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Saluda's

4.7
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2312 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2312 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipQueenBee
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an amazing wonderful meal. Our server was spectacular, food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. We were greeted friendly and cheerfully. Our sever was on the ball, attentive, perfect balance of personal and professional. The food was delicious with unique fresh spins on old favorites. Filet, grouper and stuffed pepper special all were delicious. Starters were great- drinks fresh and cold and the desserts simply to die for. Be sure to order an extra size if the corn for the table. Trust me. After a weekend of disappointing meals out, this last experience was simply lovely. Kudos!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual! Missed Jessica again! Next time!

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda's is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion! We sat out on the balcony and enjoyed not only the fabulous food but also the beautiful evening!

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KatieD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Saluda's never disappoints; the extra precautions they took during this pandemic were greatly appreciated.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very quiet. Great place for a dinner for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sheridan was a great server! Food and wine were awesome. We loved the patio overlooking the lighted trees.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great staff! I will return!

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vipBillS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining!

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BarbaraT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and decided to go to Saluda’s. We were hesitant at first because our last experience wasn’t the best, but options were limited on Sunday. My shrimp and grits were good. My husband ordered filet mignon which looked like a sirloin steak. We’ve been to many fine dining restaurants and being a steak lover, my husband has eaten many types of steak. This thin cut on meat clearly was not filet mignon and when he asked to be sure the order wasn’t correct, felt insulted at the fact that he was told it was. It was not worth the $35 spent on it. Needless to say we will not be going back.

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vipLoriO
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her friends to dinner. Food, drinks, service, setting were all excellent. Everything was perfect!

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CristinaM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with good food and a nice view! Service was on point and the atmosphere was romantic!

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience1

The menu nightly menu online was different than at the restaurant. The Fried Green Tomatoes were dripping in grease. The server wasn’t friendly. We’ve been coming for years but this time it was definitely not worth the money or the hour ride.

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SharonS
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fabulous meal for a special occasion. Very attentive waiter, who was sensitive to our conversations.

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MattM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice balcony outside make Saludas an ideal stop for fine dining in Columbia. Excellent service makes the evening easy to enjoy.

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Digger
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even tho I already liked the restaurant and the food, its become a true favorite during the pandemic with its lovely covered outdoor porch with views of the fountain and 5 points. Food is always delicious and presented with care and skill. Have been served by 3 different servers in last few weeks and all were pleasant and helpful.

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TBlaBla
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely amazing. The shrimp n grits, filet mignon, pork chop, and ribeye were all fantastic. This is our top restaurant in Columbia, SC. It’s an upstairs establishment in Five Points so not sure if handicap accessible. But a definite in my book of must eats.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Got lucky and got to sit out on patio. Unfortunately our few the kitchen back stairs and dumpsters. Where we enjoyed watching staff exit kitchen door and throw trash into the dumpster from the second floor. We were also entertained by getting to watch kitchen staff take smoke breaks.

Server was inattentive and disinterested in working.

Bread service was stale and very plain. Served with a sweetened butter that did not pair well with stale white bread

Mac and cheese as a side was served cold we did send it back and it was returned hot but we had finished half our meal by then

We went to celebrate our anniversary and there was nothing special about the evening. Very disappointing as this place received very good reviews

Last thing....stay alert as the restaurant shares a building with a very seedy bar. We did not feel safe having to pass through 20+ people gathered outside their establishment drinking and smoking in order to get to the door of the restaurant

Take our advise, dine elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent at Saluda’s as always!

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MrsB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date place! The balcony is great and makes you feel like you are in a tropical location. Fast service. Excellent food. Will definitely eat here again!

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charlesE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and atmosphere. Service was to notch!

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MichaelS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Superior experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service -waitress was attentive without hovering. Food was excellent, especially swordfish. the shrimp and grits were not my favorite (very heavy on the cheese), but everything else was wonderful.

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vipJohn
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a safe environment during this pandemic. Appetizer of fried oysters, entrees of sea scallops and swordfish, grand marnier creme Brulee dessert, and wine all thoroughly enjoyed.

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MattB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Service was outstanding too.

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WoodyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since I last visited Saludas (pre-pandemic). The food was delicious! I had the tuna app and the pear salad. My husband had the pasta special. Our service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

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TheWineGuy
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, it exceeded all my expectations. I will absolutely be back!

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Linda
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They helped make our 1st anniversary really special ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience from confirmation of reservation, to our server, the outstanding food & PERFECT ambience.

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Saludas
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and atmosphere and dining experience awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. 10/10 would recommend for anyone trying to treat their significant other or just have a nice night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You’ll see us again!

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kaybird
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saludas has become our favorite restaurant in Columbia-whether for a special occasion or just a nice place to eat a weeknight dinner, we have enjoyed our experience every time. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. The waitstaff is prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. This is the first time we have been back to Saludas since the covid shut-downs began; tables were spaced further apart, staff wore masks at all times, a bottle of cold water to refill our own glasses was on the table as well as a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Saludas never disappoints.

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LisaG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I took a night away from home, & booked this restaurant from Open Table. We’d never visited Saluda’s, but immediately liked the ambience when we walked in. I put the noise level at moderate only because we sat outside. The service was great, the food was EXCELLENT, & we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will visit again when we are back in town!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food , fantastic service . Nice indoor ambiance .- outdoor porch seating looks much better .

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dining experience. Would highly recommend it.

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JamesK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. In a great part of town and the outdoor seating was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place with great people and delicious food

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vipAnyaM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing yet very sexy dinner date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner together as a family after dropping our daughter off for her freshman year at the university of South Carolina... lovely restaurant recommended by a friend. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in town. Next Time we’ll definitely take a table outside. Patio dining area is charming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was great, the welcome was friendly, the bartender was social and suggested the perfect apéritif, the food was amazing. We are definitely going back. It was the perfect place to end our day.

FAQs

Saluda's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 799-9500.

Saluda's is rated 4.7 stars by 2312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.