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Saluda's, Columbia, SC

Saluda's

4.8
4.8
2937 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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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

  • Private party facilities

    Saluda's private dining room is the perfect place for any private function. Our room is soundproof, has its own door, and has independent temperature and music controls from the main dining room. We can host pharmaceutical programs, rehearsal dinners, private business meetings, and any other function. Customized dinner menus allow you to wine and dine your guests with style. Please contact our General Manager, Andrew Thompson, via email andrew@saludas.com for inquiries.

  • Private party contact

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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Menu

Please note substitutions may require a $4 charge. There is a $3 charge to split salads, $6 for entrees. Corkage Fee $25 per bottle, 1 bottle per table limit

Appetizers

  • Raw Oysters*

    Served with house cocktail sauce & lemon

    • Mkt
  • Cheese BoardUS$14.00

    Chef's selection of cheeses, seasonal jam, candied pecans, local honey, grilled bread

    • Fried Deviled EggsUS$12.00

      Beef tallow egg mousse, crispy ribeye, Aleppo pepper, roasted garlic puree, mustard greens

      • Grilled Pork BellyUS$12.00

        Cumin & brown sugar roasted pork belly, Sake marinated pineapple & jalapeno salsa, spicy ponzu glaze

        • Buffalo Fried OystersUS$13.00

          Fried Gulf oysters, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese crumbles, city roots micro celery, house bacon

          • Fried Green TomatoesUS$12.00

            Smoked cheddar and gouda pimento cheese, dijon honey mustard, fresh herb puree

            Soup & Salads

            • Watermelon-Jalapeno GazpachoUS$8.00

              Feta cheese, fresh herbs

              • Chickpea SaladUS$8.00

                Lemon EVOO & red wine vinegar tossed chickpeas, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes & shaved red onion

                • Wedge SaladUS$10.00

                  Iceberg lettuce, champagne-blue cheese dressing, house bacon, gorgonzola crumbles, smoked tomato chutney, green onion

                  • Pear & ArugulaUS$10.00

                    Freshly Grown Farms arugula, toasted pistachio, golden raisins, crumbled goat cheese, pear, honeychampagne vinaigrette

                    • House SaladUS$9.00

                      FGF mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, toasted almonds, pickled okra, feta cheese, blood orange & mint vinaigrette

                      Specials

                      • Grilled Peach & Burrata CapreseUS$14.00

                        Grilled SC peaches, local heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, burrata, balsamic

                        • Grilled SwordfishUS$34.00

                          • Grilled Atlantic SalmonUS$30.00

                            Heirloom tomato jasmine rice, sauteed broccolini, roasted red pepper coulis

                            • Pasta du JourUS$30.00

                              Fettuccine hand-rolled daily, blackened shrimp & beef tenderloin, red onion, grape tomato, bell pepper & poblano, arugula, lemon-herb EVOO

                              • Grilled RibeyeUS$46.00

                                14oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, demi-glace, poblano & shitake beef tallow gravy

                                Entrees

                                • Shrimp & GritsUS$24.00

                                  Sautéed shrimp, roasted peppers, house smoked bacon, pork sausage, smoked white cheddar, bourbon cream, Adluh grits, fried green tomato

                                  • Seared Sea ScallopsUS$35.00

                                    House bacon, tomato & summer squash succotash, smoked corn puree, sriracha-maple glaze

                                    • Grilled Pork ChopUS$30.00

                                      Sangria brined pork chop, bacon & jalapeno loaded creamed corn, sauteed broccolini, chipotle BBQ sauce, basil pickled "pepperonata"

                                      • Filet MignonUS$38.00

                                        Certified Angus Beef 6oz. filet mignon, Asiago & shallot mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, red wine demi-glace

                                        • 10oz FiletUS$49.00
                                      • Zoodle PastaUS$22.00

                                        Yellow squash & zucchini "noodles", grape tomato, red onion, bell pepper & poblano, arugula, basil pesto

                                        For the Table

                                        • Bacon Gouda Mac & CheeseUS$11.00

                                          • Crispy Balsamic BrusselsUS$11.00

                                            • Grilled AsparagusUS$10.00

                                              • Asiago & Shallot Mashed PotatoesUS$10.00

                                                • Jalapeno & Bacon Loaded Creamed CornUS$11.00

                                                  Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                                  What 2,937 people are saying

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

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. RF

                                                    RandolphF

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delectable food, superior service, with an intimate vibe.

