Salut Bar Americain - Edina

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$30 and under
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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.
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j
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Excellent service from our server. Manager lingered too long at table.

DB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed that some of the entrees listed on your website were not available for our meal. Ex: rabbit, duck, lamb. That is the reason why I would want to go to a French restaurant in the first place--to eat food that we can't get in American restaurants.

f
Minneapolis
180 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We love Salut. Always great food. Last night our service was terrible. Server made us wait for 15 minutes before taking our drink order and then at least another 15 minutes before checking to take our order. Hopefully it was just an off night.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic French bistro food

l
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Split a salad, (Endive and Pear was good) then entrees came out at same time. No spacing between courses. Scallops were chewey, seemed slightly underdone. Sauce underneath was gooey.
Didn't notice 3% Employee Wellness Service charge until we got home. HATE hidden charges, but at least have the courage to call it what it is, a surcharge.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant all the way around! Thank you...the food was very good and the servers very nice...I will definitely return and will recommend the restaurant to my friends and colleagues.

KS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch. They did a great job accommodating a party of 13!

H
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gulf shrimp appetizer has a beautiful dry ice presentation! The filet was grilled to perfection and I ordered mushrooms on the side which were out of this world. Anniversary dinner date ~ highly recommend!

O
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Daniel, was outstanding!!!

ML
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were seated and waited on promptly. We had a nice time and a nice lunch. The food and wine were good, but not outstanding. I like this restaurant and will go back

DK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch, and parking in the ramp out back was free and easy!! Loved it. I will definitely return.

j
Minneapolis
698 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy this place for lunch. Occasionally I come here for diner. Our waiter was very helpful and I was able to order an omelet of my choice. it was delicious. Thank you.

JS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal experience. The only desire is that it would have been great if it were a bit quieter than it was. We were hoping for something a bit more cozy and quiet. However, the food and service was incredible and would go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server not happy about us ordering their good onion soup for a table of 4. Water glasses not filled. We were in the middle of a noisy desert. Oh and the table ordered a glass of wine and a cosmo. Cosmo took 20 mins to get

b
Fargo
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at 6:30, the restaurant was full. We had great service and our food was even better, highly recommend Saluts

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Great for a date. Great atmosphere.

SF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful menu. Love it that Monday nights are 'Julia Child Night.' Always great service and the ambience is charming.

TS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My friend and I met for dinner. She asked for tuna rare and I asked for my steak medium-rare. Both were overcooked. Both were almost medium-well. Aside from that, it's a very fun place.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my birthday special!

RJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, nice restaurant. I think that they might have been down a server or two that night. Our server was good but she seemed a little overstretched.

EA
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice family dinner at Salut on 50th. Food was very good and service was excellent. A little irritating that you have to spend $2 to get bread, when the entrees are $25-35/each.

LE
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our service was slow at first/wine/cocktail. Overall a great dinner. Still think it is a shame to charge for bread.

T
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut is one of my very favorite restaurants! We love the French onion soup, the lamb meatballs or sliders, the bouillabaisse, the bread, the crab cakes, and we haven’t tried everything on the menu but I’m sure it’s all delicious. I like that I can make a reservation so I don’t have to wait. This restaurant is usually quite busy.

BT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut is an excellent restaurant for date night. My wife and I made it early enough to enjoy happy hour with some great selections. The bread and butter is amazing, a must have! We were treated to some lemon pepper popcorn, awesome. We each tried something new for dinner and enjoyed the steaks sandwich and soup. Creme brûlée for dessert, fabulous. We will be back, soon.

TG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was extremely disappointing. Breaded pork was tuff, tasteless. Pears on the salad were dry and not ripe.

KS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t like paying for others health insurance when I also have to pay for my own.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came to celebrate our daughter’s 16th birthday & my husband’s too . They are bone o n the same day.
The server was very busy & took a long time to greet our table. He was friendly, but took a very long time to deliver our drinks & seemed to have too many tables to take care of ours. He took our order & I thought he wrote down . The food came out & he didn’t check on us for a long g time. The filet was over cooked & very burned. He didn’t really ask us how there dinner was over all. He did remember that we had two birthdays to celebrate, but by that time it was so late for us. This was an $$$ night out and just so very disappointing evening out!!!

MM
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is consistently good. My husband especially enjoys the crab cake dish. I got a hamburger this time and found it to be very satisfying. We miss the bread that we used to love and would have been happy to pay for. They now charge for a larger chunk - but this recipe is not the same as the old one. We won't be ordering that again. The bill was quite a bit higher than we expected partially due to the drink tab. The drinks he gets in other restaurants at $11.00 were $14.00.

M
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here!

s
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a few to get a server, but once we were “found” everything was great.

T
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always especially good.

S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic short ribs with pasta. Excellent wine list and cocktails. service is attentive, but not annoying.

D
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We never had to wait; our party of 6 was seated immediately. Jordan, our server was amazing. Gave us helpful recommendations and was so professional and friendly.

R
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for a night out. The food is wonderful and the staff couldn't be better. Of course we will be back.

d
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a larger group. Service was top notch and we all really enjoyed the food.

F
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The service was great, too--we told the server that we were on a tight time line, so she served us promptly including bringing the bill so we didn't have to wait for it.

T
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our first visit in years. Had reservation and were seated promptly. Service was spotty at best
2 different starter salads both well presented and tasty. Pasta of the day and Crab Cake Oscar were very good. Hot, bold, black coffee significant;y better than the dessert which accompanied the coffee.
Making plans to return for another visit.

T
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything great, except not being credited with our OpenTable reservation

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual.

SQ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I would still recommend Salut to friends, based upon my past dining experiences, which have mostly been excellent. However, this time, the French Onion soup was not as tasty, nor as cheesy as in the past, and over-filled with bread in the cup.
Dinner portions were markedly smaller....my Herb Roasted half chicken was very tasty, but very tiny, more the size of a Cornish Hen --- which is not what I was expecting based on past experience ordering this entree. The skin was not crispy for having been 'roasted', as it was in the past---though that may have been at least a year ago. Perhaps a new chef??? Still it was apparent that portion sizing had decreased -- again, comparing to past experiences.
The French Onion Soup burger was short on caramelized onions and cheese with a huge bun than over-powered the much smaller beef patty. Our waitress was exceptional and everyone appreciated her attentiveness and great personality.