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Restaurant Alma

Map & Directions 528 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Health, Wine Bar
  • Sun 5pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Private Party
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


City Pages' Description

Eat and drink enough at Alma and you'll earn a virtual master's degree in contemporary food and wine. Chef Alex Roberts, a veteran of such white-hot New York City kitchens as Bouley, Union Square Café, and the Gramercy Tavern, builds dishes around strong flavors, painstaking prep work, and classic French technique. A typical result is the Portuguese-style stew crowned with perfectly tender in-the-shell clams, buttery squares of roast chicken, and slices of zippy chorizo, all tied together with a delectable, garlic-flecked tomato broth holding bland but necessary white beans.

Member Reviews

  • roadsales wrote a review for Restaurant Alma
    on 02/11/10

    mix and match prix fixe

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Restaurant Alma
    on 05/06/09

    Alex Roberts was one of the first chefs in town to pull the white tablecloth out from under fine dining. After more than a decade in business, his Restaurant Alma serves some of the Cities' most creative, flavorful dishes from a spare dining room in a decidedly unsexy University neighborhood (it's across the street from Santana Foods, if that means anything to you). Roberts's... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Lee Z. on 02/05/10

    3 course prix fix is absolutely one of the tastiest deals in town. Local Food Lovers get to add a free dessert

  • Tom V. on 01/08/11

    One of the best restaurants in the city

  • Heather T. on 07/27/10

    Quite possibly one of the best meals I've ever had!

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/11/11

    Try the Celery Root Soufflé. Sitting prettily on brioche and dressed with braised leeks, this simple starter’s subtle earthiness surprises you.—Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, February 2011

  • Mario W. on 08/11/12

    4 courses! Swordfish was great! Great dessert too!

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