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Permanently Closed - Salu

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379 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner & Lunch Hours.
11:30 am to 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday
11:30 am to 11:00 pm Friday - Saturday
11:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dustin Brien
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pleasant
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Magazine Street and intersecting streets. Free Parking is available after 3:00 pm Monday - Friday and after 12:00 pm on Saturday, at the Gulf Coast Bank Parking Lot next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Salu is located on Magazine Street. We are on the Corner of Pleasant & Magazine Street. We are a 2 blocks from Louisiana Ave.and we are located just five short blocks from the Saint Charles Street Car line.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Slow service. Out of many menu items. Disappointing.

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2.0Dined on September 5, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

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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5.0Dined on August 31, 2016

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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4.0Dined on June 23, 2016

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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2.0Dined on June 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2016

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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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2016

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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5.0Dined on May 26, 2016

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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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

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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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

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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3.0Dined on May 2, 2016

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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5.0Dined on April 29, 2016

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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5.0Dined on April 25, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2016

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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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

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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5.0Dined on March 22, 2016

Love the food!! Amazing bread pudding

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

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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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Happy hour is a great deal!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2016

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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4.0Dined on February 19, 2016

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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3.0Dined on February 19, 2016

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2016

Fish was undercooked, food was barely warm

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2016

This place was very ok.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

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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4.0Dined on January 10, 2016

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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3.0Dined on January 1, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

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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2.0Dined on December 31, 2015

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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

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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1.0Dined on December 31, 2015

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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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

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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4.0Dined on November 20, 2015

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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5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

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

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2.0Dined on November 8, 2015

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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5.0Dined on November 4, 2015

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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