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!}

Salut

Edina: 50th & France – 952.929.3764

St. Paul: 917 Grand Ave – 651.917.2345

13 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    May 05, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Wow your meals look absolutely delicious! I would eat that crab benedict in an instant :) Love brunch!

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  2. Maris (in Good Taste)
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    That baked crab benedict had to be worth every penny! What a wonderful brunch!

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  3. Kristin
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    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:)

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    • Emily
      May 05, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

      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!!:) )

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  4. kate
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    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 :)

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    • Emily
      May 05, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

      We should do that soon Kate! Fun! :)

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  5. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    May 05, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    YUM! Look at all of that good food! I wish I had one of those around here!

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  6. Kayla
    May 06, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    I love Salut! They have such great cocktails… the Poolboy Martini is my favorite!

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  7. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    May 06, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    The Salut in Edina opened just before we moved. I had the Cheeseburger Royale (pre-veg days) mainly because of the name. And the fries were fantastic!

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  8. Amanda
    May 06, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    LOVE eggs benedict! Looks like your meal didn’t disappoint!
    Lovely blog by the way! :)

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  9. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    May 07, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    Nothing like a fancy brunch and this looks amazing. My husband loves to order escargot when it is available and I’m in awe of that eggs benedict. Yum!

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  10. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    May 08, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    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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