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Restaurant Alma

Certificate of Excellence
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
Closed now
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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for a date night

This place is lovely, offering a 3 course price fix menu as well as an ability to order courses separately. One down side is that there is no parking lot where restaurant patrons can park, and looking for parking on a cold winter night is not always enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
New York
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New York
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66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is lovely, offering a 3 course price fix menu as well as an ability to order courses separately. One down side is that there is no parking lot where restaurant patrons can park, and looking for parking on a cold winter night is not always enjoyable.

Thank bolkin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations and did not have to wait when we arrived. The service was good. The food was okay. The prices were high and the portions were very small. Unless you are a very lite eater, plan on spending money on a second meal after you leave this restaurant. I wish that I would have asked my wife to... More 

Thank Eddie F
Stillwater, Minnesota
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great food, ambience, and service. The menu is 3 courses, and you get to choose 1 from a list: appetizer, first course, and second course. Sometimes the choices may not be what you are used to, such as rabbit, duck, etc. We had a group of 4 who ventured out to try new things and entrees. I would hope they... More 

Thank Marky_Mark_MN
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I heard of this little restaurant on University Ave in Minneapolis, I heard, " the guy that own Brasa owns Alma, I also heard that Alma had a very different menu! Well all these things were true:-) The first thing you notice, is a friendly waitress asking to take your coat, the next thing you notice, is the warmth that... More 

Thank Poindexter R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant Alma was like being converted. I never thought of myself as a foodie, but eating here was an experience like no other. The tastes were divine and beyond attempts of description. They may say it's chicken ravioli, but taste combinations were sensational. It is pricey, but was so very worth it. I have never eaten such incredibly delicious food.... More 

Thank Lara F
Minneapolis, MN
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1,192 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went here for the first time tonight. The entire experience was very good. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. The dishes (we chose the 3 course option) were all quite food except for a few starters which were just OK. The duck two ways was superb. Nice wine list as well. The wine pairing was also very good.

Thank lucycan
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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215 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Over the past several years, we've returned to Restaurant Alma several times each year - for special occasions (a frequent spot for my wife's birthday), events (e.g., TCF Stadium), or simply spur of the moment. It remains one of our favorite spots in the Twin Cities. The Place: Warm feel, with nice small tables along street side windows, tables along... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Alma delivers on all fronts. Great service from start to finish. Excellent local farm to table food with a great 3 course pre fix menu. This place is worth checking out, the food is amazing! Great service, price and food

Thank doms1214
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

If you consider just the food (this is a restaurant after-all) Alma is my new favorite gourmet restaurant in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately the service doesn't match the food. The staff was friendly, but there where long pauses between courses, wine pairings coming out well before the course, etc. These may all be little things, but they are little things... More 

Thank Mike A
Hudson, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

RA is our favorite restaurant in the TCs. Even if I don't recognize an ingredient, I just trust them and go with it. This menu is very good. I started with roasted beets done Basque style. A nice variation and very tasty. Partner had the celery root soufflé which was outstanding. Second course was couscous and rabbit for me -... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?