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Opened in 1999, Restaurant Alma is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering eclectic American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. A high, open beam ceiling, exposed brick and concrete floors display the original space, while an open kitchen, banquette seating and gentle lighting contribute to an intimate and contemporary feel.

We specialize in three course tasting menus, allowing the customer to select any three dishes from the menu for $52 per person. A la Carte dining is also available.

Our food is sourced from top quality seasonal ingredients, featuring a high percentage of local and organic products. Our menu changes every six to eight weeks, offering a mix of new and signature dishes. We consider Alma to be a truly “American” restaurant honoring many different cooking traditions and interpreting them with our unique creative vision.

Inspired by great artisanal foods of the world. We craft all of our stocks, sauces, breads, pastries and ice creams from scratch on a daily basis. We also strive to support other artisanal producers when purchasing wine, cheese, honey and many other ingredients.

Our approach towards the operation of the restaurant is truly cooperative. We believe that every single member of our staff is integral to our success and pay sustainable living wages to all employees, offering medical benefits and profit sharing to all full time employees.

Our current leaders of kitchen and service at Alma:

Alexander Roberts - Executive Chef / Proprietor
Bryan Morcom – Chef / Kitchen Manager
Michael Berger – Chef / Kitchen Manager
James Hirdler – Service Supervisor / Wine Director
Hannah Drehmann – Service Supervisor / Event Coordinator
Carrie Riggs – Pastry Chef

Alexander Roberts |

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Alexander Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York, but his formative years were spent here in Minneapolis.  He started working in local kitchens in high school and through college.  In the early 1990's, Alex moved to New York City, where he attended the French Culinary Institute.  After graduation, Alex gained experience in several renowned New York restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, Bouley, and the Union Square Cafe.

Alex returned to Minneapolis and opened Restaurant Alma in 1999.  He has been able to advance his commitment to organic, sustainably produced food at Alma and has received numerous accolades in the process.

Alex opened Brasa Premium Rotisserie in 2007, also committed to organic, sustainably produced food.   For more details about Brasa please call 612-379-3030 or visit their website at www.brasa.us