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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/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

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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. 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 C

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul Ratings and Reviews

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for a Date (34)
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Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2010

Wonderful restaurant! The food was fantastic! We had a french student with us and she said it was the first place we had been to that served "real" french bread. Highly recommend Salut to friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2010

My dining experience was delightful. We sat outside for lunch and enjoyed the crips fall day. Seating outside was generous and the tables were not too close. Although sitting neare the street would have more traffic noise. So I requesed closer to the enterance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2010

Fabulous experience! Our server Jen was great and the food was perfect!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2010

It appeared to be a slow wednesday however our courses were very slow. We had a good first course but our entree was not cooked well and both my husband and I sent ours back. Also it was very underseasoned and bland. Our waitress was very nice and we were given a desert but it took forever for our deserts. We were given lots of excuses but we paid a lot for poor food and very slow service. We will not be returning.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2010

Food was great, wait staff was courteous and attentive. Dessert was delicious and very reasonable (both in price and portion size).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2010

we had a great time at the bar last night. Our waitress was great and did a fabulous job with us! we will be back again and will be referring you to other people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2010

They didn't check my reservation when I checked in

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2010

The prime rib was terrible. But the watress was quick to make a substitute(filet). The filet was excellent and the rest of our food was very good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2010

The food remains outstanding, though the non-pasta and non-steak items could be more extensive. There were only 3 items- 2 chicken ande 1 duck. The specials added a little more. But there is much more "French" which could be added in regularly.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2010

Good food, but servings are way too large. I thought we would have a brunch menu, but it turned out to be lunch only @ 11A.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2010

Nearly all the food and desserts are delicious~
The Summit Hill side car is delectable~
Server, Sarah, with the long braid, delightful~

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2010

Very intersting, creative menu. The Champignons Teriyaki were outstanding and a great value at $5.95 on special. The Duck a L'Orange also was a treat, although staff should have prepared us for its preparation as medium rare only.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 18, 2010

There is not much value for the price. My wife and I both had steaks - you get potatoes with you steak and that's it, unless you pay extra for a side dish (like a veggie). The steaks were cooked well, to a proper temperature, were reasonably tender, but not very exciting.

The server was friendly, but she had too many tables which made her slow and inattentive. We waited for quite a while for refills, dishes to be removed and the check.

This is the third time we have eaten here, the other visits we had sandwiches...we've decided if we return, we will not be having steaks.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2010

Much more room here than at the Edina location. Server was outstanding and recommended desserts and appetizers. We sat in a smaller room, behind a partition (about 10 tables). Noise level was remarkedly lower in here than in the bigger room.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2010

This was our first visit to the restaurant. Though it was too cold to sit outside we like the outdoor seating area for future reference. The service was ok. We felt rushed by the waitress but otherwise she was good. The food was pretty god. The special that night the bouillabaisse was very good but very spendy. We would not have ordered it if we knew how much it was.
The shrimp pizza was good. The chicken club was tasty but the bread was gummy and made it hard to eat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2010

My husband had a filet; I had a steak sandwich. We each enjoyed our meals.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 13, 2010

First time at this restaurant. A little spendy but very good and unique selections! Well worth it! Our server Casey was FANTASTIC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 12, 2010

It was great. We were a group of 7 and we would have liked to be outside but it just wasn't convenient for a group that size. Next time I hope to sit outside. No complaints about anything - enjoyed our specialty martinis and all the food was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 12, 2010

I have high expectations, however the food was extremely disappointing. Most of of our party of eight did not eat much of their meal. My omelet was virtually inedible. I continued eating thinking that it would get better. It never did.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 11, 2010

I don't know what they did to the French Fries there, but they were no where near as good as they were before. That is one of the reasons I went there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Prime Rib was not very good--it was too tough and my serving was very fatty.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2010

We read such favorable reviews of the restaurant that we have been wanting to go. Brought our daughter who is at one of local universities in the area. We were not blown away. Food ok, restaurant ok, service ok, but nothing memorable or fantastic. Cannot exactly put it into words but nothing--food/service/restaurant/ is wonderful, or different. Like dining at Applebees with double the bill. Daughter who is extremely price aware, college student after all, rolled her eyes at prices but said nothing. Would not go back nor would we recommend it. Nothing bad to say or a horrible experience but for price and a dinner out would deffinately go to other restaurants in the area that offer more.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2010

