Permanently Closed - Salu

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379 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
This restaurant is permanently closed.

Salú Bistro and Bar is a contemporary European restaurant. Here, guests will find culinary influences from all over Europe. That extends to the interior of the restaurant as well, which takes several decorating cues from places like Italy, France, Spain and Greece. The most striking feature of the dining room is the recessed ceilings with glowing blue lights. These illuminate the dining area with a soft glow, and it looks as if the diners are looking up at the bottom of a pond.

Salú's offers both brunch and dinner. Some of the brunch specialties include French Toast sliders, huevos ranchers and a classic steak and eggs combination. The dinner menu is divided into a few different sections that includes flatbreads, entrées and a special section devoted just to mussels. Mussels are the signature item at Salú and guests can get them with everything from sriracha mayo and garlic butter to a white wine garlic butter sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slow service. Out of many menu items. Disappointing.

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HannahA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This restaurant had the worst service I've ever experienced. Would not go back again.

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John1
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice brunch choices and we were lucky enough to be able to get an outside table (noise level is off the charts inside)...really nice do it yourself Bloody Mary station for the bottomless drinks from 11-300. Great wait staff and food was very good and nice big portions

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nolababe
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was so warm and welcoming. He was very attentive as well as accommodating. He even loved how I surprised my friend with a birthday cake and celebrating her home visit since my friend has moved away. Cheers to him, (sorry I can't remember the gentleman's name but he is short with ginger beard!) Very sweet. ; )

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LauraC
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good variety of foods to select from...wonderful mussels and frites, flatbread pizzas, salmon and chicken. Good service. A little too noisy for conversation, but a fun, vibrant scene. Lively and fun! Our server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

BAD BAD service. Never again and I will tell all my friends NOT to go

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Nicole
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety of food options. Everything was delicious. Cocktails were origional and tasty. Service was very friendly, attentive and made great suggestions.

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LauraD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been wanting to try Salu since I heard about the bottomless mimosas for brunch. The deal can't be beat. While I was hoping some of the tapas would be on the brunch menu, I was still very pleased with the traditional eggs Benedict. Our party of six all enjoyed the food. It was extremely loud, but we had great service and a wonderful meal.

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goldenboy
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service an atmosphere were great. I, personally was not impressed by the menu.

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vipcpark
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great overall. The brunch menu was a bit limited compared to the full tapas menu. However everything was delicious and it was the kind of place you could linger over brunch and mimosas with friends for awhile! Great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing!!! Creative blends, good portion sizes, and variety. Our server was very attentive and had great recommendations

Only complaint was the noise level, made it hard to hear each other, though our server was able to make us laugh about it

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MilesM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flatbreads are way good. We eat at Salu's whenever we visit NOLA and there is always something new to try.

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vipArthur
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Salu based on past experiences with the wonderful tapas menu. We recently wandered in on a Saturday afternoon and discovered their brunch, which was quite fine but a step down from the tapas experience. The unlimited Bloody Mary option at $20 was delightful but did result in an unplanned afternoon nap. So be it. If Eric is your server ask him to lead you through the BM buffet and have him make your drink. He is a master at his craft.

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NOLALocal
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Dined on Monday night after Jazz Fest. Two of the items we ordered were not available. One of the wines was also not available. Two house salads were brought to the table to compensate for lack of menu items. This was appreciated.

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John1
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Noise level inside during happy hour is off the scale loud...thank goodness we reserved a table outside. Food is fantastic and drinks are tasty and cheap during happy hour!

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vipDesignergirl
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat. Lots of good choices to meet everyone's needs.

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vipjfish
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience1

must have been an off night as nothing seemed to go right except the manager was gracious and tried to correct things - food very mediocre over sauced and salted - good for loud drinking groups not an conversation to be had as everyone scream talks

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband and i LOVE Salu... its definitely our go-to place to bring out of town guest. we love the food, service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!! Amazing bread pudding

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LisaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to go for the parade. The service is the best. Mason could not have been a better.server. The drink and food specials were fantastic. The perfect day all around.

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vipSonny
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy hour is a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good but those of us that ordered flatbreads received lukewarm meals at best, cold at worst. The service was horrible. Wait time for our meal was 2 hours and many tables that were seated long after us were served first. The waiter was friendly but had to be flagged down every time we wanted to get another drink. It is also very loud once seating starts filling up. There were seven of us and you could only hear the people seated right next to you & then we felt as if we were almost shouting.

