Salut Bar Americain - Edina

4.6
3023 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3023 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I haven’t been to salut since the shut down and I’m saddened by the changes they’ve made. The croque madame was awful - what used the be on a delicious baguette with good ham, sauce, and cheese with an egg turned into a glorified breakfast sandwich on Texas toast. I’d believe the French would be greatly offended. I understand Covid has been hard on restaurants but don’t change the menu to ruin the experience of fine dining.

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VickiT
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so fun. The Cacio e Pepe is to die for. Great wine list!

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JeanneS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated our 30th Anniversary at this restaurant and were delighted with every aspect of the experience. The food was delicious, service by Nicole and other staff was excellent, and the patio ambience was lovely. Salut! has been our "go to" place for special occasions for years and we are never disappointed.

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vipJulianaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a really bad experience ! We waited for a our food more than an hour and I didn’t even get what I ordered. The server came back an hour after we ordered saying that it shouldn’t be long before we get our food. Two minutes later she said that the kitchen forgot to put our ticket in. She asked me : “ you ordered the walleye meunière,right?”
I ordered the Mussels de Paris, I said. Then she said they ran out of mussels and she forgot to tell me. Her excuse was that she has 2 areas she works and she’s busy, I was very disappointed that she wasn’t very apologetic and didn’t offer us any discount on the bill. More likely we won’t be back!

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EliS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good drinks, apps, and main course. Service was a bit slow, and the drink selection wasn't amazing but overall a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Felt great to be back at a favorite place!

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RCLR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, my wife's steak was not quite as done as she would have expected for a medium, but it was tasty. Service was excellent and it's a very nice place for a date.

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vipJamesC
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I wish you would vary the menu somewhat! It literally has not changed in all the years the place has been open. We so enjoy coming to visit and therefore we have to be creative to find something new which is what we did this time,

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Greateats18
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Very Covid safe. Can’t wait to eat at Salut again!

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vipLarryA
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Apparently they like to fill bad seating locations first. If you don’t speak up you will be seated at the least desirable location. This is contrary to good management principles. Seat bad locations last. Why penalize customers with reservations with bad options. It seems to be an open table curse. If you walk in you are seated in preferred locations. But if you reserve on OT you are deemed an undesirable. This is the fourth time using OT and the second time at this location.
Someone needs to wake up!

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vipPaulK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Waiter was very good. We had a great evening. We will be back.

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Greg
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality and very well prepared. We will definitely eat here again. Can’t wait to try the family takeout meals.

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vipTerri
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to be able to go back to Salut! We have missed this restaurant during the pandemic. They are doing everything right. Felt very safe.

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vipbarbara
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We felt you’d menu was lacking in choices. It seems to have been reduced in the last year. Did not realize of your added charge for staff.

CK
CaitlinK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic everything. Mushrooms were the best I’ve ever had. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I had a wonderful time!

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vipstevenc
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the wait staff was excellent, food and drinks the same. And it was so nice to be inside after the 2 shots (yay) and since it was chilly outside. Thanks! See you all soon.

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vipLindsey
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh I love Salut. From the Smokin' Cosmo, through the yummy baguette, on to the half roasted chicken with their fantastic fries, and ending in their incredibly rich and delicious chocolate pot de creme. It was the perfect place for a splurge of a dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fries and steaks excellent. Disappointed they now charge for bread. Also, I ordered the half chicken and I received 2 thighs instead of a breast and thigh. Sauce on chicken was way too overpowering. Took one bite and gave my husband the rest

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vipInterloper
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Poor Salut! I get that restaurants have been thru a lot, but it’s never good to take advantage of diners. Ordered a glass of wine. It was 1/2 a regular pour. Even our waiter questioned it. This was not a Happy Hour wine, we paid full price. Next! The bread! When they began charging for the bread, it was beautiful! Fabulous!! They’ve gone back to the stuff you got when it was free...so-so. I say charge more & give us the GREAT bread. And, quit skimping on the olive oil. You get about 1/2tsp 🤷‍♀️ Ridiculous!
The salmon you can order with a salad is poor quality & way over cooked.
This has been a go to restaurant for us since they opened. I am sad to see what has happened to it.
I miss Brunch. I do love to see the long time employees!!

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RichardC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful food and wine and birthday dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner after walking around the lake

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vipLisie
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe with Covid precautions. Service was attentive, prompt via a team effort.

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vipJohnE
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always dependable. French onion soup is delicious and the burger is terrific. The bacon on the burger is outstanding. Calamari is okay. Not bad and not wonderful. The lemon aioli is lovely, however.

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vipCowHunter2021
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Four of us ordered the Sunday supper special. The salad was mixed greens in a vinaigrette. The beef medallions had no taste. The salmon was over peppered, dry with no taste. The chicken was good, but lacking a bit. The server was fantastic and energetic. He should probably find a better restaurant. We were disappointed given the long-standing location and Parasole affiliation. We are huge fans of Manny’s, Pittsburgh Blue and Good Earth. My wife will not go back to Salut.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday special options were lovely, delicious and reasonably portioned. My husband and I really enjoyed our experience and would definitely return for the special on Sunday.

KJ
vipKirkJ
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on patio. Perfect experience.

LN
vipLilianaN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite places. Excellent food. Nice, casual atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average experience with some issues - odd seating arrangement at our table and awkward arrival experience. During my main course, I found that my meal was mixed with another dish (so not prepared correctly) - I asked my server about it who said it would be comped due to the error and the manager would be by. No manager came by. Then he decided not to comp it and offered a free dessert - then brought ice cream rather than the dessert I asked for. At that point, we just decided to call it a night.
Loved the soup as always. Husbands meal was decent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing; oysters and escargot were perfect

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CeceW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere
Kids friendly and great customer service

DS
DougS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Salut is a decent place, albeit overpriced for what you get. Cocktails were well made, but small and expensive. The food was decent, portion size was OK, but again, expensive. Five guys for dinner and drinks was $600 with tip. Service was just OK. Our waiter disappeared for awhile, but took decent care of us. Overall, I'm not sure I would return to Salut - it wasn't bad, but not much bang for your buck here.

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vipJeffreyF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels with a couple glasses of the white blend were exactly what I was craving!

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EmilyV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Salut provides a delightful dining experience. Attentive service without being overbearing, perfectly timed dishes (you're never left waiting and starving), and delicious meals. We started with escargot and oysters - flawless. Salmon Provencal and Hanger Steak entrees were perfect. Lemon Curd for dessert was a true treat. Fantastic adherence to COVID protocol, we will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is first rate. Highly recommend.

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ToddS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, but I don’t know that the social distancing guidelines were followed. Seemed like every booth and table were full. We won’t be back until we’ve had our vaccines.

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foodie
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was able to sit on the patio which was awesome, social distancing was practiced, food was great as always!

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vipdebbiej
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was great and the Mussels delicious! Our server was very attentive. And although it was a busy Friday evening, food abs drinks arrived promptly at our table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ! The oysters were spectacular!

SD
vipSavvyDiner
Minneapolis
78 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Salut is always a go to destination for us. Wonderful food, excellent staff and a pleasant atmosphere.

FAQs

Salut Bar Americain - Edina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 929-3764.

Salut Bar Americain - Edina is rated 4.6 stars by 3023 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.