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Saluda's, Columbia, SC

Saluda's

4.8
4.8
3736 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 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 3,736 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • South Carolina

    American

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

3,736 Reviews
  1. MaryF

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lorraine’s service was excellent as well as the food! Will definitely be back next time we visit Columbia!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lorraine was very attentive and never hurried us. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. JMCL

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite place to eat for special occasions. The food is consistently great and the servers are wonderful - attentive, smart and personable.

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  4. Todd

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife and I went for our 10 year date-a-versary. Cameron was amazing. The food was wonderful. I had the pork chop, my wife the scallops. Everything was enjoyable. Might go next anniversary. 😉

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  5. GuyO

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Only thing that I would change is the chairs at the tables.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great ambiance. We’ll definitely be back.

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  7. GREGORYA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, very enjoyable experience. The steak was outstanding. The Wife and I want to go back.

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  8. ScottS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service combined with a really nice atmosphere.

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  9. Copper

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It would be nice to receive a complimentary dessert for one’s birthday celebration there. Nothing was offered.

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  10. BrianS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a little rushed. Overall a nice experience.

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  11. TonyW

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining without the cafeteria feel. The food was delicious, the service excellent and we were not seated elbow to elbow with another table. We could have a conversation without others listening in. Some restaurants pack as many people in as possible but Saluda’s gives you the fine dining menu and experience.

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  12. DeniseG

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    All was very good except the server. Albeit timely as far as coming to the table at first, serving drinks and food, did not check back for water fills until asked. But quite busy in the restaurant. Main thing is she just seemed grumpy, not interested even when she checked on us, did not offer the specials and when asked about them, not really much of a description. Really did not seem interested in what we ordered. Food was wonderful, servings were much more than expected especially of late. Will be back just hope she has a better day. Beautiful place.

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  13. ThomasH

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Saluda’s! The cheese plate had some really interesting offerings. The oysters were fresh. Overall, enjoyed everything we tried. Frank, our server, was awesome! Great place for a date night!

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  14. Britt

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW !! Everything was exquisite! Presentation, quality, overall experience was grand ! I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion!!

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  15. JonMayor

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food was outstanding. Server was very busy but the food was hot and prepared exactly right. I would rank it in my top 3 restaurants in Columbia.

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  16. richardw

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    our first time at Saluda's. We are trying to find a new favorite restaurant since Al's Upstairs closed. The kitchen lost our "ticket" so it took about 40 minutes for our entree's... no big deal but when the food came out, the pasta was a little undercooked and the mahi was a little overcooked. The collards though were exceptional and fried green tomato's were good. Overall, it was a pedestrian experience. The search goes on.

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  17. JuliannaB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I visited Saluda's for a Galentine's Day celebration. Both the service and the food were exceptional! I had the Lamb Osso Buco which was delicious. Get the Fried Green Tomatoes to start- you won't regret it!

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  18. JR12

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything delicious! I just have to remember the Filet is a bit more seasoned for my taste.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was phenomenal. We’ve been trying to get reservations here for a while and now understand why it is difficult. The service is amazing, from the service, the servers, the atmosphere, and the view. I give it a 10 out of 10, HIGHLY recommend.

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  20. JessWJr

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to dine. Staff extremely friendly and courteous. Food was prepared perfectly and timely. Would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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  21. ChuckM

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Saluda’s is normally one of our “go to” places. We were very disappointed this time. They, as well as open table, failed to let us know it was a fixed menu for Valentines. Service was mediocre at best. Food well below the normal Saluda’s. I ask for bread and was told they didn’t have it with the fixed menu. Sea Bass was over cooked, pasta was under cooked and tough. Ravioli appetizer was delicious! We will go back, but not on any special occasion.

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  22. Katie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentines day and it was a set menu. But it was fine bc everything was delicious and our waitress was awesome. So yummy. I wish the tables weren't as close but it's really fine.

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  23. ThomasH

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wishing I had known before making reservations that there was only a fixed price menu, which did not include wine or desert. A little steep price wise for my taste.

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  24. THOMASK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was a pretty salty over all last 3 months ago and this time.

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  25. Debbie

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating an early Valentines. I requested a quiet table. We were seated in a corner by the window with a great view of the water fountain. We shared a buratta and beet salad, delish!! I had pan seared halibut, he had the sea scallops. Both were creative meals and the fish was cooked perfectly. Lorraine was very professional, friendly but not rushing us at all. We'd highly recommend Saludas and we'll be coming back for another fine dinner. Thanks!!

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  26. Robbie

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My all time favorite place in Columbia! Always a treat and great wait staff and a really cool venue!

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  27. RachelC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. It was very busy but we didn’t have any issues.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Beautiful restaurant and view! Lobster Mac and cheese was exceptional

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  29. rwk05

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service was amazing!! definitely coming back

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in the private dining area hoping for a little quieter atmosphere and the table next to us was exceptionally loud. Not any fault of yours but rude on their part. I ordered the seafood trio which all was good except the crab cake. The crab was very fishy tasting and I couldn’t eat it. Our server said she could get me another one which I didn’t want. I figured all the crab you had was probably fishy. I just wanted the chef to know. Don’t know if she told the chef. Everyone else at the table had no complaints. Food and drinks were great for them.

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  31. Myperspective

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening! Great service, beautiful venue, delicious food with perfect portioning! I had the halibut and a fabulous salad. Server was well informed, gracious and gave us the perfect amount of attention. So grateful to have a first class restaurant in our neighbourhood!!!

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  32. CarrieH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for my birthday dinner. Saluda’s did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend.

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  33. JanM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saluda’s is our go to place for celebrations, rehearsal dinner, retirement dinner, birthdays, anniversaries and anytime we what to make special memories. The staff are always top notch and the food is always the best.

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  34. JohnB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had in a long time! Steaks were perfect, lobster mac&cheese was outstanding! Our server Eli (Elizabeth) was on point! Cocktails were as they should be. Better than Smoked, better than the Vault...and I love those places too.

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  35. hughw

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere. We were lucky enough to get the private room and the service was excellent. Will be coming back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s nothing better than an incredible first experience! We will most definitely dine here again, as well as let family and friends know about the incredible ambience and service and cuisine! 

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  37. NancyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my husband's birthday and decided to celebrate his 75th, we wanted to go somewhere nice. It was our first time to Saluda's. Dinner was excellent. My husband had the New York Strip and I ordered the Filet Mignon. We told the manager that we've been to some of the supposedly "better steak restaurants" in Columbia and these two steaks were better than what we received there. The accompanying side dishes were delicious. The entrance involved some steep steps, but the climb is definitely worth the walk up.

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  38. DannaR

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant is beautiful; service impeccable, and the food was very impressive. We’ll be back for sure. 10/10

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  39. JaniceR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saludas Restaurant is one the best kept secrets in Columbia! I really enjoyed it and will absolutely be returning. Frankie our waiter was excellent!

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  40. EdwardR

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was magnificent. Our server Cameron was super attentive. It was a Wednesday night and so it was pretty quiet. I particularly enjoyed the shrimp cocktail since the jumbo shrimp were exquisite. We shall return soon !

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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 3736 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 19 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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