528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541444.983734 -93.248144
Sun-Thu5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: University, Marcy-Holmes
Poor service and okay food – My wife and I had the tasting tonight. Nothing wowed us at all. Everything seemd to be a touch on the bland side. They use interesting ingredients, but nothing seemed to be seasoned or flavorful. Our server was the worst part of it. She completely was ignoring us. It took 15 minutes for beverages and she was slow.... No suggestions from her either. She did the classic "are you ready to order" as our greeting.
Avoid Avoid Avoid! – I tried Alma last Saturaday evening. I was expecting great things but was left with a very bad taste. The waitress or server was perhaps overworked or did want to be at work. Her lack of a intial greeting down to the filling of the water glasses left much to be desired. We had four entrees with a salad. Salad and bread were fine. The entrees ranged from sea food to pork. We should have sent all four entrees back. It is not that they were cold or overdone. It was because the food was excessively salty. All four entrees tasted as if the salt shaker had been dropped on each of the plates. Perhaps this is just a style of preparation or perhaps the staff just made a mistake this night. We made mention of the situation to the waitress and she indicated it would be brought to the kitchen staff attention. On her return to our table she dropped off the check and did not sat a word to our party. I recommend not to visit. There are way too many restaurants that appreciate your business in the twin cities.
Excellent food! – Great ingredients, you can really taste it in the dishes....just went in the other night, spectacular. If you are a foodie this is a must, otherwise you may be intimidated.
This simply elegant restaurant is renowned for fresh artisanal ingredients and creative New American preparations. – In Short
Located in an old brick building on a mostly residential block, this place has an understated but chic Scandinavian look. Blond-wood tables, comfy banquettes and flickering candles complement the aromas emanating from the bustling open kitchen. The intimate air of the upstairs seating contrasts with the main-floor dining room, lively with foodies and gatherings of friends. With artisanal ingredients and great attention to detail, the oft-changing menu is seasonally inspired takes on traditional American cuisine.
Variable quality great presentation – Second visit to this restaurant was disappointing. Spent close to $100 w/o dessert or drinks and had a very mediocre entree. At this price point I expect consistent quality.
Fantastic and new favorite! – My boyfriend and I were given a gift certificate to try Alma! What a treat! This was THE BEST meal we have had! We had a Valentine's celebration at Alma and it was perfect! The mood is perfect. The wait starff is attentive, but not in your face. The bruschetta was some of the best I've had. Just can't say enough about the taste, quality, portion size and wine list! Thanks "Alma" for a great night and can't wait to dine with you again! J&J
Excellent food and service – The food and service are fabulous. We had 5 for dinner on a Saturday night, and most had the 3 course tasting menu, which is a good value (basically middle course for free). There was nary a spec of food left on anyone's plate after any of the courses (one of the main dishes-fish-I would have called just average but not objectionable). Be sure to save room for dessert as they are heavenly (molten chocolate cake!). The portion sizes are designed for several courses without making you ill--everyone was content but not stuffed to the gills after the meal. The service was great--we probably had 12 different people touch our table over the course of the evening, taking plates and refilling water glasses.
One of the BEST restaurants in town! – I have been going to Alma since it first opened and I have NEVER had a bad experience there. I have only received gracious service, never attitude. The food is heavenly, with lots of local seasonal organic love thrown in. TOP CHEFS IN TOWN!
The menu is quite workable. Its great that the menu always has something for everyone and changes constantly. Plus, you dont have to spend a lot of $ to eat well here.
Im now an Alma regular, but even when I had only been there a few times they were always incredible with service.
Ive been given free appetizers, wines, and deserts to try (guinea pig for the future menus!) on numerous occasions. They know I love them & they love me back. It is rare to find a place like this, like a home away from home.
Alas-I wont give up my parking secret though.
One of my faves – Alma has done nothing but gotten better since they opened. Food has always been outstanding, but the service has improved considerably since their much-decried "snooty service" days. Always a great experience. (Parking could use a little help, though.)
Somthing classy and delicious – Organic and whole foods served with style. Great for low key celebrations and intimate dinners for 2.
Nice wine list, nice staff.
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