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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4.4
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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This was some of the worst service I have received from a restaurant in this price range in a long time. $37 Filet was cooked completely wrong and took an extra 15 minutes to receive back from an obvious microwave reheat. Bouillabaisse had hardly any flavor. Waited way to long for drink orders. The only positive in the experience was honestly the Host that greeted us when arriving. She was very nice and made us feel welcome, and the Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, super tasty! Other than that the ambiance was nice... Will not be returning.

TD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well crafted food offerings that deliver on the promise of American French fusion.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service was super friendly despite being a busy holiday.

TV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a nice Valentines day dinner here. Steak and walleye were great, waitress was slow but we were in no rush. Wine and dessert were fantastic.

R
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We always live the good. Gallentines with our server didn't quite work. He wasnt all that invested in us.

W
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Your shrimp cocktail is the best we have ever had. Your specials were great. And jennifer our service made the night.

DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The calamari was undercooked with to many peppers mixed in. We ordered the short ribs and received one small short rib surounded by pasta. Two dollars worth of meat for twentyfour dollars.

WA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Grand Avenue. Cozy atmosphere. Wait staff is great.

KB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My grandson and I both had the steak. They were both done very nicely but were very tough.

R
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved Todd our server who contributed to a lovely birthday lunch.
Salute never disappoints!

W
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salut, a good French Bistro in Saint Paul. The menu is authentic, though it does lack that "artisanal" touch that one might expect from a popular french kitchen. The decor is cozy and welcoming. Service is attentive and friendly. Salut has one BIG plus, adjacent and free parking.

P
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch. A nice selection of brunch items. I was happy the noise level was low. Lovely restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have eaten here many many times and have always loved it. We dined there on Saturday evening and the whole experience was the food was not to the level we are used to. Very frustrating because we paid a lot of money for food that just did not taste good

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salute is consistent and our favorite place! Always look forward to going to Salute. St. Paul is the perfect location!

m
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great service and accommodated my larger than expected party. Incredible food and we all left full and happy!

N
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Charlie at the bar to Jennifer our server, I/we had a lovely evening!
I would highly recommend "Ze French Onion Soup Burger." As well, my friend really enjoyed the "Wild Mushroom Short Rib Pappardelle." Great atmosphere - not too quiet yet not loud.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Food was served warm, not hot! Had to wait a long time before waiter came round for us to send back.

GM
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is always good, servers are friendly and attentive and they have a nice wine and drink selection. Highly recommend.

VS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t understand your rating on noise level. I found it excellent, perfect tor conversation.

D
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the waitstaff, while busy, is attentive.

LT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with out with some friends the food was great. Love the berry drink and the oysters.

C
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s lunch with friends in a charming place. Great food and drink. Newly redecorated dining area is very nice. A go-to place for an elegant lunch. Never any sense of being rushed

C
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Book club discussion was much more fun with good food and drink

TC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

R
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We visited on a Saturday evening - 5pm reservation. As the place filled up, the noise level increased, and there were delays in service as the staff came on-duty, organized themselves, and adjusted to the workload. Once food was ordered, things settled into a well-timed rhythm, with each course arriving right on time, not too early or late. Delivery was courteous and accurate, and the food was excellent. I especially like their preparation and presentation of Hanger Steak; this is one my absolute favorites, and I'll return for it again. I only regret that I didn't have room for dessert.

M
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

R
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 HS friends from the class of 1961 gatherrd at Salut for lunch this past week. It is a monthly occurrence at different restaurants, and January brought us to Salut. It was my turn to make the arrangements, and I believe all were more than satisfied with their food, the service, and the ambience. I especially noticed how easily we could converse without a lot of noise interfering with the ability to hear everyone. Our server was very accommodating, friendly, and helpful, too. All in all, a very nice experience. Thank you!

DA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go to Salute at least once a month. As always, it was a pleasant experience.

m
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server was ok. He wasn't super diligent and a little awkward and sloppy. He kind of ran into me/my chair at one point and didn't even acknowledge it...

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for our son’s 36th birthday. We had a great time.

JH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. We have the roasted chicken and it was amazing. We had a wonderful waiter but the slow was a bit slow in coming. It’s a fun place but a little loud. Great fun!

k
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So good - as always! Try the calamari appetizer -- it is FABULOUS!

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Salut for all of our special occasions! Food is great and the staff is always wonderful! Willie did a great job!

CK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We came early on New Years Eve (4:30 res).
Service started out great then much less attentive as the server got busier.
Main problem was our walleye was extremely overcooked as were the green beans. The entire plate was swimming in a watery sauce...YUK!! Server never asked about our food nor did he give us an opening to give feedback. Very Disappointing 🤬

LM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Absolute terrible service. It was not a busy night and we waited forever for drinks without an option for a second round. Plates were scorching hot with wilted micro greens that clearly sat in the window for way too long. No help in sight from management or other staff this was a disappointing visit.

ED
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the smoked trout Benedict with mushroom soup. Very good! The staff was pleasant and the perfect amount of attentiveness!

PF
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

One of our favorite place to have dinner. Unfortunately, we thought the place was understaffed and a little overwelmed on Saturday. Waiter did his best, but he had too many tables. Dinner took almost 45 minutes to get.

Not the normal Salut we are accustomed to.

We always think about our dinners at Salut as a Special Occasion, so we won't let this odd event keep us away.

L
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waitress didn’t listen to us on our orders! Or it was the cook. 3 of the 7 had our orders wrong!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best spot to bring together family and friends

M
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a fine dinner with friends. Seated at a round table where we could all hear each other. Food was wonderful as always. Drinks very unique if you want, and wine always excellent. Great service from a personable waiter. We'll be back

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