Since 1999 we have welcomed guests with genuine hospitality and the evolving diversity of American cooking. We strive to create beautiful, casual environments worthy of everyday visits & celebrations, 7 days a week.
Alma has received regional and national acclaim, earning a James Beard Award for "Best Chef Midwest", and two national semifinal nominations in both "Outstanding Service" and "Outstanding Restaurant" categories. Local accolades include a 4-star rating from the Star Tribune in 2017, City Pages "Best Cafe 2018", and "Best Restaurant Minneapolis" in 2016 & 2017.
We believe in cooking that gives you pleasure...
and makes you feel good.
A balance of nourishing and indulgent choices
Close relationships with our suppliers, producers & farmers
Seasonal sourcing of fresh, local & organic produce
Local meat raised without growth hormones or antibiotics
Fish sourced from certified sustainable fisheries and farms
Clean fats: Butter, ghee, olive oil, rice bran oil, and fresh animal fats
Fresh fryer oil everyday
Freshly milled whole grains | Locally milled flour | Non-GMO sourcing
100% pure sea salt | Fermented foods | Naturally derived umami