Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.4
2374 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul is the brasserie down the block. Warm and welcoming, with an urbane wit and urban sensibility, it’s an afternoon hangout and an evening refuge. 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 sniffing 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. In this sense, Salut is a dual citizen: Authentically French! Book the Le Grand Boeuf family-style feast, serving 8-10 people.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(651) 917-2345
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cory Anderson
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Catering
We have two Event Spaces! Our Provence Room is available for groups up to 44 for Seated Dinner Events and 50 for Cocktailing Events and our Champagne Room can accomodate up to 24 guests for a seated dinner. Please call AJ Viacara directly at 612-505-9911 or email aviacara@parasole.com for details and more information. http://salutbaramericain.com/privatedining/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Milton Avenue
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Parking details
Off-street, residential parking on surrounding streets is also available, but please be aware of parking restrictions. Grand Avenue meter parking is free after 6pm. The parking lot next to Salut is free, but space is extremely limited. Please obey all signage within that lot. Please call us for valet parking hours and availability.
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Public transit
Easy access via the main bus line on Grand Avenue.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Salut Bar Americain can accommodate all your special event needs. We have two Event Spaces! Our Provence Room is available for groups up to 44 for Seated Dinner Events & Champagne Room seats 24 for dinner!

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What 2374 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. My only complaint is that the service was a little slow.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We love Salut on Grand! We find their patio area fun, and it has a nice ambiance. Usually very good food.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Beautiful and delicious food! We’ll be back soon!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very good food, patio looked nice, but service was very spotty and needs work.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our sever Courtney was fabulous and food terrific. I loved the creme brute with the sparkler in honor of my birthday. We'll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We LOVE Salut! Our servers are always superior as is the food. However, there is NEVER enough staff on Sunday nights, which is a night we tend to go out on. It is very frustrating and this has been the case for a long time. Cannot recomend for Sunday’s because the servers are good but few. Not their fault but a management problem. Skimping on staff leads to fewer patrons .

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was consistently good for all meals ordered. Bread is no longer complimentary but you get a larger 'loaf' for the additional expense. Staff very accommodating to requests and needs of our family.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I am not sure what happened to this place? Salut was a go to spot for us whenever visiting our kids in St Paul. We always loved it. This time though something was very wrong. First the meal took forever, even though the restaurant was only about half full. The service was below lackluster. Our server took our order then we didn't see her for 30 minutes. Food came but no refills on our drinks. we asked for refills and they slowly arrived. they served our dinner but refused to take our dirty app plates, forcing us to maneuver tableware around to eat. Then halfway thru dinner a runner asked if we would need any boxes, my daughter said yes, for her sons plate, she turned and her plate was gone; she had only had two bites! so she was forced to eat the rest of her $28 entree out of a box! Seriously? Our grandsons wanted dessert, so we ordered and once again they brought dessert while leaving the dirty dinner plates on the table we had to ask for them to be removed after we stacked them! between the mounds of dirty plates and glasses on our table and the missing waitstaff we couldn't figure out what the heck was going on? it was a very huge disappointment from our previous visits. quite certain we won't return any time soon.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Food came out slow, 40 minutes. Bread on sandwiches was tough and dry only could eat the center. Chicken was over done. Disappointed they no longer serve bread with dinner. Have been there a dozen times previously not sure I will go back☹️

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Consistently good food, great service even when busy.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always wonderful!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

very good food and nice patio

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Pretty food. It is not a quiet place, but we could converse comfortably. Our server forgot about our table several times throughout the meal, but based on what we saw at other tables, service is normally good.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food. Great wine and cocktails. So glad to be there!

