Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.5
3081 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 either takeout or dine in! Reservations are not required but strongly recommended.
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Experiences

  • Sunday Supper

    $29.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Sunday night for a 3 course meal! For the starter course you can choose between Shrimp Cocktail or a Mixed Green Salad. The entrée options are Peppercorn Crusted Salmon ($26.95), Chicken Meuniere ($25.95), or Beef Medallions ($29.95). End your meal with Dark Chocolate Mousse. All prices and choices are per person. No substitutions, please.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3081 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Salut! Quick efficient service/ delicious food and nice ambiance with the moon in view! Looks like we had a great last dinner outside for 2021!! Thanks! Phil and Laura

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JulieS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious steak sandwich. We also had the sweet potato waffle fries which were also great.

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hungry
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Sunday night dinner at Salut. My husband and I both had the special Sunday dinner which was fine but next time we will order from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to this location for almost ten years, and we've never had anything but amazing experiences here. The food, the service, the ambiance, and the drinks are always fantastic. We always recommend this location whenever asked for a good place to go!

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

This place is lovely, however, if it's busy, it is acoustically noisy. Our food was outstanding with the exception of the asparagus under my crab cake (entree) which was tough and stingy. Not all of it, but enough of it to be disappointing. The rest of the members of our party had no complaints at all with their food choice. I'd definitely go there again as the offerings are quite out of the ordinary in terms of other restaurant's offerings in the area and the quality, for the most part is great.

Be prepared for the 5% charge for "safety/benefits Service" (what does that mean anyway?) added to the check.

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vipbobo
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Calamari is still the best in town because of the breading and aioli sauce. One disappointment, however, was not having peppers and pickled peppers as a garnish. Zucchini is not a suitable replacement.

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LisaG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I had a garden salad with salmon added to it...the salmon was a tiny portion, very dry and overcooked. I asked for a 2nd glass of wine 4 times. I didn't get it until my meal was over. Our waiter was very nice but he definitely needs improvement. Very expensive for a garden salad, poorly prepared salmon and drink ordering issues.

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SusanG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always have a great dining experience at Salut Bar American in St. Paul. One of our absolute favorite spots. Great service, good food, great ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

It took more than 75 minutes to get our food.

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vipDrpat
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This is typically a favorite place. The pandemic may have resulted in staff shortages. My husbands entree was excellent and nicely prepared. My salmon dish was dry, over cooked and lacking any flavor. They did offer to redo the entree. I was not charged. They handled it correctly but I was just disappointed as this place has been a long favored place.

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HeidiB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing. I honestly love it! The ambiance is wonderful.

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ReneeW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our evening on the patio at Salut. Food and service were good.

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vipPeterC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a nice place to eat. Service was very good and food was too although pretty simple in our case. Chocolate mousse was great.

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vipNorge
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Outstanding: 1) sitting on Salut's patio on a lovely and comfortable autumnal evening; 2) service from Christy; 3) our vodka martinis and the Château Lamothe de Haux (Bordeaux)

Good: 1) pommes frites; 2) escargots

Fair: 1) calamars frits

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the baked Brie - I think it had been allowed to sit too long. It was solid and cool and not nearly as good as I’ve had in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Both host and waiter were rude, telling me that unless all 10 in my group showed up they might not let me keep my table. What?? It was 4pm on a Sunday…lots of open tables. I had made a reservation. Why the rudeness?

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vipMNdiner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly Server

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Ltlepines
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine. Appetizers were okay. Out of a lot of items. I got salmon which was great, but other members of my party got burgers which were super tiny and then the over cooked steak. The appetizer baguette comes uncut and they do not provide proper knives to cut the bread either- which is weird. Overall not bad but likely would not return again with family

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Labouche
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the waiter was very helpful. Someone in our party ate gluten free and the waiter knew exactly how to help with selections.

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Scott
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server knew we had minutes to hit happy hour and made it happen!

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Jojo
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, relaxing, delish patio experience.

SM
vipSeanM
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to dinner here! Have always had a great experience every time

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DavidD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Salut - excellent overall experience!

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vipcincy
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been our favorite every year in St. Paul when visiting past 17 years - waiting for them to open back up for lunch

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CqC3
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit and had the BEST service. Would definitely go back to sit on the lovely patio.

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vipDebra
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordi makes the best Palomas in the city! So refreshing and not so boozy as other places make them. The current walleye preparation is the best one yet! A great neighborhood vibe on a Saturday night.

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vipStevenD
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was good as usual. The person who ended up to be our server walked past our table for almost 10 minutes after we arrived before acknowledging us - other tables got repeated attention before we even got eye contact. Other wait staff that brought our food, refilled water were far more attentive and responsive.

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Denis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio is lovely and we'll be sorry when the weather shuts it down for the winter. Excellent food at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food to staff, couldn’t have asked for anything more!! Great time was had - again. Actually, expected nothing less. 😞

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lilacandplumtoo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening...the last of summer.....great food on a wonderful patio, excellent service, overall a delightful evening!

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Last night’s meals (the three course with salmon and the crab oscar) were extraordinarily good. As I told our serve, the best meals from your kitchens thaI I have had in four or five years. Asked if there were a new chef! The meals were extraordinarily good, We will be back and soon. Service was friendly, timely and excellent.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were a little short staffed, but the food was excellent as always, and they have a great patio!

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nora was an excellent server; she efficiently facilitated a move to a quieter table for our party of six. Summer pasta delicious; also, flatbread and burgers. We will be back. Outdoor patio was great.

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Darl
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had to close yesterday, 9-13-21 because they couldn't get enough staff. We were SO sad to hear this. We LOVE SALUT!!!! We were seated and had been given ice cold glasses of water, when the manager came out and gave us the sad news. :-(

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had a 3 course fixed menu dinner that was just amazing for $29. I think it’s a Sunday special. Shrimp cocktail, a lovely chicken and chocolate mousse. It was spectacular and the outdoor seating was lovely. Highly recommend.

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AnnieL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server. Food was great.

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FredricS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather for the perfect patio experience
Coupled with great service and delicious drinks and appetizers

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bryanm
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent, food very tasty and it was an enjoyable experience.

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JustindisapointedE
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food a bit over priced. Food came out room temp. Coffee not available unless you wanted a latte,or espresso. Got an espresso wait staff never asked if I wanted anything else. Could hear the employees complaining about other staff. Never going back.

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Lynne
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I had a poor experience. I thought we were past the days of single diners being treated as second class. Despite a reservation requesting specific seating, which was made 5 days prior to the date, my request was not honored. Salut blamed Open Table, although they had clearly read my request and were aware of it they gave the preferred seating to another diner ahead of me in line who did not have a reservation. So much for having been a regular customer last fall and winter when things were looking grim and no one wanted to dine inside. Salut has seen the last of me.

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You can order delivery directly from Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul using the Order Online button. Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 917-2345.

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul is rated 4.5 stars by 3081 OpenTable diners.

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://salutbaramericain.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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