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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (51)
Romantic (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Business Meals (27)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Scenic View (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our experiences have been consistently good food and good service. I recommend visiting Saluda's if you have the opportunity.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Saluda's was a very good choice for my dinner party of 9. Everyone enjoyed their food and the desserts were all great! The atmosphere was fairly quiet, but the restaurant was pretty empty as it was a Thursday night. This was my second time coming to Saluda's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Saluda's was excellent while celebrating a friends birthday!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I went to Saluda's for our anniversary and it was wonderful! The steak was perfectly cooked and the scallops were amazing. We may make Saluda's our new tradition.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food and service! Lovely space. Only drawback -- NOT handicapped accessible; NO elevator and all restaurant is on second floor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was very good and presented beautifully. The outdoor dining area is among the best in Columbia. The service was a little slow, but the restaurant was full with a large 24 person table, so that was not unexpected. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I both had amazing meals. Her watermelon was delicious, my buffalo oysters where the best I've had. Main course I had the lamb chops and she had the pork. We finished with the chocolate pudding cake that was on point. If we had any complaints it would be about the martinis we had. They were not cold enough and the olive brine had an odd taste. We switched to wine after our cocktails had had not further issues. I recommend you ask that they shake them more and maybe they should switch drink condiment vendors. Over all we will definitely come back again to try more menu items.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I love everything about Saludas! The food is fabulous, the ambiance is a step up from most places in Columbia & you can actually hear the other people at the table without yelling over the crowd. It is at the top of my list of restaurants!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is our favorite place in Columbia. We always think about going somewhere else and end up coming here. The servers are great and really nice. The specials are always amazing and usually what we end up getting. Love.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

As is always the case, the food and experience did not disappoint! One of my favorite places! Just consistently good!!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was amazing... the shrimp and grits were fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect!!

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The caprese salad was pretty good, my friend had the shrimp & grits & said it was good. I had the steak special. I asked for it to be rare and the server did tell me that the chef recommended it medium rare but that she would ask for it to be as rare as possible. The steak was medium & more tough than I was expecting. It was good, just not great. The margarita was supposed to be spicy- I think the steak & margarita were to SC standards, overcooked and not very spicy. Overall, the food was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Erin, our server, was attentive and friendly when she made suggestions for food choices.
My steak and mac n cheese was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Saludas never ceases to amaze. We will be back many times.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

In making the reservation we wrote that it was a special occasion with an engagement and 37 anniversary dinner. Nothing was said and nothing special was made available. Would have made an enjoyably dinner more enjoyable.
If nothing special is made for special occasions then don't put that on the reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Saluda's was reccomended by some friends. The food was amazing. We will definitely be coming when we're in town for Gamecock football this fall.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great service, friendly waiter. Menu offered good choices

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wait staff very friendly & attentive. Extensive wine list. PEI Oysters were wonderful. Lamb & filet entrees deliciously prepared. Manager Ashley Edens made it a point to come over & welcome us. Enjoyable evening all around!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

My entree was undercooked. I had fried duck breast but it was raw instead of medium. I could not eat it. The waitress did not return to the table until we had finished eating.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

My favorite hidden gem in Columbia I love to go there on any occasion special or not!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent food! Great atmoshpere and good service. Went during "5 after 5" which was a bit noisy inside. Either turn the indoor music up or off. It was hard focusing on both. It was just as hot inside as it was outside. Overall, great food and expetience in Columbia.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Very nice place to eat in Five Points, probably the nicest place here. With the addition of the balcony dining, if weather permits, it's a great place to soak up the ambiance of the gathering spot in Columbia.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The meal was fantastic. The drinks were great. The service staff was very friendly. Overall a great experience

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great experience and well worth the money. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Very good food.

Absolutely a zero on accessibility. Steep flight of stairs leading to the second story location, and no elevator or alternate entrance for people with even minor mobility problems. We've eaten there a number of time, and whenever the issue of access is broached, it is brushed aside. I have to believe there is an elevator they just don't want to disclose.

Again, food is very good, and service is as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My husband enjoyed his food but my hanger steak, the special for the evening, was under cooked and had a dreadful texture. I had a conversation with the waiter about how I would like it cooked and he convinced me it needed to be medium rare, but the cook went too far towards rare and it was not good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Delicious food, great service ,and nice ambience. It was a little pricey though .

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Enjoyed appetizer of delicious fried buffalo oysters with blue cheese, bacon, and sauce. Entrees of country fried duck and rack of lamb were superb. Service was outstanding.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Lamb was overcooked, ordered it medium rare, and parts of it was well done.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The menu was varied. Excellent service. Enjoyable atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food was fabulous and my server was so gracious ,The seating was awesome and menu choices were Devine, looking forward to returning soon!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Saluda's never disappoints! Their wine list is great, the cheese plate is yummy, there are so many great choices for the main course, and the service always goes above and beyond.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Daily specials bases on fresh food from the community. Worth trying and the food is worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The fried green tomato appetizer with pimento cheese is a delight. Try the grilled pork chop, it won't disappoint! Seating available inside or out, a perfect dining experience!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food was outstanding, atmosphere very classy, service was exceptional.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Excellent service, perfectly cooked filet mignons,delicious sides, and heavenly chocolate cake, all in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed the proseco, too!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant - very romantic - service is always excellent!!! I have tried many restaurants in Columbia but this is my favorite by farrr!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our third time dining at Saluda's. As always, the food, service and ambiance were excellent! The first time was April 2015 to celebrate our dating anniversary. The second time was in honor of purchasing our new home together. My now husband had other plans for that evening though, when he got down on one knee at Saluda's and asked me to marry him. The waiter photographed and recorded the entire event at my husband's request. It was amazing! Our most recent visit was a continuation of the celebration associated with our wedding. Our family realized how much we love the restaurant, so we received a gift certificate as one of our wedding gifts. One of the specials that night was my favorite seafood (swordfish) and a new margarita flavored by my favorite fruit (blood orange). It's like they knew we were dining that evening...lol. Saluda's has never failed to wow us, and we'd recommend it again and again! We've even been able to get the same outdoor table each time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Best Shrimp & Grits! Made reservations and told celebrating 50th Anniversary of our friends, but our server never mentioned she even knew. We clearly included it on our "Open Table" reservation request. Our server was pleasant, but distracted. Our guest had to ask her for Splenda and ice for his tea several times before she remembered to bring them. Salad was served before our appetizers, and that was a bit of a pain. We love the food at Saluda's and always try to celebrate special events here. It is a shame there is not easy access to the restaurant. It is impossible for handicap access, with steep stairs only to enter. This has made a difference with whom we invite to dine with us.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Saludas is a neighborhood gem. Love the atmosphere here with optional outdoor seating. Best view in 5 points. Food never disappoonts, had great craft cocktails last night!

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