Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

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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
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Enjoyable drinks. Cheese plate was yummy. Pork chop was good!

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, couldn't have had a better first time experience. Our waitress was on point with refills, asking questions, she answered some as well. Over all 10 out of 10

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary there and LOVED it! It was our first time there and definitely would go back! Thank you!

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RK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, it was okay. A burger for $16 seems high. Drinks are overpriced. The server did not check on us after we got our food, until we were already done eating. That was very disappointing.

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AL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night out.

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N
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night.

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C
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Been here many times, though not in the last year. Have to say, still love this restaurant but found the food to be disappointing this time around. Too much time in between courses, food over cooked and lacking that ‘fresh’ French flavor. Don’t know if there’s been a change in leadership or just a general feeling of mundane routine in the kitchen, but it showed in what was presented at the table.

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LV
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I go to Salut several times a year for special occasions and date nights and am usually impressed in every way. This time was different, which was a shame, since I was there for an anniversary dinner with my husband. We sat inside , as the patio was packed and I didn't want to wait, which was fine. Our waitress appeared to only be attending to inside tables (not busy) but had an attitude that made us feel rushed throughout the dinner. the pace of the meal was hasty and we weren't even asked about dessert before being presented with the bill. My food wasn't cold but certainly wasn't hot and my husband's chicken was "rubbery" and overcooked. I'm disappointed because I've had such good experiences here in the past.

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C
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends getting together for lunch. Had a great time and a great meal

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UM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Host was so rude to our party. Totally made up by servers and food. Get rid of the negative host and your business will be near perfect.

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Such a nice place to sit and enjoy!! Attentive wait staff.

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PC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was very good off the happy hour and regular menu. The service was a little uneven but think the server had her hands full with the volume.

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SJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pretty restaurant. Good food and very attentive waitress

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome experience at Salut on Grand Avenue this past Saturday. We were celebrating my daughter’s graduation from St Thomas. Our customer service was great from the manager adjusting our reservation time for 9 people, the hostesses and their welcome and helping us to sit outside, and our server Kyle. And the food was great! We highly recommend! Thank you!

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B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved table for 10 for birthday party. They gave us a private table in a smaller room off the main restaurant which was perfect for our needs. Service was attentive and the food was really good. I appreciated the ability to have space to ourselves for the celebration.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!

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E
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time for my guest who loved the menu options and became a fan of the french fries with bernaise sauce. And my guest introduced me to the baked brie. Service was excellent and we had a lovely meal without being rushed. Great experience.

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G
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except service was slow. It took about 40 min from order to food being served. I think that for a business lunch clientele, that is too slow.

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GG
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Martinis price is high at $16.00. Really? Grey Goose vodka martini is typically around 12-15 max. Even at high end steak house. Maybe take a look at that? Otherwise it was a great meal!!

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JL
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent ambiance; food is good. Unfortunately the service was not that good this time and honestly, the service was good the other times I went there.

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CR
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Food and drinks were very good. Staff was friendly.

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AA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

We used to love this place. The quality has gone down a lot. The server took forever to come EVERY time. We had to ask several times for our table to get cleaned. The oysters had hard pieces in them from not being properly shocked. The steak was so seasoned our guest couldn't finish it because it just tasted like pepper. The server messed up in the kids order and added an extra meal. They said to just eat it because it was already made, but they charged us for it! How disappointing.

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w
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was awesome. Food was awesome. It was a good time. I’ll be back.

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Fun place to go. Would highly recommend to friends for high casual experience

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PF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my wife's favorite restaurant and I love to take her there.

Actually, we really love all things about Salut Bar American-St. Paul.

Always split a Crème brûlée for dessert.

Bon Appetite

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KT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch! Everything we ordered (Floentine Benedict, Quich Lorraine and cocktails) was delicious. It was to cold to sit outside but will be back to enjoy their patio.

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BK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of five out to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. She spent a year studying abroad in France, so it was a nice match with that experience, and she was thrilled to see snails on the menu. She loved the snails and her entree, the Crab Cake Oscar. The rest of us enjoyed our salads and entrees. Our waitress was attentive and kept us up to date on our slow-arriving food while keeping us occupied and fed with three wonderful baguettes with butter and olive oil. The total bill with tip was a little north of $210, which seemed reasonable for the experience.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I celebrated my birthday there. Service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. We would go back in a heartbeat. The server was thoughtful, but not intrusive, and we both agreed that the food could not have been better. My partner is gluten-free, and the menu accommodated this very well. Price and value were excellent.

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RA
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Salut! Been there many times for their excellent holiday buffet! For regular dining, their menu is fun and super quality!!
Plan to go some time soon! You’ll feel like your in Paris...our son lived there for 12 years and just moved to Spain 🇪🇸 but will return!!
Salut to you!!
By the way, the hostess on Mother’s Day was an outstanding young lady... cute, creative and a perfect choice for a first impression...don’t lose her!!

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M
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

All the challenges that come with a buffet. Luke warm food, tasteless salads, etc. I have had good meals here in the past but this'll be my last over priced buffet at Salut.

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MS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day Brunch was outstanding, coupled with excellent service! Thanks Salut!

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Order carefully. Get the simplest items. Chicken and steak should make you happy. Order the regular menu.

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JA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I couldn't taste the difference between the muscles with saffron and those with. In general, man of the dishes we overpriced. Maybe I'll try happy hour.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was prom night. Things were very busy. The staff did an excellent job. They were always checking to make sure we were getting everything we need. It was a fun night.

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LS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a beautiful Friday afternoon on your patio. The food was delicious and the server was exceptional. Another great meal at Salut; you have become my “go to” restaurant in Saint Paul for professional as well as personal dining.

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T
Minneapolis
125 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We eat here many times. Never disappoints. Great food and service.

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E
Minneapolis
77 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We had the unfortunate timing to arrive after a busload of folks without reservations and even though we had a reservation couldn't get to the check in counter until after the crowd. So, our dining experience lasted over two hours because they were completely overwhelmed. Our server was great, but I had booked a late lunch in order to have a conversation, and that was challenged by the large group that preceded us.

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L
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I had the seafood orchiette. The concept was great but the execution was very poor. There was scarcely one ounce of seafood. The saffron marscapone sauce had no flavor of saffron. The pasta was shells. The pea pods had not been de-stringed and the dish sat under the heat lamps so long all the fresh herbs were a wilted mess. I will make this at home for the desired effect. Disappointed. I eat at this restaurant frequently so I assume the chef was sick today and didn’t show up.

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CK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Really busy- waitress was understanding, but service and kitchen was so slow we just had apps.

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food
Great Service

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