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The hostess staff were condescending and unprofessional. The burger was undercooked and fries overcooked- hard

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I ate at Salut on France Ave on Tuesday and ordered a Chicken Cesear Salad. I ate at Saluton Grand Ave in Wenesday and ordered the same thing. Food came within 7 minutes in Edina; it took almost 30 min in St Paul. The salads were totally different. The grilled chicken in St Paul was inedible - I couldn’t cut it and it was ice cold. Server offered to get me another one - took another ten minutes for it and my guest and I were done with our lunches. Very disappointing in St Paul - I’ll go other places.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great birthday venue. Service was absolutely outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Delicious. Quiet with great service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I always have a great dining experience at Salut. The service is always great and the food is wonderful. My steak is always cooked perfectly.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Nice patio however our table didn't have umbrella so it got hot a bit at times. Overall good food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Able to get an outside table, beautiful night. Haven't been here in a while, but mussels were fabulous, and my wife loved the crabcake, and my seafood linguini filled the bill. A very relaxed, pleasant, tasty outing...we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Their only detractor was that they were out of the escargot, which was one of the main reasons we chose this place.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We got together with friends for dinner and asked for patio seating as it was a beautiful summer evening. We had a lovely dinner with Keto-friendly options for our friend on that diet. There were nice wine options for us and a great IPA choice for my husband.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Lovely lunch on the patio with a great Greek Salad! Ahhh - summer at its best!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always enjoy our time at Salut and is my daughter's go-to spot for celebrations. The Bulge dessert is a given! Service is pleasant from the host stand to the servers to the other wait staff - a great experience all around!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

as usual food was good, service was good and ambiance was pleasant. it was quiet for a Sunday afternoon I thought

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The service is outstanding. Comfortable seating area and quality food with many options.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was truly wonderful and our server was awesome! Had fresh oysters, great wine, and excellent entrees! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening because of great food and an incredible staff. We had a spilled soda, and the staff responded immediately, thoroughly and thoughtfully.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wonderful evening!!!

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We’ve always liked Salut but were a little disappointed this time. They no longer give delicious bread with the meal - you have to purchase it (in France it’s included with French butter, just to let them know) and the pommes frites were not crisp and ours were all crumbs. The waiter was good but even their wonderful blackberry mojito has been downgraded and is now uneventful. Sorry to say it’ll be a long time before returning.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delightful for casual dining, especially on the patio on a nice day. Parking can be a problem. Some interesting cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a lovely time. The kitchen, according to a regular patron, was a bit loud but we were close and it was Saturday. I attribute it to those things. Overall a lovely evening and look forward to going back when I’m in town.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Very nice outdoor patio and ambiance! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Patio was perfect!!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Salut has bacome a tradition for us to celebrate birthdays and just get together at least twice a year. We always enjoy it

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I reserved a table for 4 for my 50th birthday. We sat inside and there was only one other occupied table, as many people were sitting outside. The service was very slow. We ordered the seafood tower and we had to ask for the cracker for the lobster. I ordered the hanger Steak Frites medium and it was really more like medium rare, but since the service was so slow, I didn't complain at the time. Overall it was disappointing for the price of the check, which was well over 200 dollars. I had chosen it for the special occasion, and had indicated that on the reservation and in person, and we sat there feeling rather ignored. I've had very good experiences and food there in the past, and I don't know if they were understaffed or if our server was inexperienced. Not sure I'd be in a hurry to go back after this time, and I was really looking forward to it before we went.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The patio is amazing!

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was so poor it ruined the entire meal. First our drinks took forever. The server brought an open bottle of wine and didn’t pour it—said she was really busy. It went downhill from there. After waiting more then 20 minutes for a second drink, I went inside to the hostess to order. Neither the inside restaurant or patio was that busy. The bartender immediately brought drinks when I ordered. Then the server came to our table and stated “Obviously you’re not happy so I’m going to buy these drinks.” No apology...no ownership...very offensive! The dishes were never cleared until we asked. We asked for the bill when we got our second drinks and had to ask for it again when we were finished. It’s not that she didn’t walk by our table many times. She simply ignored us. The male handling water and clearing didn’t stop again either. We felt in invisible.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The waitress was great. We were celebrating Fathers Day. One plate with chicken was good until we got into it. Half of the chicken was still not cooked. But it had taken longer to prepare so we didn’t order a new one.

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