                                                  2. TL

                                                    TaLaC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Anna was a great waitress! Service was great! We had a very nice time!

                                                  3. TT

                                                    TashaT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always great food and service. The bartender, Brandon, is outstanding.

                                                  4. R

                                                    Rick

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic food and service. Certainly one of the best restaurants in Columbia

                                                  5. B

                                                    Beth

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                    This used to be our favorite restaurant in Columbia, but when we went to dinner this last time only ONE guest at our table of four was able to sample wine before we ordered. These were $14-16 glasses of wine and we spent over $300 - and they couldn't give us a small tasting. It was so stingy and rude, and the manager never even came over to explain or apologize (but then was schmoozing another table 30 minutes later and *tasting wine* with them). It left a really bad taste in our mouths and I don't know if we'll continue to go back as often as we used to. Way to save a dollar and then lose customers who have spent thousands...

                                                  6. JC

                                                    JimC

                                                    Charleston

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Third year in a row for my wife’s birthday celebration. We really enjoy Saludas and will continue to return.

                                                  7. LL

                                                    LowellL

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great table outside on the patio around the Palmetto tree tops. Great view of Columbia / 5 Points and awesome food / service.

                                                  8. DG

                                                    DeborahG

                                                    Charleston

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    One of our favorite places to dine. It doesn’t disappoint.

                                                  9. F

                                                    Foodandfriends

                                                    Charleston

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                    Saluda's has definitely gone downhill. Every dish we had disappointed. Fried oysters were very tough; I don't think they were cleaned property. Calamari had what seemed like some sort of southwest seasoning--something you should mention since that's not typically what you'd expect nor want with calamari. Crab cake was descent but a lot of filler and not lump crab.

                                                  10. DB

                                                    DwayneB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Was a first for my wife and I. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and the service was great! I highly recommend to any couple wanting a nice, quiet night out.

                                                  11. BT

                                                    BillT

                                                    Charleston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Table was ready and waiting for our reservation, servers and everyone very professional and energetic and knowledgeable.

                                                  12. Y

                                                    Yaker

                                                    Charleston

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The restaurant was great as normal. The wait staff was super attentive. Food tasted amazing as always.

                                                  13. J

                                                    Jude

                                                    Charleston

                                                    72 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    72 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a pleasure at Saluda’s!

                                                  14. AW

                                                    AndreW

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our party of 4 was very impressed with Saluda's!!! We look forward to our next visit.

                                                  15. m

                                                    mbmyer

                                                    Charleston

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Saluda’s is always good and never disappoints. The drinks, food, and atmosphere were delightful, as always.

                                                  16. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Anchorage

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Attentive but not overbearing server, all of our meals were delicious, the ambiance was very nice and quiet…many restaurants are so loud you can barely hear what’s being said at the table, so this was the perfect place for our business dinner. It’s also a great place for a date or to celebrate a special occasion.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    St. Louis

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always good all around for Saluda’s one on my fav in columbia

                                                  18. RC

                                                    RonC

                                                    Charleston

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    A long-time standard in Columbia's Five Points, Saluda's has never failed to deliver a wonderful dining experience.

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Food was good and served professionally. Service was ok. Could have been more attentive since since very few were dinning when I was there.

                                                  20. KH

                                                    KendraH

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We sat outside on the cute little terrace. The staff was so friendly (Mallory and Andrew) and the food was outstanding. I’m not a huge pasta person but their pasta du jour definitely changed my mind. I cannot wait to come dine again.

                                                  21. JW

                                                    JessicaW

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food here is absolutely incredible! This was my 4th time dining with Saludas and I have yet to be disappointed. From he cocktails to the apps - entrees - and desserts - everything is an absolute *chefs kiss*. You've got a customer for life in me :)

                                                  22. L

                                                    Librarienne

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, pleasant wait staff, nice dining room. It's a good place for a special occasion meal.

