5034 France Ave S.,
Minneapolis , MN 55410 UNITED STATES
Based on 17 reviews
Fantastic fare and fabulous frites!Delicious gourmet burgers and frites, yummy crab cakes, and delicious deserts. Busy spot for lunch and on weekends, but if you're lucky enough to visit during a weekday you can enjoy a leisurely lunch with a friend and sip a coffee while you catch up over a decadent dessert with two forks. Try their new St. Paul location on Grand where a large patio is a welcome perch to people watch while you dine on the fare that makes Salut worth the trip (and there's valet parking on peak hours).
Great Burgers and Fun AtmosphereHave been to Salute several times and the experience is always the same - great food and great service. Highly recommend the burgers, crab cakes, and french onion soup.
Salut Bar American is fantastic!I love going to Salut when I visit Minneapolis. The atmosphere is great and the food is to die for! The burgers are juicy and tender. Everything on the menu is fantastic. The service is always fabulous. Bon Appetite!
Salut Bar American is kid friendly!Best bread and butter! Great staff - they are so accomodating to our baby (now toddler). It's so nice to be able to eat out at a nice restaurant that is accepting of children!!
Just OKI really wanted to like this restaurant - and even gave it a few tries - but I would have to say that it's just...average. The bread and butter is good, the frites are ok, and I found the steak to be tough.
Wonderful RestaurantWhen I stopped into this casual looking restaurant for lunch I never expected everything to be so wonderful. Food and service were top notch and when I got the bill I couldn't believe how reasonably priced it is. I have since gone back several times and had both dinner and lunch and would recommend this place highly. It's a great atmosphere for both romantic meal in a corner both or having a large party. Spacious dining area and professional service.
Perplexing choice of sandwich breadThe atmosphere and service were good, but bad bread at a French-styled restaurant is a bit perplexing. The croque monsieur, which basically should be a tasty ham and cheese, was served as a hoagie sandwich rather than on good, crispy French bread. The problem with that choice of bread is that it is way too much bread for that kind of sandwich and what should have been a good sandwich could best be described as pile of ham and gruyere on soggy bread that reminded me of a bad Subway sandwich. A party at my table found his steak sandwich uninspiring and quite average. However, another couple eating with us claimed to have liked their dinner (they didn't have sandwiches), so the restaurant may be worth a try.
Three strikes and Salut is out!I have given this restaurant three chances and I can honestly say, I AM NEVER GOING AGAIN!
Love the Boursin BurgerI loved this place. It felt just like a Bistro in Paris. Yes the tables are close, but that is the way it is over there. It is cozy.
Snotty French--sarcastic AmericanWhen I first walked into Salut, I felt a lively energy right away which was perfect for my lunch with a big group of people right before Christmas. Our server arrived at our table with a board stated their today's special which I thought was a nice touch. We ended up ordering an array of lunch dishes ranged from salad to mini-steak. When the food arrived, the arrangement on each place looked fantastic and tasteful. However, none of the dishes was as impressive as it looked. The sirloin steak I got was somewhat dry and bland, though the fries were exceptional (or I just craved for fries that day.) With all that salt in the fries, we all craved for dessert. I ordered the adult hot chocolate which came in a gigantic bowl a size of a small child's head. It was overly sweet--so sweet it should have been called chocolate-flavored sugar syrup. I tried a little bit of the giant creme brule (seriously, it was HUGE!) It was again very sweet. Though I eyed one of the massive slices of cakes my tablemates had ordered, I decided to pass since I was getting close of sugar O.D. Bottomline is Salut is for those who want to experience a dinner or lunch with sarcastism. Fun for a big group or parents who wants to introduce the kids to American version of French cuisine...otherwise, go to a real diner or a french restaurant.
I don't think I've ever been served a worse cooked piece of fish.Halibut "Americain" or whatever it's called. It was trashed by the kitchen. WAY overcooked. Hardly edible. The accompaniments were ho-hum as well and failed miserably in saving what felt like flushing $30 down the toilet. Should have sent it back but oh well. From other reviews and this experience, seems they really don't have the kitchen in order. Otherwise, nice atmosphere and decent service. Oh, I read somewhere that the mousse was awesome. Please. It was below average at best. Sorry, but I won't be returning.
mutton dressed like lambI hesitated before writing about this place since it is a corporate run company and not an authentic anything, (neither American nor French) meaning it attracts allot of uninitiates to the world of dining and the menu always reflects this. However, I was invited by two different organizations to meet here on two separate occasions and I couldn't find anything positive about either experience. Trust me, I will go out of my way to try to find some silver lining because I appreciate fine dining. First, I'm bewildered by the writers here who felt like they were in France. My family has kept a home in France for over one hundred years and I have never, never, seen a menu in France that outright spells out their wine offerings something along these lines: "cheap wine" better wine" or "decent wine"!! Good grief, it's as if the company actually knows they are catering to idiots and treating people as such. The food was not worth mentioning. Neither good nor bad, it was the same slop you can get any where. The saddest thing is the people who are actually coming here sincerely hoping for a lovely dining experience and not getting it. Please go someplace privately owned that actually has a sincere owner who meets & greets you and wants to insure your overall good experience. This is so insulting and I am flabbergasted by the customers who don't realize they are specifically being treated as if they have never been anywhere outside of Minnesota. The oyster bar inside actually reeked like fish. An oyster bar is not supposed to smell fishy. The staff is typical of corporate restaurants. Scripted automatons that are trained to respond in a predetermined manner to your expected questions. I loved the glazed look we got when I asked mine in French!
Think twiceWe had gone to a movie and decided to walk over to Salut I had wanted to try it for awhile. First of all the salted butter was gross that they serve with the bread. The coffee was lukewarm. The french onion soup had way to much cheese not as piping hot as it should have been. We also ordered a sandwich and fries. The fries reminded me of Convention grill's fries. It was really pricey for what you get. Unless I was socializing or meeting someone there because of location I would not go back.
GREAT food, knowledgable service, lovely fresh dessertsread some other reviews.....sometimes think you midwesterners " don't get it " !!
Moderate your expectations, and you'll be charmed.Hmm, well, I can observe from some of the other reviews here that this restaurant may fall victim to overly elevated expectations....? Kids, this is *not* a French restaurant. It is Sarah Jessica Parker in Paris -- over the top, totally Americanized, cartoonish and entirely intentional. If you can take that served up with a side dish of irony, you'll enjoy this place.
This Review is For the St. Paul Location -I've never been to the Salut in Edina but my wife says the two seem different. I Love Salut in St. Paul and am so happy they're now on Grand! I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The regular salads are huge so great for splitting before one of the perfectly made seafood entrees. Great selections of wine at every price level too. Also, if you haven't tried it - leave room for the Red Velvet Cake! They are also doing a chef's tasting menu on the first Tuesday of the month that is very inexpensive and we were very pleased with the first one we enjoyed recently.
Best. Sangria. Ever.I love the cheeky French vibe of this place. I've only been here for brunch a couple of times, so I can't speak to other meals/experiences, but everything my friends and I have ordered was great. Their white sangria was life-changing. I get cravings for the stuff now. Service and atmosphere were good. Tables are a little close together for those of us lugging jackets and purses and whatnot, but the food and drinks are so worth the struggle to get to your table!
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