Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

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$31 to $50
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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! Salut always seats the patio on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservations.
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MJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good waiter adding to the fun with friends. Clean and good food and did not hurry us.

CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve been to Salut many times over the years and generally had a good experience. It’s been more than a year since I’ve gone and found the service was horrible and the good was boring and bland. Overall a very disappointing experience.

HB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server put Salut over the top with a five star rating. I'm sorry I don't recall her name but very professional and personable. She added to a great dinning experience with my family.
Thank you

JL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Crab Cake Oscar is good for me. I celebrated my birthday there that night and thanks for providing the candle(small firework) on the cake! I had a great night, thank you!

C
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

terrible drink- way too sweet
terrible beef tartar
terrible expresso

EL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At last! A place where a vegetarian can enjoy a "real" entrée rather than be limited to some variation of greens and raw vegetables. And while being surrounded by lovely ambiance and music that so wonderfully "musical" rather than the pounding beat-beat-beat at so many restaurants. Well don!
Salut Bar Americain is my go-to place for a all that is the best when dining with friends! THANK YOU!

GM
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place. Excellent menu--great food and wonderful service. It is a real neighborhood gem. But I drive all the way from Eden Prairie to enjoy this restaurant.

AC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salut is always a solid choice. The food is good, service is nice and professional and atmosphere is classic.

GF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, wait staff very friendly, food was good

LL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her wedding party and I went here after picking out their bridesmaid dresses. It was such a lovely place to celebrate! The mimosas were perfect, not too sweet, and the hash was delicious! Our waitress and the rest of the serving staff were friendly and prompt, it really added to a special day!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Soups were terrible, service was slow despite no customers in the restaurant. Prices much too high for food quality.

BM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Salut has a really nice formula. We go there a lot and enjoy the quality of the food at the pricepoint. The steak frites is always on point. Their oysters are really good. The Mother's Day brunch is AMAZING. Service is generally really good. Their wine is a good value. We will be back many times!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfortable atmosphere. Good food at a decent price. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff

H
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest and most attentive wait staff! Always a great idea to go to Salut on Grand!

OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for lunch when I am entertaining for a business or personal occasion.

GM
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were so good we ordered seconds. We had a steak with fries and it was outstanding. The bean side dish was great. We had a wonderful bottle of wine and throughly enjoyed our evening. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a chicken entree that was rather dry and tasteless. Very disappointed. Daughter had mussels and loved them. I may stick to an appetizer next time.
Service was great and daughter received a complimentary birthday dessert. She loves their Creme Brule!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive staff and management making sure all was taken care of properly.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rebecca is an amazing server !

NY
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family loves Salut. We go at least once or twice a month. The food is consistently good, and service is great. Today I had the soup of the day (vegetable and corn) which was delicious! It was a great meal, as always.

g
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waitress was terrible. She gave incorrect information about the omelet of the day which had to be remade, she brought a side of jam to the table that was never requested, it took her 20 minutes to bring the check & another 15 minutes to come back and collect payment.... Horrible service!

m
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superb service, unique touch to menu items that made them delicious!

MD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every entrée that we had was very good. The portions were the right size, and service was attentive. the desserts took a bit longer to come to the table than expected.

M
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here before, and we were very pleasantly surprised.
We arrived early enough to get some happy hour specials, and the tab was also very reasonable.
Very good pizza, beet salad, and meatballs. Also a pork schnitzel special that was delicious.
We will be back.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I have been going to Salut regularly since they opened. This was my first disappointing dinner. The waiter was unfriendly, unhelpful and didn’t know the menu. When asked about the oysters he said they had east coast and west coast but couldn’t/wouldn’t elaborate. He dumped food on the table, I ended up making room for the oysters as he set them down and said here and walked away. When asked about the specials he pointed at a booklet and said they were in the booklet. The menu was uninspired and apparently calling potatoes frites made the dinner French inspired. The pasta had no flavor, the short ribs were tender but bland. The crab cake was good (though had a few bits of shell) but the asparagus was woody and dry.

The best part was the Halloween candy they had. We grabbed a couple of packets of m&ms on the way out and had those for dessert when we got home

The bathroom was a mess, stalls didn’t have toilet paper and toilet paper pieces littered the floor.

Apparently the St. Paul location was sold and has a new general manager. The only person who seemed to have their act together was the hostess. I used to rave and recommend this place as one of the best places to go. It will take a lot to convince me to go back. It’s heartbreaking to see one of your favorites become so disappointing.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Busy but was great to get a table on a short notice! We love the fries!

LP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rebecca, was absolutely delightful. Not overly attentive or hovering about the table, but quick to meet our needs and with good humor. I love the Burger Bar Americain and fries, but there are many other menu items I've had and always enjoyed. I know I'll have a good meal in a good atmosphere at Salut.

C
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We were a table of 4 people who hadn't seen each other in a long time, which was a good thing because the service was very slow. the food was adequate. We have been to Salut many times before and have had really great service and food which is why we keep coming back. must have been an off night.

EM
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, fun, pleasant atmosphere. Server was somewhat gruff.

L
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there on a busy Saturday evening. Food was very good and dependable as usual, except they were already out of one of the specials by 6:30. Server was a bit overstretched. He never even had time to come back and ask us how our meal was.

JM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

We love the food, drinks, and atmosphere! Our server though kept forgetting different drinks and food, overall they were fine but not the normal quality of service we get from this restaurant.

DC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a comfortable booth, with tasty food and drink.

RC
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we asked to be seated in a quiet area for the restaurant and was happily accommodated.

G
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place for a lunch rendezvous with out of town friends! The waiter, Kyle, was just amazing; attentive, charming and humorous! The food was good quality as well as our French 75 cocktails. Very friendly staff overall.

GF
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best fries around, and good HH deals!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday and we enjoyed dinner with friends. Only complaint was that staff and guests kept running into his chair. We obviously had a reservation, so a booth or less busy spot was expected (though not asked for, our bad).

SD
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was good however the service was slow. They were busy but we waited about 20 minutes for our entree.

SE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the meal. My one disapointment was the staff rushed the entree to the table before clearing our appetizer plates. We saw this happen to the table next to us so I know it was not just a one time circumstance. I can imagine that the kitchen was very busy and the staff maybe was overwhelmed on a Friday night.

Besides that minor inconvenience, the food was great and the ambiance was enjoyable. Thank you!

b
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

About a year ago I think I complained that the Cob Salad was not as big as it used to be. Now, it’s not only smaller, but on a smaller plate too. Instead of three halves of hard boiled egg, you get one half.

VY
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch for friends, family and business colleagues. Great service, selection and environment. Soup and Salad duo was perfect. Will be back.

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