Salut Bar Americain - Edina
Salut Bar Americain - Edina

Salut Bar Americain - Edina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salutbaramericain.com/
  • Phone: 9522163764
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon - Friday 11 am to 4pm;
    Dinner: Mon - Thurs 4pm to 10pm, Fri & Sat: 4pm to 11pm, Sun: 3pm - 9pm
    Saturday Brunch: 10 am - 3:30 pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 3:30 pm
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French American, French
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Public Transit: Easy access via the main bus line off of 50th and France.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot directly behind the restaurant accessed by going West 1/2 block on 51st. The entrance is on the right. Parking is free.
A word from Salut Bar Americain - Edina
Salut Bar Américain is the brasserie down the block. Warm and welcoming, with an urbane wit and urban sensibility, it’s an afternoon hangout and an evening refuge. It’s your neighbor with a French accent. The setting evokes a classic Parisian bistro/restaurant. The service is spirited, confident and capably executed. And the cooking captures the freshness and hearty flavor of French cuisine. It’s the vibe inside that sets Salut apart from bowing maitre ‘d’s and sniffing sommeliers. From the welcoming wine list, to the playful décor, to the genial buzz in the dining room, Salut celebrates the French restaurant’s essential qualities while dispensing with the exclusionary ones. It demystifies French food by making it accessible and rewarding while poking fun at the stereotypes that surround it. Salut gives French dining a shot in the arm – while giving the French a gentle kick in the derriere. In this sense, Salut is a dual citizen: Authentically French – but proudly American.
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Salut Bar Americain - Edina reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)great for outdoor dining (70)fit for foodies (70)great for lunch (64)special occasion (57)good for groups (44)romantic (33)great for brunch (27)kid-friendly (25)hot spot (19)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (9)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Consistent quality
    MstasiaVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great lunch and great food. Service would have been a 5/5 but it was a late lunch and I suspect our waitress was closing down while we were waiting too long for our check. We will be back as we love the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I often schedule business and personal lunches at the Edina SALUT. The food is delectable, with a wide menu selection. The service is always very professional. It is always, always an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MattieVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Had a great waitress and The food was great All three of us enjoyed our lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great group spot on Sunday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    All food was very enjoyable. Loved the creamed spinach. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good food
    Datenight
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to Salut before, but I like it because the food and service are both consistently good. I think most people will find something they like and there are various price points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as wonderful as usual
    mick
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I must confest the food was not as wonderful as usual.The duck was fat, red ,and cold.I sent back the fries for being cold. Our waiter was great
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    EPDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was good! No complaints! Look forward to going back,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, quiet place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Salut was a nice lunch discovery for this out-of-towner. The Moroccan meatball fettucine (a special entree) was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salut Never Fails
    mambomama2
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have been coming here for many years for family dinners, work lunches, time with girlfriends. The service is always consistently great, as is the food. Good location & great gathering place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday at Salut
    Tamken2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They were very busy and the noise level can get loud. But we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress always acknowledged us and told us where she was. We delayed ordering the main entrees and she was fine with that. There were a few minor details, but this didn't upset our evening: the Steak Diane was ordered medium rare and it came medium; we reminded her of the diet coke ordered; and no chocolate sauce came aside the ice cream. Again, nothing earth shattering.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It took too long to order, get food, then have dessert
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thepickyone
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good both for an evening in two, a casual business dinner or launch, or a couples out night. Great food and casual ambiance, which is a great combination
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent, reliable
    livingthedreamVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Salut is within walking distance of our home so we dine here pretty frequently when we feel like eating out but want something easy and casual. We have tried a numerous items and find everything generally good. Menu was updated that day and reflected many of the usual favorites with some new dishes to try. Our 13 year old son ordered the escargot and duck l'orange and enjoyed both. My husband and I shared the calamari, a crab cake and the hangar steak which has a new name on the new menu but is the hangar steak we order often. Calamari was so-so ... Cold when it arrived and mayo sauce kind of tasteless. We like that there are peppers on it though. Crab cake was good as was the steak. Ordered medium rare and it was precisely that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Too Much Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The high noise level made conversation impossible, trumping everything else about the experience. Very slow service didn't help. The decor is fun, and the food was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definately will go back for dinner
    beck
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Met up with some girlfriends for dinner and drinks. I had the Salmon, 1 had Trout and 1 had a Vegan dinner (specially prepared by the Chef). The Chef came to our table to ask our Vegan if she was okay with his idea for her dinner. She loved her dinner. All 3 of us ladies really enjoyed our dinners and said we will go back. Loved the atmosphere and the location. The service was great as soon as you walk in the door until you leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect, as always
    Wally
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Salut has never failed to satisfy. Had a very nice lunch; all four of us more than pleased. I had the daily special pasta and it was outstanding, with multiple flavors and not so much to be daunting. My wife had the daily combo special with a wonderful crepe and a nice mousse for dessert. I almost always get the hanger steak as it is the best in the Twin Cities in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    familyout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have dined at Salut many times and enjoy the menu choices, atmosphere and service. This time I was disappointed. My wife had to return the mussels to be reheated. The waitress forgot my soup order and they seemed a little short staffed. It was very busy. I will continue to go there but hope for better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef helpful for gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Chef personally met at table to prepare a fish dish for our gluten free guest. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French Restaurant in Edina
    DahBoyz
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love Salut--it is a little bit of Paris in downtown Edina. The food and service is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always consistent
    HighExpectations
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    From the moment we entered the door everyone was amazing. The hostess acted like I was her best friend. They gave us the table we asked for. Service was indulgent. Waitress and bus help are a great team.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy and delicious
    MplsDiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, amazing butter :) and a comfortable atmosphere. Loud but not too much on a Sat night. Delicious food with lots of choices. I did the steak frites and it was done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Visit
    JennL
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to Salut a few times, and it never disappoints. We had very very slow service on the patio, as they only had one server (from what I could tell) in charge of the entire patio. The food and wine were great; as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    PetitdansleMN
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Crab cakes were fantastic! French onion soup was really good, although I don't really know how French this really is, because I didn't ever see it on a menu I Paris. Maybe it's a countryside thing? Anyway, Salut knows their stuff. We were there for lunch, but a member of our party had previously been there for dinner and said the hangar steak and the escargot are fantastique. Great food, great service and great patio ambiance! Just wish I was in Paris again, but Salut will have to do for now. Merci Salut!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Lillet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Sad to see that Lillet is off the menu. The bottles of Lillet are the main focal point of the bar area, and a draw for many of us that discovered it here at Salut. Please bring it back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous birthday treat!
