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Saluda's

4.6
1720 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner 7 nights a week 5:30 to 10:00

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Phone number
(803) 799-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Josh Rogerson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Greene street
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Parking details
Saluda's guests can choose between abundant on street parking or use our complimentary valet service available Wednesday through Sunday.
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Special events & promotions
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 1720 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The lamb osso buco was to die for. Super tender delicious and satisfying

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic setting outdoors. Server was very knowledgeable and kind. Food was prompt, but not too prompt to be able to enjoy a romantic setting. Not a nibble left on either my husband's or my plate. It was an anniversary celebration and on more than one occasion we have chosen Saluda's.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friends referenced this place to me as “cute place on top of Starbucks” and it was everything and more. We sat outside and had the blackened tuna appetizer, the ranch steak & the lamb. Everything was perfect. Server was nice, knowledgeable of the menu, and gave us great silent service. Was in complete awe that I had never been here before living 5 minutes away. Can’t wait to come back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great location!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food and service is always top notch.The service was great.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

have been many times service is always good. excellent for conversation with noise level. but food was only average tonight. duck & lamb over cooked — maybe an off night for chef?

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Family dinner. Excellent service and exceptional meal. Well worth the visit and will return...

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food with a great location and view on the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent and enjoyable outing! Great ambiance! Will be back!

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They were 20 minutes late getting us a table past the reservation. You should not post availability on open table if you really do not have the availability. Next, our appetizer took 30 minutes, we had finished the wine by the time dinner ever came. During the wait I poured our wine and not once did anyone tell us the Kitchen was behind or offer bread, anything. At the end of the meal they comped the dessert wine, which was nice, but never actually offered dessert. I cannot remember dining somewhere that I felt they really did not care if we were there or not.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I took my wife for her birthday. The dinner was FANTASTIC. We both loved our meals and the desserts were AMAZING!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and ambiance were great, but we waited over 40 mins for food. We onthevterracesnd thebar noise from below was slightly obnoxious. Maybe an early reservation would solve this.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great menu and superior food. Highly recommend for a tasteful dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was good except my entree—the duck. It had zero crisp and was inedible unless you like raw fat. I didn’t complain so don’t know how they would’ve handled but you would have thought that someone would have asked when it was completed uneaten. Favorite thing was pork belly appetizer. Probably wouldn’t return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was awesome. The service was outstanding which is to be expected! I am definitely looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Saludas offered a great atmosphere for a special occasion, the service was outstanding from start to finish. The food was served in a timely manner and could not have tasted better!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Gorgeous! I felt so welcome! I definitely would go back!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

There aren’t many higher end establishments in Columbia so we decided to try saludas for our first anniversary dinner. I was called several days prior to our reservation to confirm that we were coming. I had requested a table by the window since we were celebrating our anniversary. When they called to confirm they said they had a table for us by the window. When we arrived the night of our dinner every table by the window was full. I let the hostess know that they told me we had a window table reserved. She said well they shouldn’t have told you. She also said we could wait 30 min to sit by the window. Not what I expected when I made my reservation a week in advance and was told over the phone we’d be by the window. Our server was excellent and really the only reason we stayed for dinner. The scallops were excellent, I had the $49 opus filet and ordered it medium rare. The steak came out cold and completely raw in the middle. They probably seared each side for 30 seconds. The only reason I didn’t send it back was because our server was so nice and didn’t feel like ruining our anniversary dinner. Probably won’t be back. If you’re looking for reliable service and a perfect meal each time consider Motor supply co. Or Colas.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was fantastic. Wait staff was kind and helpful. Wine suggestion was amazing. We will be back, for sure!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Enjoyed my dinner, but I think the meals are overpriced - get a Groupon.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Best restaurant in Columbia metro area. Steak is excellent, flavors are fantastic, top-notch service.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

My steak was under cooked. My potatoes where over cooked and serviced with some mushy stuff. The grilled asparagus was almost raw. The flavors where good but the cooking was horrible.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Outstanding food and service! Wonderful atmosphere and excellent staff !

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate our daughter’s 31st birthday on a Sunday and found Saluda. What a great experience. Food was amazing. Drinks were Fantastic. Service kept our glasses full. Impressed when restaurant called to confirm the reservation after being made on Open Table. Only down side was lack of elevator to the second floor.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Was there on a Friday evening and was impressed with the atmosphere. However, there was a party in a private dining room which was pretty loud. Had to ask the staff to close the door, but it didn’t stay closed. The duck breast was very good but way too much cumin (I think) in the confeit. The service was excellent and the portions generous. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food is very good. Properly prepared with good presentation. Unfortunately they lost points on a server who feels we were doing her a favor. Not optimal at this price point. Perfectly fine for Burger King.

Appetizer tonight was the Mussels. Outstanding and well paired in its flavor profile.

I had the Lamb and Filet Mignon because I wanted experience both plates. Had some take home!

Both well prepared and presented.

Desert was a birthday cake Cannoli. A bit gritty for my taste. I prefer a soft smooth texture throughout. The flavor was good and the cannoli shell was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Saluda's is always great. All three of us chose the Mahi and it was delicious. And we don't ever skip the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese - like little sandwiches.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It is one of my favorite places and I am NEVER disappointed!! Everything is "just right".

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The meal was incredible, a true farm to table experience. Loved the uniquely inspired dishes from beginning to end. Fresh ingredients, a wonderful mirage of flavors, complimenting each other in an exquisite fashion.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This restaurant was a great find on a Saturday night that we needed a quiet date! The food was fabulous, the ambience was amazing and the service was very good....... only thing was he brought my soup out with a salad and I didn’t like that but otherwise everything was perfectly perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was a fantastic experience. The service, food, wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Bartender and waitress were excellent. Food was the best we’ve ever had there. Two thumbs up!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Saluda’s is a forgotten gem in Columbia. We had such a great time celebrating out son-in-law’s birthday!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Husband's birthday and first date night in 9 months after having our first child. The evening started out great - great beer & wine selection, great service and delicious appetizer. The entrees were what ruined our evening. The Cajun pasta with "fresh made daily" pasta was over-cooked, way past the point of al dente. Husband ordered a medium temperature NY strip and was served a closer to rare, unseasoned, chewy/ gristley strip. Sent it back hoping for a new steak, seasoned & done right only to be served the same steak overdone. Ultimately the steak was inedible; we left hungry and very disappointed. Management offered us dessert to make up for the missteps on our entrees, instead we asked for the steak to be comped. I would only go back here for drinks & apps.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Saludas is currently the best white tablecloth restaurant in Columbia with perfect proportions and excellent tastes.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very good experience all around

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Service was great, our food was amazing and dessert was good as well.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent Food! We want to go back to try some of the other dishes!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was very good. Loved the fried green tomato & fried oyster apps...also shrimp & grits entree was great! Our server, Abby, was wonderful & we were a larger group with children & we were seated in a perfect area out of the main dining room.

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