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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H
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I kept our Monday evening reservation and ended up among your final customers before closing for at least the next couple of weeks. The staff was wonderful to us. We wish you all the best and will be back when you reopen.

E
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The burger was good. The onion rings had no flavor. The french fries were way over-salted and just seemed to be over cooked.

PD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I got the eggs benedict and the person I was with got a breaded chicken sandwich and french onion soup. We both got creme brulee as a desert and calamari as an appetizer. The main dishes were good but not outstanding. Pretty decent for the price but geez does it add up fast! Our server was super friendly and attentive, didn't bother us every five seconds but was somehow there every time we needed her! My only complaint would be that in a practically empty restaurant we for some reason were sat right in the middle of two other tables, one of which was a white woman mid-40's who was coughing up a lung the entire time she was eating. I'm pretty sure her server was even trying to get her out of there because she arrived about 30 minutes after us and her and I ordered the same thing but she got hers before we even got our appetizer, and when she said no desert her server looked relieved, but after she payed her bill she continued to sit at the table for another half hour on her phone continuing to cough the whole time. This usually wouldn't bother me but with everything going on right now (i.e. Coronavirus) it made me incredibly uncomfortable to be sat next to her. Other than that the food was decent, after our drinks, apps, entrees and deserts, the total was only $80 which was perfect because we had a $100 gift card. I definitely would visit again but next time on a weekend for the brunch specials!

WA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server disappeared so ate most of main entré with no wine.

d
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut was wonderful as always. A great dinning experience.

AP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! Everybody loved everything! My mom's one "complaint" was that you had to order/pay for bread rather than it just be given to you. But we can love with that! Food was delicious and Jennifer took great care of us. We love Salut!

k
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very delicious, but service was slow and the server mixed up our drinks. Again, not a huge deal, just something we noticed.

B
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What we ordered: Steak au poivre and the braised pork with apples, roasted sprout -- both with mashed potatoes. Our waiter Willy took time to describe the offerings and get answers to our questions from the kitchen, and other staff were attentive w/ water refills, boxing up the take-home portion, etc. A delicious dinner, well served and timely - we'll be back. (Glad we made reservations--they're evidently not a secret)

TB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Salut often and always have great servers. Food is very good both for dinner and lunch/brunch.

S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best mussels I've ever had! The pomme frites were comparable to much more expensive restaurants.
Service was attentive and helpful.
The only small downside was the "energetic" noise level.
We plan to go back soon.

JL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Normally, we love this place. It's one of the few places in the area were we can make a reservation and get seated within 5 mintes. Our initial waitress was a "Debbie Downer" she presented the specials in a negative way and we hadn't even asked. By the time she got done, she had me talked out of dishes I hadn't even thought about ordering.
Made me think maybe she didnt like the good there.

The Manager was awesome, he recitified the situation by assigning us a new server. The food was great. Our second server was amazing!

Suggestion: maybe have your servers spend time shadowing each other from time to time for a knowledge & a tips & tricks swap. Sometimes it's helpful to see how your co-workers interact with the customer.

Over all though, breakfast turned out nice!

L
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed. Salads were limp and obviously from a giant plastic tub and the burger was pre-formed and dense. I remember fresher food but it's been maybe five years. Too bad.

b
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks a little expensive.

PB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

While the food was good, although overpriced, the service was very poor. It was as though our table was invisible to the waitress. It was my husband's birthday, of which she never mentioned until we complained to the manager (this had been noted at time the reservation was made). We had ordered a second aperitif drink that was never brought out. The food came out really quickly by someone from the kitchen and we had to sit and wait for our drink order to be delivered to us. At that time, the second aperitif was cancelled. All in all, a poor experience, and although they did give us a $25 gift card to return, I feel sure it will never be used by us.

D
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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
56 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.

KS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried escargot for the first time and they were amazing.

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