    Patti
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My dear friend took me here to celebrate my birthday and we had a great meal and great service. We sat on the patio and the energy was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Pamela
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food, great menus selection, great location
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back!
    shelly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The portion sizes were just right. Any questions you have for the waitstaff, just ask as they are very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent sauces, quality foods, good selection Service was terrific, and well adverse on the specials. Friendly atmosphere and good seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding dinner
    birch2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had the salmon special and it was delicious. Our server Jordan was very attentive and friendly and the other servers (fillers of water glasses, providers of breadsticks, plate/table clearers) also pleasant and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I went out for our anniversary. We decided to try something new. What a great find. The server Jamie was wonderful. From the time we walk through the door til we walked out we were treated like we mattered to "Salut". It's nice to get pampered when we rarely get out. The left over food was even great as my lunch the next day. Happy and full two days in a row.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Experience
    ama1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food choices are interesting and you can pick and choose according to how hungry you are. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salute to Salut
    foodfreak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first visit to Salut, but will definitely not be my last. We had hoped to sit outdoors, but opted to stay inside rather than wait. That worked out fine. Sevice was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing, and I learned that they pour a generous and delicious martini. We had bouillabaisse, and duck a l'Orange, and both were excellent. I will return and I would recommend Salut to anyone who likes good food in a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Fun!
    EPMOM
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Salut on a Friday morning. Made a reservation for 11:45, but it was still quiet when we arrived, so res. wasn't really needed. By the time we left around 12:30 the place was filling up and starting to "hop". Fun ambiance throughout (even in restroom). My friend ordered "Le Deal" which offers a choice of one of two soup/salad, one of two entrees, and one of two desserts (mousse or fruit). Roasted red pepper soup got our meal off to a great start. Nice, hearty soup. Complimentary bread was nice. Steak crepe (served with one) was delicious.... savory with a nice blend of flavors. I ordered the chicken, artichoke crepes (served with two). It was nice, but I would get steak next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    bonniedine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Terrible service. We were seated at 6:30 pm on a Thursday night. Several tables were available. We were served water but no server came to the table. When I finally stood up and asked a server if she might be ours, her comment was, "Oh, I didn't even know you were there." She took our order but when my friend asked for a glass of ice it didn't come. She asked again and nothing. The third time she received the ice of water.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MamaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I ordered the chicken crepe. I ate one in the restaurant and had a little bit of bone in it. I took it out of my mouth and did not think anything of it. I ate the other one at home and had a two inch sharp bone in it that I luckyily caught while I was eating it. Not cool! My sister in law ordered a burger medium well and it came out pink so she had to wait or another one. It was Sat so the kids eat free but we had to ask to have it taken off the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy2beout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A great find! This was our first time at Salut! Everything about this place was perfect! The food, wine, and definitely the service !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch special
    MWDiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Met a friend here for lunch, a return visit for me and first visit for my friend. Staff were very helpful identifying gluten-free options for her, checking with chef on details. She enjoyed an egg-topped salad, I was very happy with the lunch special - choice of soup/salad, one of two small entree options, and fruit or ice cream. The beef bourgonion-filled crepe was a perfect lunch-portion size and exquisite. We chose to sit outside and savor the late-summer weather, despite heavy-truck traffic noise on busy France Ave. The closely-spaced outdoor tables make conversations easily overheard. Servers were attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too spendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While the food was good and our waiter was great, $350 for 4 people was really expensive. I will return for special occasions, but for a dinner with friends, I will choose a more reasonably priced venue.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch w/grandson
    Elderly1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Took a college bound grandson to lunch; server left us alone so we could decide menu choices (no hovering); food arrived in good time; we both enjoyed our choices; bonus was ordering terrific chocolate cake for dessert. Successful outing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food as always
    Cam7192003
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Salut always delivers great food and it came through once more for our famiky gathering for my Dad's birthday. However, we were surprised that it took over an hour to get our food since we arrived at 7 on a Wednesday night and ordered burgers and sandwiches. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our food and the birthday dessert the waitress brought us as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.