Saluda's
Saluda's

Saluda's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saludas.com/
  • Phone: 8037999500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner 7 nights a week 5:30 to 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Blake Faries
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Saluda's can cater any event with items from our dinner menu, or we can customize a menu to fit your needs. Saluda's can handle all of your needs from an offsite boxed lunch for your officer to a wedding reception for two hundred. Please call Steve Cook at Saluda's to book your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Saluda's private dining room is the perfect place for any private function. Our room is soundproof, has its own door, and has independent temperature and music controls from the main dining room. We can host pharmaceutical programs, rehearsal dinners, private business meetings, and any other function. Customized dinner menus allow you to wine and dine your guests with style.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve Cook 8037999500
  • Special Events: Quiet pharmaceutical presentation. Exclusive business engagement. Elegant rehearsal dinner. Luxurious cocktail party. Whatever the occasion may be, one of Saluda's private dining rooms is perfect for your next event. Allow us to personalize your function by choosing dishes from our seasonally inspired menu or let us do the work with one of our preset large group menus. Our Events Coordinator can customize your function with nearly limitless possibilities available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greene street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Saluda's guests can choose between abundant on street parking or use our complimentary valet service available Wednesday through Sunday.
A word from Saluda's
Located in the heart of Five Points, just steps from the University of South Carolina’s campus and less than a mile from the state capitol building, Saluda’s has been impressing Columbia residents and visitors since it opened to much fanfare in 1996. Saluda's has created an exciting menu intermingling classically prepared dishes with cutting edge techniques and ingredients. Saluda's menu is built around mixing locally grown seasonal products with luxurious ingredients from around the world. Saluda's features Southern cuisine with French and Italian influences to create a menu both familiar and new. Our professional and courteous staff serves all of our guests with true Southern hospitality.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Saluda's reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)romantic (105)great for outdoor dining (80)fit for foodies (67)scenic view (56)neighborhood gem (56)notable wine list (46)good for groups (35)hot spot (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Saludas is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We love this place.We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. My wife had the shrimp and scallops absolutely fantastic. I had the sweet tea pork chop it was also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not on par with price
    Gabo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The ambiance at the restaurant was very nice as it was quiet and the outside balcony was really nice. The food and service were good but not on par with the price. We ordered food only (1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 desert) and our bill was $100. This is pretty typical of upscale restaurants and we were expecting it. However we were expecting great food as well. We had empanadas as an appetizer (good but not worth $12), lamb ossobuco (good), steak (very good) with a crabcake (okay) and fries (wouldn't expect them on a $41 entree) and a chocolate cake dessert (very good). I think that the restaurant has great potential, they just need to step it up a notch in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie231VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place with great food! The only negative I can say was the soup was hardly warm and we sent it back with no problems. Soup was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome food & wait staff
    Marathoners
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    WONDERFULLY ENJOYABLE EVENING. HIGHLY B RECOMMEND.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome.
    Thomas
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was the best dining experience I had all year. Food was awesome and the service exceptional. I will be going back next weekend. I was very impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    Jode8u
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is special food. Entrees were 10 out of 10. Server made us feel at ease and was attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our favorite fancy date night place in town. Great menu, great portions. Staff is always friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was great. My only issue was I made a reservation days in advance and still had to wait for a table when there were numerous tables available. Service could've been better, server seemed to take care of other tables a lot better than mine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavors
    FoodieWannabe
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Had a wonderfully slow meal with my wife enjoying the appetizer, soup and salad specials along with two exquisite entrees. As native Mainers, we were especially impressed with the lobster bisque. The duck breast was a great recommendation and the Lamb Osso Bucco fell right off the bone. This was definitely a high end dining experience which is normally beyond my budget, but worth an occasional stretch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Find!
