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528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-4909
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Ranked #6 of 1,604 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
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 6th Avenue SE
Transit: #6 Metro Transit Bus
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Madison, Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food could be much better with a little bit more extravaganza from the Chef using more spices. Could be more creative. The service was very good. The wine list is good but expensive for the quality of the wine. The whole experience was very pleasant but not mind Blowing. We will need bigger portion to justify the price. I... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Had a chance to have the vegetarian tasting menu here. Food: food was very good. The portions were not very large but the three course meal does fill you up. The food is inventive and tasty but it is nothing mind blowing. Ambiance: very good, very nice place to have a meal or celebrate an event. Service: very good and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been using TripAdvisor for many years - before it was in the mainstream; and it has always come through. Tonight I ate at the restaurant Alma and it was fabulous! I didn't have a reservation so I sat at the bar. The food was incredible - I had the Bison Tartar, the Rabbit, and the Monk fish. In... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Four of us had dinner at Restaurant Alma last night. Each of our meals was excellent. Alma's food is not just very good, it is unusual (in a good way) with very interesting combinations and subtle seasonings. We loved the wine selection; our server did a great job of describing the various options, along with the menu items. The decor... More 

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South Dakota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our first visit to Restaurant Alma was great and we will certainly be coming back for another visit in the future. The atmosphere is upscale laid-back and very comfortable. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgable with all of the dishes. His recommendations were greatly appreciated. I started with the bison tartar and this actually ended up being my favorite... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Restaurant Alma remains remarkable even after years on the scene. Wine list is terrific with a nice variety of price points. Really hard to choose from each of the options from appetizer through dessert. The Bison tartare was outstanding, as were the fennel/apple/celery salad, the flan and the roasted squash/yam. The middle course favorites include the rabbit agnolotti and, yes,... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been several times at Alma over a quite extended period of time, and had the occasion of dining there again recently. It was globally acceptable, but nevertheless disappointing. The smoked rabbit I had as a starter was excellent, and so was half of my entrée (the duck filet). But the second half (the duck confit) was overseasoned, the... More 

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louisville ky
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Another wonderful meal at Alma , Like the food presentation and the service . It is deserving of it's number three ranking in Minneapolis . Food is FRESH and well cooked . The servers are well versed about the food and are happy to answer any and all questions .

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Ferndale, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This causal restaurant was a delight. The menu was innovative and tasty. Who would guess the venison comes from New Zealand? The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Overall this was a fine meal and good value. No wonder folks kept coming in.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Alma

Address: 528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: (612) 379-4909
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Bagels

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