sobieski is gone
A bar with a once notable bar pour has gotten in bed with Phillips.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love their patio and salads
Their patio is wonderful and so are their salads! I was surprised they didn't do anything for the 2 birthdays we had at the table.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a date
Salut Bar Américain is a romantic spot for a date night. The atmosphere somehow manages to be casual and upscale all at the same time. The patio was verdant and charming, and the menu had a lot of tempting options. My husband got the filet mignon and I ordered the croque madame. The filet was tender and good, but nothing outstanding. The croque madame was tough to cut and eat, but was tasty, as were the crispy pommes frites on the side. With a glass of wine for myself and a mixed drink for my husband, our bill came to roughly $80 without a tip. There are numerous options on the menu that are more moderately priced than what we ordered, though, and you could shave $20 off that bill by ordering a carafe of water vs. other drinks. C'était bon!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had lunch with a friend, the
Had lunch with a friend, the patio is very nice, the food and service was great.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a hit
This is a regular choice for us. We love the outdoor seating, the wait staff is always amazing and the food is worth going back for!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great fun for us girls.
It was great fun for us girls. We felt comfortable and welcome. The food was great and the service also. Loved the patio and the outdoor dining.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebration Dinner Winner
Salut is a can't miss for that memorable night with my wife.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
We've been to Salut before and really enjoy eating outside. We decided to head into St. Paul last minute as we were sans kids for a few days. We couldn't get a table outside but not a big deal. Decor is great inside too. Our waitress was very professional and well versed in the menu, specials, wine recommendations, etc. Food was excellent. Not much more to ask for!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Grand Ave. favorite!
Never disappointed with Salut. Food is delicious and service perfectly balanced.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food / sub par service
I've been to Salut on many occasions and I usually enjoy my time there, but on this past instance...that was not the case. The food was great, but my server was horrific. She got my order wrong and brought me the wrong food. She never returned to the table for 20 minutes. Fortunately a runner came by and fixed my problem. Then the original server decided it made sense to charge me for both meals...the one i ordered...and the one i did not. She then argued that the runner doesn't have the 'authority' to bring me what actually ordered. Waitress never brought out bread prior to our meal, never refilled the drinks... I could go on and on but you get the picture. Good spot to eat but try not to sit in Sarah's section. You'll regret it.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is classic French cuisine done just right. The service is efficient, professional, yet friendly. Although the noise level can sometimes be a bit challenging for an old guy like me, the ambiance makes it a delightful place to enjoy a pleasant lunch either inside or on the terrace. It is great to have a place like this in the neighborhood.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time at dinner on the patio Saturday night. Our reservation was for inside, but the wait to sit outside was only about 20 minutes - pretty good for a beautiful Saturday night. Our server was patient as my friend and I caught up for about 2 hours before actually ordering any food. Overall, nice evening.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service but overpric
$30 for lunch without a glass of wine is WAY too much if you ask me. But if you're prepared to drop some serious $$, it might be worth it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
probably our favorite, go to, every other week type dinner spot, so we notice when things aren't like they were before. Phillips vodka rather than Sobieski is quite a come down. Calamari is inconsistent. Sometimes perfect. Sometimes greasy and rubbery. Steak Diane is just average. Nothing remarkable. Pork has had a name change and rhe dish both appeared and tasted different on last visit. Could have been the specific portion and not a decision by staff to make it so. Bread and butter was even different. Bread loaf was a different texture and flavor and not for the better.