The service was a little too fast--we had no starters and our prime rib was brought out almost immediately--but otherwise service was very good. The food was very good. There was so much of it that our college daughter had enough leftovers to feed her housemates. That's not a plus, but it's typical for the Midwest. The garlic potatoes and sauteed green beans were perfectly French. Very good bread pudding. There was a groom's party in an adjacent, partly closed-off area, but the group's noise was not intrusive at all. We will return to Salut when we visit our daughter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on August 31, 2010

Enjoyable evening. We sat outdoors & enjoyed the hot spot ambience. Friends ribeye was excellent. Our pasta dish was appreciated as it was NOT smothered in cream & therefore appealed to this diet conscious diner.
Would definitely stop by again. Wine we selected was good for the house red "good" option.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 30, 2010

Overall the food and menu were both very good. The service was a bit slow. They were not prepared for a show at Xcel so everyone was eating at the same time. The steak was so very tender and the optional boats were great. Dessert was very good as well. The fires were good but not as good at touted. I like fries with Gorgonzola, bleu cheese or ranch better than Bearnaise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 29, 2010

The steaks were not the greatest. I don't think the quality of food matched the price.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 29, 2010

The atmosphere is undoubtably Vibrant and friendly, the ambience made us feel we were back in France. My tuna dish was prepared the way i like it and my wifes Seafood crepe was delicious. Our Cream Puff desert satisfied our sweet tooth. However, my wife did not care for the Latte so we both had cups of coffee.

We felt inspired by their menu selections. We will definitely sample them next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2010

Generally excellent food and wine. The pomme frittes with Bernaise sauce and salmon were particularly good. The only minor drawback was that the dressing on the Panzanella salad was a little heavy. The red flight provides a nice, affordable overview of wines. The different courses weren't always spaced out well, but the waiter apologized for that. It is not the most romantic setting (at least in the large dining room in which we were sitting), but it is still a pleasant place to enjoy a great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2010

Had dinner with my girlfriend and her parents. Outdoor seating was full, but got seated right away inside. Menu selection was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2010

A great experience! We were a party of 7 for lunch and two of the 7 were children. The service was excellent. Our server saw to the needs of the youngsters and was friendly without being pushy. It was obvious that he had a child of his own. The luncheon menu was full of very interesting items. I settled on a chicken sandwich with avocado on ciabatta which was scrumptious.

We'll definitely return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 23, 2010

Nice spot for lunch. Food was good and seemed like a good value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 22, 2010

Salut is always a great experience, from the food to the wait staff.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 20, 2010

The food was good and the service was excellent. We had only two small complaints. First, the food was a bit slow to arrive. However, the waitress came out a few times to let us know why it was late and to apologize. Second, there was a small bone in my seafood crepes. Other than that, though, it was a great experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2010

We enjoyed the food and service at Salut. This was our second time and we will come back. Salut is a great addition to the food scene in St Paul and the greater metro area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 14, 2010

always dependable from burgers to steaks great service and staff ate there 20 times in 2010 and twice in 11 so far.fresh fish and specials are always varied nice keep it up please. could you please carry king crab please most will pay or try it on speacial

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2010

The food and service were stunning. Went with a group of six, ordered a variety from tuna sandwich, steak, duck and salad - all was amazing! It couldn't have been a better evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2010

We all ordered different steaks and all three were very tender and tasty. The meal came wt choice of potatoes: mashed or french fries. The mashed potatoes were heaping in a dish - too much. Would have preferred an alternative choice of salad or soup. We had the red velvet cake for dessert and that was excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 10, 2010

Our experience was terrific right from the start, the staff was opened and friendly. Our service was excellent, the stakes were done just the way we like them the 9 vegetable sauté were fantastic!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2010

The meat in the hamburger was gritty and low quality. The salad and drinks were good, and the service was excellent. I have had great meals there before, they must have been having issues this particular night.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2010

Food choices were excellent. Service was always available without being intrusive. Ambiance provides privacy without isolation.

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