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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Fit for Foodies (99)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
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Good for a Date (81)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Romantic (65)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Local Ingredients (51)
Tasting Menu (50)
Worth the Drive (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (47)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Notable Wine List (37)
Authentic (35)
Cozy (30)
Seasonal (28)
Healthy (27)
Business Meals (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Bar Seating (18)
Fun (18)
Organic (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Good for Groups (10)
People Watching (8)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 13 hours ago

Graduation

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner was overall good - we had the crudo and squid dish to start, very light and delicious. The lobster ricotta gnocchi was so yummy with a perfect balance of rich sauce! The pheasant was perfectly cooked! The sea scallops were the star of the night with an amazing aioli

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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and ambiance. I have food allergies and they are incredibly accommodating. We have been here twice now, and recommend spending the night in one of their beautiful hotel rooms!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Vegan, Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was fantastic and the vegetarian tasting menu was incredible!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing. There is the slightly more casual cafe and then the restaurant. We went to the restaurant where it was a fixed price 3 course dinner. 59 for the food. 25 for wine pairings or bottles available. The food was amazing. My second course was ricotta gnocchi with lobster. Omg. Heaven. Excellent dessert. Wonderful service. My new favorite in the twin cities.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had the most amazing time. Was taken care of by everyone on staff that night. They made date night so special. Will go back in a heartbeat. Great for comfy cozy dinners. Do not bring children here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The tortilla dish had a superb mole, and was excellent. Otherwise, the food was very good, but not excellent as I had hoped. Could have more flavor.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service, and very rich food which was what we were after. Only issue was with our seats; close to a vent or an air pocket was very uncomfortable during the meal. Great neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Top 3 favorite restaurant in the twin cities. Every course flavorful, unique and authentic. Portions just perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The occasion was my wife's birthday and it was a weekday. We were 15 mins early and they accommodated us with no waiting time at all. We are vegetarians (egg/cheese okay) and they had a vegetarian menu which was great. We took all the 6 items on the menu to try it out and also did the wine paring. We loved 4 of the 6 dishes and 1 was just okay and 1 both of us did not like it. The wine's provided were great but I felt it was too less, looked like 10-15% of the glass volume on 2 of the three we got,maybe they were pricier wines not sure. But I would definitely come back. The ambiance was great, they took great care of us. Its a bit pricey and would mostly save it for a special occasion. Also, have enough time because it will be around 2 hours to complete a 3 course dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The friendly and knowledgeable staff made this tasting menu and wine pairing experience excellent and memorable. Dishes were unique and well thought out, and the overall result was incredibly filling. There’s a delightful comraderie among diners, and I’d highly endorse dining at the bar to have an immersive view of the action in the kitchen.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

From moment we walked in the service was impeccable. Wait staff was not only well informed but very attentive! Food was excellent and the wine pairings were spot on! Needless to say this will not be my last visit to Restuarant Alma.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was great! We ordered six different dishes from the tasting menu and all were excellent. My favorites were the curry vegetables, gnocchi, and the Sea scallops. We also really enjoyed the spirit list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the top restaurants in Minneapolis. Beautifully prepared, presented and served. A very special dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Creative cocktails and delicious food! We’d make it a special occasion go to!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We are return customers and will definitely return again.
The waiter was the star of the evening with good explanation and good people skills . The wine flights are a wonderful add on to the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Eat the sweetbreads

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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 18, 2017

Great tasting menu!

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vip
 (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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 (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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