Just hope it's back to normal in a week or two.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its absolutely beautiful outside! The service was mediocre at best, our waitress seemed ready to kick us out at any minute. The food was enjoyable and the atmospherevwas lively and cozy
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was there with my family
I was there with my family celerbrating my Mom's new job. Their service was Fantastic all the staff went out of their way to make Mom feel Special!! My 11 year old son even tried and loved the frog legs.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite restaurant
Although unassuming, this place puts a new spin on some old favorites. My husband came craving a "skillet" for brunch. He ordered the tartiflette and was blown away by the quality of the ingredients and the thoughtfulness of the execution. Crepes were so-so, a little too sweet and not enough pistachio flavor. Croissants and creamy hash are delicious. The patio dining is reminiscent of Paris if you imagine hard. The service is always attentive, especially the bus boys.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better then expected
Dined on Saturday night for our Anniversary. After reading some other reviews I was prepared to be underwhelmed. However I was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, staff was pleasant and our waiter was great. The bread is great. For the entree my wife had the Lobster Thermidore and I had the Filet au poivre. Both dishes were quite good. Nice quality and preparation. My steak was a bit on the done side for medium but not a big issue. For desert we had coffee and the Red Velvet cake. I've read a few folks say that the Red Velvet cake isn't that great but we found it to be very good. Maybe it was the drinks and wine we had before it, but we both really liked this desert. I will come back to Salut.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time experience
My roommate and I went on Saturday. I used open table to make reservations to be safe for a Saturday night. Our waitress was very nice, informative about the specials and my questions. I had the lobster thermador and subbed their strawberry spinach salad, my roommate had the filet which was perfect. The lobster thermador and salad were amazing! The flavors of the lobster thermador stood out so I could taste every component but blended perfectly! The strawberry salad had amazing gooey brie cheese and the champagne vingerette was light. I forgot to ask for the dressing on the side but when it came out it was perfect not drowning like some places do to their salad. I will be back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely patio, attentive service,
Lovely patio, attentive service, very good food. Amazing french fries!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st x @ Salut Bar Americain
Really enjoyed my 1st experience at Salut Bar Americian. Met a friend for diner, wanted patio seating but the wait was to long so we dined inside. The inside atmosphere is warm and relaxing, easy to carry on a conversation. The food was great. Will difinitely go back and stay the wait for the patio seating. Looking forward to experiencing the patio dining.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Concert Date!
I chose Salut because it was on the way to the Xcel Energy Center for a concert. It was perfect! Busy, but the valet parking was a great option. It seems almost everyone there was "heading to the concert!" The staff managed to hurry through with our orders, and we loved our meal.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good food and fun. Menu is very classic french with a nice wine list and raw bar.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dinner out
I came to Salut with my family for my 21st birthday celebration, and could not have had a better time. The food was amazing, although more on the pricey side (the Hanger steak with bleu cheese gratin was possibly the best thing I've ever eaten). The cocktail menu (my main focus to be honest) was decently sized and everything my sisters and I tried was delicious and quite unique! It was a bit noisy, but that didn't bother me, as it just showed everyone was having a great time! The service wasn't super speedy, but it was still very attentive and our waitress was very helpful with questions. I would absolutely recommend Salut, but definitely as a special occasion treat.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Salut Bar American
I first came to this restaurant with a few of my friends to try out and we loved the food. We lived in France and the set up and type of food is so similar that we are always coming back from time to time. I booked my birthday party of 12 a couple months ago and the service I had was amazing. Waitresses paid attention to everyone at my table as well as everyone around us. Everyone was so friendly and came to check on us every 20mn. I loved it so much, I recently booked my boyfriend's birthday party a few weekends ago and didn't expect having our own little private room away from all the others. Overall, the food is delicious as well as the drinks and the decor. Salut Bar never cease to amaze me.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Moderate Cost for Fine French Food
Salut Bar Americain is a great restaurant to get away from the standard steak house. Making a great steak at home is relatively easy and much less expensive than most steak houses. But having something special and a little different - food with a French touch - this is a great place to go.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great Sunday Morning Brunch on a fall like day that was actually the first of fall. Visit their outdoor space before it is too late.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We salute Salut!
Our lunch was perfect. I'd requested an outdoor table on the street and it was saved for us. It was a cool day so sitting in the sun was perfect.
Patrick, our waiter, was excellent - friendly, amiable, and went out of his way to serve us. He asked if we had a time deadline which we appreciated, because we did.
Wonderful eatery! We will go again!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite (the only!) dining spot when we come to St. Paul. We love the menu and awesome service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The classis steak with the
The classis steak with the blue cheese topping was wonderful as well as the walleye fish!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot for a girl's night out
We arrived in time for happy hour and got some great specials for drinks and appetizers. Our server was very helpful, friendly and efficient. Had a great meal and topped it off with dessert. We will be going back again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought me back to France.
Delicious quiche w/green salad, perfectly
prepared creme brûlée - chilled, with
topping prepared right before it's
brought out, garnished w/3 blackberries &
fresh mint. Mmmm. C'est formidable.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful! We had a small
Wonderful! We had a small group from work, and all 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Our server was fantastic, I believe his name was Erik?
We will definitely be back.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been to this restaurant many times for dinner so we decided to try for brunch (which they serve BOTH Saturday and Sunday!). I had the eggs benedict and it was a nice twist on the old classic. Eggs were great, the hollandaise mild and superb, not overbearing or too 'mustardy' as some can be. The eggs were set on brioche (the twist). Very nice. My guests has the quiche special and the omelet. Both were very satisfied.
