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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding food; weird insistence on following the 3-course plan

I had an amazing crepe here with a wonderful raw salmon appetizer. My daughter had the same app, and "gently cooked" chicken (gee, I'm sure the chicken appreciated their sensitivity.) Anyway, the food was outstanding -- flavorful, beautiful, very well done. I will go back for the food. What I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
WadooFortCollins
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had an amazing crepe here with a wonderful raw salmon appetizer. My daughter had the same app, and "gently cooked" chicken (gee, I'm sure the chicken appreciated their sensitivity.) Anyway, the food was outstanding -- flavorful, beautiful, very well done. I will go back for the food. What I will need to do first, though, is arm myself with... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I go to Alma when we want to have a nice, romantic and relaxed evening out. It's a bit pricier than our normal dinner outings, but it is worth it for a special occasion. The food is so fresh and creative. locally sourced, and varies each time you are there. The atmosphere is clean and bright. People... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going to Alma for more than 10 years now - it's still one of the Top Five restaurants in town, and that's with a lot of new competition. The food and the staff are great, with a constantly changing menu and wine selection.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Made the reservations based on some internet reviews. When I arrived I thought I had made a mistake. Quite to the contrary, it was a great experience. The room was very comfortable and nice and casual but had a nice sense of elegance. The menu suggests a three course prix fix. I recommend it. Great choices almost need three nights... More 

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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My son and his girlfriend took my husband and myself there for Mother's Day. We had the three course tasting course which was just over $50 and paired it with the wine which I forgot how much that was. Needless to say, it is expensive, but the wait staff was very knowledgable about the wines, and the food he was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great service, nice atmosphere (though not fab). Menu is a little on the bewildering side: some combinations sound weird and unappealing. Luckily our server was able to describe every dish of interest in great detail and we enjoyed our food a lot. Cheese course was very disappointing: tiny portion and boring cheese. Wine pairing was nicely done.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had one of my best meals in the Twins Cities here! Great atmosphere and fun service really completed the experience. Highly recommend!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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Additional Information about Restaurant Alma

Address: 528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: +1 612-379-4909
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 - 52
Cuisine: American

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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