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Restaurant Alma

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University / Dinkytown
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528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (6th Avenue SE)
#6 Metro Transit Bus
+1 612-379-4909
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Esoteric, unique, not cheap but good for special occasions

Wife and I tried this, the menu was Three Course Tasting Menu: $52 dollars. I had 1) Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pears, fresnos, creme fraiche & citrus, 2) Grilled Quail crispy saffron rice, artichokes & pomegranate 3) Smoked Lamb heirloom polenta, lamb sugo & savoy cabbage ($5 additional charge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Tom B
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wife and I tried this, the menu was Three Course Tasting Menu: $52 dollars. I had 1) Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pears, fresnos, creme fraiche & citrus, 2) Grilled Quail crispy saffron rice, artichokes & pomegranate 3) Smoked Lamb heirloom polenta, lamb sugo & savoy cabbage ($5 additional charge) Wife ordered 1) Roasted Red Beet "Tartare" horseradish, salmon roe &... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My family and I had dinner here for my birthday. The service was great, and although the food takes a bit of time to arrive to the table, we were nibbling on the bread and crackers (really nice too!). I had the vegetarian tasting menu and really enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised by the Carolina grits, earthy and wonderful... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, very knowledgable and accommodating staff. ALL of the dishes are at least "very good," but some (e.g., smoked lamb; savory bread pudding) are both very good and very INTERESTING, which is what we look for in a place like this. We went very early, before the rush, and were able to stagger our tasting-menu items to share between... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous meal from their tasting menu. For me the quail was particularly memorable. The baker/pastry chef is absolutely amazing. The breads at the start of the meal were so divine. The wine list is very interesting and the staff is happy to let you taste before committing to a glass.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our meal at Restaurant Alma was one of the 5 best meals I've ever had! Chef Alex Roberts, who is very down to earth and very cool, suggested that we try the tasting menu with wine pairings and we were very glad we did. It was a spectacular experience. The food and the service were both near-perfect! And I tend... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to dinner with my 10-year old. I ordered the roasted sweet potatoes & pears for her starter and she didn't like at all because it was cold. Our waitress noticed that she was playing with her food and asked if it was ok. When I explained the situation, she quickly took the appetizer back to the kitchen. I... More 

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Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our Valentines dinner and I can't express how disappointed I am to have spent $300 here. The food was inventive, good, maybe a little over seasoned or sauced on most items even. The seating was not comfortable or private in most spots, you are seated very close to other couples and the seating in on wood chairs or... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Restaurant Alma is a high end dinner place, serving local and organic food. Reservations are highly recommended. I went with a friend on a Monday night and we only got a table because there was a cancellation. It is very low lighting and decorated tastefully with a blend of old and modern. Immediately entering the front door is a draped... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Ever try a place that everyone raves about and you get there and you're just like "Huh. I don't get it." That was this place. So many incredible reviews and sooooo many people recommended Restraunt Alma, but it just wasn't that great. Let me preface by saying what might be obvious: this is not a place to take the kids.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My boyfriend and I came to Minneapolis for a weekend to visit some friends. Alma was suggested to us, and it did not disappoint. We really enjoyed sitting at the bar, where we could see the hustle and bustle. The food was unique and thoughtful. I enjoyed every course. You do have to be a bit of a "foodie", as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (6th Avenue SE)
  • Public Transportation: #6 Metro Transit Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-379-4909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 52
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?