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Saluda's

4.7
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2258 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 2258 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. All staff were masked, and the outdoor tables spaced appropriately apart.

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vipDianeD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find in the Columbia area. Being new to the city we were greatly delighted to find this restaurant. We will be back often

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CristinaM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great view! Definitely observed social distancing😀. My scallops were cooked perfectly and my date’s wreck fish was spot on fantastic! Most definitely will be back!

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portea105
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife really enjoyed the complete experience the food was great the weather was great and we had a wonderful time . The view was great with the beautiful five points night lights

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vipRichO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time celebrating my wife’s birthday. We sat outside and saw a great lightning show and rainstorm—stayed dry the entire time. Great service, great food, and we felt very safe the entire time. Highly recommended.

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vipLovetoTravel
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining.

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SchodFr
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! I called bc we were stuck in traffic and they adjusted the reservation. Atmosphere was exceptional (sat outside). The hostess asked if we were celebrating anything...our 20th anniversary. Servers were respectful of social distance- all wore masks. They were attentive and the food was incredible! At the end the server brought 2 glasses of champagne for a toast to our Anniversary. They listen, are attentive, courteous and bring the mix of the best service, atmosphere and food for the best experience.

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RonB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda’s is the best. Great food, staff, atmosphere etc

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DanielH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions. Impeccable service. Innovative menu selection.

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AllenD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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SSas
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food & atmosphere! While the food was excellent, it was slightly overpriced. A 14oz ribeye for 42 with fries and asparagus seems pricey, but the drinks were delicious and more reasonably priced. Waiter was nice and atmosphere was quiet

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SusannahF
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed. The gazpacho was not good. It had an Aleppo pepper in it which is very hot. I had asked our waiter if it was hot, and he did not know but asked and was told it was not hot. It is 10,000 SHU on the Scoville scale. My pear salad was all arugula lettuce and a few slivers of pear. The creme brulee was delicious. My husband had the rib eye which was delicious, as it should have been at $42. If you go, order the steak. Expensive but worth it. We will go back, and I will order some of the things I have had before that I know are good. We love the ambiance.

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KianaM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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YvetteP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always impeccable! They hire top notch wait staff and chefs. Columbia, SC is blessed to have this jewel.

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BillT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

visited during Covid-19, service was perfect. Tables all had hand sanitizer on them. Seating was excellent. Food was outstanding.

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DonnaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Menu seemed interesting , different from our Tri state taste buds , could be this cuisine was just a little heavy for us . Fried oysters, shrimp with grits & fried tomatoes, pasta was odd with steak , shrimp & peppers like Japanese , meets Italian, meets yuk ! The ambience was just what we needed , nice to dine out , service was great . I would try the pork chop or filet, safe bet

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LisaK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experiance at Saludas and the food is amazing.

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vipwilliam
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of Covid 19 restrictions, we had a wonderful time. Food was fantastic as was the service.

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vipA2Reu
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda’s is always great! I enjoyed the chef’s gazpacho special and the halibut special. Fantastic! Great cocktails and a good wine list. Super safety conscious and I felt very comfortable and grateful for a delicious meal out!

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MeganI
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience for a special occasion. Food was delicious, service was great, and quiet ambiance was perfect setting for an intimate dinner! 10/10

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GuidoStump
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location. We sat on the outdoor covered balcony for an enjoyable dinner.

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vipJames
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From fried green tomatoes to seared scallops, every thing was delicious and we felt safe.
Our waitress made excellent suggestion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant. Very nice place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a little nervous about the large table not wearing masks. Some people just refuse to comply. Food was delish and our server was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Fried deviled eggs )

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience. safe, clean, six feet of separation

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Josh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The COVID precautions actually made it a better experience because it was not crowded and felt much more private and intimate.

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vipPghfoodie
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and every time I am in Columbia, I eat here. They did a wonderful job with social distancing and disinfecting during this crisis. But beyond that, the food is wonderful. You get the feeling that it is so simple but yet so complex. We all loved our meals so much that we transported our leftovers in a cooler all the way back to PA and that served as our first dinner back at home. Thank you again for a wonderful experience...and we are pretty knowledgeable foodies!

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal. We recommend trying the Pork Belly appetizer. My husband’s pork chop was amazing. I had the Ahi Tuna. The five spice was a bit too heavy, but it was good. The service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this for a lovely evening out.

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ReillyH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere. The outdoor patio was beautiful and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great! awesome experience and amazing food! dietary restriction friendly

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MarquitaM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me to Saludas for my birthday and it was fabulous. Our waiter Mike exceeded our expectations!!! Food was great and service was outstanding!!! 💕

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diner
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on the patio. We were really impressed with the sanitizers on the tables, and the servers attention to the new health concerns. We will be back soon!

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viphoudinner
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very good meal at Saluda's. The pear/arugula salad starter was quite good, as was the shrimp and grits. The standout dish was the scallops. Both desserts (key lime pie, brownies in a small skillet were also very good.
The space is attractive, with a nice ambiance on the second floor. Superb and helpful service. Wines were nice though the list is not extensive. (We only had by the glass, so full bottle options may be more extensive.
Very nice visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food , service and ambiance is always good. The food is expensive but worth it. The only thing that kinda bugged me was that my wife and I spilt a cheese plate salad dinner and desert. The bill was over 120 and they charged $3 to split the salad and $6 for the dinner entree. I’m ok with the dinner salad split cost but it was kinda cheesy they charged $3 for the salad split. We like the restaurant and it’s one of our favorites and not a big deal it just left us feeling weird when we left this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the ribeye and sea bass. Both were amazing. Courteous staff. Great view and breeze as we sat outside . My first time here and it has moved to the top list of being a favorite place to dine. We will be back

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Bill
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service, settings, menu selections and food quality were all outstanding! Our visit this time was on the occasion of our 45th wedding anniversary, and I can’t think of anywhere else locally that we would want to dine on such an occasion. Compliments, indeed, to the Chef and Alex our Server!

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RebeccaLW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork belly appetizer was delicious and tender and my shrimp pasta dinner was super fresh and perfectly cooked! It was a great experience!

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FathersDay
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, awesome dining experience.

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vipBigjoe
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops are amazing!! I couldn't tell which I like more the service or the food. I guess I will have to keep coming back until I decide and you should too!!

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 2258 OpenTable diners.

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