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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

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (46)
Romantic (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Business Meals (26)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Scenic View (17)
Casual (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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
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·Dined 5 days ago

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
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·Dined 6 days ago

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
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 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.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 14, 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
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ate here for an anniversary dinner. Really enjoyed the food and the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and atmosphere ...I had scallops and my wife had the lamb....Erin was the best!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good but my ranch steak was a little cold, and my friend’s pasta was piping hot! The bartender also told us he was busy, gave us a drink menu but never got around to taking our drink order. We just ended up waiting to be seated to get our drinks. Our waitress was very nice and everything else was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, ambiance and service (Sean was terrific)!
One downside was it is NOT handicap accessible and due to wife’s recent foot surgery it was very difficult for her to get up and down the nearly 20 stairs coming into restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Staff superb. Food great. We had a great New Years dinner
Third year in a row!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Saluda's never disappoints. It's my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal. My steak was cooked to perfection. Melt in your mouth delicious. A great meal with wonderful service!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Definitely a hidden gem. The ambiance was wonderful. The food options were great. The service was top notch. I will definitely return and recommend Saluda's to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our dinner at Saluda’s was terrific. Our party of three each had different entrees and they were all creative, yet comforting on a cold December night. The space is beautiful and service was great. Cocktails and wine list also very good.

Tags: Cozy, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Columbia. I have returned to Columbia times since I left in 1967. Finally found a great place for fine dining. Wine list was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined for Christmas eve. Granted this is a busy night but we were placed in an upstairs area that is usually a conference room. This gave it a cafeteria ambience; plus very low volume Christmas music (after asking for it) gave the cafeteria feel.
Food however was great. We shared snapper, pasta and duck entrees and all were spot on with a good wine selection. Service likewise was good.
Overall a good meal but could much improve on the total experience with a few holiday decorations and music

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there for our family Christmas Eve dinner. The food was outstanding! I had been there before for client entertainment and loved the ambiance. Unfortunately, they seated us in an 'overflow' room that was pretty boring. I wish we had been able to sit in the main dining room as that has a lot of charm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Saluda's is consistently great. All 7 of us enjoyed our appetizers and dinner. This is by far the prettiest restaurant in Columbia. It's high ceilings and large windows on the second floor overlooking one of the Five Points' fountains provides the setting for fine dining that's always great!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was outstanding. The meal was incredible. The filet was tender and the cheese board for an appetizer was great. My husband had the lamb and said it was the best he had ever eaten.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have eaten at Saluda's several times over the past years but this time, the food was a disappointment, not living up to our expectations. The filet mignon was o.k. but the gnocchi overpowered it with its salty, spicy ingredients. The grilled asparagus\ however, was delicious. My partner ordered the shrimp and grits and had a similar criticism about all the ingredients used in his dish overpowering the simple deliciousness of a great shrimp and grits combo. Service was adequate and the wine selection was great with the steak.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We took a client there for dinner. Ambiance, Food and Service were excellent!

My only reservation is that our entire table thought the price vs value was on the high side.

Would I recommend, absolutely yes.

RB

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was excellent, but too pricey. My only complaint it that it cost too much. $169 including tip for dinner for 2. I had the "cheeseburger" ribeye, and she had the fillet. Two glasses of house wine, 1 beer, and 1 creme brûlée. For that price, I could have eaten at Ruth's Chris.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Been here multiple times, and I already booked another night. The food is some of the best in Columbia. The service is amazing!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was amazing from start to finish. Erin, our server, took excellent care of us. I will definitely be coming back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food, great drinks, great ambiance, but mediocre service for such a beautiful restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had fantastic food - all 5 of us loved everything we ordered. The place is practically a secret in 5 Points, situated above the Starbucks. The atmosphere is wonderful. I must say our table was in the least desirable place. We had two overhead spotlights pointing right on two guests. We did push our table back a bit but felt the hostess and or waiter should have offered some help when it was obvious it was uncomfortably awkward. The service was disappointing considering the bill. We had to ask for bread and had to ask the waiter for coffeee with our desserts. Either the waiter was new or not “ Johnny on the spot” that night. Both my husband and I have waited tables for years so we do expect very good service in nice establishments. Despite these complaints, we would definitely return. The Salmon special was exceptional as was the filet mignon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Prefection all around!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This restaurant was very elegant, & the meal was exquisite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Saluda's is what could be a great venue for a nice dinner. However, no attempt has been made to mitigate its oppressive noise level . Fine dining should not sound like it is taking place in a middle school cafeteria. Put up ceiling panels or wall panels: anything would be an important improvement. A little technology can go a long way to make measureable improvements in a dining environment.

A large party was seated in advance of us. When it was time to cook their dinners, all the energy and heat out was sucked out of the kitchen for that one party. That kind of thing happens and we appreciate that everyone's meal is cooked to order, but it would have been nice if the waiter had let us know we might have to wait between courses. An even nicer touch would have been to bring us a little more bread or even a can of sardines during this "time of famine." However, no one said anything to us until the manager came over and apologized for the delay, as the delay ended. We were brought extra entree items after we had been served our entrees, which really wasn't necessary at that point, and seemed more like we were being given leftovers from another party. The gesture was well-intended, but a better gesture would have been an offering of a complementary desert or coffee. This is a management training issue.

The food was not special, but was tasty enough. I enjoyed the sweet potato hash very much; the pork chop, not so much. The waiter was polite and attentive although he did disappear during the time of famine when he was needed most.

We have been to Saluda's before and had a better experience and expect to return, but perhaps not soon, and hope to have that better experience again.

Our tab for five people was significantly over $300 -- not a record, to be sure -- but we expect more from a place that could be, should be, and can be worth that and more.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been to Saluda's several times and really love the atmosphere and food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was made from some of our favorite local farmers' crops. Excellent preparation and execution on fish and beef offerings. One guest with salt restrictions found his pasta offering a little oversalted, but everyone else raved about the deliciousness of their meal. We will be back soon!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I brought 10 folks from the office for a Christmas dinner. Food was good (new York strip), service was good, and had a nice quite dinner. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Mussels were great, steak was cooked perfectly. I would picked a different starch to accompany the filet. Overall great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic staff work. Very kind. Food was amazing

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was great. Did not enjoy the ranch steak however the Brussels sprouts and mac and cheese were good. We were able to use our groupon and enjoy a discount. Our waiter was ok. Did not really engage in conversation. He did the bare minimum.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Solid choice for an evening out.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been to Saluda's with my wife on two occasions, both times were our anniversary, and everything was excellent from the service, to the food, and the environment. Even though my wife, and I have only been there twice, it's definitely one of our favorites!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Columbia from the food to the atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always love dining at Saluda's. Delicious food, great service, locally sourced ingredients. Relatively short, but very good draft beer list!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have never had a bad experience at Saluda's. The surf and turf smoked sirloin and shrim with freshly made pasta in Cajun cream sauce was to die for. Our server, Jessica, was attentive and quite knowledgeable of the specials and other offerings. Wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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