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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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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 (41)
Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (34)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Casual (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Cozy (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
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Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quick Bite (4)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Great meal!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and drinks were awesome. Service attentive, but not rushed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We try to stop here whenever we are in the Twin Cities. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Can't ask for more!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was delicious as always. However, was disappointed that they now charge for bread. Would recommend the seafood oscar crêpes, creamy hash, and cappuccinos. The bread is worth paying for (the whipped butter is great), but it was definitely better when it was gratuit.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have had both business lunches there as well as a great place for a get together with friends and it never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious (although my quiche was a bit small) and the service is second to none. We also find the prices to be fair for the food quality. Once again, we enjoyed our visit there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Nothing beats a smart, witty waitperson offering good advice on pretty singular food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fun to meet up with friends in a great setting. Service was very good and accommodated special request on the food. Good place to relax and enjoy dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and atmosphere at Salut is fabulous. It was our second visit, and it was, again, delightful. The food is special, delicious, and worth the money. The scene is pleasant, quiet, and comfortable. We really appreciate Salut because it is the full package - it does not disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Eight of us met for a post-holiday lunch. Great service. Everyone loved their selection. Many excellent and affordable menu options. Includes great baguette. Easy to talk. Not loud. In the summer, the patio is wonderful. I also know the Happy Hour is a good value. Reservations are good to have. Staff is very accommodating

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Guess it was an “Off” night.The dining room was not busy,yet the staff seemed to struggle to keep up.It appeared there was little communication between staff members.Our orders were confused upon delivery to the table(the diners had to direct the plate service),the Bernaise was not delivered to the table and additional bread that was requested was ignored.It was just a lazy effort(uncharacteristic).

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

unfortunately, our order was not entered or it was misplaced if it was entered. Other tables who were seated after us were finishing up their dinner by the time we got our food. The server did not tell us what happened but instead avoided us. We did not receive any sort of discount. My advice to the server (having been a server for many years) is to at least inform your table of what happened and go to the Manager to see if there is any concession available for the customers. The absolute worst thing to do is to avoid your customers without any explanation. I really enjoyed the restaurant, however, and will definitely come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We made the reservation because it was conveniently located for all involved. New Years Eve is a busy night, but the staff did a fine job of handling it. The food was good and reasonably priced. We will return.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have enjoyed Salut, in both the Edina and St. Paul locations, more times than I can count. For the last four years, we have picked Salut St. Paul for our New Years Eve dinner. We've enjoyed it, until this year. The space seemed more cramped than usual (it was very busy), and it was drafty. We even changed seating locations, but it didn't help much. Three of us picked standard items from the menu, but I picked the special, which was an 8oz filet (I ordered medium rare) with a lobster and crab sauce with fried asparagus and scalloped potatoes. This is where things went down hill. The first filet came out medium well, so I sent it back. By the time the replacement came, the family was done with their meals, which were quite good. The leftovers were boxed up and everyone was ready to go. The replacement steak was perfect and the sauce was quite good. I ate two or three bites and boxed it up to take home with the rest. They didn't charge me for the single glass of wine, which didn't really compensate for the interruption the overcook steak caused in the whole experience of our meal and time together. If I'm going to spend over $200 on a meal for four, everything should be right the first time. We'll probably eat at Salut again, esp. for lunch, but we'll probably think about other options for dinner in the future. The wait staff did a great job and were pleasant throughout the night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was there in the evening on New Year's Eve. 630pm. Seated right away. Nice table. Extremely loud. Couldn't talk to my wife. Food was on expensive side My seafood stew. Boolliabais was not seasoned at all. Tasted like water. I needed to salt and pepper it heavily. Wife had the over priced special. It also was not seasoned at all and very bland. Service was fine. Would not go back. Too many other better places to eat in Saint Paul

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Eight of us celebrated Christmas meal there and really enjoyed the French cuisine, especially the bread/butter, seafood and burgers.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service did not match the meal...excellent flavor, very average service...nothing bad, but nothing great. Probably would not go again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We are frequent visitors to Salut because the restaurant is vibrant, the service is always very attentive and the food is good value

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was excellent--drinks, oysters, steak and fish--all done well and very enjoyable indeed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family celebration

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Had a wonderful holiday outing with friends! Great food and great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous Manhattans and great service. Recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

There was a bit of a wait to be seated,despite having a reservation.It appeared that the staff was struggling to keep up with table turnovers.It was awkward,but did not negatively impact a thoroughly enjoyable evening!
Our server was extraordinary!She was accommodating to a flaw!Kudos and many thanks for your warmth and professionalism!
The meal was great and our “mixologist” behind the bar is a master!Nicely done!
Thanks for a delightful evening!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Both food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everyone in our family loves this place! It’s our go-to restaurant for special dinners. Service and good are reliably good.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful meal. Maple glazed salmon was outstanding.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place to relax and enjoy a excellent meal. Service was wonderful and our booth was very comfortable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service started out slow but as our lunch progressed we wound up getting more attention. Food was fresh and delicious. We used an opentable gift certificate from an email which had been redeemed online, thjs wound up being a hassle but eventually we got that taken care of (I fault opentable for being making the redemption process so cumbersome). We were charged $15.95 for the Turkey Burger even though the menu stated $13.95. Not sure if the fries were a 'side' which cost $2.00 extra or what the deal was. The menu at the restaurant didn't state whether a side was included or ala carte, but the menu online states 'Sandwiches & Burgers served with hand-cut fries or a small salad'. We were already tired of waiting for the gift certificate issue to be resolved and didn't want to wait around any longer, so decided not to question it and just paid and left. We'd probably return but not in a big rush to do so.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food is consistently good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Hostess was gracious and efficient. Waitress forgot to bring the bread - we had to ask for it - but was attentive and efficient for the rest of the meal, and promptly presented the check when we wanted it. (I dislike waiting for it.)

Chicken on my companion's salad was dry. She mentioned it to the waitress. It looked really dry to me, too , and not very tasty. I had the 3 course lunch special which was excellent. Bread was a bit dry, not up to your usual quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Without a doubt at the top of our list in St. Paul. Just a great all-around dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful and warm. Nice lunch specials. Polite staff.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves so much that I will return later in the week.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Enjoyed lunch with friends and everyone loved their food and service. I had the squash soup and it was delicious .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The menu offered something for everyone, ages 12 to 73, and that is always good news for family get-together. Great service.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

On this particular occasion, for brunch, the service was poor. We have had many good dinner experiences here.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was awful! They crammed our party of 10 in a table meant for 6 or 8. The server seemed disinterested in our presence and was bothered to even do the basics (take our order, refill water, clear plates, proper timing of appetizers and main course, etc). We were surprised and disappointed. This experience was less than ideal to celebrate a birthday.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great duck. Pleasant waiter. Enjoyable although noisy. Fun art on the walls. Busy bar.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great lunch menu. Great food. Great service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for a large group celebration. We had a birthday gathering for ten people, and though we usually dine here with two to four people, service was just as good with a large group. One of our favorite places for dinner and brunch, though I wish they would add steak frites to the brunch and lunch menus. Once in a while they will do it for you, but don't seem to listen to our requests to add it to the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great time with awesome service and special mention of my birthday! Very pleased with food and especially our server. Will drive the 45 minutes to come again!

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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