Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul
Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salutbaramericain.com/
  • Phone: (651) 917-2345
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul does not accept reservations for Patio seating. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Leonhardi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On-site private dining is available for groups up to 50. Please call Larissa LaMere at 651.917.2345 for details.
  • Special Events: Purchase Parasole Holiday Gift Cards, and boost your holiday spending power by 25% free. Available in any denomination, offered Nov 1 through Dec 24 and redeemable after Dec.25, 2014.

    Purchase yours at parasole.com, by calling 1-866-541-4438 (GIFT), or at the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milton Avenue
  • Public Transit: Easy access via the main bus line off of Grand Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Off-street, residential parking on surrounding streets is also available, but please be aware of parking restrictions. Grand Avenue meter parking is free after 6pm. The parking lot next to Salut is free, but space is extremely limited. Please obey all signage within that lot. Call for valet parking hours.
A word from Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul
Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul 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. In this sense, Salut is a dual citizen: Authentically French! Book the Le Grand Boeuf family-style feast, serving 8-10 people. Call Liz Jobe to make your reservation 651.917.2345.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (99)great for outdoor dining (97)fit for foodies (73)special occasion (61)great for lunch (47)good for groups (43)great for brunch (41)romantic (22)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (17)notable wine list (13)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Excellent repeat rendezvous
    notforreal
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    We have taken a friend from Massachusetts here several times over the years. This year we did not hesitate to choose Salut again and we were again very happy with the choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    diner
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We have been very happy with all of our previous Salut experiences. The last time we went, however, was quite an exception. The quality of the food had diminished substantially. The walley was bland. The steak sandwich seemed to have a microwaved bun. Even the bread was salty! A burned grilled cheese sandwich for a 7 year old was not replaced and left on our bill. It will be sometime before we return, if ever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marginal at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    My wife and I had received a Gift card for any Parasol restaurant and decided to try Salute on Grand Ave. Our reservation was for a early Sunday at 6:00pm and we arrived 15 minutes early. We were sat immediately and the restaurant was only 25% full. It took over 5 minutes for our server to do their initial greeting to us which seemed like a really long time since they were not busy. She did not introduce herself and we had to ask if there were any specials that evening. No appetizer suggestions nor any cocktail highlights. Just order taking. We ordered the Salmon and lentils and the nightly special a encrusted skate with roasted veggies. The salmon was done well and my wife enjoyed all of it. The special on the other hand was dry and flavorless. Oh well. My wife and I are ideal customers as we ordered an appetizer, 2 glasses of wine and a dessert driving our check to $89 for the evening for 2 people. We were never approached by a manger to inquire about our evening and that may be due to not being the policy of the restaurant. Oh well. The evening was marginal at best and on the way out the door I noticed 2 people in the bar area having dinner. I approached the table and laid the gift card with the remaining balance ($10) on their table and wished them a Merry Christmas. Oh well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Makes a great impression
    novice
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a great dining experience with a job candidate here. The soup, salad, entrees, and desserts were all wonderful. The happy hour wine offering wasn't spectacular, but still a good deal. Overall, the candidate was impressed and we all had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner before the show.
    Emmm
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Glad we had made reservations for 6:15 on a Saturday evening, outside there would have been a short wait. We were seated at a table along the wall by a window which had a draft. The food was excellent, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mon Dieu!
    David
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always, the food was great and the menu has many, many selections. The full bar has lots of variety. My sister was visiting for the weekend and we were going to the opera so we had dinner at Salut before the performance. I called to 5 or 6 places in the area and nobody except for Salut would take a reservation at 5:30pm. Since it is one of my favorites in the twin cities, I was happy to take her there. She loved the food and the atmosphere and she tried octopus for the first time and loved that too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A French Gem in St. Paul
    SMarner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A gem of a restaurant in St. Paul. My wife and I love the atmosphere. The service is helpful and excellent. Food is well prepared, balanced, and visually pleasing. I asked for their recipe on an item, it was that good. If you haven't been, GO!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service plus
    Blackjack
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went to Salut before the Wild game and the food was very good but the service was outstanding. Thanks for a nice Pregame dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice menu but fair food
    ScottS4057
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great location, setting, atmosphere food was a let down. Two parts of our order were messed up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    FishVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    When we arrived I was disappointed that it was not the typical menu because it was a weekend. Our group was very pleased with our good and we will return. The ham in the breakfast choices was the best we ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting food & variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was treating French client and liked the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    we've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Flychick
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had Brunch on Sunday. Sat at the bar and had great service with some awesome recommendations from our server. Highly recommend. Great seafood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a relief
    wanderer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    we were so tired after 2 days of teaching and went for dinner. The waiter nurtured us, the food was delicious, fresh and perfect. I really appreciated all the aspects of a restaurant able to accommodate us and transform a hungry, exhausted group into a feeling the support of what the world can bring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not appreciate recommendation
    Realist
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The actual dish I ordered was not available that night. OK, no big deal, stuff happens. I ask the waitress for a recommendation, she comes back with a cut-rate spaghetti dish, in a French restaurant. I can make something better in my own kitchen, guess next time I will and skip this disaster of a restaurant. Almost ruined my night, thank the Gods that Billy's was a block away and I could drink that memory away. The French have let down America again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service
    JoanieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    this is a great go to restaurant and reservation are amazingly easy on open table..thursday nights are fabulous with their chicken special ask for a booth if you want a cozy spy to sit or the barroom is relaxing too the brunch on sunday is very delicious too...pur favorites french onion soup. dijon salmon, fresh green beans as a side, cob salad, cesear sale, hanger steak, sea bass, lentils with mustard chicken ..and of course the amazing freshly baked and warm french bread that comes with salted butter. great wait staff too and just generally wonderful once a week go to place love the feel of the restaurant and the music is a bit loud for my taste and needs to be a bit more mellow and european
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Berrie's...
