Saluda's

4.7
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2087 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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JJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tile fish, lamb osso bucco and the scallops. All delicious! Jessica was fabulous and made our evening memorable.

LR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, the dining experience was very good and the dinner menu was very creative. However, I was curious why the chef decided to use shredded carrots in a sweet glaze to accompany the cold ahi tuna appetizer. The sweet flavor overpowered the delicate and perfectly cooked tuna which was served rare. In addition, the sesame seed coating on the tuna had no flavor/character. I recommend that the chef create a Tamari/Sesame oil/Fresh Ginger dipping sauce and replace the boring shredded carrots with a seaweed salad.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall was good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Good was overall very good. Had an issue with the ribeye steak meal but was handled quickly and professionally. Will be back again.

DM
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting our daughter at usc. We have dined here before and wanted to return. Saluda’s was excellent again. We enjoyed fun cocktails and mussels to start. Service was wonderful and gave us time in between courses to relax and enjoy our meal. We all had different entrees and they were all delicious. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food. The sides that accompany the meals were excellent also.

SC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda's continues to be our favorite restaurant in Columbia.

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Delicious food and drinks. Would recommend.

OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and it was the perfect place for dinner with friends.

LS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! Drinks we're really good as well. Can't wait to return.

IC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly! We did a mixture of appetizers and had scallops for dinner. Passed on dessert, but did indulge in some wine and cheese. Beautiful selection

CH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It was our 8th Anniversary!!!

s
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Mediocre food. Nice server. Cold in seating above front door.

L
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was prepared just as requested!

KS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and everything was fantastic! The space, the service, the food! Loved it.

JD
El Paso
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been happier, it was our 1st visit but not the last! Well made old fashioned to start, charcuterie and cheese board for openers. I had the steak special, my wife had the shrimp and grits. Both outstanding!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and eating outside over the 5 Points district was really enjoyable. Service was terrific. Corbin was a great waiter and pleasant.

C
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! My wife and I came here some year's ago and really enjoyed the food. It was was noisy that night, because of the St. Patrick's day festivities. But the food was incredible then and incredible now!

JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The experience was good as always but I left a note on OpenTable that it was my birthday and throughout the whole dinner my server never made 1 comment about it and I felt like that was poor service.

CN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic shrimp and grits! Love the location downtown too

A
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have had great meals here and this visit I tried the ranch steak and fried buffalo oysters. Neither was really my favorite choice. I thought the ranch steak would be more tender. Other people in the party loved the shrimp and grits and swordfish. Still a great spot.

FV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and helpful. Just a wonderful experience as always.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took 2 hours to get our food, the manager did not apologize for the wait, it was super expensive, and my food was raw and I got my steak brought up and it came back charred.

GC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience was outstanding in every way. I will definitely be back. Very warm and inviting experience.

HP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary at Saluda's. We had a wonderful dinning experience. The food was very delicious and our waitstaff was great. We were able to set and have a nice conversation with out any disturbance with a room full of others. That was nice. Free Free valet parking was a treat too. Go to Saluda's. You will enjoy it.....

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly weds on our 6-month anniversary! Just wanted something a little fancy to celebrate.
Came in to Saluda’s and they surprised us with two glasses of champagne. Ordered an appetizer of Seared Ahi Tuna. Came out in about 3.5 mins and was amazing!
Ordered entree right after and came out just as fast.
The food was delicious!
Highly recommend the cream brûlée! We would definitely go back!
Staff was amazing and attentive but also left you alone to eat. Never had an empty glass of water as all the staff hep each other out.
5 out of 5 stars. Will be back!

J
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was good and service excellent, BUT it is a very noisy place. If you have hearing difficulties I do not recommend it.

S
London
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best fried green tomatoes I’ve ever eaten!!

MG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful will be going back.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Saluda's is a wonderful restaurant in the Five Points area of Columbia. However, it is not handicap accessible and the only public entrance is a long, steep stairway. I watched as a man brought a wheelchair up to the top of the stairs and then went back down to assist a woman trying to come up the stairs. She got right to the top and they then decided to leave. The building is designated as historic and apparently can't/won't be modified.

l
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our waitress said she was having an "off" night. Hope that was the case. I ordered the blackened salmon which was a bit too charred on the outside and a little under cooked on the inside. Perhaps the kitchen was having an "off" night also.

H
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Erin was our server and she did an outstanding job. Highly recommended!!

PB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda's is always wonderful......my "go to" restaurant for any occasion.

RS
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were outstanding. Service very good. Well done !

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in a romantic atmosphere outside

T
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and spirits menu.
Specialty requests for dietary restrictions was easily honored. Very special server, courteous, knowledgeable, and attentive.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service! Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

G
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was incredible. The food never disappoints. The patio seating was great. Our favorite place in Columbia

R
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fifty year wedding anniversary. Server Olivia was outstanding. Hearing that we were celebrating 50 years of marriage, Olivia brought us two flutes of champagne - on the house. She was helpful with her suggestions for appetizers,entrees, and desserts. She was attentive to
a perfect degree.

The food was delicious - vegetables fresh and well prepared, and steaks perfectly cooked and tender. All the food was well seasoned. The chocolate cake was intensely chocolate, moist, and generous.

My bride and I look forward to another opportunity to dine at one of our favorite restaurants on the Columbia area.

NP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were visiting Columbia and decided to try Saluda based on reviews. What a lovely experience! It was drizzly so we didn’t sit outside but our window table gave us a great view. Our server was charming and knowledgeable. The cucumber gazpacho was so refreshing. My husband’s pork chop was perfect, and my scallops with summer vegetables was delicious. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Columbia.

S
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Courteous staff

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Anniversary