Restaurant Alma

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Contemporary American
Opened in 1999 by Chef/Owner Alex Roberts, 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 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.

Specials

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

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Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

JG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

BL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as always. Great service, food, and ambiance.

BE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

RM
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Alma never disappoints! There is a reason they are celebrating 20 years, awesome food, service and visually stunning.

L
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

T
Des Moines
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and presentation! We loved everything!

JM
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine and wine pairings, perfect ambiance.

EC
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

W
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

S
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Quaint atmosphere. Perfect for intimate dates or dinner with friends.

l
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really loved this place. Nice charming location, very friendly staff and super creative diverse dishes. Will be back.

JM
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations! Delicious dinner served in a cozy area upstairs. Delightful evening!

AR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner experience and the service was impeccable!

JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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

D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great ambiance, drinks, wine, food and service! Looking forward to a return visit!

MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

c
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent in terms of food and service level. A personal favorite. Highly recommended.

P
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

o
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

EF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. We enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairings. It was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary.

KC
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dine at Restaurant Alma about once a quarter with my foodie, wind connoisseur friend. We are never disappointed.

S
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food with excellent servers wish that they stuck to our 7;45 reservation but we sat down at 8:10:( other than that it was wonderful for my birthday.

FG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service. Not much else to say.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is consistently remarkable at Alma!
Only problem this time wAs the chicken entree was wAy too salty.