Exquisite but financially nonfeasible. Restaurant Alma was exquisite when it comes to taste, atmosphere, and presentation. The building is excellently shown and presented. The table was simple clean and elegant with a unique flare creating a really nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and well presented. The only reason Alma's doesn't get a fifth star is due to the portion size and price. Very expensive especially for the 4 bites that comprised the portion. Albeit this was one course in a three course meal but the one course was all I could afford. When I get a better job I would like to go back and try more.
Sub par service for $250 meal.. My bf and I went to Alma on a weeknight. We ordered a lovely bottle of wine and 3 course tasting. Server never came back to check on any of our food, not one course, until we were finished. I really didn't care for the chicken foie gras entree. I found it bland, a bit rubbery and unimaginative. All of the other courses were quite good to amazing. My complaint really is that for that $ it would have been nice for the server to check in with us. It also might not hurt to smile once in a while. The phrase that comes to mind is "Mailed it in"...
Cozy and Delicious. Sublime union of cool and comfortable. Ordering from the tasting menu is a ratifying experience for even the most fickle patron. Likewise, is selecting from the impressive wine list. I savored each course, but the crowning glory was the 12 hour beef roast, graced with parsnips, balsamic onions and carrot butter; paired with a French Cab, it was simply divine. The service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. I will return to Restaurant Alma again and again.
Absolutely Spectacular!. My husband surprised me with a date nite at Alma. It was our first time there. Everything about it from the ambiance, service, and food was outstanding! We both did the 3 course tasting menu. I asked the server to have the chef/bar manager choose a wine pairing for each dish. They put together a lovely smaller portion wine flight that went with each dish beautifully. The lovely Cava sparkling wine upon arrival is classy and festive. Each dish was more interesting and amazing than the last and left us both eager to plan our next date night at Alma. My husband and I both thought the celery root souffle was out of this world. Can't say that I've had a lot of celery root in my day, but the flavors of this dish just reminded us of the comforts of home. We didn't have time for dessert, so they brought me out a glass of tawny port for dessert instead. How cool, is that? Our server was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and made awesome recommendations. Thank you! Can't wait to go back!
Unique menu dedicated to local foods, sustainability.. Alma’s unique menu is dedicated to local foods, sustainability and good eating. Located in a turn-of-the-century building on University Avenue, the exposed beams, rafters and ducts at this neighborhood bistro give Restaurant Alma a decidedly open and modern feel. A round bar greets diners, who flock to the always-busy Alma for its ever-changing menu of local, organic and sustainable fare. The blonde-wood tables add a laid-back, casual vibe to Alma, but the menu is anything but: A carefully selected tasting menu is dedicated to Minnesota farms and a hard-to-please palate. From farm-fresh produce to grass-fed beef, everything at Alma is focused on quality and sustainability.
This place is stupendous!
My Boyfriend and I recently went in for the tasting menu. Brian the sous chef recognized us and sent complimentary champagne.
In addition to the tasting menu, he sent out several other morsels gratis.
In all we paid 80.00 for two glasses of wine and 7 courses!
We love alma and if we could give it a 10 star rating we could.
They really know what they are doing there.
Really Good, and. My friend and I were really looking to try someplace outside of downtown that we hadn't been to before that was upscale but not stuffy and Alma was just the right choice. The food was good. The service was thorough and it was just a great meal.
A Amazing Experience. A girlfriend and went to dinner at Alma Recently and had just a great experience. the server had great timing and great suggestions, we each did the tasting menu and had her pick out each course. She did a great job, and the food was wonderful, and we had a beautiful bottle of wine and after you buy a bottle from them they waive the corking fee, which was cool. So we enjoyed another great wine from home. A great night all around!
One of the best In the Midwest. immensely satisfying , creative concepts
Service was uneven but the food made up for it - outstanding! We all tried the tasting menu and everything
was superb. There was a snafu w/ my entree (server forgot to place the order?) so the chef sent a salad
so I had something to eat while my companions had their entrees. After my wonderful entree arrived (Atlantic char), we were treated to a cheese course, gratis. Classy move. Highly recommend - some of the best food in Minneapolis!
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