Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

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2508 reviews
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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, 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. In this sense, Salut is a dual citizen: Authentically French! Book the Le Grand Boeuf family-style feast, serving 8-10 people.
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Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service!!! Got the mixed greens salad with salmon and it was so delicious!! Had a glass of red burgundy-omg, an excellent wine!!! A delightful experience. Thank you!!!

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C
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten many times at Salut, this evening the disappointed.
Of our five entrees the mussels and the mushroom pasta were both very good.
The pepper pasta, the margarita pizza and a steak sandwich seemed below Salut standards.
Cocktails were very good , service was very good.

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NL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous; the food, the service and the ambiance.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always am impressed by the service. The menu is varied so everyone finds what they want. Good value. Usually parking available- but not this time

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RH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brie appetizer tasty - it was real small to share with 4 - but it was good! Steak Sandwich tender and seasoned lightly. Small but nice draft beer selection and wine. Great spot for dinner with friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a few minutes late, but they honored our reservation. They gave us the option to sit at a table in the bar area, or wait a few minutes to sit at a table in the dining room. They asked if we were going to a special event, we said we were, and they responded that they wanted to gets fed and on our way with time to spare.

The food and drinks were great, as usual, and the server was very attentive and responsive, even though she seemed to be covering the entire (full) bar area!

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N
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We frequent Salut. I think they have good drinks and pretty good food. Ambiance - depends on where you are seated, if you're seated way in the back in one of their rooms separate from the main dinning area you feel like you're the only one in the restaurant dinning by yourself. Apart from Salut's fault the parking is atrocious and we had our car broke into leaving two side windows smashed out. Not sure if I will be back mostly due to the lack of secure parking.

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KD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had visited on Saturday for brunch and was so impressed I made reservations for Monday evening. Will certainly be back.

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DE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have never had a bad meal here. They understand allergies and the chefs are very careful.

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MN
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

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GD
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our first time to Salut in St. Paul. We enjoyed the crab cakes and mussels. Food was delicious. The service however was very slow and had to track down our waiter twice. Once after our food arrived and again to get our check. The second time he made a sarcastic remark about us beckoning him which was not appreciated. The restaurant was not very busy so I am not sure what was happening.

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D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Went for Anniversary. I thought for the prices it was going to be a nicer ambience. The food was good but thought high price for what you got.

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. My husband’s filet was a little bit overdone on one side.

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was great! Not enough for the price. Also we had a few gift card we wanted to use- as we don’t frequent expensive restaurants. They honored their Parasole gift card- but said the Visa gift card and the Bremmer bank card were no good. These cards had $50, and $25 on them respectively. And this establishment would NOT honor them. We were very disappointed- and will not be going back. Again, a very disappointing experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to stop after shopping for wedding dresses!

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CN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was amazing! We enjoy the wall decor very much whenever we dine here.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the spacious but adorable and quiet dining room and the great service. My friend enjoyed her omelette with hollandaise sauce and Salut's special, creamy hash (that I got to taste!). I loved the chicken and vegetable crepe, though I would have preferred it without the chicken. The mixed green salad was not to my liking.

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t
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Love the mussels Been going there for years. Nice happy hour.

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P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to when in Saint Paul. Baguette is worth the $2.00. Crab cake is excellent.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was attentive and patient with us. Brunch was wonderful along with nice drinks and excellemt coffee.

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JO
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, but we also had an excellent waiter Willie.

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KM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I've eaten at Salut before and enjoyed it, but this trip was very dissatisfying. I made a reservation and we were seated immediately, but we sat for 15 minutes before finally flagging someone down. She left to find out who was supposed to serve our table and it was another 10 minutes before someone returned. The restaurant was not full, but it took a long time to receive our food and our bill. We were comped an appetizer, which was nice.

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B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance! The food is nicely seasoned…not the usual MN bland. At the same time, their menu has a wide ranges of choices, something for everybody. We wearing aids and it was refreshing to eat where conversations are not drowned out by somebody's choice of background music. Not only were we there for a birthday, but also Salut Bar Americain has become our place of choice to take visitors.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and atmosphere was great! Unfortunately our waitress disappeared for long periods of time. When she would appear we got the impression that she was annoyed with us. Other than our waitress, we enjoyed our experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The server seemed disinterested in our group. We were there for a birthday and the birth day person’s meal was asked to be split by the others in the group. The meal was put all on one of the tabs which showed the server didn’t pay much attention to detail.

The food was basically ok. The steak I had was cooked correctly but lacked much for taste and was chewy. The potatoes were good. The drinks were very good.

All places have off nights and it was our first time here.
It’s certainly a place trying and experiencing for yourself the location and parking is decent which is a plus.

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p
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They're predictable, and the food is interesting and well prepared.
The service is usually good -- the one problem on this visit was that the server, after leaving the check, wandered off and spend a while lollygagging with customers at another table rather than taking care of our payment.

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BV
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was Great

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a blast! Absolutely loved our date night our with great wine, food, desert and spectacular service. Cheers!

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W
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful meal, the half chicken and duck are our go to dishes. Shrimp cocktail was superb. Service was spotty, it was quite busy. Drinks came slowly. Order was incorrect but you roll with it.

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H
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

To be honest, we were rather disappointed with our last experience. We had been there many times over the years and were just there, before the holidays, alway enjoying the food, service and ambiance. This most recent visit, however, we experienced a very “by the numbers” food and service. The food was okay, not great. It seemed not quite seasoned enough. Not bad, just okay. Maybe they were rushed to get food out. Similar with cocktails or mocktails, they seemed not quite right. Maybe not mixed well. Like the food, the drinks seemed to have all the right ingredients but they seemed just thrown together. Service was also very off. We were told by our server that our apps were ready and we weren’t in a rush but then they didn’t show up for quite awhile. While checking in on us after entrees were delivered, walking off before we had a chance to answer the question “how is everything?” made the question seem really perfunctory. I share some of my entree on the bread plate and that was cleared, without asking, before my wife finished it. Finally, our bill was delivered after we ordered dessert but before the dessert was actually delivered, again without comment. No “no rush” or “when you are ready”. We were there no more than 80 minutes between being seated and paying so it wasn’t like we were hogging a table. We made a reservation and showed up on time. All in all, this last dining experience felt very slipshod and by the numbers. A very average dinner.

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D
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being busy, the waitstaff were very attentive.

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places! Love the decor and food. Service was good, as always.

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was awesome. The food wasnt great but if was.. good. We like you guys

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G
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant. It had excellent food and nice ambience. Service was very friendly, but a little slow. Difficult to park. Parking lot was full.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the sea bass, fantastic and the Crème Brûlée was even better. Great service, great meal, great drinks, great place!

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Salut - always what I expect!!
Glad there are more than one location!!

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice lunch! We were dining with a baby in a carrier, and the hostess put us in the best possible place, with room to spread out a bit and not inconvenience other diners. Our server, Kyle was delightful! Very enjoyable experience. Thank you!

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AD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything is great there! The menu has many good choices.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive waitress who did a great job with our party of 8

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GC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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