                                                  23. PC

                                                    PCRinCola

                                                    Charleston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything was fantastic. Great view of five points area and fountain, great atmosphere, incredible meal and drinks. I’ll continue to recommend to everyone.

                                                  24. VA

                                                    VATrvlr

                                                    Charleston

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                    Overall a nice experience… however, for whatever reason, all of the food that came to the table was warm, but not hot. For example, the rib steak I ordered was not hot enough to melt the whipped garlic butter served on top of it. Again, the steak was not cold …. but it was not much more than warm, either. The sam held true for the fried oyster appetizer. The oysters were just warm, not hot (as if they had just come out of the deep fryer. The Server was great… helpful and attentive, without being a pest… and he knew the menu. Still one of the finest restaurants in Columbia.

                                                  25. FR

                                                    FrankR

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a wonderful time. Everything was fabulous from the setting to the food. Thanks to everyone on the staff for making it a special evening.

                                                  26. SW

                                                    SymoneW

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was great. The ambiance was so nice and peaceful.

                                                  27. LB

                                                    LB71

                                                    Western NC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Experience was wonderful....from.the food to the team at Saludas everything was great

                                                  28. KV

                                                    KatieV

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Food was generally good , with relatively small portions . Service was good & wine prices very fair. The ambiance is very nice .

                                                  29. G

                                                    Greyson

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very nice outdoor dining on the patio. Great service from waitstaff and great drinks.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Indiana

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding! Great Mother’s Day experience…the food and service were amazing!

                                                  31. M

                                                    Momiam

                                                    Charleston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Made last minute reservation - only outdoor seating available. We had to wait awhile to be seated. No room at bar. We moved inside before main course as it was too windy and chilly outside. Main course took a long time to come but food was very good.

                                                  32. j

                                                    johnl

                                                    Charleston

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Birthday celebration and Mother’s Day

                                                  33. M

                                                    Morgan

                                                    Charleston

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Meal was. Great. Loved the porch Difficulty going up the steps on arrival. Back steps much easier

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent experience. So glad to find this place to celebrate our daughter’s graduation.

                                                  35. d

                                                    downtownkatie

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                    Daughters college graduation. Food very good was placed near kitchen. Would have liked a better seating area. But we still enjoyed ourselves. And we spent a good bit of money for dinner for 7. And we were going to be charged a $35 cake cutting fee for bringing in our own cake. Given that our bill was in the $700 range I would think they would have never even said that to us. And took care of it.

                                                  36. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful view of Five Points while we ate dinner on the balcony. Entrees and drinks were excellent! Atmosphere was unparalleled. Highly recommend. Definitely a favorite!

                                                  37. DL

                                                    DontLeaveTokyoWithoutIt

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    119 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    119 reviews

                                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Sat outside on the patio and the weather, service and food was excellent. I’ve previously been there for special holidays with a prepared menu which was average but being able to order from the main menu was excellent. Our dinner would have easily been at least $300 in a larger city but was equally as good for $200.

                                                  38. MK

                                                    MikeK

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Main dining area is nice, but very loud. Service was good, entrees were good, sides and appetizers were excellent. This was our first visit and we’ll definitely be back.

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a very enjoyable celebration dinner …great food and service - friendly, professional, and a nice atmosphere

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Charleston

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We celebrated my daughter’s college graduation on the outdoor terrace. The food, service, and ambiance was superb! Saluda’s is a gem.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                  Booked 42 times today
                                                  Google Map for Saluda's

                                                  751 Saluda Avenue Columbia, SC 29205

                                                  Dining areas

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross Street

                                                    Greene street

                                                  • Area

                                                    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

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (803) 799-9500

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    Saluda's private dining room is the perfect place for any private function. Our room is soundproof, has its own door, and has independent temperature and music controls from the main dining room. We can host pharmaceutical programs, rehearsal dinners, private business meetings, and any other function. Customized dinner menus allow you to wine and dine your guests with style. Please contact our General Manager, Andrew Thompson, via email andrew@saludas.com for inquiries.

                                                  • Private party contact

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

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