Alma: Cafe, Hotel & Restaurant
After a major overhaul and grand re-opening, Alma is as gorgeous as ever, filling a hole we didn’t know we had in the Twin Cities dining scene. What was once solely a fantastic restaurant, owned and operated by James Beard award-winning chef Alex Roberts, is now an elegant, design-driven hotel, sophisticated yet approachable all-day café and refreshed restaurant with a three-course prix fixe menu. With exposed brick walls, huge windows, and subtle gold and navy accents, Restaurant Alma’s stunning facelift is visible on their new menu as well. Options like the soft egg and caviar with black truffle vinaigrette, fresh masa crepe with jalapeno creamed chard and pickled red onion, and decadent 12-hour braised beef with potato gnocchi prove that Roberts has come back stronger than ever with a wide variety of beautifully composed dishes. With the addition of the café, they’ve launched bread, pastry and coffee programs, and now offer a comforting a la carte menu of breakfasts, small lunch plates, and casual dinner options—from toasted oat oatmeal with mascarpone and savory brown butter to house rigatoni with spicy pork ragu, garlic oil, tomato, kale and pecorino.
528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Photograph from Alma Restaurant on Facebook.