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About Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

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.

917 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

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

Cross Street:
Milton Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 917-2345

Website:
http://www.salutbaramericain.com/

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/

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. Call for valet parking hours and availability.

Public Transit:
Easy access via the main bus line off of Grand Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Cory Anderson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Open on Christmas Eve until 3pm! Serving our regular brunch menu.

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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.

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
Casual (30)
Special Occasion (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 12, 2017

My guest was seated at a four top. I joined her and immediately I found the chair to be extremely uncomfortable. I asked to be moved and we were moved to a booth. Our special occassion was missed. No one acknowledged the birthday we were celebrating., although I included it with my reservation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always variety of food and great atmosphere for having a conversation. Loved the Patio plenty of shade for a warm afternoon.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Had an exceptional time at Salut on Grand Ave. Dinner with my cousin. We both enjoyed the food. The noise level was good, as we could carry on a conversation. The service was excellent as well. Will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great Patio

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Salut was truly awful. I have eaten there many times and this experience was bad enough that I will never go back. Awful food, slow service and just a terrible value. Never again

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food pretty good, but service slow and extremely reactive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great day..Great friend..great food..great service...just great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Marguerite was wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Unfortunately, the food was mediocre and over-priced.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Wonderful!!!! Very good helpful service to all of us!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Four of us met on Saturday evening for a meal. The salmon dish was best. The walleye was okay but tasted like it was previously pan fried then reheated. The chicken hot but dry. The bouillabaisse was good. All of us tried the cauliflower side and agreed it was just okay. We would try another Grand Ave restaurant in the future.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Be sure to ask for a seafood cracker and fork - they won't automatically bring it to you.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Absolutely great experience! The service was exceptional as always!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Not impressed. Used to be better. Parking is a challenge and it went down from there.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 21, 2017

As always, Salut is and has been for awhile now, a wonderful restaurant. My husband and I have gone their quite often and always appreciate the service and food. The wait staff is always friendly and professional with excellent service, and the food speaks for itself...fabulous!!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We had a great time at brunch! Food was great and the dessert with sparkler for our child's birthday was a nice touch. We will be back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fabulous place to go to celebrate. Service is excellent--all of the wait staff are there to make sure you have a great time. Celebrating something special, order "the bulge"-- a decadent dessert served in a giant martini glass with lit sparklers. Great for sharing with a table of friends. Food is delicious, service fantastic. Perfect place to go for something special!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We were celebrating our son and his girlfriends' college graduation plus meeting her parents for the first time and we were having a wonderful time, great food and service, fun drinks, and really impressive dessert and we were just getting ready to leave when a patron from another table came over and said, "I just can't take it any more, you people are so rude"!! He kept going on and on and my son got up and said, "we are just having a good time, mind your own business". The manager handled this very wrong; if we were being that disruptive, he should've come over long before this customer felt he had to deal with it, and asked us to quiet down; we are not unreasonable people. We were leaving anyway for crying out loud! Then on the way out one of the hostesses said to my husband, "you should be ashamed of yourselves"!! WHY?? And then a pregnant bus girl called her boyfriend (who must've lived nearby) and he came over to the parking lot and threatened my husband saying, "What are saying to my girl, I can take you out, I can take you out old man"! Really?! And then, to top it off, the manager gives our friends at our table a business card and a $50 gift card apologizing for us?! What the heck?! That makes no sense whatsoever!! Wow...we will never set foot in this place again. I would like to speak to the Owner about this situation please. Our only crime was having too much fun and management not managing. Unprofessional to say the least.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I enjoy both Salut locations... I like the St. Paul version a bit more - much better outdoor patio, and the space has more windows/light than the Edina location. Food is good and most of the time reliable. My Croque Madame was good, but whoever was in the kitchen overcooked the eggs and was way too heavy handed with smothering it with cheese... similar to a child's pizza.

Other than that, the overall experience was great. Service is always polished... highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We have never been to a French restaurant. before, and wanted to try this out. It really didn't seem French at all. The food was very very good. We all enjoyed it. Our server was laid back, nice, but not overall friendly or personable. The noise level was loud. The place was very clean. The food came out fairly slow, but was worth the wait. The wait people all seemed very busy and working together. The parking is a nightmare!!!

