Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.6
3075 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 3075 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family of 4 for dinner together. Had a gift card we could use too. Nice place for dinner and drinks. Highly recommend the Wild Mushroom Pappardelle, absolutely delicious!

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vip26pt2runner
Minneapolis
155 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We’ve dined many times and Salut and despite some occasional service issues, the food has always been good. Not this visit however. My walleye was mushy and gag-reflex fishy tasting. Bad fish. If that wasn’t enough, my potatoes were raw - still hard and obviously horrible. My wife’s Duck was as good as always according to her. I politely complained and my entree was deducted, but with one entree, one salad, three glasses of wine, our bill was over $100 with tip. Might be a while before we chance another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend Salut for a nice dinner out. A bit on the pricier side, but good happy hour offerings and the food is delicious.

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DanielY
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We waited forever to get our food. They were out of many things on the menu (seafood), I assume due to supply chain issues. Our orders were messed up. The asparagus we inedible. We were loyal, repeat customers and I can't blame the restaurant, I guess, due to employment and supply chain issues. I hope it gets better.

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KarleeK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Came for an anniversary dinner and was not disappointed! Great food, awesome service, and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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vipSatisfiedPatron
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service / delicious food! Cant go wrong here!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good. But, oysters were not available.

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TAMIS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We were able to carry a conversation ( read on other reviews about the noise). We sat in a booth. The food was very good. Just right portions. quality over quantity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The meal lived up to our expectations.

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vipKMpls
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service for a group of demanding women! ; ) Really great HH deals from 4p-6p and not just fried food options. Oysters on the half shell on the HH menu. Great wine choices as well. And just an amazing server, I'm bummed I didn't get her name because she was great. All employees are masked which is comforting knowing they care about their employees and patrons health and safety.

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JanetO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the walleye. Good salad and wine. Good shrimp appetizer

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shojoscholar
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, I have been a recurring patron for years -- would like the closing hours to be back to pre-covid times...

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novice
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was quite slow, although, to be fair, the restaurant was quite busy. The entrees were all quite good. The kiddie drinks were overpriced. A nice place for a date, but not as great for a family.

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FredricS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time with family
Great food and nice HH wine and beer selections

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karens
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place when I don't want to cook. I was happy to see such a good crowd! Oysters always a plus.

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Frenchy
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the patio and bar area. Always a great time at Salut!

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Tricia
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never eaten in this Salut Restaurant and it was a lovely experience. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the main course and the desserts were excellent. The decor is charming and the service was exceptional. It was a delightful evening and we will be back!

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MNFoodie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was short, cold, and not engaging at all. Food was good, but not worth the $$$ we spent.

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vipWIFoodie
Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive server who offered excellent advice on the menu. Food was excellent as always. Great mixture of classic French with some American favorites. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoy going to Salut, however, the food was average at best last night. In the past we’ve had an excellent meal. The calamari and crème brûlée were great. They ran out of mussels so we could not have those for an appetizer nor were they in the bouillabaisse. The fries were so so and garlic mushrooms were much less flavorful. I chalk it up to an off night. The atmosphere, service, and booth were great

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KaStSp13
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was good, too! We will definitely be back again soon!

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our last trip to St. Paul as my kid is moving to go to grad school. Salut was the one place we had to visit, after 14 years of trips. All the dishes we had were 5-star. The onion soup—fabulous, and reviving on a cold night. Steak tip sandwich—superb. Beef bourguignon that melts in the mouth. And we had to have the salted caramel pot de creme one more time.

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bigmama2020
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut never fails to provide delicious food, wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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 on October 17, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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
48 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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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 4.6 stars by 3075 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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