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Saluda's, Columbia, SC

Saluda's

4.8
4.8
3239 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 799-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Toby Leeuw

  • Private party facilities

    Our fully private dining rooms are the perfect place for your function. We regularly host pharmaceutical programs, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and many other special events. Customized dinner menus allow you to wine and dine your guests with style. Please contact our GM Andrew Thompson at andrew@saludas.com for inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Steve Cook or Christi Steagall- steagallk@aol.com: (803) 799-9500

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Cross street

    Greene street

  • Parking details

    Saluda's guests can choose between abundant on street parking or use our complimentary valet service available Thursday through Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

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What 3,239 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. R

    Robbie

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh, I had the best Cobb salad and filet ever! Our waitress greeted us with the warmest smile and attended to our every need. I have always enjoyed Saluda's, but last night's meal was a world-class experience and really made me appreciate a fine dining establishment in my own backyard.
  2. WW

    WilliamWilliam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really great time and I will be back soon!
  3. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only complaint is that they were out of both the Grouper and Mahi so the non beef or pork eaters settled for salad.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual…EXCELLENT service and DELICIOUS food and drinks. This time we went to celebrate our anniversary, it was perfect.
  5. P

    Professor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food, food service, and ambience were nice, but I was extremely disappointed to have to wait 35 min to be seated when we had a reservation. We had a candidate for a new Assistant Professor position at our university at this dinner, so the long wait was embarrassing and doesn't leave a good impression. Saluda's needs to plan better and ensure that people who have reservations will have a table close to the time reserved.
  6. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing my perfect date night spot
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love Saluda’s! Celebrated my birthday with friends. It was great as always.
  8. SW

    SymoneW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I come here, I am Never disappointed. Although the desserts last night weee terribly dry, the food and service was amazing!
  9. MK

    MelissaK

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a terrific server. Being restaurant week, it was busy, but drinks and food really came on time, the backup servers seemed to know who ordered what so easily. Had thought the restaurant week menu had a smaller pricepoint, but I could have been looking at an advertisement for another year?? Food was good, we were 4 that ordered all different things. Fish was cooked perfectly. Shrimp and grits nice, a little heavy on salt, but great texture and tons of shrimp. Pork belly app was to write home about. Dessert cakes were flavorful, but DRY, not just dense, but very dry, but the composure with ice cream and toasted coconut saved it, so the plates were certainly finished. Again, we loved our West Palm Beach transplant of a waiter, so sharp, great service, food was very good and thought the menu was creative and prepared well. We will be back, and this time not wait so long!
  10. EC

    ElaineC

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant very busy because of restaurant week, and service was understandably slower than usual, but overall, a great experience in all regards.
  11. CM

    ChuckM

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Stuck in the back room, wasn’t so special. Food was really good, steak wasn’t perfectly cooked but delicious. Service was excellent!
  12. MD

    MDial

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food- always a great experience at Saludas
  13. d

    debeizbal

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine out in Columbia often but have never been to Saluda's. Everything about the evening was wonderful.
  14. BH

    BobH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with some friends for Restaurant Week. While we ordered off the Restaurant Week menu the food was still excellent. We all tried some of everything but all ended up with the filet as our entree. The filet was superb. Our waitress Jenny was fantastic, super nice, and did an excellent job. Dessert and espresso martinis were an excellent end to the night.
  15. RW

    RichardW

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saluda’s is a famous local Gem known for its great cuisine, service, drinks & atmosphere! The Restaurant Week meal selection was outstanding for $49! Reservations are suggested as even though the week they are extremely busy! Saluda’s, a fine eatery, is highly to everyone! Enjoy!
  16. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Drinks and Service! First time going and will definitely be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I order the 10 filet and it was really good! You could really taste the seasoning from the grill.
  18. RB

    RobertB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saluda's is never less than 5-star. It's one of the best restaurants in Columbia. And it would be my #1 favorite restaurant in Columbia if Blue Marlin-Columbia wasn't my client. ;)
  19. TO