    SafariRomantic
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Indeed I counted 4 berries on my so called brioche french toast D.. hmmm seriously I can get better french toast for under $9 dollars vs. a whopping $12. However the salmon Omelet was excellent, most - rich - and good amount of smoked salmon A+ Overall a great brunch experiences, just make sure you are getting special items vs. like myself the poorly executed french toast. BTW their normal Bloody-mary mix is spice, its awesome but be warned :-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    birthday
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have always had a good dining experience at this restaurant. The past two weeks I have had the same waiter and service was very poor. He forgot things, left table for up to 30 mins before returning and was wrong on his description of one of the specials.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service great, food ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Walleye was below average, pork flat iron was undercooked, apps were great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When in St. Paul
    JoeIIIVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Whenever we visit St. Paul, Salut is on our calendar. If we are there for a few days, we visit multiple times. Brung from Charleston, SC where there is an abundance of ultra fine restaurants, we know how to appreciate fine establishments. Salut fits the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sea Food
    Happydinner
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The place was clean and welcoming. very nice deck area on the outside. Good Happy Hour place. The service was slow and inattentive. When I got a cup of coffee after dinner, it was warm not hot. The wait staff told us they were short of staff, but the place was not that busy at the time. The food was wonderful, but a bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed Sunday brunch with French inspired menu items and ambiance. Great coffee and very tasty food. Not a run-of-the-mill menu but an interesting and mouth-watering selection. Excellent service. Definitely returning for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and our waitress was awesome! She was so energetic and personable plus helpful and very intuitive. She also brought us a special anniversary dessert. Such a delightful evening. Our food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another time
    dickg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Salut has such good vibes that we visit on a regular basis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Paris in Minnesota
    DahBoyz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love the food and the atmosphere...right down to the baguettes and salty butter. I even love the water bottles. Just like all those wonderful memories of eating in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fries!
    hungry
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Salut. We were surprised by happy hour $5 glasses of decent wine. My chicken special seemed to have too sweet a sauce. Other entrees were fine. Two of four desserts were sent back, but the other two were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great evening
    DebiVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food and service were both exceptional. We enjoyed beverages from the bar, and both of us had very different meals that were so good. I love Salut! It is one of my "go to" spaces for both lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio!
    HardToPlease
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    If you're looking for a lovely lunch spot on a warm, sunny day this is the place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good times
    dineSaintPaul
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Met with friends, having asked for quiet table. Worked out very well. Attentive but not intrusive server and really tasty food. Good place for a no-rush conversation. The fish dishes were particularly delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knick2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent service. We were warmly greeted and service was quiet, unassuming, and prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Brunch
    jenna777
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has the best brunch I've ever had. Their creamy hash is to die for! One of these days I'll have to go there for more then just brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • newbie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful place for brunch on the weekend. Choice of breakfast and/or lunch menu. Fabulous food. Loved the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late night dinner
    MikeMc
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One of the things we look for is a late night restaurant that is open after 10:30 AND which still offer good food and excellent service. Salut has always been this way and this visit was the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Salut is my go-to place; never a complaint about the food. The waitress this time was distracted it seemed, but overall she was prompt and efficient. That's an anomaly for Salut. Can't get enough of the Bearnaise sauce for the fries! Come check it out?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice experience except hostess
    LackingService
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had a great experience except when I first arrived. The hostess was horrible and rude. She almost made me leave. I have never had so much attitude from one person in my life. She was very short with me and made a point to not answer my question, she just ignored me and helped the next person behind me. I didn't let her ruin my brunch and the rest of the staff was great. the waitress was amazing and very informative. all in all a good experience. Would have been a great experience if the hostess was not there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful patio
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Table on the patio. Omelette and croissants for brunch. Smiling and efficient waitress. What could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    janebe
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've been to Salut often. This was the worst experience I had. The waitress was short & not very friendly; she was inattentive, never asked if we needed anything more, never asked if I wanted another drink, etc. The salad I had seemed to have no dressing on it. I won't rush to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a great waiter--very friendly and helpful. Food was good, fast and service was terrific
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    JuliasMom
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was disappointed in the service we experienced when we went to Salut for our anniversary. Even though I had let them know we were celebrating, no one mentioned it the entire time we were there. Instead, our server complained she was working a double shift, could not remember the specials, and was generally inattentive. Food was great, and for a casual meal I'd visit again, but for our next special occasion we'll go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    PassingThrough
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Enjoyed a fabulous meal with great service from Kyle! Four of us different tastes yet aquite satisfied. Hangar steak by far the favorite item ordered but burgers & pasta enjoyable as well! Will definitely go back when in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.