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Restaurant Alma

Certificate of Excellence
University / Dinkytown
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528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1716 (6th Avenue SE)
+1 612-379-4909
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be sure, this is for special occasions. It's pricey, and it's not the place for a meat and potatoes crowd. The menu is thoughtful and occasionally challenging for simpler palates. I've been to Alma 4 times. It's a prix fixe menu, 5 options for each of 3 courses. If you and your guests have similar tastes it would be... More 

Thank Sheehanphoto
Maplewood, Minnesota
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371 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 had a terrific dinner here. Not only was almost all of the food superb, but the wait staff was attentive but unobtrusive - a perfect combination, Our meal lasted about 3 hours and we never felt remotely rushed so they probably planned no turnover for our table - of course the prices are such (very expensive)... More 

Thank Michael W
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long wait, but Restaurant Alma finally got at least some of its renovation done and is now serving breakfast. What a treat! We had breakfast this morning and ordered a smoked whitefish tartine and heirloom white corn grits. The former was served on an Alma loaf with mustard and arugula, and the grits were served with spicy... More 

Thank Doug B
Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here recently prior to the Christmas Carol at the Guthrie. Having dined here many times prior to the remodel, we were looking forward to our dinner evening. The food and service were excellent and the casual ambiance was nice. Our three young adults also liked the dining experience. We really liked the variety of the dishes. I would... More 

1 Thank VRJL
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alma is our special occasion place, so we were so happy to know it would be open again for the holidays. We have a tradition of making 12/21 into a private holiday when we we take off work, and focus just on each other, before the happy hectic days of the 24rd/25th and family and friends have our attention. Alma... More 

Thank KathyCon37
Stillwater, Minnesota
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Alma for lunch. We had the soup ( which wasn't as creamy as I had hoped) and shared the turkey burger, which was good. Service was average. Hostess was kind of rude when I asked about reservations( she said they don't take them). Atmosphere is good- like the brick wall and casual feel for lunch.

Thank kimmysue42
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Superb ambiance upstairs, really attentive servers and wait staff, and really delicious gourmet food, but the exorbitant prices and minute detract from the experience. Save yourself $100 or more or go to a mid-range restaurant that serves more food.

Thank Dan W
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Restaurant Alma many times -- visit from ND about once a year. Last night, stopped in at the new Cafe for a quick bite and drinks before heading to our hotel. Neat atmosphere, friendly wait staff, great drinks and unusual, tasty, smaller portions which were just what we had in mind. Cafe just... More 

1 Thank Fstrege
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We got there a bit early than the reservation and hit the bar for a drink. 45 mins passed and were still in the bar totally forgotten by the hosts. I even asked the bar lady if someone should pick us up for our table or if we needed to go to the main door again. Finally they remembered us... More 

Thank abecedario13
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Think about your favorite restaurant with perfect food, cozy/sophisticated atmosphere, sublime service, and now, as if in a dream, just steps from your dinner table there is a gleaming wood staircase leading you to a supreme boutique cozy yet luxurious room. I think Hendrix wrote a song called Stairway to Heaven...it's like that. The designers thought of everything in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $52
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1716
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?