Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.6
3009 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We are the brasserie down the block! Warm and welcoming, with an urbane wit and urban sensibility, it’s an afternoon hangout and an evening refuge with our bar open an hour after our kitchen closes. 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 snooty sommeliers. From the welcoming wine list, to the playful décor, to the genial buzz in the dining room, and two Event Spaces, 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. Call us to book one of our Family Style Feasts for carryout! Reservations required for all seatings (Covid-19 mandate). Please plan ahead!
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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
What 3009 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Salut in St. Paul! The happy hour deals were great, the service was professional, and the food was tasty. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Outside patio was COLD - no heaters. Had a drink and left to go elsewhere where we could sit inside. Indoors was very busy, atmosphere and food looked great!!

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Asklepios
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A reliable good eating time without much that's comparable in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice Mother’s Day brunch!

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novice
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I go to Salut for special occasions like wedding anniversaries, and it never disappoints. The calamari appetizer, the filet and salmon entrees, and the wines were all great. The menu is limited coming out of the pandemic, but what's on the menu is still very good. The service was very pleasant and attentive as well.

JS
JulieS
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had reservations and were told we were seated at the ‘VIP’ table. It was noisy and in the thoroughfare so definitely not a pleasant experience. The food was good but pricy for the entree’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date with wife since covid

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MDRUSH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here early for Mother’s Day. I was excited to try the mussels and lucky for me they were on the happy hour menu as well! Huge mussels and very tasty! My husband had oysters and he loved them. I was so full from the mussels that we decided to split a Caesar salad and the walleye meunière! Definitely NOT a disappointment. The salad actually had anchovies which made my husband very happy! I did without and still very creamy! We split the walleye and since my husband brings fish back from Canada- I have high expectations- again did not disappoint- lemon butter sauce with capers and crispy fish- what more could you ask? Unfortunately the asparagus we substituted was woody on one end but otherwise a great complement to the dish. My husband had the creme de pot for dessert and loved it. I had the creme brûlée- again I’m pretty picky, but the sugar glaze was burnt and the creme was way too sweet- but edible. All in all we were happy with our dinner and plan to be back!! Thanks for a great Mother’s Day
Dinner ( maybe you should have had a few specials on Saturday night too!!) our server Cassie was exceptional and kept our food and drinks coming- but wasn’t pushy- we appreciated that!!!

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GrovelandGrumbler
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Perhaps this is attributable to post COVID re-start, but the service was terrible and inattentive. We had to retrieve our own silverware, server did not check on our food after it was delivered, and I had walk the restaurant to find someone to ring our bill. Food was extremely slow coming out of the kitchen, and our steaks were slightly over-cooked (probably sat under the heat lamps awaiting our server). Despite all that, food was tasty.

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Dewey
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes

FW
FaeWay
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT service. Felt safe, we were 8’ from next table.

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Bosco
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The food was excellent.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Charming, quaint restaurant, able to to carry on a conversation and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience.

AH
vipAllenH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday meal

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STPFoodie
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut is one of my favorite hangouts! They have a great menu and whether inside or on the patio, I've always had great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio is lovely

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Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was fine but the food was overpriced, uninspired, and mediocre at best.

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SteveL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We waited for a long time for our food. We ordered impossible burger and short rib Tagine. The Burger was so dry and the rice in the tagine was way overcooked. It’s not worth the price we paid for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Maybe a bit cool for outdoor dining but quite enjoyable nonetheless. This was our first dining out experience in more than 15 months and we know why we have missed it so much. Service was a little slow, I think because the server was trying to handle too many tables. The food was quite good which we have always found to be the case at Salut.

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Frenchy
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bar high top tables near the open French doors. Excellent service. Ditto on food!

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PETERD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very pleasant and appropriate for a Grand Avenue cafe. The service was exceptional; not intrusive but our needs were well met and addressed. The food was prepared very nicely and the flavors were authentic. The price was reasonable and the evening enjoyable primarily because of the staff.

RP
RussellP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

On this occasion we all ordered the Sunday 3 course special. I had the Tenderloin medallions, which were overcooked, not lightly sautéed. The Demi glace was bland. My wife’s salmon was unevenly cooked.

The Cesar salad was nice, crisp.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to salut for the seafood tower and they are not serving that currently and the menu was pretty limited to their standard fare.

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AnneL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, and had very good service. I enjoy this menu, with a variety of selections and prices. Our mussels were outstanding! And the Pomme Frites delicious! I recommend both.

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Maggie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that is taking COVID precautions seriously, while at the same time maintaining warmth, friendliness and quality.

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Carol
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I am a regular at Salut but must say I was very disappointed with the food quality. My salad was dry, the Parmesan crisps were stale and my steak undercooked. My husbands meal was good but mine was awful. Service was good but for a $20 salad, it should be good.

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AmyW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut was perfect spot for date night! Delicious food and drinks, and superb service!

JM
JuliasMom
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, good prices. Great menu options for kids, fun mocktails as well as a stellar wine list.

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jimg
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I usually have great food at Salut but not this time. The beef medallions were overcooked and dry. I should have sent them back, but didn't.
The service started good and then the server disappeared. I waited a long time to order a second glass of wine; then, there was a long wait until the wine came.

NP
NewPatron
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner! Atmostphere was inline with what we expected, high wine prices kept us from getting a bottle, but food and service was excellent!

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Brian
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We will be back to enjoy the patio. Thank-you!

DM
DanielM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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FrankA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our go to places for special celebrations. The food is always great. They offer a limited menue that changes regularly, but they do what they do really well.

LC
vipLorenC
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salut is always a nice place to gather with friends. I was very disappointed in the minimal Happy Hour selections and no food on the menu. It used to be a great place for Happy Hour. Not anymore

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Spike
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I understand why it’s happening now but I was very disappointed at the limited number of items on menu. Shrimp cocktail was really great but the most I’ve had to pay for that is $15.00. Also think trust me when I say “mine is 10 times better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good. Server forgot to put our order in so food took forever. Food was a little bland.

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vipCatherine330
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was lovely to be back. The arrangement of the tables makes it feel very safe. The food was delicious, but the walleye was skimpy. There was nothing to sop up the lemon caper sauce with—it needed bread or rice or something. There was no acknowledgement of my birthday even though the reservation mentioned it. Service was great. I’d go there again in a minute. I’d order the fish again. It was delicious.

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jimg
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had salmon on the three course Sunday Supper. Overall, the food was great except:
1. The asparagus was tough.
2. I enjoyed the topping on the salmon, but it was very spicy (even hot). That was OK for me but it might be overwhelming for some.

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vipSusan
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters are back! Hard to find in Mn in the last year. Such good service, attentive but not intrusive. I love Salut!

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Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul is rated 4.6 stars by 3009 OpenTable diners.

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