Saluda's

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1990 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Server was very helpful and very funny

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DL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was cooked perfectly. Wine suggestions were spot on. I will definitely come back here.

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RR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambiance to match. Went for date night and shared a hummus appetizer which hit every mark. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped guide us to incredible selections. Chose to sit on the porch and the view overlooking the 5 point fountain at sunset was stunning. The wine list is Top Notch and the house cocktails were excellent as well. Overall an A+ experience.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was good. The restaurant is beautiful.

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MW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Food was amazing. Steak was cooked perfectly. Blood orange martini was remarkable. It's not something we can afford to do often, but when we do it, it is absolutely worth it.

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CC
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Server was great as usual. One of our favorite places in Columbia.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. We be back in July! The mac n cheese was very good!

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SR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening for dining on the balcony. Great experience.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

One of the better if not best “fancy” places to eat in Columbia.

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WF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints. Delicious food, enjoyable outdoor atmosphere, and good wait staff.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Columbia! Amazing food, amazing service and it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle. My family and I will be back for sure in the near future! Highly recommended!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a pretty good experience! There was a hair in the water pitcher and then the second round of water glasses had what looked like a piece of skin, which was pretty gross, so I just drank from the bottled water I happen to carry in my purse and ordered wine. 😂 After that the service was really good! The appetizers were delicious! Most of our party enjoyed our meals though we had some picky eaters who had some complaints. But, no one complained about dessert, it was fantastic!! We had the cheesecake, chocolate cake, and sorbet and all 3 were devoured! Yum!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner was wonderful! The server Corey was great! The food was good.

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b
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Hostess lost my reservation and then blamed it on me.
Waiter accidentally spilled a drink on my moms dress and did not offer to pay for the drink/dry cleaning of the dress.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son's Carolina graduation at Saluda's. It was a wonderful experience! The food and atmosphere were awesome. We will be back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, great service great food

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service from the hostess, bartenders and server were outstanding. The server's knowledge of the menu and her easy going vibe was terrific to celebrate my son's college graduation. Her suggestion of the swordfish was terrific. The food was good and the price point was spot on. Abottle of Vove to finish off the evening was perfect.

I like the fact that they had a great variety of wines at every price point but was not too "cool" not to stock the go to domestic beers like Miller Lite. Knowing every person has a different need makes your place cool not the other way around.

Well worth a visit. Mike from Washington, D.C.

Saluda's
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thanks Mike! We're glad your family enjoyed everything and congrats to your son on his graduation!

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s
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Columbia. Thanks to the staff for making our Anniversary special.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, from service to every course.
Very special dining experience. We will come back as often as we can when we are in Columbia.

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JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the experience.

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JB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Filet was undercooked and service wasn’t as good as usual.

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Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great.

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S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Was great!

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ZR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was out standing . Sword fish was great my dates steak was out standing.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was elegant. The owner did not have the wine we ordered but took the time out to come to our table and recommend two different wines. His choice was perfect. The waitress was very attentive to our table. She had no problem with a special order for my daughter. Very accommodating. Food was superb. A can’t miss in Columbia.

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BF
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service and wonderful outdoor dining ... go there.

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S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Sat on the porch and had a fabulous meal.

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JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the lamb t bone. I didnt think the dish was good and was overpriced. the accompaniment didnt go with the meat. I will order something else next time.

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RC
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had Easter dinner at Saluda’s and it was outstanding! This restaurant never disappoints!!! We had the shrimp and grits; for my money this is the best shrimp and grits in Columbia!

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PG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Easter Brunch!

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AD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ester with family

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D
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a bad place for a moderately upscale dinner. Had a pretty comprehensive wine list. Wine steward brought us the wrong bottle of wine once. Not a big deal though. I had the lamb and for the price (41) it was "meh". It was about as thick as two normally cut lamb chops. Cooked to the correct doneness but almost no discernible seasoning and it needed some. My companions had no complaints about their meals. I'll probably go back but not before I check out some other similarly priced dining options in downtown.

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TY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is great for a special occassion since it is a little pricy. However, the food is delicious and served in very large portions. The fried green tomato appetizer was excellent and prepared better and differently than anywhere I have had this. The side of macaroni and cheese was creamy and tasty. The sea scallops were huge, the ranch steak tasty and the lamb special very nice with a different kind of cut that is usually served. The brussel sprouts that came with the ranch steak were as good as the steak. They brought out a candle in a delicious piec of chocolate granache cake for the birthday we were celebrating.

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LJ
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to have dinner and reconnect with an old friend.

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O
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Saluda's. The food was delicious and the service was great.
Also, it was delightful to be able to dine outside. We look forward to returning soon.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! We'll definitely be back.

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GS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

we had fried green tomatoes and they were very overcooked

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BF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dishes were delicious! We had a party of five and everyone ordered different food.. salmon, shrimp and grits, filet mignon, NY strip.... all delicious! We will be back

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London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitress was very helpful and friendly.

One steak was over cooked.

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AF
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, awesome ambiance. Sat on the porch outside on a lovely evening. I'll be back!

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