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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Fit for Foodies (73)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
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Creative Cuisine (57)
Good for a Date (56)
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Local Ingredients (43)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Tasting Menu (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Cozy (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Authentic (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Healthy (20)
Seasonal (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Organic (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Gluten Free Options (10)
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Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined a day ago

The tasting menu was outstanding and the wine pairing exquisite. A wonderful experience!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Some of the best food I've had in Minneapolis. Their service is also some of the best I've experienced from the moment you check in with the host until you leave.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Went there for Valentine’s Day- I don’t know if the menu or the server was better. It was the perfect night.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for the Valentine’s Day dinner. The entire staff was very friendly and the food was outstanding.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Food and Wine Selection. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 6 days ago

The only thing that surpassed the incredible food, was the exceptional, knowledgeable and attentive service team!

Thank you!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Entirely delightful evening. Each course was perfectly prepared. Our server was knowledgeable, available and helpful throughout. Ambiance lovely. Highly recommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

We thought the service was quite slow. I had called ahead to have a bottle of wine on table and they sat us at the wrong table with no bottle. I had given them my card number for the wine and they didn’t even tell me they were gonna run it before dinner. I received no receipt. I assumed everything would have been rung up together at the end. Overall, it wasn’t the experience i was hoping for. Our server seemed sweet, but not very attentive. I wish it had all gone a bit more smooth. It was for a special occasion and I wasn’t so happy about our experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Perfect Dining Experience - Beautifully conceived, prepared and presented food, with skilled, warm service in an elegant setting. Special kudos for the celery root soup, parmesan flan with accompaniments and most of all the shrimp crostone , this latter a complete work of culinary art.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great time as always

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding! Never a bad meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We live in an imperfect world. However, Alma was about as close to perfect as can be achieved by a merely human effort.

Thank you Dain! Our server who made the journey even more extraordinary.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my second visit to Restaurant Alma, and I was impressed once again. I am a university student so dining experiences like this aren't a frequent occasion. I don't have a a ton of restaurants of similar caliber to compare Alma to. That said, it is easily the most impressive food I've ever had the privilege of being served. From the amuse bouche, to the three courses, to the desert- everything was perfect. The duck breast with jalapeno chard was incredible. I am also impressed by the fact that Alma provides such an experience without being in any way "stuffy" or pretentious. Even as someone who doesn't normally indulge in meals at this price point, it all felt very approachable and welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our first visit. Daniel was helpful, kind and good humored. Our three courses were perfect. My partner adored his vegetarian fusilli and I loved that I could enjoy my fusilli with pheasant. I look forward to our next opportunity to dine at Alma. Thank you.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food, great service; one of my favorite restaurants

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

There are only a handful of restaurants I would travel to their city just to have dinner. Alma is one. I’ve been dining there for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The flavors are delightful. It’s what you hope for in a restaurant, and then it gets better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Cafe Alma is predictably exceptional, from A to Z. The chefs, the cooks, the wait staff, the hostesses have all found a way to make this restaurant one of the landmark restaurants of the Twin Cities. The only complaint, an old one but still problematic, is that parking around the restaurant is limited; be prepared to walk a few blocks. Otherwise, Cafe Alma is simply the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were seated upstairs (a little warmer and less noisy than downstairs). Limited menu but excellent food and creative choices

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic. Service was good. While expensive for me I feel it was worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing tasting menu with wine pairing

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful food to match the beautiful space... memorable experience!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

VG wine pairings, inventive and perceptive

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Birthday dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food. Well prepared and seasoned. Inventive presentation

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our server was sincere, omnipresent, and warm. The cuisine, wine, and cocktails were unique, inspiring, and lavish. It has been my favorite place to dine since their very beginning. Thank you for making another special occasion memorable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My sweetheart and I were celebrating a few different occasions and drove 5+ hours to the cities that morning for an evening out. We arrived 20 min or so early for our reservation and decided to have a drink at the bar. We completely lost track of time and realized we were past our reservation time so we went back to the host stand and were seated immediately. We had a show to get to and apologized to our server for being late for our reservation and informed her of our time crunch. They accommodated with perfection. The food was transcendent, the wine pairing magnificent. I didn’t know food could do that. It was the best meal of my life and I feel ridiculous that I even considered having anything planned for afterward.

The meal was the event.

The hospitality and knowledge of our server was on point and the entire staff was so accommodating. We can’t wait to come back and will be recommending this wonderful restaurant to all.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything about this visit was amazing. Our server was entertaining and exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and food in general. His suggestions were on point and added to the experience. You could tell that he loves his career and is really good at it. The food was amazing and the ambiance was stellar. I strongly recommend this restaurant! Thank you!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice meal and wonderful service. However, I'm not sure it's worth the price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything is perfect at Alma. Dain was our server and he is absolutely everything you’d want in a server: knowledgeable, funny, and interested in your needs as a diner. He made our experience even better than I knew it would be! James’s wine pairings were perfection. Top notch, all around.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I visited Alma for a date night and will admit the food was very good! The menu is very limited and a little different but we enjoyed our food! Our only complaint is about the price. Although a trendy/cool atmosphere, we just don’t know if we will go back. We weren’t WOW-ed by the food for the price we paid. Furthermore, we opted to do the 3 course meal for $59 but we were charged an additional $6 at the end for gnocchi because it had lobster in it- our waiter never mentioned this or told us about this prior to ordering. We found that a little frustrating. It was an alright experience, but we won’t be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love Restaurant Alma. Delicious food, impeccable service, comfortable, and quiet.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is always amazing at Alma. Look forward to going every time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had an amazing meal for our anniversary! Even better recommendations from our waiter Dain. He was the best!

I haven't been to Restaurant Alma for many years and coming back was a treat! Wish it were easier to get into and could handle a 6 top easier, however, it won't stop me from coming back again and again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service and food were spectacular!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. The three course meal offers great choices for meat, seafood and vegetarian. Professional service makes this a “must” restaurant. Great for anniversaries or birthdays.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was amazing but portions were a little on the larger side and we were so full by the time the third course came we couldn’t finish it all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Given the never-ending options in the cities and the fact that we don't eat out more than a few times per month, this is one of the few restaurants that we return to again and again when we want to relax, be pampered, and enjoy amazing food. I value the commitment to local and sustainable agriculture.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Best meal I’ve had in months; very expensive, but well worth it!

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