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About Saluda's

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.

751 Saluda Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner 7 nights a week 5:30 to 10:00

Cross Street:
Greene street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 799-9500

Website:
http://www.saludas.com/

Parking Details:
Saluda's guests can choose between abundant on street parking or use our complimentary valet service available Wednesday through Sunday.

Executive Chef:
Josh Rogerson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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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Saluda's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (49)
Romantic (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Cozy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Scenic View (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

Food and service were wonderful. Long wait though. We had a reservation at 8 but didn't get seated until almost 9. Poor planning on the restaurants part. At 8:20 we asked how much longer b/c we were starving and we're going to order an app at the bar if it was going to be a while. They told us just a few minutes so we waited. Bad decision as it was another 30+ minutes before we were seated.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Saluda's never disappoints. The menu is not always the same, but the quality of food offerings and service are always top notch. The food appeals to both the palate and the eye.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Recently stopped by Saludas for a date night. Food was excellent, and original! Our server was decent, but for fine dining he definitely could of been better. Rather pricey so won't be back all the time, but will most likely visit again!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant lacked service. The food made me ill next day. Steak was over cooked.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were both excellent! Very romantic spot. Our waiter, Sean, was awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My first experience at Saluda's was much higher than my expectations. The food is certainly a bit pricey, but not out of the ordinary for the quality. The filet was cooked perfectly and presented in a unique manner, over gnocchi and vegetables. The ambience of the restaurant is perfect for date night or to celebrate a special occasion, nestled perfectly behind the fountain in Five Points.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food! Mussels appetizer were wonderful! Filet entree was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was average at best. Bread came out cold and the mussels appetizer was barely warmer than room temperature. Steaks were cooked a perfect medium rare but the quality of meat was sub par. I shouldn’t be finding gristle throughout my filet. Sides w entrees were very tasty and the creme brulee was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always it did not disappoints! Appetizer and entrees were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, below average service. A bit overpriced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Server had no personality...service was poor and needs improvement. Duck was good and steak was enjoyable but not as tender as we have had at other establishments. I had requested crispy skin and not prepared as I had asked.

I had RSVP as a 10 year anniversary and no mentioned of that when we arrived.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was superb. We were delayed and they kept our reservation. The menu is limited but the food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. It was perfect for our family dinner - quiet so we were able to hold a conversation and plenty of room at the table for the amount of people we had. Highly recommend - my only complaint was there was no chicken dish on the menu.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Never disappointed in the food offerings and service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Saluda's came highly recommended and I couldn't have been more pleased. Great food with great service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was delicious as always. The staff was friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Incredible food incredible service they need to change up the cheese on the cheese board so delicious they need to have some variety it is the same all the time.. they should offer a few different options
The aged cheese bothers many people... like the aged cheddar can cause allergic issues ... more varieties like Brie or Campo de Montalban sheep or goat cheese these will be good additions to the blue cheese ...
Incredible filet with gorgonzola sauce...mmmmm
Overall incredible visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Longtime fan or Saludas, but I had heard the menu had changed up some... so I was excited! My wife and I were both pulled away from our regular selections ( shrimpt & grits/pork chop).. and we didn't regret it at all! The Chili-Ranch steak was fantastic-sides even better (gouda mac-n-cheese!!!). The wife had the pasta special, and I stole several spoonfuls!

Weather was perfect for the balcony dining, so that made the night even better. Our server was excellent as well! Great experience... will be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been here before and loved it. My food was very good. Our waiter was surly and , for me that ruined the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a romantic dinner on The balcony with delicious food and Excellent service. Their wine list included exceptional choices. We will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Used a Groupon.
So worth it!
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Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a wonderful parent's weekend dinner! I had the filet and it was amazing!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food would have received a 5 but they over-cooked my ribeye steak special and no one ever returned to the table to ask how our dinner was

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

After starting off with a delicious assorted cheese tray and an order of mussels, my husband and I enjoyed a perfectly done osso bucco for dinner. It was "fall off the bone" delicious. Our friend got the scallops and said they were exceptionally good. Our server (Jessica) was attentive, knowledgeable of the menu, and had a great sense of humor which added to the enjoyment of our dining experience. We shared the chocolate cake and pecan pie for desserts. Both were excellent. I love Saluda's and highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The service was outstanding. I had two out of town guest and their entrees were really
great. I had the pork chop and it had very good taste, but was very dry and hard
to cut. Over cooked.

But overall it is a great place to eat.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The whole staff was amazing. I took my boyfriend and our kids for his birthday. No kid menus but we made the meals work. kids loved it and so did we. Loved it and I plan on going back again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Really really nice. Food was excellent. Service the best and polite. Relaxed atmosphere. No pressure ordering. Accepted Groupon. Honest people.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The duck and magnum filet are amazing, as are the oysters. Took a little too long to get the food but such is. And the portions are rather small so if you're moderately hungry maybe order two apps. Def recommend for anyone visiting as we are from out of town

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I took my wife to Saluda’s for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend for others. Service was fantastic, timely, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was fresh and delicious, the Chef is on point.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food and service were great. Have been to this restaurant several times. Has gotten a lot better the last 2 visits!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was our first time to Saluda's, and it was not disappointing. Let me get this out of the way, our Server was doing everything he could to keep up with all of the tables he was having to work, and based on that and the fact that he never seemed to let it get to him. He was always pleasant. The food itself was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It has been a while since I went to Saluda's. I was very pleased. And kudos to the server who picked up on our happy mood and matched us.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is one of Columbia's finest restaurants. Chef uses local ingredients and a southern fair. Five Stars.....truly trust me I have eaten at the best restaurants the World Over.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

For first time visit this was outstanding all around for me and my wife. We will be back and have already let others know about it

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Shrimp & Grits are amazing. My wife's rack of lamb was cooked perfect , our waiter Conner was excellent

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was good, but the time between the salad and main course was over 20 minutes. The restaurant was only half full, and the table beside us also had a long wait. There was no checking back and letting us know why it was taking so long.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great anniversary dinner night out! Service was top notch, food was delicious! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

All of the food ordered was exceptional except the oysters which were very small and not served cold or with a variety of sauce options.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The only complaint I have is our beers we're a little warm. Everything else was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We celebrated a friend's birthday and wanted to go to a very nice restaurant. Saluda's was listed as a top 10 restaurant and it definitely is. We had fried green tomatoes and salad for appetizers and drinks which were delicious. The entrees of filet, grilled swordfish and shrimp and grits were well prepared and delicious. My husband had french pressed coffee and declared it some of the best he had ever had. Our server was very helpful and fun. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food. Non-intrusive excellent service. Great place to celebrate a quiet 37th anniversary.

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