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
176 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)great for outdoor dining (71)fit for foodies (67)great for lunch (62)special occasion (56)good for groups (40)romantic (33)great for brunch (31)kid-friendly (26)hot spot (19)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (9)scenic view (8)Show More
  • service poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It took too long to order, get food, then have dessert
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet