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Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-4909
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Ranked #5 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think it is fair to say there are no warming lamps in this restaurant. All three courses were freshly prepared, and as good as I have had at a restaurant. Pickled ginger? Right up there with candied tomato at Tilia. Could not have imagined either one, myself. Duck two ways -too delicious. Lemon ice cream - deconstructed I believe.... More

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have eaten here several times, and they always exceed my expectations. The menu is always very creative, and the service is above average.

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kansas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Local friends took us to Alma's during our one day stop in Minneapolis. It was a great experience. Food preparation and presentation were excellent. The menu was unique, offering limited but great choices. We hope to visit again on our next trip to Minneapolis.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had never heard of Alma but my daughter had, and she took me there for my birthday 3 or 4 years ago and it has been our destination for my birthday, hers and special occasions ever since. Restaurant is relatively small and you must make reservations. The menu is the most unique I have ever seen and it changes... More

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Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My culinary team and guests just flew into Minneapolis from England. Restaurant Alma's Chef offered my team to use the kitchen for prepping their ingredients for our competition which was very kind however we had to take a later flight so we could not take advantage of this offer. I still decided that we would go for dinner in order... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Alma is a physically small restaurant and reservations are important. The 3 course tasting meal is difficult only because as you review te menu you can't figure out how to pick only 3 things. Fresh ingredients, ample portions and superb service make it one of my favorite Minneapolis spots. I have been there several times and I haven't been disappointed... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This rating receives an extra star for exceptional service. However, the only menu given was a 3 course tasting menu with five choices for each of the 3 courses. If a la carte is available, do that instead. My first course was a sweet corn chowder that was very heavy on the cream. Never, ever in my life have I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We chose Restaurant Alma for our anniversary last week, and we both loved it. We did their three course tasting menu ($52) with wine pairing ($20), which I highly recommend. My favorite was the duck entree course, amazing. The service was great too. We will definitely be back!

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Potomac, Maryland
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I think this restaurant was very good, but not so good that it was one of the best meals I've had. I was a little disappointed - maybe expecting too much or ordered the wrong thing? Small place, excellent service. The amuse bouche was the best thing I tasted that night. Shrimp, orange, watermelon, arugula, spicy mayo - creative, refreshing,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Restaurant Alma. As native Minnesotans, we tend to sometimes overlook the best things closest to us. You fall into a rut and go to the same place time and time again and forget about what this town has to offer. Restaurant Alma has been around since 1999, and we have visited Brasa, it's... More

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