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Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

4.4
4.4
3143 Reviews
$31 to $50
French


We are the brasserie down the block! Warm and welcoming, with an urbane wit and urban sensibility, it’s an afternoon hangout and an evening refuge. The setting evokes a classic Parisian bistro/restaurant. The service is spirited, confident and capably executed. 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 snooty sommeliers. From the welcoming wine list, to the playful décor, to the genial buzz in the dining room or two Event Spaces, Salut celebrates the French restaurant’s essential qualities while dispensing of the exclusionary ones. It demystifies French food by making it accessible and rewarding while poking fun at the stereotypes that surround it. Call us to book one of our Family Style Feasts, for takeout or dine in!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 917-2345

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Nelson

  • Catering

    We have three different Family Style Meals available for *carryout* with 72 hours notice. <br />Family Style Dinners - Each Family Style Dinner serves 8 to 10 guests, 72 hours advance order required.<br />Coq au Vin <br />Seasonal Family Style Salmon<br />Grand Boeuf Bourguignon<br />Please email: aviacara@parasole.com to book your date today!<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Salut Bar Americain on Grand Avenue has two Private Dining Rooms to book for your next special occasion!Are you finding restaurants to be too noisy to get folks together to enjoy dinner and talk? Need space to celebrate a belated special occasion? Email: aviacara@parasole.com to see if your date is available and for more booking information!

  • Private party contact

    A.J.Viacara: (888) 775-5475

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    between Milton Avenue and Victoria

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Easy access via the main bus line on Grand Avenue.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,143 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Outdoor Dining

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for Groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

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  1. b

    betseyj

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    It was a Monday night and after sitting at our table for 20 minutes I went up to the host to see if we had a server. The manager came by and took our drink order and than came back and took our order. The food took over an hour and the server showed up when our food was delivered. The french onion soup had no flavor and we had to add salt to it. The halibut also had no seasoning on it and tasted bland. I have had good food and service in the past, but not tonight. Very disappointing when my bill was $400.
  2. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely small bachelorette brunch. The drinks & food were great, and the service was very friendly. We were seated outside, the patio is well maintained and the street traffic was not bothersome.
  3. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The walleye was good, but sat in too much butter sauce. Same with the crab Oscar…way too much sauce. Service was great. Disappointing experience for the high prices.
  4. J

    Jason

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Super nice interior, great service, however for the price point the food left a lot of flavor to be desired, French onion soup didn’t differentiate much from boxed beef broth and in general the food tasted under seasoned and underwhelming
  5. PN

    PatriciaN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I love dining at Salut, and have never had bad food there until last night. I ordered the burr at a salad with Salmon and heirloom tomatoes. The burrata was tough and chewy, no creamy center. The salmon was over cooked, and the tomatoes were not ripe. I was sooo disappointed. I am hoping this is a one-time mistake. The patio was lovely and the ambience was very pleasant.
  6. MN

    MNTim

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual.
  7. RN

    RN1762

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio, excellent service. Entrees were good. Soup of the day was watery.
  8. S

    Sandy

    Minneapolis

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    My friend asked for extra ice. She saw the waiter was bringing it to the wrong table and she told him across the tables that it was for her as he was confused. He came to our table and said he did not like when people yelled to him while he was waiting on other tables and said how demeaning we were! It was very awkward of him and kind of ruined our meal. We kept getting other waiters to bring the rest of meal and he kept giving us dirty looks! Salut is one of our favorite restaurants and this was an unpleasant experience. I’ve never been yelled at by a waiter !
  9. N

    Norge

    Minneapolis

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Though it took a while for our server (Andrew) to initially greet us, he provided great service! Upon the arrival of a [short-lived] rain shower, Andrew quickly moved one of the umbrellas to shield us as we preferred to remain outside. We also received great assistance from one of the hosts when we requested to move our location on the patio.
  10. M

    Mike

    Minneapolis

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch on Sunday. Love it!!!
  11. L

    Lomast

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dale, our server, was great! He was super friendly and helpful! We shared small plates and everything was delicious! It was a great night out!
  12. EW

    EricW

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I'm a long time customer and typically very happy with Salute but this visit was different. A friend and I each ordered a meal on the patio, which was great, but I ordered the Poulet Paillard to go for my wife and when I got it home realized the portion size was about 1/3rd the size (laughably small) you get when you dine in at the restaurant. This was very disappointing.
  13. NK

    NathanK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and it was a great night. Service was curious and quick. Food was very good and great energy.
  14. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    For at least the last 10 years, Salut has been one of my favorite, if not my favorite, restaurants in Saint Paul. Post Covid, however, they changed the menu and significantly increased their prices. To make matters worse, this “French” restaurant doesn’t sell a single European non-IPA beer at present. Quite disappointed.
  15. FS

    FreddyS

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for a business lunch Moved inside because of possible rain And the staff was very accommodating
  16. BB

    BeverlyB

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It’s hard to beat this patio on a beautiful summer day!
  17. CK

