restaurant: salut bar americain

Brunch at Salut is anything but bacon and eggs, although if that is what you are in the mood for, it can certainly be worked out.

I had always heard good things about Salut and on Easter Sunday we took the leap. Crab Cakes Benedict can sell the Taster on anything, I swear. Perhaps I should use some food persuasion for that black diamond ring I’m lusting after…

With a 1pm reservation – leaving plenty of time for a morning yoga session – I was more in the mood for lunch than breakfast. This is typical and the reason we don’t go out to breakfast often, although a number of the “breakfast” items on the Salut Brunch menu sounded amazing and I would have been happy with many of them.

With the sun shining and the patio doors open, a gentle, but cool Spring breeze greeted us in the safety (aka warmth) of inside. Cocktails were had – proscecco for her and a bloody for him alongside an appetizer of escargot bourguignon…when in a France…or a French Restaurant. ;)

{we were a little disappointed that our server didn’t tell us that mimosas and bellinis were half-off on Sundays but now we know!}


I ordered the Ahi Tuna Sandwich – I wish it had been a bit rare, but I failed to mention how I wanted it cooked and they didn’t ask – it was still delicious and perfectly light and satisfying at the same time. I loved the cucumber and spicy mayo that came along with it. {I resisted their famous frites and went for a salad on the side…must have been the morning yoga!}


The Taster “decided” on the Baked Crab Benedict, which seemed pricy at $15.95, but the portion was huge! In addition to being delicious, the sweet corn hollandaise was an interesting twist on the breakfast staple.

We left with full bellies and happy hearts – well worth the price of an amazing meal from time to time don’t you think?

Salut also has a great happy hour, so we’ll be headed back again soon.  {Next time I’m trying the frites!}


Edina: 50th & France – 952.929.3764

St. Paul: 917 Grand Ave – 651.917.2345


  1. Kristin says

    We had our rehearsal dinner at the Salut in St. Paul (they have a very fun patio, too). They always have at least 2 vegetarian options and I haven’t been disappointed yet. I can’t believe you resisted the frites! They are super tasty (but not quite as good as the ones at Barbette:)

    • Emily says

      Oooh, what a good place for a rehearsal dinner!! (Currently working on that!)
      Did Tim tell you that I was going to suggest that you NOT be a vegetarian in Greece?! (I was kidding I would never do that – the gyros are just SO good!!:) )

  2. says

    i love salut! it is our “i don’t where to go but want to go somewhere” spot. i think the food is only so so but art knows most of the staff which means excellent service. if you ever want to hit up a st paul salut happy hour, let me know :)

  3. says

    I love how a workout in the morning can set the tone for how you eat for the rest of the day…I feel so much better getting a workout in and definitely more motivated not to order crazy items at restaurants!

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