    TimothyO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was also fabulous!
  20. HN

    HuongN

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We ordered Shrimp & grit and filet mignon steak for main courses. Steak and mash potatoes were good. Shrimp were extremely salty even though the sauce was good. Would definitely not recommend this dish. Blueberry cheesecake and arugula salad were good. Pork belly for appetizer was very tasty.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for Restaurant Week and had an amazing filet mignon dinner. The apps, salad, and main course were all delicious. Our service was great as well, checked on us promptly but not too much. Will be returning soon!
  22. ML

    MaryL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Third time at Saludas! Never disappoints. Celebrated my son’s birthday. Complimentary champagne was perfect touch to make our celebration more special. Paired well with blueberry cheesecake lit with a candle. Service was so attentive and very thoughtful. Lamb and grouper were uniquely prepared with healthy portions. Looking forward to our next meal there.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family night out
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We decided to take advantage of restaurant week; Saludas did not disappoint!! Service was excellent and the food was fresh and tasty!
  26. L

    Lindy

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!! We are never disappointed at Saludas. The presentation of the seafood trio was great!! Our server was great as well
  27. J

    Joyce

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saluda's is ALWAYS 5 star perfect. One of my favorite Columbia Restaurants.
  28. FM

    FredM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and varied choices on the menu. Great cocktails. Oysters and pork belly for appetizers were delicious. My wife ordered the scallops and I, the lamb; served mashed potatoes and collards; wonderful. Our server, Amanda, was excellent. Saluda's was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!
  29. P

    Phoebe

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Traveling through town we were tired and hungry. Dinner at Saluda’s was soothing to our souls. Fantastic shrimp and grits! Our server Molly was excellent. Saluda’s is above Starbucks, good to know when you’re trying to find it.
  30. JB

    JayB

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Overrated. Overpriced. Tables too small. Barley had room for all the plates. Tables too close. Our waitress "Holland" was amazing. Drinks were lacking. Food was sub par overall but the fried oysters were great. Portions too small. In comparison to other "fine dining" locations here in Columbia it's pales in comparison. If you just want to spend money and feel special this is your place. Won't return.
  31. LM

    LaurenM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! We had to wait for a very short time, and the manager brought over champagne for our anniversary to make our wait more cheerful. We always love the food, and our waitress was excellent and very attentive.
  32. TT

    TyTy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was okay. At their particular price point, I expect exceptional taste and quality. The food was not at a high level. The service and ambience was great and the drinks were really good as well!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Waiter was fantastic. Food was somewhat disappointing. Wine selection and cocktails were impressive.
  34. VW

    VivianW

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was a fabulous server. Very engaging and very responsive to our needs! The vegan meal was outstanding - thank you!
  35. l

    littleitaly1414

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and service was amazing
  36. SB

    ScottB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special night out with my wife Saluda’s is our go to venue. Food and service is always excellent. The wine list is as good as anywhere we’ve dined. That included many fine restaurants throughout the US and Europe.
  37. TS

    TkSmit

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect. Our waitress Holly was top notch.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    JESSICA was amazing — personable, efficient, & fun!
  39. MP

    MichaelP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the food, the service and the ambience. This is our go to for New Years Eve.
  40. WS

    WilliamS

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. Lovely evening out for 6 family members and a 3 year old!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Saluda's is rated 4.8 stars by 3239 OpenTable diners.

Saluda's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Saluda's

751 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greene street

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Saluda's guests can choose between abundant on street parking or use our complimentary valet service available Thursday through Saturday

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Toby Leeuw

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 799-9500

  • Private party facilities

    Our fully private dining rooms are the perfect place for your function. We regularly host pharmaceutical programs, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and many other special events. Customized dinner menus allow you to wine and dine your guests with style. Please contact our GM Andrew Thompson at andrew@saludas.com for inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Steve Cook or Christi Steagall- steagallk@aol.com: (803) 799-9500

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