Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.41mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.41mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.41mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.41mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Saluda's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (50)
Romantic (48)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Scenic View (17)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
1681 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good experience all around

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was great, our food was amazing and dessert was good as well.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Food! We want to go back to try some of the other dishes!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. Loved the fried green tomato & fried oyster apps...also shrimp & grits entree was great! Our server, Abby, was wonderful & we were a larger group with children & we were seated in a perfect area out of the main dining room.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience! Even when the restaurant was out of the special they went out of the way to make it a perfect evening. Fried green tomatoes were fantastic! Excellent scallops and filet.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

The service was awesome. Was concerned at first because the menu changed. Always loved the fried green tomatoes with bbq pork and the sweet tea pork chops. The new recipes turned out to be good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

They were out of the fish but they gave me a complementary desert for my inconvenience. My wife's steak was a pretty small cut but my pork chops were massive. Overall very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time. The food was well thought out and delicious. Was truly an experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful Valentines Day special the food was fantastic and the restaurant was gorgeous.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent all around. I dined at the bar by myself and the entire staff was friendly and efficient. Food was wonderful and serving sizes were smaller (European style), and not overloaded American plates full of fat. I will visit again when I return to Columbia. I highly recommend Saluda's

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s dinner was even better at Saludas

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

8:30 reservation. Waited until after 9 to be seated.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day. Was very loud. Food was very average and not well seasoned. I was actually very disappointed. Club music was playing in the background sounding more like a bar than a fine dining restaurant .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Saluda's is always wonderful to visit. The food is amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience! We will definitely be back on a regular basis.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was okay. The service was bad. It was very noisy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have regularly stopped in Columbia, SC during our annual trek to Florida. Columbia has provided many positive dining experiences. Saluda's is now our new favorite. The food was excellent. We shared the cheese board appetizer. I had the pork chop; my partner had the rack of lamb. Both entrees were perfectly cooked. The pork chop was probably the most tender I've ever had. We split the chocolate cake dessert - very moist. Their wine list was extensive. The room was lovely and not too noisy. service was professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Saludas is always our favorite place to go as a couple. We took our children there years ago. They loved it. Our daughter chose it for her wedding reception this past November. Often has free valet parking. Good location in Five Points.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fried oyster appetizer had too much sauce on it. They were very wet.

Some of the grilled vegetables and the lamb tasted like the grill was maybe not clean.

We have dined here in past but this time the quality was not normal.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 6, 2018

NOT FOR mobility limited. On the second floor without elevator. Unfortunate because the food and drink are excellent. I don’t think it’s a owner problem but a historic building issue. However I cannot be for sure.

Regardless... overall 4.3 out of 5.

Bar - good drink options, excellent bartender, adequate space. Bourbon vodka selections very good. Tequila selection limited to mixers. Wine list very good. Overall it’s 4/5!

Appetizers- outstanding! Mussels and oysters. Great flavor and fresh. Would have liked a miniature Tabasco bottle and saltine options for my guests.

Mains - smoked and finished sirloin was first class presentation and flavors.
Shrimp and grits - good, definitely better than your average.

Deserts. I’m full. Next time:)).

Definitely going back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service, delish food. Always nice ambiance. Our gluten free requests were accommodated. And, one guest asked for another fish option that wasn’t on menu and he was gracious,y offered another selection.
We had a lovely time and always enjoy dining at Saluda’s.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We each had different meals lamb, rancher steak and filet all cooked perfectly and the sides with each meal were very good. Pricey, but that was expected, atmosphere and service were upscale and nice. Will definitely return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is always good and was quiet for a Saturday night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall, we had a great meal. We were seated promptly and drink orders taken. Everything arrived in a timely fashion. The one thing not quite right was my steak. I ordered the surf and turf, which was a petite filet and prawns over a medley of vegetables. Everything had a good flavor but the steak was cool. Our daughter had ordered the same thing; I didn't ask if hers was cool, as I didn't want to distract from my husband's birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Every time my husband and I go to Saluda’s we are pleased. The food is fresh, hearty, yet sophisticated. The chef makes vegetarian and vegan accommodations as well-something most higher end restaurants in the area will not do. Also, there is a romantic ambiance to the restaurant. Wonderful date location !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

If you're looking for a romantic night out on the town with your loved one this is the place. Low lights, wonderful ambience, knowledgeable and friendly staff occupy this second floor restaurant. First you have to find it ! Lol. Just look up! The food was well prepared and the way they serve their fried green tomatoes will keep you guessing, yes they're that good. We will definitely go back here again for a date night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. BUT THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN A TIME LIMIT ON A RESERVATION. WE WERE TOLD THAT WE HAD TO BE OUT OF THERE BY 7:30PM BECAUSE THERE WAS ANOTHER PARTY COMING AT 7:30. NOW UPON LEAVING AT 7:50 THERE WAS NO ONE STANDING THERE WAITING FOR OUR TABLE AND THE STAFF WAS NOT THERE CLEARING THE TABLE AS WE LEFT. I HAVE EATEN AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT SEVERAL TIMES, SO YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE MY DISAPPOINTMENT AT BEING TIMED.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Took a friend for her birthday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A wonderful dinner, had rack of lamb perfectly cooked and excellent presentation, delicious, husband had steak du jour, also perfect and delicious. Nice quiet music and the best waitress, Delane. Martini was exactly as we wanted. The best dinner ever. Would recommend to all; however the very long and steep stairs are a challenge to say the least and the only way up to this restaurant, they need to install a chair lift to assist ones if necessary, no elevator or handicap access, so this might be an issue for some. Valet parking available most evenings with metered parking on street. We look forward to going back soon to this lovely upscale restaurant with a hugh wine list and hand crafted cocktails, wonderful desserts and fabulous entrees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Typically, we really enjoy saluda's and the atmosphere is nice. We were sat next to the hostess stand and the waiter was not very attentive which I thought for a large party we had fair/poor service.

I have gone in the past and the food was better. Over all average, may not go back for awhile...

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Group of 7 for birthday dinner. Dinner took 3 hours with at least a 30 minute wait between salads and entrees. The food was delicious when we finally got it, then it took a while for checks. It was restaurant week so i will cut them some slack and try saludas again!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding Restaurant Week dining. 1st course of lobster ravioli, 2nd course lobster bisque, main course filet mignon lobster oscar, all very delicious, accompanied with nice bottle of Oregon pinot noir. Service and food all outstanding. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I spend a great night at tris restaurant. Great food & service. Always consistent. It was restaurant week. I didn't know it They have a very nice menu at an amazing price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had an outstanding dinner with wonderful service.. I would highly recommend their relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was great. Beth was attentive and friendly. THe pork chops were huge and way too big. Very nice meak and experience

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food! Did not know much about this place, but I️ will definitely be going again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wonderful meal and service. Our favorite restaurant in Columbia. If you can only do one restaurant in town, do Saluda's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall the experience was good, however we were all a little disappointed with the quality of our main entrées. I personally ordered a filet and it was very thin and cooked a little too much.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great restaurant. Valet. Tables were nicely spaced. White tablecloths. Noise level a lively hum, but I could hear my date well and could not hear other conversations. Food was excellent. French press coffee at the end. We spent 3 hrs over a long supper. Delightful. Looking forward to our return.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.