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Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-4909
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Ranked #2 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Pottsboro, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had heard about this place from a co-worker who knew the chef. I took a friend there as a token of gratitude for taking care of me following surgery. All I can say it the meal was superb, as was the dessert. The prices were a bit over my budget but it was a special occasion and was well... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I won't write an essay about the food because others have summed it up perfectly--it is absolutely excellent. Parking across the street is NOT an inconvenience; it probably is a shorter walk than some restaurant lots. However, my biggest gripe was the customer service. I called days ahead to make a reservation. It was understood by the person who took... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been to Restaurant Alma many times and have never been disappointed in the food, wine and beer. Restaurant Alma does not have a full bar. Each ingredient in each course is unique and as a result stands out. We enjoy that the dishes are farm to table. Restaurant Alma does not disappoint.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing restaurant with sort of an indie vibe. It's not so fancy that it's pretentious. Instead it's somewhat cozy, hip and urban. The food is out of this world. It is artistically presented and creatively crafted with a perfect blending of colors and flavors. The three course tasting menu is your best option for trying ample portions of delectable delights.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I dropped in for dinner recently on a whim and ended up seated at the bar next to Head Chef/Owner Alex Roberts. In addition to having one of the best meals in a long time, it was great to hear the personal story behind Alex's building of his restaurant business in Minneapolis. Alex is is clearly committed to his staff,... More

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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I live in Minneapolis and have been meaning to write a review for awhile. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and I try to visit at least once every couple months due to the frequent menu changes to match seasonal availability. It is also the first place we will take most out of town visitors, given... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Absolutely no complaints here, only praise. The three course (starter, middle and entree) prix fixe menu is fantastic and wide-ranging. I really suggest trying the wine pairings--very carefully selected. Both your choices from the menu and the wine pairings are individualized--that's not always the case in fine dining establishments. This was clearly the best meal we enjoyed in Minneapolis. I... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was our best meal on our recent visit to Minneapolis. A 3-course prix fix menu of first, middle, and entree, excluding dessert (which was wonderful afterward. Each person at the table does not have to order the same things and a customized wine-pairing is available which fits each dish. Outstanding food.

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Marquette, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Difficult to choose one item from each of 3 courses at Almas. Can't go wrong. Fresh spring ingredients everywhere - fava beans, asparagus. Service friendly, efficient. Good wines by glass and bottle.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Took my mom here for mother's day dinner after reading good reviews. I travel and eat out frequently, and I have to say that this was hands down one of the best meals I have had in quite some time. Each course of both of our meals was unique but not overworked, and the service was exceptional. When I visited... More

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