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
188 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)great for outdoor dining (72)fit for foodies (64)great for lunch (63)special occasion (61)good for groups (36)romantic (33)great for brunch (30)kid-friendly (23)hot spot (20)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Good Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Delicious lunch on the patio ... small patio but good food ... delicious bread sticks !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mildly Dissappointing
    Spider
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our 34th Wedding Anniversary, so we came here because the menu has some unique items. Trendy bar scene with some unique drinks - but pricey. We were seated promptly. and waitress was pleasant. Wanted to order the special of the night, but they had already run out by 7:15 PM. The crabcake appetizer was very good, followed by an OK salad that was OK - but unusual - blending strawberries with Tomatoes in fresh greens with a nice cheese. The strawberry and tomatoe flavors to clashed. My Halibut was overdone, and the wife's Prime Rib was not a 'melt-in-your' mouth experience. Tougher than one would expect. Red Velvet Cake for desert was excellent. So it was a mixed bag. Manager was kind enough to comp us for the main dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    mghdupont
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and service! If you're a bourbon whiskey fan, the Ginger, Rogered cocktail is a delight. Oysters were served perfectly. Whether you order seafood or a burger, you can't go wrong here. And don't get me started on the french fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Group of 5 had a great booth and a great waitsperson. I'm not a foodie, but I believe all were pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Bistro in Edina
    Rhino34VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I introduced friends to Salut - the food and service helped make this get together memorable - I had lobster bisque, salad, mussells and frites - Salut earned high marks for food presentation and taste - tres bien fait et merci.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of Sync
    TRandFriendsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've had numerous good experiences at Salut...including New Years Eve with a larger group...and all have been wonderful. This last experience fell short of that by far. Not so much with the food...good...not great, but the service was so lacking in the level I would have expected. Missing were a timely initial greeting, server follow up, and the last check in before our server left for the evening WITHOUT telling us, or that another server might follow up. So odd, so disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Caj89VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for my birthday dinner and it was wonderful! Ros was an awesome server with personality. My friend had the trout and said it was fabulous. I had the Friday special lobster and shrimp etoufee which was lovely!! We'll keep coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Seafood OMG
    jmecurry
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved being able to take advantage of a happy hour that starts at three and offers such high quality seafood such as crab cakes, mussels and oysters for such a reasonable price ($9)! Huge portions, endless baguettes and fabulous blueberry mojitos. What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening
    Bunny
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to Salut for our anniversary. The food and service was A+ - excellent. They have us a very delicious dessert to take home - complimentary. So nice - we really appreciated it. However, we did find one fault - the tablecloth - under the white table covering was very dirty. We told our server - as we thought it was something that they could fix before their next customer. The only thing that would make this French restaurant better would be to serve chocolate croissants (chocolade du pain) very French.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in Edina & best brunch
    Gr8Fun
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is one of my all time favorite home away from home restaurants. Great food, decor, service. You really can't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birch2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is our go to place when we want burger and fries-the best! Great ambiance, great servers (Jason is our favorite), convenient parking. On several occasions we've ordered their entrees but decided the burgers were better value, entrees too expensive when they don't include sides (a la carte)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    mn11111
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed Salut, the food and beverage was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    RH2HAUG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food wasn't that great. I got the chicken club sandwich and the chicken was rubbery and the sandwich was extremely messy and hard to eat. My husband got the Salmon and it was ok but way too oily. Would have been better with a cream based sauce. Overall, we thought the prices were high for the quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    Samswife
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Bartender, our server, the food, and the weather, all A+! Thank you Salute, for making our mother's 92nd birthday so fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MLtaxing
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love Salut and the food - waitress very unattentive at lunch - took an hour and a half...enough said
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday outing!
    firsttimedinning
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for a birthday and met with another couple. It was for a special event so we were willing to pay a little more and try a few new things like escargot and triple brie cheese. It was lovely.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    coriemtbikerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were able to arrive earlier than our 6 reservation and were pleasantly surprised by Salut's happy hour menu! Plus Blue Points oysters were on special so we made a meal off the HH menu & oysters followed by their fabulous salads!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Wheels2705
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a wonderful time here. First time back in Minneapolis with my wife since we found out she was pregnant. My parents took us out to celebrate and to plan the holidays. The atmosphere was perfect -- great weather while we sat outside. Our server (I forget her name, but she was great) made sure our drinks (non-alcoholic for my wife of course) were always full but also didn't interrupt our conversation and celebration. She also had recommendations ready, which I always appreciate as an indecisive eater. My wife got the Poullet Pilliard (Thursday special) and I got the hanger steak frites. Only complaint is that they were out of the horseradish crust, which the waitress recommended highly and then didn't have. Wish I could taste it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    GlennVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Although we've been to Salut several times for dinner, we had never gone for brunch. It was terrific... the pulled pork with egg was fantastic and my wife loved her omelet. We'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    LizLuvsFood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We came here for a birthday celebration and everything we ate was quite delicious. The frog legs were perfect, as were the escargot. I personally really enjoyed the salad I got, which was a combination of asparagus, snap peas, lettuce, pancetta, egg and artichoke. The carbonara was delicious. It was pretty heavy (as the dish typically is) and the ingredients tasted fresh. This being said, the star of the meal was the dessert. The creme brulee was absolutely perfect. Cool, creamy, with a nice sugar crust on top. We will be coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interview Lunch
    peggy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was good but the waitress was not. Brought me the wrong meal and seemed totally distracted. Didn't offer a dessert or anything for forgetting etc....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Tryitumightlikeit952
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Really enjoyed the night. Food was very good and our server was very attentive. Pacing was on the slower side, but never felt like we were forgotten. It allowed us to have a meal with great conversation without feeling like they were trying to "turn the table". Would defiantly be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.