    CherylK

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor patio. Our server Andrew was the BEST. Ordered the walleye as two weeks ago it was marvelous…not so this time around 😕
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We love this restaurant and were so disappointed by our last experience we will not be going back. The restaurant is insanely understaffed and our server was too busy to check on us and forgot part of our order. The appetizers and food took forever, and by the time the food came out the steaks had been sitting under the heat lamp to the point of being completely dried out.
  19. MM

    MargaretM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, straightforward and varied menu. Good wine list. Very knowledgeable wait staff. An excellent place for gluten free food.
  20. F

    Fourpals

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server!
  21. JM

    JulieM

    Minneapolis

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated or 15 wedding anniversary outside in the beautiful MN weather with delicious cocktails and food!
  22. b

    bobo

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food used to be excellent. Not I get a piping hot plate because my burger has been sitting under heat lamps, cooking the bun hard. Who knows if the burger was medium when it was plated, it came to me well done. The calamari used to be the best of anywhere I had ever tried. It was served with pickled jalapeño peppers and a lovely aioli sauce. Now you get half calamari half breaded vegetables and mayonnaise. The Chicken Cobb salad is a shadow of its former self. You have become pedestrian. Raise your standards. Reach for what you once were!
  23. C

    Candi

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always superb. Highly recommend.
  24. JD

    JenniferD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good and patio is always nice but restaurant must have been short staffed, had to wait 20 mins for the waiter to come to our table and then barely saw him the rest of the visit and had to go ask the host for our check.
  25. c

    cleo

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch spot. Love the outdoor patio but was too hot.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love to come here to treat myself to self-dates; just me, a couple of drinks, some awesome food, and a book. The wait staff are very kind and considerate.
  27. MH

    MarkH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed our visits to Salut over the years. Great casual and fun atmosphere. Food and service are excellent. Reserve early if you want outdoor seating in the summer and be sure to specify it in the reservation. We visited for an anniversary dinner out. Bread and calamari appetizers with wine were a perfect start. I had French onion soup and salad with anchovies while my partner had mussels. We both enjoyed our meals very much. They unexpectedly brought out a small celebratory creme brulee for the occasion. A wonderful place for dinner whenever you're in the Grand Ave area of St. Paul
  28. LB

    LizB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark our server was fabulous! The food was great— it was a fun afternoon celebrating wedding dress shopping and birthdays!
  29. n

    nancye

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service with a great outdoor patio.
  30. AJ

    AmandaJ

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like I’m eating at a bistro in Paris! It’s a good idea to share small plates so you can have a little bit of everything. The oysters are always fresh and outstanding!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good experience.
  32. DL

    DeannaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing evening out. Loved sitting on the patio and enjoying the ambiance and people watching. The kitchen was very backed up and they were super apologetic but we were in no hurry and didn’t mind one bit.
  33. MG

    MarieG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was there on Saturday, July 9, 2022. I ate my meal there and brought 2 meals to some dear friends. While my meal was excellent and the server was fabulous, the 2 meals I brought to my friends was a disappointment. One meal was inedible (she called the restaurant and complained) and the pommes frites were hard. (The one I ate at the restaurant were out of this world.) The manager did put a credit for the one meal and the pommes frites on my credit card. While I would give a rating of 4.5, I think my friends would end up giving it a 1, because this is the 3rd time they have had takeout from there and each time there has been issues.
  34. AW

    AnnmarieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour menu! The mussels are delicious! Great service!
  35. P

    Pennyj

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salut is my go to feel good restaurant for a convivial soirée
  36. J

    Jeanette

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David is a fantastic waiter! Highly recommend Salut Bar Grand Ave
  37. A

    Ally

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a nice place for dinner
  38. g

    goodeats

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, nice variety of foods on the menu and cocktails. Happy hour is great! Also nice selection of three course meal options with just the right size portions.
  39. S

    Sarah

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great night outside! Service was a little slower than expected but food was top notch.
  40. SP

    SPCMY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    My fiance and I decided to try a new place for brunch. We ordered a few dishes including an appetizer to share. The croissants tasted standard, nothing outstanding. They were crispy because they'd been toasted, but by the time they got to our table, they were cold. Our main meals lacked any flavor and some of it tasted stale. Some of the items I requested were never even brought to our table. I was excited to try a French-inspired meal, but there wasn't anything outstanding that I could point out. Very disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul using the Order Online button. Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 917-2345.

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul is rated 4.4 stars by 3143 OpenTable diners.

Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Salut Bar Americain - St. Paul

917 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Milton Avenue and Victoria

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Easy access via the main bus line on Grand Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Nelson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 917-2345

  • Catering

    We have three different Family Style Meals available for *carryout* with 72 hours notice. <br />Family Style Dinners - Each Family Style Dinner serves 8 to 10 guests, 72 hours advance order required.<br />Coq au Vin <br />Seasonal Family Style Salmon<br />Grand Boeuf Bourguignon<br />Please email: aviacara@parasole.com to book your date today!<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Salut Bar Americain on Grand Avenue has two Private Dining Rooms to book for your next special occasion!Are you finding restaurants to be too noisy to get folks together to enjoy dinner and talk? Need space to celebrate a belated special occasion? Email: aviacara@parasole.com to see if your date is available and for more booking information!

  • Private party contact

    A.J.Viacara: (888) 775-5475

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