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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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96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Special Occasion (38)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Casual (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fun (24)
Cozy (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Romantic (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Definitely overpriced relative to value but it was a great experience overall.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very good, but our waitress was only fair. Unfortunately we were seated near the kitchen/prep area where there was a lot of traffic and commotion. I have been to Salut before and even tho it was very busy, the service was much better. I plan to dine at Salut again despite this less than stellar visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointing for the second time. Service was non existent food was sub par. I had the worst Cesar salad I have ever had. The lettuce was brown and I have had better salad dressing at Perkins. I am assuming we got poor service, bad food, and a Horrible table in the back room because it was Valentines Day. This restaurant used to be one of our favorites.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Our second visit and equal in quality to the first. Food was very good although my apple pastry dessert was NOT. Service is exceptional; our server was knowledgeable and when she couldn't answer a question, she found someone who could. The bar is great, stylish and staffed by excellent bartenders. We made the mistake of ordering rail drinks and were disappointed in the quality of their house gin. Our bad. The martinis we usually order are well made but the generic ones are mediocre at best. Still one of our favorite places to eat and have a drink.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was friendly and very hospitable. Server was very efficient and attentive and checked with us appropriately. Dinner was wonderful. All around great experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

My first experience with Salut was amazing! A girlfriend and I celebrated Galentine’s Day with amazing food, great wine and exceptional service. I can’t speak highly enough of this restaurant. I’ll definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Great server. Great recommendations and very attentive. Sorry I cannot remember his name to give a shout out.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a super waitress who took great care of us!! Jena made sure we all were happy with our meals and things she had suggested. Very attentive -- to just the right degree. Thanks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food, a warm ambiance and terrific service by Jenn. Thanks!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Multiple selections of house wines. Very nice.
Able to accommodate gluten and vegan requests with good food.
Liked the options of portion size half or full.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Happy Hour options. Great food, great service. Lively atmosphere. Always a good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful pre concert meal. The chicken special was fantastic. Our server was very informative, and provided fantastic service. We will be back! Thank you!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Crazy busy on a Friday, good thing they take reservations, even at 5:15! Seated right away, good server, interesting cocktail, nibble bits and wide selection of entree to suit every type of diner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food, attentive, but not annoying servers. The host was kind to allow us to switch from a table where neighboring guests were barely two feet away, to a booth. Their happy hour menu is delicious and well-priced. I've had the shrimp po' boy twice now and it was delicious both times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A nice place to have a conversation with a friend. Food was awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous lunch and service great - Kyle was our server and was very attentive
We ordered dessert that was amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food/breakfast with a French touch. Expected more selections though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Salut is my fav! It’s my choice for my birthday celebration every year for the last decade! The Pomme Frites are to die for...and I dream of that Crab Cake Oscar regularly. Our server, Kyle, was super busy on a Friday night but still took the time to make my day special. Every time I come in Salut gets better and better. See you again soon for patio season!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service and food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great meal!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 4, 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 3, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 27, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family celebration

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 (Minneapolis)·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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