Saluda's

4.8
2716 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2716 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Beautiful presentation and delicious.

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vipccm16
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tho most wonderful waitress she really loved her job as she attentive informative and truly great at her job. The food variety was so great we had trouble deciding. We chose the fillet which was cooked and seasoned to perfection for all diff temps. All accompaniments were delish. A must the roasted Brussels. Give in to the carbs w the bread basket as the honey salted butter is worth it. We did not have room for dessert bit will def go back happily to try what we missed

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Gcattie
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Saludas! Every time we are in Columbia to visit our kids we go there to eat. Food is outstanding, excellent service and we always leave happy! I highly recommend eat at Salidas if you are in town.

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HildaF
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love sitting on the porch at this restaurant. Excellent service. Food was creative and delicious.

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Gigi37215
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside balcony. Favorite restaurant in Columbia.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with our son during Family weekend! Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, service and delicious food

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Sarah our waitress was wonderful!! Would of liked a larger martini menu!! Overall....2 thumbs up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant’s ambiance was beautiful. The menu is limited, however, the food was pretty tasty. I had the scallops, bacon macaroni and cheese along with the asparagus.

I will be back to try their shrimp and grits.

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KirstenP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, location beautiful. Furniture was cheap.

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Happy
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. We were very happy with our meal and service. Great spot for date night. Beautiful building and the covered patio is perfect.

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RBasu
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been visiting SC for several days. This was by far the best food and service we found. The food was exceptional!

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TravisM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Will definitely dine here again.

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BeverlyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service at Saluda’s! Great for a family birthday dinner!

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RickB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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scout
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The price for the entrees was way too much - especially considering the amount of food given. Our dinners were good - but not outstanding. The ambiance and service were excellent.

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EdF1956
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrace is the way to go! Quiet, breezy, with the courtyard fountain in teh background...

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MarkS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Eat here often. Tonight was not as good as other visits. Ask the chef if he could Blacken my Swordfish. He said no chance. My wife ordered a blackened shrimp entree. The shrimp was just regularly sautéed. I ask during desert if Saluda quit serving bread with salads and was told they started only serving bread if it was requested? I have to say if I’m going to spend $250 for dinner bring bread to the table. I shouldn’t have to ask. This isn’t Outback Steak House. Was going to eat here again at month end but will now spend the evening at Halls Chophouse.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed the restaurants good food and staff

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sandrac
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, perfect. You are not rushed. Staff terrific

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DemiB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server was outstanding-a true professional. It was a birthday celebration and the experience was terrific. There is a reason why Saluda's is one of our "go to" venues!

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DimitriosV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cheese board it was only 3 small pieces not great variety extremely small portions. Risotto overcooked. Teres Major was like preheated precooked airplane food tray. Great service. Really overpriced

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CassF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience eating at Saludas and I must say, it was the best restaurant experience I ever had. The food was 10/10 and our server was very professional.

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DMCT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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SharonS
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great restaurant for a special occasion. Scallops were delicious as was the blueberry cheesecake.

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MistyMiller
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious fried pork chop. Friendly service. Fabulous wine selection. Beautiful outside seating.

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vipKristiB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saludas was great as usual. We always enjoy it fried green to stirs and pork belly appetizers were fantastic

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TamiA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and, to our surprise, received a complimentary glass of champagne. The fried green tomatoes and fried deviled eggs were delicious. The entree of a pork chop, corn medley, and broccolini was tasty and filling. The smoked peach cobbler was good, but I expected it to be warm. We had an enjoyable evening dining at Saluda's.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. My daughter and I sat out on the porch which was very comfortable. The dinner was excellent and the service was five star. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was nice! Waiter was very friendly! Excellent food! Cake was delicious too!

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food, and outstanding service. The ideal semi-dress up date night.

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WhitneyS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely and kind. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great atmosphere was great. Server was the best also. 5 stars

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ReneeR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

There was a large party at the bar waiting on their private room. It was loud and the hostess tried to sit us right by the bar where people were crowded around. We asked for a different table, but it was still loud inside.

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MiriamW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saluda’s is always a treat for us. The food is always delicious and flavorful. The atmosphere and service is always nice.

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ANDREAST
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Will definitely recommend.

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JakeF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. She was able to suggest a bottle of wine that is now a new favorite. Management stopped by the table to thank us for coming by and spending our special occasion with Saludas! That special touch really went a long way for us. The food was amazing with limited wait time. We are very impressed with the staff and will continue to see you in the future. Thankful for the amazing experience!

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vipOutForDinner
Pinehurst
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from PA to SC we decided to spend the night in Columbia and this was a very good decision. Everything about Saluda’s was first rate. The dining areas are beautiful and a creative menu is executed flawlessly. The GM, Andrew and our server, Alex, were outstanding. Definitely worth a deviation from the highway. Bon Appetit!

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1223
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group of five had a lovely dinner at Saluda’s - great service, enticing menu, nice wine list (including a good selection of wines by the glass and by the half bottle), and a fun atmosphere (private enough, but able to enjoy the overall vibe of the restaurant). We’ll definitely be back.

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Luke16
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. Everyone was very nice. The food was good. It all did come out a little fast but no one rushed us to leave. Overall it was a great experience and glad that we chose Saludas.

FAQs

Saluda's is rated 4.8 stars by 2716 OpenTable diners.

Saluda's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.saludas.com/gift-cards/.

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.