    foodiecouple
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved Saluda's! I bought a groupon for Saluda's for my fiance's birthday and was a bit hesitate at first. I was concerned about the location, food, and seemingly uppity feel of the restaurant. I was so wrong!!! I loved the food, the atmosphere, the service, and the total experience. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful view of five points at night. My fiance had the sweet tea porkchop and I enjoyed the seared scallops and shrimp. Both were amazing. The food was perfectly cooked and flavored. Our server (wish I could remember his name) was amazing! Very attentive but did not hover. The restaurant even helped us celebrate with excellent dessert choices! (Hot chocolate cake is where it's at!) Definitely a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything we had was delicious and the service was great. Shrimp and grits is worth trying; it's very different than any I've ever had in a good way. The filet was outstanding. Great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    MrsD
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I purchased a Groupon for Hubby & I to enjoy a nice "Adult" dinner. It was amazing. The intimate setting was nice and the food was unbelievable!! And the waitress, I think Margaret, was GREAT!! Great choice and great night!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is superb as always. Live crab cakes, pork chop. Next time trying the fish too. The waiter was extremely good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Money
    GamecockDad
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal and dining experience with our daughter and her close friend who we cherish as our "other" daughter on Parent's Weekend 2014. All of our meals were outstanding, and our daughter's pork chop was the best I've tasted EVER! I highly recommend Saludas and will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agc13171
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent food, nice atmosphere, great service. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent & very tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had the Sweet Tea Pork Chop and my wife and daughter had the Country Fried Duck Breast. Both were excellent and perfectly complimented with their respective sides. It was fairly quiet on an early Saturday evening (which was surprising) but welcome as the waiter was not overwhelmed and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    JimC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Been awhile since we have dined at Saluda's. It was a nice evening so we chose to be seated on their covered porch. The weather was lovely, but the rowdy drunks below didn't blend with the overall ambiance. The food, however, was delicious. Much better than we remembered from our last visit. The portions were generous and the presentation was very nice. All in all, it was a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend
    yummyfood4me
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance was very nice for small group dining, and had a quiet noise level great for conversation. However, we sat on the balcony and the noise from CJ's below was not ideal. The waitstaff were very professional and accommodating. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer, which was very good and arrived in a timely fashion. The duck and shrimp were also very flavorful and cooked as requested. Overall I would love to dine at Saluda's again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner on a gorgeous night
    mrsm1214
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Saluda's. The weather was perfect, so we opted to dine outside. Service and food were excellent. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good, but not great
    Eatingwell
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    In all fairness, dining late on a Monday night may not be the best way to evaluate a restaurant. My food was vey good, but more expensive than innovative. Server was distracted, but dutiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Overall Spot in Columbia
    XEagleDriver
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    In Columbia SC, Saluda's has the best combination of food excellence, ambiance, and service. Other restaurants have equally excellent food (i.e. Oak Table, Tombo), nearly as good ambiance (i.e. Motor Supply Co.) and friendly, motivated, well-trained staff (i.e. Oak Table, Tombo), but what sets Saluda's apart is being top-notch in all three attributes. Pricey, yes; worth it, also yes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst service ever
    Eatwell2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had a reservation for seven people. The seating was fine, the ordering was fine also. The problem started when the food was delivered. The waiter forgot one persons meal. While the entire table waiting before starting we had to get the attention of two other waiters before ours could be located. Finally the final guests meal arrived but not before everyone food had gotten cold. The waiter upon our request said to see the manager said " well he was the one serving the food, did you not speak with him". Once we finally saw the manager he said " you can't be that upset for one person getting their food late. I've already served 400 people today and can't really be expected to spend too much time on a table of 7" We will not visit again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine w /love ones.
