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Mother’s Day Brunch



Come and make Mother’s Day special, with a breathtaking San Francisco view and delicious food.

Make your reservation now: Sunday, May 10, 2015

Brunch from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dinner from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jefferson Award Winner: Salute’s Menbere Akilulu


From serving thousands of homeless to giving etiquette classes to kids, Jefferson Award winner and Richmond restauranteur Menbere Akilulu has made it her mission to give back. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3/4/15) See the video on CBS!



Menbere Aklilu delivers speech at Holy Names University


Richmond Salute  restaurant owner Menbere Aklilu delivered a buoyant commencement speech to grads at Holy Names University in Oakland today. Read full report:


When Menbere Aklilu sees the guests at her Thanksgiving dinner enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, or the stunning views of San Francisco from the expansive windows of her restaurant, Salute e Vite Ristorante, on the Richmond Marina waterfront, she thinks, “Today I am more blessed.”

Champagne Sunday Brunch

Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa with your choice of several egg options. And as always there is the fish of the day, meat of the day and pasta or risotto of the day. Excludes Tax and Tip. This is a plated brunch.

Thanksgiving Day Celebration


We invite you to get involved!

Every year on Thanksgiving Day  from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Salute hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for needy families and those less fortunate living in Contra Costa County. In 2011 we fed 300 homeless men, women and children. In 2012 we served 600 homeless and needy families. Last year in 2013 we served over 1300 people! We also had a Health Fair providing Flu shots to everyone attending the event. In addition Salute gave a coupon to each family good for ten sandwiches and a cup of soup throughout the Holiday season.  This is our fourth year and we are proud to announce that  700 US Veterans from Contra Costa and Marine Counties will be among the many families that will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Salute.

All of us at Salute are proud to do whatever we can for our community and are overwhelmed by the enormous support and generosity from our loyal customers, neighbors, friends, families, and business associates in this effort to continue to make Salute’s Thanksgiving Day Celebration a yearly event and excited to see how this will grow for many years to come.

Many of you have asked how you can support this event.  Your cash donation is very welcomed as well as volunteerism for the day or any items you would like to donate for the gift bags.  Your contributions will be used to support the event and items that will go into the goody bag given to each guest. The dinner will be exclusively provided by Salute. If you would like to volunteer for the day please contact Traci McWain at Salute on any Wednesday or Thursday in the months of September and October after 4:00 pm. Or you can email her at

Thank you to all of our many volunteers that helped to make this day happen. We express our utmost appreciation for your generous contribution.

With the help from GRIP we are now a 501 c 3 Charity , so all your donations are now tax deductible!

Donations should be made payable to: GRIP, “SALUTE THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION”
And sent to:
Salute E Vita Ristorante
1900 Esplanade Drive, Richmond, CA. 94804





Happy Hour

3PM – 6PM everyday of the week except the month of December and all other Holidays.

Picture windows offer beautiful views of the Richmond Marina, San Francisco Bay, Brooks Island and San Francisco. Our knowledgeable and friendly bartenders ensure your experience at the Salute Bar will be an enjoyable one.

Happy Hour at Salute includes:

  • $6 Wine by the glass
  • $6 Martini’s
  • $6 Margaritas
  • $4 draft beer
  • $5 well drinks
  • $8 Specialty Drinks
  • variety of yummy appetizers

Excludes Tax and Tip.

happy hour appetizer menu  |  cocktail menu  |  bar menu