Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.5
3051 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 carryout! Reservations required for all seatings (Covid-19 mandate). Please plan ahead!
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!

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vipHugh
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Perfect patio setting…and you could reserve it! Food was excellent and menu offerings were great for our group of five. Only downside was that the kitchen was very slow, but who knows how well it was staffed at this crazy time for restaurant dining?

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love Salut! The food took longer than we remember but we also know that you are just getting back to the pre-pandemic menu and if you are like other restaurants there maybe staffing issues. We will absolutely be back!

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Salut
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a good option for my friend and I. I had never been to Salut but I will return. Service was great and speedy, waiter was lovely, food was good.

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BethR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service, great atmosphere...check out the patio seating if the weather is nice!

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vipSisters2
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff were very attentive. Sad to have to pay for bread now, where it had been free before. The menus said it came with marinated olives, so we thought, OK, it's worth the $3.95 charge for a little "extra" something. There were 2 olives. One green one and one Kalamata. We used to enjoy the complimentary bread they served with butter that had large chunks of salt mixed in the butter. Now they sprinkle a little red salt on top of the whipped butter. Otherwise, the meal was very good. Pleasant outdoor seating on the patio. The menu had many choices between entrees, sandwiches, salads and pasta, something for everyone.

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Melbur
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Salut for all the reasons in the rating scale

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Catherine330
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour right when they opened. Good food and drinks. Very quiet and the waiter gave excellent service.

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BobP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great night
Food was good too
Enjoyed by all

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Frangourmande
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Salut was our first dinner out after the pandemic slowed. The outside table was OK; the neighboring table was loud.
We sent back our first wine; the second was ok. The waiter was agreeable and helpful.
The nicoise salad was under-sauced and the tuna overcooked.
We've previously been happy with this restaurant; maybe they are suffering re-opening jitters.

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MeriH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good quality was not as good as we have had in the past! French Onion soup was “bottom of the barrel” tasting so maybe it was just an off night there. We were there at 5:30 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

15 min for first drinks (tho they were good) 1 hr 15 min for food (just ok) + salad arrived with dinner, empty water and drinks for most of night. One of four meals was incorrect. Really disappointing. $240 for 4, not worth it

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Phil
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful but they still have a shorter menu than before the pandemic. The service was great. The noise level was up because of everyone eating inside because of the heat. They have a nice patio

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vipPeterC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salut is consistently good. The calamari was a little over cooked this time.

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Christie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat being back at Salut! We had a fabulous evening! Our server, Christie was wonderful! The food and drinks were amazing!

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EliJ
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was tasty, but the service left a lot to be desired.

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MindaS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Christine was on point. Clearly lots of years in the industry. Her service was very polished.
Food came out quickly and everything was hot and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess, service staff and server were very friendly and welcoming.

The wine was good, the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and server. My all-time favorite go-to place to dine.

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alie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

confortable dining room in a Friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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TomH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice perfectly paced meal at a reasonable price given the excellent level of service.

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vipLjfred
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a regular venue for us. Love the bucatini; hanger steak is always yummy.

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LaurieH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect time at Salut - thank you so much. Exactly what we were hoping for.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tried to be patient as we realize that this is a difficult time to staff however our experience was the worst. Overall was at the restaurant for over two hours and had to flag down the server multiple times for delays in getting drinks (over 20 minutes each time we ordered) AND they lost our order. We received our appetizers but they never delivered our main course! Manager and server were apologetic and said that the meal was on the house (more than once) because of the delay and we kept waiting for our food to be delivered. Finally two of the party asked for the salad (yes salad so nothing complicated) to go and the server asked which salads in particular. That should have been a clue that they had lost our order. After another 10 minutes they brought out the two salads to go but seemed dumbfounded when we asked where the rest of our females were. Finally gave up and left. I think they are lucky they had our group as customers as we were patient understanding and kind of laughing at the absurdity of it all. We had every right to be not so gracious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Briana, our server was great. The patio is beautiful and the pomme frites, as usual, are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool ambiance, great patio, friendly staff who were on top of things, and delicious food. I will definitely be back to try more things on the menu!

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vipSteve
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive. They even accommodated our group when we showed up at the wrong time (My mistake - I misread the time of our actual open table reservation). The hostess was very gracious and they set up a table for us quickly when we arrived early and realized the mistake on the reservation time. Overall a very good experience and excellent customer service. Looking forward to returning.

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Larry
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We've eaten at Salut numerous times, probably at least 4-6 times a year. We bring friends here frequently as well. The food this time was not up to it's normal high standards. Two of our dinners were hamburgers. Both were ordered well done, came very done on the outside, but still very pink on the inside and more medium.

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PatC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The hostess AJ was extremely rude- we were to sit outside maskless- both my husband and i had vaccines months ago, and she refused to move the 5 feet to seat us outside and instead insisted we put on their masks inside entryway and walk the addl 3 feet to her to be turned around and seated outside without a mask. She should find another occupation.
The 2doz oysters and our waiter were fabulous.

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LauraB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The menu selection has a great variety and price range so there is something for everyone.

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NancyN
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor patio seating is amazing. I love the vibrancy of patio. The French food is tasty and the service is perfect. Our server was friendly, attentive but let us take our time to order. She made great suggestions too.

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HarrietG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio seemed very noisy. My daughter and I sat inside in a booth. Waiter was attentive and very personable. The food was incredibly delicious. I had the Moroccan short ribs--the meat was so tender. Saffron rice with a few carrots complemented the beef. My daughter had the bucatini with butternut squash and wild mushrooms. We traded half our meals. We couldn't decide which one was better they were both that good.

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Chantal
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Less than impressive. Silverware had caked-on food; food took over an hour to get to table; steak was over-cooked; wine never arrived until after we were done eating. Server came only once to check on us. Salut is going to have to step it up to survive. We hope it does as we used to enjoy the place pre-pandemic. As it is now, we would not return.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salut St. Paul has a lovely outdoor patio - very cozy with beautiful trees and gardens. Food is excellent.

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BobbiK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service
Food was excellent
a favorite spot
Definitely returning

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vipTomM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Multiple entrees were overcooked. Server did not check with us after food arrived to validate everything was OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Salut. The service is great but I miss the happy hour crab cake sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great happy hour spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice dinner out on the patio! Luckily, we finished our dinner, before the light rain came! The service was very good! The man who was clearing the tables was super attentive and asked if we wanted an umbrella! Super nice! Salut is always a fun and good dining experience with friends and family! I had the Croque Monsieur! It was very good and it was much better than the one that I had in France!

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VineetaB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic salmon and lovely ambiance on the outdoor patio! Highly recommend!

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Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul is rated 4.5 stars by 3051 OpenTable diners.

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