    Loveit
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I really e joy eating here. Did not like the new menu for this week. Hope hey bring ribeye and halibut fish and oyster Rockefeller back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    EuropeanesqueInSC
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Took our parents out for their birthday - smiles all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband, son and I dined at Saluda's last weekend. It was delicious! It was a nice evening, so we were able to dine on the porch. We are looking forward to coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carlos
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My only disappointment is that the bone end ribeye has been removed from the menu. That steak is the reason I frequently dine at Saluda's.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very Pleasant Experience
    harrynbob
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We found this by chance and truly enjoyed it. Our server, James, took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Vipper
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We hadn't been to Saluda's in years, but we heard about how much they had improved. We were not disappointed! The wedge salad, simple, yet one of the best I've had. The pork chop is incredible! We all ordered different dinners and shared. Shrimp and grits is very rich and scrumptious as were the special steak and grouper. Saluda's is definitely being added into our "rotation" for date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    KenDVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food and services! I love the outside dining over looking the fountain in 5 points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but not the last
    BD22
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have heard of Saludas but never been so I thought I would take my wife and have a nice dinner for her birthday. The facility looked very nice and clean. Our waiter was knowledge about the menu and what ingredients were used to make the dishes. The waiter explained a a few dishes that were not listed on the menu. He also gave us a heads up of what they were out of before we looked at everything on the menu so it prevented a bad experience. The wine and food was delicious. Presented very well on the plate. Our appetizer and salad was out in less than 5 minutes. After leaving the restaurant I called a few of my family members to let them know of my experience and now we all plan on coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere and food. Pricy.
    sensiblediner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My steak was delicious but was served on a bed of slaw with a few fried potato slivers and garnished with greens. I am more of a steak and potato man. My wife enjoyed her shrimp a scallops and wasn't overly concerned about the lack of a potato or rice. As previously indicated the food is a bit pricy. The good news is that we had a Groupon for $70 which only cost $35. It would have to be a very special occasion to pay full price. Parking was limited. We went on a Sunday evening. I would imagine parking would be more of an issue on Friday and Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, spotty service
    grayghost
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Planned as an anniversary dinner with a 7:30 reservation on a Friday evening. (Turns out we didn't need it, plenty of empty tables.) Server came by shortly thereafter and got us set with drinks. We started with salads which were very good but it was odd that the promised bread didn't make its appearance 'til the salads were almost gone. The main courses seemed to take quite a while to show up in a restaurant that was only half full but we weren't impatient (yet). The filet and pork chop were excellent. We ordered tiramisu but sadly it was very disappointing. It took forever to get our check and cash out because our server was preoccupied with a table of attractive girls. Nice guy but he clearly got sidetracked. Not likely to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We celebrated a 25th birthday party with a small group, but our waitress went above and beyond to make sure our service was exceptional! The food was fantastic and the wine list was spot on. The evening could not have gone any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service!
    John
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Celebrated wedding anniversary here and everything was outstanding as usual. Food was delicious, creative, with excellent presentations. Service was prompt, friendly, and informative. Wine selections great AR reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Saludas
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I took my Girlfriend there for her 30th birthday and we both enjoyed ourselves and the quiet atmosphere definitely was a nice touch. The food there is amazing with plenty to eat regardless of your personal palate. We will definitely be back and willnot hesitate to suggest both Saludas and opentable.com to other i come across in the same need as me...looking to do something special at a nice restaurant and wanting to do it via reservations. Thanks again for aiding me in making it a rememberable evening for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place never gets old.
    Brittanie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always a lovely experience dining at Saludas. I would like to mention our waiter James, he was incredibly friendly, confident on making meal and wine suggestions and very. attentive. That alone makes a dining experience memorable. The employees there have always been great, but James had gone above and beyond to make our doing experience top notch. I do make it a habit to come to Saludas as much as possible, and I will definitely be returning. Highly recommend for small groups (4-6) or as a date night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was wonderful. The building is a little hard to find. The sign isn't at street level its on the 2nd floor of the building. There's very little parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Another fabulous meal with top notch service. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best vibe in Columbia
    chickslovechocolate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has always been one of the classics of Columbia. The best location in the heart of Five Points and great food consistently!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience :)
    Yankmedic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant is a definitely worth the visit should you find yourself in Columbia, SC. The food, ambience and service all combined resulted in a memorable evening that was thoroughly enjoyable. The ambience and décor were upscale but not pretentious. The service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing or intrusive. The food was delightful and the wine list was the commendable. The owner even went above and beyond the call of service by offering to comp our dessert and after dinner drink when they politely asked us to move to the bar since they needed the table for another guest since we took an extended period of time to finish. Overall, it was a thoroughly rewarding experience. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.