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day. Everything was great. My only issue was we were unaware it was a special brunch and could not order off the menu. The server was very accommodating w my 97 year old grandma who doesn't eat much and w a big BBQ at our house for dinner I felt I couldn't enjoy all the yummy foods they had to offer. I wish all my issues were this complicated! Really did enjoy all aspects of the day. We'll be back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We love Salut..,great for holiday events for family and friends. Our son lives in Paris and we sppreciate the French dishes...
Always offer yhe crepes on your buffets as thst is a French tradition..

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Attended Mother`s Day brunch...very memorable experience. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Best Mother's Day Brunch!! I have been to Salut many times but, I really wanted to take my mom to a great Mother's Day brunch. Salut did not disappoint. I was AMAZING and my mom loved it. We even talked about making this a yearly tradition. So delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Mother's Day Brunch! We sat outside on a beautiful day. The tables were very close together -difficult to move around for our elderly member in the group- there was shady space, but borderline too sunny. The service was very pleasant, but on the slower side due to the volume. They could have used an extra server or two for the day. The menu was GREAT; plenty of lovely food and choices for all. The giant shrimp cocktail was especially good. Again, the distance from buffet to seating and the close quarters was hard for disabled or elderly patrons. We enjoyed the day and will come again for brunch with out of town guests this summer.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

They needed up having an unadvertised over-priced brunch buffet when we went that was picked over and half the food was cold. Usually enjoy this place but not today. Mediocre at best.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We will defining be going back!!! Mother's Day brunch was AMAZING!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and Mother's Day brunch. The buffet was a bit tight in terms of space but very good and great for small children!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Saluting Salut Saint paul, MN
An outdoor patio table on the first sunny 80-degree of the spring season, umbrellas unfurled, pansies in bloom - a perfect setting for a reunion lunch with good friends.
Our meals were beautifully prepared and plated, departing from the expected with a creative twist.. Our server, Kyle, was at the top of his game never missing a beat replenishing disappearing beverages, always with a pleasant comment. All of the service staff were pleasant and helpful. Bravo!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I used to come here at least twice a month. This was the first time after a year because the last experience was a disaster. It still sells itself as a French-ish bistro, but neither the food nor the service was anything like. The black pepper sauce for the steak was lumpy and the pommes frites were burnt to a crisp. I sat at the bar and nobody was checking the quality of anything coming out of there.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We sat on the patio for dinner. They have a very nice patio. The food was not great. The French fries looked like leftovers from lunch! The bread of the salmon tartine was mushy and overall the entree lacked flavor. Also, we waited a long time for our food; our waiter said the kitchen was swamped and running 50 min. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed the patio experience and our drinks so the evening wasn't a disaster just wished the food was better.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

First visit here. Lunch with friends. The staff were all so nice. Very laid back, european style service. Highly recommend for a long lunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food wasn't anything special

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Consistently good. I almost always order the salade nicoise.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 30, 2017

It was okay but nothing special. We were able to get in and out quickly, as needed. Food was super rich - even the egg white omelet!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Super yummy food, great ambiance, but my good friend paid 8$ for 3 pieces of shrimp on her salad! I thought that was insane. All around amazing food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was our first time to Salut, and it certainly won't be our last. Service was exceptional, even with a HUGE Prom party and separate 40 person party, the two of us felt just as important, thanks to our server, Jennifer who was fantastic. Food matched the service. We can't wait to go back, especially to enjoy the patio, looks like a blast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Salut is a great choice for a casual but decent meal. We got together at their Grand Avenue location on a Friday night, and reservations meant we did not have to sit at the bar for a long time. The service was excellent, the burgers tasty, the noise a little more than I usually like, but expectable for a Friday evening. Salut is a little pricey for what it is, but it offers great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I went to Salut for a girls night. The drinks and the food were amazing. Ask for Jenna to be your server, she's phenomenal! She went out of her way to make us feel like welcome guests. Her recommendations were spot on. I loved the scallops! Do not leave without ordering desserts. I'll be back to try their brunch

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great food and good service. Business dinner and everyone enjoyed their food. Server was efficient and professional. Definitely will go back when in town.

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