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Thehungrymom
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good, fresh food. My husband had the fried whole sea trout with green curry it was delicious! Sad they took the bacon wrapped dates off the menu-they were the bomb!!! The waitress this visit was hard to flag down when she was present, although I appreciated that she was friendly.

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vipNotsoeasypeasy
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dinner was great. Caught the tail end of happy hour, so it ended up being pretty cheap. Really too noisy. Something needs to be done to help reduce noise. Service was fairly awful, but he told us about the brunch drink special, so we went back Sunday. Wasn't impressed with brunch food, but they have their flatbreads available at brunch. The $20 bottomless mimosa, pimms cup, Bloody Mary special is worth going and not eating brunch items. Mary rocked as our server Sunday, so we'll always ask for her now.

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StephanieS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorites. good food and drinks. Definitely get reservations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fish was undercooked, food was barely warm

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This place was very ok.

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JoeM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Huge menu, everything looked good. As someone with allergies, I was very happy that I was able to order what I wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My friend and I came here for brunch on a cold Sunday morning. We had an early brunch, which was perfect since the restaurant quickly became crowded by noon. We ordered drinks, but did not opt for the $20 bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. My Irish coffee was made a bit strong, but delicious nonetheless and my friend had just one mimosa which was very good as well. Our food was hot and came out fairly quickly. I had a sausage and bell pepper omelet, which came with a side of potatoes. The potatoes were delicious! The omelet was very good also! The portions were good and the price was very fair. Highly recommend giving this place a try for brunch on a Sunday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The waiter, Terrance, was outstanding.
The noise level is irritating.
Fried artichokes were delicious.

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davidc
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was News Years Eve but we were seated very late and missed the Fireworks at midnight because the staff was so behind.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Very poor service in terms of honoring the reservation. We were seated an hour and a half after our reservation time. The bartender helped us out with a free round of prosecco after the first hour of waiting. Upon complaining after an hour of waiting to the hostess we were told we had been put at the bottom of the list due to arriving only 10 minutes late. I liked their menu and the server helped us out in the end and got us our food quickly, but it was very poor on the part of the hotess not to notify us that they weren't going to honor the reservation and not notifying us the new wait time.

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WasItWorthIt
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food! Bacon and egg flatbread was out if this world. It's not just for breakfast! Ridiculous amount of wait time to be seated. Reservation was at 8:30. Was not seated until 9:30.

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Daniel
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very busy as it was New Year's Eve. We had to wait about 25 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated. Once we were the service was good though. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The Food was very sub-standard. Chicken was very salty and the Prime Rib was extremely tuff. The time frame to deliver the food was excessive as well. It is unfortunate but we would never visit this restaurant again. The manager stopped by and heard our complaints but he never mentioned even comping one of our meals even though we didn't eat very much of it.

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Savannah
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salu has a great brunch. I had the avocado eggs benedict and it was awesome. They also have $20 bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers and a build your own Bloody Mary bar. You can mix and match cocktails- such a good deal!

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dsnell99
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the restaurant is very energetic with a somewhat young crowd on a Friday night, a good time can be had by both large groups or a couple looking for a romantic night out drinking and dining. We sat at the bar and took our time sharing several courses, cocktails, and wine. Everything was wonderful. The ingredients were first rate, from seafood to cured meats to veggies and herbs. The flatbreads are great to share like pizza, but not so filling that you can't try several different things from the menu. Really enjoyed the experience. And while it's not a true Spanish tapas bar, there is a definite European lean to the menu and just a great addition/variation to the New Orleans Cuisine Scene.

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Andrea22
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for the first time for their happy hour special. Food and drinks were awesome.

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Moffatt
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant didn't have a great night - our waitress went home in the middle of service and then there was an accident in the kitchen which caused a major delay in getting our food to the table. I've eaten here before, and I know it's a great place, just not on that night!

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vipnania38
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salu has great service and great food - the happy hour is one of the best on magazine - half off all drinks, flatbreads and mussles! I was with a big group and everyone loved their drinks and food! Great service and location :)

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Permanently Closed - Salu is rated 4 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.