Saluda's

4.8
2730 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 2730 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was wonderful to be able to get a reservation and we were dressed casually after a college football game, but the staff was very gracious and we were happy to have a lovely dining experience with our college son.

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vipDerekM
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant week is always fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saluda’s was the perfect chose for our special dinner out when visiting our son for the USC homecoming weekend. They were very accommodating when we were running late for our reservation due to a late arrival in town and pushed our reservation back 30 min. We were greeted with smiles from the hostesses and seated right away. Our server was. very friendly and did an excellent job! We never had to ask for anything. The food was amazing! The fried green tomato and calamari appetizers were so so good! All of our entrees were cooked perfectly and were delicious! Cocktails were great! We highly recommend Saluda’s if you want a top notch dining experience. It’s now our favorite in Columbia!

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DarbyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal on the covered porch. The food and service were excellent.

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LisaJ
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week was excellent! the selections were great and the food and drinks were delicious!!!!

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mls9
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was excellent and the service was very good - we did feel a little rushed though - however, I highly recommend Saluda’s and I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food, wonderful location!! Sit outside if possible!

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CamrynW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Our waiter, who I can’t remember his name, was absolutely a pleasure. Great service, very considerate about food allergies, and excellent recommendations.
We started with fried deviled eggs. FRIED DEVILED EGGS! Genius. We had the Seared Scallop Plate and the Pasta du Jour both plates were delicious. Upon recommendation we finished our meal with the salted caramel cheesecake. Even though we’re from Middle Georgia anytime we find ourselves in Columbia, SC we will be dining with Saluda’s again.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was even better!!!!

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SKhan
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, with quick attentive service and high quality food!

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CaseyC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in town. Always amazing. Great food and great service.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but won't be the last. Everything from the service to the food was excellent. Great experience.

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PauletteM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate a chef's special--salmon. It was served over a bed of delicious vegetables in a sauce. Divine!

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MildredM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the 14 ounces ribeye steak (medium well), and although the steak was cooked to perfection inside, the outside of the meat was too charred to enjoy it. I couldn’t taste the steak to enjoy it due to the extensive charring on the outside of the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, service and food- highly recommend

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ShawnS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - only issue was that there was a music festival taking place just outside the entrance. For this reason we weren’t able to sit outside and hear each other talk. The staff allowed us to move inside - problem solved. This is a great restaurant with consistently excellent food, a fine wine list, and outstanding service.

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vipMMJHM
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food came out piping out, fresh, and quickly. Table ready on time and valet very convenient. Wine and cocktails delicious.
Feedback: service is attentive but almost too much so. Plates and glasses were removed with a couple bites or sips left, and it felt as though we were being rushed so they could turn the table. We will definitely return, however, just adjust our expectations. By far the nicest restaurant we’ve been to in Columbia overall.
4.5 stars.

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JenniferE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and completely enjoyed ourselves

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KimT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations but still had to wait.
Service was great!
Food took a little long for our small group of 6, but the taste was terrific.
Was disappointed that a few of the menu items were unavailable.
Some of the dinner portions were quite small for the price. I guess that’s “fine dining?”
Overall, it was pleasant.

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Mart
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere with great friendly service.

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ScottC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious. Best restaurant in Columbia

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Trixie66
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very accommodating on change to reservation

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JulianG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food and service were fine but a high end restaurant and not sparkling water?

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MariaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Exceptional service in a beautiful setting with delicious food.

MA
MichaelA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent high-end restaurant. Food was good, but too pricey for value. Best service in Columbia.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Beautiful presentation and delicious.

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vipccm16
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
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 on September 26, 2021
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 on September 25, 2021
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 on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside balcony. Favorite restaurant in Columbia.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, service and delicious food

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
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 on September 21, 2021
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 on September 21, 2021
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!

FAQs

Saluda's is rated 4.8 stars by 2730 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.