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Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-4909
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Ranked #4 of 1,583 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bagels
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Cross street: 6th Avenue SE
Transit: #6 Metro Transit Bus
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Dining at Restaurant Alma was one of my finest dining experiences that I have had, ever. From the great service to the most deliciious meal, all the way through dessert, it was just a stellar culinary experience. The meal was wonderfully creative, fresh and exquisitely delicious. My entree was the duck served two ways and it just melted in my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Four of us went to dinner and loved our meal, but no one found anything a "must return for dish". Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with food explanation and recommendations. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. However, there just seemed to be one thing missing to make it exceptional: perhaps the dishes were over prepared or the... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love, love love RA with their three course tasting menu. The menu is always changing based on what is currently in season. Each category of choices on the tasting menu offers ample selection. My main entree was the duck, two ways and was divine. My second course was the grilled bread- also outstanding with fresh burrata. The wine list by... More

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

To celebrate an anniversary we thought a great place to try again after a long absence was Restaurant Alma. We were hoping to have the six course tasting menu, the night we went they had three course menu. We asked the waitress if the was any chance that we do the six course menu. The chef said yes. The first... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think it is fair to say there are no warming lamps in this restaurant. All three courses were freshly prepared, and as good as I have had at a restaurant. Pickled ginger? Right up there with candied tomato at Tilia. Could not have imagined either one, myself. Duck two ways -too delicious. Lemon ice cream - deconstructed I believe.... More

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Palm Springs, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have eaten here several times, and they always exceed my expectations. The menu is always very creative, and the service is above average.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Local friends took us to Alma's during our one day stop in Minneapolis. It was a great experience. Food preparation and presentation were excellent. The menu was unique, offering limited but great choices. We hope to visit again on our next trip to Minneapolis.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had never heard of Alma but my daughter had, and she took me there for my birthday 3 or 4 years ago and it has been our destination for my birthday, hers and special occasions ever since. Restaurant is relatively small and you must make reservations. The menu is the most unique I have ever seen and it changes... More

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Chester, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My culinary team and guests just flew into Minneapolis from England. Restaurant Alma's Chef offered my team to use the kitchen for prepping their ingredients for our competition which was very kind however we had to take a later flight so we could not take advantage of this offer. I still decided that we would go for dinner in order... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Alma is a physically small restaurant and reservations are important. The 3 course tasting meal is difficult only because as you review te menu you can't figure out how to pick only 3 things. Fresh ingredients, ample portions and superb service make it one of my favorite Minneapolis spots. I have been there several times and I haven't been disappointed... More

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