Get the Pumpkin pot de creme while it's in season. You'll be in heaven!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food in a Lively Setting
The manager on duty was very accommodating when we told her we had been sitting at our table for 8 minutes without having yet been waited on. She took our drink order and told us our first drinks would be on her. I always appreciate it when businesses compensate their guests for their mistakes; it tells me that they appreciate my business and I, in turn, am much more likely to come back. In this case, I will definitely return! The food was delicious. I had a seasonal dish: large, mouth-watering scallops on a bed of wild rice with creamy, smooth squash. The flavors were amazing!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday at Salut - StP
We do not care to go to the Edina/Salut - doesn't seem the same and the food hasn't always been to our satisfaction. Oh well, we had wonderful food (seafood crepes were out of this world, steak salad pretty good too, & chicken sandwich), but unfortunately the onion soup was lackluster. Often it comes too salty, not this, not a real lot of favorite, period. But we had a great meal with friends and would continue to go here. Our waitperson was super good!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and ambiance was remarkable.. thank you!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
France in St Paul
Went here for dinner with my wife, son and his girlfriend. Our waiter did a good job and was attentive to our needs for the most part. I had a marvelous beet salad - one of the best I've ever had. The croquet madame I had for my main course was passable but not outstanding. My French onion soup was lacking in onions but the flavor was good. The rest of my party seemed to enjoy their food as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salut Makes it Special
We recently celebrated our darghter's 21st Birthday at Salut. The staff was wonderful about wishing her "Happy Birthday", and the
fun and energetic atmosphere of Salut made for a enjoyable dinner. Also, the food is GREAT (love those fries!). The walleye that I ordered was especially delicious. Highly recommended to make a special occasion even more special!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a business dinner at Salut and everyone enjoyed it immensely! The server was attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. The food was very flavorful and the server had described it to a tee, offering suggestions to us. The food presentation was beautiful and appealing - the fish was expertly prepared and I think I enjoyed the most moist and flavorful Julia Child chicken I have ever eaten. The martinis are a generous size and plenty of spirits to choose from.We will be back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Son's family wanted to try a new spot and suggested Salut! What a nice early dinner! The service was great and the food so delicious. I will be back again for sure!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Salut! Outstanding food, and the best fries in St. Paul!
Not to mention the fabulous outdoor patio!!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile
We were celebrating my uncle's 90th birthday at Sunday brunch. The presentation of food was pleasing, the drinks were fun and the service was prompt, friendly and generous.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hats off to Salut!
Our second time at this restaurant- it is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Last experience was our anniversary dinner and the place was packed with happy people and delicious food. The Pommes Frites are a MUST HAVE, the duck a'la orange is delicious as are the salads accompanied by homemade dressing. The shrimp pasta was delicious... The fresh baked bread and whipped butter are delectable... I could go on..
Go to Salut.. You will love it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Eats, Good Treats
Salut is a great place to go for a good steak or delicious seafood. I was disappointed that they were out of the scallops because I was really looking forward to trying them. However, my walleye was delicious. Only disappointing part was that it was small. My boyfriend got the 'steak classique' and said it was cooked perfectly. My blackberry mojito martini was delicious! I will go back just for that.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
love Salut Bar!
2nd visit, brought our friends. They are looking forward to returning, and trying the bacon kettle corn from the happy hour menu--intrigued! Pork & salsa bruchetta appetizer was amazing (didn't catch their name for it). My husband and I split a bleu cheese salad (yum) and planned to share our steak and herb roasted half chicken. One bite of the steak and he changed his mind-he wasnt sharing! The house red table wine is very enjoyable.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sunday brunch for foodies!
Our server, Jordy was great. Very attentive, knew the menu items and gave wonderful recommendations. The oysters were fresh and delicious. We are from the East Coast, so we know our seafood. Portions were large and tasted excellent. We had a picky eater with us and even she had no complaints. We will be back!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Place for a Business Lunch
I met clients here for a business lunch. Despite being located in St. Paul, it's easily accessible from downtown Minneapolis, where I work. The service was attentive without being overbearing, and everyone liked the food. There's enough variety on the menu for everyone.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
our go to place in the neighborhood
Good food, great service and walkable! We especially love the happy hour and the crab benedict for brunch!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night out with family
I wish I could remember our waitresses name. She really took great care of my husband and I and my senior parents. I told them when making a reservation that it would be hard for my parents to stand around if the table wasn't ready. We got the great round booth by the kitchen. The food was great as well as the service. Even though it was crowded, she was on top of everything.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM