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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful, romantic anniversary dinner with the vegan dinner option that was beautifully presented and delicious. I only wish they had more vegan options and that it wasn't so expensive so we could come back more often.

Thank TerryGips
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Alma is not to be confused with Restaurant Alma just because they are at the same address. Both are outstanding and will not disappoint for either eats, treats or decor. Both have valet parking for those in need. Both serve out of the same kitchen and have staff in common. That maybe enough to convince you. But wait. The... More 

Thank Taylo102
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on a Saturday night for dinner. The renovated space retains its comfortable character and large windows for watching the world pass by. Although the restaurant offers an ala carte menu, there is a clear emphasis on the tasting menu. The menu changes every other month, but seems to have some constants (chicken & seafood). My date and... More 

Thank R6653KLchrisr
Ottertail, Minnesota, United States
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a special dinner and even more enjoyable with friends. With a group of 4 or more, there's opportunity to order several dishes for each course and share a bit to see what you missed out on ordering. Can't remember not liking what I ordered. The servers are so knowledgeable and helpful; you feel your... More 

Thank Ottergirl0
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at the cafe with a friend. I ordered a miso-glazed salmon. It came in a small plate (the piece was very small) with no presentation and it cost me $22. Good? Yes. Expensive? Very.

Thank 43501Anonimous
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place to eat....really!. Have been here many times since they opened and have never been disappointed. If you are looking for a huge meal go else where. Great food....very good wine selection!

Thank Joe H
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Believe the hype. My mother and I celebrated my bday from out of town (I live northeast coast). We had a glass champagne at the bar before going to our table. The bar was beautiful, our gentleman bartender started out our experience by recommending a nice champagne. He was super sweet and chatted with my 69 y.o. Mother while took... More 

1 Thank eep7
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday with a dinner party for 10 in Alma's private dining room. It was amazing. Hannah assisted with choosing the specialized menu, which consisted of 3 appetizers (a crostini, ricotta, and aroncino), 3 entrees (cod, steak, and chicken), and a mixed dessert. Everything, from the arrangements, to the menu with my wife's name on top,... More 

Thank Smeisel2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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389 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

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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
US$31 - US$52
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?