notable one. The food is amazing, our server was incredible (and genuinely honest about the menu), and the ambiance is perfect. Our server guided our selections and I was grateful for that course of direction. It proved to be exactly right because our food was delicious. Each bite was flavorful and I enjoyed the experience so much that I went back two days later.

I'd recommend Restaurant Alma to anyone. It's a bit on the expensive side, but worth it, in my opinion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Restaurant Alma is the best restaurant in Minneapolis! Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. I'm been going to Restaurant Alma since they opened 15+ years ago, and year after I rank it #1. Anthony Waldera

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was our first visit since the renovation. We were not disappointed. The food, feel, and service continue to be outstanding and we liked the new format of fixe pris for a selection of one item from each of three menu groupings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

My wife and I went to Restaurant Alma for our Anniversary. Super cozy place, incredible food, overall wonderful experience. Will definitely be back - highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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