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“Wonderful anniversary dinner.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Alma

Restaurant Alma
528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-4909
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Ranked #2 of 1,581 restaurants in Minneapolis
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
Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful anniversary dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We visited Restaurant Alma for our anniversary. We decided on the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Every bite was perfect. It is not an inexpensive meal, but very worth the splurge for a special occasion. We have wanted to go back and just order an entree of the menu. Which is a more inexpensive option. The service was outstanding.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great date night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Restaurant Alma has a wonderful, interesting menu. Excellent food with a good variety, great service, good atmosphere. The food is good for those who want to try something new, but still has something to offer for those who are less adventurous. Loved it!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Food here is exquisite, just what you'd expect from one of the most acclaimed places in the Twin Cities. Pick one from Column A (starter), one from Column B (middle), and one from Column C (entree) - there are sufficient options in each that you just can't go wrong. But my favorite was actually from the implied "Column D" (dessert), a sticky toffee tart with chocolate espresso sauce and coconut sorbet - wow. Four-and-a-half stars: slightly slow (only slightly) and slightly less (only slightly) attentive service was the only downside to giving this 5 stars. But it's clear why this is one of the top 5 restaurants in the Cities.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edina MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

quiet neighborhood restaurant with award winning chef-never disappointed. top flight staff. has to be top 3 or 5 in Mpls.

Visited May 2012
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st.paul
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you only go to one restaurant in the Twin Cities, it should be Restaurant Alma. The menu is always fresh and inventive, and is set up so that you can order a tasting menu of 3 courses, mixing and matching from items you won't see anywhere else. Service is relaxed but attentive, and the wine list is a winner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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